"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.
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Ana's subjects
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...
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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...
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Calculus
Calculus is my favorite course to teach! I have been teaching calculus for about 6 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 way 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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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...
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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,...
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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...
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