Tutoring all levels of mathematics
for home-school, public and private school students. I will follow the student's school curriculum proving supplemental materials as needed.
is not everyone's best subject, it doesn't have to be so stressful. Anxiety and discouragement often get in the way of students reaching their full potential in math.**
I have experience coaching students, focusing on positive reinforcement and teaching to each student's learning style. This is difficult to accomplish in a big classroom.
I teach outside the box using real world scenarios to make math tangible. I use examples relevant to a student's interests and visuals to help teach math concepts that are memorable. My goal is to eliminate fear and anxiety around math, while building on each student's strengths. When a student not only "gets it", but remembers it, the concepts can be applied to difficult problem-solving scenarios like those on the SAT
For middle and high school students, I also help with organizational and study skills
. Preparing study guides with formulas and important information is a critical skill that can can be used for homework, studying, and future courses.
I have an educational background in Engineering and Applied Mathematics. My work experience ranges from consulting in software applications and networks to more recently, as a math specialist tutor in Andover, Massachusetts, and as a private tutor in Andover and its surrounding towns. I teach all levels of Pre-Algebra
, Algebra, Geometry
- Math SAT
- MTEL General Curriculum 03 Math Subtest
- MTEL Elementary Math
53, Middle School Math 47
I have fulfilled all state testing requirements for the Massachusetts teaching certificate in middle school mathematics.
Excellent recommendations available on WyzAnt.
Additional references are available upon request.
"A mediocre teacher tells. A good teacher explains. A superior teacher demonstrates. A great teacher inspires."
3 hours notice required
Online rate: $55/hr
After first occurrence, the full lesson fee will be charged for scheduled time of lessons cancelled within 3 hours of lesson.
Travels within 6 miles of Andover, MA 01810
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x + 2 = 0
x = -2
x - 2 = 0
x = 2
So the roots...
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