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Deborah P.

Experienced Middle and High School Math Tutor - Math Diva

Country Club Hills, IL (60478)

Travel radius
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Deborah's Tutoring Subjects

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Test Preparation:
ACT Math
GED
Homeschool:
Algebra 1 more »
Algebra 2 more »
Chemistry
Geometry more »
Physics
Prealgebra more »
Precalculus
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading
Science:
Chemistry
Physics
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1 more »
Algebra 2 more »
Geometry more »
Prealgebra more »
Precalculus
Trigonometry more »
English:
Reading

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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.

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