** Specializing in Algebra and Statistics **
I am a college professor who loves getting others to understand mathematical concepts. My philosophy is TEACH TO UNDERSTAND. It is not a series of formulas to memorize and shouldn't be taught that way. In addition, math should not be explained just to pass a test (including standardized tests).
All students learn differently but ALL reinforce their understanding by doing. I keep students on track and engaged.
MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: I am currently teaching statistics and algebra at a college. I also teach the math module for a local union apprentice program (mostly applications of geometry and trigonometry). I have passed all exams needed to be a certified NYS math teacher and only need to take education courses to pursue this career. I was a pension actuary for 10 years and passed all exams to become an associate of the Society of Actuaries and an enrolled actuary (ASA and EA designations). I decided to leave the field to pursue a career in teaching. During the 2011-2012 school year, I taught business math at a private all boys high school in Lawrence.
MY PERSONAL BACKGROUND: I was a Cub Scout scout leader for 8 years holding the positions of treasurer, committee chair and Cubmaster. My youngest son moved on to Boy Scouts in 2011 - let's just say I finally have time on my hands to be able to tutor. I have been tutoring friends or their children on an informal basis since I was 15 years old.
I mostly enjoy tutoring one-on-one and teaching at the high school and college level because of the dedication and feedback from the students.
Contact me so I can help you or your child understand math.
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