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Geoffrey S.

Getting Up To Speed

Getting Up To Speed

$60/hour

  • Oxford, ME 04270

About Geoffrey


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Oxford, ME 04270
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/1/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

History

American History

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Biology

Math

Algebra 1

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Biology

Science

Anatomy, Biology, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1, Biology

$60/hour

Geoffrey S.

$60/hour

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