Teaching has always been my passion. Since starting out in my first year at the University at Albany I took every and any teaching job I could get my hands on (most of them without pay) just to get experience, teaching a year with AmeriCorps and a year with Junior Achievement. I would consistently pick the most difficult schools to teach in because I felt like that was where my talents were most needed. The more challenging the students, the more I wanted to prove that I could help them be a ... [more]
I am a NYS Certified secondary education teacher who has taught algebra at the high school level for several years with tremendous success.
I am a NYS Certified Biology Teacher grades 7-12 and I had a 100% student pass rate on the biology regents during my time as a biology teacher. Half of my students scored in the "mastery" level (over 85%) and this was in a Title 1 all-boys charter school in the City of Albany--it was unprecedented success with the group of students that we served.
I have tutored geometry at the high school level.
I am a certified SAT prep teacher and have taught SAT prep for 10 years in the Capital District.
I am one of the highest rated SAT teachers (which is measured by student satisfaction and score improvements) in the area. I spent the last two months updating my materials to adjust for the changes to the new SAT that will be introduced in March 2016.
I am a certified SAT prep teacher and have taught SAT prep for 10 years in the Capital District. The SAT writing section is the easiest section to show large score improvements on once a student has been given the right tools. I am one of the highest rated SAT teachers (which is measured by student satisfaction and score improvements) in the area. I spent the last 2 months updating my materials to adjust for the changes to the new SAT that will be introduced in March 2016. I see an average score increase of 200 points.
I have taught physical science during my teaching career.
I have taught several PSAT courses.
For the last 10 years I have taught and tutored students to prepare for nearly every Regents Exam that New York State offers. I had a 100% student pass rate on the Biology Regents as a classroom teacher. I am also trained as a grader for math and science NYS Regents exams.
I was appointed to the New York State Teacher Advisory Panel by the Commissioner of Schools in 2013 to advise members of the NYS Board of Education on the implementation of the Common Core Curriculum. I worked with other teachers to revise the content and slow the initial implementation until teachers were properly trained on the changes. I have also tutored students for the Common Core Algebra Regents exam with great success.
I am a NYS certified teacher for grades 7-12 and I am currently employed by two local school districts as a "home tutor" which means I provide tutoring to students in all of their subject areas if they are out of school for an extended period of time. I have also home schooled several students in grades 6-12 privately with great success. I believe hands-on learning is the key to success and am very good at bringing the classroom home and teaching in a small/modified setting.