I’ve always enjoyed teaching. When I was in high school, friends would often call after school for help with the day’s math homework, and I loved helping them. That passion has stayed with me.
After I graduated from Brown, I moved from New England to the Bay Area and first worked in medical communications. In hospital settings, I took complicated concepts (rare diseases or new treatments) and found simple ways to explain them so that patients and the general public could understand them more easily. I helped to produce hundreds of educational videos, web pages, brochures and newsletters. I loved always learning something new!
Although I enjoyed working in healthcare, I decided to return to graduate school for my teaching credential. I worked in the Palo Alto school district as a math support specialist, and I loved helping students develop confidence and find success even with difficult concepts in a subject they found challenging. I later transitioned to tutoring students in middle school and high school. My favorite subjects to teach are algebra and geometry, and I love working one-on-one to help students improve their math skills at a pace that works for them.
When I’m not tutoring, I enjoy pickleball, Scrabble, Wordle, and visiting my family in New England.