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Tralee J.

Emeryville, CA

$80/hr

Fun Math Teacher and UCLA graduate

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Background check passed as of 2/16/12
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UCLA
Math and Psychology
JFKU
Master's
Saint Mary's
Master's

Education

UCLA (Math and Psychology)

JFKU (Master's)

Saint Mary's (Master's)

About Tralee

My goal is to help students become independent problem-solvers.

If you are an adult returning to school or studying for a standardized test; or if your child is insecure about math, is an under-performing student, prefers a female teacher, or missed key concepts in school-- send me an e-mail. Include the topic, course, or grade level being studied, plus any information or concerns you feel are important. I return my e-mails promptly.

I work at the student's pace. I do not lecture, but talk "with" you, and I explain concepts as often as is needed. Students "learn how to learn," not just how to memorize the steps in a problem to turn in the homework. We look at the big picture, then focus on the concepts involved, one by one. If I discover gaps in prior knowledge, we stop before moving on.

I tutor grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, as well as the math portion of the ACT, SAT, GRE, CBEST..

After 20+ years as a math educator and counselor, I have learned a lot of math tricks and tips for keeping cool and focused. ALL of my students' grades improve at least one grade. Most of my dedicated, long-term students earn A's.
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My goal is to help students become independent problem-solvers.

If you are an adult returning to school or studying for a standardized test; or if your child is insecure about math, is an under-performing student, prefers a female teacher, or missed key concepts in school-- send me an…
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

24 hours advance notice to cancel. $80 charge if it's less than 24 hours. Thank you

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Emeryville, CA 94608
Background Check: Passed

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- John, San Francisco, CA on 2/20/11

"Great math tutor!!"

- Lindsay, Mill Valley, CA on 8/9/12
Tralee replied on 5/23/2013

Your son was a delight to work with!

"Great tutor"

- Kim, San Francisco, CA on 3/30/12

"Tralee is awesome!"

- Lauren, Richmond, CA on 8/8/11
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Reading
Science:
Psychology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Business:
Career Development, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary (K-6th), Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, Career Development, CBEST,
College Counseling, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Volleyball
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling

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Algebra 1

The California testing for Algebra 1 is changing this year. MARS tests are being trialed in schools. I am familiar with these tests and the new common core standards.

Algebra 1 consists of symbolic reasoning and calculations with symbols. Through
the study of algebra, a student develops an understanding of the symbolic language
of mathematics and the sciences. In addition, algebraic skills and concepts are developed­ and used in a wide variety of problem-solving situations.

Topics covered include: single and two step equations, word problems, graphing, solving systems and introduction to geometry.

Algebra 2

The California testing for Algebra 2 is changing this year. MARS tests are being trialed in schools. I am familiar with these tests as well as the new common core standards.

Topics in Algebra 2 include continuing to work with expressions, equations and inequalities,factoring, quadratic formula, and graphing. New topics include: complex numbers, logarithms, linear quadratic and exponential functions, solving rational equations, analyzing functions,and trigonometry.

CBEST

You don't have to let the math portion of the CBEST interfere with your plans to enter the field of education. I have helped many adults pass the math portion of the test with only a few weeks of study. My students feel at ease with my gentle and supportive style, yet I don't skip over important concepts needed for the test. I have a bag of tricks to help you remember key concepts as well. It doesn't matter how long ago you took your last math class or your prior grades. We'll set up a study schedule that helps balance work and family with studying.

Geometry

Geometry uses the tools of properties, theorems and proofs. Topics include congruence, similarity, right triangles, intro to trigonometry, circles, expressing geometry relationships through equations, and making constructions.

Prealgebra

6th Grade Math

Sixth-grade math students will:

1. Develop an understanding of the concept of a ratio and use ratio reasoning to solve a variety of problems, including those involving unit pricing and constant speed.
2. Extend their understanding of operations with fractions to include division.
3. Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and their understanding decimals.
4. Find the greatest common factor and least common multiples of certain of operations with whole numbers.
5. Explore negative rational numbers and integers.
6. Draw and label numbers on number lines.
7. Add and subtract negative numbers.
8. Graph pairs of points in a plane.
9. Learn to write expressions and equations with variable
10. Be introduced to area and perimeter and angles.

Study Skills

I teach my students in middle and high school good study skills, such as how to: manage time, create and use organization systems, discover one's unique learning style, how to read for understanding, take notes, use study tools and learn the secrets to taking tests while remaining calm.

As a teacher, I have over 10+ years reaching over 1,500 students. Every student has different needs, personalities and skills.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry uses the ratios between triangle lengths. Each ratio has a unique name, sine, cosine, and tangent. Using these tools, you can find missing lengths and angles of other figures.

It also includes the concepts of functions, and different properties (identities) of each functions. This subject is very handy for craftsmen, such as woodworkers, etc.

UCLA
Math and Psychology
JFKU
Master's
Saint Mary's
Master's

Education

UCLA (Math and Psychology)

JFKU (Master's)

Saint Mary's (Master's)

WyzAnt — Tralee is local to the Bay Area and she is patient, kind and understanding. She helped me in a crunch and I succeeded because of her help. ...

— John, San Francisco, CA on 2/20/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

24 hours advance notice to cancel. $80 charge if it's less than 24 hours. Thank you

Travel policy

Tralee will travel within 3 miles of Emeryville, CA 94608.

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