I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and minors in Mathematics and Spanish from Saint Louis University, and a Master of Accountancy degree from University of Missouri Columbia.
I have had a wide variety of experiences as an educator over the past 9 years. I love tutoring in a one-on-one setting and helping students achieve their educational goals. In both undergraduate and graduate school, I worked as a tutor for the college athletic departments. I tutored numerous college athletes in various math and business subjects such as Accounting I and II, College Algebra, Pre-calculus and Calculus I and II. During college, I also worked as a Supplemental Instructor for Saint Louis Community College's math department and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for University of Missouri Columbia's accounting department, teaching 2-3 supplemental lessons per week to College Algebra students and 2-3 classes of 30-40 students per week to Accounting I students, respectively. Subsequent to graduate school, I continued to work in the education field on a part-time basis, as an adjunct professor for Fontbonne University's Master in Accounting (MACC) and Master in Business Administration (MBA) Programs, where I was responsible for teaching various accounting courses; such as Intermediate Accounting I and II, Managerial Accounting, and Accounting Information Systems.
On a full-time basis, I am a CPA and have been working in the corporate industry for the past 6 years 5 years at a global CPA firm and a little over 1 year in a corporate controllership function. Education is something that is extremely important to me and I love working with students and seeing them achieve their educational goals. I think that having great patience and truly caring about my tutees' educational development are two things that help me to be a great tutor. I am completely invested in the students that I teach and am willing to spend the time to ensure that my students completely understand the course material that needs to be learned. I am also very flexible with varied learning styles and can quickly adjust my teaching methods to meet each student's individual educational needs.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, collecting and listening to music, shopping and spending time with family and friends. I am also a pretty creative person and loved taking art classes in high school -- I recently moved into a new apartment and am very excited about decorating the new space!
Undergraduate Degree: Saint Louis University-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Graduate Degree: University of Missouri-Columbia - Master of Science, Accounting
I enjoy reading, traveling, collecting and listening to music, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Always be patient and invested in your student's learning, and tailor your instruction to the needs of the student.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Build a rapport. Get an understanding of what their educational needs are -- what it is that they would like to accomplish from our sessions.