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University of Bath (UK) (Engineering)
MCC (Florida) (Graduate Coursework)
I am a high school math and science teacher, with experience teaching Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and post-Algebra 2 math classes. I have also taught Integrated Science, Biology honors, physics honors, and AICE Physics .
I have a degree in Mechanical Enginering, and I have spent the last 20 years working in the automotive industry. I found that I really enjoyed teaching, and I received my Florida teaching certificate for Math and Physics in 2009.
Because of my life experiences, I have expertise in many other areas, and I can link the school work to real life applications.
I understand that students have different ways of learning and not all teachers and students can make the connection that results in a great experience for both of them.
The "aha!" moment that comes when a student finally registers understanding is an occasion to be celebrated!
As an engineer I gained extensive experience using Microsoft Excel and Word, including lookup tables, graphing, what-ifs, financial models, and pretty much anything else that can be done with Excel.
Please contact me if I can be of assistance either with office products, or with high school mathematics or science.
Thank you. I am a high school math and science teacher, with experience teaching Algebra 1, Geometry, … Read more
Alison was very flexible, punctual, thorough and professional. She has a talent for simplifying complex/difficult concepts. She was very focused, stayed on point and offered good study techniques. I highly recommend her for anyone taking a physics class.
I'm in a physics class and called upon Alison for some help. She is great! She helps me better understand it.
Alison is an excellent tutor with a great deal of knowledge and experience. We are very fortunate to have her as a tutor!
We found Alison to be a very good tutor. She was very patient with student Explained things in a way that helped simplify topics not originally understood. She was able to see weakness and point them out. Was always easy to reach. Very punctual and professional. My daughter enjoyed her time with her especially since it was a subject she is not comfortable with! She was a very big help on homework and project assistance. Was every encouraging to her. Would recommend her to anyone needing help!! Thank you Alison!
I am very pleased with the tutoring I got from Allison. I would recommend her to others. She is very easy to to learn from. With her help I passed my physics class!
Alison was extremely helpful. She prepared a lesson specific to the questions I had, and provided a complete explanation to any of the questions that I had. I would recommend Alison to anyone seeking assistance.
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While working as a program manager / business analyst in the automotive industry, I became very competent in Microsoft Excel. This includes data entry and importing, generating tables and charts, lookup tables, complex mathematics models, graphs and summaries of data. I also have experience writing "what-if" statements and macros.
PowerPoint is the "go-to" presentation software. It is easy to teach a student how to put together a polished presentation, but still only use a small percent of the features available. Once the basics are mastered, the student can explore the more challenging options to produce a more creative and personalized presentation.
I am certified to teach physics in grades 6-12. Physics is quite simply "how and why do things work the way they do." Some of the subject matter can be confusing to students, particularly the first time around. I always try to relate the concepts to the reality that is being experienced by the student, and pursuits that are interesting to them.
I am also happy to tutor Algebra based College Physics.
Vocabulary, context clues, test taking strategies, and "educated guesses".
Many students struggle with the reading portion of the SAT because their vocabulary is limited, and they do not know how to use context clues and their own knowledge to narrow down the options and make an decision.
I also tutor SAT math.
Trigonometry starts out with the basics of right triangles, sines, cosines and tangent ratios, and gets progressively more challenging. The students learn a number of tools with which to solve problems, and this can easily turn into a fun problem solving activity, rather than the drudgery of rote learning.