Over my years pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY and a B.S. in Business Administration at Merrimack College, teaching has become a natural expression of who I am. While pursuing my Ph.D., I taught business statistics for two years at Plymouth State University, taught public policy at the University at Albany, SUNY, and was the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at Merrimack College. During this time as a professor and coach, I received a number of accolades, including exceptional teaching evaluations and two NE-10 Coach of the Year awards. While pursuing my B.S., I worked for the Math Center at Merrimack College tutoring other students in various subject areas, including Discrete Mathematics, Finite Mathematics, Business Mathematics, Business Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Linear Algebra, Basic Statistics, Probability and Statistics I, Probability and Statistics II, and Multivariate Analysis. During my three years working at the Math Center, I attended a number of tutor trainings for CRLA certification and skill development. After becoming a level three CRLA certified tutor, I was given the responsibility to teach my colleagues skills and techniques for effective tutoring.
Throughout my experience as a tutor, teacher, and coach, what has made this work rewarding is having the opportunity to watch students accomplish their goals and gain confidence in their own abilities. To help achieve these mutual rewards, my teaching style enhances engagement and learning by: 1) empowering students to become more independent learners; 2) adapting to students’ learning-styles, and 3) creating a positive and supportive learning environment. While I am a life-long learner who loves to teach a number of subject areas, my favorite area to tutor is in mathematics. Outside of teaching, tutoring, and coaching, my favorite activities include soccer, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and various other types of water sports.
Merrimack College - Bachelors, Business Administration
University at Albany, SUNY - PhD, Public Administration