I am a certified elementary math teacher and I tutor students in grades 1-8. I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in education leadership. My students have received high scores in various math placement tests and assessments, and the entrance exams for middle school.
As an educator, I think that the best ingredients to bring with me when I am with my students are love and acceptance. Kids feel safe to put in effort, learn, and try hard. It is absolutely fine to make mistakes along the way. We discuss any misconceptions and they move forward in their learning path. Since I have been teaching math for more than a decade, I am able to anticipate common misconceptions and guide my students in building a strong foundation in math.
As of March 2022, I have been tutoring one student constantly since she was in 3rd grade. We started by building a strong foundation in number sense and did a lot of mental math problems together. I tutored her intensively in 5th grade when she was preparing to take the SSAT test to enter middle school. She had an amazing improvement in her placement score. She is happy at the moment in the middle school of her choice, in 8th grade. We are still meeting a couple of times per month to help her review various concepts, especially as she prepares for tests and quizzes.
I love playing tennis, running, reading books, do a lot of brain teasers, and go for walks with my 2 dogs.