I have a BS in Applied Mathematics with a Minor in Computer Science from Florida State University. I graduated summa cum laude with a perfect 4.0 GPA and am a member of Phi Beta Kappa. I worked for more than 27 years in Mathematics and Computer Science, at Eglin AFB, Florida. I have tutored many students in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry,
Calculus, and computers over the years.
I have always found explaining math and computer concepts to be an easy, logical process. Most students learn by establishing a good foundation in first principles and then building upon these principles by repetition. I tutored in college and had great success!
My technique is rather simple:
1. Create a positive atmosphere with the student.
2. Present the lesson objectives in a clear and concise manner.
3. Develop with the student an incremental foundation of knowledge.
4. Provide study problems that encompass the lesson objectives.
5. Help the student deconstruct the problems into clearly solvable parts. In my experience, a student's ability to deconstruct is critical and must be nurtured with great care. During this process, they often must overcome "mental blocks" that can cause much impairment.
6. Summarize each problem solution and show which lesson objectives have been achieved.
7. Give lots of positive feedback to the student.
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