Every student has potential, and helping you reach new levels of success - on tests or in school - is my passion!
Are you or your child struggling with math (from elementary math and pre-algebra to analytic geometry and precalculus)? Are you going to start a new stats course next semester and want to get a head start? I'm here to help and am currently accepting students for January 2014.
I will tailor my support to your needs and learning style. I can provide visuals, outlines and organizers, recommendations for online sources, or practice materials. We will begin by assessing your current skills and discussing your goals, and I will work with you to create a plan that fits your schedule.
My students benefit from the range of research-based strategies gained through my background in education and behavior. I have a B.A. in psychology from Smith College and have completed several graduate courses in education, including assessment, intervention, and statistics. I enjoy working with students of all ages. My range of experiences include leading an advanced math group in an elementary school, providing private tutoring to students with special needs, and tutoring undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics (Algebra, Precalculus, Statistics), psychology, and writing.
About my tutoring style:
Flexible Strategies and Foundational Skills
While I help students get through their assignments, I focus on their understanding of the skills needed to complete the work. For example, many students complete homework night after night only to fail their unit test. Learning flexible strategies and underlying concepts is the key to building a solid foundation for future successes.
Test Taking Skills
I incorporate test taking skills into my tutoring for both those preparing for standardized tests and those who face classroom tests. Learning "test wiseness" skills can improve anyone's performance and decrease test anxiety. Leveling the playing field for students who consider themselves bad test takers is one of my favorite things about being a tutor.
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