Texas A & M University (Math Education)
Teaching has been one of my life's most rewarding experiences. Getting to know students and coaching them to successfully navigate new challenges in math has been part of my life for close to 30 years. I taught in a public high school immediately after college, took a few years off to start a family, then returned to teaching. My husband’s career has taken me all around the country and, most recently, to Singapore. We’ve just settled in CT, and I’m eager to connect with and be a help to students.
I find the diversity of personality and approach to problem solving fascinating, and consider it a privilege to be able to demystify math concepts for individual learners. While math seems irrepressibly logical to me, I know it is not to many and I love enabling others to master math concepts. Being able to work with students one-on-one allows me to learn the student's unique approach, enabling me to customize instruction to their learning style. I can observe strengths and weaknesses, observe the sorts of errors made, and offer specific help.
Whether paving the way to all later math understanding with Algebra 1, building on that in Algebra 2, combining those skills with spatial understanding and logic in Geometry, or putting it all together in Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus, I feel such reward in helping students gain confidence as they truly master content in these courses. I am certified and have had the pleasure of teaching each of these courses in the high school setting multiple times.
I'm certain that I can be of help to students working through courses, preparing for cumulative exams, or SAT prep. I truly do look forward to mutually rewarding times working together to master math content. Teaching has been one of my life's most rewarding experiences. Getting to know students and coaching them to successfully navigate new challenges in math has been part of my life for close to 30 years. I taught in a public high school immediately after college, took a few years off to start a
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