Math has always been a fun, creative activity for me. As a child, I remember feeling very curious about how numbers work together and I share this curiosity with my students.
Raised in South Bend, Indiana, I always wanted to be a teacher. After an academic detour (BA Cum Laude, Cornell University and MA, Sociology, The New School), I dove headlong into education as a Kaplan Test Prep instructor and NYC public school teacher.
In my 17 yrs in the NYC 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.
Training 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