In order to ensure the safety of our students, all teachers undergo a thorough
criminal background check, which includes: Social Security number trace,
multi-state criminal search and a nationwide sex offender registry search.
Ages: 5 & up
Willing to travel? Yes
Has teaching location? No
Teaches online? No
Subjects Taught In Person
Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary Math, English, Math, Pre Calculus, SAT, Spanish, Test Prep, Trigonometry
BS Materials Science and Engineering BA Spanish
When working with students, I emphasize understanding over memorization and give multiple examples to help reinforce important concepts. For instance, I guide the students through the problem by asking a series of questions. If I see that they are a little weak in a topic like factoring, I might spend 1-2 minutes reviewing that area. Also, for new formulas or unfamiliar topics, I help them find the answers in their textbooks or notes instead of giving them the answers directly.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering and a BA in Spanish. While pursuing my undergraduate degrees, I tutored high school students in the Upward Bound program.
After graduation, I served 26 months as a Peace Corps Volunteer Teacher in Ghana, West Africa. My classroom building was made of concrete and the walls had simple square openings that served as glassless windows. A tin roof covered the building and sometimes the sound of
the rain on the roof was so loud that I often had to stop teaching for several minutes until the rain lessened. It was an incredible experience that taught me much.
I also taught Introductory Chemistry at my alma mater, and high school chemistry and algebra II at a private boarding school in New Hampshire. Overall, I have over 9 years of teaching and tutoring experience.
Outside of tutoring, I am a paralegal in intellectual property.