I am an experienced math teacher and tutor with 4 years teaching experience (1 high school including Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, and 3 middle school including Pre-Algebra and Algebra I) and 7 years tutoring math (grade 1 - 6, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, SAT, ACT, SSAT, GRE, and GMAT.) I have been classroom and professional development experience in a number of different teaching strategies for learning disabilities and other learning difficulties (including ADD/ADHD.)
My interests include sports, art, and nature. I was an accomplished swimmer in high school and swam in college. I still love swimming and I enjoy many other sports, both participating in them and watching them on TV. I have always enjoyed going to art museums, in high school and college I took as many fine art and art history classes as I could, and I particularly enjoy when I can find intersects of art and math. Additionally, I enjoying spending time outside, whether it is hiking, camping, or just sitting on a beach. I endeavor to incorporate each of these areas into my math lessons and I love being able to do so with my students!
Some interesting methods I like to incorporate include: origami to teach angle measures and triangle properties in a tactile way, graphing data to make Pre-Algebra and Algebra skills less abstract, quilting patterns to prove the Pythagorean Theorem and to teach other concepts from Geometry and using graphing calculators to make Algebra concepts come more alive.
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