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Neza V.

Helping develop mathematical reasoning and problem-solving abilities.

College Park, MD (20740)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$60.00
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I am a math grad student at the University of MD with seven years of experience tutoring math and math SAT prep. I have worked together with parents and teachers to help my students grasp difficult math concepts, learn to think critically, and become self-confident. I tutor students from elementary school through most undergraduate math courses.

It is not my goal to impress you by listing my own grades, test scores, and awards. What makes me a good tutor is more than an ability to understand a given mathematical concept myself. I am a good teacher because I can break down this concept in a way that is understandable to my students and, in the process, find creative ways to challenge and motivate them. Ultimately, I want to help my students develop the skills they need to be successful when they work on their own.

I tutor because it is rewarding to see my students have an 'aha!' moment as they figure out a tricky problem. It is wonderful to see them become self-confident as they feel more comfortable doing math. It is exciting to get a phone call from a student and hear how much they improved their SAT score, learn that a quiz went really well, or find out that they decided to major in math.

I am happy to answer any questions, forward you a copy of my resume, or get you in touch with parents of my current students.

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Neza’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Reading, Writing
Computer:
MATLAB
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Differential Equations

As an applied math graduate student, I do a lot of mathematical modeling which inevitably involves using differential equations. I have taken classes in both ordinary and partial differential equations, and a class on finite element methods. I have tutored students in differential equations courses which have often incorporated MATLAB programming into the curriculum.

Elementary (K-6th)

Over the years, I have spent a lot of time with children as a teacher, camp counselor, nanny, and friend. I have tutored elementary-school students for the past six years, mostly in math. I am creative and enthusiastic, and as a math grad student, also very passionate about math!

I spent two years volunteering at my old elementary school twice a week, working with my own first-grade teacher who now teaches third grade. I worked one-on-one with students who struggled with math, reading, or writing. These were often minority kids and kids with special needs.

Elementary Math

As a teenager, I noticed that interacting with kids gave me a special kind of energy and joy. Now as a graduate student pursuing a PhD in math, although I have worked with children for many years, they continue to delight me, surprise me, and teach me new things. Along with tutoring, I also offer sessions for kids ages 5 and up during which we play math games and solve math 'puzzles' to develop critical thinking skills and, of course, a love of math. This has been fun both for kids struggling with basic math concepts and for gifted kids who enjoy a completely different kind of math challenge than what they learn at school.

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Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Math)

Applied Math, University of Maryland College Park (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Neza will travel within 5 miles of College Park, MD 20740.

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