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Debra T.

Monrovia, MD

$37/hour

Algebra I&II, SAT Math

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
5.0 average from 29 ratings
Professional and understandable
— Annmarie, Mount Airy, MD on 2/16/17

$37/Hour


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Towson University
Math, Computer Scien
John's Hopkins University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Towson University (Math, Computer Scien)

John's Hopkins University (Graduate Coursework)

About Debra

I have a BS degree in both Mathematics and Computer Science and have completed some graduate work in Computer Science at John's Hopkins University. I have just completed a successful 25 year long software engineering career, specializing primarily in satellite communications.

I believe in using word problems to teach math concepts. I think many times students forget what problem they are solving and get bogged down with memorizing the mathematical steps. When this happens they are not able to use their analytical skills to solve the problem and they don't know whether the answer they came up with actually makes sense. I like to use creative teaching techniques such as using acronyms, color codes, stories, songs or just silly names for things. It’s important for students to know that the concepts we learn in math are actually used in the real world.

I’ve gained my math tutoring experience through tutoring my son through middle school and high school math. I also have friends that call me when their child is stuck on a math problem. I have chosen to be a Math tutor in my retirement because I love to work with children and see that light bulb come on when they understand a new concept. I feel like it is a way to give back to my community.

I currently offer tutoring in all levels of Algebra and SAT math prep. My schedule is very flexible, as math tutoring is the only job I do, and it is a part-time job for me. You should know that I do not tutor common core math.

It would be my pleasure to help your child succeed in math and realize its importance.
I have a BS degree in both Mathematics and Computer Science and have completed some graduate work in Computer Science at John's Hopkins University. I have just completed a successful 25 year long software engineering career, specializing primarily in satellite communications.

I believe in using word problems to teach math concepts. I
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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Monrovia, MD 21770
In-person lessons

"Professional and understandable"

- Annmarie, Mount Airy, MD on 2/16/17

"Helpful Tutot"

- Nanette, New Market, MD on 2/18/17
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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Towson University
Math, Computer Scien
John's Hopkins University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Towson University (Math, Computer Scien)

John's Hopkins University (Graduate Coursework)

Professional and understandable

My daughter commented to me that everything is now easier to understand! She's so professional and kind! She is also very organized and always arrives to meetings early.

— Annmarie, Mount Airy, MD on 2/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $37.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Debra will travel within 10 miles of Monrovia, MD 21770.