Whether I'm teaching a class of first-graders or an adult student returning to college, I strive to make learning accessible, enjoyable and fun. I've led young students in math classes as dinosaur hunters, princesses and wizards, complete with costumes. For students at more advanced levels, I break down even the toughest subjects to ensure comprehension (although costumes are not required).

I have worked with a variety of subjects. These include elementary school mathematics, pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and finite mathematics.

I have experience with all age groups. I have taught kindergarteners and first-graders while in costume and college students working through their mathematics requirements.

I'm an energetic and engaged teacher. I've taught students with varying comprehension and confidence levels, from eager kindergartners to college students struggling to get through their required classes. No matter where they're starting, I work with students to identify areas that need to be mastered while building confidence along the way. I've worked with children with learning disabilities, autistic children, advanced and gifted children, college students, adult learners and more. For me, the most rewarding part of being a tutor is experiencing the moment when a concept “clicks” for a student.

My favorite success story involves an adult student who was in his final year of college and finishing up his degree in order to work up at his current job. He had taken a finite math course required for graduation twice already and had failed both times. He was discouraged and lacked confidence in his math skills and in himself. It had been several years since he'd taken any math courses, but he was determined to pass this last course and graduate the following semester. We started by rebuilding some foundational math concepts to give him the knowledge that he needed. We worked together for the entire semester and put in a lot of long hours. By the end of his course, he passed the class with a "B" grade and was able to graduate on time with a lot of hard work and determination.

* Traveling—I’ve visited ten different countries, and my favorite so far is Italy

* Cooking and baking—my Thanksgiving gravy and bruschetta recipes are family legends

* Horseback riding—I have two Arabian horses named Aria and Adonis

**Math Tutoring Subjects: **

Elementary Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Algebra I

Algebra II

Honors Algebra

Trignonmetry

Pre-Calculus

Calculus

College Algebra

College Trigonometry

College Calculus I

Finite Mathematics

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My favorite success story involves an adult student who was in his final year of college and finishing up his degree in order to work up at his current job. He had taken a finite math course required for graduation twice already and had failed both times. He was discouraged and lacked confidence in his math skills and in himself. It had been several years since he'd taken any math courses, but he was determined to pass this last course and graduate the following semester. We started by rebuilding some foundational math concepts to give him the knowledge that he needed. We worked together for the entire semester and put in a lot of long hours. By the end of his course, he passed the class with a "B" grade and was able to graduate on time with a lot of hard work and determination.

Tutoring subjects:

Elementary Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Algebra I

Algebra II

Honors Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Calculus

College Algebra

Trignonmetry, College Trigonometry

College Calculus I

Finite Mathematics

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