My passion has been math education since I was a freshman in high school. I have always loved math, and I enjoyed seeing the enthusiasm and excitement my math teacher showed during every class. I understand the struggle some people face when learning math and the negative consequences of not being able to do well in a math course can create. If I can help alleviate the frustration or self-doubt of a student, I have done my job.
I have experience working with a wide age range of students from various backgrounds. I have tutored elementary age students, middle school students, high school students, traditional college students, and non-traditional college students. Tutoring at the community college, I come across many individuals from various walks of life and it has allowed me the opportunity to learn more about other cultures and ideals that are different from my own.
I received my Bachelors degree and Masters degree in applied mathematics from North Carolina Central University. I currently attend North Carolina State University where I am working on my Ph.D. in mathematics education.
I currently tutor elementary mathematics, pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, geometry, statistics, and pre-Calculus. My favorite subjects to tutor are algebra I and algebra II. I thoroughly enjoyed these topics while in school and algebra is the foundation of high level mathematics. If I am able to help someone understand algebra or pre-algebra, they will be on the right path to academic success in upper levels of mathematics.
My teaching philosophy is that anyone can learn giving the right tools and support. Regardless of their race, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, or other factors, if an individual truly wants to learn, they can. It is my job as an instructor and tutor to make sure I provide each individual with the skills they need in order to be successful. My tutoring style varies from one student to the next. I realize all students have different learning styles, so I tailor my method to what works best for that particular student.
Outside of academia, I love watching Sci-Fi shows (Supernatural, Walking Dead, etc), and listening to music.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: North Carolina Central University - Bachelors, Applied Mathematics
Graduate Degree: North Carolina Central University - Masters, Applied Mathematics
Music, Science Fiction shows/movies, football
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that all students, regardless of age, gender, background, socioeconomic statics, or religion, are able to learn. It is my job as an instructor/tutor to present mathematical concepts in a way that anyone can understand.