Don't "Just Do It" - Do It Differently!
Don't "Just Do It" - Do It Differently!
As a non-mathematically inclined individual, my mathematical accomplishments can be likened to successfully running a marathon in an ill-fitting pair of ice skates on scorching asphalt. Because of my personal history with math, I can relate to the feelings of imbalance, confusion, awkwardness, insecurity, and frustration that other mathematically challenged individuals experience. I can envision the stumbling blocks they will likely encounter and can illuminate the path before anyone lands...
As a non-mathematically inclined individual, my mathematical accomplishments can be likened to successfully running a marathon in an ill-fitting pair of ice skates on scorching asphalt. Because of my personal history with math, I can relate to the feelings of imbalance, confusion, awkwardness, insecurity, and frustration that other mathematically challenged individuals experience. I can envision the stumbling blocks they will likely encounter and can illuminate the path before anyone lands face down in the gutter in front of a jeering un-empathetic crowd. I can relate to the experiences of the “keep up or get out” classrooms that perpetuate academic anxiety. I know what questions my students have before the query bubbles up from the depths of the unconscious. I understand the obstacles to overcome ... I’ve been there.
My education includes an Associate of Science with a concentration in Mathematics from Columbus State Community College where I was an Honors Graduate; I also obtained my Bachelor's of Arts degree in Mathematics from Capital University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude; finally, I attended graduate school at Ohio State where I was awarded a University Fellowship.
Professionally, I have over 12 years of tutoring experience with Columbus State and Capital University as a peer tutor, and at Ohio State in both the Student Athlete Support Program and the Statistics Department. I am currently employed at a local community college as a Learning Support Specialist in the Mathematics Department.
Please note that since the bulk of my students are high school athletes or attending college, my schedule is in a constant state of flux. Please feel free to contact me regarding my availability.
Christine hasn’t set a schedule.
Christine is able to relate to the student and explain math in "regular" language. She understands the pressures students face and has the ability to make them feel comfortable and confident.Kimberly Speranza, 24 lessons with Christine
Knowledgeable, Patient, and Friendly
Christine is very patient and kind. My daughter felt both assisted and reassured. I would confidently recommend Christine to anyone needing algebra tutoring. She's been a great help.Gretchen, 10 lessons with Christine
I have always struggled with Trig and had a test coming up that had material I had a lot of difficulty grasping. In just one hour, I understood everything and got a 100% on my test! She is very nice and patient and explains the material in a way that’s very easy to understand. Will definitely be scheduling more sessions with her.Kamaria, 4 lessons with Christine
Knowledgeable and Helpful
Christine was so helpful in teaching me the basic fundamentals of quadratic functions and transformations, she helped me tremendously in walking me through an assignment that I was struggling with. She spoke in terms that were easy to understand! She used real world examples for problems which was awesome.Brianna, 1 lesson with Christine
We hired Christine for tutoring in Calculus. My son told me that Christine is a very good tutor and he enjoys her lessons. She is always on time & would highly recommend Christine.Bala, 30 lessons with Christine
Knowledgeable very helpful
Christine was very helpful in numerous topics in trigonometry. Christine was easy to work with and is easy to learn from, she showed me a couple easy tricks and tips to help.Linda, 1 lesson with Christine
Christine is an excellent tutor. She is able to explain algebra to my daughter in a way she can understand. I wish we had gotten Christine's help sooner! She is highly recommended by us!Tim, 31 lessons with Christine
Patient and understanding
I was introduced to complex polynomial functions at a speed that was perfect for me, Christine was able to find my weak points and focus my attention to the information that makes the problems easy to break down into multiple steps! Looking forward to our next session.William, 10 lessons with Christine
If we had had more time (my fault) then I would have an A due to how good she tutors. She was awesome and hope to be tutored by her again in the futureLauren, 1 lesson with Christine
Christine - Understanding and Knowledgable
Christine is tutoring my granddaughter. She related really well with her. They worked through her algebra homework. My granddaughter found her easy to work with and she really liked her. I feel like Christine is a good fit for what my granddaughter needs to improve her math skills.Cheryl, 37 lessons with Christine