I can help your child gain confidence in math.
Although math 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.**
** See my blog on anxiety, working memory, and math for more information.
I have experience coaching students, focusing on positive reinforcement and teaching to each student's learning style. This is often 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, visuals and manipulatives 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 and SSAT tests.
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 where math is cumulative..
I have a background in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, and computer applications consulting.
I have recent experience as a substitute teacher and as a math specialist tutor in Andover, Massachusetts, and do private tutoring in Andover and its surrounding towns. I teach all levels of Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry and Pre-Calculus.
- 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."
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