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Pam S.

Newtonville, MA

$75/hr

Experienced and Engaging Math Tutor

Background check passed as of 3/19/14
Usually responds in about 9 hours

Experienced and Engaging Math Tutor

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As a former middle/high school math teacher, I am very effective helping struggling students to succeed in math. My expertise ranges from students just learning how to multiply and divide to those who struggle with algebra concepts or are preparing to take the SAT. My master's degree is in Math Education. My doctorate is in Quantitative Research Methods (e.g., statistics, SPSS). While there is role for memorization, I believe in focusing on working with students to develop an understanding of the mathematics.

Testimonials

"Great teacher, tailors lesson"

- Henry, Needham Heights, MA on 9/21/14

"Excellent Tutor and Extremely Responsive"

- Ken, West Roxbury, MA on 5/11/14

"Very Patient"

- Asya, Boston, MA on 5/1/14

"Great Tutor"

- Kathy, Burlington, MA on 4/29/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Prealgebra,
Probability, SAT Math,
SPSS,
Statistics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
SPSS
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel,
SPSS,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I taught Algebra I for five years (8th grade, 9th grade, and college algebra).

Elementary Math

Providing a solid foundation in mathematics is crucial. But for some students, math can seem challenging. I am able to work with students to UNDERSTAND the mathematical concepts important in elementary school especially as it relates to multiplication, division, fractions, and identifying patterns.

GED

Over the last 20 years, I have assisted several students successfully prepare for the GED. While most of my expertise is in the math portion, I can also assist with the reading section as well.

Microsoft Excel

In my career, I regularly use MS Excel spreadsheets to organize data and prepare various types of charts (e.g., bar charts, line graphs). Using Excel formulas and Pivot tables, I am able to provide summary information on these data.

Prealgebra

As a former middle/high school math teacher, I have taught pre-algebra for 7th and 8th grade as well as high school students. In addition to teaching, I have tutored students across the breadth of math topics from multiplication/division to fractions to algebra and geometry. Therefore, I have a deep understanding of the math concepts that are critical for success in the subsequent math courses.

SAT Math

As a former middle/high school math teacher, I have vast experience with the math content on the SAT. When needed, I am able to break the content down into manageable pieces such that the student can understand the content and be successful. I believe that student, with the right supports and guidance, can be successful in mathematics.

SPSS

Not only have I used SPSS in my current profession for the last 15 years, I have taught graduate and undergraduate courses in statistics, requiring the use of SPSS.

Statistics

At the college level, I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics. These courses have focused on descriptive and inferential statistics (e.g., t-tests, ANOVA, regression, Chi-square). Throughout my career over the last 20 years, I have conducted various statistical analyses as well as provided written descriptions of the results.

Ball State University
Management Info Systems
University of Houston
MEd
University of Illinois
PhD

Education

Ball State University (Management Info Systems)

University of Houston (MEd)

University of Illinois (PhD)

Great teacher, tailors lesson — Pam does a great job teaching. She tailored the lessons to my needs. She understood what I needed to learn and was very patient. ...

— Henry, Needham Heights, MA on 9/21/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Free "Meet and Greet" available for every new student

Travel policy

Pam will travel within 10 miles of Newtonville, MA 02460.


About Pam

As a former middle/high school math teacher, I am very effective helping struggling students to succeed in math. My expertise ranges from students just learning how to multiply and divide to those who struggle with algebra concepts or are preparing to take the SAT. My master's degree is in Math Education. My doctorate is in Quantitative Research Methods (e.g., statistics, SPSS). While there is role for memorization, I believe in focusing on working with students to develop an understanding of the mathematics.

Testimonials

"Great teacher, tailors lesson"

- Henry, Needham Heights, MA on 9/21/14

"Excellent Tutor and Extremely Responsive"

- Ken, West Roxbury, MA on 5/11/14

"Very Patient"

- Asya, Boston, MA on 5/1/14

"Great Tutor"

- Kathy, Burlington, MA on 4/29/14
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Education

Ball State University
Management Info Systems
University of Houston
MEd
University of Illinois
PhD

Education

Ball State University (Management Info Systems)

University of Houston (MEd)

University of Illinois (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Free "Meet and Greet" available for every new student

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Newtonville, MA 02460

Pam’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Prealgebra,
Probability, SAT Math,
SPSS,
Statistics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
SPSS
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel,
SPSS,
Statistics

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.


Background Check Status for Pam S.

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