I have been tutoring students from elementary school to graduate school in a variety subjects for more than 40 years. While studying Math, Science and Psychology at Davidson College, I began tutoring elementary level children. Later, while a graduate student at Duke University, I began tutoring undergraduates needing help with Math. The caliber of my tutoring with other students earned me a position on the team that tutored student athletes. Also, I tutored students in the Duke MBA program who needed help with courses in Advanced Algebra and Calculus.
Later, my wife and I decided to educate our children at home. We started with Kindergarten and continued through high school. As such, I assisted them with a variety of subjects over the years as well as with Math. This gave me experience with teaching all age levels and in a variety of subjects.
When I moved into teaching several years ago, I was certified in Secondary Math in Texas. I taught Algebra, Geometry, Math Models and Algebra II in the Irving ISD. In that capacity I worked with students who had a wide range of abilities in math, both the math-challenged and the proficient. Many of my students also struggled with learning disabilities. This gave me considerable experience with assisting those with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and other challenges. In addition, I worked extensively with students to improve their testing strategies to help prepare them for the TAKS test, the ACT and the SAT. I am proficient in the WyzAnt system in the GED; ACT English, Math, Reading and Science; and, SAT Math, Reading, and Writing.
Although most of my work in teaching and tutoring has been in Math and Science, I have a broad educational background with interests in history, languages and the social sciences. My specialties include my ability to communicate in terms that are easily understood by the person with whom I am working. I work well with people of all ages, am patient and have an aptitude for explaining complex concepts in everyday language. I live in Irving and am currently available with flexible hours.
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