A strong SAT score or a high grade in a Math class are achieved through having the required skills, knowledge, and testing techniques combined with a growth mindset around learning, hard work, and challenge. At Math and Mindset Coaching, I will support your child to develop strength in each of these areas through a comprehensive and proven program that will help your child to be successful in all areas of their life.
Every experience we have has an emotional impact and learning is no exception. With over two decades experience as a Math teacher and Dean of Students, I have honed my skills to address both the emotional and intellectual needs of students. I will help your child develop the mindset that will allow them to take intellectual risks, embrace challenges, and see mistakes as a necessary and beneficial part of the learning process.
My personalized tutoring approach will support your child to excel in Mathematics, strengthen skills and conceptual knowledge, and address the underlying mindset that your child has regarding school, math, success, and failure.
Whether your child has deep-seated challenges with mathematical learning, loves to learn Math, or somewhere in between, I will devise a program to support your child's needs.
Much of my research and practice using "Growth Mindset" has been informed by the work of Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Use this link to learn more about the power of a growth mindset on learning.
I am a private tutor specializing in Mathematics (Grades 4 through 12), as well as SAT and ACT prep. I have lived and worked in Denver since 2000 and have 23 years experience as a Math Teacher, Curriculum Developer, Instructional Coach, and Dean of Students. I live with my wife and two children in Southeast Denver and love to hike, bike, play guitar, and cook in my spare time.
I am a licensed and certified Secondary Mathematics Teacher in Colorado.
I have a BA in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction from Emory University. I specialize in Grade 4 through 12 Mathematical subjects and SAT and ACT prep. Subjects include:
I have expertise in serving students with IEPs, 504 plans, and those designated a gifted and talented or twice exceptional.
Additionally, I have worked as a high school Dean of Students and have extensive experience counseling children and working with their families to support healthy emotional and academic growth.
I offer personalized Math Tutoring and Mindset Coaching based on your child's needs. Through the use of a brief personalized diagnostic assessment, I can tailor a program to meet your child's needs. I provide one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions at your home or school as needed in the Denver area.
Coaching sessions for adults who wish to strengthen their mathematical confidence and competence are available.
Parent coaching sessions to support healthy family dynamics are also available.
The initial family consultation is FREE of charge and will give the you and your child an opportunity to determine if Math and Mindset Coaching is right for you. During this session you will have the opportunity to share with me your academic concerns, needs, and areas of focus. Additionally, I will collect some baseline data to support me in planning our tutoring sessions. If you decide to start tutoring, we will establish a plan, schedule, and location that works for you.
Each Math and Mindset Coaching session will include four elements:
1) Weekly Update and Goal Check with celebrations, 2) Growth Mindset Coaching (as needed), 3) Math Tutoring, and 4) Goal Setting (Weekly Math goals will be paired with appropriate mindset goals as needed).
Sessions will be followed by an email updating progress and current math and mindset goals.
Sessions are designed for a parent or adult who wishes to develop skill and confidence in their mathematical abilites as it pertains to their work or life. Services include:
Student and Adult Learner prices are the same. *Payment plans and local discounts available - just ask!
This option includes the following services:
This option includes the following services:
These sessions may include but are not limited to establishing strategies to:
· Develop and strengthen a growth mindset in you and your child.
· Communicate and strengthen the relationship with your child.
· Sensitively discuss school, homework, effort, and success/failure with your child.
· Productively engage in challenging conversations with your child.
· Set boundaries and establish healthy rules for your child.
Every student has unique needs for support. Tell me more about what you are hoping a tutor can do for you, and I will start on a plan to help you get what you need.
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