I currently teach 3rd and 4th grade math at Tom Field Elementary; after teaching high school for two years and fixing gaps in learning, I wanted to try my hand at keeping the gaps from forming in the first place. There's also something about the energy and curiosity of young students that I really relate to. Last year I taught Honors Geometry at a rigorous high school focusing on the liberal arts. I was drawn to teach at a classical academy because I knew I'd be encouraged to do more than si... [more]
I make use of algebra every day in geometry to truly test my students' understanding of theorems, and it's been my favorite subject to tutor since I got involved in education 4 years ago.
In the last five years I've tutored many algebra 2 students from the remedial to the advanced levels, as well as college students needing to meet a requirement. In college I learned to derive the formulas directly from their geometrical roots; this exposure even allowed me to have a hand in developing some curriculum at my previous school.
While earning my degree in the History of Western Mathematics and Sciences, I was exposed directly to the beauty of Euclid's Elements - the first comprehensive Geometry text. I was so enamored by the beauty of Euclid's logic that I began to tutor while still in college in order to bring the joy of learning to underprivileged students, and finally even accepted an Honors Geometry teaching position at Chandler Preparatory Academy. I spend each of my days immersed in the world of geometry, doing my best to ensure that my students are not only successful in class and rigorous in their thoughts, but thoughtful and curious about the subject as a whole.
I'm in my sixth year of tutoring and third year of teaching; because of precal's foundations in geometry and algebra and extensive use in calculus, you could say it's what I've tutored in the most.
After performing well on the SAT myself, some of the first students I tutored were underserved high school seniors looking to be the first in their families to go to college. A big part of this was the SAT. I'm proud to say they got accepted, and I've continued to help with test prep; whether your student is looking to pass or attain mastery, I can help them reach their goals.
Especially during my last two years tutoring in college it felt like I was always helping one high school student or another with test prep. With a few strategies and an understanding of how the questions are written, I was able to score in the 99th percentile of ACT Math and help them maximize their own score.