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I can provide tutoring in most subjects but am most proficient in math and science topics. I have bachelor's and master's degrees in civil and environmental engineering and am a practicing engineer. I have tutored elementary through college students as well as adults. I am extremely patient in helping students understand concepts. I look forward to working with you!
I can provide tutoring in most subjects but am most proficient in math and science topics. I have bachelor's and master's degrees in civil and environmental engineering and am a practicing engineer. I have tutored elementary through
Carrie P has done an excellent job as a tutor for both my high-school age daughters. My older daughter worked with Carrie on a regular basis to go over math/science topics on the SAT and ACT. My younger daughter worked with Carrie to improve her understanding of chemistry.
We were very pleased with the work Carrie did. She has a professional yet approachable attitude that gave my daughters an extra boost to tackle some of the hard science issues they were struggling with. She also was flexible in finding time with my younger daughter just before quizzes to go over the test material and prepare her. Her grades improved dramatically after engaging with Carrie.
Overall, the experience with Carrie was an excellent one and I would recommend her highly, particularly for math and science topics.
Carrie has helped my daughter get back on track with her Calculus class in only two sessions! Thank you Carrie for giving her the confidence back!
I don't think it's an exaggeration to say Carrie conveyed more to our son in the first hour of tutoring than he'd picked up in an entire year of class. His confidence is back and he is already working out new problems based on what Carrie has shown him through examples during the tutoring sessions. I only wish we had decided to contact her sooner!
Where do I even start with Carrie... from the first 5 minutes of instruction I knew she was the PERFECT tutor for me. She is straight to the point, precise, knowledgeable and so easy going. Math is something that has always easily frustrated me, but when I got stuck on a concept and demanded her attention to something confusing, she stopped her instruction and IMMEDIATELY addressed my confusion in a concise and comprehensible way. That made listening to her very easy and relaxing; I was never afraid that she would divert my attention from the question at hand and go off onto some extensive tangent. A lot of math adverse people (me included) are already trying desperately to understand a certain type of problem and are frustrated by well intentioned delves into other areas of math that I'm sure would help in the long run, but at the moment create anxiety about just how many more things there are to try to understand. Carrie never made me feel that way. I brought her material that I had a very short amount of time to study and that's exactly what we studied. There was never a wasted moment in our sessions. It was truly thanks to her that I felt as prepared as I was ever going to be taking the AFOQT and I think it really paid off.
Thank you so much, Carrie!
Carrie has been helping me with my homework lessons for physics, so far we have worked on the topics of static electricity and electric potential. Carrie is a very patient tutor that is willing to give explanations in great detail to ensure that I understand. Very helpful for my condensed summer course.
Bringing Carrie P. into the fold in my daughter's junior year has been the best investment we could have made!
Carrie is top notch and worth every penny! She is excellent at explaining and simplifying complex topics. She's also easy to schedule with and flexible. She responds promptly to emails.
Carrie is extremely knowledgeable and is a valuable resource for both my kids. She is always well prepared for our sessions and is dedicated to helping her students. She has boosted their confidence in math tremendously, and we look forward to her help next year!
Carrie is an excellent tutor. She is so patient with me and wants me to learn and understand the concepts. I have ADHD and anxiety so some days it is very hard for me to get the concepts but Carrie is so patient and persistent with her tutoring skills. She never makes me feel stupid or self conscious about my math skills. She also always responds to my emails in a timely manner which is very convenient for me. Carrie is great.
My daughter sees Carrie weekly to review pre-cal/trigonometry with her. She comes home every week telling me Carrie explains it in a way that makes it all seem so much easier. Why can't the teacher just explain it like that?
My daughter's confidence in her abilities is growing as well. They review what she's learned in class, they practice problems together and she shows her where she goes wrong.
It has taken a lot of the negative emotions out of math class. She may still be frustrated with class, but she knows she'll get it once she sees Carrie.
Carrie has given my daughter much needed confidence in her math abilities which, unfortunately, her current math teacher had taken away. She has put the pleasure back in learning for my daughter. She is easy to contact and very responsive. She has gone above and beyond to schedule times that will work for us. All of that makes it worth every penny to me!
My son has worked with Carrie before when he'd missed some school. She really helped him then, so we are so glad she's still available to help!
Carrie was just what my daughter needed. With a heavy courseload this semester that includes calculus and two chemistry classes, the tutoring sessions help keep her focused and on track with her schoolwork. I wish I had started this support sooner. Thanks, Carrie!
My daughter enjoys working with Carrie and her teaching methods have given my daughter much more confidence. Carrie is extremely knowledgeable and patient. We highly recommend her.
Carrie has been invaluable at helping our son get through his last two years of high school. She has given him confidence in all areas. While her main focus is on math, she's always willing to help with any subjects and she has been great at working with him on SAT prep and beginning the college application process. She is also always flexible, accommodating, and on time. Very grateful to her for all of her hard work and patience!
I am 57 years old and have decided to go back to school and get a bachelor’s degree. I work full time so I am attending an online college. Finite (discrete) math was one of my required math classes and after about two weeks into the class I knew I was in trouble. Most of the problems were word problems which I have always had trouble with and a lot of the other math just went over my head. I was kind of apprehensive to hire a tutor but I needed help if I was to pass this course.
I looked on the internet and found WYZANT.COM. There were several math tutors to choose from but Carrie seemed to have the most experience and listed my exact subject in the ones she taught. We met at a place that was mutually agreeable to both of us that had Wi-Fi so I could get to my class material online. I was beginning to second guess my decision because I had already paid out about a thousand dollars for the class, books and other materials and hiring a tutor is not a trivial expense. All of my fears went away however when Carrie arrived. Carrie was very professional, self-confident, and friendly. We got to work right away.
There was no socializing or small talk, we were there to get me to understand my subject and pass my class. After a brief introduction and discussion of what I expected from our sessions and her expectations of me it was all business. There was no wasted time and we set up a new appointment at the end of each session. Carrie was very knowledgeable on the subject, showed me some shortcuts and how to use my ti-84 calculator more efficiently. Carrie challenged me and helped me learn. Not only did I pass the class I got an “A”. I would definitely recommend Carrie as a tutor and I do not regret the decision to hire her at all. In fact it is one of the better decisions I have made concerning my education. Thank you again Carrie.
My daughter did very well in her final quarter and her exam with only 3 lessons- looking forward to this school year w/ Carrie.
Carrie tutored our son on his Algebra-II and SAT preps during his junior year 2010-11. He was able to complete his homework math assignments and SAT prep tests with less stress and a clearer understanding of his assignments. Thank you Carrie!!
My Son needed help with calculus AB and Carrie did an outstanding job tutoring my Son. She helped him organize his work and provided a no nonsense atmosphere where he could concentrate on his math.
The final result was my Son had a score of 5 on his calculus AB, AP exam, the highest score he could get!! I defiantly would recommend Carrie if your child needs help in math, especially advanced High School math.
Carrie did a fabulous job with my daughter when she started struggling with Physics near the end of the school year. She patiently worked through the material and explained it in a way my daughter could easily understand. My daughter ended up with an 'A' in the course thanks to Carrie.
seemed to bond well , My daughter spoke highly of the Hr. session.
Carrie is an excellent Chemistry tutor. My son is in High School Chemistry and was struggling with the subject. Carrie was able to explain what he was learning in class in a way he could clearly understand. She was very willing to work around our schedule and stayed as long as was necessary for my son to reach a good understanding of the topic. Because of her help, his Chemistry grade went up and I believe he has a good understanding of Chemistry now. I would highly recommend Carrie as a tutor.
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Academically, I am proficient in all subjects for this age of student. I am extremely patient and personable, which is very important for this age of student. I try to give a lot of positive reinforcement when concepts are learned and re-direct the student in a different direction when concepts are challenging and the student is having trouble. Understanding concepts at this level as well as enjoying learning is critical for future success and I strive to help students achieve these goals.
I am naturally a very organized person which is extremely helpful when it comes to focusing on schoolwork. I think I can relay many of my organizational methods to students to help promote good study habits and, overall, improve a student's grades.