I am a licensed Middle School Math and Science teacher in Ohio and NJ. That means I have a teaching license for grades 4 through 9 math and grades 4 through 9 science. I am, however, qualified to teach and tutor many other subjects. I have tutored learners ages 5 through 25 in reading, writing, history, Spanish, math, vocabulary, and study skills / organization. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the world of learning!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Stony Brook University - Bachelors, Spanish Language and Literature
Traveling, Camping, Hiking, Swimming, Playing Sports, Listening to Music, Playing Piano and Guitar, Horseback Riding, Reading, Writing, Photography
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe everyone can learn anything. It's just a matter of having the correct tools to guide you on your educational adventure.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
It is always great to talk about hobbies and interests to get to know one another before tackling the subject matter. Connection to why learning is important is the first step in mastering content.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
My goal is always to make sure the students leave the tutoring session with strategies to learn on their own. Learning independently takes commitment and hard work, which is a lot easier than they seem given the right guidance.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Goals. Goals are always a great way to stay focused on the material and the student's motivation.