I am a certified math teacher with a Masters of Teaching from Western Oregon University. I also hold an undergraduate degree in Math with Computer Science emphasis from Adams State College. My passion for tutoring actually began over 25 years ago when my daughters were in school. Because of this my essential philosophy of teaching is that if you don't understand, my job is to present the topic to you in a new way. Before I went in to teaching I spent many hours tutoring topics such as: basic math proficiency, Algebra, Geometry and Calculus. I even helped a group of foreign students get through differential equations, but my greatest joy was the student who was so excited just to pass the proficiency test. Overcoming test anxiety is one of my specialties and this was the subject of the Action Research Project that was required for my masters degree. I see every challenge as an opportunity for potential breakthrough.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Adams State College - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science
Graduate Degree: Western Oregon University - Master of Arts Teaching, Education
I love hiking in nature, gardening, as well as playing and listening to music. I also enjoy poetry and journal writing which I practice every day. I am an avid meditator and Qi Gong practitioner as these activities help me stay healthy and balanced.