I am a certified math
teacher, experienced tutor, and home-schooling mother of three, who loves children and whose greatest joy is working one-on-one with people to help them realize their full potential. I have a BA (magna cum laude) in elementary education
, and 15 years of teaching public school math, tutoring mostly middle and high school students, and teaching my own three children. I've been told that I am patient, creative and good at explaining concepts. Other teaching-related jobs I've had include substitute teaching (many ages and subjects), Sunday school teaching, therapy for a boy with autism
, and helping with vacation Bible clubs both in the U.S. and the U.K.
I am relatively new to the Washington, D.C
. area, having previously lived in California, Nigeria, Illinois, Great Britain, and Jordan. I have appreciated all the states and countries that have hosted me, and I continue to enjoy meeting people from all over the world. That's one of the aspects of metro D.C. that I value the most! Other interests of mine (besides math, teaching and travel) include music
(especially choral singing
(aloud to my family and by myself), spending time outside on walks or playing Frisbee, and visiting my far-flung family.
I do all tutoring sessions in my own home, and look forward to meeting your student.
24 hours notice required
Travels within 5 miles of Springfield, VA 22153
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Math can be found anywhere. A few years ago, I had my three kids with me at the local high school, and in a large room, the floor was covered with many square tiles. Around an area of small squares were another few rows of larger tiles. I asked the kids
to count how many squares there were, and they balked! “There’s too many!”
First I showed them how there were not only a lot of small squares,...
I've been tutoring middle- and high-school math students for over 5 years and absolutely love my work!
As a professional educator, it is so rewarding to work one-on-one with struggling students and give them the attention and help they need. When I taught public school 6th grade math, I had 150 students and was unable to understand the needs of each one.
I knew I was letting kids "slip...