FAQ and My Services

What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I need to assess what the student knows and what they don't know. I create a plan for which topics we will cover in what order. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a bachelors of science from James Madison University where I double majored in math and physics and minored in business. I interned with NASA in 2012.

How did you get started teaching?

I have always loved helping others. At a young age I started volunteering and eventually I became an exhibit guide at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Soon after I began tutoring math. My life long passion for math led me to tutor at an athletics center, a math help center, a mathnasium, and at the department of rehabilitation services.

What types of students have you worked with?

Enrichment, remedial, on grade, unmotivated, motivated, ADHD, brain injury, memory difficulty, organization issues

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my students was struggling in math mainly due to lack of confidence. She would over think every step to the point of making up her own rules. After months of reviewing basic skills, something clicked. She suddenly showed me how she could do the material from her course easily. The material was well above the level of our basic skills review. I was so proud!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

ASK QUESTIONS! I love when students can narrow down exactly what they are struggling with (this is a skill that I can teach by the way). Also, tell me when you have no idea what I'm saying. I promise I can explain it in a different way!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What materials and resources do you have? How much time do you spend studying math each day? What do you think is your biggest struggle in math? How are your study skills?