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Rossina G.

MATH: Prealgebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Precalculus

MATH: Prealgebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Precalculus

$30/hour

About Rossina


Bio

"The teacher doesn't explain it well."
"When will I ever use this?"
"I just need to pass this math class to graduate."
"I'm just not a math person!"

These are some of the things I've heard over the years as a math tutor, with the latter being the most challenging to overcome. It was the first thing I heard from my first student--my best friend--when I started tutoring about ten years ago. It was and still is her core belief that she is not a "math person," but I was delighted to help her...

"The teacher doesn't explain it well."
"When will I ever use this?"
"I just need to pass this math class to graduate."
"I'm just not a math person!"

These are some of the things I've heard over the years as a math tutor, with the latter being the most challenging to overcome. It was the first thing I heard from my first student--my best friend--when I started tutoring about ten years ago. It was and still is her core belief that she is not a "math person," but I was delighted to help her with the challenge she faced.

My friend was attending college intermittently, and her goal was to receive her Associates Degree. It was actually a frustrating experience for her because she failed the required math class three times, and when I started helping her about 2/3 of the way through the semester of the fourth attempt, she had an F. Long story short, she raised her grade to an A, and I was so proud of her!

From then on, I realized that I wanted to pursue math tutoring as a full-time profession. I find great joy helping my students overcome their challenges, and it's also been a great learning experience working with them. The most important things I've learned to do and have refined over the years are:

1. Creating positive rapport with students and families.
2. Communicating clearly about goals and how they can be best achieved.
3. Achieving desired results by adapting to different learning styles.
4. Establishing a strong foundation in basic math skills, so that success in higher-level classes is achieved.
5. Being punctual, consistent, and intuitively attentive to students.
6. Using technology to conduct online lessons.

It truly has been a wonderful and sometimes challenging experience being a math tutor, but I take my job seriously, always looking for ways to grow and learn to be a better tutor. At the end of the day, the most satisfying remark I've heard and always hope for from students is, "This is actually kind of fun now that I get it."


Education

University of California, Los Angeles
Economics

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: Group Rate = $25.00/hour per student, min. of 2 people studying the same material. Cancellations: Please cancel at least 24 hours in advance, or you will be charged for half a lesson per student.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/21/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I am a UCLA graduate with 10 years of experience tutoring math, from the elementary to high school level. When the new Common Core requirements were instituted, I helped my students transition to the new model of math education. The core content is the same, but what has changed is the challenge for students to provide more thorough explanations in their solutions, as well as apply concepts to the real world. I have helped many students get over this hurdle of the Common Core math approach, to help them achieve success in the classroom, as well as on standardized tests.
Homeschool

Homeschool

My primary exposure to the home school model is working with my own daughter in elementary school. I have worked with home school families for over 7 years now, focused on the high school math subjects, as that is my area of expertise, and it is usually the most difficult for parents to get through with their children. Additionally, on occasion, I have worked through the core subjects: English, science, and Spanish as a foreign language. Most of the families I have worked with come from Classical Academy and Coastal Academy in North County San Diego.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 builds on the concepts studied and practiced in pre-algebra. I can help you understand the concepts, so that you can complete math problems on your own.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be tricky if you don't start out knowing the basics very well. I'll help you practice and understand all the basics, so you can master more advanced geometry later down the road.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra takes elementary math a step further, as well as prepares you for the concepts in algebra. I will help you review and practice so that you are best prepared to take your math to the next level.
Algebra 2, Precalculus

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 builds on the concepts studied and practiced in pre-algebra. I can help you understand the concepts, so that you can complete math problems on your own.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be tricky if you don't start out knowing the basics very well. I'll help you practice and understand all the basics, so you can master more advanced geometry later down the road.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra takes elementary math a step further, as well as prepares you for the concepts in algebra. I will help you review and practice so that you are best prepared to take your math to the next level.
Algebra 2, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 builds on the concepts studied and practiced in pre-algebra. I can help you understand the concepts, so that you can complete math problems on your own.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be tricky if you don't start out knowing the basics very well. I'll help you practice and understand all the basics, so you can master more advanced geometry later down the road.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra takes elementary math a step further, as well as prepares you for the concepts in algebra. I will help you review and practice so that you are best prepared to take your math to the next level.
Algebra 2, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 builds on the concepts studied and practiced in pre-algebra. I can help you understand the concepts, so that you can complete math problems on your own.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can be tricky if you don't start out knowing the basics very well. I'll help you practice and understand all the basics, so you can master more advanced geometry later down the road.
Algebra 2

Test Preparation

Common Core

Common Core

I am a UCLA graduate with 10 years of experience tutoring math, from the elementary to high school level. When the new Common Core requirements were instituted, I helped my students transition to the new model of math education. The core content is the same, but what has changed is the challenge for students to provide more thorough explanations in their solutions, as well as apply concepts to the real world. I have helped many students get over this hurdle of the Common Core math approach, to help them achieve success in the classroom, as well as on standardized tests.

Examples of Expertise


Rossina has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great tutor

Help my daughter understand the topic and address her questions professionally . So far my daughter is happy with the tutoring related to Geometry lesson . Thanks

Yaregal, 17 lessons with Rossina

Fantastic Tutor

Rossina is tutoring my daughter in math and is doing an excellent job and is very organized, on-time, etc. She knows the content well and my daughter really enjoys doing math with her!

Stephanie, 18 lessons with Rossina

Algebra 2

Rossina worked with my son in the past. I reached out to her at to help my son with Algebra 2 factoring. My son has a test the next day and he told me at the last minute that he needed help. He knew most of it but needed help on a few items. Within an hour of reaching out to Rossina she fit him into her schedule that day. My son felt Rossina helped him with the questions he had and he was prepared for his test.

Kendra , 8 lessons with Rossina

Knowledgeable and kind.

She helped my daughter with a Geometry quiz and my daughter finished the session with confidence and felt completely prepared for the quiz. We will definitely use her again.

Wafa, 2 lessons with Rossina

Great tutor

Helpful and very knowledgeable. Am grateful to have the help with my daughter that she needs. Excited for more sessions to come.

Sally, 11 lessons with Rossina

Great teacher. very patient

Rossina G is very helpful, nice and knowledgeable about her subject. She is patient and brings herself to your level.

DON, 1 lesson with Rossina

Great teacher!

My daughter is very happy with her teaching style... She has had 2 lessons and we plan to continue with Rossina... Rossina is very organized and prepares ahead for her lesson. She is very quick in responding to questions. She knows the subject well and can break it down in little pieces and help students understand the concepts. Awesome tutor!

Uzma, 18 lessons with Rossina

Great Experience

I was very happy to work with Rossina, she helped guide me through some pretty difficult subjects that I was learning in Intermediate Algebra. I will definitely be back for another lesson.

Cassie, 1 lesson with Rossina

First Lesson went well

Hoping to see our daughter's confidence in math grow as she works with Rossina. Our daughter came from the lesson motivated and decided to keep studying for her test the following morning.

Jonathan, 39 lessons with Rossina

very organized an on-time

Rossina is very organized and on time Mason worked well with her we look forward to working with her every Thursday!

Cori , 11 lessons with Rossina
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$30/hour

Rossina G.

$30/hour

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