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Paula M.

Wethersfield, CT

$60/hr

Paula M.G. - Tutor in Wethersfield, CT

Background check passed as of 9/23/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Paula M.G. - Tutor in Wethersfield, CT

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I started tutoring when I was a high school student and continued through all my years of college and graduate school. I find it very rewarding helping others overcome their struggles with math and physics.

To me, tutoring is not just homework help. It means finding the knowledge gaps and/or misconceptions, and helping the student build their skills on a solid foundation.

I am pursuing a doctoral degree in Physics. I hold a BS and an MS, both in Physics. As part of my graduate teaching assistanship I taught various college level Physics courses, and received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Recently I was Physics teacher in a private high school in MA.


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Testimonials

"Delivered outstanding value!!"

- Lisa, Rocky Hill, CT on 10/29/12

"Amazing!"

- William, Andover, CT on 1/10/12
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Mathematica, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Romanian
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math,
SSAT, TEAS
Corporate Training:
General Computer, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

ACT score is used both by high school counselors and college admission offices in your academic path. After an assessment test, I will tailor the ACT Math preparation to your needs and available time. I review with you all the relevant Mathematics chapters (Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry), and teach you different methods to improve your score.
I would recommend planning ahead and start preparing for the test 1 full year ahead, if you envision 1.5 hour session a week.

Algebra 1

After mastering with Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 takes you further into Properties of Real Numbers. You learn to solve Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities, and Systems of Linear Equations or Inequalities. You revisit and enhance the knowledge of Powers, Exponents and Roots (Radicals), and learn how to solve Quadratic Equations. You also learn about Polynomials and how to add, subtract, multiply, and factor them. Algebra 1 also shows you how connected Geometry and Algebra are.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 deepens the understanding of Equations and Inequalities, Power and Roots (Radicals). It introduces you to Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Sequences and Series. It also teaches you about Matrices and Determinants, and their use in solving Linear Equation Systems. Through Algebra 2 you also take the first steps into Probabilities, Statistics, and Trigonometry.

Differential Equations

I took 2 semesters' course of Differential Equations as undergraduate student, and later on applied them throughout various graduate Physics courses, including Quantum Mechanics (the most important equation of QM is a differential equation), Electrodynamics (Maxwell equations form a system of 4 differential equations), Mathematical Physics (methods of solving Differential Equations encountered in Physics) etc.

A prerequisite of Differential Equation solving is to handle well Calculus and Algebra.

Linear Algebra

In college I took a full year of Linear Algebra and passed the course test with maximum grade. Linear Algebra is very useful in other branches of Mathematics, like Geometry, but also in sciences, i.e. Physics. The Quantum Mechanics mathematics, for example is a combination of Linear Algebra and Calculus. The prerequisite for Linear Algebra is Algebra II (especially Matrices and Determinants).

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra is the stepping stone between Elementary Math and Algebra. After you have learned all the basic operations, now is the time to categorize all the different types of numbers, the operations properties and the order in which they are computed. You also learn about exponents, roots and their properties, and the use of letters as variables.

Romanian

If you want to learn Romanian, there is no better way than having a native speaker as your tutor.
Romanian is one of the 5 Latin based languages. You know for sure about Italian, Spanish and French. Portuguese is probably the closest to Romanian in regard with pronunciation, but the words resemble Italian.

If you heard someone speaking Romanian, you might have thought that it is Russian, but that is only the accent. Romanian is the only Latin based language in Eastern Europe, being surrounded by Slavic languages North, South and Southwest, and Hungarian language (in its own category) to the West.

If you are interested in learning my language, contact me. I will be glad to help.

SAT Math

Mastering SAT Math gives you the confidence you need when taking the test. After an assessment test, I will tailor the SAT preparation to your needs and available time. I review with you all the relevant Mathematics chapters (Numbers and Operations, Algebra and Functions, Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability), and teach you different methods to improve your score.
I would recommend planning ahead and start preparing for the test 1 full year ahead, if you envision 1.5 hour session a week. A minimum of 8 sessions of 1.5 hours are needed just to briefly review all the required chapters.

Paula’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 Paula. View all of Paula’s resources

x-intercepts: y=0 (Means find the values of x for which the numerator of the fraction is zero):   x^2 - 3x = 0   x (x - 3) = 0   x1 = 0 and x2 = 3   There are 2 x-intercept points: (0,0) and (3,0).   y-intercept: x=0 (Replace...

In the last month I received a lot of inquiries about tutoring from students and/or their parents. The majority of them try to send personal information such as cellphone numbers, e-mails and addresses in the first message, but they do not have billing information on file yet. WyzAnt policy does not allow exchange of such information prior to entering a valid payment form, and the server... read more

University of Bucharest, Romania
Physics
University of Bucharest, Romania
Master's
Connecticut Wesleyan University - in progress
PhD

Education

University of Bucharest, Romania (Physics)

University of Bucharest, Romania (Master's)

Connecticut Wesleyan University - in progress (PhD)

Delivered outstanding value!! — Paula was incredibly responsive to my request for help, reaching out to make arrangements during a weekend (and a hurricane weekend at that!). She arrived exactly as scheduled and connected very quickly with my 16 year old son. She was able to establish a rapport, pinpoint his difficulties, and get him back on track in a single session. I knew immediately when I saw my son's face at the end of ...

— Lisa, Rocky Hill, CT on 10/29/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Cancellation fee of $45.00 if you cancel when I arrive. Group rates: $80/hour for 2 students, $100/hour for 3 students, $120/hour for 4 students.

Travel policy

Paula will travel within 10 miles of Wethersfield, CT 06109.


About Paula

I started tutoring when I was a high school student and continued through all my years of college and graduate school. I find it very rewarding helping others overcome their struggles with math and physics.

To me, tutoring is not just homework help. It means finding the knowledge gaps and/or misconceptions, and helping the student build their skills on a solid foundation.

I am pursuing a doctoral degree in Physics. I hold a BS and an MS, both in Physics. As part of my graduate teaching assistanship I taught various college level Physics courses, and received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Recently I was Physics teacher in a private high school in MA.


WYZANT POLICY
Speaking to Tutors on the Phone or In Person
Once you’ve connected with a tutor via email, you may wish to speak to the tutor on the phone or set up a meet-and-greet before starting the lessons. PLEASE NOTE THAT BEFORE MEETING OR SPEAKING ON THE PHONE, WYZANT ASKS THAT YOU SUBMIT A VALID FORM OF PAYMENT.

Testimonials

"Delivered outstanding value!!"

- Lisa, Rocky Hill, CT on 10/29/12

"Amazing!"

- William, Andover, CT on 1/10/12

Education

University of Bucharest, Romania
Physics
University of Bucharest, Romania
Master's
Connecticut Wesleyan University - in progress
PhD

Education

University of Bucharest, Romania (Physics)

University of Bucharest, Romania (Master's)

Connecticut Wesleyan University - in progress (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Cancellation fee of $45.00 if you cancel when I arrive. Group rates: $80/hour for 2 students, $100/hour for 3 students, $120/hour for 4 students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Wethersfield, CT 06109

Paula’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Mathematica, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Romanian
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math,
SSAT, TEAS
Corporate Training:
General Computer, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

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.


Paula’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 Paula. View all of Paula’s resources

x-intercepts: y=0 (Means find the values of x for which the numerator of the fraction is zero):   x^2 - 3x = 0   x (x - 3) = 0   x1 = 0 and x2 = 3   There are 2 x-intercept points: (0,0) and (3,0).   y-intercept: x=0 (Replace...

In the last month I received a lot of inquiries about tutoring from students and/or their parents. The majority of them try to send personal information such as cellphone numbers, e-mails and addresses in the first message, but they do not have billing information on file yet. WyzAnt policy does not allow exchange of such information prior to entering a valid payment form, and the server... read more


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