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Brent B.

Crown Point, IN

$50/hr

Experienced Teacher- Algebra, Geometry, Pre Algebra, Special Education

Usually responds in about 2 days

Experienced Teacher- Algebra, Geometry, Pre Algebra, Special Education

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Hello!

I am a highly qualified math teacher. I have been teaching for 22 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 18 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 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.

Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Geometry,
Prealgebra

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have worked for 21 years in the area of Special Education as a certified teacher. In this time, I have worked with many different students with ADD or ADHD, both within a classroom and one to one. I have experience on how to work with students who struggle with staying focused. I also understand that these students need to move around and are usually hands on learners.

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 at a local high school for about 12 years. I know the curriculum and I am able to teach concepts in more than one way. I have had success teaching students of all different ability levels.

Aspergers

Working as a High School Special Education teacher for the last 21 years, I have been given the chance to work with several students who have been diagnosed with Aspergers. I am familiar with the difficulties many students have both socially and academically. I have patience and a willingness to help these students overcome their difficulties so they can be successful within school setting.

Autism

In my 21 years of teaching Special Education, I have worked closely with students on the Autism Spectrum. I know that no two students on the Spectrum are alike and that they have to be instructed according to their unique needs and abilities. I have worked with these students in my classroom and as a Teacher of Record, so I have worked with them on many different levels.

Elementary Math

I have taught high school math for a long time. I work with Special Education students, so I have worked a lot on basic math skills. I understand the importance of knowing basic math skills in progressing in math. If a student struggles early on, they will struggle in higher level math.

Geometry

I have taught Geometry at a local high school for about 10 years. I am able to teach most concepts in more than one way. Geometry is a subject many students struggle with because they try looking at it like any other math class. You need to look at geometry differently.

Prealgebra

I taught Pre-Algebra for several years, before my high school stopped teaching it. I have taught algebra for the last 12 years. I have several ways that I can teach most concepts.

Special Needs

I have worked in Special Education as a teacher for 21 years. I have a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and am licensed in grades K through 12. I have worked with students who have many different special needs, including Specific Learning Disabilites, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Aspergers. I attended Purdue University, West Lafayette for my Bachelor's and have taken many Continuing Ed courses through Purdue University Calumet and Indiana Wesleyan.

Purdue University, West Lafayette

Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brent will travel within 15 miles of Crown Point, IN 46307.


About Brent

Hello!

I am a highly qualified math teacher. I have been teaching for 22 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 18 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 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.

Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette

Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Crown Point, IN 46307

Brent’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Geometry,
Prealgebra

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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