Dear prospective student:
My name is Mustafa. I was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1986 to two outstanding parents Timothy and Annette Vance. I graduated valedictorian of George Washington Carver high school in Montgomery in 2005. I later attended Tuskegee University in Tuskegee Alabama. I received my bachelor of arts in political science from Tuskegee in 2009.
During my undergraduate years I successfully completed courses in basic algebra, intermediate algebra, calculus, advanced calculus, and statistical analysis. I received a grade of A in all of these courses. While at Tuskegee, I tutored high schools students in the Upward Bound program in algebra and geometry. I also tutored my fellow undergraduate students in algebra and calculus.
I like to use a cognitive approach when tutoring my students. The cognitive approach is based upon the belief that each step in solving a mathematical problem is an essential part of the entire problem itself. For example, in a very basic equation such as X (squared) divided by 5 = 5, I would first point out to the student that the solution to the unknown, X, has the same numerical identity as the sole number in the equation; which is, of course the number 5.
Once this initial observation is establish, my primary tasks would be to teach the student how the mathematical operations of division, multiplication, squared power, and square root are involved in the solution. More importantly, I would teach the student how these basic mathematical operations are all related to one another.
I also believe that patience is the key to understanding, on the part of both the student and tutor alike. I sincerely would like to tutor you toward achieving your goal of success in the area(s) of math that you are experiencing difficulty. I have experienced success with students in the past within the areas of geometry, algebra, and calculus. I am certain that the two of us will achieve the same standard of success by earnestly working together. I am looking forward to working with you.
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