Math Mom Ellen - a former Engineer in high tech, I provide one-on-one tutoring with more than 15 years' teaching and tutoring experience. I specialize in elementary through 10th grade math, and ACT, SAT, TERC, ISEE and private school test preparation. I was a remedial Middle School math teacher in Newton, and I have a fondness for teaching prealgebra, middle and high school Algebra I/II and Geometry. I incorporate lots of hands-on practice, my students use lots of paper and pencil to picture the problem before and while solving it, and I teach them to "think on paper" logically and step by step. We repeat problems, ideas and practice through mastery, including good study skills.
I know that all children can have success with math and internalize a positive, healthy idea that "I'm getting pretty good at this, and I even find this interesting." This is one of the most important attitudes to develop in young minds that will last through their school years and into college and adulthood. We want to prevent the child who falls behind in arithmetic or mathematics in grade school or later from being at risk for avoiding quantitative and technical subjects down the road.
For college-minded parents, invest in your child's education now by getting her or him a good tutor.
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