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Courtney M.

Atlanta, GA

$60/hr

Math Teacher w/ 7 years of classroom experience, 10+ yrs tutoring

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Math Teacher w/ 7 years of classroom experience, 10+ yrs tutoring

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Hello!

I am currently working as a middle school math teacher in Atlanta. I have seven years of classroom teaching experience in grades 6-8, and have been tutoring students of all ages for over 10 years.

Although many students enter my class claiming that they are not good at math, or that they do not like math, the majority of my students leave felling successful and optimistic about the next school year. Having the opportunity to tutor students one-on-one, or in small groups allows students to gain confidence in their math skills quickly.

Over the past seven years, I have learned how to develop the thinking of my students by scaffolding difficult concepts in order to make them accessible to every student, regardless of the academic levels. My educational philosophy is to teach students to understand the math conceptually, so that they will be able to apply the concept to any problem. Through teaching, I have found that if students understand the meaning behind the math, they will be able to answer any questions involving that concept.

My dedication to teaching for understanding rather than teaching ticks or memorization has allowed my students to achieve at very high levels. This school year, 95% of my students on the westside of Atlanta met state standards on the CRCT, with 43% of them exceeding standards. While teaching in Chicago, my students grew an average of 2.5 years in one academic year (according to the NWEA MAP assessment), and 98% of my 8th graders passed the ISAT. Most importantly, I help to build high levels of self confidence and a love of learning in my students. I strive to be the best I can, and continuously reflect on my practice, adjusting course as needed.

I look forward to working with you and your child!

Testimonials

"We finally found someone that works for us!"

- Angee, Atlanta, GA on 7/9/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Reading
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of Missouri-Columbia
Psychology

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia (Psychology)

We finally found someone that works for us! — Courtney has been great to work with. She assisted my daughter in her summer recovery algebra class and with her assistance she will now pass the course. She has gotten a lot more confident in her math abilities. She has come a long way since she started working with her. ...

— Angee, Atlanta, GA on 7/9/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Courtney will travel within 20 miles of Atlanta, GA 30312.


About Courtney

Hello!

I am currently working as a middle school math teacher in Atlanta. I have seven years of classroom teaching experience in grades 6-8, and have been tutoring students of all ages for over 10 years.

Although many students enter my class claiming that they are not good at math, or that they do not like math, the majority of my students leave felling successful and optimistic about the next school year. Having the opportunity to tutor students one-on-one, or in small groups allows students to gain confidence in their math skills quickly.

Over the past seven years, I have learned how to develop the thinking of my students by scaffolding difficult concepts in order to make them accessible to every student, regardless of the academic levels. My educational philosophy is to teach students to understand the math conceptually, so that they will be able to apply the concept to any problem. Through teaching, I have found that if students understand the meaning behind the math, they will be able to answer any questions involving that concept.

My dedication to teaching for understanding rather than teaching ticks or memorization has allowed my students to achieve at very high levels. This school year, 95% of my students on the westside of Atlanta met state standards on the CRCT, with 43% of them exceeding standards. While teaching in Chicago, my students grew an average of 2.5 years in one academic year (according to the NWEA MAP assessment), and 98% of my 8th graders passed the ISAT. Most importantly, I help to build high levels of self confidence and a love of learning in my students. I strive to be the best I can, and continuously reflect on my practice, adjusting course as needed.

I look forward to working with you and your child!

Testimonials

"We finally found someone that works for us!"

- Angee, Atlanta, GA on 7/9/13
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Education

University of Missouri-Columbia
Psychology

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia (Psychology)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Atlanta, GA 30312

Courtney’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Reading
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

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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