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I am an educator, mathematician, and engineer who enjoys teaching people how to do and use mathematics to achieve personal goals in their academic or personal life. My interest in mathematics steered me towards the engineering field so that I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Art degree in

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Vanessa gave a wonderful explanation of difficult to understand concepts. When dealing with volume of solids it's hard to visualize the object from a graph. But Vanessa made the idea clear for me to grasp.

She teaches new material, reduces confusion on older material, and gives you confidence that you really know what you are doing. Plan to book 2 two-hour sessions every week for the rest of the semester.

Vanessa is professional, talented, well-educated, and an excellent teacher. She connects well with my kids and the results show in their tests scores in their classes.

Vanessa is really making a difference and having a very positive impact on my son's confidence level for Calculus and ACT preparation.

My son felt confident taking his quiz the next day on the material. Previously, he couldn't make it through his homework and I did not know how to assist him. Vanessa found a way to make a difficult concept easier to understand.

We have had two visits with Vanessa. My son is very pleased so far. He is preparing to take his SAT and has either forgotten how to do a lot of the work or does not know how to do it. After the tutoring session, he is much more confident of his abilities. Vanessa has been patient and capable.

My 10th grade son needed a tutor to catch him up a semester in Honors Pre Calculus due to changing schools. In about 8 weeks he went from a 6% to a C. And yes, we are happy with a C given the circumstances.

Thanks a lot Vanessa. She is very patient and detailed on tutoring. It is easy to find what is wrong on my son's Calculus work. With all the steps you told him, I believe he can continue getting better. Now in this end of 9 weeks, he got B on his Calculus. Great job Vanessa.

Since being tutored by WyzAnt, my daughter has improved tremendously. The tutor was very professional in every aspect of her job and punctual when it came to being on time. My daughter felt very comfortable and understood geometry problems better once explained more in depth by her. I am satisfied with WyzAnt and I will be consulting with them in the future. It is a little pricey, but it is so worth it. I highly recommend using WyzAnt to anyone who needs help with mathematics.

Vanessa did a fantastic job preparing my daughter for the Geometry EOC!! She is familiar with the EOC test prep book and made sure all areas were thoroughly covered and understood. She has a positive upbeat teaching style that was very easy for my daughter to relate to. She is reliable, punctual and well prepared for each session. I would definitely recommend her and plan on using her services again, if needed, for Algebra 2 this next school year.

Great job, Vanessa!

My daughter who is a junior taking Algebra 2 honors was having some trouble and needed some assistance. We contacted Vanessa she met with my daughter the next day. She helped her prepare for her test. My daughter came home after her session with a big smile. She liked Vanessa and said she was a great tutor. She went to school the next day feeling very confident. We just found out she got a 94 on her exam. Thank you Vanessa.

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Have tutored algebra 1 as a yearlong course to home-schooled students

Currently teaching geometry and precalculus courses at a public high school

Currently teaching honors-level geometry and precalculus courses in a public high school

I have years of experience tutoring students taking calculus in high school, either for AP credit (of which I have 100% pass success rate) or just honors credit, and tutoring students taking calculus at the university. Calculus is often taught in "three different segments", which I have tutored students: Calc I (limits, fundamental rules and applications of derivatives and integrals) similar to AP Calculus AB, IB Math Studies, IB Math standard level courses. Calc II (series and sequences, conics, and vector functions) similar to AP Calculus BC, IB Math higher level courses. Calc III (multivariable calculus) or even a further level (Gamma and beta functions, Fourier series and integrals, the elliptic integral).

I help the student learn by breaking down each step, particularly the algebraic portions, and reviewing/reinforcing to them the many algebra rules and skills they need to recall. As part of my instruction, I explain more in depth how to comprehend the mathematical language, and that is also why I expend effort to show the student how to understand the diagrams that accompany the concepts. Part of obtaining success with calculus is having an understanding of the geometry involved in the concepts. For example, in a tangent line problem, I provide a visual of the curve with a straight line that touches it at a point, and for vector valued functions, I provide a visual of a group of vectors each emanating from the origin and terminating at points along a curve so the student can better understand why vector valued functions have a direction, not just a path.

I provide both online and in-person tutoring services. For in-person sessions, I can arrange to meet at any of the following public library branches (and nearby cafes) in Palm Beach county: Wellington, Greenacres, Lantana Road, Main, Okeechobee Blvd, Royal Palm, West Boca, West Boynton, and Boynton City (library on Seacrest Blvd).

My qualifications for tutoring this subject include:

1) familiarity with the content from having taken the course at the university as a requirement for my electrical engineering and mathematics degrees,

2) further use of the content to math and programming courses (linear algebra, data structures) for which discrete math served as a prerequisite,

3) and industry experience (software testing/quality assurance) in applying the concepts and techniques in the computer science field.

I can teach the student the concepts, techniques, and applications for all of the main units of the subject, which include:

1) logic and proof

2) Induction and recursion

3) discrete stuctures

4) combinatorics and discrete probability

5) algorithms and their analysis

For Finite Math, I have experience tutoring students in the topics of matrix algebra, linear programming, probability, statistics, logic, combinatorics, and the construction of mathematical models. For statistics, I focus on both the basic and more difficult or confusing topics within the subject. I provide strategies that help the student achieve more success in the course. I adjust my instructional approach according to the student's learning style. I help the student with correctly interpreting the phrasing of the information given in the word problems. Throughout, I also teach how probability concepts, via the random nature of given data, defines the statistical concepts. For matrix algebra, I help guide the student through step-by-step execution of algebraic operations on these data collections, showing them how they can apply the math to business analysis and accounting or to code design of fundamental data types in computer programming. For linear programming, I make it more clear to the student process to find the optimization (example: maximum profit potential) in the problems. I provide both online and in-person tutoring services. For in-person sessions, I can arrange to meet at any of the following public library branches (and nearby cafes) in Palm Beach county: Wellington, Greenacres, Lantana Road, Main, Okeechobee Blvd, Royal Palm, West Boynton, Lake Worth City, and Boynton City (library on Seacreast Blvd).

Geometry is one of the subjects I taught every single year that I instructed in the classroom; I've also done extensive professional development in its pedagogy, having attended conferences in the U.S. and internationally.

I help the student learn by discovering the principles, not just merely by providing an explanation. For example, on the transformations lessons, I guide the student through using tracing paper to perform rotations, reflections, etc. and measure the sizes of parts to find a difference or a likeness; then formulate statements from their observations of these patterns. I also integrate demonstrations into my instruction to help the student understand a very visually-oriented subject. For example, in the quadrilaterals lessons, I show the student how to configure and re-configure snap-on rods into shapes determined by certain side/angle criteria so they can understand the quadrilateral definitions and properties.

I provide tailored instruction on one of the most, if not the most, difficult aspect of geometry: proofs; giving the student needed extra support on vocabulary, postulate, and theorem comprehension and retention so they can have greater success with these tasks. I am also familiar with Common Core state standardized tests (end-of-course exams) such as Smarter Balanced and PARCC and can provide the student supplemental support with abundant study resources.

As part of my engineering education, I learned and used linear algebra skills in the creation of mathematical models to solve problems and design projects on electrical networks. Although linear algebra has many applications, particularly for computer graphics, the material can seem abstract to students. That's why I also teach the meaning of the concepts in addition to helping the student learn how to do the mathematics.

I have experience tutoring students in physics, explaining all aspects to solving a problem. I also help the student develop several study skills to achieve success in the course. The student needs to understand the meaning of a formula and learn how to apply the formula, how to read and comprehend the described scenario, how to visualize the geometrical relationships and make an accurate diagram to represent them, and how to keep track of the units in each quantity. So as part of my instructional strategy, I work to break down each piece of understanding and work process, to uncover which issues (conceptual or mathematical) are preventing the student from successfully solving a problem. I tutor all lessons in a standard physics course, from Newtonian mechanics through electromagnetism to nuclear physics.

I provide both online and in-person tutoring services. For in-person sessions, I can arrange to meet at any of the following public library branches (and nearby cafes) in Palm Beach county: Wellington, Greenacres, Lantana Road, Main, Okeechobee Blvd, Royal Palm, West Boca, West Boynton, and Boynton City (library on Seacrest Blvd).

I have years of experience teaching precalculus in the classroom and also tutoring students taking the course. One of the keys to student success in precalculus is an unrelenting attention to detail, which is an important skill they will need in calculus. I help the student be successful in the course by pointing out where they can avoid common mistakes.

I have experience tutoring students in statistics, focusing on the more difficult or confusing topics within the subject. I provide strategies that help the student achieve more success in the course. I adjust my instructional approach according to the student's learning style. I help the student with correctly interpreting the phrasing of the information given in the word problems. I use software to illustrate statistical concepts. Throughout I also teach how probability concepts, via randomness of data, influences the statistical concepts.

Part of what it takes to achieve success is understanding the basic concepts. For example, with a basic concept like population versus sample, a lot of students struggle to understand why they have to deal with sample data. Population data represents every item that exists, and in reality, it can be impossible to get (such as obtaining an opinion from every single resident of a state, which number in the millions) so that is why taking a sample (a much smaller amount compared to the population amount) is so important because it is what is realistically more achievable. However, the manner in which the sample is composed must be done carefully (such as obtaining the opinions from fewer people but from each county in the state, rather than from only one or two counties) since the sample could not represent well the characteristics of the population as a whole.

I provide both online and in-person tutoring services. For in-person sessions, I can arrange to meet at any of the following public library branches (and nearby cafes) in Palm Beach county: Wellington, Greenacres, Lantana Road, Main, Okeechobee Blvd, Royal Palm, West Boca, West Boynton, and Boynton City (library on Seacrest Blvd).

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