Utica College (Chemistry)
SUNY Empire State College (Master's)
In August 2015, I obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Empire State College. Prior to pursuing a M.A.T., I earned a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Government from Utica College in 2009 and I began my collegiate work in 2005 at Mohawk Valley Community College where I studied chemistry, biology, and public policy.
I work for Herkimer County Community College as a Statistics and Integrated Algebra Instructor. I also work at SUNY Polytechnic Institute as a Professional Math and Science Tutor. I tutor college students in a variety of mathematics courses including Calculus 1 and 2, Differential Equations, Statistics, College Algebra and Trigonometry. I also provide tutoring for students taking Chemistry courses and non calculus based physics.
For the 2014-2015 school year, I worked as a long term mathematics substitute at Frankfort-Schuyler High School teaching Integrated Algebra to accelerated 8th grade students. I also acted as a Resident Chemistry Teacher at Frankfort-Schuyler as part of my Master's Degree program for the entire school year. As a Resident Teacher I completed a 10 week student teaching experience where I taught both regents chemistry and non-regents chemistry.
Prior to working at SUNY Poly, I worked as a Certified Teacher's Assistant for the Utica City School District. I was an AIS reading/math assistant as well as a Special Education Teacher's Assistant at both the elementary and middle school levels. I provided academic assistance to students with individualized education plans (IEPs).
As an undergraduate, I spent time tutoring Chemistry and mathematics courses up to calculus at Mohawk Valley Community College. I also volunteered my time to assist students at the college level prior to becoming a peer tutor. I am trying to branch out and start tutoring using Skype or other online services that will allow me to tutor people over a great distance. I hope you consider choosing me as your child's tutor or as your own personal tutor. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
A little more about me...
I know how hard chemistry is for people because I myself struggled with it both in high school and college. I found an effective way to learn the material and I plan to pass it on to my students. I began my college studies at Mohawk Valley Community College as a Biology major. My first semester I dropped chemistry because I found it to be very difficult. My second semester I changed my major to Public Policy but continued to study Biology because I excelled in it. After being awarded a scholarship in biology and not being a biology major, I decided that I was going to give Chemistry another try. This time I went in with determination to pass. I ended up doing extremely well in Chemistry and I learned to like it even more than Biology. After 2.5 years at Mohawk Valley Community College, I transferred to Utica College and declared a major in Chemistry with a minor in Government and I graduated in December of 2009. As of August 2015, I am certified to teach Chemistry and General Science in New York State and I am pursuing a secondary certification in Mathematics. In August 2015, I obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Empire State College. Prior to pursuing a M.A.T., I earned a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Government from Utica College in 2009 and I began my collegiate work in 2005 at Mohawk Valley Community College where I
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I am a professional tutor at SUNY Poly. I tutor Calc 1,2, differential equations and all math leading up to those courses. I also tutor non calc based physics, all chemistry courses, biology, and genetics. I am working on becoming a NYS certified chemistry and math teacher.
I am qualified to teach differential equations because I took it in college. I feel I understand the subject enough to explain it to someone else. In the past I have helped students in differential equations understand how to complete problems in a simplified way. I have students work problems until they feel comfortable working them alone. I try to show my students how to use their books/notes to find out how to problems on their own.