Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated teacher with eight years of teaching experience in private and international schools. Has a unique ability to explain complicated mathematical and scientific concepts in an easy and understandable manner. Prides herself in her organizational skills and ability to create a comfortable, creative learning environment.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Gettysburg College - Bachelors, Chemistry, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: Villanova University - Masters, Education
Field Hockey, Weight Lifting
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I am a former Montessori teacher, yet still carry with me the values of this type of education. Learning is all about being hands on and making the content applicable to the student.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Assess their current knowledge, and build off of their strengths, but at the same time evaluating their weaknesses.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Becoming independent is all about feeling confident. For students who feel they are not good at a subject, or never have been good, it is all about showing them there are methods to learning that can make them successful.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Staying motivated is about developing that love of learning. I do this by being excited about my subjects. If you are excited about it and make it seem like a fun activity, then the students will get more out of each session and enjoy the subject more.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would approach the concept using a few different methods. My approaches vary depending on the type of learning style that best suits the student.