I have been tutoring English in the Northern Virginia area since 2004. I have an undergraduate degree in English education, a master’s in literature, and a master’s in library science. As adjunct faculty at the University of Delaware, I taught freshman composition, remedial composition and ESL. I also worked as a tutor at the University Writing Center. Other job experience includes working in public, law and school libraries. I believe that tutoring is the most effective form of teaching as content and methods can be tailored to individual needs. I have worked with students and clients of all ages, from kindergarten to adult, helping them prepare for important tests such as the SAT and ACT, improve writing skills for school and work, increase reading comprehension and vocabulary, edit dissertations and college application essays. I enjoy the close contact with students when tutoring or working with small groups as well as the immediate feedback and results. I am a long term resident of Fairfax County, Virginia, and all three of my children attended public schools here before going on to college and graduate school. With my background in English and my husband’s background in science and math, we made a great team for helping our children with homework. As tutors we provide that same coverage and expertise to our students and clients.
I have a B.A. in Biology and advanced degrees in statistics and medical physiology. For over twenty years I have worked as a mathematical statistician at a governmental regulatory agency. Prior to this, I was a research physiologist with a governmental research laboratory. I have presented my research in many areas of statistics and physiology to audiences ranging from undergraduate students to various scientific meetings and am an author on numerous scientific publications as a physiologist and statistician. I’ve been involved with all aspects of the grant proposal process, using both statistical and subject area expertise. I have tutored students in math SAT prep, algebra, pre-calculus, statistics, and medical physiology. While a graduate student I taught physiology to undergraduates and medical students. I have also lectured in basic statistics to government employees. I think that helping students understand new concepts is particularly gratifying. I recognize that people learn in different ways; with individual tutoring it’s possible to optimize the teaching strategy for each student. In my spare time I enjoy playing with our dogs and inline skating. I have a black belt in the Korean martial art of Hapkido.