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Vikki W.

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Naperville, IL (60567)

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Vikki's Tutoring Subjects

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Corporate Training:
General Computer
GMAT
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
GMAT
GRE
SAT Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1 more »
Algebra 2
Calculus more »
Chemistry
Elementary (K-6th)
Geometry more »
Prealgebra
Precalculus
SAT Math
Statistics
Study Skills more »
Business:
GMAT
GRE
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)
Study Skills more »
Science:
Chemistry
Computer:
General Computer
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1 more »
Algebra 2
Calculus more »
Differential Equations more »
Discrete Math more »
Geometry more »
Linear Algebra more »
Logic
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Probability
SAT Math
Statistics
Trigonometry

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All of Vikki’s current tutoring subjects are listed at the left. You can read more about Vikki’s qualifications in specific subjects below.

Algebra 1

Patient with introducing variables, and a systematic way of thinking.

Calculus

I love this subject and am extremely competent teaching it.

I have dozens of creative ways to help students get past their barriers in understanding it.

Differential Equations

I completed a semester course on Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE's) at Caltech.

My course textbook was Elementary Differential Equations, by Boyce & DiPrima

My recent tutoring experience has been in working with the Wronskian, the method of Variation of Parameters

Discrete Math

I completed a Discrete math course (included formal logic, graph theory, etc.) in college, and computer science courses that handled automata theory, finite state machine, etc.

Geometry

I'm very capable in this subject - proof-based geometry requires students to think like mathematicians or lawyers.

I already have a mathematicians' intuitions, and I know so many ways to push students to greater understanding.

Linear Algebra

I covered higher-dimensional Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory in these courses:
Vector Calculus / Calculus III at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; and Math 1b and Math 2a at Caltech (California Institute of Technology), Pasadena, CA.

Study Skills

I recently received teacher training at a commercial tutoring center.

They are experts at teaching study skills for the long-term; I have been applying these methods for the past few months, with dramatic results.

These methods include:
* Taking notes, and having students follow along, copying the full notes for themselves.
* Frequently stopping to have students explain what they understand in their own words.
* Breaking problems down into step-by-step plans - even students who struggle with the material can handle this.
* Strategizing about how best to conquer long-term goals.
* Training students in self-correction.

These methods are nothing unusual, but on the part of the teacher, they require a great deal of self-discipline, and willingness to "push" the students.

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Approved Subjects

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