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Michelle B.

Master Math Tutor - SAT Prep Specialist

Master Math Tutor - SAT Prep Specialist

$35/hour

  • 38 hours tutoring

  • Tierrasanta San Diego, CA 92124

About Michelle


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I believe that all students can improve their math skills under the right conditions and for many learners this means working in a 1:1 setting. It takes a lot of wisdom to know when you need support and to ask for it! I welcome the opportunity to provide that support.

I'm a former engineer turned educator with over 10 years of classroom teaching experience, over three years of private tutoring experience, and over five years of SAT prep experience. I recently completed my MEd from the...

I believe that all students can improve their math skills under the right conditions and for many learners this means working in a 1:1 setting. It takes a lot of wisdom to know when you need support and to ask for it! I welcome the opportunity to provide that support.

I'm a former engineer turned educator with over 10 years of classroom teaching experience, over three years of private tutoring experience, and over five years of SAT prep experience. I recently completed my MEd from the University of San Diego. I am a certified Waldorf High School teacher and hold a Bachelor in Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

In my tutoring sessions, I first try to create a quiet and calm environment that makes it easy to focus. For homework help, I usually ask the students what they remember from class and then help them to fill in the gaps in their content knowledge. I can use the students notes/textbooks but I also have my own materials if needed. I usually take a visual approach to help students understand material which could include drawings and props from time to time. When helping with homework, we may work a few samples together before you complete the homework on your own. I can check it for accuracy and then practice a few more problems to ensure your understanding. I usually don't use online tools during my private sessions.

For SAT prep in math, I helps students to understand the test sections, test taking strategies, as well as set and manage a study/prep schedule. Using a readily available prep book, I walk students through a thorough review of the content in small sections. In order to get familiar with the SAT style of math questions, we will do a few practice problems together in each section and the rest are assigned for homework. I can help explain to a student why they missed a problem or help them to understand the worked solutions that are in the back of the book. As it gets closer to test time, we will switch to practice tests and improving speed.

I can't wait to meet you, understand you as a math learner, and help you achieve your goals.


Education

The Pennsylvania State University
Engineering
University of San Diego
MEd

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Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over ten years experience teaching algebra 1 in private school settings. Through my tutoring work, I have supported students in public, charter, and private schools to achieve their goals and improve their confidence in math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have over 8 years experience teaching Algebra 2 (and higher level math) in a private school and over 3 years experience tutoring high school students from public, charter, and private schools.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have several years of experience teaching pre-algebra in a private school setting as well as tutoring in pre-algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have over 8 years experience teaching pre-calculus in high school and over 4 years experience tutoring in pre-calculus including community college students. I can provide homework help as well as direct instruction in preparation for calculus. I have taught calculus for 2+ years at the high school level as well, though I don't tutor in that subject.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have over 4 years experience helping high school students improve their performance on the math section of the SAT. This experience is both in teaching an SAT prep class for my school as well as tutoring in private and semi-private sessions.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over ten years experience teaching algebra 1 in private school settings. Through my tutoring work, I have supported students in public, charter, and private schools to achieve their goals and improve their confidence in math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have over 8 years experience teaching Algebra 2 (and higher level math) in a private school and over 3 years experience tutoring high school students from public, charter, and private schools.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have several years of experience teaching pre-algebra in a private school setting as well as tutoring in pre-algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have over 8 years experience teaching pre-calculus in high school and over 4 years experience tutoring in pre-calculus including community college students. I can provide homework help as well as direct instruction in preparation for calculus. I have taught calculus for 2+ years at the high school level as well, though I don't tutor in that subject.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have over 4 years experience helping high school students improve their performance on the math section of the SAT. This experience is both in teaching an SAT prep class for my school as well as tutoring in private and semi-private sessions.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have over 8 years experience teaching high school level trigonometry (Algebra 2 with Trigonometry).

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over ten years experience teaching algebra 1 in private school settings. Through my tutoring work, I have supported students in public, charter, and private schools to achieve their goals and improve their confidence in math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have over 8 years experience teaching Algebra 2 (and higher level math) in a private school and over 3 years experience tutoring high school students from public, charter, and private schools.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have several years of experience teaching pre-algebra in a private school setting as well as tutoring in pre-algebra.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have over 8 years experience teaching pre-calculus in high school and over 4 years experience tutoring in pre-calculus including community college students. I can provide homework help as well as direct instruction in preparation for calculus. I have taught calculus for 2+ years at the high school level as well, though I don't tutor in that subject.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over ten years experience teaching algebra 1 in private school settings. Through my tutoring work, I have supported students in public, charter, and private schools to achieve their goals and improve their confidence in math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have over 8 years experience teaching Algebra 2 (and higher level math) in a private school and over 3 years experience tutoring high school students from public, charter, and private schools.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have over 4 years experience helping high school students improve their performance on the math section of the SAT. This experience is both in teaching an SAT prep class for my school as well as tutoring in private and semi-private sessions.

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

I have over 4 years experience helping high school students improve their performance on the math section of the SAT. This experience is both in teaching an SAT prep class for my school as well as tutoring in private and semi-private sessions.

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Michelle taught me how to Ace the Math section of the SAT. She helped me with understanding both the content and the questions, which gave me the best chance when I took the test. I recognized her tutoring in every question I could answer confidently, and felt prepared for every twist and turn of the SAT.

Nathan, 1 lesson with Michelle
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Michelle B.

$35/hour

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