My four earned degrees from University of Oxford, England, are enhanced by 20+ years of teaching and tutoring experience in math, sciences and engineering.

I hold a State Teacher’s License with Postgraduate Professional Certificate, VA (continuously since 1992) with endorsements in math, physics and chemistry; in addition, I am licensed as a Professional Engineer (continuously since 1990).

My teaching levels include: secondary (middle school, high school), tertiary (college, university), postgraduate (professional licensure, CEU), and test preparation (SOL, SAT, ACT, GRE).

What I Enjoy Most About Teaching: The opportunity to produce excellence on every occasion, as reflected in my 100% passing scores, plus multiple advanced and perfect scores, in SOL tests. It is always a delight to see students prevail and triumph, a sentiment expressed by my motto, "Individualization Means All Achieve Success" ©.

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Algebra 1

Algebra is defined in OED as being the part of mathematics in which letters and other general symbols are used to represent numbers and quantities in formulae and equations.

Algebra 1 begins with expressions and operations, followed by equations and inequalities. These topics are developed in a progression towards the last major area in Algebra 1, namely an introduction to functions. [Note: In Virginia, the Algebra 1 Standards of Learning (SOL) have been modified recently to include...
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Algebra 2

Algebra is defined in OED as being the part of mathematics in which letters and other general symbols are used to represent numbers and quantities in formulae and equations.

Algebra 2 expands the material in Algebra 1 by examining more advanced variations of the topics in Algebra 1. Arithmetic and geometric sequences are studied, along with complex numbers which involve the quantity i. The type of statistics found in Algebra 2 includes an introduction to mathematical models for best...
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Calculus

Calculus is defined in OED as being the branch of mathematics that deals with the finding and properties of derivatives and integrals of functions, by methods originally based on the summation of infinitesimal differences. The two main types are differential calculus and integral calculus.

My extensive experience as a math teacher and tutor for more than 20 years includes working with many students taking Calculus.

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Geometry

Geometry is defined in OED as being the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogues.

Geometry is notable for being a particularly rigorous subject within the field of math at the secondary level. This rigor begins with an understanding of logic and reason, as stepping stones to geometric proofs. The properties of simple objects, such as points and lines, are determined and a number of standard...
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Physics

Physics is defined in OED as being the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.

Physics has also been described as "the study of matter and energy and of the interaction between the two".

My extensive experience as a science teacher and tutor for more than 20 years includes working with many students...
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Prealgebra

Algebra is defined in OED as being the part of mathematics in which letters and other general symbols are used to represent numbers and quantities in formulae and equations.

Prealgebra is a precursor to algebra, in that prealgebra begins the transition from arithmetic (numbers) to algebra (symbols).

My extensive experience as a math teacher and tutor for more than 20 years includes working with many students taking Prealgebra.

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Precalculus

Precalculus is defined in OED as being a course in mathematics that prepares a student for calculus, which in turn is defined as the branch of mathematics that deals with the finding and properties of derivatives and integrals of functions, by methods originally based on the summation of infinitesimal differences. The two main types are differential calculus and integral calculus.

Content in precalculus courses typically involves the expansion of previous material from algebra, geometry...
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Trigonometry

Trigonometry is defined in OED as being the branch of mathematics dealing with the relations of the sides and angles of triangles and with the relevant functions of any angles.

Most trigonometry courses begin with the study of two ratios known as sine and cosine, and the quotient of these is another ratio known as tangent. The reciprocals of these three ratios produce another three ratios, and values for all six ratios are determined for standard points on the unit circle. Graphs of...
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