There is nothing that excites me more than watching a student's face light up from learning. My goal when I teach is to help a student achieve their potential by working on their confidence and motivation. I love to learn and I love working with students and the two together are a marriage made in heaven.
After college, I spent many years teaching in public schools and then moved on to teach statistics and system development in corporate America. After retiring from corporate America, I returned to my first love of tutoring one-on-one or in small groups in the two largest tutoring companies in the United States. I was given hours of instruction on specialty courses such as SAT test preparation.
My experience includes all levels of math and reading. I have taught study skills for most subjects and prepared students for tests in science, social studies, French, geography, meteorology and more. In addition to tutoring, I teach piano, French horn and guitar.
I have been told that my gift regarding teaching math is in making the subject relevant. The situation I am the most proud of is taking a 7th grader who was struggling in math and after 6 months of tutoring, got him into advanced math classes in high school and then on to Stevens Institute of Technology as an engineering student.
I have also had much success in making history a fun "story" as opposed to something to memorize. One of my students had just moved to the United States from mainland China. So, in addition to trying to learn American History, he was scrambling with the language issues. It was such a gift to watch him succeed. I look forward to sharing my love for learning with new students all the time.