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Vanessa H.

Experienced and patient teacher of advanced mathematics

Experienced and patient teacher of advanced mathematics

$60/hour

  • 1,129 hours tutoring

  • West Palm Beach, FL 33414

About Vanessa


Bio

I am an educator 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 Mathematics (both from Florida Atlantic University). I have years of industry experience in the software engineering field and also years of classroom teaching experience in...

I am an educator 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 Mathematics (both from Florida Atlantic University). I have years of industry experience in the software engineering field and also years of classroom teaching experience in the U.S. public school system, which has provided me the opportunity to teach well over 1,000 students. I consistently get a variety of learners, from those struggling with the material to those who are talented in the subject, to achieve higher grades, pass tests, prevent failure of a course, improve their study skills, strengthen their work ethic, and subsequently increase their self-confidence.

By continuing to teach as a high school mathematics teacher, I have extensive training in the best effective teaching practices. I have developed a track record of high percentages of student performance in meeting or exceeding the proficiency level in state standardized tests (end-of-course exams). Through my software engineering experience, I have deeply appreciated how the mathematics taught in school is used to create the products people use in our society. Currently I focus on researching and applying math to software for interactive media (such as computer graphics and puzzle games).

Therefore, I can help by providing instruction that clarifies math concepts while coaching through critical thinking to solve problems and enhancing the instruction through integrating technology (i.e. iPad apps such as the Wolfram Alpha computational software engine or dynamic geometry software). This is in addition to providing the usual support with review of class material, and reading comprehension and discussion of text, worksheet, or project assignments. I customize the sessions to meet the student objectives, which can range from targeted assistance in preparation for exams to lesson-by-lesson coverage of an entire course.

So regardless of whether you are a student (or parent of a student) in middle school, high school, college, or university seeking support with advanced math (algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, or higher), test prep (SAT/ACT and others), or engineering (physics, programming, electrical) subjects, you have encountered the right tutor.

I provide online tutoring or in person tutoring at local libraries and public places.


Education

Florida Atlantic University
B.S. Electrical Eng and B.A. Mathematics

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $60 for in-person / $60 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of West Palm Beach, FL 33414
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/2/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

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. Throughout I also teach how probability concepts, via randomness of data, influences the statistical concepts.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Have tutored algebra 1 as a yearlong course to home-schooled students Currently teaching geometry and precalculus courses at a public high school
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have years of teaching and tutoring students in all levels of algebra, from middle school students to adult college and university students. I can help students achieve their goals, such as succeeding in college algebra to continue and earn their degree, or succeed in high-stakes end-of-course exams and earn their high school credit.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored 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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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. I also integrate demonstrations into my instruction to help the student understand a very visually-oriented subject. 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.
Physics,

Physics

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.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

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. Throughout I also teach how probability concepts, via randomness of data, influences the statistical concepts.
Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Have tutored algebra 1 as a yearlong course to home-schooled students Currently teaching geometry and precalculus courses at a public high school
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have years of teaching and tutoring students in all levels of algebra, from middle school students to adult college and university students. I can help students achieve their goals, such as succeeding in college algebra to continue and earn their degree, or succeed in high-stakes end-of-course exams and earn their high school credit.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored 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.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

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
Finite Math,

Finite Math

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,

Geometry

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. I also integrate demonstrations into my instruction to help the student understand a very visually-oriented subject. 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.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

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.
Physics,

Physics

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.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

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. Throughout I also teach how probability concepts, via randomness of data, influences the statistical concepts.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have years of experience teaching trigonometry in the classroom and also tutoring students taking the course. One of the keys to student success in trigonometry 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.
ACT Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Have tutored algebra 1 as a yearlong course to home-schooled students Currently teaching geometry and precalculus courses at a public high school
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have years of teaching and tutoring students in all levels of algebra, from middle school students to adult college and university students. I can help students achieve their goals, such as succeeding in college algebra to continue and earn their degree, or succeed in high-stakes end-of-course exams and earn their high school credit.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored 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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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. I also integrate demonstrations into my instruction to help the student understand a very visually-oriented subject. 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.
Physics,

Physics

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.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

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. Throughout I also teach how probability concepts, via randomness of data, influences the statistical concepts.
Prealgebra

Science

Physics

Physics

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Have tutored algebra 1 as a yearlong course to home-schooled students Currently teaching geometry and precalculus courses at a public high school
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have years of teaching and tutoring students in all levels of algebra, from middle school students to adult college and university students. I can help students achieve their goals, such as succeeding in college algebra to continue and earn their degree, or succeed in high-stakes end-of-course exams and earn their high school credit.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored 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.
Geometry,

Geometry

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. I also integrate demonstrations into my instruction to help the student understand a very visually-oriented subject. 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.
Physics,

Physics

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

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. Throughout I also teach how probability concepts, via randomness of data, influences the statistical concepts.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (374 ratings)
5 star
(352)
4 star
(14)
3 star
(4)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(3)

Reviews


Knowledgeable Tutor

My daughter is having great success with her grades due to Vanessa's help. She looks forward to the lessons which we book around her already busy sports and art schedule

Matt , 11 lessons with Vanessa

10/10 FOR SURE!!!!

Vanessa teaches my daughter algebra 2. My daughter absolutely loves Vanessa's tutoring lessons because she explains the material really well and makes it easy to understand! Vanessa is patient, kind, and a GREAT tutor.

Ana, 8 lessons with Vanessa

Great tutor!

Vanessa taught my daughter a Geometry lesson that she was struggling with. She was patient and thorough. It was a wonderful tutor session. I highly recommend Vanessa!

Megan, 4 lessons with Vanessa

Knowledgeable and flexible

Vanessa has been very helpful translating AP Calculus for my daughter. She has also been able to accommodate my daughter's very busy schedule. I would recommend her highly!

Jennifer, 4 lessons with Vanessa

Assisted with test prep AP Calculus

My HS son needed help with Integration and optimization. She was patient and thorough. She is very knowledgeable, and knows how to teach which is sometimes the biggest flaw with tutors, not able to communicate properly. I highly recommend her and will be using her again. She was able to accommodate our last minute request.

Ody, 4 lessons with Vanessa

Excellent.

Fantastic tutor who helped me understand material for my Calculus 3 final exam. On time and helped me multiple times in one week.

Reese, 3 lessons with Vanessa

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Vanessa is a fantastic tutor. She was very flexible and dedicated to helping my son succeed in Algebra 2. My son's grade increased two letter grades. Will definitely use her in the future if needed.

Gail, 34 lessons with Vanessa

Great tutor and very nice person. Highly recommend!

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.

Susan, 110 lessons with Vanessa

Very Detailed, Son's Teacher Impressed!

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.

Debbie, 127 lessons with Vanessa
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