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Brian G.

South Lyon, MI

$40/hr

Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, 2, Geometry

Usually responds in about 14 hours

Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, 2, Geometry

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I have 12 years of teaching experience. I will work with student and make contact with the teacher if the parent wishes to make sure the student is learning to the teacher's expectations. I have a lot of experience working with learning difficulties. I have been teaching math for 12 years now and have learned quite a few good techniques along the way. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Special Education major and minor in mathematics.

I took the math proficiency test and passed it and have been teaching both Special Education and Mathematics at my job as a high school teacher for 12 years. If you can get materials early to me then I can look at them ahead and figure out best way to teach the curriculum to your child in a way that they can understand and improve performance. It is very rewarding to have students improve their math performance if I have worked with them to achieve their goals.

Testimonials

"He is very patient. We did not have trouble reaching Brian by phone. "

- Kathy, Canton, MI on 6/16/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
English, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Reading, Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism,
Dyslexia,
Hard Of Hearing, Special Needs
Business:
Economics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball
Corporate Training:
Economics, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

Being that the ACT is a timed test it is one that you really need to know what type of questions will be on the test. How much time is allotted for each section. What is the pace that the student should allow for each question. These are important questions that I can answer as well as the numerous resources out there to practice in order to have success on the test.

ADD/ADHD

I worked as a Special Education teacher for 10 + years and have worked with ADD and ADHD students. The key to working with these kids is to see how long they can sustain attention and teach in those moments. If it is a short time then lots of breaks need to be taken. Exercise and fidgets also can help aid in getting attention back again.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is key to having success in 8th grade or into high school. It is very systematic and involves sequential steps in order to solve equations. Slope, intercepts, functions, graphing, manipulating equations, and other skills are what makes the subject very interesting. There are several tricks that can help remember esp. when dealing with slope. I have learned a lot of the tricks and they seem to work!

Autism

I have a Special Education Bachelors degree in the area of Emotionally Impaired from Eastern Michigan University. Masters degree at Eastern Michigan University in Learning Disabilities. For the last 13 years I have been teaching Special Needs students and many of those are on the Autism Spectrum. With these experience it has allowed me to learn how to work with Autistic students.

Dyslexia

Special Education training in the area of Emotional Impairment. Went back to school and got my masters degree in Learning Disabilities. I have studied and worked with several students that have had dyslexia. It is very frustrating for the student as learning is more difficult for them, but with help they can achieve in their studies.

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra focuses on solving basic one and two-step equations. Problem Solving skills are addressed in this course. Figuring out ratios and solving proportions are a key to being able to set up equations and then solve them. Learning the basic units of measurement and how to manipulate them using the English and Metric system are critical to succeeding in Algebra. This skill is critical to learn at the Pre-Algebra and will help throughout math classes as well as in Chemistry.

Study Skills

Study Skills is a broad term in my opinion that can be broken down into many areas. First of all is assessment. How do you go about taking a test and even before that what do you study and for how long? It is important for students to understand that when taking a multiple choice test it is advantageous to not necessarily do every question in order. Organization is a critical component of study skills. What information is important to the class and what should you remember for the tests or quizzes. These skills if learned correctly by students can really help them become more confident in their abilities. When that happens then the grades will improve.

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Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan Universtiy
Master's

Education

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan Universtiy (Master's)

He is very patient. We did not have trouble reaching Brian by phone. — We were very pleased with our son's first tutoring session with Brian and look forward to working with him in the future. Our son likes him very much and we look forward to working with Brian in the future. ...

— Kathy, Canton, MI on 6/16/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 20 miles of South Lyon, MI 48178.


About Brian

I have 12 years of teaching experience. I will work with student and make contact with the teacher if the parent wishes to make sure the student is learning to the teacher's expectations. I have a lot of experience working with learning difficulties. I have been teaching math for 12 years now and have learned quite a few good techniques along the way. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Special Education major and minor in mathematics.

I took the math proficiency test and passed it and have been teaching both Special Education and Mathematics at my job as a high school teacher for 12 years. If you can get materials early to me then I can look at them ahead and figure out best way to teach the curriculum to your child in a way that they can understand and improve performance. It is very rewarding to have students improve their math performance if I have worked with them to achieve their goals.

Testimonials

"He is very patient. We did not have trouble reaching Brian by phone. "

- Kathy, Canton, MI on 6/16/13
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Education

Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan Universtiy
Master's

Education

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan Universtiy (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of South Lyon, MI 48178

Brian’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
English, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Reading, Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism,
Dyslexia,
Hard Of Hearing, Special Needs
Business:
Economics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball
Corporate Training:
Economics, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Brian’s Resources

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