In 2012 I graduated from University of Oregon with a major in finance and a minor in economics. While in college I was a business tutor in the Integrated Communications Program in which I helped upper division business students with formal writing and public speaking. I also spent my sophomore year as the Vice President of Finance of my sorority. I am currently attending Concordia University to obtain my Masters of Arts in Teaching; when I graduate I will be licensed to teach middle and high school mathematics.
As my background suggests, I love math! In high school I created my own tutoring business in which I tutored all levels of math ranging from elementary math, trigonometry, statistics, and algebra to test prep. When I was in college, I continued my passion and tutored freshman level mathematics and accounting. During my first year in Portland I was part of a tutoring company in which I tutored several students. Needless to say, math is my passion. As a student who has taken loads of math classes, I have watched my friends struggle through not only the subject but the teaching methods. My experiences as a tutor have allowed me to branch out and use a variety of teaching techniques in order to fit each student's needs. It enabled me to create fun ideas on how to teach math in hopes that my students will not only understand but like the subject.
I am a firm believer at creating a trusting relationship with my students. I work with students to create a safe and trusting environments, ones in which students are not afraid to ask questions and raise challenges. I believe that building confidence and self esteem is large factor in the success rates of students. As a tutor, it is my belief that my job is not only to teach the subject matter but to create confident, successful students.
Of course I like other activities besides studying math. I ran cross country for two years in high school and have played softball for 15 years. I love photography--landscapes are my specialty. Along with spending time with my family, friends, and dogs I love to scrapbook to capture all the memories.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Oregon - Bachelor of Science, Finance
Graduate Degree: Concordia University-Portland - Masters, Education
Photography, softball, tennis, scrapbooking, water skiing, fishing, reading, graphic design