I am someone with an at-risk background and believe that education is what made the difference in my life. My belief in the idea that it is the brain’s function to learn (it does it automatically), is what drives how I approach teaching. I have been tutoring since 2008, awarded Master Teacher designation in Idaho 2020, have three children who have their Masters and/or PhD. One son has a masters and PhD from Stanford for Material Science Engineering, another son has a masters from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and is working on another masters at Harvard while serving as a Captain in the Air Force. My daughter is working on a second masters in Speech Language Pathology.

I have worked with students who are 11 up to adults, but I mostly have worked with high school students who are working on dual-credit courses or students who are struggling in math.

I believe brains learn, it is that simple. If I do my job explaining material really well with visuals, I find that most students readily learn math concepts. I like to link math to another concept with which students can connect. I draw visual representations of what is happening and I use math language (explain when necessary) to ensure students are familiar with math vocabulary that may show up on exams.

One of my students who is in the ELL program at our high school, enlisted in the Army. He didn’t score very well on the ASVAB so he came in for tutoring and one week later his score jumped nearly 40 points.

While teaching at Temple Grandin, there were some students who were 3-4 grade levels behind in math. When I assessed their skills and their anxiety triggers, I came up with and executed a plan which proved to be successful! In spring of that year, the school psychologist performed testing on the students and these specific students caught up to grade level in that year.

I like crossword puzzles and sudoku, love the Oregon Coast with the crashing waves and other coastal sites, but mostly, I really like to learn about learning.

**Math Subjects: **

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Algebra I

Algebra II

Trignonmetry

Pre-Calculus

Calculus

College Algebra

College Trigonometry

College Calculus I

Tutoring subjects:

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Algebra I

Algebra II

Trignonmetry

Pre-Calculus

Calculus

College Algebra

College Trigonometry

College Calculus I