My strongest skill is in helping students get from where they are to where they want to be. I have taught high school math
for 27 years with specific experience in algebra
I and II, trig
, and physiology
. Working one-on-one, I love finding the keys to students' understanding.
I've always loved science and majored in biology in undergrad. By the time I was a senior, I was a docent in a natural history
museum and had helped many friends improve their grades in biology, chemistry, and math. After graduation from University of Michigan, I continued studying to get my teaching certificate. I moved to Georgia and started teaching in 1986 and haven't looked back, earning my M.Ed. in science from Georgia State.
While I enjoy being a classroom teacher, I find the most rewarding part of my work to be one-on-one instruction. I have achieved a lot of success with it. I find that taking the time to listen to a student and then taking the time to make sure that the student understands makes all the difference.
I try to find out where a student is: What do you understand and where is it that you get lost? So we start there, using what a student does know in an interactive way, to make that connection.
Owning the discovery helps students with their confidence. When it's math, I want to see the student do the work. They can watch me all day and they're not getting anything. I need to see that they can accomplish the task themselves.
Learning shouldn't be a chore and I find that understanding the individual needs of a student can make all the difference in his or her love of learning. One size really doesn't fit all when it comes to education.
24 hours notice required
Travels within 15 miles of Decatur, GA 30033