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Connie B.

Awesome, Effective Math & Microsoft Office Program Tutor

Philadelphia, PA (19153)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$30.00
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Most of my students initially classify math in the same category as the other four letter words. My teaching styles allow them to change their mind and at least respect the concepts enough to give me their best effort. They may not love math but they will be more comfortable learning the problem solving strategies I teach them.

My students will take a learning style survey. This lets me know how to teach them and it helps them understand how they process information in a classroom. I have been working with computers and math since the late seventies and I kept up with the mathematical changes over many decades. My former students range from the inner city schools through the corporate computer executives.

I maintain a high success rate of students improving their scores on their standardized tests because I set high standards in the classroom. I give students plenty of opportunities to let me know they do not understand the material. I want to know their short comings before the formal assessment. I get to know my students so I can personalize their lessons so they can be more successful. I still run into former students who thank me for being their math teacher.

I have a highly qualified ranking on my Delaware middle school and secondary mathematics license. I have a Middle School Mathematics Pennsylvania license. I have completed nine years in a formal classroom teaching profession in the Philadelphia school district in Pennsylvania in addition to the Appoquinimink and Christina school districts in Delaware. Home schooling and the Oxford Learning Center are other experiences. I am currently a mathematics tutor at Delaware County Community College.

I have a high success rate of helping fellow educators pass their Praxis I and middle school mathematics assessments. Microsoft office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc) have had many releases over the years, and I have kept up with the new features.

I teach because I have a passion for having a positive impact on my students by helping them understand math concepts. I will continue to tutor when I retire from the formal classroom.

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Connie’s subjects

Sports/Recreation:
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, Praxis, SAT Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Algebra 1

The word Algebra can sometimes be a scary word for some students. I can get them to relax and look at the problem and break it down to something they are familiar with. Basically any math is adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. A student just needs to know which operation to use and the best way to use it to answer the question presented to them at that time.

Elementary Math

I understand math can be a troubling subject for some students. I work real hard to understand their learning style so I can teach them in the "language" they understand. I am very patient and I have many strategies that can help your child be successful

General Computer

I have been working with computers since the early 70's. I have been keeping up with the technology changes over the years. I hope I can help you get comfortable with your computer

Microsoft Excel

I have been working with the PC version since its PC inception in the 80s. I'm pleased with the new features of each release.

Microsoft Outlook

This software is an option used to keep up with your emails. The emails can be saved in folders for future retrieval. I can also to teach you how to invite people to meetings in addition to have them RSVP.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I can show you how to create some amazing slides. Your slides are limited to your imagination. I can teach you how to add and change color to you slides. You will be able to add pictures from clip arts or your own pictures. You can add charts and statistical data. You can add sounds and different ways of presenting each line. I can show you how to make the slides look professional so you will not fall into the category of slides being too busy. We can manually advance your slides like you would for a professional presentation at a board meeting. You can also set your slides to run automatically like you would for an expo or college fair. I have been working with this software for well over fifteen years. I have been working with the PC application since its PC inception in 80's. I'm pleased with the new features of each release. I am confident that my students can learn to generate awesome power point presentation.

Microsoft Publisher

Publisher is the software which can be used for marketing things such as flyers and tri-fold brochures. You can create greeting cards too. This software is used when color is important. I can help you create beautiful deliverables.

Microsoft Word

This is software that is critically important to master for written communication. It is needed for letters, essays, resumes, newspaper/magazine articles dissertation papers to name a few. I can help you develop these items successfully.

This software is a must for high school and college students to be successful.

I have been working with the PC version since its PC inception in 80's. I'm pleased with the new features of each release.

Praxis

Praxis I
I passed all 3 (Reading, Writing, Mathematics) the first time. I have tutored several teachers in these areas, particularly with the mathematics. Every educator I have tutored thus far has passed their Praxis I assessment.

Praxis II Middle School Mathematics 0069
I passed this assessment the first time. Since 2003, I have been teaching 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade mathematics which gives me a lot of experience teaching this level of mathematics. I also have a degree in computer science which helps me teach critical thinking skills which is valuable in problem solving strategies.

Prealgebra

Basically any math problem is solved by either adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing. A student just needs to know which operation to use and the best way to use it to answer the question presented to them at that time. Figuring out that is the largest portion of getting the correct answer.

I can help students figure this out

Sewing

I have been sewing since the late 60’s because it was difficult to get affordable clothes to fit my 5”10” body at that time. I have produced dresses, skirts, blouses, pants, suits. I have also made gowns such as prom and wedding gowns. I have also made flower girl dresses and christening gowns. I also help alter gowns purchased from other places.

I made all the gowns I wore and all the gowns my youngest daughter needed for her different proms.

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Education

Spelman College (Computer ScienceMath)

Holy Family University of PA (MEd)

Awesome Tutor I was struggling with Praxis I math. Connie was able to work with me for a short time to prepare for the exam helping me with awesome strategies. Since then, I have done a lot better just with two meetings with Connie. Because of her patience I believe I will do great this time! I will give you an update America when I take the test. ...

— Rob from West Chester, PA on 8/2/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

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Connie will travel within 40 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19153.

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