I am a certified teacher with over a decade of experience in the classroom teaching middle school math and science. I have a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and I tutor grades 5-College.
I take a hands-on approach to learning and regularly include visual cues, play, inquiry, and real world applications when working with students. I am patient, encouraging, and allow students to show me their thinking and learn from mistakes. I believe building a strong and trusting relationship with my students creates a space for them to feel confidence and attain success through academic rigor and practice.
One of my most recent success stories happened after I moved to a different state. A student I had been meeting in person with for 3 years didn't think she could benefit from remote tutoring. Last semester, while meeting with a new tutor, she failed her Integrated Math 2A class and had to repeat it in order to move on to 2B. Her mom called me as a last resort with less than 4 weeks to go before completing the class for the second time. When we started, she was barely holding on to a C. After 2 weeks, meeting twice a week, she called me to say she scored 95% on part 1 and 100% on part 2 on her test! With 2 more weeks until the end of the semester final, we followed the same routine as we studied together and I am happy to say she scored 96% on her final and received a B+ in the class. Although this was wonderful to hear, the sweet text message from my student letting me know how grateful she was and how much I had helped is the reason I continue to tutor!
I love all things related to water and regularly swim, kayak and paddle board. I am an avid walker and log an average of 20 miles a week. I've driven across the US multiple times and love camping and being a tourist. I love music, and movies and attend lots of concerts.