I started my work out of college as a middle school teacher. Then, I went into the business world to learn how knowledge is used outside the academic environment. It helped prepare me to teach students what lies ahead after school. Wanting to learn new cultures and contribute to the education of those in another country, I joined the Peace Corps and went to work in Lesotho, S. Africa, for two years preparing high school juniors and seniors for the Cambridge O-Level Exams with math and English. Upon returning to the US, I earned a Master's in Teaching and teaching certification. I worked with middle and high school students in algebra, geometry, English, and computers. I taught an English immersion course for Korean sixth graders as well and spent time tutoring math, English, and reading at a learning center.
After working for General Electric for nine years while earning an MBA, I started a company, and felt it was time to go back to teaching. I've been working with students in Algebra 1 and 2, trig, geometry, ESL, SSAT Prep, computer operations, and general math basics ranging from probability and statistics to fractions and decimals. I'm using the MBA to run my own company and to volunteer in a non-profit organization called Skate Journeys that teaches children and adults inline and quad skating. My years of experience in the business world along with time as a teacher has allowed me to use the teaching and business skills I have to further the organization.
I enjoy seeing students' growth in their area of study and in a broader context that leads them to a successful future, translating learning where it is used on a daily basis, so they can be the future entrepreneurs, business people, and teachers for the next generation.
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