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I have 9 years of experience teaching all levels of high school mathematics in the public schools. I also have more than 6 years of experience tutoring mathematics to students ranging from 7 years old through adult learners.
I have taught and/or tutored mathematics from basic addition and subtraction through calculus. I have also helped students prepare for the GED, SAT and MCAS tests in mathematics.
All this experience has taught me that all students can learn math and that I have (and continue to develop) excellent skills in convincing students of their abilities and helping students succeed and even excel in mathematics (even if they have had difficulties in the past).
I have taken many courses to learn various programming languages. I have many years of professional experience as a programmer using many of these languages. And I also have had many years in teaching/tutoring others in how to program with these languages. These languages include, but are not limited to: C, Java, Pascal/Modula-2, Fortran, REXX and assembly language.
In addition to the strengthening and improvement of existing Math skills, my Math SAT preparation also includes:
-- "SAT Math". Many problems on the SAT are unlike any that students may have experienced in their Math classes at school. I help my students with "SAT Math" by a) expanding and deepening their understanding of the ideas behind Mathematics; b) showing them how to think on their feet and apply basic Mathematical concepts in novel situations; and c) pointing out a number of helpful "Have you ever noticed how..." facts that school teachers rarely have the time or mandate to teach.
-- Test-taking skills. The SAT is graded in a manner different from the way tests are graded at school. I help my students understand this and help them learn how to use this understanding to develop a test-taking strategy that will help them maximize their scores.
Well prepared and a great math SAT tutor — John was a great tutor for my daughter and helped her prepare for the math SAT test. He accommodated her busy schedule and was flexible with her tutoring times. He was always prompt, polite, and easy to get in touch with. After having her take a diagnostic test before their first session, he quickly identified what she needed the most help with and focused the sessions on those areas. He was w ...
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