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Larry P.

Larry the Math Tutor

Larry the Math Tutor

$35/hour

  • 218 hours tutoring

  • Lake Villa, IL 60046

About Larry


Bio

I believe that math is fun. One of the great difficulties many students face is the self fulfilling prophecy that I have always been poor at math and I will always be poor at math. The key to success is for the student to believe that they can become better at math. Therefore I have the student experience earned success in order to achieve some confidence. Constant failure is discouraging. I have taught for three years at the middle school level. I also have experience teaching ACT math...

I believe that math is fun. One of the great difficulties many students face is the self fulfilling prophecy that I have always been poor at math and I will always be poor at math. The key to success is for the student to believe that they can become better at math. Therefore I have the student experience earned success in order to achieve some confidence. Constant failure is discouraging. I have taught for three years at the middle school level. I also have experience teaching ACT math prep. Additionally, I have taken 20 credits of math at the college level over the last 4 years and can identify with the difficulties that students face in mastering math. I love math and have a strong desire to help students improve in this beautiful discipline.


Education

University of Idaho
undergrad
Air Force Institute of Technology
Masters
Aurora University, IL
MEd

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Subjects

English

ACT Reading, SAT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 3 years experience teaching algebra I. I believe math is fun and that the biggest impediment to students doing well in math is the self-fulfilling prophecy that "I am lousy at math and I will always be lousy at math." The key for student improvement is earned success. My rates are low because I believe every student should have access to a tutor regardless of their family's income.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra 2 to students at a major tutoring firm. I believe that math is fun. The reason many students struggle in math is that they have not experienced earned success.
Geometry,

Geometry

I love geometry because it involves reasoning more than just straight calculation. The key to learning geometry is for the student to solve problems by finding the information that is implied in the problem. This involves applying the knowledge that we already know such as what are supplementary angles.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught middle school math for 3 years. I believe that math is fun. One of the biggest obstacles to math profiency is that students have the idea that I am lousy in math and will always be lousy in math. My goal is for the students to experience earned success so that math becomes enjoyable. I was named teacher of the year by the 8th grade students that I taught at a parochial school. Additionally, I am still taking math courses at the College of Lake County and can empathize with students when it comes to test anxiety.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been tutoring precalculus for over 3 years and have experience teaching home schoolers pre calc.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have experience tutoring students for ACT and SAT with a national company. I use the Barron's book for the national tests. In my opinion it is the most difficult and if a student does well with Barron's then the regular test should be much easier. I believe that math is fun and that overcoming many students' phobia about math is the key to success. Students need earned success in order to start approaching math in a positive and confident manner. My rates are low because I believe every student should have access to a tutor regardless of income.
SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have experience tutoring ACT math for a major tutoring company. I use the Barron's book which works well.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 3 years experience teaching algebra I. I believe math is fun and that the biggest impediment to students doing well in math is the self-fulfilling prophecy that "I am lousy at math and I will always be lousy at math." The key for student improvement is earned success. My rates are low because I believe every student should have access to a tutor regardless of their family's income.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra 2 to students at a major tutoring firm. I believe that math is fun. The reason many students struggle in math is that they have not experienced earned success.
Geometry,

Geometry

I love geometry because it involves reasoning more than just straight calculation. The key to learning geometry is for the student to solve problems by finding the information that is implied in the problem. This involves applying the knowledge that we already know such as what are supplementary angles.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught middle school math for 3 years. I believe that math is fun. One of the biggest obstacles to math profiency is that students have the idea that I am lousy in math and will always be lousy in math. My goal is for the students to experience earned success so that math becomes enjoyable. I was named teacher of the year by the 8th grade students that I taught at a parochial school. Additionally, I am still taking math courses at the College of Lake County and can empathize with students when it comes to test anxiety.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been tutoring precalculus for over 3 years and have experience teaching home schoolers pre calc.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have experience tutoring students for ACT and SAT with a national company. I use the Barron's book for the national tests. In my opinion it is the most difficult and if a student does well with Barron's then the regular test should be much easier. I believe that math is fun and that overcoming many students' phobia about math is the key to success. Students need earned success in order to start approaching math in a positive and confident manner. My rates are low because I believe every student should have access to a tutor regardless of income.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I believe math is fun. Trigonometry is one of my favorite parts of math. Over the last 4 years I have taken 20 credits in advanced math and trig has been a large part of the courses. I have also tutored ACT for a large company and am aware of the requirements for trig on the ACT.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 3 years experience teaching algebra I. I believe math is fun and that the biggest impediment to students doing well in math is the self-fulfilling prophecy that "I am lousy at math and I will always be lousy at math." The key for student improvement is earned success. My rates are low because I believe every student should have access to a tutor regardless of their family's income.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra 2 to students at a major tutoring firm. I believe that math is fun. The reason many students struggle in math is that they have not experienced earned success.
Geometry,

Geometry

I love geometry because it involves reasoning more than just straight calculation. The key to learning geometry is for the student to solve problems by finding the information that is implied in the problem. This involves applying the knowledge that we already know such as what are supplementary angles.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught middle school math for 3 years. I believe that math is fun. One of the biggest obstacles to math profiency is that students have the idea that I am lousy in math and will always be lousy in math. My goal is for the students to experience earned success so that math becomes enjoyable. I was named teacher of the year by the 8th grade students that I taught at a parochial school. Additionally, I am still taking math courses at the College of Lake County and can empathize with students when it comes to test anxiety.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have been tutoring precalculus for over 3 years and have experience teaching home schoolers pre calc.

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 3 years experience teaching algebra I. I believe math is fun and that the biggest impediment to students doing well in math is the self-fulfilling prophecy that "I am lousy at math and I will always be lousy at math." The key for student improvement is earned success. My rates are low because I believe every student should have access to a tutor regardless of their family's income.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra 2 to students at a major tutoring firm. I believe that math is fun. The reason many students struggle in math is that they have not experienced earned success.
Geometry,

Geometry

I love geometry because it involves reasoning more than just straight calculation. The key to learning geometry is for the student to solve problems by finding the information that is implied in the problem. This involves applying the knowledge that we already know such as what are supplementary angles.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have experience tutoring students for ACT and SAT with a national company. I use the Barron's book for the national tests. In my opinion it is the most difficult and if a student does well with Barron's then the regular test should be much easier. I believe that math is fun and that overcoming many students' phobia about math is the key to success. Students need earned success in order to start approaching math in a positive and confident manner. My rates are low because I believe every student should have access to a tutor regardless of income.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have experience tutoring ACT math for a major tutoring company. I use the Barron's book which works well.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have experience tutoring students for ACT and SAT with a national company. I use the Barron's book for the national tests. In my opinion it is the most difficult and if a student does well with Barron's then the regular test should be much easier. I believe that math is fun and that overcoming many students' phobia about math is the key to success. Students need earned success in order to start approaching math in a positive and confident manner. My rates are low because I believe every student should have access to a tutor regardless of income.
ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (107 ratings)
5 star
(85)
4 star
(21)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(0)
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(0)

Reviews


Very patient and knowledgeable!

Larry tutored my son for an upcoming Trigonometry test. My son felt very comfortable with his study guide after meeting with Larry. My son told me Larry was very patient and helped him understand the concepts he was having trouble with.

Rich, 7 lessons with Larry

Confidence through learning.

Larry has helped my daughter get a better handle on various Math concepts which has increased her confidence. He has been trying to help her speak the language of Math more fluently and I think it is starting to show in her class work.

Mylinda, 28 lessons with Larry

Great tutor

Larry listened to my son's issues with math and jumped right in. He covered his current work and gave him some great tips on upcoming work, as well. I'm so glad he is working with my son!

Ann, 4 lessons with Larry

Great Tutor

My son has gained a lot and is learning more about himself and where his problem areas are. He's very patient and has been helpful in studying for his ACT's.

Lisa, 3 lessons with Larry

Very Patient, Great Tutor

Larry knows his math! He helped my daughter a lot for her ACT! Her score improved dramatically. Larry is also very flexible with his schedule, very accommodating.

Dana, 8 lessons with Larry

Punctual, Patient, and Compassionate

Larry P. has experience in teaching math to children. I find him to be punctual, patient, and compassionate. He takes the time to analyze what stepping stones your child has mastered, and what has not been mastered in order to help your child achieve success.

Sarah, 11 lessons with Larry

Great Tutor, Very Experienced in Math

This was our first experience with an at home tutor. Larry is a able to assist our daughter on his first visit to our home. He discussed with her the homework she had difficulty with. They were able to start the tutoring on the first day. This was very impressive to us as parents as we thought this would take him time to get ready and come back to assist her. However, that wasn't the case he was able to pull out his graph paper and get started within 20 minutes of his arrival. We are looking forward to him helping our daughter get confident in Geometry so she can enjoy this class like she does all her other classes. I find that Larry is very punctual and that our daughter can give him questions that he can answer on the spot. He will have to think it out first but this is something I find impressive to be able to pull it out of your pocket on the spot.

Cindy, 8 lessons with Larry

$35/hour

Larry P.

$35/hour

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