Hello! My name is Jennifer, and I love helping people with math and chemistry.
I began tutoring three years ago, and I absolutely love it. I help high school and college students with topics that range anywhere from algebra I to calculus II and chemistry. I can also help with CLEP test preparation. My specialty is algebra and trigonometry, therefore I am able to help with topics such as pre-calculus and calculus. I also have a very good track record of helping students understand the mathematical concepts within chemistry. I hold an associate's degree in general mathematics and science from Lone Star College, Magna Cum Laude, and am currently working on finishing my bachelor's degree at Sam Houston State University.
I am known for being extremely patient yet diligent with my students- I will go over a topic as many times as needed until the student understands how to solve the problem. That is another edge I have as a tutor- I try to get my students to really ~~understand~~ how to solve problems, not just how to remember how to solve problems. However, when teaching students the fundamentals of algebra, graphing and trigonometry, I do NOT allow the use of advanced graphing calculators- I find them to inhibit students' learning curves. I do, however, allow the use of basic scientific calculators for trigonometric calculations, but not for things like adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing- I believe in the power the mind or pencil and paper instead!
I know what it's like to struggle with math—-I struggled with it myself as a young teenager. However, it was an algebra I teacher who was able to reach out to me with the "keep doing problems until you understand it" approach, which is why I implement it today! I genuinely love math and the beauty of it, and I hope I can get other students to love it, too.
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