University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Education
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Juris Doctor
Arizona State University, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Philosophy, Political Science)
Simon's Rock of Bard College, Associate in Arts
I've taught both middle and high school mathematics in Orange County Public Schools, as well as tutored students in a school-sponsored after-school tutoring program. I've worked with students in Orange County Public Schools as both an AVID tutor and a Junior Achievement volunteer. I've tutored college students at UCF. I hold a professional educator's certificate in grades 6-12 mathematics.
I've worked with a variety of students at all ability levels and I've learned that, while motivation and practice are important, the key to successful learning is often finding the missing pieces in a student's understanding. Unlike in a group learning environment, in which "covering the material" is paramount, in tutoring we get to explore the individual student's understanding, spending more time on the material that needs additional explanation or practice and less time on the material that the student already understands. This lessens boredom, increases comfort with the subject, enhances understanding, and ultimately, leads to improved performance both on tests and when applying the material.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Education
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1460
SAT Verbal: 800
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