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I have more than 35 years of tutoring experience, volunteer and paid. I have tutored students of all ages, kindergarten through college. I enjoy tutoring and helping students understand the materials presented. Once I learn the likes of the student I can make the materials relate to them. They enjoy the sessions better once they understand the reason why it is important to know the information and how it can be used later in their lives. I have also presented many workshops to help students understand better studying skills and prepare for standardized tests.
The subjects I have tutored are basic math, algebra I, algebra II, trigonometry, geometry, calculus I/II/III; English, grammar, spelling, language arts, word parts, vocabulary building; accounting introduction, financial, managerial; economics, both micro and macro; test taking strategies; ACT, SAT I, SAT 10, GED, GMAT, GRE; computer keyboarding, applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project; history, geography; and science, including, physics, biology, life and Earth, and space projects; SPSS
I have experience and am certified to administer the SAT 9 & 10. I ensure each student is pretested to identify strengths to build upon and weaknesses to strengthen. I work closely with the parents to ensure their desires for their children are met.
I have taken classes or tutored students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in introductory and intermediate financial, managerial, and cost accounting along with accounting for individual, small business, corporate, partnership, and estate taxes. As part of my professional experience, I am familiar with government contract accounting. The help the student can expect to receive in this course is an understanding of the basic accounting principles, terminology, income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows, double entry systems, recording transactions and their effects, debits, credits, assets, liabilities, stockholders’ equity, revenues, expenses, the two basic accounting principles (the revenue recognition principle and the matching principle), profit, lost, etc. The student can also expect courteous, clear and concise explanations.
I have tutored the ACT for approximately 15 years. The students will learn test taking strategies. The students will learn how to answer the English questions (punctuation, grammar and usage, and sentence structure), rhetorical skills (strategy, organization, and style), etc. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective tutoring.
I have tutored the ACT test for approximately 15 years. I have taken and/or tutored all levels of math through Calculus III. The students will learn test taking strategies. The students will be introduced to the test structure (number and types of questions, time limit, etc.). The students will learn basic formulas and computational skills. The students will receive a review of Pre-Algebra/Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra/Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry/Trigonometry, etc.
I have tutored the ACT for approximately 15 years. The students will learn test taking strategies. The students will be introduced to the test structure (number of questions, time limit, etc.). The will learn explicit and implicit interpretations. The students will review the concepts of referring and reasoning skills to determine main ideas; locating and interpreting significant details; understanding sequences of events; making comparisons; comprehend cause-effect relationships; determining the meaning of context-dependent words, phrases, and statements; drawing generalizations; and analyzing the author’s or narrator’s voice and method. The students and parents can expect to receive courteous and effective service.
I have tutored the ACT for approximately 15 years. The students will learn test taking strategies. The students will be introduced to the test structure (number of questions, time limit, etc.). The students will review scientific information, data representation (graphs, tables, and other schematic forms), research summaries (descriptions of several related experiments), conflicting viewpoints (expressions of several related hypotheses or views that are inconsistent with one another), draw conclusions, make predictions, etc. The parents and students can expect courteous and effective help.
The student can expect help with solving different types of functions (e.g. exponentials, functions defined piecewise, linear, quadratic, etc.). The student will (1) be taught how to setup functions that model word problems, write equations, algebraic techniques; (2) work with real numbers, exponents, scientific notation, radicals, variables, etc. to solve problems; (3) use arithmetic operations and properties, factoring, and algebraic procedures to solve problems; (4) understand the symbolic language of algebra; (4) transformations of functions, (5) write and graph equations for lines given the slope and the y-intercept, the slope and a point on the line, or two points on the line; (6) use parallel and perpendicular lines, and (7) understand the real world uses of algebra in their daily lives.
I have taken and/or tutored all levels of Math through Calculus III. The students will learn the concepts taught in Algebra 2: equations, inequalities, identities, functions (e.g. quadratic, polynomial, exponential, quadratic, trigonometric, etc.), matrices, determinants, series, sequences, probabilities, statistics, ratios, graphing, how to solve equations, etc. The students will be introduced to real life applications and why it is important to know the concepts taught in Algebra II. The students and parents can expect cordial and effect tutoring.
I have taken and/or tutored American History classes at the secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. The students will learn about early explorations, major wars and conflicts that help shape our country, history of the states and territories, survival of early settlers, the economic growth of this country, etc. The students and parents can also expect courteous, clear and concise explanations.
I took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) as a requirement for Texas high school students and am familiar with its contents. The students will be introduced to the AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) Sections: Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and the Extra Sections: General Science, Auto & Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, Electronics Information, etc. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective help.
I served as the girls (6-8th graders) basketball coach for St. Alphonsus Church, St. Louis, MO, for three years with the Catholic Youth Council-St. Louis. I served as basketball and softball coach with the City of St. Louis, MO, for three years. I taught sportsmanship and the fundamentals of basketball. I lettered in basketball in college at Washington University - St. Louis, MO. I played intramural basketball at Washington University, also.
I have taken and/or taught Bible classes, Sunday school, workshops, etc. I am a licensed minister. I know how to present the materials in a non-threatening environment. I have studies the Pentateuch, Historical and Wisdom books, Major and Minor prophets, Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Pauline and General Epistles, and the book of Revelation. I have also studied hermeneutics, Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and five-fold ministries: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers. I have studied Catholicism, and Prostestant religions.
I have taken business courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. (e.g. Economic Decision Analysis; Management for Engineers; Accounting for Engineering Management; Advanced Engineering Economy; Technological Innovation Management; Expert Systems In Manufacturing & Engineering; Software Systems Survey I; Advanced Management Information System; Finance; Analytical Methods and Models; Organizing & Operating a Small Business; Decision Support System; Quantitative Method; Survey of Marketing; The Process of Management; Management of Organizational Behavior; Operations Management, etc.). The students will receive courteous and effective help.
I have taken and/or tutored all levels of Math through Calculus III. The students will be taught how to determine arc lengths, integrate equations, derivatives (1st and 2nd), anti-derivatives, the chain rules, work with infinite series, L’Hopital’s Rule, continuity, compute integrals by completing the squares and substitution, the fundamental theorems of calculus, slopes at a point, rates, etc. and how calculus is used in real life.
I have more than 30 years of professional experience (from Summer Hire COOP student to Supervisor). I have mentored, coached, counseled and managing/supervising numerous persons to assist in their career development. I have presented many workshops in regard to career development (e.g., Effective Briefing Techniques, Goal Setting, Group Dynamics [Interpersonal Relationships[, How To Get A Promotion, Interviewing Techniques, Leadership Development Program, Management Skills, Resume Writing, Where Are You Going From Here?: Goals, Plans and Self-Assessment, Team Building and Communications, Individual Improvement, Personal Poise and Body Language, Practical Ways To Get Ahead, etc.). The students will receive help with interviewing skills, dressing for interviews, cover letters and resumes, pursuing educational desires, job search, overcoming personal and work-place issues, etc. The students can expect courteous and effective tutoring.
I have taken Differential Equations as part of my Chemical Engineering degree at Washington University, St Louis, MO. I have tutored differential equations. The students can expect to learn about first order differential equations (e.g. linear, separable, homogenous, exact and non-exact, Bernoulli, Riccati, etc.); second order differential equations (e.g. nonlinear, linear, homogenous, Euler-Cauchy, etc.), independence, Wronskian, reduction of order, coefficients, solving series, higher order linear equations, Laplace Transforms, and solving systems of differential equations, Fourier series, etc.
I have taken economics classes on the undergraduate and graduate levels (e.g. micro- and macro-economics, economics of the firm, price theory, income and employment theory, labor economics, economic decision analysis, advanced engineering economy, etc.). I have also tutored economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The students will learn about determining prices, supply and demand, distribution of income, theory of production, inflation, recession, monetary and fiscal policy, perfect and imperfect competition, economic development, indifference curves, utility functions, competitive equilibrium, net present value, Pareto efficiency, interest rates, discount and net present value, etc.
I have tutored the Elementary (K-6th) level students for more than 35 years. Students can expect to learn basic math skills (e.g., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percents, decimals, proportions, etc.), language arts skills (e.g., spelling, grammar, reading, writing, etc.), science (e.g., the five senses, four seasons, plants and animals, patterns, stages of development, weather, gravity, vibrations, sound, electricity, planets, etc.), and social studies (history, government, geography, economics, etc.). The students and parents can expect courteous and effective help.
I have tutored English for more than 35 years. The students will learn English basics (punctuation, grammar and usage, sentence structure, subject/verb agreement, etc.), rhetorical skills (strategy, organization, and style), etc. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective tutoring.
I have taken and/or tutored European History classes at the secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. The students will learn about key events in the history of European countries, their impact on the history of the United States of America, significant events that shaped the European countries – people, culture, governments, religions, colonialism and imperialism, etc. The students and parents can also expect courteous, clear and concise explanations.
I have taken and/or tutored undergraduate and graduate levels of Finance. The students will learn the theory and methods of Finance, time value of money, capital budgeting techniques, uncertainty and the trade-off between risk and return, security market efficiency; optimal capital structure, dividend policy decisions, investment and financing policies, preparing statements (Income, Cash Flow, Equity, etc.), investment strategies, financing corporate ventures, etc.
I have tutored the GED exam and am familiar with its format and sections (Language arts, writing, Social studies, Science, Language arts, reading, Mathematics). The students can expect to learn how format paragraphs, sentence structure, subject and verb agreement, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, prepare essays, review of history, geography, civics and government, economics, poetry, drama, prose, (fiction and nonfiction), critical reviews, physical, life, earth and space sciences, number operations and sense, measurement and geometry, data analysis, statistics, and probability, algebra, functions patterns, etc.
I have taken and/or tutored computer classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I have designed computing curricula. The students can expect to learn the basics of using a computer (e.g. computer vocabulary, using a mouse and keyboard, opening and using various programs, how to create folders, files, desktop shortcuts, how to save files, locate files and/or documents on the computer, increase keyboarding skills, and use word processing software, spreadsheets, and databases to create, format, and edit personal and business documents. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective help.
I have taken and/or tutored Geography at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The students will learn about the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity. The students will be introduced to the physical characteristics, especially the surface features, of an area.
I have taken and/or tutored all levels of Math through Calculus III. The students will learn points, lines, shapes, theorems, congruency, similarity, angles (acute, right, obtuse, interior, exterior, etc.), using the compass and protractor, transformation and symmetry, properties of solids, (volume, surface, etc.), polyhedral, non-polyhedral, etc.
I have studied for and taken the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). I am familiar with its format (number of questions and timing), along with the sections (Analytical writing assessment, Quantitative, and Verbal). The students will receive a review of reasoning/analyzing issues and arguments, arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, reading comprehension, and standard English. The students can expect courteous and efficient service.
Students will become familiar with the various types of government (democratic, autocratic, republic, etc.), levels of government (local, county, state, federal); U.S. branches of government (legislative, executive and judiciary) and their responsibilities; U.S. constitution; politics (political groups, impact, etc.). The students and parents can expect courteous and effective service.
I have tutored grammar for more than 35 years. Students will learn about (1) the parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, interjections, conjunctions, prepositions, articles); (2) the parts of sentences (subject, verb, object, clauses, phrases, etc.); (3) simple and compound sentences; (4) diagramming sentences; (5) writing paragraphs, essays, etc. and (6) words that are often confused.
I have studied for and taken the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). I have tutored the GRE and am familiar with its format (number of questions and timing). The students will get a review on how to analyze, evaluate and synthesize written information, relationships among parts of sentences, words and concepts, problem solving (arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis), critical thinking, analytical writing skills, and outline and support complex ideas in a clear and effective manner. The students can expect courteous and effective help.
I have used HTML to develop web pages in my personal and professional life. I have also tutored HTML. As a webmaster, I have formatted text, backgrounds, fames, paragraphs, lists, forms, headings, etc., setup tables, inserted pictures, web links, horizontal lines, etc.
I have taken and tutored students in the key concepts of Linear Algebra. The students will learn how to solve systems of equations, matrices arithmetic, operations, and properties, inverse and special matrices, determinants properties, cofactors and Cramer’s Rule, vectors, dot product, cross product, transformations, etc. The students and parents can expect efficient and effective service.
Students will learn about the two major types of literature: written and oral. Oral literature: ballads, myth, jokes, folktales and fables, etc. Written literature: drama, novel, poetry and nonfictional literature, etc. The students will be exposed to the major types of literature: English, Greek, Latin, Roman, African, Indian, American, French, Irish, Spain, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Sanskrit, Nepali, Russian and Canadian literature. The parents and students can expect courteous and effective help.
I have used Microsoft Excel in my personal and professional life. I have used this program in many capacities: (1) Track household, corporate, and organizational budgets; (2) record and graph stats of my son, nieces, nephews, friends, etc. sports participation; (3) complete ANOVAs, regression analyses, averages, standard deviations, variances, confidence intervals, binomial, normal, chi-squared, exponential, etc. distributions, while in class and/or tutoring students in statistics, (4) complete Income Statements, Statements of Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, etc.
I have more than 15 years of experience using Microsoft PowerPoint in my personal and professional life. The student can expect to learn how to setup presentations, insert pictures, embed music, videos and files, format the background, change the format of letters, use ClipArt, create videos of presentations (e.g. transitions, animations, narration, and timing, etc.). The students and parents can expect courteous and effective help.
I have more than 15 years of experience using Microsoft Word in my personal and professional life. The students can expect to learn how to use Word (formatting text, margins, background, borders, headers and footers, developing tables, inserting pictures, videos, preparing newsletters, editing, etc.). The students and parents can expect courteous and effective help.
I have tutored and prepared curricula to teach phonics to enhance students reading skills. The students can expect to learn the sounds of alphabets (consonants, long and short vowels), blends, phonics rules (e.g. sounds: c or k, ow/ou, er/ir/ur, or, w before or, oo, oi/oy, qu, ch/sh/th/wh, all/alk, etc., double consonants, prefixes and suffixes, compounds, syllables, contractions, abbreviations, quotation marks, etc.).
I have taken and/or tutored all levels of Math through Calculus III. The students will learn place value, decimals, estimating and rounding, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, percent, exponents, square roots, integers (positive and negative), ratios, proportions, distance, rate, time, factoring, etc. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective tutoring.
I have taken and/or tutored all levels of Math through Calculus III. The students will learn the rules of algebra, how to manipulate rational and irrational numbers, graphing functions, types of graphs, solving polynomials (1st and 2nd degree), equations (linear, quadratic, etc.), completing the squares, synthetic division, roots and points of inflection of functions, inverse and logarithms, factorials, permutations and combinations, binomial theorem, etc.
The students will learn how to ensure the appropriate parts of speech are used in their sentences. They will learn to determine if each sentence has subject/verb agreement. The students will learn to write in the active (versus passive) voice. The students will learn the difference between, simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. The students will learn to look for spelling errors, appropriate punctuation marks, etc. The parents and student can expect quality and caring service.
I took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in high school and am familiar with its format. I have tutored the PSAT and am aware of the writing requirement also. The students can expect to enhance their critical reading skills (interpreting the author’s intended message, inserting sentences, explain the purpose of the sentence, etc.), math problem-solving skills (mathematics, algebra, etc.), and writing skills (identifying sentence errors, improving sentences, improving paragraphs, etc.).
I have been a member of International Training in Communication (formerly Toastmistress) - (ITC) since August 1982. I am a certified Communications Dynamics instructor and Corporate Trainer with ITC. I served in all positions at the local, council and regional levels. I have spoken for organizations, government agencies and private industry companies. I have been presented and facilitated workshops. Some of the workshops and organizations are presented below.
-Basic Meeting Procedures
-Polishing Speaking Skills
-Use of Visual Aids
***21 Tips for Beginning Speakers
***Basics of Speech Preparation
-Basics of Impromptu/Extemporaneous Speaking
-How to Construct a Speech
***Committees: Purpose and Functions
***Effective Briefing Techniques
***Group Dynamics (Interpersonal Relationships)
***How to Conduct a Debate
***How To Get A Promotion
***Leadership Development Program
***Club Officers' Duties
***Overcoming Math Anxieties
***Performance Appraisals and Review
***The Trials and Tribulations of Two-Income Families
***Where Are You Going From Here?: Goals, Plans and Self-Assessment
***Youth Leadership Development Program
***Total Quality Management (TQM)
-Data Collection and Analysis
-Types of Presentations
-Classrooms and Equipment
-Handling Classroom Situations
***The Brainstorming Technique
***Process Action Teams/Charters
***Team Building and Communications
-Stages of Teams
-Conducting Effective Meetings
-Understanding the Impact We Have on Others
-Understanding Other People
-Identifying and Understanding Work Patterns
-Planning Constructive Change Where Needed
-Dealing Effectively With Conflict
-Personal Poise and Body Language
-Practical Ways To Get Ahead
***TQM From A Managers' Perspective
Organizations to Which Workshops Were Presented
American Business Women Association
Black Alcohol/Drugs Service Information Center
Blacks In Government - Huntsville/Madison County Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
International Training in Communication - Club, Council, Regional and International Levels
National Association of Women in Construction - St. Louis Chapter, & Regional Conference
New Sunny Mount Baptist Church - Annual Christian Leadership Development Conference
Professional Skills Institute
Sanford Brown College
Southern Illinois University - East St. Louis Center
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Illinois
Top Ladies of Distinction - East St. Louis Chapter
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated - Chapter, Local, State, and Regional Levels
I have tutored reading for more than 35 years. Students can expect to learn how to read words accurately, quickly, and expressively, comprehend the main points of passages, stories, books, etc., understand what they have read by using reading strategies (e.g. predicting, inferring, questioning, summarizing, etc.).
I have taken and/or tutored all levels of Math through Calculus III. I have taken and tutored the Math section of the SAT exam. The students can expect a review of commonly used formulas, key words, sketching and diagramming the problems, process of elimination for answering questions, etc. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective help.
I have taken and tutored the Reading section of the SAT exam. The students can expect a review of completing sentences, interpreting and inferring from passages read, process of elimination in answering questions, reading comprehension, test taking strategies, phrases, roots, prefixes, and suffixes, etc. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective help.
I have tutored the writing section of the SAT exam. Students will learn to rewrite/rephrase sentences in paragraphs, select the appropriate sentences to support a topic, chose the appropriate words to complete sentences within context, insert the appropriate sentences to complete paragraphs, etc.
I have experience as a softball player for several leagues (girls and coed) as a youth and adult. I played intramural softball (girls and coed) in college. I coached softball for three years for Operation Teamwork, City of St. Louis, MO. The students can expect to learn the basics of softball (hitting, throwing, catching, running, etc.). The students will also learn teamwork. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective help.
I have tutored and prepared curricula for spelling. The students can expect to improve spelling, avoid misspellings, basic rules of spelling, word patterns, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, roots, suffixes and prefixes.
I have used SPSS in a graduate level statistics course. I have tutored SSPS at the graduate level. The students will learn to develop and deploy surveys, data mining, text analytics, statistical analysis, and collaboration & deployment (batch & automated scoring services). The students will be introduced to Descriptive statistics: Cross tabulation, Frequencies, Descriptives, Explore, Descriptive Ratio Statistics; Bivariate statistics: Means, t-test, ANOVA, Correlation (bivariate, partial, distances), Nonparametric tests; Prediction for numerical outcomes: Linear regression; Prediction for identifying groups: Factor analysis, cluster analysis (two-step, K-means, hierarchical), Discriminant, etc.
I have taken and/or tutored undergraduate and graduate levels of Statistics. The students will learn the collection, organization, and interpretation of data, complete ANOVAs, regression analyses, averages, standard deviations, variances, confidence intervals, binomial, normal, chi-squared, exponential, distributions, etc. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective service.
I have tutored and/or presented workshops on study skills at the elementary, junior high, middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. I have assessed students’ learning styles to suggest effective methods of studying. The students can expect to learn time management, note taking, outlining materials read, how to increase concentration, organizational skills, tools that can enhance study skills, etc.
I have taken and/or tutored all levels of Math through Calculus III. The students will learn the formulas for sine, cosine, tan, cotangent, cosine, cosecant, etc. The students will learn how to solve trigonometric equations. The will also learn the identities, addition, double-angle, half-angle, product and sum formulas. The students will learn real life applications of trigonometry. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective tutoring.
I have tutored and prepared curricula for vocabulary building. The students can expect to learn parts of words (prefixes, roots, and suffixes), origins of words, strategies to build vocabulary, vocabulary building activities and games, methods to improve phonemics awareness, reading fluency, phonics skills, etc. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective help.
The students will become familiar with the history of the world: countries, colonization, people, land, natural resources, rulers, developments, explorations, discoveries, inventions, revolutions, modernization, etc. The students and parents can expect courteous and effective tutoring.
Most Excellent Tutor — I am a doctoral candidate with an extreme fear of statistics and the use of the Software Program for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Janice has guided me through the SPSS program and has instilled into me the confidence to effectively use this program to collect date, input data, run analysis, and understand the output. With her unsurpassed level of knowledge Janice is guiding me through advanced sta ...
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