I was born in New York City but moved to California to attend Pomona College. I majored in English and minored in Physics. After graduation I moved to South Korea for a year and taught English to young Korean students. I wanted to explore another culture and see if I enjoyed teaching. I loved working with students so much that when I returned to New York I became a math teacher. I taught 6th and 8th grade math for three years in New York City and recently moved to Los Angeles.
I love working one-on-one with students. Tutoring is so much fun because I get to ask students questions that push their thinking and then jump in with explanations when needed. I love showing my students how much they can achieve. (Humans are capable of so much!)
I am well-versed in the Common Core math standards and have numerous strategies to share with students. I'm also an avid reader and enjoy helping students brainstorm, write, and edit essays.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Pomona College - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: St. Johns - Master of Science, Adolescent Education
Biking, reading about education, learning, reading, studying spanish, playing chess
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that students learn best when they are confident in their ability to learn and challenged at an appropriate level. I'm a firm believer in the growth mindset, and I work hard to show my students how much they can achieve by asking questions to push their thinking, jumping in with clear explanations when needed. Learning math is about learning specific skills and concepts as well as developing more general problem solving strategies and reasoning skills. I like to infuse my teaching with lots of praise, and I love showing students how much fun math can be!