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Deborah P.

Experienced Middle and High School Math Tutor - Math Diva

Experienced Middle and High School Math Tutor - Math Diva

$55/hour

  • 2,455 hours tutoring

About Deborah


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: $55
  • Rate details: Group Rates: $80/hr for a group of 2-3 people. Rate for College Math: $50/hr & up based on the course level.
  • 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, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (729 ratings)
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4 star
(54)
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2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and very patient tutor

Ms. Deborah explained the process of Linear Equations with two Variables,. She is very clear and concise in her explanations, patient and professional. Her knowledge base of the subject matter Is very evident in her teaching style.

Maria , 2 lessons with Deborah

Excellent tutor!

We love Deborah, she’s very on point - and explains extremely well. Also she is very familiar with the curriculum for the grades and can make sure that your child is prepared or is exceeding the grade level.

Milbert, 4 lessons with Deborah

Knowledgeable and friendly

Deborah did a wonderful job with our daughter on her geometry work. She was a great listener, patient and explained everything to help our daughter understand. Deborah was also very friendly and jovial which is very important for tutoring.

Daniel, 8 lessons with Deborah

Very helpful

Deborah was just what Alei needed today to give her a boost of reassurance. Thankful that she was available on such short notice.

Candi, 1 lesson with Deborah

Just what we needed...

My daughters needed help filling in the gaps in Math created by the pandemic related school closures. Deborah was able to identify those gaps and they’re now getting caught up. My kids say she is very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I wish I had found her at the beginning of the summer but so happy to have her support going forward!

Neekole, 5 lessons with Deborah

Knowledgeable

Deborah is reviewing Algebra 1 with my daughter to get her ready for Algebra 2. So far we had maybe 3 lessons and I think this is exactly what my daughter needs. I am hoping to continue with Deborah for the up coming school year. She is patient and help my daughter with her confidence in math.

Kennisha, 7 lessons with Deborah

Knowledgable and patience tutor

Deborah assisted with providing great breakdown of the steps that I was missing. She was patient and super helpful and always eager to review to insure I understood the concepts and the follow through. Will definitely use her again for the next semester of classes

Eisa , 4 lessons with Deborah

great teacher very patient makes you feel comfortable and makes math looks like fun

Miss Deborah really help my daughter in math where she was struggling in math could be very challenging but miss Deborah explains and break it down to where my daughter could fully understand thanks miss Deborah

Veronica , 3 lessons with Deborah

Last minute help and went the extra mile

Geometry, my kiddo is stressed on day 3 of class. With 75 problems and facing down testing tomorrow, she was flipping. Deborah talked her off the ledge and got her comfortable enough with her concepts tonight to get some sleep and come out fighting tomorrow! She even stayed on later with her when she saw how much work she had. Very caring!!!

April, 2 lessons with Deborah
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$55/hour

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$55/hour

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Response time: 25 minutes