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Jeffrey D.

San Jose, CA

$49/hour

Middle school math, Algebra, Geometry and US History tutor

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50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/12/12
4.7 average from 9 ratings

$49/Hour


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Santa Clara University
Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN
MBA
National University
Other

Education

Santa Clara University

Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN (MBA)

National University (Other)

About Jeffrey

I have over 12 years of experience as a classroom teacher in Algebra I and Geometry in a middle school setting. I have also taught Geometry at the high school level as well as SAT Prep Math and US History.

I have taught students from various socioeconomic and academic backgrounds and have found that the most important factors in student success are student desire to succeed and the teacher's time and ability to explain the subject matter in a way to facilitate student understanding. The full classrooms and full student schedules sometimes make understanding mathematics more difficult for some students. One on one with an interested and knowledgeable tutor can sometimes make the difference between success and failure.

I hold a BA in History with a minor in English and an MBA with a concentration in Qualitative Business Analysis along with CA teaching credentials for Mathematics, Social Studies and Language Arts.

I can assist with Math, History, English, and Study skills.
I have over 12 years of experience as a classroom teacher in Algebra I and Geometry in a middle school setting. I have also taught Geometry at the high school level as well as SAT Prep Math and US History.

I have taught students from various socioeconomic and academic backgrounds and have found that the most important factors in
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Group rates: 2 or 3 students for 1 hour or longer for $44.00 each per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95129
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
Archaeology
English:
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GMAT, SAT Math
History:
American History,
Archaeology, European History,
Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored Algebra I at the middle school and high school levels for more than 14 years.

Algebra is the basic building block of all higher mathematics and an understanding of this subject is expedient to be able to move on. Sometimes Algebra can seem like a new language compared to previous math subjects. A calm rational approach and planned strategy can make all the difference.

American History

I majored in History at university, with emphasis on 20th century US and World History. History is more than names and dates; it is the story of people and how they relate to their situations, how they solve their problems and how they make their dreams come true. If you don't know where you've been, how will you know where to go or when you get there?

Elementary Math

These are the basic building blocks of mathematics. Sometimes the classroom can seem like someplace that's going much too fast when a focused, one on one, approach is all that's needed to make sense of everything.

European History

I majored in History at university. History is more than names and dates; it is the story of people and how they relate to their situations, how they solve their problems and how they make their dreams come true. If you don't know where you've been, how will you know where to go or when you get there?

Geometry

Simply put, geometry is the study of the size, shape and position of 2 dimensional shapes and 3 dimensional figures. However, geometry is used daily by almost everyone. In geometry, one explores spatial sense and geometric reasoning. Geometry is found everywhere: in art, architecture, engineering, robotics, land surveys, astronomy, sculptures, space, nature, sports, machines, cars and much more.

When taking geometry, spatial reasoning and problem solving skills will be developed. Geometry is linked to many other topics in math, specifically measurement and is used daily by architects, engineers, architects, physicists and land surveyors just to name a few. In the early years of geometry the focus tends to be on shapes and solids, then moves to properties and relationships of shapes and solids and as abstract thinking progresses, geometry becomes much more about analysis and reasoning.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is that class that helps students with critical thinking and problem solving in an algebraic way. Multi-step problems and algebraic operations to ease the student from adding and subtracting into factoring and using exponents. I have taught and tutored prealgebra at the middle school level for over 15 years.

Reading

Reading comprehension is the basis for excellence in all other subjects of the curriculum. Being able to read and understand the text and other materials is a basic requirement for doing well in school and later in life.

SAT Math

The math section of the SAT is basically Algebra I and a simplified Geometry that can be realistically labeled "Algebra with pictures." The part many have difficulty with is reading the problems and pacing. I have experience with SAT prep and can help with the required reading comprehension and pacing skills required for this test.

Study Skills

I hold a BA in History and an MBA along with California teaching credentials in Mathematics, Social Studies and Language Arts. I have about 12 years teaching experience and close to 20 years experience tutoring students at all levels from 2 - 12 and across a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities. I have also helped prepare students for the SAT and GMAT.

World History

I majored in History at university, with emphasis on US and World History. History is more than names and dates; it is the story of people and how they relate to their situations, how they solve their problems and how they make their dreams come true. If you don't know where you've been, how will you know where to go or when you get there?

Santa Clara University
Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN
MBA
National University
Other

Education

Santa Clara University

Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN (MBA)

National University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $49.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Group rates: 2 or 3 students for 1 hour or longer for $44.00 each per hour.

Travel policy

Jeffrey will travel within 15 miles of San Jose, CA 95129.