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Margaret P.

Dinuba, CA

$39/hour

Succeed at Math and Have Fun Doing It!

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Background check passed as of 8/29/14
4.8 average from 23 ratings
understanding math
— Tina, Dinuba, CA on 2/4/16

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University of California, Berkeley
Urban Planning
California State University, Fresno (Teacher Credential Program)
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Urban Planning)

California State University, Fresno (Teacher Credential Program) (Graduate Coursework)

About Margaret

I specialize in helping students (and their parents) who struggle with math. With 25 years of teaching experience, I have developed a way of working with students that is both fun and effective. I am a credentialed teacher in the State of California and a former home school mom as well. So, I bring both a professional and a personal approach to my teaching.

I will work with students in the elementary grades, middle school, high school, or junior college.

-Does your younger student need to develop a strong math foundation which will help them to succeed later in school? We can cover difficult topics like word problems and Pre-Algebra.

-Does your teenager need to pass Algebra 1 or Geometry (or Integrated Math 1 and 2) to graduate from High School? I have many years of experience helping high school students "get" the concepts in Algebra 1 and Geometry.

-Do you need to prepare for the SAT tests, or to pass the CAHSEE math test? I have taught students how to improve their scores on standardized tests through the use of proven test-taking strategies.

-If you need help with basic math or Algebra at the Community College level, I can help you too.

I am also able to tutor in many of the other subjects for elementary through high school age students (see the list below of my approved subject areas). We can discuss your individual needs and how I might help.

Some discounts are available. Ask me for details when you contact me.

I do require 24 hours advance notice to cancel a session, otherwise you will be charged for the session even if we do not meet. If you give me adequate notice, we may be able to schedule a make-up session.

I love teaching and I love students. I would be honored to be able to help you or your child succeed in school.
I specialize in helping students (and their parents) who struggle with math. With 25 years of teaching experience, I have developed a way of working with students that is both fun and effective. I am a credentialed teacher in the State of California and a former home school mom as well. So, I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group discounts for more than one student in same subject at same time. A 10% discount for 15 hours or more per calendar month per student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Dinuba, CA 93618
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"understanding math"

- Tina, Dinuba, CA on 2/4/16

"Great Tutor"

- April, Kingsburg, CA on 6/27/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Biology
English:
Reading
History:
American History, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a valid K-12 multi-subject teaching credential from the State of California. I taught at a K-8 independent study school for five years, where I assisted parents in composing lesson plans and creating interventions for their children. For the past 25 years, I have taught phonics, spelling and reading to many children ages 5 to 15 and trained teachers in the use of phonics in reading instruction.

Phonics

For the past 25 years, I have taught phonics, spelling and reading to many children ages 5 to 15. Specifically, I have used "The Writing Road to Reading" curriculum to teach young children to read, and to correct difficulties in spelling and reading with older children and teens. I have also trained teachers in the use of intensive phonics in reading instruction.

Social Studies

I hold a valid K-12 Multiple Subject teaching credential in the State of California. I have assisted parents in a K-8 independent study school with preparing lesson plans and teaching all aspects of elementary Social Studies.

University of California, Berkeley
Urban Planning
California State University, Fresno (Teacher Credential Program)
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Urban Planning)

California State University, Fresno (Teacher Credential Program) (Graduate Coursework)

understanding math — Margaret worked with math. I never felt like I could do math but she really helped me how to under stand and how to figure it out . She is really patient ...

— Tina, Dinuba, CA on 2/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $39.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group discounts for more than one student in same subject at same time. A 10% discount for 15 hours or more per calendar month per student.

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 10 miles of Dinuba, CA 93618.