...These experiences have given me opportunities to work with grade level standards, develop lessons that include differentiation, and provide support and intervention when necessary. I am able to gauge a student's level of mathematic understanding on a skill and develop instruction to support thei... (read more)
...My teaching method is drawn from my father who was a community college professor for 30 years. He was passionate, funny, and drew much of his teaching lessons from his experience in the field of banking prior to becoming a teacher. I believe in order to keep students engaged in math you need to be passionate about it yourself or else they likely won't follow your lead. (read more)
...It's important to have a piano or keyboard in your home for practicing. My students and I have the same books, so we're literally 'on the same page.'
I write a summary of the lesson including the new assignment and send as an email. Knowing something about the 'science' of music enhances your understanding, enjoyment and creativity. (read more)
For my undergraduate studies, I chose to study Biology and Spanish at the University of Notre Dame. Throughout my undergraduate career, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to tutor and guide high school and university students. I have tutored students in Chemistry, Trigonometry, Biology, and writing skills. (read more)
...My approach when tutoring is to find a perspective that makes the most sense to the student. I like to use examples, draw "pictures," and make analogies to help a student understand a concept from a place they already understand. I have found that a person cannot understand in specific detail w... (read more)