I've been tutoring middle- and high-school math students for over 5 years and absolutely love my work!
As a professional educator, it is so rewarding to work one-on-one with struggling students and give them the attention and help they need. When I taught public school 6th grade math, I had 150 students and was unable to understand the needs of each one. I knew I was letting kids "slip through the cracks." In a private tutoring situation, that can't happen. I clearly see what my students can and can't understand, and then I have the opportunity to explain it in multiple ways, taking our time until it clicks.
I also tutor because I'm passionate about kids! I value children and don't want them to unnecessarily feel like failures. Math is not everyone's cup of tea, but it should be accessible to all students.
And finally, I'm crazy about math. The world around us is full of order, beauty, and rhythm that many people never notice, and certainly never relate directly to mathematics. I've seen how math is taught in school and it makes me cringe! I've heard countless students complain about how much they hate math. My passion is to make math more friendly, more understandable, and more applicable to as many people as possible. I firmly believe our lives would be better off with a stronger grasp of math.
The light of understanding, brightening a student's eyes, is enough to make tutoring completely worthwhile. I tutor to bring hope to others.