What do you love about your job?
As a math teacher, I love seeing children's eyes light up with excitement when they really understand a math concept. I love helping kids discover how math is used to measure everything in our world! I love watching my students' imaginations and creativity develop as they gain confidence in their ability to solve problems. Teaching is my joy and my passion, and I am so thankful for the privilege of helping children grow.
What or who inspired you to start your own business?
My stepmom was a public school teacher for over 30 years. She also had a private tutoring business in her home. I grew up watching her special ways of connecting with children and always hoped that I would one day be a teacher, too.
Describe your most memorable project.
My most memorable tutoring experience was with an eighth grade student who was struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of learning in her math honors course. I met with her weekly in her home, and we worked together at her dining room table. As the weeks passed, she grew in understanding and was able to pass her eighth grade state exams successfully. I was so happy to see her achieve this goal, but I was also grateful to become her friend. We stayed in touch through the years. In 2016, she will graduate from college, and I hope to be there to help her celebrate!