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I have been tutoring and teaching high school math, SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE and GMAT preparation for seven years. My approach is to create a positive and supportive environment to help students succeed. By breaking a problem down into smaller manageable steps, I can help identify and resolve issues that need improvement.
It's amazing how many students I have heard saying they're "just bad at math". But I've never met anyone who truly was. After determining where and why a student is struggling, whether it be fundamentals, problem solving approach or something else, I put together a plan that begins will small successes. Even a small success can do a lot for boosting confidence. And lack of confidence is often one of the things that holds students back from being successful in math.
I'm a certified Mathematics teacher - Texas, Grades 8-12 - and taught high school math with the Plano Independent School District for almost five years. Recently, I completed a contract position in math content development for an educational technology company. Prior to that I managed and tutored at an SAT ACT company in Plano.
Currently, I tutor and work part time as an instructor in GRE GMAT Quantitative at UT Dallas while also exploring careers in educational technology. I hold a B Sc in Electrical Engineering and have worked in the telecom and technology sector as a design engineer and program manager in Canada, Australia and the U.S.
I taught both Geometry and Pre-AP Geometry for almost five years with the Plano ISD. From experience, I know what concepts students tend to have difficulty with and how to make these concepts seem easier. I like to use a lot of diagrams and color in explanations and have made a lot of manipulatives and models to help those who have difficulty with spatial awareness.
Most geometry curriculum is algebra-based, so success in geometry depends not only on understanding geometric concepts, but also on having a good foundation in basic algebra. I also have a lot of experience tutoring students in algebra, so I work on strengthening algebra skills while solving geometry problems.
Queen's University at Kingston, ON (Electrical Eng.)
Great test preparation — With just an hour, Susan was able to answer questions and prepare our son for his test the next day and the test was a success! ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00
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Susan will travel within 1 miles of Plano, TX 75093.
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