Since I was a child, in South Bend, Indiana, learning has been fun and creative. I distinctly remember being curious about how numbers work together and I share a sense of genuine wonder with my students.
I have always wanted to be a teacher. After a detour into Academia (BA Cum Laude, Cornell University and MA, Sociology, The New School), I dove headlong into teaching children–Kaplan Test Prep instructor and New York City public school teacher.
In my 17 yrs in the school system, I gained invaluable insight into the intricacies of curricula, programs, teaching strategies, and learning styles.
I am fortunate to now tutor full-time, one to-one and small group, in Westchester and New York City.
Trainings with Marilyn Burns/Math Solutions, Marilyn Zecher/Multi-Sensory Math, Columbia University The Reading and Writing Project, and Orton-Gillingham/The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education guide my practice.
Take Responsibility for Learning
Create Learning Plan
Build Love of Math
Common Core Math
Coordinate with teachers and parents
Project Based Learning
Identify and Focus on Strengths
Offer High Interest Activities and Questions
Connect math to Big Ideas
Translate complex concepts
Build foundational skills
Demystify testing Questions
Reduce anxiety for parents & students
Creative Relaxation techniques