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Michelle B.

Yes, math can be fun!

Yes, math can be fun!

$40/hour

  • 6 hours tutoring

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Hi there!

I have been tutoring math since 1994 and I am a high school/jr high math teacher. I have a Illinois Teaching Certificate in Mathematics/Secondary Education. I've worked at the high school level and have taught as an adjunct instructor at Lincoln Land Community College and at the University of Illinois at Springfield. I am also a Master Tutor at Heartland Community College in Normal, IL.

Lots of people struggle with math. Studies show that 4 out of 3 people struggle with math...

Hi there!

I have been tutoring math since 1994 and I am a high school/jr high math teacher. I have a Illinois Teaching Certificate in Mathematics/Secondary Education. I've worked at the high school level and have taught as an adjunct instructor at Lincoln Land Community College and at the University of Illinois at Springfield. I am also a Master Tutor at Heartland Community College in Normal, IL.

Lots of people struggle with math. Studies show that 4 out of 3 people struggle with math (haha). I'm a great tutor because I understand the struggle. Yes, once, believe it or not, I also struggled with math. I do believe I've made every mistake in math known to man. But, then I was fortunate to have a great teacher who opened the door to understanding for me. The math code was broken! It is my mission in life to help others break the mysterious math code (and join the "mathematicians club").

I tailor my methods to each individual student and their learning style, whether it be visual, audial, or kinesthetic (you need to see it, hear it, or do it).

My students have had much success (one even went on to get a Ph.D.!) I think the best compliment I ever got was from a third grade student who sent me a card saying, "Thanks for making me a real mathematician!"


Education

University of Illinois at Springfield
Mathematics Tchr. Ed
Illinois State University
Graduate Coursework

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Elementary Education

Handwriting

Handwriting

I have a degree in Graphic Design from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During the course of my study, I took 2 semesters of Drawing Theory, which emphasized handwriting. I also took Typogrpahy, in which I learned about different fonts of type, how to reproduce them by hand, and how to write with calligraphy. I have also tutored Handwriting at Sylvan Learning Center in Springfield, IL. I am familiar with the Palmer Method, as well as the D'Nealian Method. Regardless of method taught, it is very important to learn the correct way of forming letters, i.e. start from the top and draw down, start with the correct stroke, hold the writing utensil properly. Learning the proper way to form letters makes handwriting legible, and makes the basis for more advanced handwriting techniques.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring high school math for 20 years with great results. I especially enjoy helping Algebra I students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring high school math for almost 30 years with great results! I was Tutor of the Year at Heartland Community College in 2019. I also teach high school math. I especially enjoy helping students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built. I try to make the skills relevant and applicable to things going on in the student's life, so that the student will understand (perhaps even enjoy!) the math.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have a degree in Graphic Design from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During the course of my study, I took 2 semesters of Drawing Theory, which emphasized handwriting. I also took Typogrpahy, in which I learned about different fonts of type, how to reproduce them by hand, and how to write with calligraphy. I have also tutored Handwriting at Sylvan Learning Center in Springfield, IL. I am familiar with the Palmer Method, as well as the D'Nealian Method. Regardless of method taught, it is very important to learn the correct way of forming letters, i.e. start from the top and draw down, start with the correct stroke, hold the writing utensil properly. Learning the proper way to form letters makes handwriting legible, and makes the basis for more advanced handwriting techniques.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been tutoring high school math for 20 years with great results. I especially enjoy helping PreCalculus students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built. This is not ordinary knowledge that everyone on the street can do; that is what makes PreCalc special. However, many skills are relevant to life skills that student will need to make their lives easier. (Plus we get to "cheat" at pool!)
Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring high school math for 20 years with great results. I especially enjoy helping Algebra I students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring high school math for almost 30 years with great results! I was Tutor of the Year at Heartland Community College in 2019. I also teach high school math. I especially enjoy helping students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built. I try to make the skills relevant and applicable to things going on in the student's life, so that the student will understand (perhaps even enjoy!) the math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been tutoring high school math for 20 years with great results. I especially enjoy helping PreCalculus students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built. This is not ordinary knowledge that everyone on the street can do; that is what makes PreCalc special. However, many skills are relevant to life skills that student will need to make their lives easier. (Plus we get to "cheat" at pool!)
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring high school math for 20 years with great results. I especially enjoy helping Algebra I students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring high school math for almost 30 years with great results! I was Tutor of the Year at Heartland Community College in 2019. I also teach high school math. I especially enjoy helping students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built. I try to make the skills relevant and applicable to things going on in the student's life, so that the student will understand (perhaps even enjoy!) the math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been tutoring high school math for 20 years with great results. I especially enjoy helping PreCalculus students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built. This is not ordinary knowledge that everyone on the street can do; that is what makes PreCalc special. However, many skills are relevant to life skills that student will need to make their lives easier. (Plus we get to "cheat" at pool!)
Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring high school math for 20 years with great results. I especially enjoy helping Algebra I students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built.
Algebra 2

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring high school math for almost 30 years with great results! I was Tutor of the Year at Heartland Community College in 2019. I also teach high school math. I especially enjoy helping students build strong skills from which higher math skills will be built. I try to make the skills relevant and applicable to things going on in the student's life, so that the student will understand (perhaps even enjoy!) the math.

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$40/hour

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$40/hour

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