Math and Science Tutoring, ACT Preparation
Math and Science Tutoring, ACT Preparation
I think I have a unique qualifications to reach and tutor students that need help. I have a lifetime of experience in science, math, and social studies working as an economist, operations research analyst and as a researcher in the U.S. D.A. Forest Service before retiring a few years ago. I tutored neighbor kids part time for several years prior to retiring and found I really enjoyed helping out. I have decided to dedicate the next part of my life to help guide and direct students drawing...
I think I have a unique qualifications to reach and tutor students that need help. I have a lifetime of experience in science, math, and social studies working as an economist, operations research analyst and as a researcher in the U.S. D.A. Forest Service before retiring a few years ago. I tutored neighbor kids part time for several years prior to retiring and found I really enjoyed helping out. I have decided to dedicate the next part of my life to help guide and direct students drawing upon my love of the students, practical experience, and desire to improve the kids understanding of math, science, and social studies.
I love tutoring kids in the basics of math, science, social sciences and test preparation. The individual math subjects that I enjoy are: fifth through eighth grade math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-calculus math. I've tutored students in math for several years, including students attending public school, private school, and those who are home schooled. I started out working with a home school student that I tutored 2-3 times a week during her 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. When she came to me, she hated math, but by the time we finished and she went to public school, her entrance exam was highest in math and she was placed in honors classes.
I really enjoy working with math students and it's always a challenge trying to figure out how a student see the problems and how to help them to get the insight to tackle problems. I try to focus on what each student thinks and how they see the problem. I encourage them to use memory devises to remember the proper way to solve problems and I try to teach short cuts that might be easier to remember or to speed up their test taking skills.
I have found that many elementary and junior high schools fail to adequately prepare students for the skills they need to move forward to high school and college. Limited instructional time, following a state mandated time schedule and agenda, and disciple problems in the class rooms can leave huge gaps in
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Amazing. You will never be disappointed with this man!
My daughter has been struggling in algebra. We just moved to Louisiana and the math system here was giving us a headache as well as bad grades for my child. After two sessions, my daughter is excited about math again, learning so much and excited to attend tutoring sessions! We live in Mandeville and went through several tutors. This man is so awesome, it is worth the hour round trip drive!Mary, 16 lessons with Rodney
Offers student ease & comfort
My son is preparing for a unit test. Dr Rodney reviewed several lessons with him. I am not a participant within their sessions but appreciate my son's ease & comfort to talk about his Math. I think the session is building his confidence. I am most appreciative of the notes Dr. Rodney leaves (on the site) to better understand how the session time was spent but most importantly how my son is progressing.Estella, 5 lessons with Rodney
he was able to break down the confusing parts of the lesson to terms I was able to understand and to read the question for all the words because it will tell you what it is looking for and not make the terminology so confusingBryan, 1 lesson with Rodney
Dr. B. was very understanding and informative. I learned so much in only one hour. Highly recommend for any ACT or SAT help.Katlynd , 4 lessons with Rodney
Me Rodney was patient and my son felt comfortable asking questions. Will definitely be scheduling future tutoring sessions. Thanks Mr Rodney!Kelly, 11 lessons with Rodney
Helpful and knowledgeable tutor
Dr. B. has been extremely helpful with my daughter’s Algebra 2 homework and tests. She’s never had a good math teacher since elementary school. Dr. B. is patient and willing to explain the concepts behind the equations and formulas.Rhonda, 4 lessons with Rodney
Paitent and well prepared with Stats
Rodney was excellent; well prepared, knowledgeable and patient. He was early and ready to go, only wish I had contacted him a few weeks ago before I got behind. Thx!Taylor, 2 lessons with Rodney
Rodney is very helpful and has a lot of knowledge with tutoring. He goes out of his way to help. I would recommend him to anyone that needs help with Algebra 3. He makes himself available and very reliable.Tiffany, 14 lessons with Rodney
Professional and Friendly Tutor
Rodney was great! I was enrolled in a finance class that was giving me a lot of trouble. He showed up on time to the session, he was very well prepared, and he had a solid lesson planned for that hour. He printed out the power points that I gave him from the class lecture and went through the problems step by step. He asked me questions to make sure that I understood. If I didn't understand he was very patient and went back to review. He is also great with time management and it is easy to schedule a tutoring session with him. Nice guy, and great tutor, I strongly recommend him.Rebekah, 1 lesson with Rodney
Currently taking a corporate tax class and needed some extra help to work though some concepts. Rodney had already worked through a problem for me before we even started our session! He walked me through the process and explained each step as he went. I feel his explanation was much better than the instructor teaching my class. He is an excellent tutor and I will definitely contact Rodney again the next time I need additional help.Leanne, 1 lesson with Rodney
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