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Gerry A.

Experienced Stanford Grad Math Tutor--Prealgebra through Calculus

Experienced Stanford Grad Math Tutor--Prealgebra through Calculus

$60/hour

  • 2,642 hours tutoring

About Gerry


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I became a math major because I couldn't imagine school without doing mathematics. I've worked with students who feel exactly the opposite: they can't imagine enjoying school when "doing" mathematics is part of the equation. In my eight years of teaching (Pre-algebra through Precalculus) and 16 years of tutoring (Pre-algebra through Calculus as well as Integrated Math 1-3 as part of the Common Core Curriculum), I've discovered that many students who just didn't "get math," achieved...

I became a math major because I couldn't imagine school without doing mathematics. I've worked with students who feel exactly the opposite: they can't imagine enjoying school when "doing" mathematics is part of the equation. In my eight years of teaching (Pre-algebra through Precalculus) and 16 years of tutoring (Pre-algebra through Calculus as well as Integrated Math 1-3 as part of the Common Core Curriculum), I've discovered that many students who just didn't "get math," achieved understanding in a one-on-one setting. Freed from distractions and peer influence and given space to ask all of their questions, they start to "get math,"; they grow in confidence; and mathematics becomes a subject they comprehend and appreciate.

I've also worked with students who enjoy "doing" the math but find that one-on-one tutoring enables their surface level understanding of certain concepts to morph into a deeper conceptual level. This deeper understanding reduces frustration (for both students and parents alike), increases confidence, and frequently leads to improved test scores.

If you're a student experiencing either of these realities or a parent of one, let me partner with you to achieve understanding and success in mathematics.

Gerry Ann


Education

Calvin College
Mathematics
Stanford University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Tutoring sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice (except due to emergency) are charged 1/2 hour of tutoring time. Hourly rate for sessions located outside of travel radius is $60/hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/25/2013

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Common Core

Common Core

Each course in Integrated Math 1-3, as part of the Common Core Curriculum, covers sections of Algebra, Geometry, and Probability and Statistics. I have four years of experience tutoring Common Core Math students ever since the Common Core curriculum was implemented in California. For 14 years before that, I taught or tutored Algebra I&II and Geometry, subjects which form the far majority of topics covered in Integrated Math 1-3. I studied Probability and Statistics as part of my Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics degree.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over 20 years of experience tutoring or teaching Algebra 1 students. I I have tutored Integrated Math 1 students since circa 2014 when California introduced the Common Core Curriculum. In Integrated Math 1, we cover the first part of Algebra 1, the first part of Geometry, and some initial concepts in Probability and Statistics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 students ever since my youngest son went to kindergarten in the fall of 2000. Algebra 2 understanding needs to be strong and deep for a student to succeed in Precalculus and Calculus. With that in mind, I aim to assist the student in knowing the principles behind the solution techniques we use in Algebra 2 rather than just memorizing "tricks" for each type of problem. Knowing the 'why" will help them tackle and solve problems in all of their future math endeavors.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have six years of experience tutoring Calculus AB & BC students from Sacramento area high schools. Students move from manipulating rules of Calculus at a surface level understanding of the subject to comprehending the underlying principles of Calculus which then apply in a wide variety of real-life problem situations throughout the course.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus sets the stage for many of the concepts presented in Calculus. Because of that fact, I strive to help my students understand the underlying mathematical principles that apply in their work with various types of functions. These principles can be used as guides for solving a variety of application problems rather than help the student with just one kind of problem or topic. We also discuss how a particular topic in Precalculus is a foreshadowing of concepts that will be dealt with in more depth in a Calculus course.
Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over 20 years of experience tutoring or teaching Algebra 1 students. I I have tutored Integrated Math 1 students since circa 2014 when California introduced the Common Core Curriculum. In Integrated Math 1, we cover the first part of Algebra 1, the first part of Geometry, and some initial concepts in Probability and Statistics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 students ever since my youngest son went to kindergarten in the fall of 2000. Algebra 2 understanding needs to be strong and deep for a student to succeed in Precalculus and Calculus. With that in mind, I aim to assist the student in knowing the principles behind the solution techniques we use in Algebra 2 rather than just memorizing "tricks" for each type of problem. Knowing the 'why" will help them tackle and solve problems in all of their future math endeavors.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have six years of experience tutoring Calculus AB & BC students from Sacramento area high schools. Students move from manipulating rules of Calculus at a surface level understanding of the subject to comprehending the underlying principles of Calculus which then apply in a wide variety of real-life problem situations throughout the course.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus sets the stage for many of the concepts presented in Calculus. Because of that fact, I strive to help my students understand the underlying mathematical principles that apply in their work with various types of functions. These principles can be used as guides for solving a variety of application problems rather than help the student with just one kind of problem or topic. We also discuss how a particular topic in Precalculus is a foreshadowing of concepts that will be dealt with in more depth in a Calculus course.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I tutor several Trigonometry students every school year as part of their Precalculus coursework. I use a patterns type approach for graphing transformations of sine, cosine, and tangent graphs. I relate Trigonometry to other math subjects, so students can see the connections between the subjects and the connections aid their understanding.
ACT Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over 20 years of experience tutoring or teaching Algebra 1 students. I I have tutored Integrated Math 1 students since circa 2014 when California introduced the Common Core Curriculum. In Integrated Math 1, we cover the first part of Algebra 1, the first part of Geometry, and some initial concepts in Probability and Statistics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 students ever since my youngest son went to kindergarten in the fall of 2000. Algebra 2 understanding needs to be strong and deep for a student to succeed in Precalculus and Calculus. With that in mind, I aim to assist the student in knowing the principles behind the solution techniques we use in Algebra 2 rather than just memorizing "tricks" for each type of problem. Knowing the 'why" will help them tackle and solve problems in all of their future math endeavors.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have six years of experience tutoring Calculus AB & BC students from Sacramento area high schools. Students move from manipulating rules of Calculus at a surface level understanding of the subject to comprehending the underlying principles of Calculus which then apply in a wide variety of real-life problem situations throughout the course.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus sets the stage for many of the concepts presented in Calculus. Because of that fact, I strive to help my students understand the underlying mathematical principles that apply in their work with various types of functions. These principles can be used as guides for solving a variety of application problems rather than help the student with just one kind of problem or topic. We also discuss how a particular topic in Precalculus is a foreshadowing of concepts that will be dealt with in more depth in a Calculus course.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over 20 years of experience tutoring or teaching Algebra 1 students. I I have tutored Integrated Math 1 students since circa 2014 when California introduced the Common Core Curriculum. In Integrated Math 1, we cover the first part of Algebra 1, the first part of Geometry, and some initial concepts in Probability and Statistics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 students ever since my youngest son went to kindergarten in the fall of 2000. Algebra 2 understanding needs to be strong and deep for a student to succeed in Precalculus and Calculus. With that in mind, I aim to assist the student in knowing the principles behind the solution techniques we use in Algebra 2 rather than just memorizing "tricks" for each type of problem. Knowing the 'why" will help them tackle and solve problems in all of their future math endeavors.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have six years of experience tutoring Calculus AB & BC students from Sacramento area high schools. Students move from manipulating rules of Calculus at a surface level understanding of the subject to comprehending the underlying principles of Calculus which then apply in a wide variety of real-life problem situations throughout the course.
Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I have multiple years of experience teaching and tutoring Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry. I would love to help you gain confidence in those areas of mathematics in order to pass the CBEST and begin your work in the classroom.
Common Core,

Common Core

Each course in Integrated Math 1-3, as part of the Common Core Curriculum, covers sections of Algebra, Geometry, and Probability and Statistics. I have four years of experience tutoring Common Core Math students ever since the Common Core curriculum was implemented in California. For 14 years before that, I taught or tutored Algebra I&II and Geometry, subjects which form the far majority of topics covered in Integrated Math 1-3. I studied Probability and Statistics as part of my Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics degree.
ACT Math, PSAT, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (885 ratings)
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Reviews


Comprehensible and kind tutor

We went through a couple things I hadn't understood in my studying for SAT Math on my own. She was really helpful for building actual understanding instead of just learning the patterns. It helped me understand why certain things work.

Isaac, 2 lessons with Gerry

Excellent tutor

Gerry has been working with my 11th grade daughter, with her honors level pre-calculus class. Gerry has been fantastic and has truly helped her understand this challenging math - we recommend her very highly.

Lauren , 3 lessons with Gerry

Very helpful!

Thank you so much! It’s super helpful to see things be explained the way you did and go over the different ways it could be done.

Sarah, 1 lesson with Gerry

Clear and concise

I appreciate Gerry’s support with my work in calculus AB! Gerry is patient and professional and I look forward to my next lesson with her. With her help, I will surely be prepared for my AP exam in a couple of weeks. Thank you so much!

Chris , 2 lessons with Gerry

wonderful teacher with a lot of knowledge in mathematics

I had a great time working with Gerry. She made the concepts easy to understand, I would recommend her to anyone who needs help with math.

Jacob , 2 lessons with Gerry

Exceptional tutor!

Gerry is very patient understanding and takes the time to explain concepts, to allow for answering and helps when there are mistakes. The quarter is ending and this last test was the best test grade all term. I know it’s because Gerry was a wonderful tutor for my daughter.

Jeff, 14 lessons with Gerry

Exceptional tutor!

Gerry is very patient understanding and takes the time to explain concepts, to allow for answering and helps when there are mistakes. The quarter is ending and this last test was the best test grade all term. I know it’s because Gerry was a wonderful tutor for my daughter.

Jeff, 14 lessons with Gerry

Gerry breaks down complex problems so that they make sense!

My son is taking a challenging online math class, and he has faced such frustration until Gerry helped him. He felt empowered after the first meeting. What a relief!

Andrea, 2 lessons with Gerry

Exceptional tutor!

Gerry is very patient understanding and takes the time to explain concepts, to allow for answering and helps when there are mistakes.

Jeff, 14 lessons with Gerry
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