Gary R., Math Tutor
Gary R., Math Tutor
I recently took an early retirement from Fidelity Investments where I worked for many years as a certified public accountant in their mutual fund business. I am at a point in my life where I would like to pursue another passion, which is teaching students in math. Fidelity was very good to me and now it is my turn to give back. I always enjoyed learning math in school and college. While in college I had an opportunity to earn some extra money by tutoring another student in calculus. While at Fidelity I took advantage of many opportunities to train colleagues, trustees, and other professionals in the industry.
Most recently, I have been tutoring middle school students in math at a school in Lawrence, MA. This is my third year tutoring at this school. I generally work with the same students for the whole school year and it is very rewarding to watch them progress throughout the year. I am very patient and easy to get along with which enables me to develop a strong rapport with each of my students. I view my role as a tutor similar to that of a coach where I leverage each student's strengths in order to help them improve in their development areas. I try to make the topic that I'm teaching as easy as possible. If you can take complex topics and boil them down into straightforward concepts, then that will go a long way in helping the students grasp the content and retain it.
My strengths are in practical math such as algebra as opposed to in theoretical math. I did very well in all of my math classes throughout high school and college. I was very fortunate to have outstanding teachers and professors that challenged me as well as made learning math fun. I will strive to do the same for my students. I am committed to making sure I thoroughly understand each math topic that I am expected to teach and will update myself, as necessary, to make sure I do a good job.
Please contact me if you would like to learn more. I look forward to hearing from you.
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