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Windy D.

Fun & Experienced math teacher loves students who need help!

Fun & Experienced math teacher loves students who need help!

$50/hour

  • 2 hours tutoring

  • Alpharetta, GA 30022

About Windy


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Hello! My name is Windy and I have been teaching and tutoring for about 20 years. That might make you think I am "old" but age is an attitude in which case I must be no more than 25 years old...haha. I love the math that I have had the opportunity to teach and tutor throughout my career. I am not the stereotypical boring, stuffy math teacher....I am more like a bit of a comedienne who can help you translate the crazy language of math.

I see math as a foreign language and most students...

Hello! My name is Windy and I have been teaching and tutoring for about 20 years. That might make you think I am "old" but age is an attitude in which case I must be no more than 25 years old...haha. I love the math that I have had the opportunity to teach and tutor throughout my career. I am not the stereotypical boring, stuffy math teacher....I am more like a bit of a comedienne who can help you translate the crazy language of math.

I see math as a foreign language and most students who need help just need help with some of the translating. For example, why do they ask you to find a "product" as the answer to a multiplication problem? As far as I know, a product is something you shop for or create! Why don't they just say "find the answer to the multiplication problem"? Most students I have worked with understand find the "answer" or the "solution", but may not recognize directions that say "find the product". Mathematicians just loved using fancy words for easy tasks. This is my greatest talent- being able to explain math and the concepts in language that students can understand and relate to. This was the part of my job I missed the most the 5-6 years that I was a high school assistant principal. I mean you can only break up so many fights, take up so many drugs and chase students down with weapons until you get bored or pregnant. I was blessed with becoming pregnant with my daughter so I went back to the classroom and I loved it. I have been able to help all but 1 tutoring student over 20 years. I can help you !

I am outstanding math tutor for a few main reasons; first, I am good at doing an initial analysis of strengths and weaknesses and I also ask the student, parent and teacher for what they see as strengths and weaknesses for this student. This helps me to focus our time on areas where students are weak and not waste time on areas that students have already mastered. Also, because I have so many years of experience, I have numerous different ways to explain/teach each topic. Not every student understands every concept taught in the exact same manner. It is important to have an arsenal of different ways to approach the teaching of each standard. Last, I am stubborn and I will not give up on any student. I love seeing a student who was feeling defeated make a killer comeback and improve not only their grade in the class, but their confidence in themselves and their ability to do the math. Once students are over the emergency situation, I like to have preview and review sessions with students. I have found this combination to be extremely effective and it boosts students' confidence in amazing ways. Preview means I would "pre-teach" what their teacher will be teaching them in the upcoming days or week. So students have a level of familiarity when they hear it in the classroom. Then I like to continue on-going reviews of previously learned standards in an effort to keep students prepared and remembering all that they learn up until the End of Course Test or the next grade.

I am not currently teaching for the upcoming school year (unless something changes:) so I am available and very flexible in my schedule. I do not mind same -day scheduling of sessions but it is always better to schedule in advance if possible. Tutoring feeds my soul and makes me happy to see students raise their grades or to begin to meet the expectations of their teachers, selves and family. I look forward to meeting you soon!!


Education

University of Georgia
BS - Secondary MathE
Georgia State University
Masters
Georgia State University
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Alpharetta, GA 30022
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching HS and MS math for 20+ years. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in teaching mathematics. I have tutored for most of the 20+ years as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a BS and Masters degree in Secondary Math, including Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Masters degree in Secondary Math, including Prealgebra.
Algebra 2

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching HS and MS math for 20+ years. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in teaching mathematics. I have tutored for most of the 20+ years as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a BS and Masters degree in Secondary Math, including Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Masters degree in Secondary Math, including Prealgebra.
Algebra 2

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching HS and MS math for 20+ years. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in teaching mathematics. I have tutored for most of the 20+ years as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a BS and Masters degree in Secondary Math, including Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Masters degree in Secondary Math, including Prealgebra.
Algebra 2

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching HS and MS math for 20+ years. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in teaching mathematics. I have tutored for most of the 20+ years as well.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a BS and Masters degree in Secondary Math, including Geometry.
Algebra 2

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$50/hour

Windy D.

$50/hour

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