For the past five years I have been in graduate school and/or teaching at Clark Atlanta University and the University of Florida. During this time I have tutored, TA-ed, and have been an instructor and adjunct lecturer. Recently most of my experience has been teaching mathematics to college students. However I have taught English as a second language, GED classes for all 4 of the subjects, ACT/SAT prep to students of all ages and backgrounds, in a variety of environments.
I am currently...
For the past five years I have been in graduate school and/or teaching at Clark Atlanta University and the University of Florida. During this time I have tutored, TA-ed, and have been an instructor and adjunct lecturer. Recently most of my experience has been teaching mathematics to college students. However I have taught English as a second language, GED classes for all 4 of the subjects, ACT/SAT prep to students of all ages and backgrounds, in a variety of environments.
I am currently concentrating on making educational materials for upper level undergraduate courses and lower level graduate courses.
My teaching philosophy is to expose the student to ideas and concepts, giving them the guidance, tools and strategies to successfully analyze and solve novel problems. This equips the student better than just repeating the same task over and over. I strive to develop conceptual thinking and interest in the student, revealing connections within and between subjects. At first, progress may seem slow, as the process takes time, however my goal is for the student to arrive at the 'compression of thought' that Jo Boaler describes in her book, Mathematical Mindsets, which allows a person to understand mathematics and employ it with ease and facility.
I encourage and motivate students, and let them know the difference between my mathematical ability and theirs is experience and interest. However I engage students in a way that allows them to witness the joy, beauty and fun of mathematics. Throughout middle and high school I competed in math competitions and was the highest and most awarded student for my grade level in my district. I also have attained extremely high scores on the PSAT (National Achievement Finalist), SAT, ACT, and the GRE, scoring above the 80th percentile in each section, each time I took them. I hold a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Florida.
Contact me soon for more information or to get started! I offer courses/lessons/mentoring in the type of thinking needed in pursuing a career in mathematics and STEM fields including valuable introductions to proof writing and the type of mathematics seen in upper level undergraduate math courses such as the proof-writing courses as Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, and Advanced Calculus. I can tutor/coach/mentor the standard math courses as well.