Hi, Matia. If you take the equation and square both sides, here is what happens: (√x - √5)2 = (√x-5)2 becomes: x -2√(5x) + 5 = x-5 So, subtract x and subtract 5: -2√(5x) = -10 Square both sides: 4(5x) = 100, ...

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I recently retired from a local private high school. I have taught all math subjects including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus AB. I have taught math for 44 years. I have tutored students privately over the last 30 years. When I tutor, I usually meet for one hour. If I find the student is not responding, or has difficulty staying on task, I stop and talk to them about what interests them most. This usually gets them focused and we can continue. Having taught many years, I have many work sheets and other extra outside material to share. I have also taught an SAT prep course for 6 years. Last year, the son of a former student was home-schooled. I had the pleasure of teaching him him one hour per week.

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I have taught 44 years and have taught many students with ADD and ADHD. I am presently tutoring a student in Takoma Park with ADHD and a student in Silver Spring with Aspergers. I have help raise my stepson, who has autism, since he was 8 years old. If you wish, I can see if the parents will back up these statements.

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I have taught Algebra 1 throughout my 44 year history of teaching. I have used the parts of Algebra 2 and material in future courses to know what is most important to cover in Algebra 1.

I have taught Algebra 2 since my second year of teaching (1969). I have taught out of several different texts and am well versed in the material and the sequence of topics. Also, I have taught higher level math subjects and understand what comes up in Precalculus and Calculus, to better get the student ready for these classes.

My college minor was Economics, and I took many college courses in American history. Also, I am interested in what happens and has happened throughout my lifetime and earlier. I did my student teaching in American History and current events.

I have raised an autistic stepson from the age of 8 through his 21st year when he graduated high school. I am tutoring a middle school student who is diagnosed with Aspergers. I have taught students for the last 44 years, some of whom have been diagnosed with ADHD and Aspergers.

I cover all the material covered in the AP Calculus AB curriculum. This includes:

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I studied piano from my 2nd grade to my freshman year in college. I took clarinet lessons from 4th grade to high school and 2 years in college. I sang tenor throughout high school and college. I now sing bass in choirs in the DC area. I also have sight singing practice and completed 1 year of music theory.

I have taught geometry for at least 40 of my 44 years of teaching. I find students have a difficult time with geometry because it is a different mindset than algebra. It is not really about memorization so much as visualization of the ideas. That is, it is more about why something is a certain way rather than memorizing ideas.

I have taught high school math for 44 years. The subjects I have taught are Algebra 1 and 2 for all those years and Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus for at least 35 years. I have tutored all of these subjects for at least 5 years.

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Hi, Matia. If you take the equation and square both sides, here is what happens: (√x - √5)2 = (√x-5)2 becomes: x -2√(5x) + 5 = x-5 So, subtract x and subtract 5: -2√(5x) = -10 Square both sides: 4(5x) = 100, ...

Hint: divide 98 by 49 (which is 72)

I am retired, so increasing my income is ok, but I find that as I interview my students, many of them have difficulty understanding what the teacher is trying to convey. I love math and hope that I can help the students I work with to enjoy math as much as I do. Kevin Caughlan

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