I am a graduate student (Mathematics) at Portland State University and a graduate of Whitman College (2010 - B.A., Psychology). I have been a tutor and teacher for over ten years, in which time I have worked with students of all ages and backgrounds. My main passion is teaching high school mathematics, especially algebra and calculus. I have worked as a full-time Math fellow, working with high school freshman to help them reach grade-level proficiency in algebra and geometry. I have also worked as a professional SAT/ACT tutor for the last four years.
My first love is Math tutoring. I get a thrill out of helping my students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of mathematical knowledge which will serve them for the rest of their lives. My tutoring style is energetic and playful, but also intense: I love to have fun with my students, but I'm serious about content and student-driven learning. I love to teach using pictures, stories and analogies. My favorite subjects to teach are Calculus, Algebra/Trigonometry and Spanish.
Outside of Math, my hobbies include board/card games (especially chess), music (I play piano and cello), hiking/birdwatching and video games. My favorite video games are Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Half Life 2 and Super Metroid.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Whitman College - Bachelors, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Portland State University - Masters, Mathematics
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1550
SAT Math: 730
SAT Verbal: 790
SAT Writing: 760
Chess, Reading, Hiking, Tennis, Math, Video games, Piano, Cello
High School English
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep