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Mack O.

Long Beach, CA

$35/hour

Math Problem Solver for Middle Schoolers

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Governors State University
Business Admin
University of West Los Angeles
J.D.
Golden Gate University
Master's

Education

Governors State University (Business Admin)

University of West Los Angeles (J.D.)

Golden Gate University (Master's)

About Mack

I am fortunate to have had so many life and educational experiences; I am an ex IRS agent, a former investigator for the US Dept. of Labor and am a retired attorney as well. In addition I was a full time math and science teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in Compton, Ca. I currently work as a certified substitute teacher for the Whittier City School District and accept mostly middle school assignments if they are available but have also done the lower grades.

In teaching math, the teacher must think like the student and thoroughly identify those areas most difficult and most likely to snare an unsuspecting student. The student must be made to understand that math is a foundation of rules and that such rules must be understood and applied in the solving of problems. I have found that math teachers are some pretty smart fellows but too many of them fail to recognize or to concentrate on those traps and pitfalls awaiting the unsuspecting student.

I had a student in the 6th grade who did not know his times tables; it was not easy, but I eventually got him to having some interest in the subject and having some confidence in himself. He would always come back for help with his 7th and 8th grade math. When he reached high school, he'd come back to challenge me with exponents and simultaneous equations; of course, the old man won all the arguments in spite of the fact that he was extremely proud of this student and a countless number of others.
I am fortunate to have had so many life and educational experiences; I am an ex IRS agent, a former investigator for the US Dept. of Labor and am a retired attorney as well. In addition I was a full time math and science teacher at Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Long Beach, CA 90805
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

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Governors State University
Business Admin
University of West Los Angeles
J.D.
Golden Gate University
Master's

Education

Governors State University (Business Admin)

University of West Los Angeles (J.D.)

Golden Gate University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mack will travel within 30 miles of Long Beach, CA 90805.