I have over 13 years experience in education as a certified elementary school teacher and guidance counselor. My qualifications include a BS in Elementary Education and a MS in Guidance & Counseling. Since 2004, I have encountered wonderful students throughout the United States through in home and online tutoring. I love what I do and have a true passion for it. During my tutoring sessions, I use various instructional materials and also administer assessments and quizzes periodically to check for understanding. My teaching style is simply to promote independent and critical thinking skills by always asking high level questions. I also feel that when I work with students one on one they are more inclined to tell you when they don't understand a concept which motivates me to try various techniques that they haven't been exposed to before. I feel this promotes a different perspective of learning for the student as well as the tutor.