Mathematics is an important part of our lives, and I enjoy enabling others to better understand mathematics. From years of schooling I know that having a good foundation in mathematics is necessary, and like to share my understanding of math with others, enabling them to overcome their difficulties. My personality lets me get along with a lot of different age groups. I have successfully helped friends, strangers, classmates, and other students over the years. My most recent experience has been with high school students, helping them with algebra and trigonometry.
I have a master's degree in mathematics, and I am willing to teach others various levels of math while I pursue other career goals. While I do expect to be able to help students learn math, I do not expect to be a miracle worker and able to teach them an entire course overnight. I have no problem putting time and effort in helping those who want to learn.
When tutoring the first thing I do is establish what the trouble is. Trying to find a way to present the information in a way that can be understood. Often times this is done by going over work that has been done, providing them problems, giving them tips, or showing tricks that they might not know. I do like to go above and beyond what the problem and try to reinforce good study habits, note taking skills, and how to prepare for a test. When doing long term, repeat visits, I assign tasks or extra problems to help keep the student thinking. If the student is young I try to establish a relationship with the parents, or communicate with the teacher, so I can assist with these good study habits I mentioned, and track the students progress.
I am very flexible with my time, and I look forward to helping students achieve a better understanding of mathematics.
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