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Elizabeth T.

Washington, DC

$70/hr

Motivating Math Major with Master's in Teaching

Background check passed as of 3/28/13
Usually responds in about 12 hours

Motivating Math Major with Master's in Teaching

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There is always more than one way to solve a math problem! As a former math teacher with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Stanford and a Master's degree in Teaching from American, I know that there are infinite ways to approach math problems. I also know that exploring many methods is the best way to build conceptual understanding of math.

In many math classrooms today, teachers show their students one way to solve a problem, and then the students simply mimic a series of steps. This approach does not promote conceptual understanding! Students need to be able to think critically and creatively when they face a new problem. They need to be challenged with rich problems, while being provided with the tools to tackle those problems with creativity and confidence.

With several years of experience teaching math and tutoring, I know how to help students build both their conceptual understanding of mathematics and their confidence in problem solving. Most of my experience both tutoring and teaching in the classroom was with high school or middle school subjects; however, I can also tutor in more advanced subjects like Calculus, Linear Algebra, etc., as I studied math in college. Whatever the course, I will not just teach you more than one way; I will push you to discover many of your own!

A quick note about location: I live in Petworth and prefer to meet either in DC or near a metro stop, if outside the city.

Testimonials

"Absolutely the best."

- Deborah, Washington, DC on 5/30/13

"Very thoughtful and helpful!"

- Marissa, Washington, DC on 6/19/13

"Great tutor!"

- Alex, Washington, DC on 5/13/13

"Very understanding!"

- Joe, Washington, DC on 2/16/13

"Great tutor!"

- Joyce, Bethesda, MD on 1/19/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Belen, Lanham, MD on 12/15/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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.

Linear Algebra

As a math major in undergrad, I took several courses in Linear Algebra. I eventually became a grader for the first Linear Algebra course.

Stanford University
Math and English
American University
Master's

Education

Stanford University (Math and English)

American University (Master's)

Absolutely the best. — Beth has been working with our daughter for several months now. We originally asked her to help her with Trig/Pre-Calculus. And now that our daughter brought home her first A+ on her Trig/PC progress report--attention has shifted to preparing for the upcoming SATs. Beth is able to coach across a wide variety of subjects areas, building our daughter's confidence in her own skills and providing ...

— Deborah, Washington, DC on 5/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 5 miles of Washington, DC 20010.


About Elizabeth

There is always more than one way to solve a math problem! As a former math teacher with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Stanford and a Master's degree in Teaching from American, I know that there are infinite ways to approach math problems. I also know that exploring many methods is the best way to build conceptual understanding of math.

In many math classrooms today, teachers show their students one way to solve a problem, and then the students simply mimic a series of steps. This approach does not promote conceptual understanding! Students need to be able to think critically and creatively when they face a new problem. They need to be challenged with rich problems, while being provided with the tools to tackle those problems with creativity and confidence.

With several years of experience teaching math and tutoring, I know how to help students build both their conceptual understanding of mathematics and their confidence in problem solving. Most of my experience both tutoring and teaching in the classroom was with high school or middle school subjects; however, I can also tutor in more advanced subjects like Calculus, Linear Algebra, etc., as I studied math in college. Whatever the course, I will not just teach you more than one way; I will push you to discover many of your own!

A quick note about location: I live in Petworth and prefer to meet either in DC or near a metro stop, if outside the city.

Testimonials

"Absolutely the best."

- Deborah, Washington, DC on 5/30/13

"Very thoughtful and helpful!"

- Marissa, Washington, DC on 6/19/13

"Great tutor!"

- Alex, Washington, DC on 5/13/13

"Very understanding!"

- Joe, Washington, DC on 2/16/13

"Great tutor!"

- Joyce, Bethesda, MD on 1/19/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Belen, Lanham, MD on 12/15/12

Education

Stanford University
Math and English
American University
Master's

Education

Stanford University (Math and English)

American University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Washington, DC 20010

Elizabeth’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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.


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