I am a Massachusetts licensed teacher, and I have taught Math & Computer Science for the past 17 years working in the Sudbury and Newton public school districts. I have taught all levels of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus and AP Calculus AB & BC as well as AP Computer Science. In addition I have tutored many students preparing for the SSAT, SAT, ACT and GRE exams by helping them improve their score and finding their best possible test strategy. My undergraduate degree is in Math & Computer Science and I have a master's degree in education from Harvard.
I am passionate about learning! When a student tells me that they "hate" a subject I know it is because they do not understand the concepts and are frustrated. "This is how I feel about bowling," I tell my students, "because I am miserable at it." My job is to find the missing links in each student's educational background and fill in all the missing pieces. I prepare for my lessons in advance using different teaching techniques tailored to each student's individual needs. As a former software engineer I use technology to enhance learning. My goal is for my students to gain confidence in their skills and be successful in their classes. My greatest reward is the smile I receive when a student "gets it". I tell my students that if they can learn math then maybe I can learn to bowl.
I have raised three children of my own and understand the needs of my students from a parents point of view. During my son's junior year in high school he became very ill and missed 3 months of school. When he fell behind in Precalculus, I hired a tutor for him. Watching him work with the tutor as he blossomed and succeeded was very moving. My goal is to be an inspiration for you as well!
I know that it is hard to call a stranger on the phone or via internet to get help for yourself or child. Please feel free to email me so that we can set up an interview.
I wish you success in your studies!
back to top