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Tracy S.

Can-Do MathTutor - elementary to college and beyond

San Diego, CA (92107)

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Tracy's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Probability
SAT Math
Trigonometry
English:
ESL/ESOL more »
Grammar
Reading
Writing
Language:
Chinese more »
ESL/ESOL more »
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math more »
Elementary Science
Grammar
Reading
Study Skills more »
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD more »
Business:
Economics
GMAT
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Economics
Elementary (K-6th) more »
ESL/ESOL more »
Geometry
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Reading
SAT Math
Study Skills more »
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
ASVAB
GED
GMAT
GRE
PSAT
SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Golf
Swimming
Corporate Training:
Chinese more »
Economics
ESL/ESOL more »
GMAT
Grammar

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ADD/ADHD

I worked for the San Diego Community College District, Continuing Education for 1.5 years. While there, I tutored students aged 16-74 with many different levels of learning. Some had ADHD, dyslexia, substance abuse problems.

I also taught General Education Development (GED) at the U.S. Court. U.S. Probation Department for one year and four months. Most of my students had learning disabilities like ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and substance abuse.

I have been tutoring students with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and substance abuse privately for the past three years and have helped them raise their grades.

Chinese

I am a Chinese. I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. I moved to United States when I was 27 years old. Mandarin is my first language and the official language of Taiwan. I love the Chinese literature. In addition, I have a BA degree in Chinese Studies from University of California San Diego. My pronunciation and tones are perfect. I have helped my UCSD classmates in Chinese pronunciation and grammar.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an AA degree in Liberal Studies from Palomar College, but also two BA degrees in Economics and Chinese Studies. For 2 years I have tutored 12 students with different types of learning difficulties, from age 5 to 12. Subjects include math, reading, English, Chinese, and study skills.

What I have learned from my students is that some children have very short attention spans, and they can sometimes become bored easily. As a tutor, I work to engage the students and to help them learn to focus on the task at hand. At times, I must go with the flow, making adjustments as students' energy and focus changes.

With love, respect , patience, and the ability to improvise, we can achieve not only the academic goals but also life skills!

Elementary Math

I worked for the San Diego Community College District, Continuing Education for 1.5 years. While there, I tutored students aged 16-74 with many different levels of learning. Some had ADHD, dyslexia, substance abuse problems.

I also taught General Education Development (GED) at the U.S. Court. U.S. Probation Department for one year and four months. Most of my students had learning disabilities like ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and substance abuse.

I have been tutoring students with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and substance abuse privately for the past three years and have helped them raise their grades.

ESL/ESOL

Hi, my name is Tracy. I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan and in my late 20s I came to America with very little English. As a result, the only job I could find was in the Chinese restaurant business. After some years, I was frustrated with my inability to communicate with customers, so I enrolled in an ESL class and studied very hard. Because I did so well in my ESL classes, teachers often asked me to help other ESL classmates. For example, after the tests, teachers would ask me to explain to the class the reasons that I chose the correct answers. From this, many ESL classmates saw me for help after the classes. By helping my ESL classmates, I realized that not only do I like to help people to learn English, but also I am good at explaining English grammar to international students. Later, with encouragement from my ESL teachers, I took community college level reading, writing, spelling, and grammar classes, and with much persistence, gradually improved my English. Ten years later, I have not only an AA degree in Liberal Studies from Palomar College, but also two BA degrees in Economics and Chinese Studies with a GPA of 3.6 from the University of California, San Diego. I finished with honors, which allowed me to be a member of the exclusive Golden Key International Honor Society.

Study Skills

One of the biggest reasons that I was able to graduate from UCSD with a GPA of 3.5 at the age of 46 years old is that I developed outstanding study skills. English is not my first language, so the challenge was not easy. I took a class, College Success Skills, at Palomar College before I attended UCSD. This class helped me to learn many study skills and to devise a plan for achieving success in college.
For example, before enrolling in a class I would interview the instructor to gain a clear understanding of the requirements needed for success. I previewed the course material before taking the class. During the class, I tape recorded the class lecture so I could listen to it again and again. After the class, I used the tape to improve my notes. I made 3x5 and 5x7 flashcards. I kept them handy so I could read them whenever I wanted. Whenever I was driving my car, I listened to the class tapes. I focused on and understood the material rather than just memorizing. In this way, I trained my brain to make connections and became a critical thinker through this type of active learning. I can help others to learn the study skills I developed and used myself.

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Approved Subjects

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