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Ashley W.

Georgia Tech Educated Math Tutor with Proven Track Record

Georgia Tech Educated Math Tutor with Proven Track Record

$75/hour

  • 911 hours tutoring

About Ashley


Bio

Does your child hate math? This is the refrain I hear most from new students. They hate math, they don’t want to do it, and they spend hours studying and get nowhere. Grades begin to slip and they're not exactly sure what their teachers are saying or even how to get on the right track.

Fortunately, most kids don’t really hate math, they hate being intimidated, feeling embarrassment, and not having a clear idea of what exactly they are doing and why it is important. It is quite natural to...

Does your child hate math? This is the refrain I hear most from new students. They hate math, they don’t want to do it, and they spend hours studying and get nowhere. Grades begin to slip and they're not exactly sure what their teachers are saying or even how to get on the right track.

Fortunately, most kids don’t really hate math, they hate being intimidated, feeling embarrassment, and not having a clear idea of what exactly they are doing and why it is important. It is quite natural to hate something that you think is pointless and makes you feel so terrible. This is a demotivating spiral that can be fixed over time as students learn why and how. They learn math is applicable and that there are strategies to learning and studying math. Students in this place feel empowered and accomplished.

Mastery of math leads to love of math.

I have a lot of the same credentials and attributes as other tutors- merit scholarship to Georgia Tech, over 7 years of experience, fabulous grades, patient, knowledgeable, and supportive. I am comfortable one on one and in groups. I often teach homeschool, and since I am a full-time tutor, I teach pretty much all day. However, my goals and methods are a bit different from other tutors you may find.

My goal is that students learn how to go about the process of understanding math, how to find their own answers and how to study. I routinely have students each semester who do extremely well and “graduate” from my services. While I am sad to see them go, ultimately it is best for them to be independent and not need a tutor anymore.

The other thing I do well is identifying knowledge gaps. Students, especially really smart ones, can get astonishingly far in math even if they skip a few fundamentals because they can compensate with other skills. The problem is every new concept needs to build on previous knowledge. Eventually a problem or concept surfaces where that missing link creates a huge obstacle (this usually happens in pre-calculus or trigonometry, or if you are lucky your


Education

Georgia Institute of Technology
Engineering

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Canton, GA 30114
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/1/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is such a fun math topic - it is intuitive, practical and physical. It is easy to see why the theories work if you break them down and use a lot of practical examples. Unfortunately, the reason students hate geometry is proofs. You have to memorize a lot of vocabulary and get used to math terminology like theta, subtend and pythagorean. I can help make the terminology less scary and show students systems for solving proofs.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be a very challenging subject for students. Often this is the first time variables are introduced and honestly seeing letters in math is quite threatening. Also, fractions are reintroduced and proportions build on that knowledge-subjects most students struggle with through high school. I am excellent at helping students understand the meaning of a variable and why they are useful. I can also break down difficult concepts such as proportions and help them understand why learning to do those problems and apply them to every day life is a valuable skill.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is the subject I teach the most frequently, and it is also the one that is most difficult to teach well. While it depends on the student, generally explaining trigonometric functions in terms of geometry or basic algebra helps significantly. Also, I currently have 3 precalculus students all of whom have increased their scores by an entire letter grade.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, SAT Math

Math

Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is such a fun math topic - it is intuitive, practical and physical. It is easy to see why the theories work if you break them down and use a lot of practical examples. Unfortunately, the reason students hate geometry is proofs. You have to memorize a lot of vocabulary and get used to math terminology like theta, subtend and pythagorean. I can help make the terminology less scary and show students systems for solving proofs.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be a very challenging subject for students. Often this is the first time variables are introduced and honestly seeing letters in math is quite threatening. Also, fractions are reintroduced and proportions build on that knowledge-subjects most students struggle with through high school. I am excellent at helping students understand the meaning of a variable and why they are useful. I can also break down difficult concepts such as proportions and help them understand why learning to do those problems and apply them to every day life is a valuable skill.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is the subject I teach the most frequently, and it is also the one that is most difficult to teach well. While it depends on the student, generally explaining trigonometric functions in terms of geometry or basic algebra helps significantly. Also, I currently have 3 precalculus students all of whom have increased their scores by an entire letter grade.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is such a fun math topic - it is intuitive, practical and physical. It is easy to see why the theories work if you break them down and use a lot of practical examples. Unfortunately, the reason students hate geometry is proofs. You have to memorize a lot of vocabulary and get used to math terminology like theta, subtend and pythagorean. I can help make the terminology less scary and show students systems for solving proofs.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be a very challenging subject for students. Often this is the first time variables are introduced and honestly seeing letters in math is quite threatening. Also, fractions are reintroduced and proportions build on that knowledge-subjects most students struggle with through high school. I am excellent at helping students understand the meaning of a variable and why they are useful. I can also break down difficult concepts such as proportions and help them understand why learning to do those problems and apply them to every day life is a valuable skill.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is the subject I teach the most frequently, and it is also the one that is most difficult to teach well. While it depends on the student, generally explaining trigonometric functions in terms of geometry or basic algebra helps significantly. Also, I currently have 3 precalculus students all of whom have increased their scores by an entire letter grade.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus

Summer

Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is such a fun math topic - it is intuitive, practical and physical. It is easy to see why the theories work if you break them down and use a lot of practical examples. Unfortunately, the reason students hate geometry is proofs. You have to memorize a lot of vocabulary and get used to math terminology like theta, subtend and pythagorean. I can help make the terminology less scary and show students systems for solving proofs.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

She taught me that basically, Derivative = Slope, and how to find a derivative from a graph. I knew more about Derivatives, and now am able to apply it whenever there is a problem. She has good teaching methods with very few drawbacks.

Raj, 9 lessons with Ashley

The Best

My daughter really enjoys her sessions with Ashley. Ashley is personable, knowledgeable and is able to explain what she needs in the way my daughter can understand and apply to her school work.

Lynn, 9 lessons with Ashley

Very knowledgeable of subject area and resources! Great tutor.

Ashley helped me review middle grades math for a teacher certification test. She gave me resources to continue learning as well.

Chelsea , 1 lesson with Ashley

Very patient, thorough tutor that has really helped fill in the gaps for IB Calculus

My daughter has been working with Ashley for the last month for an IB calculus class. She has been extremely helpful in filling in gaps of knowledge that my daughter has had. She is very enthusiastic, energetic, patient, thorough and has a genuine concern for her student's understanding.

Nasr, 69 lessons with Ashley

Positive and Encouraging!

Ashley is a major asset to our academic life! She has an incredible amount of knowledge in her subject areas and knows just how to help both my children with what they need. She is positive and patient. Ashley also helps the student understand what's expected of them and pushes them to the next level! We are very happy to have found her!

Trina, 133 lessons with Ashley

Excellent Tutor

Upon meeting Ashley for the first time I felt that her dedication and expertise would guide my daughter through her Math EOCT. I also felt that her passion for not only the subject matter, but also in helping my daughter, would be a inspiration for her to become more interested in the subject. Ashley excelled in all my expectations and I'm very appreciative that we found her on WyzAnt.

Ervin, 4 lessons with Ashley

Excellent tutor

I was with my son for this session, and it seems the fog that he has been in has cleared. I am anxiously awaiting the test scores from his test, as he feels he did well. Ashley is very knowledgeable and patient. We are pleased to have found her.

Sean, 28 lessons with Ashley

$75/hour

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Ashley W.

$75/hour

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