Although I spent most of my career in IT on Wall Street, I don't remember a time when I didn't tutor. As "fifth from the top" in a family of eleven children, I starting tutoring my younger siblings at a very early age. The first official tutoring job I had with a student outside of my family was with a fourth grader when I was in the seventh grade. I tutored children sporadically throughout high school and college. In my undergraduate program at NYU, I majored in Computer Science after spending my first two years as a Pre-Med student. In my junior year, when I switched to pursue a Computer Science major, I worked as a student computer consultant, helping students with their computer science assignments at both NYU and Baruch College Computer Centers. I think one of my proudest tutoring moments was, while I was in my senior year at NYU and still working at the computer centers of NYU and Baruch, I also taught the six-year-old son of one of NYU's professors how to program in the BASIC programming language on a PC. It involved first successfully teaching him some pre-algebra concepts. I wonder to this day what that child, who actually learned to program at 6, is doing today in life.
In my last job as a Vice President in IT at a NYC Investment Bank, I read to/with nearby elementary students on my lunch hour in the Everybody Wins reading program my company participated in for several years. Also, when I completed my coursework towards a master's degree in Computer Science at NYU Courant Institute Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, I started teaching first, third and/or sixth graders religious education. I taught for nine years for my R.C. Church in Brooklyn, NY. When I left my Wall St. job upon having my son, who is now 8, I stopped teaching in Brooklyn because I had also moved to Morganville, NJ. I worked with my son, of course, though, and resumed teaching CCD three years ago at a local R.C. Church. A fun moment for me a few years back was teaching some calculus concepts to my then ten-year old stepson and to see his face light up when he was really "getting it."
I am patient, will adjust my teaching methods to the individual needs of the particular student and specialize in math and computer science. I have also recently worked with many GRE students. I look forward to the opportunity to help you or your child not only succeed in school but enjoy it as well!
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