I am an experienced public High School Math teacher. I have been teaching for 6 years and tutoring for 8 years. I have a Bachelors in Math from Rutgers and worked for 2 years for Sylvan learning Center in 2 different locations. I have taught 7th and 8th grade Math in a Middle School.I have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry and Personal Financial Literacy in High School.
I am now the Math Leader at Hedgepeth Williams Middle School where I work will all of the teachers and students in the learning of Math. I work with the teachers to keep developing their professional teaching skills.
My tutoring style is hands on and "let's get right to work". I like to start with the students most recent questions, like from that day in class or their last assignment. By working on what is current it builds confidence quickly. Also as the student and I work together longer other questions, misconceptions or gaps in their understanding are revealed and made whole and complete. After we have exhausted all of the students questions & concerns and all obvious gaps in understanding we can consider if it is the right time for a diagnostic test to look for other ares of misunderstanding or just plain old gaps. If possible I am quite happy to reach out to the Math teacher in the classroom to coordinate our work at tutoring and empowering your student.
I am a very effective tutor. Confidence is built with my students as we find misconceptions, fill in missing information and practice newly mastered skills. I bring compassion and sensitivity to math anxiety. I also know what it is like to have bad math teachers, had one in college. I also know what it is like to run into your limits of math being easy, I discovered my limits in Calculus Five.
Students are comfortable working with me. Your child will enjoy working with me, I acknowledge forward progress and hard work. I have experience working with elementary students as my daughter is now in 4th grade in Roebling Middle School. I am available from 3:45 forward on most Weekdays, and reasonable times on the weekend.
I can work from my home, your home or local library.
It works to have the following items at every session: their Math text book, recent quizzes and tests, current homework assignments. I welcome all inquiries and the opportunity to be of service.
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