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Donald M.

Seal Beach, CA

$25/hr

Don M. Middle School Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Elementary All Areas

In-person lessons
Replies in 12 hours
Background check passed as of 7/30/14
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Concordia College
Education
Bowie State
Master's

Education

Concordia College (Education)

Bowie State (Master's)

About Donald

I have been teaching middle school prealgebra and algebra in one of the best private schools in the Los Angeles area. I have worked well with many types of students, those who are struggling with math from whom I frequently hear "for the first time in my life I get it" and those students who love challenges, as my students have gotten into the best high schools in the area (Loyola, Harvard-Westlake, Notre Dame, Campbell Hall). They have gotten into honors classes in those schools. I have developed great relationships with parents and students and love teaching.

I specialize in middle school prealgebra and algebra, but also have many years of experience preparing students for the HSPT and ISEE High School Entrance Exams. I have also taught middle school life, Earth, and physical science and am qualified to tutor students in those areas. I have taught all elementary subjects and realize the foundation for math and all subject areas begins in those grades, and it is fundamental that students know the basics before they enter middle school.

I desire to challenge the students I tutor to believe in themselves and in their abilities to learn. I also know that when students build confidence in themselves in academic areas, it often produces results in other areas of the students life.

I work with students within a 10 mile radius of Seal Beach, and up to 20 miles under certain conditions. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to succeed.
I have been teaching middle school prealgebra and algebra in one of the best private schools in the Los Angeles area. I have worked well with many types of students, those who are struggling with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seal Beach, CA 90740
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Probability
English:
Bible Studies, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
Biology, Botany, Geology, Physical Science
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
COOP/HSPT,
ISEE
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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COOP/HSPT

I have taught at a private school for 25 years. When the students leave that school they go to many private high schools in the area. In order to get into those schools they are required to take the HSPT, ISEE or the COOP test. I have tutored middle school students on those tests for 20 years, and they have gotten into the best private schools in the area.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught grade 4 for 13 years, and I have taught grades 5-6 for 5 years. In addition to that I have taught Middle School for 20 years so I know what students need to know when they leave Elementary school. In addition to that I have also tutored elementary students for 25 years.

ISEE

I have taught at a private school for 25 years. When the students leave that school they go to private high schools in the area. Many of those schools require students to take the ISEE test. I have tutored students on that test for 20 years and many of those students have gotten into the best private high schools in the area.

Concordia College
Education
Bowie State
Master's

Education

Concordia College (Education)

Bowie State (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Donald will travel within 20 miles of Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Background Check Status for Donald M.

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