I am a licensed high school math teacher with 9 years of classroom experience teaching average- and lower-achieving students (the ones who struggle and even dislike math) how to succeed at Algebra and Geometry.
I have a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Michigan State University, and I wrote my dissertation about the math-learning experiences of high school students who were unsuccessful in math as middle-schoolers; the goal of my study was to understand what would make these students' math-learning experiences successful. My goal, when teaching and tutoring, is the same.
I take great satisfaction in helping make seemingly complex concepts easy for students to grasp. I want my students to truly *understand* what they're doing, rather than just going through the motions. I enjoy working one-on-one with students and helping them realize that they *can* succeed at math!
My teaching philosophy in a nutshell: Math is not a spectator sport; the only way to learn math is to do math.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Kansas - Bachelor in Arts, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: Michigan State University - Doctor of Philosophy, Education Policy Analysis
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Algebra 2 Class