Hello! I am a certified CPS teacher. Until recently, I was teaching Geometry at a high school on the south side. When I lost my job at the end of this past year, along with thousands of other highly qualified CPS teachers, I unfortunately didn't find a new one.
Having been raised by two mathematicians, I feel strongly that everyone has the potential to succeed at mathematics. It is unfortunate that the mathematics curriculum in this country does not inspire creativity, at least not until upper level college courses, and this is one reason many students find math boring and/or inscrutable. It is my passion to help students discover the true beauty of mathematics.
I have years of experience both teaching and tutoring math. I also have experience helping students with writing, and with grammar. I love to help people edit their writing: I have helped many friends polish college/grad school entrance essays, and more recently I helped a professor edit a textbook. As a teacher, I helped a number of my students with both grammar and vocabulary in their essays. I have been writing analytical essays for years and have many useful tips.
I also have a lot of experience with the ACT. I currently work part time for a high school teaching an ACT prep class several days a week. As a math teacher, I would give students ACT math practice problems daily, and I developed strategies to help students learn how to play the standardized test game. I love helping students improve their ACT scores. Standardized tests are as much about confidence as anything else.
In addition to these core subjects, I also have an extensive background in music. I studied music in college, and I play a handful of instruments and sing in choirs. I have experience directing music ensembles as well as giving instrumental lessons to young children. I am always happy to help anyone with music, whether you need help with an instrument, with singing, or with music theory.
Please contact me with any questions. Whatever it is you need, I am always happy to help students reach their full potential.
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