Illinois state university Normal,IL (Business Admin)
Let me introduce myself. My name is Dan. I have had experience tutoring elementary age children in math as well as junior and early high school children in pre-algebra and Algebra. I have also spent much time at my children's school helping with Accelerated Reading and spelling and math. I believe that the education of a child from age five to twelve is invaluable to help them to adapt well in junior and high school years. That is why I like to make learning fun. It is more enjoyable and motivates one to learn. A relaxed atmosphere is equally important so that one does not feel pressured to have to succeed. Also effort should always be commended as well as progress.
My one on one approach in tutoring is not just to tell a student what to do, but to sit down with them and show them how to do it. This is especially true with Math. Math can either be fun or boring to a child or youth, while many are scared of it. I like to make it fun by relating it to a child's or youth's life interests or playing games with numbers.
I feel my 100% commitment to you the student is as important as yours. Working together and being focused we can make learning both enjoyable and rewarding. Dear students,
Let me introduce myself. My name is Dan. I have had experience tutoring elementary age children in math as well as junior and early high school children in pre-algebra and Algebra. I have also spent much time at my children's school helping with Accelerated Reading and spelling and math. I believe that the education of a
Our son appreciates Mr. Dan's ability to break things down in a way he can understand. In school, math class zooms over so many areas he says he feels like he can't keep up. Having someone like Mr. Dan to work with, one on one has been wonderful for him. He has a great sense of humor which makes learning math much more interesting, and is very patient and encouraging, which is what our son likes about him. We are glad we chose him!
Mr. Dan has been helping my son during the summer so he can have a better understanding of the second grade. He is very patient, a good listener, and very easy to talk to. He has helped my son greatly in reading and math.
Dan the math man is awesome. He really helped me understand what I was doing in Algebra I. He is very patient and knows his math. Thanks Dan you were a great help.
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In ACT English I will help the student to develop both Usage/Mechanics and Rhetorical Skills. In usage and mechanics, we will concentrate on pronunciation, grammar and usage and sentence structure. In rhetorical skills, we will concentrate on organization and strategy.
Pre-Algebra; Will help the student in basic operations using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, integers, square roots, scientific notation
Algebra; will help the student in properties of exponents and square roots as well as factoring
Intermediate Algebra; Will help the student understand quadratic formula and sequences and patterns
Coordinate Geometry; Will focus on graphs and relationship between equations and graphs
I will provide help in all subjects for k-6th, specializing in math, reading, spelling and phonics. I have experience in helping students from kindergarten to high school read and spell. I have also assisted at elementary schools, primarily helping students read and to understand phonics. In reading I am familiar with the Dolch sight words and how to implement them to the students. In math we will concentrate on the basis of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using flash cards. In addition I can also assist on work in fractions and decimals for the more advanced. Spelling I will have the student take a pre-test to see how much they know and then to concentrate on the words they miss. In addition, helping the students in spelling to understand how words are broken into syllables will help improve their performance
In elementary math we will accomplish the following areas with the student: addition, including properties and relationships; subtraction; multiplication; division; counting; fractions, including how to add, subtract, multiply, divide and find common denominator; ratios and word problems.
I have helped many elementary students in phonics, both by tutoring and assisting at elementary schools. In phonics I believe it is important for the student to first know the sight words well. It is also important for them to understand how certain sounds are made and spelled. I find that once students are able to understand the sounds certain letters make, it becomes easier for them. Examples are the ph sound as well as sh, th, wh, etc. I have found that in tutoring it is important for the student to learn an area well before rushing him to the next phase. When the pace is steady, retention is higher. It is always good to review with the child what they learned in the previous sessions.
In pre algebra I will help the student learn different kinds of numbers like fractions, decimals, and integers. We will also concentrate on operations like basic equations, powers and roots, in addition to areas such as factors, primes, percentages and operations.
Reading starts with auditory skills. The student will learn hearing the difference in sounds, not learning just through eyes but also the ears. They will also learn how to read alphabet sounds and not just the letter name. The ones that are missed is what will be concentrated on. Will also practice with alphabet chart with pictures. Will work to improve short term memory by playing games and putting sounds together. Will also learn to recognize words from practicing Dolche sight words.
In spelling the student must get his senses involved. They must see it, hear it and say it. This can be accomplished in many ways. One way I find effective is to get a spelling list first and take the test before studying it and then develop a program around the weaknesses found in the test. The student will also learn how to break the words into syllables. This makes it easier to deal with one small part at a time. Also the student will work on consonant blends that start a sentence, such as bl, ch, br, cr, sh etc... Also will focus on prefixes and suffixes.