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Rennselear Polytechnic Institute (Mathematics)
Hi, my name is Jem. I hold a B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and I offer tutoring in all math levels as well as chemistry and physics.
My credentials include over 10 years tutoring experience and over 4 years professional teaching experience. I received 800/800 on the GRE math section and perfect marks on the Praxis I math section, as well as the Award for Excellence on the Praxis II mathematics content test.
I am able to tutor at flexible times and locations. I am able to provide references, documentation, etc. upon request. Thank you for your interest and I hope to hear from you soon!
Hi, my name is Jem. I hold a B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and I offer tutoring in all math levels as well as chemistry and Read more
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We finally found Jem for my son who is taking Advanced Statistics at a private school in the area. We went through four or five tutors until we found someone who was capable of helping him in this challenging class. Right away, my son knew she was the one who could help him. She was clear and efficient in the way she explained this very tough subject in addition to having a very nice and kindly way about her.
As a result of Jem's tutoring and of course my son's hard work, as well, he is going to surely pass this class and hopefully get an A, which is now within the realm of possibility. He brought home a 98 on a test just last week and had the top score in his class. He will also take the Advanced Placement test for Statistics and we expect he will do very well on that, thanks to Jem's outstanding abilities as a tutor.
Jem tutored me for a Quantum Physics course, and helped me become confident working the mathematics involved with the course. She was very organized and was genuinely interested in the material.
Jem helped me both with the simple task of parsing through algebraic mistakes and with the harder challenge of grappling the more advanced mathematical concepts needed in the course, including advanced integration, partial differential equations (PDEs), and Fourier transformations.
Jem C. has been tutoring my son in Honors Algebra II and Honors Chemistry for a few months. She is a truly excellent teacher in both subjects. She is engaging, focused and patient and makes sure he understands the concepts well. My son really likes working with her. In addition she has been extremely accommodating about fitting in extra, pre-exam sessions and getting here reliably, even during the frequent snow storms we’ve had this winter. We have tried a number of other tutors, but Jem has been the best by far.
Jem is currently tutoring my high school sophomore in Algebra 2. My son was having extreme difficulty learning the material by the "College Prep Math" curriculum in use at his school. Jem was extremely knowledgeable and worked effectively with him. Her explanations were straightforward and clear: presented in a way that made it easy for my son to follow. She provided practice problems both in the sessions and via email. His confidence definitely improved after being tutored, and his grades also showed improvement. I plan to hire Jem as a tutor again for his next math class.
I went to Jem in order to get help for the Praxis: Math Content exam. She was very patient and explained the math concepts in concise, easy to remember ways. She was very encouraging and truly wanted me to succeed. I had taken this test before but fell short on my score. After meeting with Jem, my score went up fifteen points and I passed!
Jem is very qualified to teach Mathematics. She is able to concentrate on and teach me what it is I need to know. I would recommend her tutoring in mathematics as very exceptional.
Just one word describes Jem, WONDERFUL. That's Jem, wonderful! She tutored me in Calculus I twice a week and I passed!!! I know for a fact that without her I would have failed. She didn't just show me the correct answers to the many math problems, she asked a lot of leading questions to pull the answers out of me. I have no qualms about taking Calculus II.
My daughter is a math major, so the material she is covering in her Number Theory class is extremely difficult. Her grades and standing in this class have improved tremendously since working with Jem as well as her mastery of the material.
First off, Jem is clearly very intelligent. She works effortlessly to assess, explain, and solve the materials. More than that, she breaks it down so it is comprehensible, and presents methods to make your progress permanent. It isn't enough to get it right, you have to remember HOW you got it right. Jem has helped me to do that, and I've seen significant improvement, for which I am very thankful.
I'm an adult studying math and have been working with Jem for three years now. I recommend her wholeheartedly and I'm very picky about teachers. She is kind, patient, thoughtful, and while expert in mathematics - clearly - her whole being seems to be infused with a love of all learning that she is eager to impart to her students.
Jem is a professional that knows what she is doing. She was very patient with my son, explaining everything as many times he needed. He is very pleased with her! And so am I! Be sure that here you have a person that knows the content and knows how to teach it to a high school student.
Jem C. has been an excellent tutor for my daughter. She relates to her and really understands how to help her with her specific test taking challenges. She has been very flexible with scheduling and prompt in returning calls and emails. If you're looking for a tutor, you will not be disappointed in Jem!
Jem has been a great help. She knows her material and is very patient. With her help I have made strong progress towards my testing goals. Would recommend to others.
Jem has had one session with my daughter so far and the results were amazing. My daughter said she was patient and extremely knowledgeable with algebra. Look no further, Jem is the tutor for you.
My daughter and I have had two sessions with Jem and I already see an improvement in my daughters performance in math. She received an A on a recent math test and I was very proud. Thank you Jem for your help.
Jem has been a great help. She is always well prepared and communicates concepts and ideas in an understandable manner. I would recommend her for anyone needing math tutoring.
Jem is an amazingly insightful tutor. I met with her for assistance with a math class final paper. From minute one, she was drawing out what direction was needed and what my current paper was lacking. We sat down together and figured it out. What would have taken me days, took her no time at all. She is brilliant to work with. She put me right at ease and helped me understand how to make my paper 100% better. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing assistance with math!
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My first teaching job was in a school that specifically serviced special needs students. Each teacher received special training on how to aide students with a variety of differences, including ADD and ADHD. There and since I have worked with several students with ADD and ADHD both in their math content areas and with executive skills to help them succeed in all areas of their life.
My degree is from RPI in Theoretical Mathematics, and thus included taking Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations as well as Linear Algebra a variety of other courses that require the use of differential equations. I have worked with students on many courses which applies differential equations as well as tutoring the course itself. I enjoy helping students identify the easiest path to a solution and the steps they should employ to get there.
My degree is from RPI in Theoretical Mathematics, and thus included taking Discrete Mathematics as well as a variety of other proof-writing courses (Number Theory, Graph Theory, and Markov Chains to name a few). I absolutely love writing proofs and thinking problems out abstractly. I favor the Socratic Method of teaching, asking questions of the student to help him/her find her/his own way through the problem rather than telling what the next step is. This way the student not only learns how to solve a specific proof, but ways to approach proofs that will work on problems the student has never seen before.
I have tutored test taking for many tests, including the Praxis many times. I received a perfect score on the math section of the Praxis I, and scored in the upper 170s for reading and writing. I also received the ETS award for excellence on the Praxis II.
I have taken several classes in computer science and have written programs in both C++ and VB. Most notably, I wrote a scheduling program for the school that I work at, first in C++ and then rewrote it in VB with Excel so that we could use forms to make the program more user friendly. I have also tutored computer science courses and courses that required algorithm or code writing several times.
I currently sing Sop.1 in PVOP. I teach reading music in both treble and bass clefs, time and key signatures. I also teach Solfege (Do, Re Mi..) and intervals to help with correct pitch. I use IPA to teach correct pronunciation of foreign language lyrics (particularly Latin). I have a portable keyboard to bring to lessons and music if the student doesn't have their own selections that they wish to learn.
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