I was born and raised in New York City, and attended a pre-engineering high school which sparked my passion for science. After graduating, I continued my education at SUNY Binghamton University where I majored in Economics. My enthusiasm and understanding of the materials got me recognized by the faculty. Before long, I was hand-selected and offered a position as their Macroeconomics Teaching Assistant. This was my first experience teaching others, and I've continue ever since. That was over six years ago and in that time I've expanded my experience to include one-on-one and classroom settings, as well as other subjects. I've learned many approaches to teaching and explaining concepts, always matching a student's learning style and level. I truly love seeing progress in my students, and I have been praised many times for my patience.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY at Binghamton - Bachelors, Economics
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Learning should never be boring. In fact, it should always be interesting and fun. That's why I break down advanced concepts into their simplest form using metaphors and visual aids. If you've ever asked: "why am I learning this, how does it fit?" I can answer that.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I first want to assess where they're at, and find out where they need/want to be. I'll also want to know any troubles or sticking points they’re having. From there, I can create a custom plan to fill their specific needs.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I always believe in teaching someone to fish on his or her own. My goal is to get you to the point where you don't need to see me anymore.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
For most people, we lose motivation when the task seems too large or difficult. If we feel we can't learn something or that we're too far behind, it will be difficult for us to even begin. I break everything down into small bit-sized chunks. We make steady progress, and you always feel like you're accomplishing something and learning.