The basics: I have a graduate degree in mathematics as well as fifteen years experience teaching the subject. My greatest strides with students have been for courses where several concepts are brought together (geometry, algebra2, pre-calculus, trigonometry, number theory) and there is a need for a deeper level of conceptual understanding. My strong background in education has also given me the tools to help remedial students "catch up" to grade level in addition to learning how to overcome common math anxiety issues.
I have always been a strong believer in the Socratic method and using problem solving (attack skills) methodology to increase student performance and understanding. I believe students learn more effectively by doing and seeing than by "being told" that something works.
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