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San Diego State University - BA Single Subject Teaching (Mathematics)
Arizona State University - Secondary Math Education (Master's)
Every student is different and has different needs. As a Math Teacher at a college prep school, I am able to utilize several different methods to help any student learn the material.
Currently, I am teaching at AAEC Estrella Mountain High School, which is one of the top performing schools in AIMS. I do my best to stay current with the best teaching and tutoring strategies and adapt as best I can to my student's needs.
I'm not a boring tutor, and I absolutely hate going ONLY by the book. I'll use real world examples and show you unique ways to remember any steps for any problems you are facing. You will learn the process of thinking, not just solving.
I have been tutoring for over six years and have learned that one method never works for everyone. Each individual student learns different and it's my goal to help you find what works.
I am also bilingual since Spanish is my first language. I can read, speak and write in Spanish very well and that is another tool I have at my disposal if necessary for explaining any types of concepts. Every student is different and has different needs. As a Math Teacher at a college prep school, I am able to utilize several different methods to help any student learn the material.
Currently, I am teaching at AAEC Estrella Mountain High School, which is one of the top performing… Read more
After hours (8pm or later) is $75/hour.
Rolando has been working with our daughter to wade through her Trig/PreCalc homework. This is very challenging material and Rolando has been able to lift the weight and make the learning more fun. He has helped to raise test scores which is huge. Additionally, he is easy to communicate with and schedule appointments. We highly recommend Rolando.
Rolando is a conscientious tutor and was good at communicating complex subjects in a way that was always easy to understand. He was also flexible with scheduling and took the initiative to find a good meetup place for our session. The only reason I'm not giving him the full five stars was that some of his knowledge of PHP was a little out-of-date, but it definitely speaks to his intellect and adaptability that he was a great help regardless.
Rolando was a great tutor assisting me to better understand the mechanics of .php and the relationship with MySQL. He was able to take what seemed like a complex concept and explain it in a straightforward manner. He was prompt for our session.
My daughter is not a big fan of math but Rolando was able to find a way to get her interested in what she was learning. My daughter kept talking about her next assignment and how excited she was to have Rolando come back again! Thanks Rolando!!
Rolando is very helpful. He showed that he was knowledgeable about the subject, and he also was very patient since English is my third language. He is also easy to reach, and he is willing to work through Skype in case I need extra help.
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Adobe Flash is one of the most powerful web application creators available. Through vector graphics, and smooth animations, sites can provide a great experience for their users. I have taken several workshops from Adobe to learn how to use the software and can share that information with others.
Adobe Illustrator is the premier tool for print design and often times web design as well. It's vector image basis makes it powerful for any platform. I have been using Illustrator for many years to create flyers, pamphlets and websites. I can easily explain simple tasks like creating text, or complicated tasks such as creating custom gradients that look realistic.
I've used Adobe Photoshop for many years for image manipulation, picture touchups and many other tasks. It is the premier tool for image editing in the professional world and I am very proficient in it.
As a Mathematics Teacher, I understand and can very easily explain all Algebra 1 material in many different ways to make sure the student understands the material, the theory and the thinking process behind the math.
As a Mathematics major, I understand and can very easily explain all Algebra 2 material in many different ways to make sure the student understands the material, the theory and the thinking process behind the math.
The transition from Algebra 2 to Calculus if a very important part of Mathematics. Proper understanding of Calculus is key to advancement in more complex mathematics. Derivatives, integrals and limits are key in calculus and it is something I understand very well and am very able to help others understand as well.
Dreamweaver is a great tool for editing just about all web languages. It allows for integration of multiple sever languages and database access for live testing of scripts. I like to use it for it's simple "notepad" like approach to code editing and it's extensive library of code hints. I have been using this software for well over 10 years before it was even part of Adobe's line up.
As a High School Math teacher, I know what it takes to learn all the fundamentals. Basic math is the foundation necessary for later down the road. I can help any student understand and master Elementary math and prepare them for more advanced math later on in their school career.
Computers have come a long way in the last few years and understanding them is key in order to use them to their potential. I can explain and help anyone understand what their computer can do so that they can get the most out of it.
As a Mathematics major, I understand and can very easily explain all Geometry material in many different ways to make sure the student understands the material, the theory and the thinking process behind the math.
Logic the study of the principles of valid inference and correct reasoning. Formal fallacies and formal arguments are part of Logic. Being able to make logical arguments and detect fallacies in arguments.
I've been using Microsoft Excel for several years and am well versed at making spreadsheets. I can teach a student how to use functions and write complex code for tables to create dynamic content as well as create dynamic database driven spreadsheets.
Outlook is a powerful E-Mail application part of the Microsoft Office software bundle. It has many powerful features and can be used to synchronize work and personal emails and at the same time keep them separate from each other. I've used Outlook for years and have learned many of the shortcuts and features that make it powerful.
Microsoft Windows is the well known PC Operating System most commonly used. I have decades of experience with this software and have learned many shortcuts, many customizable features and can easily teach someone how to get the most out of this Operating System. I am also able to install and upgrade versions.
PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. I have been developing websites and databases using PHP and MySQL for several years. I can definitely help students develop their understanding of the language and make working applications on the web.
Physics is one of the sciences I enjoyed the most. It contains a lot of math theories and uses many equations to explain natural laws all around us. Understanding the math is not nearly as important as understanding the science behind it all.
Precalculus lays the foundations for upper math topics found in Calculus such as derivatives, limits, infinite series, integration and many more. Understanding Precalculus allows the student to have a great foundation for continuing in math.
I have been doing Web Design for well over 10 years. I can easily explain the entire process starting from a basic graphical design of the site to the actual launch and web code troubleshooting.
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