My name is Rex. I am 42, I live in a small town in Missouri, and have a passion for helping and making a difference. I enjoy helping people learn. My specialty happens to be mathematics and social sciences.
Although I have been a teaching student, and have an associates geared towards secondary education, my experience comes mostly from my personal sojourn in correcting my past mistakes. When I was 17, I did not have the support in my home to influence me to stay in school, thus, I did not graduate. This was one thing in my life which haunted me. Fortunately, I had enlisted in the US Army, and was provided the tools I needed to get my GED.
I know what it's like to struggle, and I know what it's like to feel pressure from those around us who insist on excellence. Do not be disheartened, there is always a way to overcome that feeling of defeat. Algebra can be a tough subject, but it has been my experience that most students with the motivation to learn, are already equipped with all they need to master the fundamentals. Mathematics is one of those subjects which can brutal and grueling, yet easily overcome by simple rote practice.
I am no expert nor am I a mathematical genius; I simply have a passion for math, and an equal passion for helping others get the basics down pat. I am no sage on the stage, but rather prefer to be the guide from the side. Take a quote from Albert Einstein himself, "What ever your problems you struggle with mathematics, I assure you, mine are much worse".
I have had great teachers in my life who were that instrument of inspiration as opposed to those who tend to be tools of torture.
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