I am a retired educator with nearly four decades of experience working with high school students. I was a math teacher for 18 years (concentration in AP Calculus AB and BC) before transitioning to administration (Asst, Principal, Principal, etc.). I am trained as a reader, as well as scorer, for both the AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC exams. I am also a U.S. Army veteran, having served with the 313th Military Intelligence Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division prior to enrolling in college.

I am a patient tutor who works to meet students where they are in their current mathematical understanding and thinking process. My methodology is to teach students new ways to think, to apply previous knowledge, and to build upon it with the new. Through questioning and discussion on the whys and hows of the topic at hand, we work together to grow the students' abilities to think logically, to diagnose a problem, and to craft a solution. In this way, together, we develop in them strong habits of mind, a deep understanding of mathematics, muscle-memory skills, and a self-confidence in their problem-solving abilities.

Last year I picked up a new student in AP Calculus BC midway through her first semester. At that time her overall average was 32%. Her mom wanted her to drop the class, but she insisted that that was not an option. We met twice weekly and by winter break her course average had risen to nearly 70% after earning an 85% on her mid-year exam. At the start of second semester, we transitioned to once weekly meetings as she was feeling more self-reliant. She was much more of a leader in our discussions and by the time the AP test rolled around in early May, her second semester average was a 95%. I heard from her over the summer that she was thrilled to have earned a 5 on the AP Calculus BC Exam.

My hobbies and interest include playing video games on the PS5 (Madden, Golf, Adventure), teaching myself to play the piano, singing, and rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles. Go Birds!

**Math:**

Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, College Calculus I, College Calculus II

Tutoring subjects:

Calculus

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

College Calculus I

College Calculus II