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Yvonne A.

West Chicago, IL

$60/hour

Experienced Math Teacher with an understanding of the common core

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Very experienced tutor
— Jana, Wheaton, IL on 1/2/17

$60/Hour


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Illinois State University
BS in Math Education
Northern Illinois University
Master's
Aurora University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Illinois State University (BS in Math Education)

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Aurora University (Graduate Coursework)

About Yvonne

I have taught high school math for over 30 years and I am certified to teach math in grades 6 - 12. The classes that I have taught include, General Math, Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, Topics in Algebra 2, and Algebra II/Trigonometry. I have also taught some math classes at the college level. Those courses included College Algebra and Business Math.

While teaching I have worked with a variety of students. I find it is important to help students understand not only the mathematics but how they learn math. Not everyone learns in the same way. I can provide differentiated instruction to accommodate different learning styles, examples would include using technology and visual aids. I also emphasize reading and writing in mathematics. I have tutored many students who struggle with math and these methods can help to clarify topics. During my time teaching high school I have worked with several co-teachers to provide accommodations to special education students. I have learned a great deal about how students learn from working with them.

The best part about tutoring is tailoring what I do to meet the needs of a student. Not only do I want to help students who struggle but I want to help them excel. It is wonderful to see students accomplish their goals and gain confidence for future endeavors. I truly enjoy math and helping people to understand the subject.

I would like to give you a little background information about me. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education at Illinois State University and my Master of Science in Education with emphasis in Computer Science at Northern Illinois University. To stay current in the field of mathematics education I attend meetings at the DuPage Valley Mathematics Conference, the Illinois Council of Mathematics Conference, and the National Council of Mathematics Conference.
I have taught high school math for over 30 years and I am certified to teach math in grades 6 - 12. The classes that I have taught include, General Math, Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, Topics in Algebra 2, and Algebra II/Trigonometry. I have also taught some math classes at the college level. Those courses included College Algebra and Business Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of West Chicago, IL 60185
In-person lessons

"Very experienced tutor"

- Jana, Wheaton, IL on 1/2/17

"Instant response and comes very prepared!!"

- Phyllis, Lombard, IL on 9/1/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GED, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I have worked with high school students for over 15 years. During class, we always took the time to prepare for this important test. While an understanding of the material is key, there are other things to be aware of when taking a multiple choice. I am familiar with all of the topics covered in the ACT test.

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 for over 15 years. I understand the areas that students struggle with. I am able to provide alternate ways to approach these difficult concepts.

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 for over 25 years. When tutoring I will first make sure that a student has mastered the concepts from Algebra 1. Without these students can not perform well on the problems in Algebra 2. I also work with reading skills and vocabulary. Both of these are necessary for success in mathematics. In Algebra 2, the level of difficulty increases in the types of word problems that are covered. I show students how to break down the problems into more manageable parts and show them how to draw diagrams to help clarify the problem.

Geometry

I have taught Geometry for over 15 years. I can tutor students on how to structure proofs. I can also instruct them on how to draw diagrams to clarify complex problems. There are many formulas in geometry that can be categorized to help students understand when to use them.

Prealgebra

I have taught Prealgebra and it is very important for students to master these concepts. These skills are necessary for students to be successful in future math courses. When I tutor these concepts I make sure students understand and do not just memorize procedures.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is useful in solving real-life applications and the skills learned are necessary to study higher levels of math like calculus. I have taught Algebra 2/trigonometry for over 15 years.
One way I can help a student is to use pictures and diagrams to clarify concepts and break down problems into smaller tasks. I can also help students remember and understand topics by teaching reading skills for the application problems.

Illinois State University
BS in Math Education
Northern Illinois University
Master's
Aurora University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Illinois State University (BS in Math Education)

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Aurora University (Graduate Coursework)

Very experienced tutor

Yvonne is very experienced, knowlegeable, patient and enthusiastic with the job, she is helping my nephew with 7th grade math , he just moved here from out of country. He found her lessons was interesting and helpful . Highly recommended.

— Jana, Wheaton, IL on 1/2/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yvonne will travel within 10 miles of West Chicago, IL 60185.