I have come a long way from that film student who had aspirations of becoming the next big writer/director, to the middle school math teacher I am now (and loving it).
Having taught for twenty years, I have found the one subject that seems to be especially pervasive across the others is math. Thus, I have been able to teach basic math, honors algebra, and higher level math concepts by interspersing history, music, drama, creative arts, sports, literature, and film. An appearance on Who Wants to be a Millionaire has helped fuel student interest in knowing how one subject area affects another. I think this helps dispel the notion that math is all dry numbers and theory.
My style in the classroom is very similar to my tutoring style. I listen, I observe, I plan accordingly. I have been able to work with students who previously had not a clue as to a specific concept and have had them walk away feeling confident about it, no longer fearing the subject when it has been brought up.
While I specialize in math, I can be of great help to anybody needing help with history, literature, language arts, sociology, theatre, and film.
When not imparting knowledge, I am busy outside, walking and playing with our dog, reading, writing, attending theatre, film, and most of all, playing general manager to my beloved New York Yankees.
I look forward to working with you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University - Bachelor of Science, Communications
Graduate Degree: Boston University - Master of Science, Broadcasting
Graduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - Master of Science, Education
State Certified Teacher
Film, theatre, the arts, history, current events, baseball, sports