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Phaidra B.

Lawrenceville, GA

$40/hour

MS Civil Engineering Grad, Patient, Well-Rounded Math & Spanish Tutor

4.8 average from 97 ratings
Great Tutor. Very Patient
— Carla, Suwanee, GA on 8/29/14

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Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Architecture
North Carolina A&T State University
Master's

Education

Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI 49103 (Architecture)

North Carolina A&T State University (Master's)

About Phaidra

Servicing clients Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Greetings! My name is Phaidra and I love math! I have a BS in Architecture and a MS in Civil Engineering. My teaching experience includes working at a local community college, teaching elementary school math, high school math (Algebra I & II), adult high school geometry and substituting math classes for a local middle school. I also have experience tutoring adults and children one-on-one.

Many people that I tutor say I explain math so well that I should be a teacher. My approach to tutoring is that I create a very comfortable, stress-free, encouraging atmosphere so that my students focus more on learning than on what they don't know. I use math jargon but try to make sure the student not only understands what (s)he is doing, but why and how it relates to other topics they have learned. I think it is important for students to understand the interconnectedness of mathematical principles as well as the "method" behind solving problems instead of simply following a bunch of steps.

As for Spanish, I lived in Spain for two years when I was a child, so that gave me a good foundation in the language. I continued my studies in Spanish through college and have even taught high school Spanish I and II. I currently attend a Spanish speaking church where I am very active as church secretary, young kids leader, part of the communication department and youth religious programming department and small group leader. So, you can see, my Spanish is very good. I can help you with composition, grammar, conversation, pronunciation, reading, etc. Quiero y puedo ayudarte!

*Due to Sabbath observance, I am unavailable to tutor, respond to requests and/or messages during the hours of Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. Thank you for understanding.
Servicing clients Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Greetings! My name is Phaidra and I love math! I have a BS in Architecture and a MS in Civil
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor. Very Patient"

- Carla, Suwanee, GA on 8/29/14
Phaidra replied on 9/1/2014

Thank you so much! I'm glad to help. Congratulate your daughter on passing her test! The hard work paid off.

"Very Patient"

- Willie, Lawrenceville, GA on 2/15/16

"Phaidra was amazing in explaining algebraic concepts in how it relates to statistics."

- MIchelle, Suwanee, GA on 10/16/15

"Excellent Geometry etc. Tutor"

- Sasheen, Duluth, GA on 3/6/15

"Good Algebra Tutor"

- Cynthia, Snellville, GA on 2/10/15
Phaidra replied on 2/11/2015

Yay! Mission accomplished!

"Patient and Awesome Tutor!"

- Keisa, Sandy Springs, GA on 12/16/14

"Great Tutor and Highly Recommend!"

- Ronda, Grayson, GA on 8/30/14
Phaidra replied on 8/31/2014

It is a pleasure tutoring your son. Thank you for entrusting me with the privilege of being his tutor.

"Excellent tutor, very flexible"

- Adrian, Buford, GA on 4/15/13
Phaidra replied on 8/31/2014

Thank you for your kind words. It is my pleasure to work with your son.

"A True God Send!"

- Patricia, Lawrenceville, GA on 2/18/13
Phaidra replied on 8/31/2014

Thank you for your review! Your son is "friggin awesome" too!

"Five star tutor"

- Sandra, Lawrenceville, GA on 2/18/13

"Very Patient!!!"

- Jennifer, Dacula, GA on 9/11/12
Phaidra replied on 8/31/2014

I am so glad that I was able to successfully navigate you through word problems. See, they aren't so bad, are they?

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Trigonometry
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Spanish
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

Taught high school Algebra 1

Algebra 2

Taught high school Algebra II
Tutored College Algebra at a local community college.

Precalculus

MS Civil Engineer graduate; former high school math teacher

Spanish

Taught high school Spanish I & II.
Am bi-lingual

Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Architecture
North Carolina A&T State University
Master's

Education

Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI 49103 (Architecture)

North Carolina A&T State University (Master's)

Great Tutor. Very Patient — Phaidra is a great tutor. I am new to the area and did not know what to do. I needed a tutor for my daughter in trigonometry asap. She tutored my daughter for 50 minutes one evening and it was the same evening that I contacted her. It was the evening my daughter had a test and my daughter passed the test with an 88%. Yes just one time is all it took. I definitely plan to use her again if I need a ...

— Carla, Suwanee, GA on 8/29/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Phaidra will travel within 15 miles of Lawrenceville, GA 30046.