Debbie of Stoughton
Debbie of Stoughton
"Kind, Patient and knowledgeable"
Val, 30 lessons with Deborah
Response time: 3 hours
Because I have a love of children and teenagers, I have met with great success in teaching and tutoring. I was blessed with patience and kindness, which helps in explaining all phases of Math. I use the approach of mastering one step at a time because Math is a building block. If you do not pass one level as an example, it is not likely you will understand Algebra 1. I also believe in teaching the basic operations in Math, which is a prerequisite for higher Math.
My approach to teaching is a step-by-step method with the student taking notes and an example for each concept. This will serve as a reference if the student forgets. I teach ONE concept at a time with a sense of order. This is different than the approach to MCAS where subject matter is presented in a hurried fashion for the test.
My experience in tutoring Math expands over 25 years. I graduated college, cum laude, with a degree in Education. I taught in Brockton Public School for 3 years, K1, and substituted 2 years in Norwood, teaching all grades, all subjects. Because my husband bought a business, I then was CFO of his corporation for 21 years. During this time, my neighbors'
children and teens were failing Math and a business bloomed. I can provide references of the success that I had from Grades 6-12. As a result, EVERY person that I tutored raised their grades from D or F to B or A. This year was no exception. One student received an A minus and the other a B plus for the year in Grade 6.
All my Geometry and Algebra students, started with me in 8th grade and continued through high school. Each one was accepted to great colleges and are success stories. My record and experience makes me a tutor in demand.
Another success story is my own granddaughter, age 6. I started with the basics before she went to kindergarten this year. As a result, she was reading on a second grade level and her Math skills were above grade level. She certainly had the edge in her first formal year in school.
Kind, Patient and knowledgeable
Debbie is a fun, patient and knowledgeable tutor. My son liked her the first day he met her. She displays quite a bit of enthusiasm and says she loves kids. We had a bad experience with our former tutor who yelled at my son during their sessions. I was outraged and therefore very leery of hiring a new tutor. But so far Debbie has been very attentive. I like that she provides me with an overview of the material they covered in the session. My son said he liked the way she taught him math and that he felt like he understood the material. She gave him a notebook to write down examples to use at home and to have as a guide for later when school begins. Hopefully this will continue to be a positive experience for him whereby in the end he will say he "loves math", LOLVal, 30 lessons with DeborahTutor responded:
Thank you for all the lovely compliments.My job is my joy!!
Wow!!! my 17 year old met with Deborah last night and they hit it off. Deborah took the time to talk to me and my son to find out what we were looking for. It was refreshing to meet someone that loved to teach kids. Deborah did not judge him and she was able to make him feel comfortable. I can not say enough good things from our first meeting. Thanks Deborah for taking the time to talk to my son and I know you will be able to get him to where he needs to be.Paul, 14 lessons with DeborahTutor responded:
It is such a pleasure to be helping Paul!
Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor
Deborah is a wonderful, experienced and patient tutor. She has recently taught my sixth grade daughter how to count on a number line and find the area of many geometrical shapes (triangle, rectangle, trapezoid and parallelogram, etc.) with algebraic formulas. My daughter greatly appreciates Deborah's low/no stress method of teaching and her patience in conveying math subject matter in a different teaching/learning style. I would highly recommend Deborah to anyone looking for a patient and knowledgeable math tutor!Jay, 13 lessons with DeborahTutor responded:
Thank you for the kind words.I love what I do.!
Response time: 3 hours