Algebra 1
I effectively break down math into its functional vocabulary. I make sure they know what variables are and how to process them. Algebra first confuses students because they see both numbers and letters, but once they realize what a variable is they lose their fear and realize its the same adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing they have always been doing.
Algebra 2
This is where their skills are put to the test. We have multiple variable algebraic expressions. I teach them how to isolate the variables by substitution or elimination. I teach students to build mathematical intuition so they can work through problems quickly and not take long routes.
Biology
Biology is comprised of structure and function. I will help you understand how things are structured and explain how they relate to the function. I can take biological processes a step further and define them chemically for the chemically minded.
Geometry
Geometry is just understanding what object you are working with and becoming familiar with geometrical shapes. Once we understand that we can break figures down into three different classes of triangles. Then we go into angles and certain rules we can apply to figure out unknown angles. The subject matter goes as deep as to three-dimensional geometric shapes. This is not comprised of objects that require calculus to derive volumes.
Trigonometry
The center of gravity of all trig is the power rules and the unit circle. Once students work and understand the unit circle all of trig is open to them. We will go over cosine, sine, tangent, and any derivative of these functions. We will also go into the graphical portion of trig and how it is relevant to the real world.
SAT Math
SAT math is simply speed. They make the problems so that they can be done a simple way, and a long way. I teach students to figure out the fast way to solve problems. If they cannot solve a problem, I teach them tricks to solve the problem without doing any math and move on to the next question. SAT math is tricky, but if you shape your train of thought, you will have no problem succeeding.
Economics
Economics is kind of a cause and effect material with mathematical basis. The math is all comprised from assumptions we make about human psychology and sociology. I can take the subject a step further and explain how some of our rational behavior that we assume to be true is psychologically proven to be the opposite of what is the most optimal situation. Economics is about optimization of trends.
ACT Math
I teach skills to quickly answer questions. I teach them how to work through the problem effectively and quickly. If they do not know the answer I am also teach how to derive answers without even knowing how to mathematically get the answer.
Elementary Math
Elementary math is just simple ratios, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and a few word problems that seem to be the end of all students. I teach them how to break down word problems and seek the information they need and translate that into workable equations.
Elementary Science
Elementary science exposes students to definition and theories. This is the first time students are exposed to the principles and theories that comprised scientific fields. I break down theories and definitions so the student understands them well enough to apply them algebraically.
Career Development
I have a lot of experience in Resume writing, and editing. I have had 5 jobs in my life. Recently I had to build a resume for medical school, and for my current job at a mortgage company. I focus on conciseness and clarity. Most employers only look at one page resumes that are in bullet form.
Organic Chemistry
I am a biochemistry student as well as pre-med. I passed organic chemistry I and II both with A's. Organic Chemistry 1 just goes over elimination and substitution techniques with alkyl groups and water. I am very familiar with SN1 and SN2 as well as E1 and E2 reaction for Organic chemistry 1. I am also familiar with the different types of strains that make reactions favorable or unfavorable. such as angle strain for rings, and steric strain. Rings require certain configuration to decrease the...
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TAKS
The TAKS test math portion tests basic math skills. Some students just require a refresher on previous math subjects such as algebra to regain their confidence and dominate the test. I have helped many students pass their TAKS test and achieve their diplomas. I used to work for TEXAS CAN ACADEMY. As long as practice TAKS booklets are provided I can push your student to actively engage in their studies and help them learn techniques to succeed.