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Marcos V.

Los Angeles, CA

$35/hour

Experienced math teacher to the rescue

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 13 ratings
We need to clone this man!
— Lonnie, Agoura Hills, CA on 5/6/16

$35/Hour


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University of Redlands
psychology

Education

University of Redlands (psychology)

About Marcos

Greetings. I am a very experienced math teacher. I have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & Geometry for 12 years in public schools, & 1 year of private. I have tutored privately for more than a decade. My students have typically expressed a great appreciation for my disposition, strategies & style. My biggest strength is my ability to explain concepts to students in steps & make those steps connect to other things. Because I am not a mathematician through schooling I recognize that students need concepts broken down differently. Though I was a good student at good schools when I was younger, my math teachers didn't seem to care about making the math make sense for me. I work hard to make students experience with math not be so scary. I've been told I make it fun.

I enjoy the art of teaching, & take it seriously. My students' success is the most important thing, so I am not dominated by my ego. I excel at communicating. I do push students and require that they practice outside of our time together, but I do it with a smile and clear concise expectations & directions. I use tangible manipulatives and movement often. My Pre-Algebra students from last year are no doubt still singing my "order of operations rap". I am not afraid to help students in ways that are most comfortable to them. I bring a wealth of knowledge & methods that guarantee success as long as students are committed to excellence or at least getting their goals accomplished. I also bring kindness, consideration & an inspiring smile. Other gifts I bring to the table are study & note taking skills, time management activities, real world connections to the math concepts, organization & how to address issues with teachers. I have taught other subjects also, so I tie those into the lessons too. I have taught US history, African/African American History, Intro to Spanish, Health, Earth & Physical Science, Grammar, Vocabulary, English Lit/writing, Geography & Handwriting. I've taught grades 5-12, mostly concentrating on middle school. I have coached both sports & academic teams as well, & loved it.

I look forward to helping students bridge their math gaps & sending them on their way to Successville!
Greetings. I am a very experienced math teacher. I have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & Geometry for 12 years in Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90008
In-person lessons

"We need to clone this man!"

- Lonnie, Agoura Hills, CA on 5/6/16

"Marcos is a very effective teacher"

- Jolie, Los Angeles, CA on 10/10/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills

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Study Skills

I have 13 years of experience as a math teacher primarily. I have also taught 2 study skills classes & AVID. I have run several workshops for middle & high school students for time management, study skills, organization & Note taking.

University of Redlands
psychology

Education

University of Redlands (psychology)

We need to clone this man! — Marcos is patient, kind, focused, and dedicated to improving the lives of the students he teaches. He is a gift. ...

— Lonnie, Agoura Hills, CA on 5/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marcos will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90008.