I am a recent graduate of Michigan State University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics along with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. Throughout my work as a tutor I have enjoyed helping students and peers one on one. I always love a good aha! moment where I can really tell that the subject matter is clicking. I take personal pride in watching my students learn. Most of my experience is in tutoring for high school and college level math and music. I also have experience assisting with high school Spanish. When I teach I try to help students fully understand the concepts and logic behind subjects. This way they not only can apply them on a test but they learn useful skills and ways to think and learn. I love learning as well as teaching and look to gain much experience from working with you. In my free time I listen to and play music, shoot hoops, practice yoga, and enjoy time outside hiking and such.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Michigan State University - Bachelors, Mathematics and Jazz Studies
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 28
ACT Math: 32
ACT Reading: 32
ACT Science: 27
Playing and writing music, Hiking, Traveling, Cooking.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would break it down.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I want to make the student responsible for their learning. I can only show a student what to do; they must learn it.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know who they are, what their strengths are, and try to evaluate how I can help them with the areas in which they are struggling.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By sharing my learning process with the student and helping them develop their own.