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Mark M.

Math instructor Elmore County

Math instructor Elmore County

$50/hour

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I have ten years of teaching experience. I have been well liked by my students and feel that my approach to teaching is easily understood. I am not one of those teachers who is too smart to teach.

My teaching philosophy is fairly simple. I've succeeded as an instructor by modeling my teaching style on three straightforward principles. Likely you will read many
teaching statements claiming that being an effective teacher amounts to, essentially, showing students how to engage in...

I have ten years of teaching experience. I have been well liked by my students and feel that my approach to teaching is easily understood. I am not one of those teachers who is too smart to teach.

My teaching philosophy is fairly simple. I've succeeded as an instructor by modeling my teaching style on three straightforward principles. Likely you will read many
teaching statements claiming that being an effective teacher amounts to, essentially, showing students how to engage in independent thinking, departing from the memorize and regurgitate" routine, and being able to impart mathematical understanding of concepts as opposed to mere facility with rote calculations. I am a very energetic and extremely passionate instructor and I spend a great deal of time on my teaching. Of all my duties as an instructor, it is my teaching which will have the greatest impact on the world, and it is a job I take very seriously as any respectable educator would. But I want to focus on the details. How does one succeed in this? I would argue the importance of three principles: compassion, charisma, and communication. Probably the most important of these three principles in compassion. It has been my experience that the best tool at one's disposal to facilitate student learning is the capacity to show the students genuine concern about their success. This principle goes beyond mere classroom instruction. I make it a point to get to know my students personally. After I leave the classroom, I try to talk with students and ask them about their majors, where they are from, what dorm they live in, etc. It is refreshing for a student to feel that he or she is important. It certainly makes it easier to teach when students actually like the instructor. I also make it a point to set up special meeting times outside of my regular office hours to help students with conflicts. In addition, I utilize the internet to post selected solutions to quizzes, exams, or just general mathematical advice. I can't stress enough how much easier teaching becomes when the students can see that the instructor is visibly concerned with their success. Secondly, charisma is a quality to be found in the most successful educators. Being able to convey mathematics with enthusiasm and passion is essential if one wants to get the students excited about mathematics. The students should see exuberance in the instructor's demeanor, and it is this excitement that makes a (to many students) dull subject come alive. We can all think back to some of our favorite teachers from high school and college. What is it that makes these teachers stick out? In part, it is their personality that we remember. How many people's favorite teacher simply droned monotonically at the blackboard, with no energy or fire in the eyes? Lastly, communication is an essential component of good teaching. How does one communicate effectively? First and foremost, one must think from the perspective of the student. I always make it a priority to anticipate problems that students will have with material. That way, I can help many students avoid making common mistakes. In summary, I am a very energetic and extremely passionate instructor and I spend a great deal of time on my teaching. Of all my duties as a professor, it is my teaching which will have the greatest impact on the world, and it is a job I take very seriously.


Education

troy
Math
Alabama State University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Eclectic, AL 36024
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry

Test Preparation

GED

$50/hour

Mark M.

$50/hour

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