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Frank B.

Bethlehem, PA

$30/hr

Frank the Math Tutor... who knows some Spanish

Background check passed as of 10/31/14
Usually responds in about 16 minutes

Frank the Math Tutor... who knows some Spanish

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If you are having trouble in a high school or college level math class, or are preparing to take the SATs, then look no further. I am a 2001 graduate of Penn State's Math Education department. I have a flexible schedule with availability during the day, night, or weekends. My specialty is pre-algebra through calculus. I prefer 90 minute sessions, as an hour is just too short and two hours is just too long. We can meet at your house, a library, diner, or any of the Barnes & Nobles. If money is a concern, I can meet with small study groups at a more affordable rate per student.

I can provide references. I have all the clearances a school employee must have, namely the criminal checks and child abuse clearances.

I got back into tutoring within the past few years purely by accident. I went to pick up my order of Chinese food at a local restaurant and saw a sign in the window requesting a math tutor for the owners' son. Over the next year or two I'd meet with him many times a week. It made me realize how fun and rewarding tutoring can be. It's like I'm getting paid to solve crossword puzzles, as that's how math problems feel for me.

I have experience with every type of student imaginable. Some of those I have tutored include students from middle school all the way up to college, and range in age from 12 to 60. When I was younger, I even tutored one of my older sisters AND my father in algebra, as neither reached that level in high school.

One of the things I emphasize is learning how to do basic math without the use of calculators. Calculators are great for some problems, like say 23.98342 x .00498, or for graphing multiple equations, but they were not designed for everything. For instance every student should be able to compute 12 x 40 by hand. I have found that most students today rely on calculators to do the most basic of tasks, which sadly has robbed them of being able to complete problems that they learned in elementary school. The things they might have forgotten include adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions, division and multiplication of smaller numbers, and the basic times tables. By forcing students to do most computations without a calculator, their grades and their confidence will improve.

I should also note that I minored in Spanish, and have helped a few students in that subject as well.

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor - Thank you Frank"

- Kathy, Macungie, PA on 6/8/14

"Very good tutor"

- Jason, Easton, PA on 5/19/14

"Great Tutor"

- Kelly, Bethlehem, PA on 8/15/13

"Great session"

- Mike, Perkasie, PA on 6/29/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Pennsylvania State University

Education

Pennsylvania State University

Excellent Tutor - Thank you Frank — My daughter consistently received low B grades in 10th grade geometry and was struggling more in each quarter. Frank was able to explain the lessons so clearly to her that she received a 96 for the last quarter! ...

— Kathy, Macungie, PA on 6/8/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Due to the prep time needed for calculus, I must charge $35/hr instead of $30/hr. I try to be lenient on the cancellation fee. Just give me enough notice and don't make a habit of canceling.

Travel policy

Frank will travel within 20 miles of Bethlehem, PA 18015.


About Frank

If you are having trouble in a high school or college level math class, or are preparing to take the SATs, then look no further. I am a 2001 graduate of Penn State's Math Education department. I have a flexible schedule with availability during the day, night, or weekends. My specialty is pre-algebra through calculus. I prefer 90 minute sessions, as an hour is just too short and two hours is just too long. We can meet at your house, a library, diner, or any of the Barnes & Nobles. If money is a concern, I can meet with small study groups at a more affordable rate per student.

I can provide references. I have all the clearances a school employee must have, namely the criminal checks and child abuse clearances.

I got back into tutoring within the past few years purely by accident. I went to pick up my order of Chinese food at a local restaurant and saw a sign in the window requesting a math tutor for the owners' son. Over the next year or two I'd meet with him many times a week. It made me realize how fun and rewarding tutoring can be. It's like I'm getting paid to solve crossword puzzles, as that's how math problems feel for me.

I have experience with every type of student imaginable. Some of those I have tutored include students from middle school all the way up to college, and range in age from 12 to 60. When I was younger, I even tutored one of my older sisters AND my father in algebra, as neither reached that level in high school.

One of the things I emphasize is learning how to do basic math without the use of calculators. Calculators are great for some problems, like say 23.98342 x .00498, or for graphing multiple equations, but they were not designed for everything. For instance every student should be able to compute 12 x 40 by hand. I have found that most students today rely on calculators to do the most basic of tasks, which sadly has robbed them of being able to complete problems that they learned in elementary school. The things they might have forgotten include adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions, division and multiplication of smaller numbers, and the basic times tables. By forcing students to do most computations without a calculator, their grades and their confidence will improve.

I should also note that I minored in Spanish, and have helped a few students in that subject as well.

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor - Thank you Frank"

- Kathy, Macungie, PA on 6/8/14

"Very good tutor"

- Jason, Easton, PA on 5/19/14

"Great Tutor"

- Kelly, Bethlehem, PA on 8/15/13

"Great session"

- Mike, Perkasie, PA on 6/29/13
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Education

Pennsylvania State University

Education

Pennsylvania State University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Due to the prep time needed for calculus, I must charge $35/hr instead of $30/hr. I try to be lenient on the cancellation fee. Just give me enough notice and don't make a habit of canceling.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bethlehem, PA 18015

Frank’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Spanish

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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