Search

Camelia C.

Experienced and patient teacher making math approachable.

Experienced and patient teacher making math approachable.

$40/hour

About Camelia


Bio

Two of my college professors supported and encouraged me to choose education as my major. I chose to work in a Laboratory instead.
Fast-forward several years and I found myself training the newly-hired Laboratory Technicians and shared the joy, and frustrations, of teaching with my former professors. They listened, smiled and approved.

One Sunday morning, I found myself agreeing to tutor a homeschooling high school student. Her Mom was a Music teacher with a deep dislike for mathematics...

Two of my college professors supported and encouraged me to choose education as my major. I chose to work in a Laboratory instead.
Fast-forward several years and I found myself training the newly-hired Laboratory Technicians and shared the joy, and frustrations, of teaching with my former professors. They listened, smiled and approved.

One Sunday morning, I found myself agreeing to tutor a homeschooling high school student. Her Mom was a Music teacher with a deep dislike for mathematics in general. That was the turning point in my understanding of what makes me happy: seeing the "aha" moment in my students' faces.
For the next several years, I used every method from hands-on explanations of quadratic equations to drawing 3-D graph on my basement floor in order to help my students grasp and retain the concepts while building a strong foundation for future college course.

Last year I was offered, and accepted, a tutoring position with Waubonsee Community College. As such, I have been tutoring students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus.

I have been teaching and/or tutoring for the last nineteen years and enjoying every minute of it. Every student teaches me another way of looking at the exact same material.

I am looking forward to helping you, and your family, find the answer to your math problems and making your dreams possible.


Education

DeVry University (summa cum laude)
Technical Management

Policies


Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Elementary Education

Homeschool

Homeschool

I started teaching home-schooled students in March of 1998. At that time, I was supporting the parents to teach Elementary Math, Algebra I,II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Ancient Latin and Earth Science. The curriculums that I am most familiar with are: Math-u-see, Alpha Omega Publications, Henle Latin, Saxon, Cambridge Latin, Ambleside Online, Apologia series and Charlotte Mason. We used a public space to meet three times a week and go over the new lesson/s, run the experiments and answer questions raised by the homework given. Also,I have been a homeschooling parent for the last 12 years and consider the time I spent teaching our daughter one of the most important investments in her future.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Number theory/properties, graphing, equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring and exponents are some of the most common problems I encounter during my tutoring sessions. I use a variety of teaching methods (hands-on/manipulative make for a great change from the visual lectures) to address the problems while supporting the student's learning styles. For the last 19 years, I have been a private tutor for students from public, private and homeschooling communities. I am presently tutoring at Waubonsee Community College in addition to my private students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Completing the square, imaginary/complex numbers, solving equations with fractional exponents, graphing circles and parabolas, parallel/perpendicular lines, rational expressions and using the quadratic formula are some of the most common problems I encounter during my tutoring sessions. I use a variety of teaching methods (hands-on/manipulative make for a great change from the visual lectures) to address the problems while supporting the student's learning styles. For the last 19 years, I have been a private tutor for students from public, private and homeschooling communities. I am presently tutoring at Waubonsee Community College in addition to my private students.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have been a private tutor for the last 19 years. Calculus I is one of my favorite subjects given its use of Algebra and Trigonometry. Some of my favorite topics are limits, derivatives/applications, integral/applications, chain and product rules and advanced graphing methods.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the hands-on sister of all math areas because of its dependence on visual cues like drawings. My favorite topics in Geometry are: transformations (translation, rotation, reflection and dilation; all used extensively in video game graphics); congruence/similarity, right angle triangles/trigonometry; coordinate (analytic ) geometry, circles and solid Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been teaching/tutoring Pre-Algebra for the last 19 years.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

My favorites topics in Pre-calculus are trigonometric equations and identities, matrices, conics, sequences/series and imaginary/complex numbers. Most of my Pre-Calculus students have a hard time with Trigonometric equations and identities which provide the basis for of the integration methods. Also, understanding sequences and series is the basis for limits, derivatives and integrals.
SAT Math

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been working with students for over 19 years: as a teacher for my homeschool students and a tutor for my students from private and/ or public schools. To get ready for the big day, we go over content, format and strategies of the test. My strengths are in the mathematics and science plus a proven record of coaching my students to logically beat the odds of winning over the fear and emotional rollercoaster of testing.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Number theory/properties, graphing, equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring and exponents are some of the most common problems I encounter during my tutoring sessions. I use a variety of teaching methods (hands-on/manipulative make for a great change from the visual lectures) to address the problems while supporting the student's learning styles. For the last 19 years, I have been a private tutor for students from public, private and homeschooling communities. I am presently tutoring at Waubonsee Community College in addition to my private students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Completing the square, imaginary/complex numbers, solving equations with fractional exponents, graphing circles and parabolas, parallel/perpendicular lines, rational expressions and using the quadratic formula are some of the most common problems I encounter during my tutoring sessions. I use a variety of teaching methods (hands-on/manipulative make for a great change from the visual lectures) to address the problems while supporting the student's learning styles. For the last 19 years, I have been a private tutor for students from public, private and homeschooling communities. I am presently tutoring at Waubonsee Community College in addition to my private students.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have been a private tutor for the last 19 years. Calculus I is one of my favorite subjects given its use of Algebra and Trigonometry. Some of my favorite topics are limits, derivatives/applications, integral/applications, chain and product rules and advanced graphing methods.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the hands-on sister of all math areas because of its dependence on visual cues like drawings. My favorite topics in Geometry are: transformations (translation, rotation, reflection and dilation; all used extensively in video game graphics); congruence/similarity, right angle triangles/trigonometry; coordinate (analytic ) geometry, circles and solid Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been teaching/tutoring Pre-Algebra for the last 19 years.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

My favorites topics in Pre-calculus are trigonometric equations and identities, matrices, conics, sequences/series and imaginary/complex numbers. Most of my Pre-Calculus students have a hard time with Trigonometric equations and identities which provide the basis for of the integration methods. Also, understanding sequences and series is the basis for limits, derivatives and integrals.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Last year I was offered, and accepted, a tutoring position with Waubonsee Community College. As such, I have been tutoring students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. My favorite topics in Trigonometry are: law of sines and cosines, trigonometric identities/equations, unit circle, Pythagorean Theorem, graphs of the basic 3 trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, tangent), right triangles and general triangles trigonometry.
SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Number theory/properties, graphing, equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring and exponents are some of the most common problems I encounter during my tutoring sessions. I use a variety of teaching methods (hands-on/manipulative make for a great change from the visual lectures) to address the problems while supporting the student's learning styles. For the last 19 years, I have been a private tutor for students from public, private and homeschooling communities. I am presently tutoring at Waubonsee Community College in addition to my private students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Completing the square, imaginary/complex numbers, solving equations with fractional exponents, graphing circles and parabolas, parallel/perpendicular lines, rational expressions and using the quadratic formula are some of the most common problems I encounter during my tutoring sessions. I use a variety of teaching methods (hands-on/manipulative make for a great change from the visual lectures) to address the problems while supporting the student's learning styles. For the last 19 years, I have been a private tutor for students from public, private and homeschooling communities. I am presently tutoring at Waubonsee Community College in addition to my private students.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have been a private tutor for the last 19 years. Calculus I is one of my favorite subjects given its use of Algebra and Trigonometry. Some of my favorite topics are limits, derivatives/applications, integral/applications, chain and product rules and advanced graphing methods.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the hands-on sister of all math areas because of its dependence on visual cues like drawings. My favorite topics in Geometry are: transformations (translation, rotation, reflection and dilation; all used extensively in video game graphics); congruence/similarity, right angle triangles/trigonometry; coordinate (analytic ) geometry, circles and solid Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been teaching/tutoring Pre-Algebra for the last 19 years.
Precalculus

Precalculus

My favorites topics in Pre-calculus are trigonometric equations and identities, matrices, conics, sequences/series and imaginary/complex numbers. Most of my Pre-Calculus students have a hard time with Trigonometric equations and identities which provide the basis for of the integration methods. Also, understanding sequences and series is the basis for limits, derivatives and integrals.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Number theory/properties, graphing, equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring and exponents are some of the most common problems I encounter during my tutoring sessions. I use a variety of teaching methods (hands-on/manipulative make for a great change from the visual lectures) to address the problems while supporting the student's learning styles. For the last 19 years, I have been a private tutor for students from public, private and homeschooling communities. I am presently tutoring at Waubonsee Community College in addition to my private students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Completing the square, imaginary/complex numbers, solving equations with fractional exponents, graphing circles and parabolas, parallel/perpendicular lines, rational expressions and using the quadratic formula are some of the most common problems I encounter during my tutoring sessions. I use a variety of teaching methods (hands-on/manipulative make for a great change from the visual lectures) to address the problems while supporting the student's learning styles. For the last 19 years, I have been a private tutor for students from public, private and homeschooling communities. I am presently tutoring at Waubonsee Community College in addition to my private students.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have been a private tutor for the last 19 years. Calculus I is one of my favorite subjects given its use of Algebra and Trigonometry. Some of my favorite topics are limits, derivatives/applications, integral/applications, chain and product rules and advanced graphing methods.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is the hands-on sister of all math areas because of its dependence on visual cues like drawings. My favorite topics in Geometry are: transformations (translation, rotation, reflection and dilation; all used extensively in video game graphics); congruence/similarity, right angle triangles/trigonometry; coordinate (analytic ) geometry, circles and solid Geometry.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been working with students for over 19 years: as a teacher for my homeschool students and a tutor for my students from private and/ or public schools. To get ready for the big day, we go over content, format and strategies of the test. My strengths are in the mathematics and science plus a proven record of coaching my students to logically beat the odds of winning over the fear and emotional rollercoaster of testing.
SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Camelia has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (302 ratings)
5 star
(292)
4 star
(8)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


8th grade math autistic student

So delighted to have found this gem. Her knowledge and patience make her 10 stars hands down. I have been looking for a tutor with understanding of dealing with a student with special needs and different learning styles. She met with us, reviewed iep docs, course work, text books and standardized testing... She looks at my son, believes in him and demands he do so as well. I am excited about our educational adventure together.

Eva, 1 lesson with Camelia

Patient and Understanding Tutor

My daughter's comprehension has increased in a short amount of time working with Camelia. My daughter is able to articulate her understanding of different concepts. I appreciate Camelia's time and energy.

Toccarra, 22 lessons with Camelia

Great tutor!

She was very helpful and patient with my son. He has always struggled with math and she explained in a way he could understand. Will definitely use her help again, highly recommended!

Laurie, 1 lesson with Camelia

Knowledgeable and patient tutor =)

Ms. Camelia was very helpful and patient with my daughter who was preparing for an upcoming geometry test. Will definitely request her assistance in the future. Thank you. =)

YOLANDA, 1 lesson with Camelia

Highly Recommended!

Camelia is great! She has always been there for my daughter, even last minute tutor requests for the past year. She is very kind and has never failed to explain even the hardest of math problems. She is highly recommended!

Amy, 8 lessons with Camelia

Thank you

Once again, thank you so much for the last minute help as we were preparing for midterms. We really appreciate it.

Ayana, 19 lessons with Camelia

Great tutor

My daughter's grade has improved and she is on the right track now. Camelia breaks the math problems down so she better understand the problem. Camelia is an outstanding tutor.

Angela , 21 lessons with Camelia

Great Improvement

My son going to Camelia for tutoring for a few months. His algebra grade has improved from a C to an A. She has also began going through the college admissions process and SAT prep. She has been very helpful.

Noel, 89 lessons with Camelia

Great Math tutor

She was very good and helped me review a lot of material. I will use her again in the future if possible for other problems I might have with other subjects. Hope she is available when we need her next time, will start this process earlier.

Sandy, 1 lesson with Camelia
Contact Camelia

Response time: 27 minutes

$40/hour

Camelia C.

$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Camelia

Response time: 27 minutes