I am a teacher/tutor with over 10 years of experience in tutoring, as well as 5 years of experience teaching. I love the study of mathematics, and strive for my students to love it too! I have a teaching credential for mathematics (full mathematics, through Calculus) in the state of California.
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If it weren't for Amy, I wouldn't have passed geometry. I will never be friends with geometry, but I respect it's significance, and respect Amy's ability.
I will do a quick assessment of the student's current skills, which could be through a couple questions for a student to solve, having the student walk me through the process so I can determine how the student is thinking through the problems.
I have been a tutor since 2004, and have a teaching credential in the state of California covering all school mathematics levels.
Usually I charge $25.00 per hour, usually starting with 2 hours per session. I find 1 hour is rushed, but more than 2 hours starts to fatigue the students.
I started as a tutor in 2004, free lance, and later through a tutoring company. While I was working on my bachelors degree in accounting, I was tutoring my classmates and other students studying math at the time. I completed my bachelors degree and moved immediately into my masters degree in education, secondary math. Since I completed my masters degree, I have been a substitute teacher, a middle school math teacher, and a high school math teacher.
I have worked with a wide range of students. I have worked with students that needed additional support, students with disabilities, as well as students accelerating their learning to complete more studies in less time. I have also worked with students new to the United States with language barriers.
At the high school I was just at, students approached me to start a Disney club. We did several different activities in our club meetings, from movies, to trivia, to coloring, to karaoke! We even went to a movie theater at the end of the school year to watch a movie that released that day!
Don't expect instantaneous results. Sometimes they do occur, but that isn't the norm. Studying math requires patience, as the struggle in learning the process is important for your brain to do the calculations quicker the next time. Tutors that "guarantee" improved test scores in a short amount of time are usually not the best.
Students need to narrow down exactly where in the problem they are struggling. Just telling a tutor "I can't do it" limits our ability to help. Tell us WHERE you get stuck, and what you have tried to do, and we will get you to the results you want much quicker.
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