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Travis B.

Math Tutor in Lisle Area

Math Tutor in Lisle Area

$50/hour

  • 96 hours tutoring

  • Lisle, IL 60532

About Travis


Bio

As an Eagle scout and former camp counselor, I have several years experience of informal teaching. I have taught both physical skills like swimming, canoeing, and karate, as well as more "paper-and-pencil" knowledge, including the basic understandings of weather, first aid, and the behaviors and classifications of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. I have also tutored elementary school through high school math at Mathnasium. I am completing a bachelor's degree in mathematics, and can...

As an Eagle scout and former camp counselor, I have several years experience of informal teaching. I have taught both physical skills like swimming, canoeing, and karate, as well as more "paper-and-pencil" knowledge, including the basic understandings of weather, first aid, and the behaviors and classifications of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. I have also tutored elementary school through high school math at Mathnasium. I am completing a bachelor's degree in mathematics, and can deliver understanding as foundational and deep as necessary, even for higher-level subjects.

My goal in teaching is to build a foundational understanding of the subject matter, and not simply how it relates to a homework assignment, test, or other requirement. Instead of memorizing a list of facts, I believe allowing oneself to understand why and how something works is what enables enjoyment of the subject. And once the "why" and "how" of the subject are understood, good grades and test scores will follow naturally.

I am very patient with others, and I can easily explain concepts in multiple ways until they sink in for the student. For solving specific problems, I am inclined toward the Socratic method of teaching, asking questions in order to guide the student to the correct ideas. I can spot and correct flaws and misconceptions in previous knowledge, which is often the cause of trouble with new concepts.


Education

University of Pittsburgh
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Lisle, IL 60532
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience tutoring algebra in both one-on-one and in small groups.
Geometry,

Geometry

Alongside modern geometry teaching methods, I have studied Euclid's Elements to gain a more rigorous understanding of geometry.
Algebra 1, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience tutoring algebra in both one-on-one and in small groups.
Geometry,

Geometry

Alongside modern geometry teaching methods, I have studied Euclid's Elements to gain a more rigorous understanding of geometry.
Logic,

Logic

I have completed all undergraduate logic courses available at University of Pittsburgh with a grade of A in all of them. I can manipulate sentences of both sentence and predicate logic in a few different formal systems.
Algebra 1, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience tutoring algebra in both one-on-one and in small groups.
Geometry,

Geometry

Alongside modern geometry teaching methods, I have studied Euclid's Elements to gain a more rigorous understanding of geometry.
Algebra 1, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience tutoring algebra in both one-on-one and in small groups.
Geometry,

Geometry

Alongside modern geometry teaching methods, I have studied Euclid's Elements to gain a more rigorous understanding of geometry.
Algebra 1, Calculus, Reading, Writing

Resources

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$50/hour

Travis B.

$50/hour

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