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Joel R.

Effective and Creative tutoring

Effective and Creative tutoring

$15/hour

  • 3 hours tutoring

  • Castle Rock, CO 80104

About Joel


Bio

The class setting, while clearly the most efficient way to teach multiple students at once, is unfortunately not the most effective way. One method of teaching the material is often used, but as we have learned over the years, every student learns and understands differently.

Tutoring is personal. The tutor is able to identify how a particular student learns and uses it to help the student understand what they are learning. This is especially true in subjects that require the student to...

The class setting, while clearly the most efficient way to teach multiple students at once, is unfortunately not the most effective way. One method of teaching the material is often used, but as we have learned over the years, every student learns and understands differently.

Tutoring is personal. The tutor is able to identify how a particular student learns and uses it to help the student understand what they are learning. This is especially true in subjects that require the student to apply learned skills to solve problems. Over the years I have found that most students jump from one subject to another learning only methods to solve problems particular to that subject and fail to make solid connections between them. This is not their fault. When you only have a certain amount of time to teach or prepare students for exams, the teachers focus is often strictly on the applicable subject matter and not bridging the previous subject to the current one.

My method of tutoring focuses on helping the student learn how to understand the material. This, in my opinion, is where most students struggles are often found. Because they do not understand the basic foundation of a particular subject, how can we hope they will understand any material that is built on top of it? They must be taught how to learn. How to use their own intuitions to formulate connections between subjects because it will be unavailable to them during normal schooling.

My degree is in Software Engineering from Louisiana State University, so my focus is on building critical thinking skills in mathematics. Nothing has made me appreciate the importance of understanding mathematics than having to write programs that rely on it.
I have tutored fellow students, children, and adults on all subjects throughout my life, and I worked for the Mathnasium, which is an after school math help center. My greatest joy is when the student not only improves their grades, but sees math as an enjoyable subject and wants to further study it.

I will never move forward until I am confident the student understands a particular math subject. Even if we have to go back to earlier subjects, I will do whatever it takes to have the student understand the material enough that they can even tutor me.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime.


Education

Louisiana State University
Software Engineering

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $27 for in-person / $15 for online
  • Rate details: Rate will vary based on subject, goals, and location.
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Castle Rock, CO 80104
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/1/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I have a degree in Accounting and Software Engineering. I spent the past 3 years as the General Manager of a high-end restaurant. My job included everything from sales, bookkeeping, scheduling employees, payroll, event coordinator, cost control, hiring and firing. I now own my own business.
Financial Accounting, GMAT, GRE, Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting, Microeconomics

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have a degree in Accounting and Software Engineering. I spent the past 3 years as the General Manager of a high-end restaurant. My job included everything from sales, bookkeeping, scheduling employees, payroll, event coordinator, cost control, hiring and firing. I now own my own business.
GMAT, Grammar, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I tutored at a Mathnasium which focused on elementary math, but using a different approach.
Grammar

English

ACT English, English, Grammar

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a software Engineer graduate. I tutored with LSU university for many years, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a Software Engineering graduate that has tutored this subject for many years. I had to understand this material in order to continue my degree program track.
Calculus,

Calculus

Tutored many students over a few years in Calculus. Made an A in all calculus courses and understand the material enough to use different approaches to help others understand calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored with Mathnasium and have personally tutored geometry for 10+ years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Software engineering graduate. Tutored with Mathnasium throughout school and after. Most of my students were in pre-algebra so I have plenty of experience with tutoring in every area of the subject.
English, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Precalculus, Statistics

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have high scores in ACT Math and was a part-time instructor with Kaplan.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a software Engineer graduate. I tutored with LSU university for many years, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a Software Engineering graduate that has tutored this subject for many years. I had to understand this material in order to continue my degree program track.
Calculus,

Calculus

Tutored many students over a few years in Calculus. Made an A in all calculus courses and understand the material enough to use different approaches to help others understand calculus.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

This branch of math, along with linear algebra, I used the most in my software engineering classes. And like Linear Algebra, it comes well after I have already had to learn most of it on my own before taking the actual class. However, I did make an A in the class, and I did help other students who were struggling with this subject.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored with Mathnasium and have personally tutored geometry for 10+ years.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Every software engineering class I took in college the programming assignments usually included parts where I had to apply linear algebra. This was before I took the actual class, which for some reason comes after calculus 3. I made a B in the class itself, but this branch of mathematics used the most throughout my software engineering classes. It is extremely important for my degree.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Software engineering graduate. Tutored with Mathnasium throughout school and after. Most of my students were in pre-algebra so I have plenty of experience with tutoring in every area of the subject.
Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a software Engineer graduate. I tutored with LSU university for many years, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a Software Engineering graduate that has tutored this subject for many years. I had to understand this material in order to continue my degree program track.
Calculus,

Calculus

Tutored many students over a few years in Calculus. Made an A in all calculus courses and understand the material enough to use different approaches to help others understand calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored with Mathnasium and have personally tutored geometry for 10+ years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Software engineering graduate. Tutored with Mathnasium throughout school and after. Most of my students were in pre-algebra so I have plenty of experience with tutoring in every area of the subject.
English, Precalculus, Statistics

Other

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a software Engineer graduate. I tutored with LSU university for many years, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I'm a Software Engineering graduate that has tutored this subject for many years. I had to understand this material in order to continue my degree program track.
Calculus,

Calculus

Tutored many students over a few years in Calculus. Made an A in all calculus courses and understand the material enough to use different approaches to help others understand calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored with Mathnasium and have personally tutored geometry for 10+ years.
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have high scores in ACT Math and was a part-time instructor with Kaplan.
ACT English, GMAT, GRE

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Joel R.

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