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Tracey S.

Round Rock, TX

$40/hr

Algebra and Geometry Tutor

Background check passed as of 9/20/12
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Algebra and Geometry Tutor

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I am a certified Secondary Math Teacher, grades 8-12. I have fourteen years of teaching experience in the area of Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Studies Skills. My education degree is in Special education with a emphasis on learning disabilities from Johns Hopkins University. When I moved out to Tucson Arizona, I found a job as a advisor/tutor in the Special Service Department at Pima community College where I taught study skills to college students with learning disabilities. However, there was a need for math tutors, especially in Algebra. Therefore, I enrolled in several math classes while tutoring so that I could become a proficient math tutor.

When I moved to Texas, my goal was to obtain a Math Teaching Certificate which I accomplished in October of 2004. Since then, I have been teaching Resource Algebra and Geometry over the last several years. I also was a Algebra II inclusion teacher at the Round Rock ISD for the last four years. Currently, I am between teaching jobs and have time to tutor on the side. I do plan to take some graduate courses at Texas State University in January. I have tutored Pre-Algebra and Algebra in the Austin area during 2007-2008 school year and look forward to tutoring math skills again.

Testimonials

"Really Good Tutor!"

- Jill, Round Rock, TX on 2/22/14

"Wonderful tutor! Would highly recommend."

- Karin, Round Rock, TX on 3/18/13
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ADD/ADHD

I am certified in Generic Special Education K-12 and Math 8-12 and have extensive experience working with ADHD students. For most of my fourteen years plus of teaching, I taught Resource Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry. Over the last four years at the Round Rock ISD, I also worked as an inclusion teacher in Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 11. A number of my contact students were ADHD, and with my support they were successful in passing their classes.

Algebra 1

Since it's important to have solid Pre-Algebra skills before starting Algebra, I will give a one page pre-assessment of your child's elementary Algebra skills to pinpoint areas of weaknesses. Once I have an idea of what areas that your child is struggling with, then I can devise a remediation plan.
I recommend that you have the following supplies: hand held erasers, graphing paper, white board and erasable pens, and a graphing calculator. I can supply a graphing calculator if your child does not own one. It is also important that your child have the class syllabus so that I can have some idea what he/she will be studying in future weeks.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 and College Algebra introduces concepts that lead to Precalculus. However, you need to be competent in the fundamentals of Algebra 1 before tackling Algebra 2 and Advance Algebra. I can informally assess each student's weaknesses in Algebra 1 and devise a remediation plan. Many skills taught in Algebra 2 are extension of Algebra 1 and Intermediate Algebra concepts. What can make learning Algebra 2 more difficult is the complexity of the numbers used in calculations and understanding the properties of nonlinear functions such as as quadratics and square roots. However, organizing theses functions by properties will help acquire fluency when it comes to solving these functions. I will develop a continual concept chart that can be used as a visual reference and help memorize properties associated with each function.

Aspergers

I am a certified Generic Special Education K-12 teacher with over fourteen years of teaching experience in Texas. Part of my job as a special education teacher was to advise students with Aspergers and Autism.

Geometry

I have students develop vocabulary note cards which include the definition and its pictorial representation. Since Geometry is a visual subject, it is important to understand the terminology that describe spatial relationships in angles, Geometric shapes, and solids. A formula chart is useful for referencing common perimeter and area formulas. I can supply a scientific calculator, protractor, and compass. It also is a good idea to purchase graph paper and a hand held eraser.

Prealgebra

It's important to have the following supplies at hand before the first tutorial session and I can supply some of these: Graph paper for plotting and graphing points, lines, and shapes, hand held erasers, note cards, and of course pencils. I can supply a scientific calculator. It would be a good idea to purchase a white board and erasable markers, it is good for practicing various math skills.

University of the Pacific

Education

University of the Pacific

Really Good Tutor! — Tracey is a great tutor and works really well with my daughter. She is helping her understand things she just wasn't getting. She is very nice, friendly, patient - we just love her! ...

— Jill, Round Rock, TX on 2/22/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tracey will travel within 15 miles of Round Rock, TX 78664.


About Tracey

I am a certified Secondary Math Teacher, grades 8-12. I have fourteen years of teaching experience in the area of Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Studies Skills. My education degree is in Special education with a emphasis on learning disabilities from Johns Hopkins University. When I moved out to Tucson Arizona, I found a job as a advisor/tutor in the Special Service Department at Pima community College where I taught study skills to college students with learning disabilities. However, there was a need for math tutors, especially in Algebra. Therefore, I enrolled in several math classes while tutoring so that I could become a proficient math tutor.

When I moved to Texas, my goal was to obtain a Math Teaching Certificate which I accomplished in October of 2004. Since then, I have been teaching Resource Algebra and Geometry over the last several years. I also was a Algebra II inclusion teacher at the Round Rock ISD for the last four years. Currently, I am between teaching jobs and have time to tutor on the side. I do plan to take some graduate courses at Texas State University in January. I have tutored Pre-Algebra and Algebra in the Austin area during 2007-2008 school year and look forward to tutoring math skills again.

Testimonials

"Really Good Tutor!"

- Jill, Round Rock, TX on 2/22/14

"Wonderful tutor! Would highly recommend."

- Karin, Round Rock, TX on 3/18/13
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Education

University of the Pacific

Education

University of the Pacific


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Round Rock, TX 78664

Tracey’s Subjects

Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Tracey S.

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