My name is Sarah, and I taught math for two years at a public high school in Boston to students from all over the world. English was not their native language, and they all had varying degrees of background knowledge in mathematics. Working one-on-one with the students is something I greatly enjoyed and did very often, as it is the best and fastest way to help them fill in the missing gaps. I'm comfortable working with students who learn and understand math in different ways. I am patient yet work with a sense of urgency. I am understanding of mistakes and supportive when they make progress.
For some background information, I studied mathematics with a minor in secondary education at Northeastern University here in Boston. I have worked as a tutor for undergrad classes at Northeastern, and I also worked for a summer program tutoring high school students in various math subjects. I am currently finishing my Master's degree at Boston University in Education.
During tutoring, I will first take time to understand what the student already knows, so we don't waste time working on problems that are too easy.
Tutoring works best by walking through a problem together, and then gradually releasing the responsibility onto the student. Providing many examples of a similar problems greatly helps, and I feel very comfortable making up appropriate level problems on the spot.
Ideally, I will ask that you provide the resources, such as the textbook of the class, class notes, and homework, as that will make it much more clear on what I should be focusing on in the lesson.
Overall, I do math because I love math. I find mathematics fascinating and beautiful, and I hope that comes through in my teaching style.
Please feel free to ask me any more questions you may have.
I look forward to working with you!
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