I received my Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. I tutor 1st 8th grade math, as well as Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry. My favorite subject to tutor is algebra because it requires one to think logically and analytically, which are essential skills every student (and every person) needs and should practice often.
From my past experience as a private tutor, I have found that students who struggle with math often do not receive a sufficient amount of time to process, understand, and practice what they learned class. Without a firm grasp on the content, students will quickly fall behind, as math builds upon itself. Understandably, then, mathematics can seem daunting; however, math is really just a shorthand language we use to describe everyday thingsone just needs to take time and care to comprehend it. As a tutor, I give students the guidance and confidence they need in their own abilities to succeed. Since education ultimately exists to liberate people from ignorance, illuminating the "why" and the "how" behind things is very important to me. Making sure that students understand the content and can apply it outside of my help is my goal, as opposed to offering memorization tricks or shortcuts simply for the sake of completion, which benefit no one in the long run.
When I'm not tutoring, you'll likely find me spending time with my husband and children. I also enjoy a wide range of outdoor and energetic activities, including playing recreational sports and visiting parks.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of St Thomas - Bachelor in Arts, Applied Mathematics
Spending time with family and friends, traveling and sightseeing, visiting nature, historical, and theme parks; playing board and card games, reading, singing and dancing, tubing, playing leisure sports, and baking