About The Math Tutor
I love math and helping students understand it has been my passion for 13 years. And I love bunnies.
All my bunnies have been indoor buns. Each with their own personality ~ the explorer, the guardian, the Queen, and the most laid back of bunnies ~ have taught me patience.
A Little Background
I grew up in Orange, CA with my sister, 2 brothers, dad had his own business and mom stayed home.
Long ago, I worked at a company wanting more. Teaching 2nd grade seemed like a good fit. I returned to college, because a college level math class was required before transferring to University.
I was forced to retake algebra 1 & 2, because it had been too long since I took math classes in High School. Ugh. I was really unhappy. Okay, majorly upset. That meant 3 math classes had to be taken! The college’s reasoning was that after a year, we start to lose math. They were correct.
An amazing thing happened, I loved the math. The problem solving and being able to come up with the right answers. Yay! Time flew while I was doing math. Not that it came easy. It did not. I enjoyed the process. The figuring it out. And, yes, I officially changed to a math major.
At the college, as an Instructional Assistant and a Tutor, I learned …

what teachers want from students.

talk less and listen more to learn what the students do or do not understand.

ask questions to help the student find the answers.

work at the studentsâ€™ pace, where they are stuck, where they want to explore more, help them have fun with math, and see their selfconfidence grow.

tutoring kept algebra fresh as I earned a BA in Mathematics, while classmate forgot the basics.
Also, the knowledge gained while getting an MS in Mathematics, Applied Statistics allows me to help graduate students in nursing, MBA, and other programs with their stats sections.
A Little About Now
Quigley is the most laid back of bunnies, he enjoys the life of an only bun. He came from the local Animal Shelter. Also, I help fundraise for a rabbit rescue in Central California.
I continue to help students understand and feel comfortable with math. This helps students eliminate math anxiety, build their selfconfidence and math knowledge, and improve their test scores. I work with students from Middle School up to graduate school, from Algebra to Calculus 2 and Statistics.
Math Tutor ~ The best of all worlds ~ Math and Helping students!