I am a highly qualified math teacher. I have been teaching for 21 years in the area of Special Education. Although I have taught many different subjects over my career, I have a strength in teaching math. I currently teach Algebra 1 and Geometry at a local high school where I have been teaching for the past 17 years.
Over my teaching career, I have had the chance of working with many students one-on-one in a homebound situation and within resource classes. This provides me with the best chance to help a student, because I can teach to a student's strengths and weaknesses and work at their pace.
I have also taught in many co-teaching situations, which has allowed me to see other teachers' styles and methods. This provides me with many different ways to teach a concept. I am not a teacher who believes that you must do it one way or else. Except in certain situations, I feel it is okay to solve a problem any way, as long as the student truly understands how they get the answer.
I feel that as a Special Educator, I bring the ability to work with students of all levels. Whether you are a student struggling with math in general, or just stuck on a certain area, I have experience breaking things down into steps. This will allow most students to be able to comprehend concepts at their own pace. I will try to work with each student at their level, so that I can truly explain each concept in a way they understand. A big reason I want to tutor is that I will have a chance to help a student who may be struggling in math, who may even dislike math, and help guide them to where they are no longer struggling. My tutoring style depends on the student. I know that everyone person learns in a different way, so you cannot work with everyone using the same methods.
With my experiences in education, both within the classroom and in a one to one situation, I feel that I have a lot to offer students of all levels and abilities. I am looking forward to sharing my expertise with students who need a little push in the right direction.
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