I'm a middle school math teacher, certified to teach k-12 math and science, with a passion for teaching and mathematics. For the past 5 years I've had an awesome time honing my skills as an educator, but I have been tutoring since I was in high school. Working with students of all ages gives me an opportunity to not only help them grow academically, but it's also an opportunity that challenges me to adapt my instruction.
Outside of the classroom, I coach middle school girls' soccer and run the Mathcounts competition team at my school. I like to play on adult rec teams for kickball and soccer, and from time to time I enjoy going to play trivia. Aside from that, I'm a book worm through and through, reading anything from historical fiction to science fiction and fantasy. My current reads rotate between the Game of Thrones series and The Magicians Trilogy.
I've stepped foot on three different continents, can communicate in three other languages (Spanish, French, and Russian), and have three annoying but lovable pets - Tess (dog), Felix (cat) and Chloe (cat). What can I say, 3 is my favorite number.
With numbers on the brain, I want to express that teaching math is my very favorite part of the day. In many ways the subject can be considered another language because it is one of very few true subjects that can be understood by all human beings, at any level, in any place. From the basics of numbers and operations to the complexities of differential equations, math never changes, and ideas linked to the symbols and numbers hold us together as a rational and logical species.
I look forward to getting to know all my future students, and I wish the greatest of success to you all!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Queens University of Charlotte - Bachelor in Arts, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: Gardner-Webb University - Current Grad Student, Curriculum and Instruction
crossword puzzles, reading, sports (soccer), running, science fiction/fantasy, horror/thriller, live performances, trivia, brain games
ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
COMPASS Mathematics Prep
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
HSPT Math Prep
IB Further Mathematics
IB Mathematical Studies
ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Lower Level Quantitative Reasoning
ISEE-Middle Level Mathematics Achievement
Middle School Science
OAT Quantitative Reasoning
PCAT Quantitative Ability