I received my Bachelor's Degree from Drew University in Economics and Political Science. While at Drew, I was fortunate enough to study at the United Nations for one semester - an experience I'll never forget! After working for 1 year, I went back to school to earn my Master's Degree in Economics from SUNY Albany. However, my studies have never stopped. While working in the private sector, I earned the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation. I've also held securities licenses (FINRA 6, 7, 24, & 63) as well as the Life Insurance licenses. I also earned the Competent Communicator designation from Toastmasters International - an organization that helps people improve their speaking and leadership skills.
I have been teaching students in a variety of settings since 2001. Currently, I am the Associate Dean of General studies at a local college. However, I discovered my love of teaching while I was an adjunct teacher at Quincy College. While there, I taught Economics and Finance. I've also had the pleasure substitute teaching in both the Braintree and Quincy public school systems.
As you may be able to tell, I love teaching Economics! It's a subject that is always in the news and I love teaching the theory and relating it to the real world. Economics is tied closely with government - another subject that I like to discuss especially now given the Presidential election next year. I also enjoy finance as most of my career has been involved with finance and investments - especially retirement planning - a topic many people do not want to think about but is quite important in the long run!
While not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and cheering on the Boston sport teams. In the past I ran cross country in college and was captain of the team. I was also fortunate to complete the Boston Marathon - where I ran half of it (the other half I walked)!
Given the differing age groups that I have taught, I feel comfortable teaching anyone. I am very patient with students and take the time so that students understand the subject matter. To me, students come first and I will do whatever I can to help the student learn the material! I typically end a class with a joke - while I cannot promise that the jokes are good, I do hope to put a smile on people's faces!
Drew University - Bachelors, Economics & Political Science
SUNY at Albany - Masters, Economics