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Deborah P.

Experienced Middle and High School Math Tutor - Math Diva

Experienced Middle and High School Math Tutor - Math Diva

$45/hour

  • 1,647 hours tutoring

  • Country Club Hills, IL 60478

"Very good Algebra tutor"

Shundrawn, 36 lessons with Deborah

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Bio

Hello students and parents:

My name is Deborah P., and I have over ten years of experience teaching mathematics in secondary education, seven of which include teaching all levels of Algebra with traditional and inquiry-based curriculum. In addition, I have instructed students in middle school mathematics through Pre-calculus. Currently, I tutor middle school and high school mathematics. I am looking forward to assisting your student and helping them to achieve their fullest potential...

Hello students and parents:

My name is Deborah P., and I have over ten years of experience teaching mathematics in secondary education, seven of which include teaching all levels of Algebra with traditional and inquiry-based curriculum. In addition, I have instructed students in middle school mathematics through Pre-calculus. Currently, I tutor middle school and high school mathematics. I am looking forward to assisting your student and helping them to achieve their fullest potential this school year.

I incorporate a variety of strategies in my instruction-tutoring methods to reach every student. Examples of strategies utilized are direct instruction; helping students work out problems. Other methods are visual and hands-on instruction, or I will use everyday experiences to relate to the math concept and if necessary I will use authentic inquiry-based methods and questioning. We will also study and learn the vocabulary-key terms associated with mathematical concepts for better understanding. And, of course, I will include practice and drills to reinforce math skills and concepts. All of these strategies are designed not only to master a concept, but also to help students better understand and apply the concept to other situations-subjects.


Education

Illinois Institute Of Technology
Chemical Engineering
Northwestern University
Other
Illinois Institue of Technology
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: Group Rates: $70/hr for a group of 2-3 people. Rate for College Math: $45/hr & up based on the course level.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Country Club Hills, IL 60478
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/28/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over ten years of experience teaching mathematics in secondary education, seven of which include teaching all levels of Algebra with traditional and inquiry-based curriculum. My expertise and knowledge includes basic algebraic operations such as order of operations, evaluating expressions, simplifying and expanding the distributive property. I really enjoy explaining how to solve one-step and two-step equations to students in middle or high school. In additon, I am able to help students develop logical and critical thinking skills to solve simple and challenging word problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I bring over ten years of teaching mathematics in secondary education; four of which include teaching College Prep Algebra and Advanced Algebra. My expertise includes solving systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants. In addition, I have helped students to gain knowledge and understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions. My goal is to build upon the algebraic and geometric skills learned in previous courses so your student can use prior knowledge to gain new knowledge about more functions.
Geometry,

Geometry

My expertise in teaching Geometry includes explaining the following concepts and skills: -Points, lines and collinear points -Planes and intersection of two planes Practice drawing and naming points, lines, collinear points and planes -Line segments and their measures Practice drawing, naming and measuring line segments Using the Segment Addition Postulate and algebra Finding segment length using distance formula Angles and their measures Practice naming angles, and measuring angles with a protractor Classifying types of angles: acute, obtuse, right and straight Exploring the concepts of Bisector: Mini-project: Folding Bisectors for angles and segments Finding midpoints and endpoints of segments -Using the Angle Addition Postulate Calculating measures of adjacent angles Using angle bisectors - Angles and Intersecting lines Identify vertical angles and linear pairs Identify complimentary and supplementary angles Finding angle pairs in multi-step problem Reasoning and Proofs Write reasons for steps in a proof and justify your statements for Line Segments Angle pairs Similar and Congruent Figures, Quadrilaterals and Right Triangle Trigonometry
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My experience with tutoring Pre-algebra has included helping students to master the arithmetic of fractions: adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators, multiplying and dividing fractions. Also the arithmetic of decimals: adding, subtracting and multiplying and dividing decimals Identifying and generating equivalent forms of rational numbers including whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Using exponents to represent whole numbers,and exponential and scientific notation In addition, I will reinforce the algebraic order of operation and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to evaluate expressions. Also evaluating simple algebraic expressions with one variable. Ratios to describe to proportional situations and other concepts will be reinforced as needed.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I bring over ten years of teaching mathematics in secondary education; five of which include teaching and tutoring Precalculus. My expertise involves helping students to connect concepts learned in Algebra 2 and build a bridge to what they are learning in Precalculus. In addition, I help students to gain knowledge and improve understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions, graphs and equations. My goal is to build upon the algebraic and geometric skills learned in previous courses so your student can use prior knowledge to gain new knowledge about more functions.
Chemistry, Physics, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over ten years of experience teaching mathematics in secondary education, seven of which include teaching all levels of Algebra with traditional and inquiry-based curriculum. My expertise and knowledge includes basic algebraic operations such as order of operations, evaluating expressions, simplifying and expanding the distributive property. I really enjoy explaining how to solve one-step and two-step equations to students in middle or high school. In additon, I am able to help students develop logical and critical thinking skills to solve simple and challenging word problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I bring over ten years of teaching mathematics in secondary education; four of which include teaching College Prep Algebra and Advanced Algebra. My expertise includes solving systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants. In addition, I have helped students to gain knowledge and understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions. My goal is to build upon the algebraic and geometric skills learned in previous courses so your student can use prior knowledge to gain new knowledge about more functions.
Geometry,

Geometry

My expertise in teaching Geometry includes explaining the following concepts and skills: -Points, lines and collinear points -Planes and intersection of two planes Practice drawing and naming points, lines, collinear points and planes -Line segments and their measures Practice drawing, naming and measuring line segments Using the Segment Addition Postulate and algebra Finding segment length using distance formula Angles and their measures Practice naming angles, and measuring angles with a protractor Classifying types of angles: acute, obtuse, right and straight Exploring the concepts of Bisector: Mini-project: Folding Bisectors for angles and segments Finding midpoints and endpoints of segments -Using the Angle Addition Postulate Calculating measures of adjacent angles Using angle bisectors - Angles and Intersecting lines Identify vertical angles and linear pairs Identify complimentary and supplementary angles Finding angle pairs in multi-step problem Reasoning and Proofs Write reasons for steps in a proof and justify your statements for Line Segments Angle pairs Similar and Congruent Figures, Quadrilaterals and Right Triangle Trigonometry
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My experience with tutoring Pre-algebra has included helping students to master the arithmetic of fractions: adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators, multiplying and dividing fractions. Also the arithmetic of decimals: adding, subtracting and multiplying and dividing decimals Identifying and generating equivalent forms of rational numbers including whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Using exponents to represent whole numbers,and exponential and scientific notation In addition, I will reinforce the algebraic order of operation and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to evaluate expressions. Also evaluating simple algebraic expressions with one variable. Ratios to describe to proportional situations and other concepts will be reinforced as needed.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I bring over ten years of teaching mathematics in secondary education; five of which include teaching and tutoring Precalculus. My expertise involves helping students to connect concepts learned in Algebra 2 and build a bridge to what they are learning in Precalculus. In addition, I help students to gain knowledge and improve understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions, graphs and equations. My goal is to build upon the algebraic and geometric skills learned in previous courses so your student can use prior knowledge to gain new knowledge about more functions.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I bring more than ten years of teaching mathematics in secondary education; four of which include teaching College Prep Algebra and Advanced Algebra w/Trigonometry. My expertise includes solving systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants. In addition, I have helped students to gain knowledge and understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions. My goal is to build upon the algebraic and geometric skills learned in previous courses so your student can use prior knowledge to gain new knowledge about more functions.
ACT Math, Physics, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over ten years of experience teaching mathematics in secondary education, seven of which include teaching all levels of Algebra with traditional and inquiry-based curriculum. My expertise and knowledge includes basic algebraic operations such as order of operations, evaluating expressions, simplifying and expanding the distributive property. I really enjoy explaining how to solve one-step and two-step equations to students in middle or high school. In additon, I am able to help students develop logical and critical thinking skills to solve simple and challenging word problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I bring over ten years of teaching mathematics in secondary education; four of which include teaching College Prep Algebra and Advanced Algebra. My expertise includes solving systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants. In addition, I have helped students to gain knowledge and understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions. My goal is to build upon the algebraic and geometric skills learned in previous courses so your student can use prior knowledge to gain new knowledge about more functions.
Geometry,

Geometry

My expertise in teaching Geometry includes explaining the following concepts and skills: -Points, lines and collinear points -Planes and intersection of two planes Practice drawing and naming points, lines, collinear points and planes -Line segments and their measures Practice drawing, naming and measuring line segments Using the Segment Addition Postulate and algebra Finding segment length using distance formula Angles and their measures Practice naming angles, and measuring angles with a protractor Classifying types of angles: acute, obtuse, right and straight Exploring the concepts of Bisector: Mini-project: Folding Bisectors for angles and segments Finding midpoints and endpoints of segments -Using the Angle Addition Postulate Calculating measures of adjacent angles Using angle bisectors - Angles and Intersecting lines Identify vertical angles and linear pairs Identify complimentary and supplementary angles Finding angle pairs in multi-step problem Reasoning and Proofs Write reasons for steps in a proof and justify your statements for Line Segments Angle pairs Similar and Congruent Figures, Quadrilaterals and Right Triangle Trigonometry
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My experience with tutoring Pre-algebra has included helping students to master the arithmetic of fractions: adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators, multiplying and dividing fractions. Also the arithmetic of decimals: adding, subtracting and multiplying and dividing decimals Identifying and generating equivalent forms of rational numbers including whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Using exponents to represent whole numbers,and exponential and scientific notation In addition, I will reinforce the algebraic order of operation and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to evaluate expressions. Also evaluating simple algebraic expressions with one variable. Ratios to describe to proportional situations and other concepts will be reinforced as needed.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I bring over ten years of teaching mathematics in secondary education; five of which include teaching and tutoring Precalculus. My expertise involves helping students to connect concepts learned in Algebra 2 and build a bridge to what they are learning in Precalculus. In addition, I help students to gain knowledge and improve understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions, graphs and equations. My goal is to build upon the algebraic and geometric skills learned in previous courses so your student can use prior knowledge to gain new knowledge about more functions.
Chemistry, Physics

Science

Chemistry, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have over ten years of experience teaching mathematics in secondary education, seven of which include teaching all levels of Algebra with traditional and inquiry-based curriculum. My expertise and knowledge includes basic algebraic operations such as order of operations, evaluating expressions, simplifying and expanding the distributive property. I really enjoy explaining how to solve one-step and two-step equations to students in middle or high school. In additon, I am able to help students develop logical and critical thinking skills to solve simple and challenging word problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I bring over ten years of teaching mathematics in secondary education; four of which include teaching College Prep Algebra and Advanced Algebra. My expertise includes solving systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants. In addition, I have helped students to gain knowledge and understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions. My goal is to build upon the algebraic and geometric skills learned in previous courses so your student can use prior knowledge to gain new knowledge about more functions.
Geometry,

Geometry

My expertise in teaching Geometry includes explaining the following concepts and skills: -Points, lines and collinear points -Planes and intersection of two planes Practice drawing and naming points, lines, collinear points and planes -Line segments and their measures Practice drawing, naming and measuring line segments Using the Segment Addition Postulate and algebra Finding segment length using distance formula Angles and their measures Practice naming angles, and measuring angles with a protractor Classifying types of angles: acute, obtuse, right and straight Exploring the concepts of Bisector: Mini-project: Folding Bisectors for angles and segments Finding midpoints and endpoints of segments -Using the Angle Addition Postulate Calculating measures of adjacent angles Using angle bisectors - Angles and Intersecting lines Identify vertical angles and linear pairs Identify complimentary and supplementary angles Finding angle pairs in multi-step problem Reasoning and Proofs Write reasons for steps in a proof and justify your statements for Line Segments Angle pairs Similar and Congruent Figures, Quadrilaterals and Right Triangle Trigonometry
Chemistry, GED, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (470 ratings)
5 star
(402)
4 star
(38)
3 star
(19)
2 star
(3)
1 star
(8)

Reviews


Knowledgeable

Geometry proofs helped me with my confidence on test. I felt like I knew everything,I just did not have enough time to finish the test. In the future I would like to have her help me again if I have future problems in the area of math

Chris, 6 lessons with Deborah

Fabulous!

She is extremely patient and knew the material well. She taught our daughter an easier way than what her class teacher taught. We are very thankful we found Deborah!!

Jenny, 4 lessons with Deborah

Extremely knowledgeable, very friendly and patient tutor

My sophomore aged daughter has been seeing Deborah for a few months now for help in Math across algebra and geometry. My daughter generally doesn't like Math but ever since working with Deborah she truly has turned around and felt more confident about homework and has a renewed motivation to understand the material after learning from Deborah. She truly has a gift for teaching and I'm so grateful we were lucky enough to pair with her.

Elida, 7 lessons with Deborah

Great tutor!

Deborah was able to identify weaknesses and show my son that with a little help, he CAN do math. We appreciate all her help In prepping for the ACT. Even more important- J now says, “I won’t just put the pencil down and give up anymore.” Priceless!

James, 7 lessons with Deborah

Huge help!

My son had a big test and was confused about two topics. In one hour Deborah explained the concepts in a way his teacher couldn’t; he completely understood after working with Deborah. He went on to do well on the test!

Kim, 1 lesson with Deborah

Calm demeanor and can do attitude

Deborah worked with my 8th grader to help with Geometry. She helped him in thinking more broadly about algebraic concepts to help him solve geometry words problems.

Norris, 1 lesson with Deborah

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Deborah has been an excellent tutor for my daughter Nadia! She was almost failing geometry but now is getting A's and B's! She takes the time that is needed to make sure my daughter excels! Thank you Deborah!

Yasuko, 24 lessons with Deborah

Very knowledge and patient tutor

Deborah is great tutor and very professional, she has lots of patience and understanding highly recommended, and very professional I give her 5 stars, we need more women like her.

Bria, 2 lessons with Deborah

Very Patient

Deborah is a very knowledgeable tutor who is patient and helpful. She works well with my daughter. The place she chose to tutor is close to my house and very convenient.

Vania, 3 lessons with Deborah

$45/hour

Deborah P.

$45/hour

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