I am an accountant who has been considered an expert in math all my life. I taught myself basic math before I started school, and so began a life-long love of numbers.
My experiences tutoring ailing students began in high school. I regularly supplemented the teachers lessons getting through to students who otherwise did not understand the concepts we were studying.
When I entered college I used tutoring in math to supplement my income. I taught students in remedial algebra, all the way through Calculus. By supplementing the lessons provided by their professors, I reinforced the concepts learned by students without my gift, and brought understanding to students who needed that extra individual attention to fully understand.
My methods are individual to each student. I will go through several approaches to attempt to identify how best you or your child learn. For some, they just need me to go over the "pure numbers" slower so they can work through the understanding at their own pace. For some, drawing proper analogies to make the numbers seem "real" is a better approach. Crafting Mnemonics that are more compatible with the individual student then ones provided by textbooks is a common success tool.
The key, however, to any successful tutoring relationship is for the tutor to impart his love of learning to his student, so the student will willingly seek each lesson.
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