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Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Education

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

About Geoffrey

I am a graduate of Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine. I have a BA degree with 2 majors: Biology and Environmental Studies. I have been a teacher at the secondary school level, teaching courses in science, and Algebra 1. I am currently retired. I have a 14 year old son who is a student in the local Jr. high, who I assist with his homework on a regular basis. I am also a substitute teacher in SAD 17.

My tutoring method starts with trying to discover why the student needs a tutor, and going back to the point where the understanding difficulty starts, and then getting the student up to speed, before trying to correct the problem that the student is currently having with their studies. Usually correcting the underlying problem, and getting up to speed will correct the current problem that the student is encountering. I have found that most difficulties arise from a problem in understanding that was not corrected when it occurred. for instance, mathematics is a language the requires translating a math problem into English, and a word problem into math terms. It requires some memorization of math formulas and their english translations. If a student doesn't get the concept, and cannot relate one to the other, then they have a tendency to fall behind later in the course.

I am a graduate of Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine. I have a BA degree with 2 majors: Biology and Environmental Studies. I have been a teacher at the secondary school level, teaching courses in science, and Algebra 1. I am currently retired. I have a 14 year old son who is a student in the local Jr. high, who I assist with his homework on a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Oxford, ME 04270
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Physical Science, Physiology
History:
American History

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Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Education

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Geoffrey will travel within 30 miles of Oxford, ME 04270.