Pam Lorio

               Hi, I 'm Pam Lorio.   I received my bachelors degree in elementary education from Our Lady of Holy Cross College.  I am certified to teach grades 1 - 8 and Algebra I.  This is my 21st year of teaching at Visitation of Our Lady School.   In the past I have taught second through fourth grades as well as middle school math and Algebra I.   I am currently teaching 6th and 7th grade math and serving on our school's administrative team. 
          Math is my favorite subject to teach.  I strongly believe that every child can learn to understand and enjoy math.   It is important that  students understand not only the "how" but also the "why" of solving math problems.  In addition they should realize there is always more than one way to solve a math problem.  Since all students perceive ideas and concepts in different ways, varied teaching methods are vital to insure understanding.  It is my hope that all students experience success, joy, and satisfaction when working with numbers.
         It is my belief that teachers as well as students must continue their education.   This past school year I attended an educational conference in California to learn about the most recent best practices in education.  I also read math education journals to stay updated on new methods of instruction.  It is my hope that my students will reap the benefits of my training.
         This school year I will continue moderating the math club to get students excited about math and to prepare them for math competitions held in our area.  Involvement in math competitions will increase students' problem solving skills and expose them to new ideas.  I'm confident we have many talented math students who will be eager to participate.
         Visitation is a special place to me since my three children attended elementary school here.  Visitation  has always striven to meet the needs of all children while offering a quality education.   I  am pleased to be a member of its caring and competent faculty and administrative team. 

"Mathematics is the music of reason."  James Joseph Sylvester

Contact Information
Email - plorio@vol.org
Phone - 347-3377 ext. 40

  •  My tutoring morning is Wednesday (room 101) from 7:50 - 8:10.  I am also available for 6th and 7th grade tutoring during break/recess time (Tuesdays-Fridays).