I have worked as a TA and tutor since 2007, helping out college students with their mathematics coursework. I take my time to work with a student, listen to their struggles and questions, and then approach the problem in a way they will understand. I have the ability to explain a problem in multiple ways, so that if one way doesn't work, I don't give up. I recently worked with a HS Sophomore who was getting a D in her geometry class; within two months, it was up to a C+, and she finished the semester with a B-.
I am patient with the students I tutor, and enjoy making the learning atmosphere fun without having too many distractions. I understand the need for breaks, and acknowledge that there are times when a concept isn't working. Those are times where a little break or moving onto a different idea works well. I have spent most of my education life helping my classmates with math. I don't simply give the answers, I explain how problems work so that students will be able to know the material for the test and other applications.
My personal history. I was a 4.0 student in HS, graduating as Valedictorian, as well as receiving high honors in math, physics and chemistry. I passed the AP Calculus test, and then proceeded to Westmont College where I earned a B.A. in Mathematics. I worked as a TA in Calculus for 3 years, so that is my strong point, but I also remember most of the traditional high school math courses.
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