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Columbia University (English)
Brooklyn College (MEd)
I've been teaching and tutoring math for the past eight years, first in New York, and now here in California. I graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in English, but then became a math teacher, earning a Master's degree in Math Education.
I am very well-rounded as a tutor; I can help any middle school, high school, or college student with their homework and test scores in most subjects. However, my areas of specialty are math and essay writing. I have tutored students in math from pre-Algebra up through pre-Calculus, and have a special spot in my heart for Algebra 2. Essay writing is an essential skill for any high school or college student, and I can help you develop and edit a specific essay while building your persuasive writing skills along the way. I am also fluent in Spanish, and can tutor students who want to improve their speaking skills, or who just want to pass their next Spanish test!
My teaching/tutoring style differs depending on the needs of my students. If you goal is to build a mastery of math, I will help fill in the gaps in your understanding, providing in depth explanations of the subject matter using a variety of strategies depending on your learning style. If you're just looking for some quick math tricks to get you through the end of the semester, well, I have some of those too!
I'm happy to tutor at your house or at a library or cafe. Please contact me to set up an appointment. I've been teaching and tutoring math for the past eight years, first in New York, and now here in California. I graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in English, but then became a math teacher, earning a Master's
Anna met with my son and he immediately felt connected to her. His teacher was delivering Algebra 2 at an advanced conceptual level, and my son was not able to receive the information. Some of his classmates sought tutoring and their tutors were not able to do some of the homework! His self-confidence took a dive and he was tuning out - a vicious cycle had started. After the February break, his grade was hovering at C minus/D plus range. We started with Anna in mid April and after 17 sessions, meeting on a regular basis and a few up to 2 hours, my son achieved an 80%! A solid B minus for the second semester! Anna was very flexible in finding times to meet, she worked through problems that were challenging so she could coach my son, provided him some reliable tools to approach problems, and most importantly, she gave my son back his self-confidence. He said "I feel like I am smart again". We are forever grateful to her and highly recommend her.
We are happy with Anna, especially my daughter. She likes how she explains the math problems and she is very easy to learn from. My daughter feels she is really understanding math better now. I would recommend Anna as a tutor.
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In addition to tutoring Algebra 2 for over eight years, I was an Algebra 2 classroom teacher for four years. I have taught Algebra 2 to students with a wide range of skills and confidence in math, including students with IEPs, honors students, and English Language Learners.
I have five years of experience as a high school geometry teacher as well as over eight years tutoring in the subject.
I have been teaching and tutoring math for over eight years, but have also taught Pre-Calculus at a high school for three years, giving me a familiarity with the subject matter and a rich array of strategies and materials to help support students.
I taught math in New York City for five years, covering such subjects as integrated algebra, geometry, and algebra 2/trigonometry. I have also graded all of these exams and know what correct answers look like and how to maximize students scores. In addition to the math exams listed above, I have tutored students for Regents exams in the following subjects: US history, global history, ELA, Earth science, living environment (biology), and physics. I have access to many practice questions as well as an archive of previous test questions so that students have an idea of what they can expect on the Regents exams. I would use those questions as the basis of my tutoring, since this is a "teach to the test" scenario.
I taught study skills for four years to high school students. I was the coordinator and primary teacher of a college preparation program that emphasized organization and study skills. I have a variety of strategies for organizing students' note-taking, writing, ready, and studying for tests.
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