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Extremely Patient Math tutor for all ages!
Sylvia M.

631 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $38

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Sylvia M.'s Photo

Extremely Patient Math tutor for all ages!
Extremely Patient Math tutor for all ages!
Sylvia M.

631 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

631 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Sylvia


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Having a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, I am knowledgeable in the sciences, but I specialize in Mathematics: Elementary and Middle school Math, High School Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Math for College Readiness, as well as College Level Math prerequisites, Algebra I and Algebra II.

My favorite subject has always been Mathematics, so I've made myself available over the years to help those who struggle in this area, often turning their dislike...

Having a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, I am knowledgeable in the sciences, but I specialize in Mathematics: Elementary and Middle school Math, High School Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Math for College Readiness, as well as College Level Math prerequisites, Algebra I and Algebra II.

My favorite subject has always been Mathematics, so I've made myself available over the years to help those who struggle in this area, often turning their dislike of the topic into a confident understanding of that which they had previously feared.

I have always enjoyed working with all ages of children and, as such, have learned how to relate to people at all levels, from children to adults. I've tutored numerous adults in College Algebra, including those who have returned to college later in life.

In addition, I have taught High School Algebra I, 7th grade Math and Kindergarten. After school, I tutored elementary students struggling in the area of Mathematics. I also home-schooled my own child for two years, turning her least favorite subject of Math into a confident favorite subject, simply by going back to the basics.

I have found that most students struggling in Math and Reading, have somewhere along the line not confidently mastered some basic concept. This can have a domino effect, causing frustration in and sometimes complete shutdown of the student. Identifying and honing in on those basic skills, while providing unusually simplified methods for overcoming the common hangups about math concepts, I am able to assure my student's success.

Mathematics simply teaches you how to analyze, sort, and think. With those skills, you are equipped to achieve success in every area of life, and I look forward to becoming a part of your success!


Education

Memphis State
Mechanical Engineeri
December 1984
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  • Rate details: $25 Cancellation Fee if not notified within 4 hours of scheduled session.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/5/2016

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I taught Kindergarten for two years in a small Christian School using Abeka curriculum, as well as having home-schooled my own daughter in the 4th, 6th and 8th grades. In 4th grade we also used the Abeka curriculum, and recently a home-school student I tutored used Paces as his curriculum. While teaching at the small private school, after school I also tutored students of all ages through high school who were struggling with math subjects.
Spelling

Spelling

As an overall general perfectionist, especially academically, it aggravates me when I find misspelled words... especially on business/professional documents! There is nothing more unprofessional. Your spelling is an indicator of your proficiency. I'm a firm believer that if you're going to do something, you should do it right. With my help, weak spellers can conquer this weakness.

English

Spelling

Spelling

As an overall general perfectionist, especially academically, it aggravates me when I find misspelled words... especially on business/professional documents! There is nothing more unprofessional. Your spelling is an indicator of your proficiency. I'm a firm believer that if you're going to do something, you should do it right. With my help, weak spellers can conquer this weakness.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I is a transitional math subject, whereby the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include mathematical concepts so unlike the norm... abstract concepts and ways of thinking "out of the box." Often this is incomprehensible to many students (even adults) and becomes overwhelmingly frustrating to the point that the student gives up or simply fails the course. This is where I shine! For me, there is nothing more rewarding than to witness a student's journey from Algebra I extreme frustration and failure to that of clarified understanding, achievement and undeniable success in the subject! It's especially rewarding being tagged in my adult students' Facebook posts whereby they're bragging of their unbelievable success in Algebra!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tend to like the abstract... abstract art, abstract minds, abstract topics, etc. Perhaps abstract can be considered as "thinking out of the box." Algebra II is very much like that. It expounds upon the introduction of the abstract as presented in Algebra I; yet, in part II the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include what is extremely not normal... what is abstract! This is where I shine!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PreAlgebra is a transitional math subject, whereby the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include mathematical concepts so unlike the norm... abstract concepts and ways of thinking "out of the box." Often this is incomprehensible to many students (even adults) and becomes overwhelmingly frustrating to the point that the student gives up or simply fails the course. This is where I shine! For me, there is nothing more rewarding than to witness a student's journey from PreAlgebra frustration and failure to that of clarified understanding, achievement and undeniable success in the subject!
Spelling

Spelling

As an overall general perfectionist, especially academically, it aggravates me when I find misspelled words... especially on business/professional documents! There is nothing more unprofessional. Your spelling is an indicator of your proficiency. I'm a firm believer that if you're going to do something, you should do it right. With my help, weak spellers can conquer this weakness.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I is a transitional math subject, whereby the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include mathematical concepts so unlike the norm... abstract concepts and ways of thinking "out of the box." Often this is incomprehensible to many students (even adults) and becomes overwhelmingly frustrating to the point that the student gives up or simply fails the course. This is where I shine! For me, there is nothing more rewarding than to witness a student's journey from Algebra I extreme frustration and failure to that of clarified understanding, achievement and undeniable success in the subject! It's especially rewarding being tagged in my adult students' Facebook posts whereby they're bragging of their unbelievable success in Algebra!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tend to like the abstract... abstract art, abstract minds, abstract topics, etc. Perhaps abstract can be considered as "thinking out of the box." Algebra II is very much like that. It expounds upon the introduction of the abstract as presented in Algebra I; yet, in part II the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include what is extremely not normal... what is abstract! This is where I shine!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PreAlgebra is a transitional math subject, whereby the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include mathematical concepts so unlike the norm... abstract concepts and ways of thinking "out of the box." Often this is incomprehensible to many students (even adults) and becomes overwhelmingly frustrating to the point that the student gives up or simply fails the course. This is where I shine! For me, there is nothing more rewarding than to witness a student's journey from PreAlgebra frustration and failure to that of clarified understanding, achievement and undeniable success in the subject!
ACT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I is a transitional math subject, whereby the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include mathematical concepts so unlike the norm... abstract concepts and ways of thinking "out of the box." Often this is incomprehensible to many students (even adults) and becomes overwhelmingly frustrating to the point that the student gives up or simply fails the course. This is where I shine! For me, there is nothing more rewarding than to witness a student's journey from Algebra I extreme frustration and failure to that of clarified understanding, achievement and undeniable success in the subject! It's especially rewarding being tagged in my adult students' Facebook posts whereby they're bragging of their unbelievable success in Algebra!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tend to like the abstract... abstract art, abstract minds, abstract topics, etc. Perhaps abstract can be considered as "thinking out of the box." Algebra II is very much like that. It expounds upon the introduction of the abstract as presented in Algebra I; yet, in part II the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include what is extremely not normal... what is abstract! This is where I shine!
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

PreAlgebra is a transitional math subject, whereby the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include mathematical concepts so unlike the norm... abstract concepts and ways of thinking "out of the box." Often this is incomprehensible to many students (even adults) and becomes overwhelmingly frustrating to the point that the student gives up or simply fails the course. This is where I shine! For me, there is nothing more rewarding than to witness a student's journey from PreAlgebra frustration and failure to that of clarified understanding, achievement and undeniable success in the subject!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra I is a transitional math subject, whereby the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include mathematical concepts so unlike the norm... abstract concepts and ways of thinking "out of the box." Often this is incomprehensible to many students (even adults) and becomes overwhelmingly frustrating to the point that the student gives up or simply fails the course. This is where I shine! For me, there is nothing more rewarding than to witness a student's journey from Algebra I extreme frustration and failure to that of clarified understanding, achievement and undeniable success in the subject! It's especially rewarding being tagged in my adult students' Facebook posts whereby they're bragging of their unbelievable success in Algebra!
Algebra 2

Algebra 2

I tend to like the abstract... abstract art, abstract minds, abstract topics, etc. Perhaps abstract can be considered as "thinking out of the box." Algebra II is very much like that. It expounds upon the introduction of the abstract as presented in Algebra I; yet, in part II the mind must be able to retrain it's thinking to include what is extremely not normal... what is abstract! This is where I shine!

Test Preparation

ACT Math

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Great Tutor and Person

I have seen significant improvement in my daughters understanding/confidence in math, and her grades have gone up almost immediately. Sylvia is a great tutor and person!

Steven, 8 lessons with Sylvia

She is a knowledgeable and kind tutor

She is helping my daughter understand Pre Algebra and patiently works through any questions she may have as a result. Math's doesn't come naturally to my daughter but she helps reinforce understanding.

ANDREA, 40 lessons with Sylvia

Super patient!!!

Sylvia is great!! I am so relieved to have her help. I need serious help with college algebra and she is perfect! I plan to work with her for the entire semester so I don’t get behind.

Erin, 13 lessons with Sylvia

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Sylvia is not only working with our son on his algebra but also on his organizational skills in school. We have already seen a huge difference in both his organization and his attitude towards school since working with her. His motivation level around school has gone up after just two sessions and he is excited to get organized in all of his classes, which will help him to stop missing assignments.

Kari, 10 lessons with Sylvia

Great tutor

My daughter is very happy with the way Sylvia is helping her with Algebra 2. She teaches on the same level that a classroom teacher would,but it's so much better since it's a one -on-one experience.

Francina, 6 lessons with Sylvia

Knowledgeable Math Tutor

I connected with Sylvia from day one, with this being our third session. She is very knowledgeable of the subject, Algebra 1, and explains each step, giving simple and efficient ways to apply the rules to each type of Algebraic problem. I highly recommend Sylvia for anyone needing Math help.

Suzanne, 3 lessons with Sylvia

Great feedback after lesson!

Great feedback provided after the last 2 sessions. It really helps me see what exactly they worked on and what we can work on in btwn. Already shes gaining confidence & has more clarity abt whats being covered in class!

Sara, 29 lessons with Sylvia
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