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Mathematics can be intimidating to many people. I would like to put you, the student, at ease when teaching, so that you can more easily understand the subject without added stress. I have a special technique that I stumbled upon for learning abstract mathematical concepts. All difficulties in mathematics can be broken down into very simple pieces and our minds seem to do this with natural ease when we allow it to happen. Trust me, nothing is too difficult to conquer. Our conscious minds can get in the way of learning and yet our subconscious minds can more easily maneuver new ideas into simple solutions. So, relax, stay alert, and absorb what is written and said during a session. After a session, again, relax, and review all that was said and done - go into a meditative state, or even fall asleep if necessary when a new concept is not yet clear. All of my students are welcome to text me any time about related questions that are still not clear.
I look forward to helping you soon! - Janet
I have helped many students prepare for taking the mathematics portion of the ACT and SAT. First, I mix sessions, so the student doesn't get bored or lose focus. There are key topics that are reviewed, mini-quizzes and tests given to find areas of improvement and also to emphasize the students' strengths with particular problems.
I have prepared many students for the quantitative sections of other tests, including SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, and ASVAB. My educational background is in mathematics as is my entire professional career - including scientific programmer/analyst (worked in the aerospace industry supporting the US Airforce on secret research and development of new fighter aircraft - including the best of the F15 and F18 with additional features). Of course teaching and tutoring pure mathematics is also part of my professional repertoire. Additionally, I worked with and created functionality using numerical methods. I believe I am highly qualified to tutor/teach students in preparation for the AFOQT quantitative exam.
I have tutored several students in biostatistics. The applications of statistics in the biological sciences parallel the mathematics used for the statistics in psychology and business. The use of formulas is not standardized throughout all texts - so, I normally will request a student to send problems prior to our sessions so that I can prepare. I never request extra money for my preparation time. So, it is always to the students' advantage to send ahead of time prior to our scheduled lesson.
I have helped many students with their calculus problems. They have thanked me much, and some had already gone through several tutors before settling in with sessions with me. Nothing is too difficult to tackle. Also, sometimes our subconscious minds can help in solving problems (I learned this when first learning theoretical calculus). It was amazing. Sometimes we work way too hard consciously, when our minds can do some churning in the background. Receiving much needed help in a more relaxed manner, our conscious minds are made aware of possible solutions!
I have taught 6th grade math through 12th grade advanced math, and have tutored many students in 5th and 6th grade (through college and graduate school). It's so important for students to have a solid foundation in math, and these are the grades that are key.
In the past, I was a mathematics editor for GRE math preparatory materials. Also, I have tutored students in preparation for it. All problems can be broken down into understandable queries and then answered. Also, there are strategies for test taking that help when the problem indeed appears too complicated.
Praxis is a teacher's qualification test for various subjects - similar to the Texas TExES 135 Math exam - which must be passed for math teachers to teach mathematics in public high schools in Texas. I passed this 5 hour exam the first time taking it. I was told many people had not passed it even after taking it multiple times. So, preparation is key to ensuring competency for this important exam.
I have taught pre-algebra in High School and tutored many students as well. All concepts can be broken down into very simple facts, and then built into mathematical solutions.
I have taught and tutored precalculus for years - along with so much other math. I love precalculus in that it covers trigonometry in detail, advances algebra to new heights, and covers new ways of thinking about arrangements of numbers using polar coordinates. A great foundation in precalculus allows students to confidently continue their studies into calculus in the future.
I have tutored many students in statistics - from beginners to people requiring bio-stats, criminal justice and psychological testing for PhDs and students receiving masters degrees in business, science and medical fields. For each application, there are special needs and constraints to consider. I am excited to help all students with their concerns in statistics.
I have tutored in pre-calculus and calculus - both include the knowledge of trigonometry and advanced algebra as foundational support. All can be broken down into simple steps for solving - and there are multiple ways to solve, so choosing the one best for you is important for saving time and eliminating stress.
Highly recommended! — Janet was extremely patient and thorough during our session. She patiently and methodically worked out each math problem, writing down every step, so that I could go back on my own and do the problems myself. I was nervous and tend to shut down when I don't understand something, but experienced none of those fears with Janet. She gave me the assistance I needed to prepare for a test I have comi ...
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