I am very well equipped to be a math tutor, having taught math to junior and senior high school students in private schools in the Riverdale-Manhattan area for over 30 years. In this capacity, I have trained students to master Algebra, Geometry, and Trig, as well as basic mathematics, with excellent results. In my position, I also prepared students for the New York State Regents exams, as well as the SAT and ACT exams and high school entrance exams. My administrators frequently commended me on the superior achievements my students attained on their math exams, and noted that, as a result of my courses, they were well prepared to move on to higher level work.
In my capacity as a math teacher, I was often approached by parents, who asked me to tutor their children. As a result, over the past 30 years I have worked individually with hundreds of youngsters, helping them master math concepts and procedures in order to succeed in their classes and perform well on standardized tests. My approach as a tutor is to first establish my tutee's needs and abilities, and to then fashion an individualized program for him/her. I take the student through math examples in a step-by-step manner, making sure the student grasps each point. We then do several additional, similar examples, at first working together and then with the student proceeding alone, to ensure mastery of the topic. I assign follow-up work to see if the student has indeed understood what has been taught. My hallmark is complete patience, and I will continue to go over the material until the student gains complete comprehension. I hope that this approach will help your child gain mastery and confidence in math, and I look forward to enabling your child to reach his/her full math potential.
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