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Camelia C.

Experienced and patient teacher making math approachable.

Experienced and patient teacher making math approachable.

$40/hour

  • 2,428 hours tutoring

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

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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


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5.0 (502 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable, patient and kind tutor

It was wonderful that Camelia put in the effort to establish good rapport with my 13yo daughter, by getting to know her as a whole person. Camelia is patient, and was able to effectively assess my daughter's math skills, and I believe she will be able to target and strengthen the gaps in her knowledge to help to increase my daughter's confidence in math.

Leana, 5 lessons with Camelia

Professional and understanding tutor

Camelia has looked at what my son needs to focus on overall and not just the homework in front of him. She's teaching him foundational skills so that he can be successful long-term.

Dawn, 10 lessons with Camelia

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Systems of inequalities, my daughter felt much better n had a good understanding once they were done. Will be booking again oncey daughter starts a new lesson because this was helpful. You can submit the work you need help with and she uses a whiteboard to go through the problems

Brianna, 1 lesson with Camelia

Very Helpful

Explained material well and went over specific questions I had. She was very patient and helped me receive a better understanding of material.

Alexis, 2 lessons with Camelia

Great Teacher

Camellia is bringing this course to life for me! I will be continuing to use her while in this course

Raissa, 1 lesson with Camelia

Funny and knowledgeable

Camelia was a great instructor. Fun and knowledgeable. She did a great job to make sure I understood the lesson completely. I would highly recommend her to anyone doing Algebra 1.

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Camelia

Super helpful

Love how she works with my son to build his skills in Latin so he has the base of the language. She is encouraging when working with him and very helpful. The first session went very well, and he is looking forward to the next.

Beth, 93 lessons with Camelia

Super helpful

Love how she works with my son to build his skills in Latin so he has the base of the language. She is encouraging when working with him and very helpful. The first session went very well, and he is looking forward to the next.

Beth, 93 lessons with Camelia

Great job

She is explaining what my daughter needs to do to excel on the Math portion of the SAT. My daughter is getting a better understanding of the necessary skills to excel.

Steve, 23 lessons with Camelia
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$40/hour

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