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“**Great tutor, very patient!**”

I am currently in my fourth year of graduate studies in the mathematics PhD program at the University of Iowa, and I have a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

In the past 7 years, I have been a TA for multiple calculus courses, geometry and abstract algebra, after which I was nominated for the

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Our son has met with Ana for just a few sessions and already his algebra grade has gone from an F to a C. He is a challenging student and she is very patient but persistent. She has high (but reasonable) expectations and really works with him to help him reach his goals. She is very professional and we highly recommend Ana.

Ana definitely knows her stuff! She was able to help me with every single homework question I had without hesitation. Her handwriting is legible and her notes are organized, making it easy for me to review the material covered at each session. She made great use of time by teaching me solely what I needed/wanted to know in order to understand basic concepts and solve problems for business calculus. I went from being completely lost in my math class to being able to solve almost any problem thrown my way in just a couple of weeks. Thank you, Ana, for teaching me helpful tricks that make memorization and problem solving easier.

Ana is an amazing tutor who helps me with upper division math topics and homework! She is very knowledgeable and patient. I'm very happy that she's my tutor.

This is feedback from my son but he would rate Ana as one of his all time best teachers. She tutored him for college calculus and he was extremely happy with what Ana could provide. Her ability to impart the subject matter and put it in terms that he could understand was great. Thank you!

Ana has been very helpful explaining physics concepts to my high-schooler. She responds quickly to my e-mail requests. It has reduced the stress level around this house significantly. Highly recommend.

Ana is a great tutor! She is very knowledgeable and able to organize the concepts behind the formulas in a way that my daughter can understand. She is patient and persistent reinforcing the lessons. We are very pleased.

On the minus side, Ana is the most expensive tutor we contacted and she was a little unprofessional. She was going to drive to our house for the lesson, but when she found out we were "only" needing one hour, she decided we were too far out and would meet us half way. Then, a few hours before our lesson, she wanted to move the lesson to a later time so that she could go out to dinner with a friend (to her credit, she did not move the time when I let her know that it would be inconvenient for my husband and son).

On the plus side, my son liked her teaching style and felt that she was very knowledgeable about calculus and helpful. She covered all the material he was concerned about. He was a lot more confident about his cumulative final after the lesson and felt it was time well spent.

Hi,

Firstly I'd like to say that working with your son was delightful and he was extremely smart as well as very easy to work with. He understood everything I said very quickly and it is always a pleasure to teach someone like him.

I wanted to clarify, however, that I drove for one hour each way to meet with your son at the Starbucks near your house, and I typically do not drive that far to meet with someone for such a short period of time as it is not economically savvy. An hour is the shortest length for a tutoring appointment with me. I did not mean any disrespect in suggesting that we meet at the Starbucks, but I do have to be conscious of my time and its value. I hope you understand. The reason that I do charge more than other tutors is because I have a Master's degree in Mathematics and 7 years of experience teaching and tutoring. I understand that the price is high, but I always deliver a very high quality education and this is what I consider its value to be. It is completely understandable if you are uncomfortable with the price or disagree. I did try to alleviate the blow by staying an extra ten minutes free of charge. I very much so enjoyed working with your son and I hope you understand my situation as well. I wish you and your family a happy new year.

Saved my life in calculus. Teaches the material better than the professor. Also, can show you neat tricks to further your understand. Very patient if your a slow learner. Love her!

Enjoyed Ana very much and is flexible or works with your schedule! Responds in a timely manner and is eager to help.

Ana is an excellent tutor. We asked for her assistance for my son a 6th grader. He transferred to a new school and was having trouble adjusting to the math curriculum. In his first six weeks of getting tutorial help from Miss Ana he improved his grade by 15 points! It was amazing. She was very professional but personable with my son. My son of course was not happy with having to receive tutoring but he warmed up to her soon enough. She made him feel comfortable with not understanding the subject. She patiently worked with him through the semester and we saw the improvement every report card. She is highly recommended.

Diane

Anna is very patient, flexible with her schedule, and thorough in her explanations of the material. She does a good job of identifying and targeting your problem areas, and working through them until you become comfortable with the material. She is able to take difficult concepts and break them down into easy to understand bits of information, which makes the material seem far less daunting. Anna's help has been worth every penny!

Anna has always been very helpful explaining problems to me, and making sure that I understand them. Working with her has greatly improved all of my math skills. She is always easy to reach and quick to get back to me as well. I highly recommend working with Anna.

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I used to work for a company in Houston which specialized in ACT and SAT tutoring. We were taught special tricks and methods to improve students' ACT and SAT scores. I focus on both explaining the methods to train for this particular test as well as to teach the mathematics behind the problems to explain the fundamental concepts necessary to not only achieve a good grade on the test, but also succeed in future math courses.

Description of course: The ACT math consists of basic geometry, algebra, arithmetic and trigonometry. This test differs from the SAT in that you are not penalized for guessing and there are 60 problems to do in 60 minutes, but they are generally more straight forward and slightly easier.

I used to work for a company in Houston which specialized in ACT and SAT tutoring. We were taught special tricks and methods to improve students' ACT and SAT scores. I focus on both explaining the methods to train for this particular test as well as to teach the mathematics behind the problems to explain the fundamental concepts necessary to not only achieve a good grade on the test, but also succeed in future math courses.

Description: This test covers material from biology, chemistry and physics, but mainly the test focuses on data analysis. There will be 7 passages of which 6 will contain data given on a variety of charts and graphs. At the end of each passage there will be a series of 5-7 questions most of which can be answered by analyzing the graphs and charts. There is always one analytical question which is a bit more challenging at the end of each passage.

When it comes to math, some students prefer learning by pictures and graphs and others like a more "algebraic" approach. I tend to explain concepts in multiple ways and let the student guide me by seeing what they understand better. I adapt my teaching methods to my students to customize a plan that will work for them. Every person learns differently. There are several methods I generally apply that have proved successful with most or even all of my students. I explain in a way that clicks for them. Description: Algebra 1 consists mainly of understanding the concept of a variable and learning to solve linear equations with a variety of methods.

When it comes to math, some students prefer learning by pictures and graphs and others like a more "algebraic" approach. I tend to explain concepts in multiple ways and let the student guide me by seeing what they understand better. I adapt my teaching methods to my students to customize a plan that will work for them. Every person learns differently. There are several methods I generally apply that have proved successful with most or even all of my students. I explain in a way that clicks for them. Description: The main goal is to understand the concept of a function and to be able to work with a variety of different types of functions. You will learn to graph, solve and identify key elements of different types of functions. In certain cases, you will learn some formulas that will help you solve or graph these functions.

Calculus is my favorite course to teach! I have been teaching calculus for about 9 years and have a LOT of success stories! I focus a lot on theory as this is the most important aspect of calculus and it's the most fundamental tool to solve any of the problems. I also do a lot of practice problems and make problems up that tend to show the various ways in which a concept can be applied. I try to tie it as much as possible to something of interest for each particular student and do my absolute best to keep things from getting boring. I think that these tutoring sessions go by the fastest and students tend to (rather reluctantly) enjoy themselves. As much as they'll hate to admit it, they have fun!

The goal of the course is to teach a variety of concepts which further analyze a certain family of functions. Some of these concepts are limits, derivatives and integrals. In the second part of the course, you learn about sequences and series and the concept of convergence and divergence of each. You also learn more integration techniques and become acquainted with the concept of double integrals.

I took an honors discrete math at the University of Texas at Austin and I got a very high A in it. I later graded for this same class and I also graded for a different discrete class. I also took and graded a Number Theory class (which is very similar) and I have taken many abstract Algebra courses that are also very similar.

Discrete math is basically an introduction to proofs and basic logic all of which is extremely abundant throughout the major in mathematics.

This course mainly focuses on Euclidean Geometry which is a very nice and visual course. A lot of students struggle with this course because it is the first time where they are asked to write proofs of theorems. At first, this is a daunting and intimidating task for most, but with time and guidance it gets a lot easier. I have had several students recently that have needed help with geometry so I feel very comfortable with this subject and am very capable of explaining the concepts, proofs and ideas in many different ways. This course can be deceivingly fun and interesting, so hopefully I can help make it less scary and more positive.

I used to work for a company in Houston which specialized in standardized test tutoring. We were taught special tricks and methods to improve students' scores, mainly in the SAT and ACT, but the GRE is not very different. I focus on both explaining the methods to train for this particular test as well as to teach the mathematics behind the problems to explain the fundamental concepts necessary to not only achieve a good grade on the test, but also succeed in future math courses.

Description of course: The GRE math consists of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis. You can either take the computer delivered test or the paper delivered test. Both are timed, and you are free, within that section, to skip questions and come back to them later or change the answer to a question. The online version also allows you to mark/flag questions so you can come back to them later. In both you are provided a calculator (an on-screen one for the computer delivered version). It is an exam that you must prepare for in order to succeed, but it is not conceptually terribly difficult. The key is practice, practice, practice!

Linear Algebra was one of the first proof based courses I ever took, and was one of the reasons I fell in love with math. At first it is an in depth review of what you learn about Matrices in high school, so you'll learn matrix multiplication, row reduction techniques, determinants, and some properties of matrices, for example matrices don't necessarily commute under multiplication. Later you will learn about vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, changing bases and maybe touch on some complex numbers. It's an in depth course where you focus a lot on why mathematical theorems are true and spend some time learning formal proofs. It's a very important class to understand well if you're a math major and it can be a bit challenging, but also it's very interesting and can be a lot of fun!

Pre-calculus and trig are generally very challenging courses for students. Unfortunately, a lot of times you can actually get pretty good grades in these courses without understanding too much of the material and relying heavily on memorization. This leads to the major issues we see in calculus every year, because a good pre-calculus foundation is crucial to succeed in calculus. I specialize in explaining concepts and teaching students where the information comes from, allowing them to derive it all themselves if they forget what to do during an exam when they're nervous, or simply after several months of not using it. I also do encourage some degree of memorization, but I am a firm believer in minimizing the usage of that part of your brain as much as possible since it is notoriously the least reliable, and the most overused.

I used to work for a company in Houston which specialized in standardized test tutoring. We were taught special tricks and methods to improve students' scores for the SAT and ACT exams. I focus on both explaining the methods to train for these particular tests as well as to teach the mathematics behind the problems to explain the fundamental concepts necessary to not only achieve a good grade on the test, but also succeed in future math courses.

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