Paula is a reading and math specialist with three decades of education experience. She is passionate about helping children develop the tools and strategies they need to learn and succeed.
Paula graduated from the University of Maryland, where she earned both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education. She taught first grade for Montgomery County Public Schools for three years. After having two children of her own, Paula became a private tutor for The Math Center, assessing and tutoring students with math anxiety.
Having earned her MEd in Remedial Reading, Paula went on to tutor reading, math, and organization/executive function skills at many of the private schools in the DC Metro area, including The McLean School, Landon, Georgetown Day, and Norwood. She has tutored children from elementary to middle school for more than 25 years.
A patient teacher, Paula enjoys the challenges and rewards of working one on one with students of all ages. She uses a multi-sensory approach to reading and math, incorporating her students’ own interests to develop a unique strategy for each child. By responding to individual learning styles and emphasizing organizational skills, she helps students gain confidence. She takes pride in helping her students develop independence and responsibility as well as a sense of reward to provide motivation beyond her sessions.
In her free time, Paula enjoys reading, traveling, working out, and spending time with her family and friends.