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Hey there. My name is Alf, and I'm a math tutor. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics at Pomona College in the 1990s, but then turned my attention to non-mathematical pursuits. In the years since then, I have done tutoring in math off and on. I've done the most tutoring with adult GED students in math, science, and other subjects; this would probably be my best fit. However, I'm also comfortable working with high school students in math classes up until around the Calculus I range.
With each student I've worked with, my goal has been the same: to work myself out of a job. It's my goal to get a student through their current and specific difficulties. Also, I recognize that things won't necessarily be "smooth sailing" simply because a student has gotten beyond the current sticking spot. So I attempt to help a student search for and identify potential problem spots, and find ways to get around any obstacles that might arise later on.
Almost there! — As my student prepares to take the toughest part (for her) of the GED, math, Alf remains a constant that she can rely on. She continues to rave about his patience and aptitude for teaching her in a way that makes sense to her and has math be a little less frightening and intimidating. She has come a long way, literally, from knowledge equivalency of a 6th grader to now nearly a high school graduat ...
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