I am passionate about helping students because I know that with the right academic and socio-emotional support and explanation, everyone is capable of learning and succeeding. I know how difficult it can be to learn mathematics, and I know I have gained a lot of tools and ways of understanding the concepts that I can share with others. In mathematics as well as other classes, I know how important it is to have self-confidence and perseverance to solve difficult questions independently.
I've worked with students in middle school all the way up to college, which includes students age 18 all the way to 70. At the Metro Achievement Center in Chicago, I tutored middle school students for a year and high school students for two years to improve academic performance by setting semester-long and weekly academic goals, social-emotional learning goals, and improving study habits. Throughout the year, the students I tutored and I tracked progress and saw that students improved academic performance as a result of gaining social-emotional and academic tools. I have tutored and graded college students' work with the University of Illinois at Chicago for 3 and 1 year. Thus, I am familiar with the content and expectations of algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, and Calculus 1, 2, and 3. Overall, I have challenged students resulting in a deeper overall understanding of content, an increased understanding of expectations and how to meet them, and increased self-confidence regarding their ability to do mathematics.
I am completing my final semester at the University of Illinois at Chicago to earn a Bachelor's of Science in Teaching of Mathematics at the secondary level. I will receive my licensure to teach mathematics in high school during the summer. I am certified to tutor Math, Middle School Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1 and 2, English, and High School English.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Teacher Education
ACT English: 30
ACT Math: 31
SAT Math: 700
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family! I also really enjoy doing crafts and projects, so organizing spaces, painting, and reading books!