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William L.

Brooklyn, NY

$50/hr

Tutoring for Individual Learning Styles

Usually responds in about 2 days

Tutoring for Individual Learning Styles

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My experience ranges from teaching German language and conversational skills at the college level to tutoring mathematics, physics, biology, and English to students from middle school through college levels. In the years I have helped students overcome their difficulties, I came to realize that everyone has aptitudes for particular subjects and activities, and different personal interests help determine what approaches to learning work best for any particular person.

For any subject, examples of how knowledge is used "in everyday life" helps you focus on how these subjects relate to your personal interests. I discovered this for myself when I realized that I could change the topic of word problems in math without changing the problem itself! The word problems could be made more relevant to my experience or just turned into a funny sentence, and I was still learning the math concepts.

Starting with that foundation, I apply the philosophy that learning is most fun when it is realized as a process of discovery. Exploring different approaches to solving problems reveals different ways of understanding concepts, and finding the problem-solving path that appeals to you is the first step in discovering how you will succeed in learning what you need to get through life. My tutoring approach is to seek out the context that helps you realize how the academic concepts relate to what you see every day, then to begin examining what you have to study as a process of exploration.

For example, my approach to making English grammar comprehensible is to focus on day-to-day skills--showing how that knowledge is used in real-world professions such as journalism, magazine editing, marketing communications, and public speaking. This approach forms the basis for improved reading comprehension and better development of writing skills.

Likewise, I have helped high school and college students discover for themselves some key concepts in biology and physics, a learning process that helps retain that knowledge throughout life because you made the connections yourself.

I look forward to hearing from you. If you have specific questions related to your learning needs, please describe those issues in your message, and I will be happy to address those questions before getting started.

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Science:
Physical Science
Language:
German
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
German, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

University of California, Irvine
University of California, Irvine
Graduate Coursework
New York University, SCPS
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine (Graduate Coursework)

New York University, SCPS (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Will negotiate reduced rates to accommodate special circumstances. Details of student's needs and rate accommodations will be discussed and agreed upon prior to scheduling the first session.

Travel policy

William will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215.


About William

My experience ranges from teaching German language and conversational skills at the college level to tutoring mathematics, physics, biology, and English to students from middle school through college levels. In the years I have helped students overcome their difficulties, I came to realize that everyone has aptitudes for particular subjects and activities, and different personal interests help determine what approaches to learning work best for any particular person.

For any subject, examples of how knowledge is used "in everyday life" helps you focus on how these subjects relate to your personal interests. I discovered this for myself when I realized that I could change the topic of word problems in math without changing the problem itself! The word problems could be made more relevant to my experience or just turned into a funny sentence, and I was still learning the math concepts.

Starting with that foundation, I apply the philosophy that learning is most fun when it is realized as a process of discovery. Exploring different approaches to solving problems reveals different ways of understanding concepts, and finding the problem-solving path that appeals to you is the first step in discovering how you will succeed in learning what you need to get through life. My tutoring approach is to seek out the context that helps you realize how the academic concepts relate to what you see every day, then to begin examining what you have to study as a process of exploration.

For example, my approach to making English grammar comprehensible is to focus on day-to-day skills--showing how that knowledge is used in real-world professions such as journalism, magazine editing, marketing communications, and public speaking. This approach forms the basis for improved reading comprehension and better development of writing skills.

Likewise, I have helped high school and college students discover for themselves some key concepts in biology and physics, a learning process that helps retain that knowledge throughout life because you made the connections yourself.

I look forward to hearing from you. If you have specific questions related to your learning needs, please describe those issues in your message, and I will be happy to address those questions before getting started.

Education

University of California, Irvine
University of California, Irvine
Graduate Coursework
New York University, SCPS
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine (Graduate Coursework)

New York University, SCPS (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Will negotiate reduced rates to accommodate special circumstances. Details of student's needs and rate accommodations will be discussed and agreed upon prior to scheduling the first session.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215

William’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Science:
Physical Science
Language:
German
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
German, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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