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Sue S.

Arcadia, CA

$40/hr

Math Is A Puzzle!

Background check passed as of 9/28/14
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Math Is A Puzzle!

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I am a retired teacher, having taught math in public high schools for 33 years, the last 31 of which were at Alhambra High School in Alhambra, CA. In the 10 years since my retirement, I have substituted at high schools in Alhambra, Monrovia, and Arcadia. In those schools, I have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus. I have also been a tutor for the CAHSEE test for the last 3 years, helping students who have finished their high school credits, but still have not yet passed this test.

I have loved math since I took Algebra I when I was in 9th grade. Math is like a puzzle to me, in which we have certain information and clues at the beginning of the problem, and we need to figure out how to get to the solution using our memory, creativity and logic. Throughout my career I have endeavored to pass this attitude along to my students.

In my classes I take students from what they already know to the new concepts they don't know, using many examples. If one way of explaining a problem doesn't work, I find another way to explain it.

Testimonials

"Very Accommodating and Flexible"

- Lisa, Los Angeles, CA on 3/10/14

"She is a very patient and nice tutor!"

- Vera, Arcadia, CA on 10/11/13

"Very greatful to have found Sue!"

- Maria Luisa, Temple City, CA on 2/10/12

"Sue saves the day"

- Angela, Arcadia, CA on 1/21/12

"Excellent tutor A+ all the way...."

- Leslie, Arcadia, CA on 7/7/11

"Great tutor"

- Daksha, Diamond Bar, CA on 9/29/10
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of California, Davis
California State Univ. Los Angeles
Enrolled
California Polytechnic State University Pomona
Enrolled

Education

University of California, Davis

California State Univ. Los Angeles (Enrolled)

California Polytechnic State University Pomona (Enrolled)

Very Accommodating and Flexible — Sue continues to be great with my daughter! She will focus on the basics which are necessary to have first before going on to harder concepts. My daughter's grades have gone from a low D to a mid to high C! Thanks a bunch Sue! ...

— Lisa, Los Angeles, CA on 3/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Sue will travel within 5 miles of Arcadia, CA 91006.


About Sue

I am a retired teacher, having taught math in public high schools for 33 years, the last 31 of which were at Alhambra High School in Alhambra, CA. In the 10 years since my retirement, I have substituted at high schools in Alhambra, Monrovia, and Arcadia. In those schools, I have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus. I have also been a tutor for the CAHSEE test for the last 3 years, helping students who have finished their high school credits, but still have not yet passed this test.

I have loved math since I took Algebra I when I was in 9th grade. Math is like a puzzle to me, in which we have certain information and clues at the beginning of the problem, and we need to figure out how to get to the solution using our memory, creativity and logic. Throughout my career I have endeavored to pass this attitude along to my students.

In my classes I take students from what they already know to the new concepts they don't know, using many examples. If one way of explaining a problem doesn't work, I find another way to explain it.

Testimonials

"Very Accommodating and Flexible"

- Lisa, Los Angeles, CA on 3/10/14

"She is a very patient and nice tutor!"

- Vera, Arcadia, CA on 10/11/13

"Very greatful to have found Sue!"

- Maria Luisa, Temple City, CA on 2/10/12

"Sue saves the day"

- Angela, Arcadia, CA on 1/21/12

"Excellent tutor A+ all the way...."

- Leslie, Arcadia, CA on 7/7/11

"Great tutor"

- Daksha, Diamond Bar, CA on 9/29/10

Education

University of California, Davis
California State Univ. Los Angeles
Enrolled
California Polytechnic State University Pomona
Enrolled

Education

University of California, Davis

California State Univ. Los Angeles (Enrolled)

California Polytechnic State University Pomona (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Arcadia, CA 91006

Sue’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Sue S.

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