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Jen H.

Roslindale, MA


Math tutor (Prealgebra through Engineering Calculus) (May-Sept.)

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Background check passed as of 5/27/15
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28 Ratings
47mins Response Time
Grateful for Jen's Enthusiasm, Expertise, and Example!
— Marguerite, Roslindale, MA on 8/22/14

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University of Rhode Island
Mechanical Engineering


University of Rhode Island (Mechanical Engineering)

About Jen

I love math and tutor many of my peers in engineering school - I love finding new and creative ways to show students how to come up with their own problem solving strategies. I firmly believe that a strong understanding of mathematics is fundamental to success in any field of study. Learning math well is key to success at any stage in a student's education and I really do believe that with the right tools and a student who is eager to learn any student can become a strong student in math.

I can help with anything from graphing a line on a coordinate plane to integral calculus. I think that math is a subject that is cumulative and I am willing to put in all of the necessary effort to refresh a student on the basics. It's important for a student to know that any knowledge of math is important and that everything they learned (or didn't learn) is important and fits together in many cool and interesting ways.

I am willing to try as many strategies with a student as I see necessary in order for him/her to succeed. I have had a lot of experience teaching various levels of math to students at all different levels of skill and prior exposure to the subject.

I am a sophomore at URI's college of engineering and I graduated from Boston Latin School in 2013.

I have a lot of experience tutoring many different types of students.

I hope that you contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns and I am looking forward to meeting your student.
I love math and tutor many of my peers in engineering school - I love finding new and creative ways to show students how to come up with their own problem solving strategies. I firmly believe that a strong understanding of Read more

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"Grateful for Jen's Enthusiasm, Expertise, and Example! "

- Marguerite, Roslindale, MA on 8/22/14
Jen replied on 8/24/2014

Thank you so much! Your student has been an absolute pleasure to tutor. Please stay in touch and I know she is bound to do great things!

"Both enthusiastic & patient!"

- Steven, West Roxbury, MA on 7/7/15

"Smart and patient"

- Rebecca, Needham, MA on 6/3/15
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SAT Math

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Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is a great time to get clarification on things that other students and teachers may view as too simple to review, or insignificant. Whether you need help factoring, FOILing, graphing, or solving polynomial equations, I am here to help. Algebra 1 should be an exciting, enlightening course that will teach you skills that carry you through college. I personally did well in Algebra 1, and I have helped many students make it through this class with great success.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a confusing class. It was the first time in my career as a math student at Boston Latin School that I was really challenged. Matrices are beyond confusing and the difficulty of material grows significantly from the year before. I honestly believe that one of the best ways to learn math is to see how it can be applied to real world situations, and I come prepared with all sorts of ways to help you visualize and understand the importance of these tasks that seem tedious and useless because they have been explained poorly.


I have gotten As in all of my college level calculus courses, and as an engineering student I find that calculus is a tricky course that offers many valuable tools for success in Physics and other courses as well. I tutor calculus at school and have a great deal of experience with the subject. I find it fascinating and I would love to share my love of calc with you too.


Geometry is a weird math class, it's usually put between Algebra 2 and Precalculus in traditional high school curricula. It is a confusing sort of math class that has more sentences than numbers at times, but I assure you that geometry is a very useful class and with the right instruction it can be educational and fun. Geometry is a difficult course, but I have many strategies that can help you understand what the course's purpose and value are.


Prealgebra is the foundation to higher level math - this is the chance for math students to solidify the basics, but also to be introduced to new kinds of math which they may have never seen before. I have been tutoring students in prealgebra for years, and it's honestly the foundation to every math course you will take from here on out. I would love to share my enthusiasm as well as my tricks of the trade with you. Math really can be fun if you understand it.


Precalc is a critical math course that you will need to move on to college. I have encountered many people at college that struggled throughout this whole year because they didn't value the teachings of precalc. I understand that math can be frustrating, but with a few great methods and a lot of practice, precalculus is more of a puzzle than a class. I hope I can help you with figuring out your best problem solving techniques.

SAT Math

I like to tutor while working with a student rather than having him or her work and then I critique what he or she did incorrectly. I am more than happy to tutor in groups and we can work together - sometimes a student just needs a different perspective when it comes to tackling this kind of test. I find that students find it to be useful for me to explain my thought process and different strategies.
You would rather have a toolbox full of great resources than have too little information.


Trigonometry is sometimes absorbed into Algebra, Geometry, and Precalculus courses - but that does not mean it is not an integral part of a solid base knowledge of mathematics. Trig is so useful when understood correctly and it has tons of real life applications. I use trig when I play pool with my older cousins, and I use it in Physics lab. I use it when doing simple math and Calculus for Engineers and Scientists. A solid understanding of trig is so important in a student's academic career, but it is confusing and I'm here to use real life examples to help clear up the mess made by other instructors.

University of Rhode Island
Mechanical Engineering


University of Rhode Island (Mechanical Engineering)

Grateful for Jen's Enthusiasm, Expertise, and Example! — Jen has provided reliable, skillful tutoring, assessing the unique needs of her student! Realizing that her personal example of pursuing her interests, and studying can make a difference. She has been great at confidence building, and smart enough to know how to connect with her student! We are sad to see her leave us to return to college! Appreciate all of her support and thoughtfulness! We wish ...

— Marguerite, Roslindale, MA on 8/22/14

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