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A Bit About Me

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I am a retired middle school math teacher. I received a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College  in Spanish and an MBA degree from Jackson State University.  I am a former business owner who became a widow and single parent at thirty four. I decided to get my teaching credentials and so that I could have a career that would allow me to do what I loved and be the best parent ever to my daughter.  I taught math at Wisconsin’s only gifted and talented middle school teaching for twenty years.  

I love traveling, taking nature hikes, and reading. I am looking forward to my next trip to Spain and making a trip to California to see the Sequoias.

 Teaching is a noble profession and I love it. It is such a joy  to see my students grow in their understanding of the subject, or to have their parents tell me that my now high school student made a perfect score on a national test. I was fortunate to teach in Wisconsin, a state that paid well and offered many opportunities for professional development. Over the years, I have learned that one of the most important things I can do for my students is to engage them by making math relevant to their lives. My goal is for my students to become confident and independent learners. 

My daughter and I frequently have conversations about education and the changes that are taking place.  I believe every student should be required to take courses in Civics, Philosophy and Geometry. I end every conversation with my conclusion that, ultimately, parents are responsible for their children’s education.

Students do not need tutors forever.  Tutors are needed only until tutees become confident and independent learners.  This confidence will affect other areas of their lives. Life problems will no longer seem daunting.  

I hope after reading this you will decide to get the help your child needs.