I was a certified teacher for over 30 years. I taught math and coached skiing in the high school that I graduated from in 1974. I have a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Portland State University and tutor grades 7-College.
I believe everyone is a math person and can learn at a high level. It helps to have a growth mindset and be willing to learn from mistakes. While everyone can learn at a high level, everyone learns at their own pace. I have the patience to let you think and respond carefully. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to coach you to some improvement in every session.
A couple of years ago I had a student who was on the autism spectrum and when I first met her was very withdrawn in our meetings. She was a junior in high school trying to complete her online math course so that she would only have one more math credit to do her senior year. With gentleness and patience I was able to help her open up and share her thinking. That made it possible for her to understand concepts better. By the end of the school year she had completed her course and more importantly, become more proactive about setting her own appointments.
I love to exercise. My favorite way to do that is to ride a bicycle outside. I also love cross country skiing and hiking. Even though my kids are now teens, I haven't been able to let go of reading to them aloud. To find titles they might like I read a lot of young adult fiction. My favorite of books I've read to them is Girl in the Blue Coat. In the fall I love to watch college football and root for the Oregon Ducks. Since one of my kids loves to perform on stage, I've learned a lot about musical theater. My favorite is, of course, Hamilton and my favorite song from it is Satisfied. And everyone likes TV and movies, right? Our family has enjoyed the Marvel movies and Stranger Things. My favorite recent movie is called The Half of It.