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Deborah P.

Country Club Hills, IL

$40/hr

Experienced Middle and High School Math Tutor - Math Diva

Background check passed as of 9/20/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Experienced Middle and High School Math Tutor - Math Diva

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Hello students and parents:

My name is Deborah P., and I have over ten years of experience teaching mathematics in secondary education, seven of which include teaching all levels of Algebra with traditional and inquiry-based curriculum. In addition, I have instructed students in middle school mathematics through Pre-calculus. Currently, I tutor middle school and high school mathematics. I am looking forward to assisting your student and helping them to achieve their fullest potential this school year.

I incorporate a variety of strategies in my instruction-tutoring methods to reach every student. Examples of strategies utilized are direct instruction; helping students work out problems. Other methods are visual and hands-on instruction, or I will use everyday experiences to relate to the math concept and if necessary I will use authentic inquiry-based methods and questioning. We will also study and learn the vocabulary-key terms associated with mathematical concepts for better understanding. And, of course, I will include practice and drills to reinforce math skills and concepts. All of these strategies are designed not only to master a concept, but also to help students better understand and apply the concept to other situations-subjects.

Testimonials

"Awesome!"

- John, Frankfort, IL on 4/30/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Nancy, New Lenox, IL on 10/23/14

"Not knowledgeable (AP Physics C)"

- Kandace, Flossmoor, IL on 9/28/14

"Very Helpful."

- Donna, Frankfort, IL on 1/20/14

"Fabulous Tutor!"

- Adriana, Tinley Park, IL on 12/22/13

"Algebra 1"

- Carmina, Richton Park, IL on 11/15/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Lance, Frankfort, IL on 5/25/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Chemistry, Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED

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.

Algebra 1

I have over ten years of experience teaching mathematics in secondary education, seven of which include teaching all levels of Algebra with traditional and inquiry-based curriculum. My expertise and knowledge includes basic algebraic operations such as order of operations, evaluating expressions, simplifying and expanding the distributive property.
I really enjoy explaining how to solve one-step and two-step equations to students in middle or high school. In additon, I am able to help students develop logical and critical thinking skills to solve simple and challenging word problems.

Algebra 2

I bring over ten years of teaching mathematics in secondary education; four of which include teaching College Prep Algebra and Advanced Algebra. My expertise includes solving systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants. In addition, I have helped students to gain knowledge and understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions. My goal is to build upon the algebraic and geometric skills learned in previous courses so your student can use prior knowledge to gain new knowledge about more functions.

Geometry

My expertise in teaching Geometry includes explaining the following concepts and skills:

-Points, lines and collinear points
-Planes and intersection of two planes
Practice drawing and naming points, lines, collinear points and planes

-Line segments and their measures
Practice drawing, naming and measuring line segments
Using the Segment Addition Postulate and algebra
Finding segment length using distance formula

Angles and their measures
Practice naming angles, and measuring angles with a protractor
Classifying types of angles: acute, obtuse, right and straight

Exploring the concepts of Bisector:
Mini-project: Folding Bisectors for angles and segments

Finding midpoints and endpoints of segments

-Using the Angle Addition Postulate
Calculating measures of adjacent angles
Using angle bisectors

- Angles and Intersecting lines
Identify vertical angles and linear pairs
Identify complimentary and supplementary angles
Finding angle pairs in multi-step problem


Reasoning and Proofs

Write reasons for steps in a proof and justify your statements for
Line Segments
Angle pairs


Similar and Congruent Figures, Quadrilaterals and Right Triangle Trigonometry

Prealgebra

My experience with tutoring Pre-algebra has included helping students to master the arithmetic of fractions: adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators, multiplying and dividing fractions. Also the arithmetic of decimals: adding, subtracting and multiplying and dividing decimals

Identifying and generating equivalent forms of rational numbers including whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

Using exponents to represent whole numbers,and exponential and scientific notation

In addition, I will reinforce the algebraic order of operation and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to evaluate expressions. Also evaluating simple algebraic expressions with one variable.

Ratios to describe to proportional situations and other concepts will be reinforced as needed.

Trigonometry

I bring more than ten years of teaching mathematics in secondary education; four of which include teaching College Prep Algebra and Advanced Algebra w/Trigonometry. My expertise includes solving systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants. In addition, I have helped students to gain knowledge and understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions. My goal is to build upon the algebraic and geometric skills learned in previous courses so your student can use prior knowledge to gain new knowledge about more functions.

Illinois Institute Of Technology
Chemical Engineering
Northwestern University
Other
Illinois Institue of Technology
MEd

Education

Illinois Institute Of Technology (Chemical Engineering)

Northwestern University (Other)

Illinois Institue of Technology (MEd)

Awesome! — Deborah is such an awesome tutor. She has tremendously helped my son, who has been struggling in Geometry. I highly recommend her as a tutor. ...

— John, Frankfort, IL on 4/30/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Group Rates: $65/hr for a group of 2-3 people. Rate for College Math: $45/hr & up based on the course level.

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 20 miles of Country Club Hills, IL 60478.


About Deborah

Hello students and parents:

My name is Deborah P., and I have over ten years of experience teaching mathematics in secondary education, seven of which include teaching all levels of Algebra with traditional and inquiry-based curriculum. In addition, I have instructed students in middle school mathematics through Pre-calculus. Currently, I tutor middle school and high school mathematics. I am looking forward to assisting your student and helping them to achieve their fullest potential this school year.

I incorporate a variety of strategies in my instruction-tutoring methods to reach every student. Examples of strategies utilized are direct instruction; helping students work out problems. Other methods are visual and hands-on instruction, or I will use everyday experiences to relate to the math concept and if necessary I will use authentic inquiry-based methods and questioning. We will also study and learn the vocabulary-key terms associated with mathematical concepts for better understanding. And, of course, I will include practice and drills to reinforce math skills and concepts. All of these strategies are designed not only to master a concept, but also to help students better understand and apply the concept to other situations-subjects.


Testimonials

"Awesome!"

- John, Frankfort, IL on 4/30/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Nancy, New Lenox, IL on 10/23/14

"Not knowledgeable (AP Physics C)"

- Kandace, Flossmoor, IL on 9/28/14

"Very Helpful."

- Donna, Frankfort, IL on 1/20/14

"Fabulous Tutor!"

- Adriana, Tinley Park, IL on 12/22/13

"Algebra 1"

- Carmina, Richton Park, IL on 11/15/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Lance, Frankfort, IL on 5/25/13
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Education

Illinois Institute Of Technology
Chemical Engineering
Northwestern University
Other
Illinois Institue of Technology
MEd

Education

Illinois Institute Of Technology (Chemical Engineering)

Northwestern University (Other)

Illinois Institue of Technology (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Group Rates: $65/hr for a group of 2-3 people. Rate for College Math: $45/hr & up based on the course level.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Country Club Hills, IL 60478

Deborah’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Chemistry, Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED

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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