Academically, my specialities are middle school math (grades 4-8), middle school science (grades 6-8), pre-algebra, algebra 1 and high school and college level biology and anatomy and physiology. I also really enjoy undergrad immunology and microbiology.
Instructionally, I have worked with learners from one, some, or all seven of the major learning styles. They have had a wide variety of capabilities, motivators, and challenges when learning. From that low, I have learned that all people can learn; I just need to find out how they learn.
Professionally, I am a certified special education teacher for students with severe and/or moderate disabilities and a middle school math and science teacher. However, I have taught and/or tutored people beyond school age and in all academic subjects (reading, writing, math, science, social studies, history). [*Disclaimer: When tutoring all subjects the curriculum is equivalent to an 8th grade and lower. This includes GED tutoring. In math and science, I can tutor beyond 8th grade.]
*** Special Skills. I know quite a bit about academic accommodations and modifications, as well as processes for acquiring necessary accommodations for standardized testing.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wesley College - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Lesley University - Masters in Education, Education of Individuals With Multiple Disabilities
GRE Quantitative: 141
GRE Verbal: 137
My hobbies are reading, dancing, swimming, watching sports, seeing live music performances, going to ballets, singing, sewing, writing, traveling, and handy work. My favorite sports are baseball, soccer, swimming, football, gymnastics, and tennis. Live music performances include, but are not limited to, marching band competitions, street performers, orchestras, operas, and traditional concerts. I love music and dance!
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Middle Level Mathematics Achievement
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization