SUNY at Potsdam
Hello, My name is Jeff and I would like the opportunity to show you how to be confident with math problems by taking the frustration out of it. Raising two children of my own I saw first hand how a teacher can either make or break the way you learn math. No matter how good the teacher is, one-on-one instruction is the best way to supplement what has been absorbed in the classroom.
My goal is to take what has been learned in the classroom and build on that by helping students gain confidence understanding the "rules" of math that never change. Math concepts can be difficult at all levels, and can be discouraging especially when expected results are not achieved. I have found that true success comes from a basic understanding along with repetition, encouragement and a positive learning environment.
I have a mathematics degree from the State University of New York, Potsdam. My entire career of 38 plus years has been spent in the mathematics field. I am currently employed as an Operations Research Analyst/Mathematician in the aviation industry and consider myself to be a hard working, friendly and patient person. My experience ranges from elementary to high school level math. I am available to meet at any location that is comfortable for the student. Looking forward to putting a confident smile on a discouraged face! Hello, My name is Jeff and I would like the opportunity to show you how to be confident with math problems by taking the frustration out of it. Raising two children of my own I saw first hand how a teacher can either make or break the way you learn math. No matter how good the teacher is, one-on-one instruction is the best way to supplement what
Jeff has tutored my son for a short time. During that time, he came to the lessons prepared with what my son needed help with and is very interested in seeing my son succeed. After the lessons, he called to make sure we were on the right path and gave my son contact info. My son is taking his first math test today since the tutoring started. He is going into the test confident. That is a victory in itself and I am sure he will do well.
Thank you for the kind words. It's important that I connect with my students. He definitely makes my hours worthwhile. He really wants to succeed and I hope this gives him the confidence to do so.
Jeff did an excellent job when tutoring my daughter in geometry. He was very accommodating with fitting us into his schedule on short notice. He is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor and I highly recommend him.
We reached out to Jeff in order to help my son who was struggling in Algebra. Jeff took his time and went beyond the norm to advise and guide my son. His passion and knowledge for what he does is evident.
Jeff has really helped my son understand the math concepts he was unable to grasp in school. We are very pleased with the results we are seeing in his grades and his increased confidence in the subject.
My daughter is very comfortable with Jeff. She feels much more confident going to school and says the tutoring is very helpful.
Thank you Ihsia. I am glad your daughter is gaining confidence! That makes a huge difference.
TJ likes Jeff. Jeff seems to have the mild manner that puts TJ at ease so learning is not only possible but enjoyable. TJ stayed at the table doing math problems for an additional 40 minutes after Jeff left, we've never seen that before.
Jeff has been tutoring our son this year in Algebra. He always responds in a timely matter by text or Email and is also very flexible with his schedule. My son really enjoys Jeff as he is a patient teacher with a very easy going personality. Math has always been a difficult subject, but our son's confidence and ability has progressed significantly with Jeff's tutoring. We have recommended Jeff to other students and will continue to do so.
Jeff called my daughter Hannah's teacher at school to discuss the method he uses to teach a certain topic in Algebra. Jeff then offered to meet with Hannah again after spending an hour with her earlier in the week, just to make sure Hannah understood the method the teacher was using. He really goes out of the way for his students and wants to see them succeed.
My daughter appreciates the very prepared and professional manner that Jeff brings to each lesson. He is very easy to work with and flexible scheduling appointments.
It has been a great experience. My daughter has been enjoying her sat math with Mr. Jeff. I am really happy that we found a tutor that can work with her.
Jeff has been an excellent tutor. He is good at assessing what my daughter's strong points and weak point are in order to accomplish her goal. Her confidence level in her math ability has never been so high.
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