I am from Boston originally and even lived in Prague, Czech Republic for some time, so love seeing other parts of the world. I graduated from Brown University with a degree in Film after majoring in Computer Programming and Education. In my free time I am a sponsored endurance athlete for cycling. I found my way into teaching after a track record of being asked to explain things in academia, and then realized it was a passion. Never looked back!
My Teaching Experience
I have been tutoring mathematics at all levels for years since my undergraduate graduation, Elementary math through Algebra, Calculus, ACT and SAT’s. As a competitive athlete, I’ve always had to work through exhaustion, and this was especially the case on my academic path, but that meant creating systems for myself to be precise in any domain, and to stay energized by constantly learning. Accordingly, I encourage anyone I work with to carry on this spirit. The joy of bringing a failing student to an A is always thrilling, but more than anything, it is the result of enabling them to make connections between subject matter, and to spot patterns, creating successful high-end thinkers for life!
My Teaching Style
I am a visual thinker so I have a way of explaining math and clarifying concepts not just expediently, but so that students remember them firmly in time for tests and major exams. Sparking people’s curiosity is my forte, so getting people interested in a topic they once thought boring is a success in helping them navigate their path in whatever pursuit. I have worked with students of all abilities, of all ages, and am known for my patience, persistence, and energy in providing my learners with ownership over their roadblocks. My methodology is always to start from the basics and work upwards. As learners, we sometimes don’t know what we don’t know! I apply this to sessions and allow for analysis to begin with fundamentals, then complex synthesis, always with some good laughing in between!