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Taylor M.

Arcadia, CA

$35/hour

Undergrad math major, strong writing background, patient and friendly.

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Background check passed as of 11/7/16
5.0 average from 35 ratings
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— Janet, Alhambra, CA on 12/7/16

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Pasadena City College
Mathematics

Education

Pasadena City College (Mathematics)

About Taylor

I chose math as my future because it was a subject I struggled greatly with in school, so much that I was set on abandoning it as soon as I possibly could. Eventually I came to realize that with effort, practice and patience it wasn't so bad after all. Now I am on a quest to continue my mathematical education and to help others get through their struggles as well.
My personal experience with tutoring began with my younger sibling whom I tutored in English, reading comprehension, and math. I also have experience working with young children, as I was a physical education teacher at the local elementary school in my neighborhood. Aside from that I've tutored and assisted my friends and peers from time to time, however, working for WyzAnt will be my first official tutoring position. I am eager to start helping others!

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I chose math as my future because it was a subject I struggled greatly with in school, so much that I was set on abandoning it as soon as I possibly could. Eventually I came to realize that with effort, practice and patience it wasn't so bad after all. Now I am on a quest to continue my Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Arcadia, CA 91007
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Janet, Alhambra, CA on 12/7/16

"An invaluable teacher"

- Jon, Altadena, CA on 11/6/16

"First lesson was great!"

- Heide, Monrovia, CA on 10/18/16

"Amazing Math Goddess"

- JEAN, Arcadia, CA on 8/30/16
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Aside from the fact I have taken Algebra 1 myself, I am very comfortable working with algebra as it is the foundation for everything I do in higher level math today. I also tutored some friends of mine in college, who placed into college level algebra. Therefore I've worked with some Algebra 1 and 2 students before.

Algebra 2

Being an undergraduate mathematics major I've taken almost all the general math courses offered (Algebra 2 I took in high school) so I am quite familiar with all forms of math. I use algebra 2 on a daily basis since it is the foundation for higher level math. I also have experience tutoring friends and peers in college who had placed into college level algebra. I am very comfortable with this subject.

Elementary Math

I have a younger sibling who just finished elementary school. During her entire time there I tutored her in math, an in turn learned a thing or two about common core. I am quite familiar with the subjects and courses taught for elementary students right now. Though it does not relate to math I also have experience teaching elementary PE classes, and as a result experience working with kids in elementary school. I taught at Longley Way Elementary.

Geometry

Since I am a mathematics major I spend a lot of time working with materials in geometry and algebra to succeed in higher level math problems. I am familiar and comfortable with the curriculum. I have taken geometry before myself.

Grammar

Due to having taken Honors an AP English courses in high school and college, I have a strong writing background. I often proofread my peers work for them and as a result became proficient in correcting grammar mistakes. When I was studying for the SAT's I spent a lot of time studying grammar then as well.

Prealgebra

I have a younger sibling who is currently enduring pre algebra, so I spend a lot of time tutoring her at home. I am familiar with the curriculum for it right now. Aside from that I am a mathematics major and have taken this course myself.

Precalculus

I have actually taken this course twice! I took it in high school and again in college. So my understanding of the curriculum is actually stronger than most of the subjects I am approved for. I also tutored close high school friends of mine in pre calculus when I was in college. I am very comfortable with pre calc/ math analysis to say the least. I received an A in this course.

Trigonometry

Due to the fact I took both pre calculus and calculus twice, once in high school an again in college, I have a lot of trigonometry experience. I really enjoyed this portion of math, perhaps its because memorization is one of my strong suits and trigonometry demands a lot of memorization. When I tutored my friends in pre calculus and calculus it was focused primarily on the trig portions of these subjects. So I am most familiar right now with trigonometry (and most passionate).

Vocabulary

As an individual growing up I had strong memorization skills. I also read and write a lot in my spare time and as a result have developed a wide range of vocabulary. In high school I was an honors an AP English student, which resulted in heavy reading and writing at the time which lead to an improved vocabulary. In college I am an honors English student and have received A's in all my honors courses. Finally, like almost all students, I have had to take the SAT's before. I did a lot of vocab studying at that time as well.

Writing

In high school I took honors an AP English courses to improve my writing. I did well in these courses and as a result spent a great deal of time writing essays. Therefore, once I began college, I was admitted into their Honors Program and began taking honors English courses there. I received A's in these classes. A lot of the social science courses I took in college, like philosophy, demanded high level writing as well. I have been writing essays of all types for quite some time now and have been proofreading and helping others with their writing for just as long.

Pasadena City College
Mathematics

Education

Pasadena City College (Mathematics)

Wonderful tutor! — Taylor was excellent! She helped our daughter understand algebra problems that others could not. We will be having Taylor back and would recommend her to any student struggling with math! ...

— Janet, Alhambra, CA on 12/7/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Taylor will travel within 10 miles of Arcadia, CA 91007.