Two of my lifelong passions are inspiring others to succeed and mathematics. Whatever you or your child's plans are, it is my joy to help you get there! I have 30+ years experience teaching and tutoring all levels of mathematics students from elementary through college including test prep (SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, and college entrance) and those from public, private, and home schools. I tailor my approach to meet the varied needs of each student whether it be learning styles, working with special needs, or challenging the gifted. From experience I have found that a multi-faceted approach to problem solving and retention works best. As part of each tutoring session I love to include mental math tips and have my 'bag of tricks' (hands-on manipulatives) that I can use with younger children...and sometimes the older ones too!
Some of my students include people who are now successful musicians, dancers, doctors and military personnel who called me because they wanted to either 'get past the math' or needed to 'maximize their test taking skills' to get where they wanted to go. I have a B.A. in mathematics (summa cum laude) from Mt. St. Mary College where I earned the mathematics student of the year award, tutored, and taught BASIC programming to teachers through the National Science Foundation. I currently hold a New Jersey Substitute Teacher Certification, as well as a NJ CE Teacher of Mathematics K-12 and have passed the Praxis Exam for K-12 Mathematics. I have also spent 10 years as an executive assistant both in the financial sector as well as for a major international non-profit and am well versed in Microsoft Office suite.
Note: My husband and I homeschooled all four of our own children K-12 and later saw them all graduate from college with honors. Our approach was very hands-on, cultivating a love of learning, and mastery... that is, we fully learned one topic before moving on to the next. We discovered that being successful each step of the way not only builds strong educational foundations, but confident young people ready to take on the world!
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