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Ana B.

Coralville, IA

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Background check passed as of 7/20/11
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"It's not that I don't like math, math doesn't like me!"

"Math is hard... I just don't get it!"

"I can't believe you're a math major! I HATE math!"

"I was good at math until I got to Calculus"

You have no idea how many times I've heard these words and many more! If you feel overwhelmed, tired, confused, annoyed or like any of the students that say these things, I can help you!

Yes, I am a math major and I have a Masters Degree in Mathematics. But more importantly, I know how to teach! I will explain everything to you in a way that you'll finally understand! Whatever it is you're looking for, I can help you get to where YOU want to be!

"Oh my God! Why didn't my teacher say it like that to begin with?"

"That's it? I was making it so much harder in my head!"

"That makes so much sense! I don't know why I didn't understand it before!"

"I hate to admit this, but this is actually kind of fun..."

I have heard these words just as many times!

There are many tutors out there and people who know what they're doing, but there are few people that know how to make YOU know it too. Everyone has a different way of learning, and I am an expert at figuring out what the best way for you to learn is, and believe me, you too will understand math!

EXPERIENCE

I have a significant amount of experience and a long list of references. Feel free to ask me about them and I will gladly tell you all about it! Just to give you an idea of what I have done, I will list a few of my accomplishments below:

I have a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin;
I was a Calculus TA for 2 years;
I worked for a tutoring company doing test prep (SAT and ACT mainly);
I was a grader for the department of mathematics in Number Theory, Discrete Math and Calculus;
I tutored at the UT Learning Center for four semesters and I worked at the Residential Hall Study Groups for another two semesters;
And also I worked as a Student Assistant for the Emerging Scholars class;
I have tutored over 100 students individually and many more in groups;
I have taken most undergraduate math classes offered at UT so even if a subject is not listed on my profile, ask me about it, I can probably teach it!
If you have any questions please ask me and I'll be glad to supply you with more information!

SOME EXTRA SKILLS!!

I speak three languages: French, Spanish and English and a little bit of Portuguese. And I am pretty good with Mathematica and SQL.

Testimonials

"Great tutor, very patient!"

- Trisha, Coralville, IA on 11/17/14

"Patient and accessible"

- Celia, Round Rock, TX on 10/2/13

"Math tutor."

- Julia, Iowa City, IA on 5/30/13

"Pluses and minuses."

- Audrey, Austin, TX on 12/23/12
Ana replied on 1/5/2013

Hi,

Firstly I'd like to say that working with your son was delightful and he was extremely smart as well as very easy to work with. He understood everything I said very quickly and it is always a pleasure to teach someone like him.

I wanted to clarify, however, that I drove for one hour each way to meet with your son at the Starbucks near your house, and I typically do not drive that far to meet with someone for such a short period of time as it is not economically savvy. An hour is the shortest length for a tutoring appointment with me. I did not mean any disrespect in suggesting that we meet at the Starbucks, but I do have to be conscious of my time and its value. I hope you understand. The reason that I do charge more than other tutors is because I have a Master's degree in Mathematics and 7 years of experience teaching and tutoring. I understand that the price is high, but I always deliver a very high quality education and this is what I consider its value to be. It is completely understandable if you are uncomfortable with the price or disagree. I did try to alleviate the blow by staying an extra ten minutes free of charge. I very much so enjoyed working with your son and I hope you understand my situation as well. I wish you and your family a happy new year.

"Amazing tutor!"

- Ray, Austin, TX on 5/8/12

"Great Tutor"

- NIna, Austin, TX on 9/18/11

"Invaluable"

- Diane, Austin, TX on 7/27/11

"Anna is Awesome!"

- Paige, Austin, TX on 7/26/11

"Great tutor, very helpful, very patient "

- Joel, Austin, TX on 11/9/10
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Discrete Math,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
Spanish
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Spanish, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
GRE,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Spanish, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I used to work for a company in Houston which specialized in ACT and SAT tutoring. We were taught special tricks and methods to improve students' ACT and SAT scores. I focus on both explaining the methods to train for this particular test as well as to teach the mathematics behind the problems to explain the fundamental concepts necessary to not only achieve a good grade on the test, but also succeed in future math courses.

Description of course: The ACT math consists of basic geometry, algebra, arithmetic and trigonometry. This test differs from the SAT in that you are not penalized for guessing and there are 60 problems to do in 60 minutes, but they are generally more straight forward and slightly easier.

ACT Science

I used to work for a company in Houston which specialized in ACT and SAT tutoring. We were taught special tricks and methods to improve students' ACT and SAT scores. I focus on both explaining the methods to train for this particular test as well as to teach the mathematics behind the problems to explain the fundamental concepts necessary to not only achieve a good grade on the test, but also succeed in future math courses.

Description: This test covers material from biology, chemistry and physics, but mainly the test focuses on data analysis. There will be 7 passages of which 6 will contain data given on a variety of charts and graphs. At the end of each passage there will be a series of 5-7 questions most of which can be answered by analyzing the graphs and charts. There is always one analytical question which is a bit more challenging at the end of each passage.

Algebra 1

When it comes to math, some students prefer learning by pictures and graphs and others like a more "algebraic" approach. I tend to explain concepts in multiple ways and let the student guide me by seeing what they understand better. I adapt my teaching methods to my students to customize a plan that will work for them. Every person learns differently. There are several methods I generally apply that have proved successful with most or even all of my students. I explain in a way that clicks for them. Description: Algebra 1 consists mainly of understanding the concept of a variable and learning to solve linear equations with a variety of methods.

Algebra 2

When it comes to math, some students prefer learning by pictures and graphs and others like a more "algebraic" approach. I tend to explain concepts in multiple ways and let the student guide me by seeing what they understand better. I adapt my teaching methods to my students to customize a plan that will work for them. Every person learns differently. There are several methods I generally apply that have proved successful with most or even all of my students. I explain in a way that clicks for them. Description: The main goal is to understand the concept of a function and to be able to work with a variety of different types of functions. You will learn to graph, solve and identify key elements of different types of functions. In certain cases, you will learn some formulas that will help you solve or graph these functions.

Calculus

Calculus is my favorite course to teach! I have been teaching calculus for about 9 years and have a LOT of success stories! I focus a lot on theory as this is the most important aspect of calculus and it's the most fundamental tool to solve any of the problems. I also do a lot of practice problems and make problems up that tend to show the various ways in which a concept can be applied. I try to tie it as much as possible to something of interest for each particular student and do my absolute best to keep things from getting boring. I think that these tutoring sessions go by the fastest and students tend to (rather reluctantly) enjoy themselves. As much as they'll hate to admit it, they have fun!

The goal of the course is to teach a variety of concepts which further analyze a certain family of functions. Some of these concepts are limits, derivatives and integrals. In the second part of the course, you learn about sequences and series and the concept of convergence and divergence of each. You also learn more integration techniques and become acquainted with the concept of double integrals.

Discrete Math

I took an honors discrete math at the University of Texas at Austin and I got a very high A in it. I later graded for this same class and I also graded for a different discrete class. I also took and graded a Number Theory class (which is very similar) and I have taken many abstract Algebra courses that are also very similar.

Discrete math is basically an introduction to proofs and basic logic all of which is extremely abundant throughout the major in mathematics.

Geometry

This course mainly focuses on Euclidean Geometry which is a very nice and visual course. A lot of students struggle with this course because it is the first time where they are asked to write proofs of theorems. At first, this is a daunting and intimidating task for most, but with time and guidance it gets a lot easier. I have had several students recently that have needed help with geometry so I feel very comfortable with this subject and am very capable of explaining the concepts, proofs and ideas in many different ways. This course can be deceivingly fun and interesting, so hopefully I can help make it less scary and more positive.

GRE

I used to work for a company in Houston which specialized in standardized test tutoring. We were taught special tricks and methods to improve students' scores, mainly in the SAT and ACT, but the GRE is not very different. I focus on both explaining the methods to train for this particular test as well as to teach the mathematics behind the problems to explain the fundamental concepts necessary to not only achieve a good grade on the test, but also succeed in future math courses.

Description of course: The GRE math consists of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis. The computer based test is the most common one and can be taken throughout the year. It is timed, and you cannot go back on questions once you have submitted them. It is an exam that you must prepare for in order to succeed, but it is not conceptually terribly difficult. The key is practice, practice, practice!

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra was one of the first proof based courses I ever took, and was one of the reasons I fell in love with math. At first it is an in depth review of what you learn about Matrices in high school, so you'll learn matrix multiplication, row reduction techniques, determinants, and some properties of matrices, for example matrices don't necessarily commute under multiplication. Later you will learn about vector spaces, linear transformations, eigen values and eigen vectors, changing bases and maybe touch on some complex numbers. It's an in depth course where you focus a lot on why mathematical theorems are true and spend some time learning formal proofs. It's a very important class to understand well if you're a math major and it can be a bit challenging, but also it's very interesting and can be a lot of fun!
I am a math major and I have a Master's degree in Mathematics.

Precalculus

Pre-calculus and trig are generally very challenging courses for students. Unfortunately, a lot of times you can actually get pretty good grades in these courses without understanding too much of the material and relying heavily on memorization. This leads to the major issues we see in calculus every year, because a good pre-calculus foundation is crucial to succeed in calculus. I specialize in explaining concepts and teaching students where the information comes from, allowing them to derive it all themselves if they forget what to do during an exam when they're nervous, or simply after several months of not using it. I also do encourage some degree of memorization, but I am a firm believer in minimizing the usage of that part of your brain as much as possible since it is notoriously the least reliable, and the most overused.

University of Texas, Austin
Mathematics
The University of Texas - Austin
Master's
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Enrolled

Education

University of Texas, Austin (Mathematics)

The University of Texas - Austin (Master's)

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Enrolled)

Great tutor, very patient! — Our son has met with Ana for just a few sessions and already his algebra grade has gone from an F to a C. He is a challenging student and she is very patient but persistent. She has high (but reasonable) expectations and really works with him to help him reach his goals. She is very professional and we highly recommend Ana. ...

— Trisha, Coralville, IA on 11/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ana will travel within 20 miles of Coralville, IA 52241.


About Ana

"It's not that I don't like math, math doesn't like me!"

"Math is hard... I just don't get it!"

"I can't believe you're a math major! I HATE math!"

"I was good at math until I got to Calculus"

You have no idea how many times I've heard these words and many more! If you feel overwhelmed, tired, confused, annoyed or like any of the students that say these things, I can help you!

Yes, I am a math major and I have a Masters Degree in Mathematics. But more importantly, I know how to teach! I will explain everything to you in a way that you'll finally understand! Whatever it is you're looking for, I can help you get to where YOU want to be!

"Oh my God! Why didn't my teacher say it like that to begin with?"

"That's it? I was making it so much harder in my head!"

"That makes so much sense! I don't know why I didn't understand it before!"

"I hate to admit this, but this is actually kind of fun..."

I have heard these words just as many times!

There are many tutors out there and people who know what they're doing, but there are few people that know how to make YOU know it too. Everyone has a different way of learning, and I am an expert at figuring out what the best way for you to learn is, and believe me, you too will understand math!

EXPERIENCE

I have a significant amount of experience and a long list of references. Feel free to ask me about them and I will gladly tell you all about it! Just to give you an idea of what I have done, I will list a few of my accomplishments below:

I have a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin;
I was a Calculus TA for 2 years;
I worked for a tutoring company doing test prep (SAT and ACT mainly);
I was a grader for the department of mathematics in Number Theory, Discrete Math and Calculus;
I tutored at the UT Learning Center for four semesters and I worked at the Residential Hall Study Groups for another two semesters;
And also I worked as a Student Assistant for the Emerging Scholars class;
I have tutored over 100 students individually and many more in groups;
I have taken most undergraduate math classes offered at UT so even if a subject is not listed on my profile, ask me about it, I can probably teach it!
If you have any questions please ask me and I'll be glad to supply you with more information!

SOME EXTRA SKILLS!!

I speak three languages: French, Spanish and English and a little bit of Portuguese. And I am pretty good with Mathematica and SQL.

Testimonials

"Great tutor, very patient!"

- Trisha, Coralville, IA on 11/17/14

"Patient and accessible"

- Celia, Round Rock, TX on 10/2/13

"Math tutor."

- Julia, Iowa City, IA on 5/30/13

"Pluses and minuses."

- Audrey, Austin, TX on 12/23/12
Ana replied on 1/5/2013

Hi,

Firstly I'd like to say that working with your son was delightful and he was extremely smart as well as very easy to work with. He understood everything I said very quickly and it is always a pleasure to teach someone like him.

I wanted to clarify, however, that I drove for one hour each way to meet with your son at the Starbucks near your house, and I typically do not drive that far to meet with someone for such a short period of time as it is not economically savvy. An hour is the shortest length for a tutoring appointment with me. I did not mean any disrespect in suggesting that we meet at the Starbucks, but I do have to be conscious of my time and its value. I hope you understand. The reason that I do charge more than other tutors is because I have a Master's degree in Mathematics and 7 years of experience teaching and tutoring. I understand that the price is high, but I always deliver a very high quality education and this is what I consider its value to be. It is completely understandable if you are uncomfortable with the price or disagree. I did try to alleviate the blow by staying an extra ten minutes free of charge. I very much so enjoyed working with your son and I hope you understand my situation as well. I wish you and your family a happy new year.

"Amazing tutor!"

- Ray, Austin, TX on 5/8/12

"Great Tutor"

- NIna, Austin, TX on 9/18/11

"Invaluable"

- Diane, Austin, TX on 7/27/11

"Anna is Awesome!"

- Paige, Austin, TX on 7/26/11

"Great tutor, very helpful, very patient "

- Joel, Austin, TX on 11/9/10
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Education

University of Texas, Austin
Mathematics
The University of Texas - Austin
Master's
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Enrolled

Education

University of Texas, Austin (Mathematics)

The University of Texas - Austin (Master's)

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Coralville, IA 52241

Ana’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Discrete Math,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
Spanish
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Spanish, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
GRE,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Spanish, 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.


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