Hello to all interested in learning and understanding not only how to excel in math classes, but how to also understand why it works.
First of all, math is my life. It's my one true love and gives me meaning in this world. I have so much passion for math and I hope it rubs off on all that are around me. Growing up, I have always been the student in the class that everyone asks for help on math problems. For this reason I have always tutored my friends and loved ones in math whenever they need help. It gives me great pleasure when I know I have helped someone in their math education. My goal is to have everyone know math well because math is part of our everyday lives and serves as logical reasoning to solve every problem we have.
Throughout all of my education math has been the easiest classes for me to earn A's in. Math comes naturally to me but on top of that I love to study math and make sure I have a thorough understanding of all the rules and reasons why math works. Math is not just memorizing formulas and plugging in information, it is knowing the rules behind all formulas and understanding the logic. I have always been able to communicate math very well to students that need help in math.
My credentials so far include math classes all the way up to Differential Equations. I have passed Calculus I, II and III with A's and have a thorough understanding of all material and what is needed to do well in each of the classes. Since math builds on all previous concepts, I can easily tutor students in lower math classes as well, whether it be elementary math to high school math.
I believe a major trait needed to tutor math is patience and determination. Math takes a lot of time and studying to learn but anyone can do it as long as they give it their best effort and devotion. I have learned many things from my mother, she has been teaching 5th and 6th grade for several years and has taught me important methods on how to teach math and how to relate the material to students so the information sticks to them.
Lastly, I want everyone to know I do not give up and will give students my devotion to make sure they understand the material they news to understand to make sure they stay on their correct path of education. Education is the most important thing in succeeding in today's harsh economy.
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Algebra 1
Algebra 1 is one of the most important math classes for developing future math skills. This is the first class that focuses on math with a variable (x). Basically you learn how to treat equations with x instead of just numbers.
Algebra 2
Algebra 2 focuses in depth what Algebra 1 presents. This is where you really start getting into core math topics needed in later math classes. You learn all about exponents, lines, parabolas, and a lot of the cartesian plane (graphing).
Biology
Biology is so unique because we can observe this topic in our every day lives. It is nature in its most basic form. We use the scientific method to analyze observations to produce facts about the world and how it evolves. Biology is the science of life!
Calculus
Calculus is the first math class I truly fell in love with. The logic to it is very different from all math prior but you still use what you have learned so far. You can apply calculus to real life situations and once learned you really see math can perfectly describe everything around you and how the world works.
Geometry
Geometry analyzes the relationships within all shapes. There will always be truths about all objects which are the equations you use to describe the object. This deals with squares, rectangles, triangles, polygons, and measurement of angles within these objects. This class gives you a more visual look at math.
Prealgebra
This class is super important because it prepares the student to deal with variables (x). Moving from dealing with numbers to dealing with x is a very hard leap of faith. This class will present how to solve for x and factor which is vital to math.
SAT Math
This math is very unique. You use all the knowledge obtained from geometry, algebra 1/2, and even college algebra. The SAT math is all about logical analysis. You need to get into the mind set of using variables instead of raw numbers. This is unlike any questions asked in regular math classes.
Linear Algebra
I have received an A+ in MAT 342 at ASU in Tempe and ever since have been tutoring students in Linear Algebra. The basics is the understanding of matrices and the Gauss-Jordan Method. Later you get into inverses, proofs of a vector space(zero, scalar, addition), eigen values, dot product, and much more. Differential equations and Mathematical structures are good prerequisites to take before starting Linear Algebra. Basically the whole class is solving system of equations through matrices.
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