A Few Math Tutor Qualifications
I have taught Algebra I and/or math 8 every school year since 2001. I am familiar with the content of these courses, how that content has changed over the years, and how mastery of that content is assessed on the end-of-year SOL tests. When a local school district recently introduced a new two-semester Algebra I course, I helped to establish the pacing of units, and I developed materials for the course.
To be successful in algebra I, students must work hard in class and at home. They need to have organized notes and to refer to these notes when completing their work. They also should have access to alternative explanations of units they do not understand, as well as an appreciation of why certain material is being taught -- how it draws on what they learned in earlier years and acts as a foundation for the higher-level math they will encounter in high school, college, and careers. I believe that I can motivate students to do the first of these; I can teach students organizational skills, and I can give students the explanations and tie-ins that they need.
I have also helped student to be successful in their English classes. Since English 8 includes writing, reading, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and other topics, the first requirement for success is organization. Most teachers have a regular schedule of due-dates for spelling and vocabulary assignments, as well as patterns for teaching reading and writing. Students need to have a system for keeping up-to-date with these various assignments. They also need to explore different methods for learning some of the material (visual? auditory? kinesthetic?) and to find the tactics that work best for them. I have helped students overcome these challenges in previous years, and I would welcome the opportunity to work with your students this year.
I have taken Linear Algebra class last semester at U of I and had an A+ for the final grade. I enjoyed studying this class and I always spent some of me free time to learn more. I believe that I know the material very well. Especially, since I have just taken this course and I remember stuff I learned very accurately.
I have gained such an intrinsic understanding of pre-calculus and mathematics, that I am able to identify why someone else doesn't understand certain materials. I enjoy both helping understand the material and achieve better grades.
I have a BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. I graduated in 1995. I have tutored college level math in the university. My passion and strong subject has always been math. I tutor my son in SAT and ACT math right now. He is in 8th grade currently and received a 680 in SAT and 30 in ACT which he took in 2013 when he was in 7th grade.
I have also tutored SAT Math for students in Plano Community College.
I have experience teaching Algebra 2 to high school, college and university students.
I have tutored geometry over many years, and have seen how the teaching of the subject has changed. I have adapted my tutoring approach as the curriculum has been redesigned, always with the needs of my students my first priority.
I taught 3 years of high school algebra 2.
I have a well documented record in helping students master elementary math concepts and common core math mastery while serving in the capacity of a mentor, tutor and teacher. I have served a diversity of students with a variety of learning styles, and develop the necessary motivation and confidence to succeed in elementary math.
The study of logic, angles, and shapes. Geometry challenges students to think abstractly and to grow as a math student.
I have tutored and taught both differential and integral calculus for almost twenty years. I have taught Calculus I and II at Clemson University, The United States Military Academy, Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Wittenberg University, and The Pennsylvania State University.
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