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“**Great clarity and communication!**”

There is no one way to learn. Rote memorization is at one end of the spectrum and instantaneous complete understanding and insight of the topic is at the other end. There is a lot in between. People do not learn everything the same way - their own ability to learn changes from moment to moment and subject to subject.

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Ted is a great tutor! He was patient, thorough and explained complicated concepts very clearly, even using visuals and diagrams. He made a difficult subject very easy to understand.

My goodness, where to begin. My daughter, normally a good student, was struggling in pre-calculus. Her confidence and attitude were rapidly deteriorating. She agreed for me to hire a tutor and of all the tutors I read about, and finally spoke to, Ted was by far the most impressive. From the moment he walked into our home, his caring manner won over my daughter. He was patience, and extremely knowledgeable. He methodically walked through the math with her, made her feel comfortable, and even laugh. I often heard her say "oh, I get it!" That hasn't been uttered about pre-calc before. Our next lesson is this Sunday and my daughter cannot wait for it. Oh...and I'm a good judge of excellent teachers since my wife is a teacher...and I'm a retired school principal. Ted is the best!

Great tutor, Ted is very knowledgeable, patient and explains math in a way that my 13 year old understands, very positive experience, highly recommended .

I am very impressed with Ted. The time we spent together was quite productive and I am looking forward to our next session. Thanks!

Mr. Theodore is very knowledgeable with pre-calculus. He is very patient in explaining the lesson to my daughter. He is also quick to respond when I call or email him. I am glad to have Theodore as a tutor and I will recommend him to others.

Ted has been tutoring my daughter in high school precalculus for eight months. He is a very patient tutor and always on time. He has helped my daughter maintain a good understanding of her school work.

My son had his first tutoring session with Ted. He was on time, polite, professional and he prepared my son for an up coming pre-cal test. My son is looking forward to his next session with Ted! I would recommend Ted to anyone.

Mr. Theodore S after one session helped my daughter understand the practicality of geometry. He was not only patient but very clear and made learning geometry fun. His wealth of knowledge will benefit anyone needing help understanding geometry.

He tutors my two troublesome daughters. Surprisingly there has been a change in their grades. He surprisingly has the patience to deal with these two. they went from getting F's on their test to getting B's. This is the third tutor I've gotten for these girls and finally I've found the one.

Great ability to transfer infomation and help understand the concepts of Geometry.

Highly recommend to anyone struggling with that subject.

My daughter feels confident and finally feels she gets her work at school.

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Algebra 1,
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A solid foundation in this subject can be critical to how a student feels about high school math (and math, in general). Not fully undestanding a certain topic can lead to future frustration as the school year progresses. That frustration can turn into a loss of confidence toward math. Simplifying expressions, binomials, powers, factoring, linear equations, and graphing don't have to be difficult topics but if a student misses a key idea on a certain class day, it can quickly snowball. Many times, all it takes to get back on track is some focused review work.

The second year of high school algebra introduces new concepts: logarithmic functions, exponential functions, series, sequences, conic sections (and learning how to sketch graphs of these curves). Sometimes the teacher and course move a little too fast for a student. A little help might be all it takes for the topics to make sense again.

Derivatives, integrals, limits, and infinite series. It can be mind boggling at first, but once that nut is cracked, this area of mathematics becomes an amazing gateway to understanding so much in the sciences. You game?

I have a background as an actuary and MBA training. Therefore, I have experience with many of the areas of discrete math typically encountered in introductory college coursework: set theory, combinatorics, probability theory, matrices and operations research.

I taught high school plane geometry and still look for new and interesting ways to use the material on a daily basis. Angles, figures, lines, area, similarity can be found everywhere and knowing how to work with them can be fun and exciting.

Sequences, series, limits, vectors, polar coordinates - these are many of the topics taught in pre-calculus that become the later foundation of calculus. The transition into calculus can be made so much easier if each topic in pre-calculus is mastered.

What are the chances that at least two people in your probability class have the same birth date? Let's work together and find out. I am an actuary and work with probabilities on a daily basis. The topic may seem hard but in many ways it is just using your common sense in a new and different manner.

Trigonometry studies the relationships between the sides and angles of a triangle. There is a lot more to it than just learning how to use the cos, sin, and tan buttons on your calculator. It is a rich subject and is used in many different areas of mathematics.

As noted in Wikipedia: "Fields that use trigonometry or trigonometric functions include astronomy (especially for locating apparent positions of celestial objects, in which spherical trigonometry is essential) and hence navigation (on the oceans, in aircraft, and in space), music theory, acoustics, optics, analysis of financial markets, electronics, probability theory, statistics, biology, medical imaging (CAT scans and ultrasound), pharmacy, chemistry, number theory (and hence cryptology), seismology, meteorology, oceanography, many physical sciences, land surveying and geodesy, architecture, phonetics, economics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer graphics, cartography, crystallography and game development."

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