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Emily M.

Patient and Knowledgeable Math Teacher and Tutor

Patient and Knowledgeable Math Teacher and Tutor

$69/hour

  • 232 hours tutoring

  • Orinda, CA 94563

About Emily


Bio

I am an experienced math teacher and tutor with 4 years teaching experience (1 high school including Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, and 3 middle school including Pre-Algebra and Algebra I) and 7 years tutoring math (grade 1 - 6, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, SAT, ACT, SSAT, GRE, and GMAT.) I have been classroom and professional development experience in a number of different teaching strategies for learning disabilities and other learning...

I am an experienced math teacher and tutor with 4 years teaching experience (1 high school including Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, and 3 middle school including Pre-Algebra and Algebra I) and 7 years tutoring math (grade 1 - 6, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, SAT, ACT, SSAT, GRE, and GMAT.) I have been classroom and professional development experience in a number of different teaching strategies for learning disabilities and other learning difficulties (including ADD/ADHD.)

Some interesting methods I like to incorporate include: origami to teach angle measures and triangle properties in a tactile way, graphing data to make Pre-Algebra and Algebra skills less abstract, quilting patterns to prove the Pythagorean Theorem and to teach other concepts from Geometry and using graphing calculators to make Algebra concepts come more alive.

My interests include sports, art, and nature. I was an accomplished swimmer in high school and swam in college. I still love swimming and I enjoy many other sports, both participating in them and watching them on TV. I have always enjoyed going to art museums, in high school and college I took as many fine art and art history classes as I could, and I particularly enjoy when I can find intersects of art and math. Additionally, I enjoying spending time outside, whether it is hiking, camping, or just sitting on a beach. I endeavor to incorporate each of these areas into my math lessons and I love being able to do so with my students!


Education

University of Southern California
Math
Azusa Pacific University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $69
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Orinda, CA 94563
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/11/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT

GMAT

I have had success tutoring students who substantially raised their scores on the GMAT math section. I have taught and tutored all of the subjects tested and I have worked on testing strategies as well, which are important on this test since calculators aren't allowed, and because it's given on a computer.

Corporate Training

GMAT

GMAT

I have had success tutoring students who substantially raised their scores on the GMAT math section. I have taught and tutored all of the subjects tested and I have worked on testing strategies as well, which are important on this test since calculators aren't allowed, and because it's given on a computer.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught Algebra 1 for two years to students ranging from special needs doing a two year Algebra 1 class to an honors class. Some students find Algebra very abstract and I have a variety of methods to use with these students including tactile and graphing data the student is interested in. I worked with one student in Algebra 1 at the end of the year to prepare for her final and just a few weeks she raised her grade from a C- to B+.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience teaching Algebra 2 in the classroom to students with learning difficulties. I have tutored students in Algebra 2 as well. One student who I tutored throughout the school year maintained an A- average.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students in Geometry and over the summer to prepare for Geometry in the upcoming school year. I like to make Geometry as visual and tactile as possible for my students so I use methods like origami, studying patterns, cutting and pasting, and even clay to make the subject come alive. I also have extensive experience teaching Geometry to students with learning difficulties.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 3 years of experience teaching Prealgebra in the classroom. My students have ranged from students with disabilities to high-level achievers. I like to use games to master some of the lower concepts and visual and tactile methods for the abstract Algebra concepts that are introduced in Prealgebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is a difficult course and different schools cover different subject matter. I have come in contact with a number of these courses both in my own education and while tutoring. Thanks to my experience and my degree in math I am well prepared for any of these classes, whether they focus on limits, trigonometry, advanced algebra, probability or other subjects.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am well versed in the math found on the SAT, having tutored a number of students in this area. I know both the concepts and the methods that the SAT uses that make concepts a student knows appear more difficult. I work with students both on content and strategy, which is essential to making the SAT math more manageable.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught all levels on the ACT other than Trigonometry. A student I tutored increased from a score of 21 to 29 on the math section of the ACT. I am well versed in all areas tested on the ACT and prepared to work with students of all levels, from those that need to work on the fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry to those going for top scores.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught Algebra 1 for two years to students ranging from special needs doing a two year Algebra 1 class to an honors class. Some students find Algebra very abstract and I have a variety of methods to use with these students including tactile and graphing data the student is interested in. I worked with one student in Algebra 1 at the end of the year to prepare for her final and just a few weeks she raised her grade from a C- to B+.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience teaching Algebra 2 in the classroom to students with learning difficulties. I have tutored students in Algebra 2 as well. One student who I tutored throughout the school year maintained an A- average.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students in Geometry and over the summer to prepare for Geometry in the upcoming school year. I like to make Geometry as visual and tactile as possible for my students so I use methods like origami, studying patterns, cutting and pasting, and even clay to make the subject come alive. I also have extensive experience teaching Geometry to students with learning difficulties.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 3 years of experience teaching Prealgebra in the classroom. My students have ranged from students with disabilities to high-level achievers. I like to use games to master some of the lower concepts and visual and tactile methods for the abstract Algebra concepts that are introduced in Prealgebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is a difficult course and different schools cover different subject matter. I have come in contact with a number of these courses both in my own education and while tutoring. Thanks to my experience and my degree in math I am well prepared for any of these classes, whether they focus on limits, trigonometry, advanced algebra, probability or other subjects.
Probability,

Probability

I took upper-division probability at USC, a difficult course that went well beyond the standards like: permutations, combinations, and standard distributions. I also understand the math behind the probability-specific functions. I have successfully tutored a student to prepare for a final.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am well versed in the math found on the SAT, having tutored a number of students in this area. I know both the concepts and the methods that the SAT uses that make concepts a student knows appear more difficult. I work with students both on content and strategy, which is essential to making the SAT math more manageable.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry has always been one of my strongest areas in math. I have tutored one student in Trigonometry specifically, and others as a part of another math class. In Trigonometry the fundamentals are essential so I maintain a strong focus on definitions and understanding early concepts throughout the course.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught Algebra 1 for two years to students ranging from special needs doing a two year Algebra 1 class to an honors class. Some students find Algebra very abstract and I have a variety of methods to use with these students including tactile and graphing data the student is interested in. I worked with one student in Algebra 1 at the end of the year to prepare for her final and just a few weeks she raised her grade from a C- to B+.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience teaching Algebra 2 in the classroom to students with learning difficulties. I have tutored students in Algebra 2 as well. One student who I tutored throughout the school year maintained an A- average.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students in Geometry and over the summer to prepare for Geometry in the upcoming school year. I like to make Geometry as visual and tactile as possible for my students so I use methods like origami, studying patterns, cutting and pasting, and even clay to make the subject come alive. I also have extensive experience teaching Geometry to students with learning difficulties.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 3 years of experience teaching Prealgebra in the classroom. My students have ranged from students with disabilities to high-level achievers. I like to use games to master some of the lower concepts and visual and tactile methods for the abstract Algebra concepts that are introduced in Prealgebra.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Precalculus is a difficult course and different schools cover different subject matter. I have come in contact with a number of these courses both in my own education and while tutoring. Thanks to my experience and my degree in math I am well prepared for any of these classes, whether they focus on limits, trigonometry, advanced algebra, probability or other subjects.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught Algebra 1 for two years to students ranging from special needs doing a two year Algebra 1 class to an honors class. Some students find Algebra very abstract and I have a variety of methods to use with these students including tactile and graphing data the student is interested in. I worked with one student in Algebra 1 at the end of the year to prepare for her final and just a few weeks she raised her grade from a C- to B+.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience teaching Algebra 2 in the classroom to students with learning difficulties. I have tutored students in Algebra 2 as well. One student who I tutored throughout the school year maintained an A- average.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored students in Geometry and over the summer to prepare for Geometry in the upcoming school year. I like to make Geometry as visual and tactile as possible for my students so I use methods like origami, studying patterns, cutting and pasting, and even clay to make the subject come alive. I also have extensive experience teaching Geometry to students with learning difficulties.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am well versed in the math found on the SAT, having tutored a number of students in this area. I know both the concepts and the methods that the SAT uses that make concepts a student knows appear more difficult. I work with students both on content and strategy, which is essential to making the SAT math more manageable.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught all levels on the ACT other than Trigonometry. A student I tutored increased from a score of 21 to 29 on the math section of the ACT. I am well versed in all areas tested on the ACT and prepared to work with students of all levels, from those that need to work on the fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry to those going for top scores.
GMAT,

GMAT

I have had success tutoring students who substantially raised their scores on the GMAT math section. I have taught and tutored all of the subjects tested and I have worked on testing strategies as well, which are important on this test since calculators aren't allowed, and because it's given on a computer.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am well versed in the math found on the SAT, having tutored a number of students in this area. I know both the concepts and the methods that the SAT uses that make concepts a student knows appear more difficult. I work with students both on content and strategy, which is essential to making the SAT math more manageable.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (72 ratings)
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Reviews

Amazing, knowledgeable tutor!

Emily is fabulous. My son's math grade improved almost immediately, and more importantly, he truly understands the material now. My son actually seems to enjoy when she comes...which is saying a lot for a junior in high school who is ridiculously busy.

Colleen, 21 lessons with Emily

100 point improvement on SAT Math score - thanks to Emily!!

In a relatively short time, Emily helped our son improve his SAT Math score by 100 points! He went from feeling concerned to feeling confident. He’s even enjoying Math more, and is motivated to continue working wth Emily to improve his SAT score and his Pre-Calc grade. Thanks Emily!

Laie, 19 lessons with Emily

Excellent First Lesson

Emily got my daughter caught up on a month's worth of precalculus material in an hour and a half. She really knows the material and can actually teach it in a way that a high schooler can both understand it and gain confidence. She is easy to communicate with and answers emails promptly.

Wendy , 11 lessons with Emily

Patient and Understanding

Emily tutored my daughter who is 11 years old for a few weeks last school year. Emily was very patient and listened closely to my daughter as she struggled with word problems in fifth grade. Emily presented the problems in a way that my daughter understood and helped her over come some of the anxiety she felt tackling her homework.

Theresa, 9 lessons with Emily

Emily is Awesome!

Emily is patient, understanding, knowledgeable and quite simply a great tutor. I needed help reviewing (and learning) about math subjects so as to take a standardized test. Emily went out of her way to put together problem sets as we honed in on areas that needed further review. I am super happy I chose Emily to work with and I think you will be too.

Max, 24 lessons with Emily

Patient and prepared

Emily tutored by college aged daughter for a Math 6 course she was taking. Emily showed up prepared, having researched the type of math and gaining the curriculum for my daughter class so there was no down time when she came to tutor. She jumped right in breaking down the complex computations for my daughter, which definitely helped shed light on a type of math she was in the dark about. Thanks Emily!

Anna, 3 lessons with Emily
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Emily M.

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