My Approach to Tutoring
As a teacher, I so often witnessed students struggling in group settings, only to grow by leaps and bounds when given individualized instruction. It’s amazing to watch -- a student sits in class, frustrated and full of self-doubt, believing they can never grasp the material at hand...and then someone takes a closer look at them, sees what they’re missing, and starts teaching. And that student finally, happily, excels.
In my years as a tutor and a teacher, I have worked very hard to be that “someone” who can look closely at a student, and help them learn. And after years of tutoring and experience in a Special Education setting, I can say that I become an excellent detective and an effective educator. I see the gaps in student understanding and I work effectively and efficiently to fill them.
I specialize in helping students to learn to code. Whether they are just getting started with drag and drop coding blocks or are ready to move on to web development, I can help students of any age regardless of disability learn the fundamentals of programming. I also am an expert math and test prep tutor.
I love tutoring. I love connecting with students, and I love watching that light go on when a person finally “gets it.” As a tutor, my greatest and happiest moments are when students work through confusion and misunderstanding to achieve aptitude, and most importantly, confidence.
My Tutor Profile
Computer Programming, Algebra, SAT and ACT, and more!
St. Joseph’s University
Masters of Science in Professional
Philadelphia Teaching Fellows
Intensive Pre-service Training
Pennsylvania State University
Schreyer Honors College
Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Arts, 2004
Digital Arts and Information Sciences and Technology Minor
Intern Teaching Certificate:
Special Education K-12
ETS Recognition of Excellence on PRAXIS II Mathematics: Content Knowledge
Summary of my Experience
- Masters in Professional Education
- Web development experience in Python and PHP
- Coach Award from The Penn First Lego League Qualifier at the Franklin Institute
- Thirteen years experience tutoring
- Two years teaching experience at TYWLS at Rhodes
- SAT Scores: 800 Math, 760 Reading and Writing