I am a math
tutor looking to help both high school and college students master concepts in many areas of mathematics
. I also am willing to help students prepare for standardized math tests, such as the ACT
general test. In 2013, I graduated with a Master's degree in mathematics and in 2014 I started a Ph.D. program in mathematics. In both programs, I gained teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant and consistently received above average satisfaction ratings from the students I taught. I am based in Carrboro, North Carolina, but I am willing to travel within the research triangle area.
As a teacher, I have been careful to identify the best teaching method for the situation at hand. For instance, when lecturing, I carefully plan my notes and visualize how I will present the material to the class. In one-on-one tutoring situations, however, the methodology I use is modified. My philosophy
with mathematics in general is that students must actually do math to learn math; accordingly, as the tutoring session goes on, I give my students problems to complete while I am sitting with them, and I carefully evaluate their progress to make sure they are gaining an understanding of the material. During this exercise, I answer questions that may arise. After the problem is completed, I evaluate whether to move on or to spend more time on this particular subject based on their comfort level with and knowledge of the material. Often, I may require the student to verbally explain their solution to me so that I can accurately gauge their understanding. In this way, I at first act as a "safety net" to ensure comprehension. When the lesson is completed, I will often assign problems (similar to the ones we completed together) to do before the next tutoring session so the student can try some on his/her own. This method has proven to me to be very effective, as each student I have had has demonstrated significant improvement in the subject matter.
I recently moved from Ohio to the research triangle area, so I am looking to build a new base of students. Please contact me if you are interested in my profile.
2 hours notice required
Travels within 35 miles of Carrboro, NC 27510