Over 100 tutoring hours

Vanessa E.

Bowie, MD

$40/hr

The Math Lady To The Rescue!

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Background check passed as of 9/18/14
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39 Ratings
 
 
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Extremely Effective
— QuoVadis, Raleigh, NC on 11/12/14

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University of Maryland, College Park
Psychology, Criminology
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Master's

Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Psychology, Criminology )

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Master's)

About Vanessa

In my eight years of teaching I have been successful in helping students achieve their goals as it relates to various mathematics curricula, such as 75% (24 out of 32 students) who passed the New York State Integrated Algebra Regents Examination on their first attempt with a 65 or higher.

Another instance was out of the 20 students school-wide who received at least a 65 on the New York State Geometry Regents examination, 60% (12 students) were my pupils, including the two highest scoring students.

Consistently obtaining passing scores for first-time test takers has not been my only strength, but I have created effective structures that have addressed pertinent issues for students who needed additional time to meet their mathematical goals. Just an example is 62% (16 out of 26 students) who previously failed the New York State Integrated Algebra exam at least twice, passed with a minimum of a 65 by the end of two semesters.

Additionally, I received a 90% or above on the following WyzAnt content tests: Pre-algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, and Trigonometry.

I would love to help you build your confidence in mathematics -- whether you are strong in math or if you may loathe it. Check out how I would help you by viewing actual math questions that I have answered for other students in the "Resources" tab.

The math lady will be to YOUR rescue! :0)
In my eight years of teaching I have been successful in helping students achieve their goals as it relates to various mathematics curricula, such as 75% (24 out of 32 students) who passed the New York State Integrated Algebra Read more

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Two students for $30 each ($60/hour).

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Bowie, MD 20720
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely Effective"

- QuoVadis, Raleigh, NC on 11/12/14
Vanessa replied on 11/13/2014

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding my expertise, dedication, and professionalism. It is very much appreciated! Your granddaughter has been very focused in every session, striving to comprehend the topics that I teach. She also shows signs that she works hard at home to reinforce what she has learned in our sessions.

I look forward to working with her in the future, as I partner with you in helping her reach her academic goals. Again, thank you, for such positive feedback!

"Excellent and patient tutor"

- Thembi, Bowie, MD on 4/27/15
Vanessa replied on 4/27/2015

Thank you for the positive feedback, Mrs. Thembi! It has been a pleasure working with your daughter. She works hard to understand every topic that I go over in our sessions as well as employing the study methods that I suggest. I look forward to continue to work with you and her in the future!

"Excellent Personality. "

- Caren, Bowie, MD on 2/18/14
Vanessa replied on 2/21/2014

I appreciate your kind words! I am also glad that our sessions have piqued your daughter's interest in the subject of mathematics. Thank you for your continual support and input to help meet her academic needs.

"Amazing!"

- Latrice, Upper Marlboro, MD on 12/4/13
Vanessa replied on 7/29/2014

Thank you, Latrice, for such positive feedback! It is very much appreciated and reinforcing. I also want to thank you for playing an active role in both your nieces' educations. I believe the gains that we have seen in each young lady is due to our collective effort and I look forward to continuing to help them reach their academic goals in the future.

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Algebra 1

I have experience in topics including:

-arithmetic review and fundamental operations of numbers;
-solving and graphing linear and system of equations;
-simplifying and factoring polynomials;
-operations with exponents and powers;
-solving and graphing linear and system of inequalities;
-simplifying radicals; and
-solving and graphing quadratic equations

Algebra 2

I have experience in topics including:

-fundamental operations of numbers;
-equations and inequalities;
-linear relations and functions;
-system of equations and inequalities;
-matrices;
-complex numbers;
-quadratic functions and inequalities;
-general and polynomial functions;
-radical functions and radical exponents;
-conic sections;
-rational expressions;
-exponential and logarithmic functions; and
-sequences and series

Geometry

I have experience in topics including:

-review of algebra skills;
-basic geometric terminology;
-parallel lines and the coordinate plane;
-congruent triangles;
-properties of triangles;
-quadrilaterals and polygons;
-similarity;
-right triangles;
-trigonometry;
-surface area and volume;
-circles;
-transformations; and
-constructions

Prealgebra

I have experience in topics including:

-whole numbers;
-decimals;
-fractions and mixed numbers;
-algebraic expressions and integers;
-solving equations and inequalities;
-factors, fractions, and exponents;
-ratios, proportions, and percents;
-linear equations, inequalities, and systems;
-geometry;
-solid figures;
-right triangles; and
-polynomials

Trigonometry

I have experience in topics including:

-angles and angle measure;
-radians and degrees;
-coterminal angles;
-arc length and sector area;
-right triangle trigonometric functions;
-trigonometric functions of general angles;
-The Law of Sines;
-The Law of Cosines;
-Heron's Formula;
-graphing trigonometric functions;
-translations of trigonometric functions;
-angle sum and angle difference identities;
-half-angle and double-angle identities; and
-solving trigonometric equations

University of Maryland, College Park
Psychology, Criminology
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Master's

Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Psychology, Criminology )

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Master's)

Extremely Effective — Vanessa provides outstanding academic support. Initially she began tutoring sessions in preparation for the HSA Algebra exam in December 2014. In addition, she is now conducting tutoring sessions in algebra and geometry. Vanessa is organized and well prepared which facilitates effective learning. In order to reinforce material covered in each session, she gives assignments that include the cre ...

— QuoVadis, Raleigh, NC on 11/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Two students for $30 each ($60/hour).

Travel policy

Vanessa will travel within 15 miles of Bowie, MD 20720.

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