I have taught students outside of my family since I was eight years of age. However, some of my greatest successes professionally have been as a GED teacher. Generally, my 15 to 18 year old students scored on average at the third grade level in reading, and the fourth grade level in math on their entry placement or locator exams. Thirty days later on the next required State Exams, those same student would usually have increased their reading and math scores by at least two grade years.
As an effective, result-oriented teacher, I believe that the most effective teaching tool God has given to me is a holistic memory of how I felt when I didn't know the things I'm allowed to teach to others. I particularly love to teach math to grammar and high school students who "hate" math. I find these students to be a pleasant challenge for two main reasons.
In the first place, when students say they hate math, most often it is because they have not been successful in learning its logical order and the simplicity of its concepts. Secondly, when students are taught to understand the basic concepts rather than just the "how to" of math, their new knowledge is a lot more likely to propel their learning across academic boundaries into other subjects improving their overall desire to excel.
I'm here to help. Let me show you how to flip the switch to turn on the light in the darkness of your understanding math. In so doing, we can reveal the champion that is hiding inside.
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