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Marcos V.

Los Angeles, CA

$35/hour

Experienced math teacher to the rescue

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
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 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 Read more

Policies
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
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.