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Carrie B.

Los Angeles, CA

$100/hr

Experienced Tutor with UCLA Math for Teaching Degree

Background check passed as of 11/7/11
Usually responds in about 12 hours

Experienced Tutor with UCLA Math for Teaching Degree

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I'm a recent graduate from UCLA with a B.S. in mathematics for teaching. I have been tutoring full time since fall 2010, which means I have over 1000 hours total tutoring experience working with students from 2nd to 12th grade, and beyond. I am certified in both the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) and the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in mathematics.

I tutor every middle school or high school math subject including calculus (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, calculus, geometry, pre-algebra, pre-calculus, trigonometry), and I'm happy to tutor my students' younger siblings in elementary school math, too. I also tutor in some university-level mathematics (single variable calculus, college algebra, abstract algebra and analysis, to name a few). If the university-level math course you need help with is not listed, please feel free to contact me to ask if I can help you with it.

I teach not only the procedures for completing problems, but also why those procedures work, where the concepts are used in the real world and why they are important. I have many engaging, intuition-building real-world mathematics lessons prepared for the most challenging subjects that have been extensively tested in the classroom for effectiveness. Because I tutor in almost every level of mathematics, I can effectively help both students who need help catching up to their peers and students who need more challenging work than they are given in school. I truly love mathematics, and it is my passion to inspire new students to understand and appreciate its beauty. I can't wait to hear from you!

Note:
I generally only do in-home tutoring for students who live within about 5 miles of 90034 (the Palms area of L.A.) but I am also happy to meet any student at a public location (coffee shop, library, etc.) in or near Palms or Culver City. Unsure if you are within my travel range? Feel free to contact me to ask, I would be happy to let you know. Also, I may be able to travel further for an additional fee.

Testimonials

"Life Savior!"

- Sarah, Santa Monica, CA on 2/27/11

"Excellent"

- Elena, Santa Monica, CA on 1/16/14

"Skilled, kind and knowledgeable."

- Carol, Redondo Beach, CA on 8/4/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Shelly, Santa Monica, CA on 12/9/12

"Knowledgeable, patient and dependable."

- Jane, Los Angeles, CA on 12/6/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Grace, Los Angeles, CA on 11/4/12

"Good Tutor"

- Simran, Los Angeles, CA on 8/23/12

"Knows everything!!"

- Etti, Los Angeles, CA on 6/3/12

"Awesome tutor"

- Joan, Los Angeles, CA on 6/1/12

"Very Reliable And Excellent MathTutor"

- Mark, Los Angeles, CA on 10/31/11

" Great Tutor"

- Tonya, Los Angeles, CA on 7/22/11
English:
English,
Proofreading, Writing
Science:
Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
English,
Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
C++,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have extensive experience tutoring in Algebra 1 over the past twelve months since I have been tutoring professionally full time. Algebra 1 is one of the most common subjects I am asked to tutor.

Algebra 2

Like Algebra 1, I have had many requests to tutor Algebra 2 over the past twelve months since I have been tutoring full time. Algebra 2 is one of the most common subjects I am asked to tutor, and I feel I have now completely mastered the material, though I am learning more about how to teach it every day.

C++

As an Undergraduate at UCLA, I worked for the Program in Computing Dept. in the computer lab where my job was to help students in Intro to C++ with their homework and answer any questions they had about C++ programming or using MS Visual Studio. I have completed Intro to C++ Programming (PIC 10a) at UCLA with a B+.

Calculus

Though I receive fewer requests to tutor Calculus, it is one of my favorite subjects to help students with. The material is comparatively fresh in my mind (compared to say, Geometry), and I enjoy the more challenging problems. My calculus lessons are often my favorite of the week.

CBEST

I took the CBEST a couple of years ago, just after finishing my degree in math for teaching. I took it on 4 hours of sleep and still passed. It's basically a review of high school and general ed., so I would be happy to tutor test prep for this exam.

Computer Programming

I took PIC 10a at UCLA a couple of years ago and received a B+. I only know C++ but could help tutor just about any programming language because most are based on C anyways. I'm a tutor for intermediate to advanced programmers who need help with spelling and syntax, not just with mathematics.

English

I love tutoring students in College-Level Essay Writing! Although Math Education is my true passion, communicating ideas logically and organization naturally go along with that subject matter. Since organization and logic skills are key to any essay's argument, this is an obvious fit to my interests. Warning: I will mark your papers up in red ink, my comments are not few or far between.

Geometry

I am very passionate about teaching Geometry in a pedagogically sound way. Though I get few requests for this subject (I have helped only 3-5 students with this material in the last year, so please bring your textbook along when coming to tutoring for Geometry), I believe in teaching with discovery and proof in this course. I am an experienced student in the subject (one upper-division Geometry course at UCLA and a few weeks on teaching Geometry in a Teaching course also at UCLA), but I do not yet have all of the theorems memorized, so bring your class materials, please.

Prealgebra

Over the past year I have gained valuable experience tutoring in this difficult-to-teach subject. Helping students prepare the mathematical foundation for the challenges of Algebra is very rewarding, and working with the material in Pre-Algebra is great because of how useful it will be in a student's everyday life.

Precalculus

I love Pre-Calculus. I have extensive experience tutoring in Pre-Calculus because it is one of the subjects I am most commonly asked to tutor. Helping students to form the mathematical foundation for the challenging material in Calculus is very rewarding, as is working with the talented high school students who take this course.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry, the branch of mathematics dealing with the relations of the sides and angles of triangles and sine, cosine and tangent, is fun to teach because of all of the real-life applications. I am a believer in teaching why unit circle trigonometry is so useful, how it is related to basic triangle trigonometry and where it comes from. I have tons of experience teaching this subject because it is an integral part of most Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus courses.

Writing

I love tutoring students in college-level essay writing! Although math education is my true passion, along the way to my degree in Mathematics I also learned how to communicate my ideas clearly, and organize my thoughts well in writing, skills necessary in the pursuit of mathematics. Not to mention that there were also several writing classes I took at UCLA. I'm a tough critic when it comes to writing, but if you work with me your papers will turn out better because of it.

Carrie’s Resources

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I came across this question while applying to a teacher training program called EnCorps. I liked it so much I think I'll share it with you. As a successful professional, how have you used math or science in your daily work? What would you say to a student who questioned whether math or science would be useful in their future? How will you communicate that with students in a classroom? As... read more

University of California, Los Angeles

Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Life Savior! — Carrie, saved my grade. As simple as that. I was completely lost in my calculus class at UCLA and she recapped the entire first half of the quarter for me. She pointed out the details that i needed to know, we did practice problems, she reviewed my homework and my quiz. Along with that, she not only helped me finish the practice midterm my teacher emailed us but she made another practice midterm o ...

— Sarah, Santa Monica, CA on 2/27/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

My full fee for the lesson may be charged if a lesson is cancelled less than 36 hours in advance.

Travel policy

Carrie will travel within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90034.


About Carrie

I'm a recent graduate from UCLA with a B.S. in mathematics for teaching. I have been tutoring full time since fall 2010, which means I have over 1000 hours total tutoring experience working with students from 2nd to 12th grade, and beyond. I am certified in both the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) and the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in mathematics.

I tutor every middle school or high school math subject including calculus (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, calculus, geometry, pre-algebra, pre-calculus, trigonometry), and I'm happy to tutor my students' younger siblings in elementary school math, too. I also tutor in some university-level mathematics (single variable calculus, college algebra, abstract algebra and analysis, to name a few). If the university-level math course you need help with is not listed, please feel free to contact me to ask if I can help you with it.

I teach not only the procedures for completing problems, but also why those procedures work, where the concepts are used in the real world and why they are important. I have many engaging, intuition-building real-world mathematics lessons prepared for the most challenging subjects that have been extensively tested in the classroom for effectiveness. Because I tutor in almost every level of mathematics, I can effectively help both students who need help catching up to their peers and students who need more challenging work than they are given in school. I truly love mathematics, and it is my passion to inspire new students to understand and appreciate its beauty. I can't wait to hear from you!

Note:
I generally only do in-home tutoring for students who live within about 5 miles of 90034 (the Palms area of L.A.) but I am also happy to meet any student at a public location (coffee shop, library, etc.) in or near Palms or Culver City. Unsure if you are within my travel range? Feel free to contact me to ask, I would be happy to let you know. Also, I may be able to travel further for an additional fee.

Testimonials

"Life Savior!"

- Sarah, Santa Monica, CA on 2/27/11

"Excellent"

- Elena, Santa Monica, CA on 1/16/14

"Skilled, kind and knowledgeable."

- Carol, Redondo Beach, CA on 8/4/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Shelly, Santa Monica, CA on 12/9/12

"Knowledgeable, patient and dependable."

- Jane, Los Angeles, CA on 12/6/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Grace, Los Angeles, CA on 11/4/12

"Good Tutor"

- Simran, Los Angeles, CA on 8/23/12

"Knows everything!!"

- Etti, Los Angeles, CA on 6/3/12

"Awesome tutor"

- Joan, Los Angeles, CA on 6/1/12

"Very Reliable And Excellent MathTutor"

- Mark, Los Angeles, CA on 10/31/11

" Great Tutor"

- Tonya, Los Angeles, CA on 7/22/11
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Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Education

University of California, Los Angeles


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required

My full fee for the lesson may be charged if a lesson is cancelled less than 36 hours in advance.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90034

Carrie’s Subjects

English:
English,
Proofreading, Writing
Science:
Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
English,
Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math, Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
C++,
Proofreading

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.


Carrie’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Carrie. View all of Carrie’s resources

I came across this question while applying to a teacher training program called EnCorps. I liked it so much I think I'll share it with you. As a successful professional, how have you used math or science in your daily work? What would you say to a student who questioned whether math or science would be useful in their future? How will you communicate that with students in a classroom? As... read more


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