California State University, Sacramento (Economics)
I have my AA in Mathematics from Merced College. In 2015, I graduated from California State University, Sacramento with my BA in Economics and a double minor in Mathematics and Statistics. I am the William Randolph Hearst Scholar where I was recognized for my academics, service, and personal achievements. One of them included my job as a math tutor. I have been tutoring for 6 years. I worked as a certified teacher at Huntington Learning Center for 1.5 years. I am currently an instructional aide in special education at Sacramento Charter High School.
There are students out there that need my help. I heard mathematics is not everybody's favorite as a result of understanding numbers in general. Working with students is a rewarding process because I was able to get to know them personally. I am going to continue on with this journey and hope to let students know that mathematics will become their important tool to achieve great success just like how I experience it.
I specialize in math (elementary, prealgebra, beginning and intermediate algebra, geometry, and probability & statistics), exam prep, economics, grammar, spelling, etc. I acknowledge students' learning styles in terms of what the assignment has asked them to do. Students ask me questions about the problems from the textbook and the study guide for the exam. I always provide my understanding and divide the homework into a series of steps so they will be able to finish the problems without too much trouble. At the same time, I am aware that some of the students have certain disabilities such as test anxiety and dyslexia, especially when they are struggling with the curriculum. As a math tutor, I am able to accommodate their needs when it comes to solving problems depending on if they are more audio or visual. I have been able to contribute on campus with my learning experience.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you excel in school. I have my AA in Mathematics from Merced College. In 2015, I graduated from California State University, Sacramento with my BA in Economics and a double minor in Mathematics and Statistics. I am the William Randolph Hearst Scholar where I was recognized for my academics, service, and personal achievements. One of them included my job as a math
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I have taken the ACTs twice during my junior year in high school. My highest composite score was 18, including the subscore of 25 for the math section. I tutored students that are in the process of taking an exam and provided them with sample questions on math. ACT is one of the tests that is required for a college admission.
I took Algebra 1 in 8th grade and received an "A." I have tutored students in Algebra 1 at Merced College and California State University, Sacramento. I worked with students in small groups and worked on problems step-by-step to see if they can come up with the same answer.
I took Algebra 2 as a high school sophomore and received an "A." I have tutored students in Algebra 2 at Merced College and California State University, Sacramento. I worked with students in small groups and worked on problems step-by-step to see if they can come up with the same answer. I developed the skills from Algebra 1 and used them to attempt problems in Algebra 2. I prepared students to get ready for Precalculus.
I took econometrics (ECON-141) last year as one of my elective economics courses and received an "A." I use the tools that I learned from statistics and applied them to economic theory and its applications. I tutored students who are majoring in economics mostly on math and statistics. I worked in small groups and present students with the concepts they learned in their economics class. I am currently working on my BA in Economics with a double minor in Mathematics and Statistics.
I have tutored students from the remedial math courses at Merced College and California State University, Sacramento. It is important to assist students on improving their math skills. Without completing the remedial math courses, students cannot pursue their college degree. For me, I work with the basics and not make them difficult.
I took the CAHSEE as a high school sophomore and passed both the math and the English sections. I tutored students to be prepared for their upcoming exams, including the GED, IAD (Intermediate Algebra Diagnosis), CR (Calculus Readiness), etc. I provided sample questions based on the curriculum in order for students to know what to expect on the exam.
I took geometry in high school as a freshman and received an "A" in both fall and spring semesters. I tutored students in geometry for those who are enrolled in the Learning Skills and mathematical reasoning classes. I enjoy playing with shapes and explaining to students about how each shape is different. Algebra is important in geometry when it comes to length, area, and volume.
I took 2 years of regular English and another 2 years of AP English. I received 5 A's and 3 B's. I proofread several papers from students and I provide suggestions on some of the sentences that might work. Some topics that I worked with are subject-verb agreements, parallel structures, and pronouns. I practiced them on the CAHSEE, standardized tests, SATs, and ACTs. Students will determine if the sentence needs to be fixed or not based on what I give them as an exercise.
As a teacher at Huntington Learning Center, I assist students on how to trace letters and form them into words when it comes to basic skills. This will lead to developing sentences by using the words they are given. Handwriting is important because I want to be able to read their papers when it comes to grading.
I took introduction to macroeconomics (ECON-1A) at Merced College for General Education and received an "A". I also took intermediate macroeconomics (ECON-100A) at California State University, Sacramento for my major and received an "A-". I have tutored the introductory courses at California State University, Sacramento for 6 months and I can utilize my math skills when it comes to drawing graphs and understanding formulas.
I took introduction to microeconomics (ECON-1B) at Merced College for General Education and received an "A". I also took intermediate microeconomics (ECON-100B) at California State University, Sacramento for my major and received a "B". I have tutored introductory courses at California State University, Sacramento for 6 months and I can utilize my math skills when it comes to drawing graphs and understanding formulas.
I tutor students in phonics as part of basic skills at Huntington Learning Center for 1.5 years. Students must master letters and sounds when it comes to decoding words as they began to read. I engage students in educational games that will help them learn better and have fun, which will make the tutoring session successful. The skills that students focus on are letter recognition, consonants, vowels, digraphs, diphthongs, and blends.
I have taken several math courses before enrolling in Algebra 1. I have tutored students in prealgebra at Merced College and California State University, Sacramento. I worked with students in small groups and worked on problems step-by-step to see if they can come up with the same answer.
I have tutored in precalculus at Sac State by understanding the unit circle and trigonometry. I break things down for students in order for them to understand where the steps are coming from. I provide graphs and formulas so students can see how they are utilized each time we tackle on the math problem. This prepares students to take the Calculus Readiness Test to determine if students are ready for calculus.
I took AP Statistics as a high school senior and received an "A-" for both fall and spring semesters. Later, I took STAT-50 and STAT-115A at California State University, Sacramento. I use cards, coins, and dices to discuss probability based on chances. Students learn about how probability is used in math, biology, finance, and risk.
I have prior knowledge of how to edit papers since I took ENGL-109W at Sac State as part of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement. That led me to take EDUC-160 on Urban Education and I wrote 3 essays with high marks because of my editing skills. I teach students the importance of checking their term papers, resumes, essays, summaries, and other assignments for errors before submitting it to their peers. This includes parts of speech, past/present/future tense, parallel structure, spelling, and style.
I have taken the SATs twice during my junior year in high school. My highest score was 1400, including 570 for the math section. I tutored students that are in the process of taking an exam and provided them with sample questions on math. SAT is one of the tests that is required for a college admission.
During my 5+ years of tutoring, I differentiate instructional methods for students with diverse learning needs. I keep track of academic progress for students who have IEPs based on how many minutes I was with them in the general education inclusive setting. I work either in 1-1 session or group setting with at least 50% containing students with special needs.
I have practiced spelling words as long as I can remember. Spelling can be challenging when it comes to words that most students are not familiar with. When it comes to preparing for the spelling test, I work with students who need help understanding on each word is spelled. I tell them the word and they have to figure out how to spell it by using oral and written communication. In addition, students need to know how each word is used in a sentence.
I took AP Statistics as a high school senior and received an "A-" for both fall and spring semesters. Later, I took STAT-50 and STAT-115B at California State University, Sacramento. I use sampling to create data. Students learned about how to read data when it comes to analysis. They enjoy using visual aids to help them with their understanding on statistics.
I developed study skills when I was in the AVID program from 10th to 12th grade. I help students figure out what concepts to study for the upcoming exam or final. Taking notes is the key because students need the important information. I tutor in math and determine what types of problems students will encounter for the exam or final. I have been tutoring for 4 years. I obtained my AA in Mathematics from Merced College. I am currently working on my BA in Economics with a double minor in Mathematics and Statistics at California State University, Sacramento.
Trigonometry is part of the unit for Algebra 2 to get students prepare for Pre-Calculus. I assist students on understanding different types of triangles by showing them different visual aids, including videos from educational websites. Once students know triangles, they will see how triangles and circles are related. The unit circle is one of the most important tools needed to understand Pre-Calculus.
I tutor students on how to understand vocabulary when dealing with math. For each lesson, I point out any vocabulary words that will be necessary for understanding the concepts. In addition, it is important to incorporate them into the academic language when it comes to study skills, homework assignments, and exams. I use vocabulary words into math and how to relate them in real life.