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Tracey S.

More than Mathematics and Test Prep...catch a passion for learning!

More than Mathematics and Test Prep...catch a passion for learning!

$60/hour

  • 1,784 hours tutoring

  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

About Tracey


Bio

Two of my lifelong passions are inspiring others to succeed and mathematics. Whatever you or your student's plans are, it is my joy to help you get there! I have 30+ years experience teaching and tutoring all levels of mathematics students from elementary through college including test prep (SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, and college entrance) and those from public, private, and home schools. I tailor my approach to meet the varied needs of each student whether it be learning styles, working with...

Two of my lifelong passions are inspiring others to succeed and mathematics. Whatever you or your student's plans are, it is my joy to help you get there! I have 30+ years experience teaching and tutoring all levels of mathematics students from elementary through college including test prep (SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, and college entrance) and those from public, private, and home schools. I tailor my approach to meet the varied needs of each student whether it be learning styles, working with special needs, or challenging the gifted. From experience I have found that a multi-faceted approach to problem solving and retention works best. As part of each tutoring session I love to include mental math tips and have my 'bag of tricks' (hands-on manipulatives) that I can use with younger children...and sometimes the older ones too!

Some of my students include people who are now successful musicians, dancers, doctors and military personnel called me because they wanted to either 'get past the math' or needed to 'maximize their test taking skills' to get where they wanted to go. I have a B.A. in mathematics (summa cum laude) from Mt. St. Mary College where I earned the mathematics student of the year award, tutored, and taught BASIC programming to teachers through the National Science Foundation. I currently hold a New Jersey Substitute Teacher Certification, as well as a NJ CE Teacher of Mathematics K-12 and have passed the Praxis Exam for K-12 Mathematics. I have also spent 10 years as an executive assistant both in the financial sector as well as for a major international non-profit and am well versed in Microsoft Office suite.

Note: My husband and I homeschooled all four of our own children K-12 and later saw them all graduate from college with honors. Our approach was very hands-on, cultivating a love of learning, and mastery... that is, we fully learned one topic before moving on to the next. We discovered that being successful each step of the way not only builds strong educational foundations, but confident young people ready to take on the world!


Education

Mt. St. Mary College
Mathematics
Wagner Leadership Institute
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/15/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

Ready to take the GRE? I always have my students begin with a practice test! The test itself is set up very differently than most tests they've ever taken. However, it is one of the easiest tests to make great improvements on with targeted practice. In order to approach studying for the GRE effectively, I usually begin with analyzing a student's practice test to first identify each student's specific gaps to work on, as well as to maximize their strengths. I have seen my students make significant progress on their GRE scores by learning how to tackle the test more effectively, learning skills specific to the test (especially in the math portion), and reviewing areas that they have not looked at since high school years!
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is my own preferred tool for organizing emails, calendar, contacts and tasks. I have 10+ years experience as an executive assistant to high level leadership in both the financial sector and large non-profit organizations utilizing outlook to manage international schedules for corporate presidents and vice-presidents. I have also trained other staff in Microsoft Office applications and was often the 'go to' person in the office for questions.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

In elementary school our children face the sometimes daunting task of mastering many subjects, including reading and math, simultaneously in a diverse classroom. Each child brings a unique mix of gifts, gaps, and experience to the task. The methodologies used in schools differs just as widely as does the approaches of the individual teachers who may or may not view math as their strength. Some children just find themselves overwhelmed with the task of mastering basic elementary math. However, I have yet to find a student who one way or another could not learn and truly enjoy the fascinating world of mathematics. My approach is extremely tailored to each student, but as often as possible I use hands on learning and fun tricks of the trade to make math come alive. It is vital to come along side of what is being taught in the classroom and give students, parents and teachers the aid they need.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For many students the change from lower level arithmetic based math to the upper levels of more reasoning based math is a difficult. I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Algebra. It is one of my very favorite subjects to teach because with tutoring, a student's specific learning style can be catered to, and mathematical thinking often becomes enjoyable again!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For many students the change from lower level arithmetic based math to the upper levels of more reasoning based math is a difficult. I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Algebra. Algebra II is very key to scoring well on the SAT, ACT and other college level math courses. Many students I have worked with have even scored well in geometry (spacial intelligence) and then struggled with Algebra II (logic and abstract thinking skills) and wondered why? It is important to understand that very different learning styles are required for each. With tutoring, a student's specific skill set can be maximized and often remarkable progress made!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Geometry and more visual based thinking. I enjoy making the ideas come alive and help my students with applications and hands on thinking. Many students I have worked with have even scored well in freshman Algebra (usually linear and rules based thinking) and then struggled with Geometry (spacial intelligence) and wondered why? It is important to understand that very different learning styles are required for each. With tutoring, a student's specific skill set can be maximized and often remarkable progress made!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra skills have now been incorporated into many of the core curriculum for even the elementary school years. However, from the 5th or 6th grade through about the 8th grade, pre-algebra brings the child from the world of 'arithmetic' and the basics into the formal thinking skills of upper level mathematics. It is the time when any gaps (such as fractions or division) need to be filled. The good news is that this is a fantastic time when given a chance students can hone their skills and really begin to understand the application of math. My approach is to come behind what is being learned in the classroom, and build solid understanding - not just the rules. Hands on manipulatives and examples make learning fun and retention rise. I highly recommend giving your student every chance to build a solid foundation at this level!
Calculus, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Statistics

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The mathematics portion of the ACT exam includes 60 questions to be completed in 60 minutes and is designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired by the end of 11th grade. I have found with my students that they have increased their scores by being prepared for the types of questions asked, understanding the layout of the test, and strenthening their problem solving skills. Typically, I will review a practice exam first to evaluate the student's needs and tailor instruction accordingly.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For many students the change from lower level arithmetic based math to the upper levels of more reasoning based math is a difficult. I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Algebra. It is one of my very favorite subjects to teach because with tutoring, a student's specific learning style can be catered to, and mathematical thinking often becomes enjoyable again!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For many students the change from lower level arithmetic based math to the upper levels of more reasoning based math is a difficult. I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Algebra. Algebra II is very key to scoring well on the SAT, ACT and other college level math courses. Many students I have worked with have even scored well in geometry (spacial intelligence) and then struggled with Algebra II (logic and abstract thinking skills) and wondered why? It is important to understand that very different learning styles are required for each. With tutoring, a student's specific skill set can be maximized and often remarkable progress made!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Geometry and more visual based thinking. I enjoy making the ideas come alive and help my students with applications and hands on thinking. Many students I have worked with have even scored well in freshman Algebra (usually linear and rules based thinking) and then struggled with Geometry (spacial intelligence) and wondered why? It is important to understand that very different learning styles are required for each. With tutoring, a student's specific skill set can be maximized and often remarkable progress made!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra skills have now been incorporated into many of the core curriculum for even the elementary school years. However, from the 5th or 6th grade through about the 8th grade, pre-algebra brings the child from the world of 'arithmetic' and the basics into the formal thinking skills of upper level mathematics. It is the time when any gaps (such as fractions or division) need to be filled. The good news is that this is a fantastic time when given a chance students can hone their skills and really begin to understand the application of math. My approach is to come behind what is being learned in the classroom, and build solid understanding - not just the rules. Hands on manipulatives and examples make learning fun and retention rise. I highly recommend giving your student every chance to build a solid foundation at this level!
Calculus, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For many students the change from lower level arithmetic based math to the upper levels of more reasoning based math is a difficult. I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Algebra. It is one of my very favorite subjects to teach because with tutoring, a student's specific learning style can be catered to, and mathematical thinking often becomes enjoyable again!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For many students the change from lower level arithmetic based math to the upper levels of more reasoning based math is a difficult. I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Algebra. Algebra II is very key to scoring well on the SAT, ACT and other college level math courses. Many students I have worked with have even scored well in geometry (spacial intelligence) and then struggled with Algebra II (logic and abstract thinking skills) and wondered why? It is important to understand that very different learning styles are required for each. With tutoring, a student's specific skill set can be maximized and often remarkable progress made!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Geometry and more visual based thinking. I enjoy making the ideas come alive and help my students with applications and hands on thinking. Many students I have worked with have even scored well in freshman Algebra (usually linear and rules based thinking) and then struggled with Geometry (spacial intelligence) and wondered why? It is important to understand that very different learning styles are required for each. With tutoring, a student's specific skill set can be maximized and often remarkable progress made!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra skills have now been incorporated into many of the core curriculum for even the elementary school years. However, from the 5th or 6th grade through about the 8th grade, pre-algebra brings the child from the world of 'arithmetic' and the basics into the formal thinking skills of upper level mathematics. It is the time when any gaps (such as fractions or division) need to be filled. The good news is that this is a fantastic time when given a chance students can hone their skills and really begin to understand the application of math. My approach is to come behind what is being learned in the classroom, and build solid understanding - not just the rules. Hands on manipulatives and examples make learning fun and retention rise. I highly recommend giving your student every chance to build a solid foundation at this level!
Calculus, Precalculus, Statistics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For many students the change from lower level arithmetic based math to the upper levels of more reasoning based math is a difficult. I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Algebra. It is one of my very favorite subjects to teach because with tutoring, a student's specific learning style can be catered to, and mathematical thinking often becomes enjoyable again!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For many students the change from lower level arithmetic based math to the upper levels of more reasoning based math is a difficult. I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Algebra. Algebra II is very key to scoring well on the SAT, ACT and other college level math courses. Many students I have worked with have even scored well in geometry (spacial intelligence) and then struggled with Algebra II (logic and abstract thinking skills) and wondered why? It is important to understand that very different learning styles are required for each. With tutoring, a student's specific skill set can be maximized and often remarkable progress made!
GED,

GED

While only comprising a portion of the test, the mathematics section of the GED exam can be the most daunting to many test takers. However, the skills needed to pass do not go beyond average high school level mathematics, and can be mastered by most with a bit of intentional review and practice. I have found that teaching students to understand and recognize the wording and types of questions asked on tests, as well as tricks and strategies for tackling them, quickly gives test takers the advantage they need to succeed. Students will need to demonstrate understanding of mathematical concepts as well as the ability to apply problem solving skills to real life examples. Topics covered in tutoring sessions can be tailored to the student's specific needs and include any or all of those found on the test: Numbers & Operations, Geometry & Measurement, Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics, Algebra, Functions and Patterns. Use of a Casio fx260 calculator is provided for the first portion of the test, while no calculator is allowed for the second portion, therefore both methods of problem solving can be covered in tutoring sessions.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have seen many students make remarkable progress once they learned the skills needed to 'understand' how to master Geometry and more visual based thinking. I enjoy making the ideas come alive and help my students with applications and hands on thinking. Many students I have worked with have even scored well in freshman Algebra (usually linear and rules based thinking) and then struggled with Geometry (spacial intelligence) and wondered why? It is important to understand that very different learning styles are required for each. With tutoring, a student's specific skill set can be maximized and often remarkable progress made!
Calculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The mathematics portion of the ACT exam includes 60 questions to be completed in 60 minutes and is designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired by the end of 11th grade. I have found with my students that they have increased their scores by being prepared for the types of questions asked, understanding the layout of the test, and strenthening their problem solving skills. Typically, I will review a practice exam first to evaluate the student's needs and tailor instruction accordingly.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

It is my honor and my joy to prepare young men and women for the military. My own son is currently serving in the United States Air Force in security forces and is an Academy grad, and many of my family and friends are either serving or are veterans as well. I have helped many wonderful candidates pass the ASVAB and improve their scores in order to qualify for their preferred career paths. It is usually the mathematics that trips most students up, especially since calculators are not allowed on the test. However, with practice it is totally possible to do well. The test is very predictable as far as content, and so my approach is to maximize each student's strengths and to provide support specific to their weaknesses. If you are considering the honorable career of service to our military, please don't let the ASVAB stop you! I will gladly offer a 10% discount to ASVAB students upon request.
GED,

GED

While only comprising a portion of the test, the mathematics section of the GED exam can be the most daunting to many test takers. However, the skills needed to pass do not go beyond average high school level mathematics, and can be mastered by most with a bit of intentional review and practice. I have found that teaching students to understand and recognize the wording and types of questions asked on tests, as well as tricks and strategies for tackling them, quickly gives test takers the advantage they need to succeed. Students will need to demonstrate understanding of mathematical concepts as well as the ability to apply problem solving skills to real life examples. Topics covered in tutoring sessions can be tailored to the student's specific needs and include any or all of those found on the test: Numbers & Operations, Geometry & Measurement, Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics, Algebra, Functions and Patterns. Use of a Casio fx260 calculator is provided for the first portion of the test, while no calculator is allowed for the second portion, therefore both methods of problem solving can be covered in tutoring sessions.
GRE,

GRE

Ready to take the GRE? I always have my students begin with a practice test! The test itself is set up very differently than most tests they've ever taken. However, it is one of the easiest tests to make great improvements on with targeted practice. In order to approach studying for the GRE effectively, I usually begin with analyzing a student's practice test to first identify each student's specific gaps to work on, as well as to maximize their strengths. I have seen my students make significant progress on their GRE scores by learning how to tackle the test more effectively, learning skills specific to the test (especially in the math portion), and reviewing areas that they have not looked at since high school years!
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

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Knowledgeable and very patient tutor.

Tracey knew exactly what I needed to work on and practice. We did a lot of Math problems and I feel more confident on my Math skills. I hope to continue in taking more lessons to be able to pass my ASVAB test.

Francia, 1 lesson with Tracey

Excellent and Knowledgeable

Tracey is helping my husband study for the ASVAB. She is very patient and knowledgeable. She is taking the time to teach my husband so he can score high on his asvab. She changed her rate as promised because he is considering the military. Thank you so much

PetaGaye, 4 lessons with Tracey

SAT prep help

Tracey has been helping my son get ready for the SAT. She has been an immeasurable help and has helped not only with skills but his confidence. Highly recommend her.

Tina, 5 lessons with Tracey

Excellent tutor

Tori has had several tutors over the years and I'll be honest I was very nervous about getting a tutor over the internet but Tracey has been amazing. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Victoria, 4 lessons with Tracey

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My daughter really likes Tracy. She can explain very well and did a very good job. Tracy can also try hard to work out her schedule upon short notice. My daughter will be with her for many years to come. We are so glad we got a good tutor eventually.

Wenfeng, 3 lessons with Tracey

Patient, Friendly & a Great Tutor!

We are so glad we found Tracey, she worked really well with our son. She is fantastic! She is patient, knows her math and is super friendly too! We hope to get to work with her again in the future!

Jennie, 5 lessons with Tracey

Patient, Helpful and Knowledgeable

Tracey is a fantastic tutor. From the moment she met our daughter, she put her at ease while also boosting her confidence. I would highly recommend Tracey and we feel lucky that we found her!

Jenifer, 10 lessons with Tracey

Organize, knowledgeable and patient

Tracy help me get ready all in one session for a test in Algebra 2 class I wasn't doing too well. I'm just thankful for her skills in Algebra in fact she was able to teach me as much as I was willing to learn. Tracy made sure I understood the concept importantly I didn't forget what I learn so my confidence was with me during the test thanks again Tracy

Evans, 1 lesson with Tracey

Exceptional!

Tracey is an exceptional tutor. My daughter was having a problem with a lesson in Honors Precalculus and Tracey helped her out! Tracey is very patient and has a way of uncomplicating lessons for students. Thank you Tracey! We will definitely work with Tracey during my daughter's HS math years!!

Louise, 2 lessons with Tracey
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