I currently hold a BS of Psychology from Elmira College and am halfway through my Masters program in Secondary Education at University of Phoenix. I currently work as a paraprofessional at a school for behavioral, social, and emotionally troubled high school students. It is a lot of work, but rewarding nonetheless. I teach one of the students Geometry, since he works ahead of his class and has no one else to teach him, and he currently maintains an A in the class. I have tutored some of my friends in College Algebra and Statistics.
Math has always been one of my passions in school and one I will enjoy teaching and tutoring. Ever since I was a sophomore in high school, I knew that I wanted to become a high school math teacher, thanks to the amazing teacher who taught me Geometry. I believe that every student can learn if they put the effort into it, and I look forward to helping them achieve this learning. There are always tricks in math that can help you remember certain things and sometimes teachers do not even think about this themselves. Math is a subject that builds on itself, so it is important to teach students how they are building on prior knowledge. "Yes, this is a new formula we will be using, but you already know how to get to this point because of what was done in the last chapter." It makes it easier to know that you already know how to do most of the work and that it is just one more little thing you have to do to come to the desired answer.
Outside of education, my hobbies include baseball, and my favorite team is the Yankees. I enjoy watching television, movies, playing video games as well as board games. I enjoy all sorts from Pictionary and Monopoly to Settlers of Catan and Betrayal at House on the Hill. I also enjoy reading, hiking, grilling, cooking, and running (I used to run track).
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Elmira College - Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Jersey City Campus - Master of Science, Secondary Education
Baseball (Yankees), watching television, movies, playing video games as well as board games, reading, hiking, grilling, cooking, and running.