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Stephen G.

Charlotte, NC

$75/hr

Math 'sings' for me, so I can 'tune' instruction to a student's needs

Usually responds in about 1 hour

Math 'sings' for me, so I can 'tune' instruction to a student's needs

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I am a retired high school math teacher, with 6 years of classroom experience who works best with both nontraditional learners and 'high performance' students. Sessions provide instruction that matches the course requirements and school expectations. Alternatively, I offer special students a broad and rigorous math seminar. Tutoring sessions are available Monday - Friday in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Some of my students were described as 'struggling', 'confused by classroom instruction', 'unsuccessful with college tutors' or 'having a different learning style', we overcame these false starts with A's and B's (check the feedback section). I have personal experience students categorized as have gifted, dyslexia, ADD / ADHD or ESL issues. My student's parents tell me I'm "Professional and Patient", "Excellent, expert" and "engaging and easygoing".

Sessions are oriented towards the student's needs. Attention is given to 1) remediation - learning supporting skills, 2) reinforcement - review topics covered in the classroom/text and 3) enrichment - providing links to real world examples and uses of mathematics. I demonstrate standard calculator techniques, highlight anticipated testing questions, and proven study skills that correspond to the student's preferences and learning style.

I develop a student's confidence while avoiding the 'by the numbers' or a cookbook approach to learning math. We focus on understanding and comprehension to achieve rigor.

I enjoy teaching algebra, geometry, discrete math, pre-calculus, advanced functions and modeling, college math, SAT Math and basic statistics. Prior to teaching, I had a variety of roles in information technology.

Testimonials

"Patient, Supportive, and Encouraging. My Math-Avoiding Son Looks Forward to Tutoring with Steve"

- Rebecca, Charlotte, NC on 11/15/14
Stephen replied on 11/17/2014

Thank you for the kind words; Your son also deserves credit for doing the needed work.

"Grades have improved!"

- Kim, Charlotte, NC on 11/19/14

"Confidence boost"

- Leslie, Matthews, NC on 9/26/14
Stephen replied on 9/26/2014

Thank you. The credit also belongs to your children and in part to your supportive parenting skills.

"Excellent Tutor for our son with Aspergers"

- Mike, Concord, NC on 9/11/14

"Professional & Patient"

- Heather, Charlotte, NC on 3/7/14

"Excellent, expert!"

- Cynthia, Charlotte, NC on 12/10/13

"Great tutor, engaging and easygoing"

- Missy, Charlotte, NC on 12/5/13
Stephen replied on 12/6/2013

Thank you for taking the time to create this feedback. I'll share the credit with your son; he's the one who did the work. I hope this is teaching him a life lesson about persistence, learning styles and results.

"Eager to work with our son and great with scheduling"

- Nancy, Charlotte, NC on 11/18/13

"Fantastic precalculus teacher!"

- Lisa, Charlotte, NC on 10/22/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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.

Discrete Math

I taught Discrete Math for 3 years, from 2008 - 2010 in Charlotte NC (CMS - East Mecklenburg High School). We used the textbook "For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today's World," Comap - Freedman and Company versions 6 & 7 which is in compliance with NC standards.

I attended summer training in Discrete Math at UNCC 2006 that used "Discrete Math for Teachers" Houghton Muffin Company, Wheeler and Brawner. I completed prior studies in Operations Research dating back to 1970. As a programmer I developed linear programming models and econometric modeling.

UNCC
Math - Education

Education

UNCC (Math - Education)

Patient, Supportive, and Encouraging. My Math-Avoiding Son Looks Forward to Tutoring with Steve — My 8th grade son is taking Math II this year for high school credit and was struggling due to some missed content from grade skipping as well as the impact of his ADHD and Aspergers. His teacher at school is good, but not the best personality fit for my son and he tunes in and out when he's in class. Steve has been tutoring my son for several weeks now and I've seen a huge transformation for the ...

— Rebecca, Charlotte, NC on 11/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

cancellation 3 days in advance or 50% cancellation charge.

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 5 miles of Charlotte, NC 28270.


About Stephen

I am a retired high school math teacher, with 6 years of classroom experience who works best with both nontraditional learners and 'high performance' students. Sessions provide instruction that matches the course requirements and school expectations. Alternatively, I offer special students a broad and rigorous math seminar. Tutoring sessions are available Monday - Friday in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Some of my students were described as 'struggling', 'confused by classroom instruction', 'unsuccessful with college tutors' or 'having a different learning style', we overcame these false starts with A's and B's (check the feedback section). I have personal experience students categorized as have gifted, dyslexia, ADD / ADHD or ESL issues. My student's parents tell me I'm "Professional and Patient", "Excellent, expert" and "engaging and easygoing".

Sessions are oriented towards the student's needs. Attention is given to 1) remediation - learning supporting skills, 2) reinforcement - review topics covered in the classroom/text and 3) enrichment - providing links to real world examples and uses of mathematics. I demonstrate standard calculator techniques, highlight anticipated testing questions, and proven study skills that correspond to the student's preferences and learning style.

I develop a student's confidence while avoiding the 'by the numbers' or a cookbook approach to learning math. We focus on understanding and comprehension to achieve rigor.

I enjoy teaching algebra, geometry, discrete math, pre-calculus, advanced functions and modeling, college math, SAT Math and basic statistics. Prior to teaching, I had a variety of roles in information technology.

Testimonials

"Patient, Supportive, and Encouraging. My Math-Avoiding Son Looks Forward to Tutoring with Steve"

- Rebecca, Charlotte, NC on 11/15/14
Stephen replied on 11/17/2014

Thank you for the kind words; Your son also deserves credit for doing the needed work.

"Grades have improved!"

- Kim, Charlotte, NC on 11/19/14

"Confidence boost"

- Leslie, Matthews, NC on 9/26/14
Stephen replied on 9/26/2014

Thank you. The credit also belongs to your children and in part to your supportive parenting skills.

"Excellent Tutor for our son with Aspergers"

- Mike, Concord, NC on 9/11/14

"Professional & Patient"

- Heather, Charlotte, NC on 3/7/14

"Excellent, expert!"

- Cynthia, Charlotte, NC on 12/10/13

"Great tutor, engaging and easygoing"

- Missy, Charlotte, NC on 12/5/13
Stephen replied on 12/6/2013

Thank you for taking the time to create this feedback. I'll share the credit with your son; he's the one who did the work. I hope this is teaching him a life lesson about persistence, learning styles and results.

"Eager to work with our son and great with scheduling"

- Nancy, Charlotte, NC on 11/18/13

"Fantastic precalculus teacher!"

- Lisa, Charlotte, NC on 10/22/13
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Education

UNCC
Math - Education

Education

UNCC (Math - Education)


Tutor Policies

cancellation 3 days in advance or 50% cancellation charge.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Charlotte, NC 28270

Stephen’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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.


Background Check Status for Stephen G.

Stephen G. passed a background check on 4/2/14. The check was ordered by Stephen through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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