I'm offering summer discounts for any high school or college math subject, except for Pre-Algebra or Algebra I, and the science subjects of Chemistry and Physics if you schedule an appointment prior to your second exam.
One of the most rewarding endeavors is passing on knowledge to someone else. Even while learning, I have taught others. The goal is to understand the concepts, and, from there, knowledge can grow.
I am a recent graduate with a degree in biotechnology. I have also home-taught my own children, who have integrated into public school nearly seamlessly.
It is an honor and a pleasure to pass on my understanding to those who need a boost, or even more. Whatever the need, great or small, I aim to help meet it.
Please see the descriptions below for the subjects I am currently prepared to tutor in.
I am willing to travel farther than my 15 mile radius. We could meet somewhere between our two locations, or, if you want me to come to your home, I will charge you the time it takes me to travel to OR from your home to offset my gas, tolls, and other costs. Please keep in mind that the more time I travel, the less time I have for other appointments. Thank you.
In remembering some suggestions from my teachers and professors, I thought I might submit the following, as it is my desire that my students get the most out of their tutoring experience. I believe that teachers and tutor provide a service that is beyond price, and I believe that it is a worthwhile investment on the part of the student, I think there is also a way to maximize what is obtained.
Here are my suggestions for getting the most from your tutoring experience:
1. If you find yourself completely overwhelmed by work and other commitments, think of reducing some of your load before seeking a tutor. Make sure you have time to spend with family, doing work things, working out, enjoying entertainment, and all, so that studies don’t take over your life. Plus, if stress is only going to serve to cloud your focus on your studies, you’ll just be wasting your money to hire a tutor.
2. If you find the subject to be especially difficult, often, you can audit the class. You still pay, but the grade does not affect your GPA. Please check the policy at your institution.
Another suggestion is to hire a tutor to go through concepts with you before you take the class. I am currently working on being able to do this with biology 1, geometry, and general chemistry 1, with either full coverage of the material or just hitting the most important and/or most difficult concepts.
I can probably pick up some of my easier subjects, especially those related to my major, so go ahead and ask!
3. You might find hiring a tutor to introduce you to concepts before you get to them in class to be helpful. This can be effective, especially for more difficult concepts. Provide your tutor with your syllabus, to make this more effective.
4. Keep in mind that a tutor may not be able to help you cut your study time. It is recommended that you put in 2 hours of study for every hour of class time. I prefer to focus on the student’s understanding, as opposed to just helping the student memorize.
Some memory work is necessary, of course, but I think a tutor is there to ensure understanding and to help the student achieve a greater level of familiarity and comfort with the material being studied.
This helps to alleviate test anxiety and reinforce the material in a way that rote memory work and a rush job of studying won’t do.
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