Patient and Experienced Mathematics Tutor
Patient and Experienced Mathematics Tutor
"Excellent geometry tutor"
Peter, 3 lessons with Barton
Response time: 32 minutes
Hey my name is Barton T. and I have been working as a professional tutor for three years. I am currently heading into my senior year for my mathematics degree at the University of Arkansas. I graduated high-school from ASMSA, which is a two-year residential program run by the U of A administrative system that offers college level classes. My professors along with the unconventional courses offered from this school gave me the extra nudge into the field of mathematics that motivated me to...
Hey my name is Barton T. and I have been working as a professional tutor for three years. I am currently heading into my senior year for my mathematics degree at the University of Arkansas. I graduated high-school from ASMSA, which is a two-year residential program run by the U of A administrative system that offers college level classes. My professors along with the unconventional courses offered from this school gave me the extra nudge into the field of mathematics that motivated me to become a tutor. I believed that since I was pursuing a higher education in mathematics that it was very important for me to go back to the fundamentals and solidify them. What better way to do this than through teaching it to others? I have come to enjoy tutoring because I love seeing that "aha!" moment on a student's face when they finally understand a troublesome concept. It is one of my top goals as a tutor to make my students look forward to the next session as they might not the class or especially the homework!
As I mentioned above, I am pursing a degree in pure mathematics. I enjoy this branch of mathematics because it involves modeling real world systems and problems. I have found that math is more appealing to me and the majority of my students when the numbers have an actual meaning attached to them. I have taken two years of architecture courses as well and learned a great deal about sketching and looking at problems in terms of the whole as well as its pieces. I have applied this to my teaching and rely heavily on sketches as well as models in some instances. One of my most useful tools for teaching is my white board and colored expo markers which I bring to every session. The use of several colors and a large surface make it easy for me to clearly portray the whole problem as well as each step involved within it. For long term students I encourage a folder specifically for our sessions that I help keep organized according to that student's specific learning style.
I do want to make it known that I take my job very seriously and hold myself to a high standard. Without working under a direct employer anymore I strongly welcome well-thought out feedback on anything my students or their parents think I did great or could improve on. Also, with tutoring being such versatile work I do have a cancellation policy that will result in a charged session for no–call-no-shows without a 24-hour notice. I realize this isn’t always possible so I am willing to drop that cancellation charge a certain amount if I have even a two or three hour notice. However I try to be as fair as possible and understand emergencies do happen. I have never had any problems with multiple no-call-no-shows or late arrivals so this is not something I put much time into worrying over. I do group rates which are negotiated on based on the subject matter, travel time, and amount of students. As I’m looking for long term students I also give lower hourly rates the more frequently a student receives tutoring from me. As a way to see if I make a good fit for the student I offer the first lesson completely free of charge if I don't meet my student's needs.
Feel free to contact me with any questions and I look forward to working with you!
Excellent geometry tutor
Excellent mastery of subject matter (10th grade geometry). Covers a lot of material during the lesson with an encouraging and constructive tone and enthusiasm. My daughter is looking forward to working with Barton.Peter, 3 lessons with BartonTutor responded:
Thanks for the feedback Peter. Geometry has been working it's way up the list as a favorite topic, and I always enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for it!
Very smart and easy to learn from
He goes into very great detail on how to do the problems you have trouble on.Nicholas , 5 lessons with BartonTutor responded:
Thanks for the feedback Nick! I'm glad to hear I was of help.
Very Smart, Talented, and Patient
We covered partial fractions, integration by parts, and basic u-substitution. He is very easy to understand and clearly describes conceptsSteven, 13 lessons with BartonTutor responded:
Glad I'm able to help out! Thanks for the feedback too, I'm always happy to hear how I'm doing!
Excited about Geometry
Our daughter just completed her first session with Barton. She is excited about Geometry for the first time this year. And in just one session she learned key concepts that will allow her to move forward. We are thankful to have found Barton!Ann, 13 lessons with Barton
He really helped break down everything and make it easy to understand
He really helped break down everything and make it easy to understand each question and how to do each step.Kelsey, 13 lessons with Barton
A lot of help!
Barton helped me to understand the material presented in a way that I didn't get in class. I left this session knowing a lot more than when I came in! I look forward to more sessions this semester.Haley, 1 lesson with Barton
Barton has helped Rachel understand some very difficult math and I intend to use him as her tutor on a regular basis.Rachel, 3 lessons with Barton
Very good and dependable tutor
Barton is tutoring my son and really knows his math. He shows up when he says he will, helps Tyler to understand Calculus 2, and I really really appreciate him constructing my son a study sheet... This is invaluable and Barton is truly doing a great service to the community! We will always think so highly of him. Can't thank you enough Barton!!!!Renee, 26 lessons with BartonTutor responded:
Thanks for the kind words Renee! It's a pleasure knocking out integrals with Tyler, and I am glad to have such a great student for the semester.
My son used Barton for Calculus and he was awesome! Really helped my son understand. We will be using him this next spring semester!!!April, 13 lessons with BartonTutor responded:
Thanks for the feedback April! I always love hearing back from my students to know if I was a help or not. It was a pleasure working with your son and I am available for any help he needs in the future!
Great Tutor Overall
Smart guy, knows a lot about the subjects listed and connects with the student. Knows what he is doing and is a friendly person overall.Colin, 16 lessons with Barton
Response time: 32 minutes