Hi there! My name is Claire and I currently teach middle school math at a high performing public school in Newark, NJ. I graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a concentration in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. During college, I tutored for all four years at a correctional facility, helping incarcerated youth earn their GED. After college, I decided to make my passion for education into my career and completed the Boston Teacher Residency program while receiving a Master's in Education from UMass Boston. I then returned to New Jersey where I now get to teach my amazing 6th graders how to love math.
I am passionate about ensuring that students truly understand the concepts behind the math that they are learning; it is one thing to be able to mimic a procedure - it is quite another to actually understand why the math you're doing makes sense. In order to do this, I introduce students to real world problems and then work with them to decide which type of mathematics can help them understand what is happening. Through inquiry and one-on-one questioning, we work together to understand the math they are currently working on.
I teach middle school math at a school that regularly reverses the Black-White achievement gap in New Jersey. My students and I are committed to excellence and so I have been trained in how to support students at all levels to succeed on rigorous standardized tests. What differentiates me from other tutors is that because I am a teacher, I know how to reach students with a wide variety of needs all at once and as a result can tailor my instruction to your needs.
I can't wait to hear from you and learn more about how I can support you with the math that you are currently learning in or outside of school. I know that you have everything within you that you need to succeed; I only hope that I can be a helpful guide and partner along the way.
University of Massachusetts - Boston