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Tessa S.

Lafayette, CO

$33/hour

Patient, flexible math tutor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 1 ratings

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BA, University of Colorado Boulder
Mathematics

Education

BA, University of Colorado Boulder (Mathematics)

About Tessa

Hi, my name is Tessa and I recently graduated from CU with a Math degree. While in college, I worked as a teaching assistant, a learning assistant (student-focused math help), and a private tutor. Additionally, while in college, I worked 20 hours a week in the mathematics resource center at CU helping students understand their lessons and complete their homework successfully.

Teaching students to solve complex math problems on their own and giving them the confidence to succeed in mathematics is my passion. My philosophy is that everyone has the aptitude to succeed at math. I help students thrive with patient, thorough explanations of math concepts and guidance through challenging problems. I know that math anxiety is difficult to overcome but with my patient and encouraging style my students gain the confidence to work through mathematics problems on their own.

I have a thorough knowledge of a wide breadth of mathematics concepts and I am patient and articulate in explaining what I know. I enjoy helping people overcome anxiety about math and teaching them the intricacies and beauty of our mathematical world.

I try to be flexible around my students' schedules and learning styles. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Hi, my name is Tessa and I recently graduated from CU with a Math degree. While in college, I worked as a teaching assistant, a learning assistant (student-focused math help), and a private tutor. Additionally, while in college, I worked 20 hours a week in the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

My base rate is $35/hour with an additional $4/hour for each additional student. For groups of 5 or more, it is a flat rate of $47/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lafayette, CO 80026
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
History:
European History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is where math really starts to get fun. I love teaching Algebra 1 because it is truly where math becomes useful in the sciences. I think when students begin Algebra 1, they are at a critical point in their math education and this is often where math anxiety sets. My goal is help the student become confident in their abilities while developing the skills to go further in math and science.

Elementary Math

Elementary math is the foundation of all mathematics. As someone who spent all of her time in college studying math, my knowledge of the foundations of math had to be perfect and complete. I fully grasp all elementary mathematics and am able to teach those skills to someone who is just learning math.

Precalculus

While in college, I spent 1 year as a teaching assistant for a pre-calculus course which was a special privilege for an undergraduate student like myself. Normally, teaching assistant positions are awarded only to graduate students but, due to my excellent math grades and demonstration of my pre-calculus knowledge, I was able to work as a teaching assistant. Pre-calculus is one of my favorite areas of basic math and I love to help students fully grasp the building blocks of calculus.

BA, University of Colorado Boulder
Mathematics

Education

BA, University of Colorado Boulder (Mathematics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $33.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

My base rate is $35/hour with an additional $4/hour for each additional student. For groups of 5 or more, it is a flat rate of $47/hour.

Travel policy

Tessa will travel within 10 miles of Lafayette, CO 80026.