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Ido J.

Mableton, GA

$50/hr

Ido J. Elementary and Secondary Math

Background check passed as of 1/14/14
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Ido J. Elementary and Secondary Math

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I love math. I love the way it fits together, the way it works, the way that when you see a pattern, something that always seems to work, that there must a mathematical reason behind it. But I know that everyone doesn't love math the way that I do. It is my mission to help students understand math, to see how it fits together, and to become independent, successful learners. I know that takes time and consistency, both of which I am more than willing to provide.

I am a former math teacher, and a former teacher educator. I have a bachelor's degree in Applied Math from Brown University, and a Masters and PhD in Cognitive Psychology, also from Brown University. And now, in semi-retirement, I find immense joy tutoring students who need an extra boost. I tutor students from elementary school through Algebra II and Trigonometry. I get to know students, their strengths and their challenges. I help them to see how what is new builds on what they have already learned. I give assignments to help deepen understanding, and to develop independent thinking skills. Oh yes, and I do help students understand what they are stumped on in the moment. But "understanding" is my goal -- I don't focus on quick tricks, but on lasting and deep learning.

I hold myself to a high standard and ask for feedback from students and parents. I never bill for a tutoring session if the student or parent is not completely satisfied. While I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, I often provide make-up sessions.

I usually tutor students in a public library close to their home, however I will travel to another location if that is more convenient for the student.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your classes.

Testimonials

"Making the student understand WHY"

- Evangeline, Atlanta, GA on 3/19/14

"Awesome for all types of learners"

- Trish, Mableton, GA on 3/4/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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.

Elementary Math

I have had much success tutoring students in 4th and 5th grades who are stumped by fractions. Fractions are a really important concept for students to understand deeply before they move on to middle school math!

Brown University
Applied Math
Brown University
PhD

Education

Brown University (Applied Math)

Brown University (PhD)

Making the student understand WHY — Making the student understand 'WHY' is a mark of a good teacher. Dr. Ido wants her students to understand why they are doing what they are doing - not just memorize the steps, but understand the reasons for those steps. That makes the student a successful math learner and removes the hurdle that makes math difficult for a lot of kids. Thanks for the patience and understanding. ...

— Evangeline, Atlanta, GA on 3/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ido will travel within 15 miles of Mableton, GA 30126.


About Ido

I love math. I love the way it fits together, the way it works, the way that when you see a pattern, something that always seems to work, that there must a mathematical reason behind it. But I know that everyone doesn't love math the way that I do. It is my mission to help students understand math, to see how it fits together, and to become independent, successful learners. I know that takes time and consistency, both of which I am more than willing to provide.

I am a former math teacher, and a former teacher educator. I have a bachelor's degree in Applied Math from Brown University, and a Masters and PhD in Cognitive Psychology, also from Brown University. And now, in semi-retirement, I find immense joy tutoring students who need an extra boost. I tutor students from elementary school through Algebra II and Trigonometry. I get to know students, their strengths and their challenges. I help them to see how what is new builds on what they have already learned. I give assignments to help deepen understanding, and to develop independent thinking skills. Oh yes, and I do help students understand what they are stumped on in the moment. But "understanding" is my goal -- I don't focus on quick tricks, but on lasting and deep learning.

I hold myself to a high standard and ask for feedback from students and parents. I never bill for a tutoring session if the student or parent is not completely satisfied. While I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, I often provide make-up sessions.

I usually tutor students in a public library close to their home, however I will travel to another location if that is more convenient for the student.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your classes.

Testimonials

"Making the student understand WHY"

- Evangeline, Atlanta, GA on 3/19/14

"Awesome for all types of learners"

- Trish, Mableton, GA on 3/4/14
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Education

Brown University
Applied Math
Brown University
PhD

Education

Brown University (Applied Math)

Brown University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Mableton, GA 30126

Ido’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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.


Background Check Status for Ido J.

Ido J. passed a background check on 1/14/14. The check was ordered by Ido through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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