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Madeleine F.

Santa Ana, CA

$60/hour

private math tutor

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Background check passed as of 10/27/15
4.8 average from 285 ratings
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— Shelley, Santa Ana, CA on 6/18/16

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Mathematics

Education

CSUF (Mathematics)

About Madeleine

I believe students should be confident in their math skills. By getting good grades in school, their options in life (e.g. jobs, career paths) are kept open. I gauge where the student is at in knowing the concepts by having him/her work out the problems. Every problem has two parts: the first is recognizing what kind of problem it is (e.g. quadratic equation) and the second is the mechanics of working it out (e.g. arithmetic skills, factoring, quadratic formula). I have been tutoring since I was in high school myself. I keep it simple and fun! I have given students confidence in their math skills which has transferred into overall confidence in themselves. We both roll up our sleeves and do the problems together. I have a BA in Mathematics from Cal State Fullerton. I believe students should be confident in their math skills. By getting good grades in school, their options in life (e.g. jobs, career paths) are kept open. I gauge where the student is at in knowing the concepts by having him/her work out the problems. Every problem has two parts: the first is Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Santa Ana, CA 92706
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Thank You Madeleine"

- Shelley, Santa Ana, CA on 6/18/16

"Extremely smart & reliable!"

- Maddie, Santa Ana, CA on 11/19/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Ghada, Irvine, CA on 9/9/15

"Madeleine is great and relates very well to our daughter."

- Jonathan, Tustin, CA on 6/16/15

"great tutor"

- Brooke, Costa Mesa, CA on 1/12/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

We have fun with topics such as factoring, solving and graphing linear equations, word problems, and solving a system of equations, just to name a few. I turn factoring into a fun and efficient game. And, I really enjoy connecting with the student to break down word problems by translating them into workable math problems, and thus decreasing the student's anxiety and fear.

Algebra 2

Algebra II has a whole host of new concepts including advanced factoring, function transformations, sequences, and series. We learn the relationship between exponential and log functions. I also enjoy connecting with the student to demonstrate how synthetic division, long division, factoring, finding the zeros, graphing a polynomial, and evaluating a polynomial are all related.

Geometry

I really enjoy tutoring logic, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, and two column proofs. I connect with the student to create a logical and efficient two column proof based on deductive reasoning using theorems, postulates, and definitions. We have fun with proofs on popular topics such as parallel lines, congruent triangles, and CPCTC.

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra gives us some very useful skills to add to our skill set. We can now learn three more ways to solve a system of linear equations. Namely, we can use matrix inverses, Cramer's rule, or Gaussian elimination. We can also find the areas of triangles and parallelograms using determinants.

Precalculus

Precalculus is a catchall of topics that need to be in place before going on to calculus. Included among these topics are conic sections, polar coordinates, vectors, matrices, and probability theory. I also enjoy connecting with the student to explore the concept of the limit and how it relates to the slope of a secant line.

Trigonometry

We have fun with topics including the unit circle, SOHCAHTOA, the Law of Sines, and the Law of Cosines. I show the student how to use easy, logical, and intuitive formulas for finding the arc length of a circle and the area of a sector. We derive and work with trig formulas such as the sin and cos of a sum or difference, half angle, and double angle. And, I show the student quick and easy ways to graph all of the six trig functions.

CSUF
Mathematics

Education

CSUF (Mathematics)

Thank You Madeleine — Thanks for helping G make sense of Pre-Calc this year! We appreciate everything you did. Have a great summer! ...

— Shelley, Santa Ana, CA on 6/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Travel policy

Madeleine will travel within 10 miles of Santa Ana, CA 92706.