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Betsy B.

Math Tutor - ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY, PRE-ALGEBRA, MATH SAT, MTEL

Andover, MA (01810)

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Betsy's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1 more »
Algebra 2 more »
Geometry more »
Linear Algebra more »
Prealgebra
Precalculus
SAT Math more »
Computer:
General Computer
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1 more »
Algebra 2 more »
Geometry more »
Prealgebra
Precalculus
SAT Math more »
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
MTLE more »
PSAT
SAT Math more »
SSAT
Corporate Training:
General Computer
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word

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Algebra 1

Algebra is often the turning point where students who once did well in math begin to have trouble. It is a cumulative subject where all the rules of arithmetic come together and need to be applied. I do a good job of simplifying the basic rules of Pre-algebra so that even the more complex problems can be broken down to the basics. Algebra is like a puzzle where you first have to look at the big picture, break down the pieces into "edges and middle pieces" and then the pieces can be systematically put together .

Algebra 2

I have extensive experience teaching Algebra II privately, and have excellent references and a good record for helping students that are struggling to improve their grades.
There are many ways to look at a problem in Algebra. Depending on the student's learning style, I teach different techniques to help solve problems, including tricks with factoring, divisibility and always include refreshers from Pre-Algebra and Algebra I. Math is cumulative and every skill must be understood along the way.

Geometry

Geometry is quite different from Algebra and often times, students that excel in Algebra may have trouble with Geometry. Geometry is visual which can be helpful with the right examples. Proofs are more logical and can be mastered with the right end result in mind. The basics rules are often skimmed through but are essential to the process. I provide general study guides with formulas and theorems to help every student succeed.

Linear Algebra

My math background includes honors and AP courses through semesters of college Calculus. I also have an Engineering background using Linear Algebra.
I have been tutoring all levels of Algebra for several years, including Linear Algebra as part of Algebra I and SAT Math Prep.
I have excellent references from all past Algebra students.

MTLE

I have passed the MTLE licensure exams including Communications and Literacy and Middle School Mathematics. I have been tutoring for the General Curriculum Mathematics 03 exam for the past 2 years.

SAT Math

SAT Math preparation involves reviewing Algebra, Geometry, and Pre-Algebra topics learned mostly in Middle School. In addition, the questions require applying these topics in real world scenarios.
I offer tutoring based on each student's level of need to review or learn the skills, then work on applying them in practice test problems. Learning how questions are scored, and paying close attention to the often tricky wording within the questions, can make a difference in test outcome. I also offer strategies to overcome anxiety and boost confidence regarding testing.

I recommend starting to prepare at least 3-6 months prior to testing so there is less last-minute stress.

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