Hello world. My name is Sam M. and I have decided to go on WyzAnt because I have worked as a professional tutor for over two years now and my supervisor thinks this would be a great way for me to expand my horizons. To date, I have passed five semesters of calculus courses (Calc I, II and III, Differential Equations and Vector Analysis) and have passed 24 hours of statistics courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. When I was a student at the University of North Florida, I took many upper-division and graduate-level courses in the education department where I learned a lot about the art of teaching. It was also while I was at UNF that I audited a Calculus III course and impressed the professor so highly that he wrote a letter of recommendation on my behalf I will proudly share. In 2010, I took the GACE I and GACE II exams for Georgia teacher certification and earned the highest possible score on both of them. I have over four years of experience as a mathematics teacher. I taught math at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida from 2004 to 2007. I also taught math at Florida State College at Jacksonville. I have letters of recommendation from both campuses. I resigned from the former to take a job at the latter. I resigned from the latter when my spouse was offered a job as a professor in Lawrenceville. In 2006, I took the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and scored an 800 on the quantitative section. That is a perfect score. I took three years of Spanish in high school (Spanish I, Spanish II and Spanish III in 9th, 10th and 11th grades) and also took 10 semesters of Spanish in college. I earned an official undergraduate minor in Spanish from Florida State University. I have visited the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Cuba. I am also married to a Mexican who is a Spanish professor at Georgia Gwinnett College and am the son of a world-renowned retired English professor. I can definitely tutor in Spanish or English, for that matter. My tutoring philosophy is very simple: do whatever it takes to get the knowledge in their heads. If I feel that a session is not working properly, I will change my tactics. I am not afraid to say "Wait, let's start over and try this a different way." I also employ humor whenever I can. In math, it helps. Since September of 2010, I have worked, and continue to work, for a private tutoring company in Lawrenceville, Georgia. My supervisor sings my praises and is happy to be a reference for me. Since being hired there, I have tutored students most principally in mathematics and statistics, though I have also tutored in Spanish, Economics, Physics and Chemistry.
I hope this helps. Have a great day!
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