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Kean University (Mathematics)
I am currently a High School Math teacher and work with students with a range of abilities. I scored in the top 15% nationally on the Praxis II exam for mathematics teachers and I graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Mathematics. I've been professionally tutoring Math and SAT Math for 3 years.
In college, I quickly learned that success could not be gained by passively listening to lectures in class. As a result, I took a lot of online courses and learned topics on my own. My success was due to academic independence and I try to impart this independence onto my students.
My style of teaching is simple but effective. The best way to learn is to teach others. Rather than memorizing, I have students explain topics and problems to me in detail as though they are teaching me the subject. When checking work, I allow students to explain their answers. This process allows them to discover their errors and allows me to assess any misunderstandings they may have. Homework is specifically given to my students based on their learning needs. I also make sure to give strategies for time management and studying as well as resources for them to help educate themselves. These practices combine to enhance understanding of math and provide new ways to study for success. I am currently a High School Math teacher and work with students with a range of abilities. I scored in the top 15% nationally on the Praxis II exam for mathematics teachers… Read more
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I worked with Ricardo for six weeks after failing the praxis several times. He has an incredible knowledge in math and can break down and explain any concept or problem you don't understand. I am NOT a good test taker and I passed with a 153. With Ricardo's help I increased my score by 20 points!!! He is flexible with scheduling and has your best interest in mind. If I can pass, anybody can. You will pass with Ricardo!!!!!!
Ricardo is an absolute Professional. He is currently assisting in Studying for the Math Praxis II to ensure proper certification essential for my Teaching credentials and standards. This is also helpful in providing new ideas for my students (special education) and techniques to share in the classroom. Ricardo is Personable, Patient, always a Professional and knows his Math!! This comes with sincere thanks to him as well as a Excellent recommendation to those seeking tutorial services.
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Algebra II is often a challenging topic for students because it is the transitional piece from "basic" math to "advanced". As an undergraduate in mathematics all algebra II topics rear themselves again and again in Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics and so on. Because of this I have a great understanding and a multitude of practice.
I have extensively independently studied nutrition, exercise/fitness (particularly with resistance, and stretching). I was also the president of my high school's weightlifting club (for 3 years), to which our club helped train a member to 2nd in the state for his weight-class (in power-lifting).
I have been tutoring all types of Mathematics since I was a sophomore in college. I worked in my university's tutoring center and also tutored privately for many ranges of Math as well as many ages. On my exams for math teaching, my highest scores of which were in Calculus, I placed in the top 15% in the country. I feel I can help any student with any Mathematical topic.
I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, have three years of Varsity Wrestling experience, and have the equivalent of a blue belt in Brazilian Jujitsu currently (am studying).
I have extensive knowledge in the areas of diet and exercise, and have even conducted research and experimentation on particular diets (particularly psychotropics and their affect on the human brain). I also have received A's in all exercise or nutrition related courses I've taken.
I have a grand slam score in all areas of the Praxis I, as well as a virtuoso understanding in its Math segment as I am a Math major. Also it is practically a copy of the SAT, of which I have tutored and taken to great success.
Precalculus is the backbone of Calculus and introduces students to many topics including Matrix Algebra. I have an excellent understanding of this course because it's referenced and used repeatedly in all the math courses after it.
I speak to crowds in different venues. I was a student ambassador for a year and had to speak in front of 40-150 students at many times, and on many topics (from studying, to college transition, and a few others). Speeches were improvised many times, and also prepared just as many times. I also represented my college and had to speak in front of crowds professors and even some politicians for small stints.
All speaking related courses in college I've received an A or B+.
I scored in the top 15% nationally in the Praxis II. I feel prepared to teach any material from the SAT math because the Praxis II for Math is essentially a college version of the SAT math. The SAT math portion covers all topics up to Algebra II, all of which I am well acquainted.
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