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Quentin W.

Laporte, IN

$42/hour

I want to help you get to where you want to go.

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/31/15
5.0 average from 40 ratings
Wonderfully patient and knowledgeable tutor
— Bethany, Lakeside, MI on 6/27/17

$42/Hour


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Loras College
Math and SecondaryEd
Indiana University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Loras College (Math and SecondaryEd)

Indiana University (Graduate Coursework)

About Quentin

I am a Math GEEK!!! Yes, I admit it! I do, however, meet students where THEY are in their math abilities, their confidence level and their "likeability" of the subject. We all have our strengths and areas to improve; students do need basic math skills to graduate and to function in life, then advanced skills to score well on college placement exams. My greatest joys and accomplishments are when students can feel that light bulb turn on in their minds - understanding what they previously found confusing.

Every year, I've proven to lead at least one student, from struggling and not liking math, to being the highest scorer in the class on tests. While tutoring, I cater and modify my teaching style to match the learning style of the student, which allows for quick advancement of the subject!

I am a certified middle and high school math teacher in my 16th year of experience, teaching topics in the categories of Calculus, Precalculus, Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra 1, Pre-algebra. I have successfully led elementary students to gain confidence in their study of math via tutoring, as well as lead high school students to 100+ points' improvement on their SAT Math score.

I vividly remember what it was like to "hit the wall" in math and throw my hands up in the air and wonder how I would ever learn what I needed to be successful. With help from great people, I graduated with high honors. I have paid it forward to help others do the same in the past. I know I can help you, too!
I am a Math GEEK!!! Yes, I admit it! I do, however, meet students where THEY are in their math abilities, their confidence level and their "likeability" of the subject. We all have our strengths and areas to improve; students do need basic math skills to graduate and to function in life, then advanced skills to score well on college placement Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

I offer discounts for: elem/middle school, long-term tutoring, SAT/ACT prep classes. Round trip travel beyond a certain distance requires longer than a 1-hour session, or a rate increase.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Laporte, IN 46350
Background Check: Passed

"Wonderfully patient and knowledgeable tutor"

- Bethany, Lakeside, MI on 6/27/17

"Quentin worked well with my children"

- Tamara, Union Pier, MI on 3/16/17

"Detailed and Approachable"

- Murri, Chesterton, IN on 3/8/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Rowena, Laporte, IN on 11/13/15

"Terrific tutor!"

- Christina, Chesterton, IN on 9/21/15
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Discrete Math,
Elementary Math,
Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physical Science, PSAT
English:
ACT English, Bible Studies, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SSAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading
History:
American History, Religion
Special Needs:
Elementary Math,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

This past spring, I had a student score 800 on the SAT Math, up from his prior score in the 700s, as well as helping other students who struggled to get in the mid-400s improve their scores by 10% or better to rise above the 500 mark. And I have had many others improve by that 10%-or-better margin in between those extremes as well.

Two years before, I had one student improve her score by 100 points on the math section, and her sister followed suit the following fall. Those students who improved the most also put forth maximum effort and practiced much on their own. I hope I can help your daughter perform better on both Math and Science.

Algebra 1

I have helped high school seniors as well as graduates to prepare for tests to get into a college course of their choice and to apply to the military academies.
I may not be available on Friday mornings, but we may be able to work something out with both of our work schedules.

Algebra 2

In addition, I have been told by many alumni and principals that I am good and meeting students where they are and bringing them along to where they need/want to be.

Calculus

My students' average score two years ago on the AP Calculus exam was 4.5 on a 5-point scale. I have been reading additional texts in the last 6 years to help students understand better that their struggles with calculus are the same as the brightest minds on the planet in the times of Newton and Leibniz. I am certain that I can help you improve your understanding of the basic principles as well as important details and methods for solving the most intricate of assigned exercises.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Discrete Math

I have successfully taught this course for a couple of years to advanced high school students at my current school. The topics in discrete mathematics are able to be understood following an algebra 2 course. Topics include logic, sets, functions, integers, counting, probability, relations, and graphs.

Elementary Math

I have been helping students here in Laporte for 9 of the 10 years I have lived here in Laporte, in addition to 5 more years of tutoring elementary math students. I have a two-fold process where I can help you be more efficient with practicing your flashcards and with the broader concepts at the same time.

Finite Math

I am currently taking my graduate certificate in pure mathematics. I have taught a discrete math course for two years consisting of the same concepts as an undergrad course of the same name to accelerated math students in my current high school. I can multitask well when teaching mathematics: I taught this course during the same class periods while simultaneously teaching Euclid's "Elements" of geometry.

Loras College
Math and SecondaryEd
Indiana University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Loras College (Math and SecondaryEd)

Indiana University (Graduate Coursework)

Wonderfully patient and knowledgeable tutor

Quentin is helping my girls cement their knowledge of basic math. I appreciate his ability to approach math from multiple different angles, which gives kids the best chance to have it "click" for them. And he is very patient.

— Bethany, Lakeside, MI on 6/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I offer discounts for: elem/middle school, long-term tutoring, SAT/ACT prep classes. Round trip travel beyond a certain distance requires longer than a 1-hour session, or a rate increase.

Travel policy

Quentin will travel within 20 miles of Laporte, IN 46350.