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“**Easy to reach, easy to learn from**”

I have been involved in tutoring and teaching ages from Pre-K to adult education in math and basic science since 1998. I have enjoyed helping children of all ages see how math and science can be fun and easy to learn.

I taught for several years in a program called "Little Scientists," engaging Pre-K through Second Graders in basic

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We have had one session and it was relaxed and positive. We will continue to use Chris. He has a reassuring and calm manner, and makes it easy to understand the material by customizing it for my son.

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Elementary math is the foundation for all future mathematics. It is the building blocks upon which Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus are built. Proper application of basic mathematics combined with simple shorthand for basic skills and memorization of elementary equations and processes will allow a student to easily grasp more complicated concepts in math, as well as manipulate more complex equations faster without relying on calculators for everything.

This is one of my specialties. Linear algebra is one of the simplest subjects to advance to once the basics of math are mastered.

While I always stress memorization of the basics, at this level I do allow my students to employ "shorthand" to remember certain equations or extrapolate more complex equations needed for tests.

As with all basic math, memorization is key, as is practice. Both play a part in my students' assignments, as well as learning to read the "language" of math to begin to understand how to interpret word problems and break down complicated equations.

In this way, my students are able to grasp the basic graphing equations and use that foundation to advance to more advanced graphing.

My guide to public speaking first revolves around four basics: Posture, Projection, Prose and Polish. Posture helps with breathing, stamina, confidence and how the audience views you. Projection of your voice helps capture attention and keep the audience interested in your words. The words you use (and the lack of filler words such as "um," "well" etc) allow for humor and brevity, avoiding losing your audience's attention. Finally, polishing through practice and revision helps ensure that your speech is to the point, does not drag in parts, and is a success.

To a slightly lesser extent I also go into the psychological aspects of public speaking such as 'stage fright' and other ideas that can derail a good speech.

I try to stress memorization not of the entire material, but of the absolute basics. If one can reproduce the building blocks that more complex math is built on, he or she can then easily extrapolate the more complex equations come test time.

I also believe in careful reading and stress time management. I've had to hand back too many bad grades that came not from a lack of understanding of the material, but missing minor mistakes (putting a minus sign instead of a plus etc).

SAT preparation is a good mixture of these two processes, teaching a student to have a good confidence level of the material, and the time management to make sure they are correctly doing the work.

Aside from being able to tutor in several different subjects, I have also helped students learn how to learn. Practice skills, careful reading, note taking and mnemonic devices are all skills that I believe any student can learn. Finding what environment works for the student is critical, as well as discipline.

Habits I try to stress include:

- Note taking (and rereading)

- Critical Reading (information extraction)

- Test preparation skills

- Basic skills grounding (i.e. multiplication tables, basic grammar to bolster more advanced learning etc)

- Test taking skills

- Time management

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