A life-long learner with a collaborative approach, I am able to combine subject expertise with good interpersonal and coaching skills. I have always held myself to a high standard in academic subjects, and I will bring this same attitude to my tutoring practice.
I am now retired and would like to provide my tutoring services as a way of giving something back to the community. You will find me highly motivated, creative, and skillful in 1 on 1 problem solving sessions.
I was a straight A student in all my mathematics
courses, from Algebra
1 through Advanced Calculus
and Linear Algebra
. I truly love math
and am excited by the possibility of tutoring in this subject area.
I earned a B.A. summa cum laude with Honors in Religion
from Haverford College and then a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology
from the University of Wisconsin.
After five years of postdoctoral research in microbial genetics
, I decided to switch fields and become a computer
programmer, specializing in embedded systems and database technology.
As a programmer, I learned many software languages and honed my skills in computation, problem solving, and algorithm design.
After 20 years as a programmer, I became a software development manager. I had the opportunity to build solid one-on-one coaching, mentoring, and collaboration skills. I found during that 10 year period that I have a natural bent for explaining difficult concepts, working with others, and forming joint learning partnerships.
Given my love for mathematics and my experience in problem solving, coaching, and mentoring, it was a natural move to develop a tutoring practice in mathematics.
To be entirely focused and competitive, I have decided to limit my initial tutoring subjects to Algebra 2
, and Precalculus