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Bob P.

Experienced Math Tutor

Experienced Math Tutor

$30/hour

  • 16 hours tutoring

  • Portland, ME 04102

About Bob


Bio

I have been a math tutor at the High School and Middle School levels for many years. Currently, I have an Ed Tech III designation in the State of Maine and have had a background/criminal history check. I have been fingerprinted by the State. As a teacher/tutor, my focus has always been on helping students to see what they are doing and not just repeat rote procedures. I try to emphasize simple approaches like the power of "1". We use it to reduce fractions or add/subtract fractions by gettin...

I have been a math tutor at the High School and Middle School levels for many years. Currently, I have an Ed Tech III designation in the State of Maine and have had a background/criminal history check. I have been fingerprinted by the State.
As a teacher/tutor, my focus has always been on helping students to see what they are doing and not just repeat rote procedures. I try to emphasize simple approaches like the power of "1". We use it to reduce fractions or add/subtract fractions by getting common denominators. Those fractions may be numerical or algebraic but the basic process is the same.
The Pythagorean formula is another situation where mistakes are avoided and understanding enhanced when we learn it a slightly different way. Students often know "a" squared + "b" squared is = "c" squared and a lot of mistakes can be avoided by simply knowing "leg" squared + "leg" squared is = hypotenuse squared. I really love it when I see the "light go on" and people sense they can really understand a concept.
Confidence is so often an issue in students who have struggled with the subject. They may have had a bad experience earlier in their school experience and it has made them "fear" math. It is my firm belief that any student can have success with the basic elements of High School math. That is my goal.


Education

Yale College
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Portland, ME 04102
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

My wife and I started a Theatre company in 1980 which became incorporated in 1986 and is still operating. We are transitioning away from the Theatre and relocating to Portland Maine. My wife has taught at the SUNY at Potsdam for 16 years. I have also taught courses there and the Theatre initiated many educational outreach programs. My Theatre and/or Educational resumes are available upon request.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

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$30/hour

Bob P.

$30/hour

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