After getting my teaching certification I spent two years teaching math for 5th - 7th graders. I found many students feared math, which greatly impacted their ability to learn. I started tutoring at the same time, and found that outside the school system, I was better able to address individual needs. I got a job teaching outdoor and environmental education and tutored math in the evenings. I am very approachable, encouraging and patient. I love finding new ways to teach so that students can better connect with the material. The goal is for students to have the tools they need to feel successful in math.