I am a graduate of the Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and the University of Michigan. I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Political Science as well as my Juris Doctorate. Since graduation, I have been a practicing attorney in Columbus as well as a community volunteer and part time tutor. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about Math; including Algebra, Trigonometry, and Geometry. In my experience helping students excel in Math, I bring an enthusiastic approach multiple teaching methods to ensure the student is engaged in the material. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, motorcycle rides, and anything else that lets me enjoy the outdoors.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Bachelors, Political Science, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Ohio State University-Main Campus - Masters, Law
ACT Composite: 31
ACT English: 33
ACT Math: 30
ACT Reading: 34
Reading, spending time with my dogs, riding my motorcycle, volunteer work, watching movies/theater, backpacking/hiking.
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe the best way to reach students is a personalized approach emphasizing the student's strengths, and using that to focus on the areas with the most opportunity for growth.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Aside from discussing logistics of where and when to conduct the sessions, I generally use some time in the first session to get to know the student's current study habits and methods. In order to get a better idea of which teaching methods will be the most effective, I also have the students work sample problems out loud with me. We would then discuss their goals and the expectations of our future sessions.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help students become independent learners by providing a student with the knowledge and tools for study methods and techniques that are applicable to all subjects.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By reminding a student of their personal goals and their progress thus far, I try to keep students constantly motivated. I also try to revisit areas that the student is strong in to build confidence to tackle areas with the greatest opportunity of improvement.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
The first focus should be on the reason for the difficulty or concept. Often, this requires a discussion with the student or to re-visit foundation concepts. Once the problem is isolated, we would try different teaching methods in order to overcome the problem; i.e. further explanation or additional sample problems.