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I have an educational background in both Mathematics and Physics. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mathematics. I've tutored math (Algebra, Pre-calculus, Trigonometry, College Calculus, and Multi-variable Calculus) to college students at UNC-Chapel Hill's Math Help Center as well as at Durham Technical Community College. I have taught Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, and Calculus at two different high schools (Raleigh Charter High school and Research Triangle High school). In addition, I prepared rising nuclear officers in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Propulsion program to pass their qualifying math and physics exams.
I work very closely with my students to make sure they get very specific help according to their specific needs and problem areas. After identifying the areas where my students have trouble with, I come up with an action plan with the student to make sure that we do lots of practice problems in those particular areas, as well as that we fill in all the knowledge gaps he or she may have in those areas which is causing them confusion.
My tutoring style is very interactive and focuses more on guiding the student to the right answer, as opposed to just telling them the right answer. I want to make sure that my students can both understand the theory as well as do the practice problems. To that end, I like to go through each problem step-by-step, asking the students questions about each step to make sure they understand why it makes sense, and then using carefully planned and logical questions to lead the student to discover the next step, until they are able to get to the right answer. Using this method ensures that the student understands and will be able to do a variety of similar problems on their own.
I would be very happy to work with you on whatever area of math or physics you are struggling with and to make your experiences with math more pleasant, enjoyable, and fun!
I am a native speaker of Russian. I was born and raised in the former Soviet Union, so I can tutor conversation Russian. I also received a minor in Slavic Languages with a focus in Russian from Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and have taken courses in Advanced Russian Composition and Grammar. I can tutor grammar at any level of Russian.
Back to the basics — Olga is tutoring by daughter in physics. She takes the material and breaks it down into simple concrete concepts that just make sense to my daughter. I am thrilled with her ability to help my student really UNDERSTAND the material, not just pass a test, but "get it"! ...
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