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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.
I am an experienced High School Algebra 1 teacher. I have been teaching this for years, and I am positive I can help you. I have a very practical and hands on approach that supports your learning at your own pace while building confidence. My students are comfortable working with me. Bring me your concerns and questions and I will respond quickly.
Discrete mathematics is the branch of mathematics dealing with objects that can assume only distinct, separated values. The term "discrete mathematics" is therefore used in contrast with "continuous mathematics," which is the branch of mathematics dealing with objects that can vary smoothly (and which includes, for example, calculus). Whereas discrete objects can often be characterized by integers, continuous objects require real numbers.
I am competent in my topics in Discrete Math. In 1998 I spent 6 weeks in advanced Graph theory one of the topics in Discrete Math at Rutgers. The program was for HS Math teachers led by PhD's in Discrete Math from around the world. In completing my Math degree from Rutgers known for its rigorous Math program I successfully completed courses in Abstract Algebra, Logic, Computer Science, Programing in Pascal, Probability and Combinatorics and Discrete Math that had topics in Topology, Number Theory, Set Theory, Game Theory and Graph Theory. I found all of these topics engaging and enjoyed learning them.
Discrete Math does not have a agreed upon definition, but does include all of the topics I have listed above and agrees that anything that is considered "Continuous" is not included in Discrete Math. That is Discrete Math involves the topics that are countable and measurable.
Pre-Algebra is the strong foundation work for Algebra. It is often called Algebra Readiness. I have taken many workshops in this topic.
Partly it the fundamental math one needs, partly it is an exploration of more advanced problem solving skills, partly it is having greater stamina in solving problems and bring more creativity to bare.
It is the beginning of discovering all the roots of the different branches in Mathematics. It is also when you begin to discover the kind of math that does not just have "One Right Answer". This goes against the way it has always been. It is the beginning of thinking logically which is the ground work to computer programing.
Pre-algebra is where we take on ending all things that had been confusing up to this point and bringing complete clarity to the matter.
I make this all fun, because it is fun and engaging to me. I have many ways to present or teach each topic until each and every student gets the concept. Then we can move on.
I build confidence, competence and courage as we move along in our studies.
I have so many years of experience from multiple backgrounds. I have been a public school teacher for 6 years. I have been a professional salesman for over 15 years, including 2 years of in home sales, 5 years of in person and phone customer service, five years of marketing at trade shows and seminars, and four years of group presentations and sales for Landmark Education, the world's largest training and development company. I have had five years of experience with the Team Management and Leadership Program, leading a group of 10 to 750 people. I have taken over 50 days of professional training in communication, relationship building, enrollment and sales presentations.
I am comfortable in front of a room of people and I know how to make others comfortable.
I averaged over a forty percent sales rate in groups of 1-10 people. This was considered to be an excellent result.
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