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Sarah H.

Ocala, FL

$60/hour

Mathematics Tutor-Translator-Instructor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/18/14
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Calm, patient, and knowledgeable
— Weldon, Ocala, FL on 11/10/14

$60/Hour


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Florida Technological University
BS in Mathematics

Education

Florida Technological University (BS in Mathematics)

About Sarah

Ever wondered why mathematics isn't taught in the foreign language department in schools? I did! I went so far as to tell one of my own math instructors that math was like a foreign language because it sure wasn't being taught to me in any English that I could understand! It was on that very day, as a teenager in math class, that I decided that I wanted to become a math instructor one day. Even more than that, I wanted to become an instructor who could translate the gobbledy-gook in the textbook into a language that my students could understand. In my heart of hearts, I firmly believe that anyone can do mathematics, if they understand the instructions. It is my job, as an educator, to explain the lesson in a way that my students will understand, in their own language so to speak.

I have been a mathematics instructor here in Marion County for the last 31 years, teaching at the high school, college, and middle school levels. After that many years in the classroom, I still can't get enough math! Tutoring allows me the chance to work one on one with students wanting math help. It excites me to see the progress students make.

Tutoring is scheduled for 1-2 hour sessions during the evening hours Monday through Thursday, or during the days, sometimes, on weekends. I choose to tutor in an office established in my home, for two reasons. (1) I have found that students struggle to stay focused when they work at their own home, being distracted by their phones, TVs, conversations of their parents/siblings, etc., and (2) I have limited depth perception, so night driving is a challenge for me. Parents may drop off students at the house or they may stay and visit with my husband and our three cats during the session.

In closing, let me make one request of you. Please don't let your yesterdays use up your today!

Let me help!

Together, we can turn your past math struggles/trials into today's math success, and also into math triumphs throughout your future!!
Ever wondered why mathematics isn't taught in the foreign language department in schools? I did! I went so far as to tell one of my own math instructors that math was like a foreign language because it sure wasn't being taught to me in any English that I could understand! It was on that very day, as a teenager in math class, that I decided that I Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Ocala, FL 34472
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Calm, patient, and knowledgeable"

- Weldon, Ocala, FL on 11/10/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, PSAT, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

Out of my 31+ years teaching mathematics in Marion County, 19 years have been at the high school level. My specialties are Algebra 2, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus.

Geometry

I have been a math teacher for 31+ years, teaching everything from remedial math to College Algebra. I tutored predominantly Geometry for all those years. I pride myself on being able to explain math material for students addressing their brain dominance, in ways that they can understand.

Precalculus

I have spent the last six years teaching Precalculus. My college degree is in pure Mathematics, and I have been an upper-level high school math instructor for the last 31+ years. I also have spent 10 years as a college adjunct math instructor.

Florida Technological University
BS in Mathematics

Education

Florida Technological University (BS in Mathematics)

Calm, patient, and knowledgeable

We are so pleased with our son's geometry tutor, Sarah H. She is warm and welcoming and is developing a great rapport with our 14-year-old. She knows the Marion County school system really well and is offering great guidance. Her years of experience really show. She is calm, patient, and very knowledgeable. She is also positive and funny. She tutors from a home office, and it's very comfortable wh

— Weldon, Ocala, FL on 11/10/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sarah will travel within 10 miles of Ocala, FL 34472.