I graduated from Manchester University in 1993 earning a degree in mathematics and education. I earned my masters from University of New England in Educational Leadership.
I have taught in both traditional and non-traditional school settings. I have taught everything from sixth grade math through Calculus. I have tutored students from kindergarten through college.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time outside, cooking, crocheting, and working out at the gym.
Undergraduate Degree: Manchester University - Bachelors, Mathematics and Education
Graduate Degree: University of New England - Masters, Educational Leadership
outdoors, cooking, work out at the gym, crocheting
ACCUPLACER College-Level Math
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
What is your teaching philosophy?
As a teacher, I believe that as things change so must I by being conscious of my students.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
1) Introductions 2) The student stating what he/she feels are his/her strengths and weaknesses 3) Discuss what goal or goals he/she wants to accomplish 4) Begin working on his/her weaknesses to accomplish goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Bring the student's interests into the lessons. Inspire the student to spend some of his/her free time to explore those interests by finding ways in which mathematics are a part of those interests.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Applying his/her learning style to get a better grasp of the skill or concept.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Incorporate the student's personal interests and learning style.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Remain patient, talk with a soft tone, provide encouragement and recognition.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Incorporate student’s interests and learning style that are connected to the subject.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
1) Have the student explain the process/algorithm 2) Assessments.