I was a high school math teacher for five years before I changed my career. Helping students succeed in math is my real passion. I also coached high school basketball, which has given me a unique perspective on teaching and allowed me to work with students in a less traditional educational setting. During my years teaching, I taught Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Integrated Math. I enjoy working with students at all levels and endeavor to make math fun! I encourage students to have a growth mindset. This means taking on the challenges that this subject can present with a positive attitude. Above all, I want students to feel safe and supported. Everyone makes mistakes. I challenge students to view those mistakes as a stepping stone to SUCCESS!