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Sergio A.

Louisville, CO

$50/hour

Math, Spanish, French

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 113 ratings
Versatile, knowledgeable & fun
— Kat, Broomfield, CO on 5/2/16

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University of Colorado
Math B.A.
Secondary Math Education Teaching Certification
Other
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Other

Education

University of Colorado (Math B.A.)

Secondary Math Education Teaching Certification (Other)

B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Other)

About Sergio

Finally putting my job aside to pursue my passion, I left engineering and completed both a Math degree (Dean's list) and a secondary math teaching license in 2013. I tutored my way through school and students, at a minimum, raised one letter grade. Most importantly they gained an appreciation of learning how to think, as I guide them through a process of understanding. Having taught in various middle and high school classrooms for the last four years, I understand what a teacher requires, what is important in a lesson and what will most likely be tested.

I am fortunate to have gained industry experience to provide multiple representations students use to make sense of it all and answer the question, "why do I need this??" I am also qualified to teach Spanish and French in Colorado schools. A broad view has helped to connect to my students through multiple representations. I incorporate my experience in industry, language and world travels to make the lessons fun and the concepts easy to grasp.
Finally putting my job aside to pursue my passion, I left engineering and completed both a Math degree (Dean's list) and a secondary math teaching license in 2013. I tutored my way through school and students, at a minimum, raised one letter grade. Most importantly they gained an appreciation of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Louisville, CO 80027
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Versatile, knowledgeable & fun"

- Kat, Broomfield, CO on 5/2/16

"Very patient and made a world of a difference for my son!"

- Kathryn, Louisville, CO on 4/8/16

"Content expert and patient teacher"

- Leslie, Louisville, CO on 1/12/16

"Excellent; Sergio cares about detail and is just great to work with."

- Nina, Westminster, CO on 8/7/15

"Great tutor!"

- Linda, Broomfield, CO on 5/14/15

"Great tutor!"

- Angelique, Louisville, CO on 3/4/15

"Great tutor!"

- Thomas, Louisville, CO on 1/8/13

"Patient, creative tutor!"

- Randy, Louisville, CO on 1/4/13

"Lifesaver for us!"

- Peggy, Louisville, CO on 12/23/12

"Responsive and easy to understand"

- Janet, Boulder, CO on 5/12/12

"Great Start!"

- Robin, Boulder, CO on 2/15/12

"very diverse tutor"

- Jacque, Lafayette, CO on 2/8/12
English:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, LSAT, Praxis,
SAT Math, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Spanish,
TOEFL

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Algebra 1

Having taught Algebra I at the high school level and having taken a graduate level Algebra methods course have helped me build a repertoire of tools that students use to become proficient. Each learning path is unique, but the pyramid of knowledge, from the informal to generalized or abstract concepts, must be built. To this end, I strive to use multiple representations so the student can apply this knowledge.

Algebra 2

I have a Math degree from the University of Colorado and I have also taken a graduate level course in teaching methods for Algebra from the University of Colorado, which has helped to build a repertoire of tools that students can access to become proficient in the subject. As each student's learning is unique, it is vital for teachers to understand the pyramid of knowledge from the informal to generalized or abstract concepts, and be able to apply this knowledge using multiple representations.

Calculus

If not here, where else am I to brag about receiving the top grade in my class at CU Boulder? A fundamental knowledge base in my career as an engineer, Calculus finally puts together useful math on a vast number of professions. I realized the gaps in math education and obtained a BA in Math to complement my secondary math teaching license. After some years of tutoring, Calc has become my favorite subject!

ESL/ESOL

I ran a company called English in Boulder, and I taught English to students from Colombia. As a Secondary Math teacher I also studied the SIOP model for ELL.

Geometry

I have taught Geometry at a local High School, which has helped me to understand student's challenges with the subject.

Mechanical Engineering

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Praxis

I have taken the Praxis as a prerequisite to becoming highly qualified to teach math in Colorado. I have HQ status since 2010.

Prealgebra

Having taught 7th and 8th grade math using Common Core standards (Thunder Ridge Middle School, Centennial) revealed the knowledge gap most students experience. I have learned multiple models to explain concepts that accommodate various learning styles.

Precalculus

I tutored PreCalc in the Ozone program at Boulder High and have continued doing so for the last five years. It is a subject that spans the entire spectrum of Math in High School, and it has been a real treat to help students understand the big picture.

Spanish

I started giving Spanish lessons during my lunch hour at work, while I was at Seagate. People loved it and so did I. Teaching caught my attention and I obtained a secondary teaching license with an endorsement in Spanish and French. I can use my own material or the schools to achieve understanding of the structure of the language. After that is just a matter of adding vocabulary!

Statistics

I am well versed in using Excel for the business school Core Stats class. As a math major, I have taken Stats through the math dept at CU and a graduate methods Stats class from the Math Education curriculum. I have also tutored it for a year at a high school and given private lessons for the last two years.

Trigonometry

Having taught Trig/Pre Calc as a student-teacher in a local high school helped my understanding of what and why students struggle with this subject. Going more in depth during my math degree has helped me better explain the concepts.

University of Colorado
Math B.A.
Secondary Math Education Teaching Certification
Other
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Other

Education

University of Colorado (Math B.A.)

Secondary Math Education Teaching Certification (Other)

B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Other)

Versatile, knowledgeable & fun — Our family is so thankful to have found Sergio. He is well versed in so many disciplines and a pretty cool guy to boot. Our 15 year old son needed assistance in Spanish as well as complex mathematics. Sergio continues to handle both with ease and patience. Highly recommend! ...

— Kat, Broomfield, CO on 5/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sergio will travel within 20 miles of Louisville, CO 80027.