I enjoy teaching and helping students learn. It is always rewarding to see someone who may have been frustrated or had trouble with a certain topic begin to really understand and succeed in that area. I believe that continuing education and learning can only better a person.
I took AP calculus BC in high school and went on to earn my Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in mathematics and psychology at Evangel University in Springfield, MO. I then completed my Master of Science degree in statistics at The University of Akron. I grew up tutoring and helping friends and family with math. While in graduate school I tutored undergraduate students in statistics and taught statistics labs. In the fall of 2016 I taught an undergraduate statistics course at The University of Akron and had 70 students.
While I have the most experience tutoring and teaching statistics, I am comfortable teaching almost any topic in math. I am also comfortable teaching any age group. I like to use various examples, hands-on activities, and as many visuals as possible, rather than just reading off formulas or having students memorize definitions. I've found that it is also helpful to give students scenarios and examples that incorporate topics or hobbies they enjoy. In my experience, and despite what some people may initially believe, it is usually very easy to help students visualize math concepts or provide memorable activities that can make the topics seem less overwhelming and/or confusing.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I play piano, I love animals, and I enjoy most sports.
Undergraduate Degree: Evangel University - Bachelors, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: University of Akron Main Campus - Masters, Statistics
Math, statistics, playing piano, running, basketball