A teacher with 30 years' experience - From Algebra to AP & IB
A teacher with 30 years' experience - From Algebra to AP & IB
I have been a teacher of math for over thirty years. During those years I have tutored from the young to the IB and AP Calculus students with great success. I have also taught all courses, adapted to changes, and was chosen as a resource specialist to guide teachers from the 6th through 12th grades. My teaching spans areas including the US, Europe and Latin America. This has expanded my ability to work with a diverse learning group of students. I have created new curriculum, always keeping in...
I have been a teacher of math for over thirty years. During those years I have tutored from the young to the IB and AP Calculus students with great success. I have also taught all courses, adapted to changes, and was chosen as a resource specialist to guide teachers from the 6th through 12th grades. My teaching spans areas including the US, Europe and Latin America. This has expanded my ability to work with a diverse learning group of students. I have created new curriculum, always keeping in mind that the student comes first.
My tutoring mission includes building confidence. Next is developing a work ethic that will remain forever, even after school. After I find the individual's areas of knowledge needing a stronger foundation and reinforcement, I try to develop a style of communication and interaction that is unique to the student, promoting strong methods of learning, critical thinking and independent growth. If I am tutoring for a test, such as the SAT, my experience includes holding sessions for many years on Saturdays to review knowledge, SAT practice and also explore areas that students need extra review and special techniques for test taking.
I have been honored with my work as a teacher with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Math and have been given major grants such as the Toyota-Time Grant for innovative practices with my students. I have worked with many universities such as M.I.T., UCONN and the University of Colorado to strengthen my professional skills for my students. I also encourage honest and active participation from students so that I may reflect and revise on the feedback that my students share.
My greatest honor is that I also brought up two children - one daughter that graduated from West Point and a son that graduated from M.I.T. During their younger years I remained home to be with my children and it also gave me the opportunity to tutor students, from the young to college years. I have learned that tutoring is a combination of techniques that have led to the success of so many students.
Not only is an open relationship important, I encourage communication with parents and teachers at all times. A successful tutor needs to focus on all of the qualities mentioned above to produce a student that learns how to learn and think with confidence!
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Louise has worked with my daughter for 4 weeks and has made an incredible difference in my daughter's understanding of Pre-Calculus. After working with Louise, her test scores jumped 15-20%. Not only did my daughter feel that she had a much better mastery of material, she developed a new confidence and satisfaction with her math experience that she did not have before. Louise had an outstanding understanding of the textbook (and its limitations) that our school uses, and developed her plans around what was needed most. Louise is extremely patient, explains things in a thorough way, and is very supportive of her students. Every session was highly informative and very valuable. Thanks Louise for getting her ready to face her final exam!Carol, 6 lessons with Louise
Incredibly patient, insightful, and knowledgeable math tutor.
Louise has just started tutoring my daughter in advanced calculus. Louise has taken the time to get to know my daughter's current knowledge as well as her learning and problem solving style. Her lessons have provided my daughter with a new understanding and approach to difficult problems which was only possible because of how patient and caring she was to get acquainted with my daughter's needs.Andrew, 2 lessons with Louise
Great ASVAB tutor
Thank you for today meeting with my daughter, you are so kind and a pleasure to meet. Unfortunately, I wish you were closer to our home. We would love to continue tutoring lessons, but due to traveling over bridge and with traffic we will have to find someone closer to our home. If anything changes I will let you know, thank you again.Rebecca , 1 lesson with Louise
Knowledgeable and friendly tutor.
Louise helped me review before my final exam for Calc 1A. I really like her style of breaking down concepts. She was able to approach a complicated concept in many different ways that made it easy to understand and remember on the final exam. Her expirience and passion for mathematics shines though and sets the tone for a positive productive session. Thank you for helping me review before my final exam! I passed my class! I wish I found you sooner!Melissa, 1 lesson with Louise
Knowledgeable and Caring Tutor
Louise went through material meticulously to ensure student understood concept in preparation for an upcoming test. She definitely cares that her students have the support they need to be confident and successful.Karen, 1 lesson with Louise
Extremely helpful and supportive!
Thank you Louise! Your depth of knowledge really helped to quickly prepare my daughter for her upcoming test! She earned 100% on the exam!Lisa, 1 lesson with Louise
Very knowledgeable and experienced
My son masters his last test after working together with Louise. He really feels like her former teacher experience, combined with her pre Calc knowledge, make her the perfect tutor.Judith, 3 lessons with Louise
She's wonderful! On time, patient and thorough, very knowledgeable!
She taught my daughter, a high school junior Pre Calc! My daughter found her very easy to understand and easy taught new formulas to figure out problems that she didn't know.Debra, 2 lessons with Louise
Louise is an excellent tutor. She has a great depth of understanding of mathematics and a wonderful way of explaining concepts and encouraging students to do their best. I would recommend her to anyone.Ian, 4 lessons with Louise
Excellent Calculus tutor!
Louise helped me with some basic principles of Calculus and we went over some practice problems. I really liked her style of teaching, it really meshed will with how I learn. I think she's able to pick up very quickly how each person learns and then adjust her style accordingly. I wish I'd found her 2 months ago when I started my class! I highly recommend Louise for student of all levels.Susan, 1 lesson with Louise