South Charleston, WV, 25309
Joined on May, 2014
Any day at any time
Up to 15 minutes away for no additional charge
EducationExperienced teacher, tutor and current student at Marshall Graduate School working on MAT/PostBac Teacher Certification.
ExperienceMy love of teaching comes from my life-long love of learning. I believe that each student is unique in how they learn best and together we can discover that perspective, paving the way to success. As a classroom teacher and a one-on-one tutor (both paid and as a volunteer) for the past 8 years, I have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of students realize their own potential and see their test scores and grades improve.
Becoming a teacher was truly the best decision I ever made. During my previous work as a pharmacist, I realized the most enjoyable part of the job was the teaching, training and patient education, so I decided to switch career paths. Currently, I am a graduate student myself and enrolled in a dual program, Master of Arts in Teaching/Post-Bac Teacher Certification at Marshall University. To my delight, I am continually discovering the latest, most effective, research-based teaching modalities in the field. For learning to occur, understanding and remembering, the material must be relatable and interesting to the student.
I specialize in tutoring math and science for success in school and with standardized/college entrance exams. Whether we are working on schoolwork, honing study skills or preparing for a big test, one of my goals for each session is to keep the student challenged and engaged but never overwhelmed. I assign homework for the student after every session, and provide frequent assessments and progress reports. Monitoring student progress also helps me to continuously adapt my tutoring technique as needed.
I hold myself to a high standard. For that reason, I often ask for feedback, and I never bill for a lesson in which the student or parent is not completely satisfied with my tutoring.
I try to be flexible with time. While I do have a 24-hr cancellation policy, I offer makeup sessions.
To ensure that students have a quiet and comfortable study space in which to work with me, I usually teach private lessons at my local public library in South Charleston. However, I am happy to travel to another location if that is more convenient for the student.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies!
HobbiesSome of my interests include walking, hiking, reading, dinner with friends and family.
Background Check completed 2013/May per Marshall Graduate School
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