I graduated with a Masters of Education from Keene State College. Before immigrating to the USA from South Africa I graduated from Natal University (BSc) and University of Cape Town (HDE). I hold a New Hampshire science teacher certification and have been a public school teacher and tutor for many years. Science and math are my specialty areas but I am particularly passionate about chemistry. Many students find chemistry difficult but after guidance to approach problems and learning how chemistry really works my students master the subject and feel a real sense of achievement. Tutoring sessions must incorporate different learning styles and a variety of teaching strategies to meet students' unique needs, as well as make the content relevant to their lives. It is my desire to create an atmosphere where students can meet their full potential, become independent learners and can share their ideas and take risks. I believe that the teacher's role is to act as a guide giving students access to practice skills, and have choices to let their curiosity direct their learning. The students should be active learners and I will guide them to learn how to problem solve, use their creativity and apply concepts at high-order thinking levels. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, gardening and creative crafts.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Kwa Zulu Natal - Bachelor of Science, Genetics
Graduate Degree: Keene State College - Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, gardening and creative crafts.