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Charlene H.

Colorado Springs, CO

$30/hour

Pre-algebra to Calculus III and Everything In-Between Math Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/30/15
4.9 average from 38 ratings
Great tutor with lots of flexibility!
— Karen, Annandale, VA on 11/21/16

$30/Hour


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George Mason University
Mathematics

Education

George Mason University (Mathematics)

About Charlene

Hello, potential students and parents!

I have a B.S. in Psychology with several years' experience working with children of all ages in a caretaker setting. Although the work was rewarding, my heart was not in it. I decided to go back to school to pursue a career in a STEM field; I fell in love with math while reviewing concepts for a math placement test. I enrolled for a semester at George Mason University working towards a bachelor's in mathematics but am currently taking a sabbatical for a year from school. I received an A.S. in Mathematics (to make the process easier) with a GPA of 3.902 (all A's in math and science courses) from Northern Virginia Community College in December 2015.

I am still on a path of learning math and have about two years' experience with tutoring; this is why I am charging a much lower hourly rate. I am passionate about everything to do with math including the history, the proofs, the myriad applications, and the constant challenge. The best thing about tutoring is that moment when a student finally understands a concept they just couldn't tackle on their own. I not only will facilitate the problem-solving process of homework but review and if necessary introduce the concepts and reasoning behind formulas and applications.

Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have about my background, experience, or knowledge. PLEASE NOTE, I do not travel more than 5 miles from my location. If you live between 5 to 10 miles from the zip code 80909, and you are not willing to come to me or try online tutoring, I will charge an extra $10 per hour.

*Rates:

-$25 per hour for online sessions.

-$30 per hour for sessions held at the Barnes and Noble's Starbucks at the Citadel.

-$40 per hour for sessions held at student's home or other chosen location.

-$50 per hour for sessions held more than 5 miles and less than 10 miles from my location.

**Cancellation Policy:

If I am given more than 6 hours notice before the scheduled session begins, I allow two additional reschedules. The third cancellation or rescheduling, I will charge half the rate of the missed session.

I allow one cancellation with less than 6 hours notice with no consequences. If it happens more than once, I will charge half of the missed session.

If there is no notice of cancellation for a scheduled session and the student fails to show, I will charge the full rate for the missed session.
Hello, potential students and parents!

I have a B.S. in Psychology with several years' experience working with children of all ages in a caretaker setting. Although the work was rewarding, my heart was not in it. I decided to go back to school to pursue a career in a STEM field; I fell in love with math while reviewing concepts for a
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

$25/hour for online sessions. $30/hour for sessions at held at Barnes and Noble's Starbucks at Citadel Mall. $40/hour if session is held in student's home or other location.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor with lots of flexibility!"

- Karen, Annandale, VA on 11/21/16

"Very prompt"

- Tammie, Fairfax, VA on 11/9/16

"Great tutor"

- Traveris, Herndon, VA on 8/2/16

"Calm and businesslike"

- Cynthia, Washington, DC on 2/8/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Trigonometry
Science:
Psychology,
Sociology

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

Algebra is necessary for all subsequent courses in math. I have used it extensively in every math class I have taken after Algebra 1. In high school, it was the only class I received a final grade of over 100%. I love tutoring this class because I find it is so important not only for required math classes in college but for everyday life.

Algebra 2

It is crucial that your foundation in Algebra 2 is solid if you want to be successful in classes like Pre-Calculus and Calculus. I had to review all concepts included in Algebra 2 before returning to school for my math degree and partly owe that time to my success in Calculus. In my experience, too much focus is put on tricks rather than really learning the meaning behind formulas and concepts. Those explanations are what I really like to share with students.

Calculus

Calculus I: I received a 100% on 2 out of 4 exams and a final grade of an 'A'. Limits, derivatives, and integrals are the main topics covered and I make it a priority that they are understood sequentially and thoroughly.

Calculus II: Probably the most difficult lower-level math class in my opinion and a majority of students. This class requires perseverance and hard work. For tutoring, I cover difficult material such as power series and emphasize performing practice problems constantly. I received a final grade of an 'A'.

Calculus III: The class I took was an honors level. This involved a different grading rubric for exams and several projects on Latex. I received almost a 97% on the final exam and a final grade of an 'A'.

Precalculus

When I started this class, there were 32 students; when I took the final, there were 8 students. Although the material may be easier to conceptualize than Calculus I, there is a lot more covered in one semester. I think this unexpected workload along with a lack of preparation may have overwhelmed students. My goal with tutoring is first assessing Algebra 2 skills to see if anything needs reviewing then tackling time-management and explaining new concepts. I emphasize the importance of getting a solid foundation in this class for success in Calculus.

Psychology

I have a B.S. in Psychology from George Mason University. I took the following courses: Psychology of Intimate Relationships, Death, Dying, and Grieving, Psychological Factors in Aging, Criminal Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Statistics in Psychology, Social Psychology, and Developmental Psychology with a grade of a 'B' or above.

Sociology

I took Sociology in high school and college; both with a final grade of an 'A'. I really enjoyed the class, more than most of the other classes I have taken. I have a B.S. in Psychology and understand that while psychology is the study of the individual, sociology is the study of communities. I feel confident that I could help a student retain important terms and get excited about the concepts and stories sociology has to tell.

Trigonometry

Naturally, trigonometry is a huge part of Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. Since trigonometry mainly deals with right triangles, I focus on basic understanding of analytical geometry and then if necessary derive trigonometric functions through use of the unit circle. I think it is important to see and understand derivations in order to remember them.

George Mason University
Mathematics

Education

George Mason University (Mathematics)

Great tutor with lots of flexibility!

Charlene is a great tutor! She is patient and a good listener. She takes the necessary time to understand what a teacher is looking for from a student. We had a face-to-face session today and look forward to working with her more in online sessions.

— Karen, Annandale, VA on 11/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

$25/hour for online sessions. $30/hour for sessions at held at Barnes and Noble's Starbucks at Citadel Mall. $40/hour if session is held in student's home or other location.

Travel policy

Charlene will travel within 10 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80909.