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Bill S.

Experienced and Effective Math Tutor.

Experienced and Effective Math Tutor.

$65/hour

  • 498 hours tutoring

  • Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

About Bill


Bio

I'm the Math teacher you always wanted to have. My degree is a Bachelors of Secondary Education and I have been certified to teach Mathematics. I have successfully taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Precalc., and Physics. Although I have never taught Chemistry, College Algebra, and Statistics in the classroom I have successfully tutored these subjects. In addition I have tutored for the math sections of the SAT (I and II), ACT, General Contractors exam, Teacher Certification exam...

I'm the Math teacher you always wanted to have. My degree is a Bachelors of Secondary Education and I have been certified to teach Mathematics. I have successfully taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Precalc., and Physics. Although I have never taught Chemistry, College Algebra, and Statistics in the classroom I have successfully tutored these subjects. In addition I have tutored for the math sections of the SAT (I and II), ACT, General Contractors exam, Teacher Certification exam (both Praxis and FTCE), Water Distribution certification exam, GED, and ASVAB. I get back to what makes sense to a student and then build from there. I do all of this with a sense of humor and a smile!

Slow down, it really is easy. I learned my trade as a high school math and science teacher. This is where I took on explaining a concept in a way that the student understands as opposed to merely expecting a student to understand what I said. Once you find the foundation building on it is easy, for both the tutor and the student.

In addition to in person tutoring I have engaged students at a distance over the internet. Today's technology allows online sessions to be just as effective as those conducted face to face. I have had students from as far away as Alaska and China. Give it a try.


Education

University of South Florida
Secondary Education

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/22/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development

Career Development

My knowledge of Career Development is self taught and experiential. My education career started with positions as a junior varsity high-school football and middle-school basketball coach. Within 7 years, I was teaching Physics and Algebra II and I was a high-school defensive coordinator with an offer of a head coaching job. Instead, I went to work for IBM as a software troubleshooter with no experience. In 12 years, I was recognized as an expert in the products I supported and had become a valuable marketing resource. I then transitioned those skills into the outdoor amusement business as a general manager. Career development is one of the things I do best.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

My knowledge of Career Development is self taught and experiential. My education career started with positions as a junior varsity high-school football and middle-school basketball coach. Within 7 years, I was teaching Physics and Algebra II and I was a high-school defensive coordinator with an offer of a head coaching job. Instead, I went to work for IBM as a software troubleshooter with no experience. In 12 years, I was recognized as an expert in the products I supported and had become a valuable marketing resource. I then transitioned those skills into the outdoor amusement business as a general manager. Career development is one of the things I do best.
Statistics

Statistics

My statistics education began as self taught. When I found I needed more depth of knowledge I found online courses to 'fill in the gaps'. I am currently auditing STA 2023.

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I learned study skills over time from experience as a student, teacher and business professional. I enhanced these skills by taking and teaching classes on the subject. Tutoring in this area is a logical extension of this work. I find it very gratifying to be a part of a student's continued success.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have both tutored individuals and been a classroom teacher for Algebra. It is a favorite subject of mine as I know that it forms the basis of all more advanced work. Having fun and using real world examples are just a couple of my strengths when tutoring this subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II in both the classroom as well as tutoring privately. The subject is a challenge for many students because of a lack of understanding of the Algebra I subject matter. We have fun and learn at the same time. In addition I have vast and successful experience tutoring college level Algebra students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was truly lucky to have a teacher who made Geometry real, I now do that for my students. My experience includes both classroom teaching and tutoring. I work hard to have fun as we discuss what we are working on.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

What a great subject!! The basis for years to come. I am experienced teaching this subject both in a classroom and 1 to 1 and have excellent skills explaining the subject in terms a student 'gets'.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have experience teaching Precalculus as both a classroom teacher and a tutor. I find that it is a critical point for most students looking for more advanced studies. We approach the subjects with both fun and rigor. I have also tutored college students who are preparing to take Calculus.
Statistics,

Statistics

My statistics education began as self taught. When I found I needed more depth of knowledge I found online courses to 'fill in the gaps'. I am currently auditing STA 2023.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I learned study skills over time from experience as a student, teacher and business professional. I enhanced these skills by taking and teaching classes on the subject. Tutoring in this area is a logical extension of this work. I find it very gratifying to be a part of a student's continued success.
Chemistry

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have both tutored individuals and been a classroom teacher for Algebra. It is a favorite subject of mine as I know that it forms the basis of all more advanced work. Having fun and using real world examples are just a couple of my strengths when tutoring this subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II in both the classroom as well as tutoring privately. The subject is a challenge for many students because of a lack of understanding of the Algebra I subject matter. We have fun and learn at the same time. In addition I have vast and successful experience tutoring college level Algebra students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was truly lucky to have a teacher who made Geometry real, I now do that for my students. My experience includes both classroom teaching and tutoring. I work hard to have fun as we discuss what we are working on.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

What a great subject!! The basis for years to come. I am experienced teaching this subject both in a classroom and 1 to 1 and have excellent skills explaining the subject in terms a student 'gets'.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have experience teaching Precalculus as both a classroom teacher and a tutor. I find that it is a critical point for most students looking for more advanced studies. We approach the subjects with both fun and rigor. I have also tutored college students who are preparing to take Calculus.
Probability,

Probability

Probability is such a neat subject. How many times does someone say 'what are the chances...'? Well this is how you know, for real, what the chances are. In addition the understanding of odds puts a bright light on betting and understanding how that works. It doesn't matter that you don't bet it's fun and interesting to know how odds are calculated.
Statistics,

Statistics

My statistics education began as self taught. When I found I needed more depth of knowledge I found online courses to 'fill in the gaps'. I am currently auditing STA 2023.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Sometimes when you are studying Trig you wonder, "How did someone come up with this?" Well that's part of the joy of the subject. Although I have been very successful tutoring trig I felt a need to refresh the concepts in my mind. So I enrolled in, and completed, a review.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have both tutored individuals and been a classroom teacher for Algebra. It is a favorite subject of mine as I know that it forms the basis of all more advanced work. Having fun and using real world examples are just a couple of my strengths when tutoring this subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II in both the classroom as well as tutoring privately. The subject is a challenge for many students because of a lack of understanding of the Algebra I subject matter. We have fun and learn at the same time. In addition I have vast and successful experience tutoring college level Algebra students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was truly lucky to have a teacher who made Geometry real, I now do that for my students. My experience includes both classroom teaching and tutoring. I work hard to have fun as we discuss what we are working on.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

What a great subject!! The basis for years to come. I am experienced teaching this subject both in a classroom and 1 to 1 and have excellent skills explaining the subject in terms a student 'gets'.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have experience teaching Precalculus as both a classroom teacher and a tutor. I find that it is a critical point for most students looking for more advanced studies. We approach the subjects with both fun and rigor. I have also tutored college students who are preparing to take Calculus.
Statistics,

Statistics

My statistics education began as self taught. When I found I needed more depth of knowledge I found online courses to 'fill in the gaps'. I am currently auditing STA 2023.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I learned study skills over time from experience as a student, teacher and business professional. I enhanced these skills by taking and teaching classes on the subject. Tutoring in this area is a logical extension of this work. I find it very gratifying to be a part of a student's continued success.
Chemistry

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I learned study skills over time from experience as a student, teacher and business professional. I enhanced these skills by taking and teaching classes on the subject. Tutoring in this area is a logical extension of this work. I find it very gratifying to be a part of a student's continued success.

Science

Physical Science,

Physical Science

As a math guy, science has always been a big draw for me, especially the physical sciences. It is such a clear look at the relationships between the forces at work in our world. An adventure in exploration!!
Chemistry

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I learned study skills over time from experience as a student, teacher and business professional. I enhanced these skills by taking and teaching classes on the subject. Tutoring in this area is a logical extension of this work. I find it very gratifying to be a part of a student's continued success.

Sports/Recreation

Cooking,

Cooking

I have been involved in starting two restaurants. They both featured made from scratch dishes. Menus included traditional and vegan entrees. I love to create in the kitchen and you can too.
Football

Football

I have coached football for over 7 years. That includes time as a head coach, defensive coordinator and position coach for all positions. I was an All State football player and am a member of my High School's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have both tutored individuals and been a classroom teacher for Algebra. It is a favorite subject of mine as I know that it forms the basis of all more advanced work. Having fun and using real world examples are just a couple of my strengths when tutoring this subject.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II in both the classroom as well as tutoring privately. The subject is a challenge for many students because of a lack of understanding of the Algebra I subject matter. We have fun and learn at the same time. In addition I have vast and successful experience tutoring college level Algebra students.
GED,

GED

I have experience preparing students for the GED. I request that we find a location that is free of distractions so we can focus. I will stick with it and find a way to explain so that a students understands why not just how!! Although my training is in Math i am competent discussing other subjects as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

I was truly lucky to have a teacher who made Geometry real, I now do that for my students. My experience includes both classroom teaching and tutoring. I work hard to have fun as we discuss what we are working on.
Statistics,

Statistics

My statistics education began as self taught. When I found I needed more depth of knowledge I found online courses to 'fill in the gaps'. I am currently auditing STA 2023.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I learned study skills over time from experience as a student, teacher and business professional. I enhanced these skills by taking and teaching classes on the subject. Tutoring in this area is a logical extension of this work. I find it very gratifying to be a part of a student's continued success.
Chemistry

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have tutored, both in person and online, in a number of subject areas. My strong suit is math but I have covered the full range of subjects included on the ASVAB exam. Most people that need help with the exam are either very good in some areas and not so strong in others or have 'test anxiety.' We will work on both.
Career Development,

Career Development

My knowledge of Career Development is self taught and experiential. My education career started with positions as a junior varsity high-school football and middle-school basketball coach. Within 7 years, I was teaching Physics and Algebra II and I was a high-school defensive coordinator with an offer of a head coaching job. Instead, I went to work for IBM as a software troubleshooter with no experience. In 12 years, I was recognized as an expert in the products I supported and had become a valuable marketing resource. I then transitioned those skills into the outdoor amusement business as a general manager. Career development is one of the things I do best.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

COOP/HSPT test performance is much the same as any other standardized testing. I have studied this particular test and understand the material tested on and the WIDE variety of subjects covered. Previous successful experience has prepared me to assist current students.
GED,

GED

I have experience preparing students for the GED. I request that we find a location that is free of distractions so we can focus. I will stick with it and find a way to explain so that a students understands why not just how!! Although my training is in Math i am competent discussing other subjects as well.
Praxis,

Praxis

As a teacher I assisted coworkers who were using the Praxis exam to add mathematics to the list of subjects they could teach. Our approach will start with a Study Companion and use it as our base for planning a strategy to be successful on the test. Much of the training will be crossover from other test taking skills I have developed.
PSAT

PSAT

PSAT testing is a great 'dry run' for the SAT. We will work on not only content area but also the strategies for success. A large part of doing well on this kind of test is knowing how to get to the correct answer quickly. Adding that to your skill set could be crucial.

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (178 ratings)
5 star
(166)
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2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Bill helped my son pass pre calculus!

My son, a senior in high school, was failing this class and in danger of not graduating. We found Bill and he came once to review his homework and again right before the final. My son went from a 57% to a high C. We are so grateful for Bill’s interventions!

Linda, 2 lessons with Bill

Great lesson

Bill has been doing a great job with my daughter and helping her gain a better understanding of the content.

Robin, 3 lessons with Bill

Good First Session

Was a good session. Though I struggled, things were explained well and I am now slowly understanding things better. I think with more sessions things will all come together to where I am well at it.

Ryan, 1 lesson with Bill

Wonderful Tutor

Bill was wonderful as always. I have been working with him for a while now. He is extremely helpful and flexible.

Ryan, 20 lessons with Bill

Bill is a wonderful tutor!

Bill has been working with my daughter who WAS struggling in geometry. She is doing great now. Bill is very patient and knowledgeable. They continue to work very well together.

Lynn, 25 lessons with Bill

Outstanding Tutor

I have been struggling in a college precalculus/trigonometry class and reaching out to him was one of the best decisions I have made. Being a slow learner and not one to catch on to the pace of a fast lecture, Bill has been able to break down each lesson and explain what is happening in the problem and why. He is great at making sure I fully understand the concept before moving on, if I do not understand it he will do as many problems as needed until I get it. Having someone as warm and welcoming as Bill makes tutoring enjoyable and something I look forward to. I know every time I go to a session, I will not leave without learning tough material and having a good laugh.

Georgia, 18 lessons with Bill

Patient and Kind

Bill has done an excellent job tutoring my 8th grade son. He is dependable and easy to communicate with. He is patient and kind to him, and firm when he needs to be. My son has went from little to no confidence with himself in math to feeling like he can master new info when it comes his way.

Holly, 72 lessons with Bill

Geometry tutor

Bill has been amazing in helping my son go from a D to an A in his advance geometry class. I would strongely recommend him for any of your tutoring needs

Joshua, 20 lessons with Bill

Great tutor!

Bill came and helped us on very short notice. He was helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging! We recommend him highly.

Leah, 1 lesson with Bill
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Bill S.

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