I love to help students see math as a serious of puzzles or patterns that lead them to that 'AHA!' moment when they truly understand what is going on! I have been a math teacher for the past five years, teaching courses such as Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability, Algebra 2, Algebra 3, Introduction to College Algebra, and College Algebra. I was also a Teacher's Assistant for Calculus in College. I graduated summa cum laude from Saint John's University with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Secondary Education. While teaching, I also attended Southwest Minnesota State University, obtaining a Masters of Science in Education, Learning, and Leadership along with an additional 18-credit emphasis in Mathematics. My favorite subject to tutor is Statistics because it is so applicable to anyone's favorite interests. My tutoring philosophy is to connect new material to a student's prior learning. The beauty of math is that it builds on itself, so when you find what a student already knows, teaching them something new is just connecting that new topic to material they already feel confident about! I became a math teacher to help students become the best version of themselves and to find success in life! That is my goal as a tutor as well: to help you find success and to continue to become a better version of yourself!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University - Bachelor in Arts, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: Southwest Minnesota State University - Master of Science, Mathematics Teacher Education
ACT Reading: 30
ACT Science: 30
I love Football, Basketball, Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and various other games for fun. I also love being involved in my church, and I have a passion for lifting weights, playing cards, biking, along with watching Star Wars and Superhero Movies!