I graduated from Bard College at Simon's Rock at age 19 with a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Science Foundations. After graduating, I applied to and was accepted into the New York City Teaching Fellows. As part of that program, I earned a Masters in Education, focusing on adolescent mathematics education and students with disabilities.
Most of my experience tutoring comes as a Math and Special Education teacher. I regularly work with students after school on Math homework, ranging from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus. I enjoy tutoring because it is much easier to get to know a student, and for a student to get to know me, one-one-one as opposed to in a large class. As a tutor, I always try to find a student's strengths and use that as a starting point to build on. I know many students dislike or are even fearful of Math, but it has always been my favorite subject as a student and as a teacher. I want to make Math as exciting and relevant to every student as it has always been for me.
In my free time, I like to read, cook, and kayak. I grew up near the water in Maryland, so kayaking was easy to do. I do not get the chance as frequently in NYC, but I have been out on both rivers!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Bard College at Simon's Rock - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy, Science Foundations
Graduate Degree: St. Johns University - Master of Science, Education
State Certified Teacher
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1470
SAT Math: 740
GRE Quantitative: 165
GRE Verbal: 167
Reading, watching TV, cooking