I have been tutoring since my early college days some 25+ years ago. I started tutoring as a means for me to study and assure myself I understood the material for my subjects. My early tutoring was just that tutoring in the subject I was taking.
I have always enjoyed math, and as a parent of 4 school age children over the past several years, I have had my share of experience in the tutoring mode for Grade school through High School math classes. With having my degree in Chemistry and minor in Math as well as my love for math, I tend to be the one my children come to most for help with their math and or science classes.
Out side of the home, I have also enjoy working with youth in 6th Grade math through Pre-Calculus in High School as well as every course in between. Over the past couple years, I have helped many students get caught up, stay caught up, and pass their math classes.
As a tutor, my philosophy is if someone can explain it, they most likely understand it, and with this mentality, I work to get students to explain to me what they are doing and why, so I know they can do it when they are on their own. I tend to guide students into discovering the right way to solve problems instead of telling them how to do something. I am also willing to allow students to try their way and discover why it doesn't work. I feel this builds confidence as well as helps in memory retention.
I work diligently on avoiding the straight memorization of equations, facts, or processes... I seek to have students understand what they are doing. If they don't understand it, they are liable to forget it come final exam time or in future courses.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me...
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