Hi - my name is Tracy and I'm certified in the state of Ohio to teach middle school mathematics and science - grades 4-9. Middle school is challenging enough without being frustrated with math. You don't have to be!
One of the things I enjoy most when working with students is to see their attitude towards math change. I've heard many students say, "I'm not good at math" or "I hate math". I strive to help students realize that is not the case -- everyone can be good in math and excel! ...
Hi - my name is Tracy and I'm certified in the state of Ohio to teach middle school mathematics and science - grades 4-9. Middle school is challenging enough without being frustrated with math. You don't have to be!
One of the things I enjoy most when working with students is to see their attitude towards math change. I've heard many students say, "I'm not good at math" or "I hate math". I strive to help students realize that is not the case -- everyone can be good in math and excel! Sometimes, it just takes a lot of practice and everyone learns math differently, so we have to find what works best for you. I'm really big into using real-life examples of where we find math, so expect that I will use things like Pringles cans and shoeboxes in solving problems involving geometry.
A little bit more about me: I also hold a Bachelor's in Biology and have been an educator for over twelve years, working with grades 4-8, primarily. I am a licensed in Ohio, and teach accelerated mathematics in my own classroom during the day in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I also have three children aged 22, 18 and 14, so I know how life is for students - smile.
Through my teaching experience, I also have experience working with students with both learning and physical disabilities. I treat every student equally and strive to develop lessons for an integrated classroom. I am also a Gifted Intervention Specialist.