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“**Wonderful tutor!**”

Tutoring all levels of mathematics for public, private and home-school students. I follow each student's curriculum, providing supplemental materials as needed.

Although math is not everyone's best subject, it doesn't have to be stressful. Anxiety and discouragement often get in the way of students reaching their full potential in

*After the first missed lesson, the hourly fee will be charged for all cancellations within 24 hours of a scheduled lesson. Makeup lesson availability is not guaranteed on weekdays.*

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Betsy has been my 9th grade daughter's geometry tutor this past 3 months, and has made a tremendous difference in her academic life. Not only has she really learned the material, she has grown much more confident in her abilities, which in itself has helped her perform better on tests.

Betsy is very patient, very encouraging, and very thorough. She also is incredibly generous with her time, frequently staying longer than the allotted lesson time to make sure my daughter has gotten everything she needs to. And my daughter really likes her! I am so grateful to have found her!

The tutor is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and patient. She doesn't rush the student when the time is up, therefore I really appreciate her. She helps my son to earn more confidence in his enriched geometry class. He comes to the math class with a positive attitude since he starts taking tutoring lessons with Ms. Betsy. Overall, she is a great tutor and I wished I should have known her a few months ago. I definitely refer friends to her if anyone needs a tutor.

Betsy is very knowledgeable in all aspects of mathematics - especially in middle school math, which is what I am focusing on in order to take the middle school math MTEL. Betsy helps me understand WHY thing make sense, which is important for me to be able to do as a teacher. She is always on time, has extra materials to reinforce concepts , and is patient. I am so glad I found Betsy to help prepare me for my test!

Betsy is great math tutor that cares about the student and that they are understanding the concept. My daughters grade is up to an A!

Betsy was very knowledgeable and helped my son get ready for honors geometry entering the 9th grade. My son felt very comfortable working with Betsy. Betsy gave my son a number of helpful study suggestions. I'm sure he'll have a successful year now!

Betsy has helped my daughter tremendously. Since working with Betsy not only have her grades improved, more importantly, her confidence in math has improved as well.

Betsy was the best thing that happened for my daughter in the area of math! My daughter was studying for an entrance exam for an advanced placement class and the only reason why she did well was because she worked with Betsy. Betsy covered areas that my daughter had not yet learned in school, and she also helped my daughter figure out short cuts in order to move through the test at a good pace. Betsy is one of those people who really understands her students as individuals, is very patient and kind. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a math tutor at any level!

Betsy is currently tutoring two of my children in Algebra 2. They have found her to be an excellent tutor. One child grasps concepts fairly quickly and Betsy challenges him with more complex problems. My other child struggles more and Betsy patiently walks her through the process. She gives clear, concise explanations and is more than willing to provide additional practice work. We are very happy with Betsy's tutoring and recommend her highly.

We are fortunate and lucky that Betsy is our son's math tutor. She is easily accessible, accommodating and has an exceptional commitment to her service. She makes sure that my son prepares before and after the session. After each session she sends me an excellent review of what was done and what needs to be done. This review will give a clear picture what she taught. She doesn't think her job is over after the session. She follows up with me and my son. She goes above and beyond to help my son, for example when he had a test and couldn't do an one-on-one session due to bad weather, she called the tutoring service and arranged for an online tutoring. She spent more than an hour of her time to set up. After just few classes, I see that my son's grades had improved a lot. I am very confident, with her excellent teaching skills and hard work she would make our son really do well in future.

Betsy has been working with my daughter for over a month and in that time, I have found a boost in my daughter's confidence in geometry and a significant improvement in applying the formulas to the various problems. Betsy's approach of breaking formulas down into smaller (and easier to apply) pieces has helped my daughter to approach the problems with an understanding of what the problem is looking to accomplish (and how to apply the pieces to solve the problem). Betsy is patient and is super available to help over text and email, if needed.

This was our first experience with WyzAnt and we couldn't be happier. Betsy treats our daughter like she is her own family. She connected with our daughter and has really helped to improve her grades over the past year. Our daughter is not only better in Math but a better student overall because of Betsy and how she has helped her with not only math but study habits in general. Betsy also goes above and beyond in our opinion in so many ways. I would highly recommend her!

Betsy's awesome. She tutored my daughter for SAT math and the results were amazing. She quickly assessed my daughter's knowledge base so they could focus specifically on the areas that needed work. My daughter's SAT score on math went up over 100 points and I am sure it was thanks to Betsy. Furthermore,Betsy is kind, encouraging and relates well to her students. My daughter really enjoyed her sessions with her.

Betsy has a great way of connecting to our son. He is on the shyer side and almost 12 years old. She has a great way of making learning math much more interesting. As a result, his math grades in school are improving and he is becoming more confident!!

Thanks Betsy!!!

Betsy goes the extra mile and is really working with Jennie so she gets the difficult concepts, and is right on top of her work and faxes corrections, and really sees the big picture of what my student needs to get done to pass the course. Excellent job!

Betsy has been very helpful to my 11 yr old daughter, Who felt very self conscience about going to a tutor. Betsy was great at putting her at ease and understanding how she felt! She was very flexible with scheduling and accommodating to reschedule! She was thorough about finding out what my daughter knew and what she needed help with! She explains how math is related! A very great tutor!!

Betsy has been great to work with! She was very accommodating regarding scheduling algebra tutoring sessions for my 8th grade daughter. Right away she had a real sense of what skills my daughter needed to review in order to move on in algebra. Betsy is very patient and has provided great tips for tackling math problems. Best of all, my daughter really likes her and enjoys the sessions! We feel fortunate to have found Betsy!

My daughter has always struggled with Math, by the time she was in seventh grade we decided that she needed some extra help. I couldn't be happier with the work Betsy did with my daughter. She is an amazing, caring human being!

Betsy not only helped my daughter with pre-algebra but she also helped her with low self-esteem, organization skills and anxiety related to math. As the months went by my daughter became a more confident, organized person with a positive attitude towards math and school. Betsy went above and beyond my expectations as a tutor and I highly recommend her services.

Our fourteen year old daughter has been taking math lessons with Betsy for the past two months. She has had other math tutors that understood math and knew how to teach it but Betsy has much more to offer. She spent most of the first lesson getting to know her new student as a person and wanted to know what her interests are and what makes her tick. She understands that many kids have anxiety about math and sometimes anxiety about other things that prevent the possibility of any productive learning. Betsy has shown us that no matter how much math you study and practice it is important to look at the big picture and try to resolve any other issues that might be interfering with learning anything. Meanwhile she is not just feeding math lessons but also understands what type of learner your child is to best fit a program to the individual. We give Betsy an A+ and highly recommend her as a tutor.

We have been so pleased with the work Betsy has been doing with our second grader. He has responded positively to her excellent way of helping him understand math and math concepts. Her helpful and caring manner, added to the proficiency of her teaching, makes for an enjoyable and productive learning experience for our seven-year old. We have been so pleased we found her!

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Algebra is often the turning point where students who once did well in math begin to have trouble. It is a cumulative subject where all the rules of arithmetic come together and need to be applied. I do a good job of simplifying the basic rules of Pre-algebra so that even the more complex problems can be broken down to the basics. Algebra is like a puzzle where you first have to look at the big picture, break down the pieces into "edges and middle pieces" and then the pieces can be systematically put together .

I have extensive experience teaching Algebra II privately, and have excellent references and a good record for helping students that are struggling to improve their grades.

There are many ways to look at a problem in Algebra. Depending on the student's learning style, I teach different techniques to help solve problems, including tricks with factoring, divisibility and always include refreshers from Pre-Algebra and Algebra I. Math is cumulative and every skill must be understood along the way.

Geometry is quite different from Algebra and often times, students that excel in Algebra may have trouble with Geometry. Geometry is visual which can be helpful with the right examples. Proofs are more logical and can be mastered with the right end result in mind. The basics rules are often skimmed through but are essential to the process. I provide general study guides with formulas and theorems to help every student succeed.

My math background includes honors and AP courses through semesters of college Calculus. I also have an Engineering background using Linear Algebra.

I have been tutoring all levels of Algebra for several years, including Linear Algebra as part of Algebra I and SAT Math Prep.

I have excellent references from all past Algebra students.

I have passed the MTLE licensure exams including Communications and Literacy and Middle School Mathematics. I have been tutoring for the General Curriculum Mathematics 03 exam for the past 2 years.

SAT Math preparation involves reviewing Algebra, Geometry, and Pre-Algebra topics learned mostly in Middle School. In addition, the questions require applying these topics in real world scenarios.

I offer tutoring based on each student's level of need to review or learn the skills, then work on applying them in practice test problems. Learning how questions are scored, and paying close attention to the often tricky wording within the questions, can make a difference in test outcome. I also offer strategies to overcome anxiety and boost confidence regarding testing.

I recommend starting to prepare at least 3-6 months prior to testing so there is less last-minute stress.

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