I do not currently work as a teacher; however, I have been tutoring students in Math for many years.
My 'professional' teaching experience consists of having worked as a tutor at both Huntington and Sylvan Learning Centers (children ages 7 - 18), and having worked as a full-time teacher, teaching a variety of high school math subjects (from PreAlgebra to PreCalculus) in the Miami-Dade and Broward school districts.
Aside from my certification/degree, I swim for exercise, and I enjoy playing volleyball, ocean fishing, and traveling.
So you could say I am not a 'geek' type.
I have a very patient tutoring style that is geared toward 'nudging' the student's mind into solving the problems at hand, as opposed to working out the problems for the student. I will of course work out a problem or more, step-by-step for those students who are completely lost, but then I 'push' the student to review the sample problem(s) when attempting to work out problems on their own. By doing this, the child learns to rely more on themselves and referring back to the material on-hand (i.e. text book, class notes, etc.), and not rely solely on the presence of a teacher or tutor.
I try to get an idea (from the student) of how the student's teacher solves a problem, and then I go about reinforcing that problem solving strategy with the student. This way, both the teaching received at school and my tutoring will be more consistent and not confusing to the student.
I also try to obtain a grasp on how each student learns, so I can slightly adjust my tutoring style in a way that will make the student's learning of the topic more attainable.
And, I have excellent grammar/communication skills, so my math tutoring will in no way inadvertently negatively impact the student's English skills.
As a side note, I do not speak Spanish. So if speaking Spanish is required of me by you or your student, you should continue your search for a math tutor.
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