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Tegan E.

Cambridge, MA

$50/hr

Math is hard. It's not your fault.

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Math is hard. It's not your fault.

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I believe that everyone can do math, they just need someone who can translate it into language they understand. I don't believe that "because we do" is an appropriate answer to a student asking why we do something. And perhaps most importantly, I think more often than not students who struggle with math do not do so as a result of any shortcomings of their own. Instructors frequently forget what it was like to not understand math and as a result do not do a good job explaining it to their students who don't understand. I strive to remember what it felt like to not understand and do my best to guide my students through the learning process.

I graduated summa cum laude in mathematics from Oregon State University and am currently pursuing my PhD in mathematics at CSU. While in my undergrad I tutored for three different colleges: Oregon State University, Linn Benton Community College, and Central Oregon Community College. I worked as a drop in math tutor, a private tutor, and a group learning facilitator. I tutored all levels from fractions and pre-algebra through calculus and differential equations.

I begin from the bottom up when I work with a student: jumping into the material without making sure the earlier skills are understood, or remembered, is pointless since math builds so significantly on itself. When I work with a student I go through example problems and ask them to think about the "why" behind each step. However, I know that a student always learns more, and feels a greater sense of achievement, with the pencil in their hand. I will answer any questions a student has, but they must write out the full solutions.

I hope I can be of assistance to you in your math adventure, whatever it may be.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math

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Oregon State University
Mathematics
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Graduate Coursework

Education

Oregon State University (Mathematics )

Colorado State University, Fort Collins (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

$55.00 per hour for two students. $60.00 per hour for any number of students more than two. Also, if you schedule a regular time slot I will drop to $45.00 an hour.

Travel policy

Tegan will travel within 20 miles of Cambridge, MA 02140.


About Tegan

I believe that everyone can do math, they just need someone who can translate it into language they understand. I don't believe that "because we do" is an appropriate answer to a student asking why we do something. And perhaps most importantly, I think more often than not students who struggle with math do not do so as a result of any shortcomings of their own. Instructors frequently forget what it was like to not understand math and as a result do not do a good job explaining it to their students who don't understand. I strive to remember what it felt like to not understand and do my best to guide my students through the learning process.

I graduated summa cum laude in mathematics from Oregon State University and am currently pursuing my PhD in mathematics at CSU. While in my undergrad I tutored for three different colleges: Oregon State University, Linn Benton Community College, and Central Oregon Community College. I worked as a drop in math tutor, a private tutor, and a group learning facilitator. I tutored all levels from fractions and pre-algebra through calculus and differential equations.

I begin from the bottom up when I work with a student: jumping into the material without making sure the earlier skills are understood, or remembered, is pointless since math builds so significantly on itself. When I work with a student I go through example problems and ask them to think about the "why" behind each step. However, I know that a student always learns more, and feels a greater sense of achievement, with the pencil in their hand. I will answer any questions a student has, but they must write out the full solutions.

I hope I can be of assistance to you in your math adventure, whatever it may be.

Education

Oregon State University
Mathematics
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Graduate Coursework

Education

Oregon State University (Mathematics )

Colorado State University, Fort Collins (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

$55.00 per hour for two students. $60.00 per hour for any number of students more than two. Also, if you schedule a regular time slot I will drop to $45.00 an hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cambridge, MA 02140

Tegan’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math

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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