Can-Do MathTutor - elementary to college and beyond
Can-Do MathTutor - elementary to college and beyond
Hi, my name is Tracy. I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan and in my late 20s I came to America with very little English. As a result, the only job I could find was in the Chinese restaurant business. After some years, I was frustrated with my inability to communicate with customers, so I enrolled in an ESL class and studied very hard. Later, with encouragement from my ESL teachers, I took community college level writing classes and, with much persistence, gradually improved my English....
Hi, my name is Tracy. I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan and in my late 20s I came to America with very little English. As a result, the only job I could find was in the Chinese restaurant business. After some years, I was frustrated with my inability to communicate with customers, so I enrolled in an ESL class and studied very hard. Later, with encouragement from my ESL teachers, I took community college level writing classes and, with much persistence, gradually improved my English. Ten years later, I have not only an AA degree in Liberal Studies from Palomar College, but also two BA degrees in Economics and Chinese Studies with a GPA of 3.6 from the University of California, San Diego. I finished with honors, which allowed me to be a member of the exclusive Golden Key International Honor Society.
How did I do it? Some people say that I was smart, but I say I was smart in terms of how to help myself to master every subject along the way towards my degrees. In doing so, I attained very good study skills. I led many study groups at Palomar College and UCSD and helped my classmates in their test preparations. Many of my classmates expressed to me that I explained the material in a better and easier way than the professors. From this type of feedback, I realized that I have a talent for teaching and that I really enjoy helping others to learn something--no matter how simple or hard it is. I believe that if I can do it, you can do it too!
I have helped many students to attain their high school diploma while tutoring at the San Diego Community College District, Continuing Education. While there, I worked with students aged 16-74 with many different levels of learning. Some had ADHD, dyslexia, substance abuse problems, etc. This was challenging, but extremely rewarding. Nothing pleases me more than the moment when a student has a light bulb go off in his or her head and says, "I understand"! I love to see students' confidence grow!
Although I have worked primarily with adults, I love working and communicating with children as well. I believe that I can help anyone that is struggling with Math!
Past students and classmates of mine have expressed how easy I made the learning process for them. I understand the problems associated with performance and test anxiety, so I keep the learning environment fun and relaxed. I do this by being patient and explaining problems in different ways by using real-life examples that make sense to the individual. In this way, the student is at ease, which allows a good frame of mind for learning. Learning math can actually be fun and stress free!
As I have alluded to, Math is one of my strongest suits and I am passionate about helping others to understand it and maybe even like it! I am constantly searching for new ways of explaining concepts that can make learning come more easily for students. I can help students to understand the Math skills required for such things as the GED, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT exams.
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Great, dedicated, and patient tutor!!
Hi my name is Cristina I'm in the Coast Guard and I have been trying to switch to the Aviation field for a couple of years now. In order to do that I have to retake my ASVAB test which consists of two of my weakest subjects Arithmetic Reasoning and Algebra. I've struggled with math all my life and it was hard for me to try and relearn these subjects on my own. Tracy has been able to help me immensely. She is very patient and was able to break things down in a way that I could comprehend. I have taken the test a few times and was unable to get the score I needed. Working with Tracy I gained a confidence in math that I've never had in my entire life. This last time taking the test I was able to attain a score way beyond what I needed. Tracy has been a huge help in getting me one step closer to my goal of going Aviation. She was also very flexible with my busy schedule. If I needed her last minute I know I could count on her. She is very patient, reliable and dedicated to her work and I would highly recommend her to anyone.Cristina, 15 lessons with TracyTutor responded:
Hi Cristina, Thank you for the detailed and positive feedback. I really enjoyed working with you and sharpening your math abilities and skills because you are a such hard worker and a super nice person!. It is rewarding to have helped you achieve your goal! I am not surprised that you passed the test with flying colors. You have proven my belief that anyone can learn math with hard work and determination. You are ready for College Algebra class now! I am always here for your academic success. Again, thank you for the positive feedback and opportunity! Love, Tracy
Best tutoring experience ever!
Tracy made herself available on short notice and literally transformed my daughter's attitude about a challenging trig concept from utter frustration to a comfortable understanding. We've already scheduled our second session. Tracy is everything you want in a tutor - great communication, mastery of the subject matter, very well prepared (she even brought extra pencils, which it turns out my daughter needed to borrow!), patience, and would you believe even a bit of humor? Perfect experience all the way around. Highly recommended.Casey, 2 lessons with TracyTutor responded:
Hi Casey, Thank you for the detailed and positive feedback. I really enjoyed working with you and your family! Your daughter is smart and a fast learner. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity sharpening her math skills and increasing her confidence in trigonometry and conic. We had a lot of fun too! I am looking forward to continue working with you and your daughter. Have a great summer! Love, Tracy
I have gotten "stuck" several times in my college algebra class. Tracy was able to explain what I was doing incorrectly so I could solve the problems. I have met with her several times and each time she was very helpful.Robin, 4 lessons with TracyTutor responded:
Hi, Robin, Thank you so much for the detailed and positive feedback. I really enjoyed working with you and sharpening your math skills because you are a such hard worker! In addition, you are a caring and respectful person. I know you can do it! Have a great summer. :) Love, Tracy
Knowledgeable and patient tutor.
Tracy has been an excellent addition to our team. She has gone beyond and above to help ensure that my child understands his lessons. Tracy is not only a patient tutor but she is very respectful and encouraging. My child's confidence in math has increased threefold in such a short time as a result of working with Tracy.Bev, 44 lessons with TracyTutor responded:
Hi, Bev, Thank you for the 5 star rating and the positive feedback. It's a pleasure to work with you, your family, and your son. I really like him because he is a good person! He is also a hard worker who knows the value of hard work! I am honored to be on his educational team and having you and your family as my teammates! I am looking forward to continue working with you and your son. Love, Tracy
Knowledge and Patience tutor ^~^
I’m an ESL student who doesn’t speak English very well. Tracy is a very patient and nice math teacher! Tracy helped me on my SAT math and my Pre-Calculus class! It helped me a lot!! I got an A on today’s test ! She can speak fluent English and Chinese. She also has long teaching experience. She explains to me each steps about how to solve these math problems very carefully. I really recommend her to other students who need to help on math!Qiyao, 1 lesson with TracyTutor responded:
Hi, Qiyao, Thank you for the detailed and positive feedback. I really enjoyed working with you and sharpening your math abilities and skills. You are such a hard worker and a super nice person! It is rewarding to have helped you achieve your goals! Thank you again for having me as your math tutor. I am looking forward to more lessons with you! Love, Tracy
We love Tracy!
She is patient, kind and has a great sense of humor. Tracy explains the concepts in a clear manner. My daughter finally is understanding math!Anne, 17 lessons with TracyTutor responded:
Hi Anne, Thank you for the 5 star rating and the awesome feedback. It's a pleasure to work with you and your daughter. She is a hard worker who knows the value of hard work! Thank you for treating me like a VIP/ member of the family. I really appreciate it!!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season! Love, Tracy
Such a Wonderful, Patient Tutor
My son has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and has a really difficult time with common core math. Tracy is such a great match for my son. She is extremely patient and very motivating. Her encouragement gives my son's self esteem the boost that he so desperately needs to want to work harder. He has made a ton of progress is his sessions and I know that Tracy will be such a vital part to his education as we continue throughout the school year.Joseph, 4 lessons with TracyTutor responded:
Thank you for the heartfelt and positive review! I really enjoyed working with your son. He is so smart and so mature beyond his age. I appreciated his hard work completing the exercises on his own time and wanting to get the correct answers and good grade.:) I am honored to be on his education team and having you and your wife as my teammates!
Highly Recommended Math Tutor
Tracy worked with our teenager for several weeks specifically on GED Math Testing Prep. He had previously worked with tutors and attended Test Prep Courses offered by local adult education programs but continued to test poorly. After working with Tracy, he tested and passed on his 1st attempt! To say, she come with the highest recommendation is an understatement. The proof is in the pudding! Thank you Tracy!Norma, 4 lessons with TracyTutor responded:
Thank you so much Norma, I am glad that I could help your son get one step closer to his long term goals. I really enjoyed working with him! He is a good kid who is willing to do the hard work for his dreams. You and your family are the nicest people! Thank you again for having me as your son's math tutor. I will definitely contact you if I need a reference from you. :) Love, Tracy
Knowledgeable and Nice
Tracy was incredibly helpful and taught at my speed. She was willing to make up questions on her own just to make sure I understood it, it was really helpful. Thank you Tracy!Chaz, 5 lessons with TracyTutor responded:
Hi Chaz, Thank you for the heartfelt and detailed feedback. I really enjoyed working with you to reach your goal in two weeks! Yes, you did challenge me to come up with new practice questions to ensure that you did learn how to solve these types of questions! It paid off! If you have Statistic questions, I am here to answer. I will be in town for another 5/6 weeks. Have a great break! Love, Tracy
Tracy is a fantastic tutor that quickly connected with my son. She enforces good habits and emphasizes the student learn to explain the results of their answers. She is always on time and gets right to the task. Tracy is easy to work with and a true professional.Maritza , 3 lessons with TracyTutor responded:
Thank you so much Maritza for the positive and detailed feedback. I really enjoyed working with you and your son. He is so smart! He just needs to improve his communication with his teacher by writing down every step so his teacher can give him partial credit when his answers are not correct. Writing down every step also improves his chance to get correct answers versus doing everything in his head or just guessing. Thank you for the opportunity to help your son. I will continue do my best to assist him! Love, Tracy
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