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Adam H.

Portland, ME

$45/hour

Algebra, Geometry, Precalc, Music theory

$45/Hour


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University of Southern Maine
Linguistics

Education

University of Southern Maine (Linguistics)

About Adam

I love making connections and finding patterns. When I work with students I seek out metaphors and analogies that connect to the student's prior knowledge and interests, while preserving the integrity of the concept at hand. I am a cum laude graduate with Honors from the University of Southern Maine. I have over 200 hours of tutoring experience through the USM learning commons tutoring program and am certified as a Level II tutor by the College Reading & Learning Association.

I tutor algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, and music theory. When I work with a student my goal is to ensure the student understands the concept being discussed ("What IS a mathematical line?", "What are we saying when we use an equals sign in an expression?") instead of being able to answer the questions in the textbook. This is a challenging method, but it is very rewarding. During sessions we will address topics specific to the student's needs. After each meeting I will assign some practice work which complements the student's other work in that subject.

The most important part of being a teacher for me is maintaining a constant mindset of learning. Even though I may be teaching, there is always more to learn, especially from the student. I often ask for feedback and I will only charge for an appointment if the student is completely satisfied.

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy.

I am happy to travel to you for an appointment.

I look forward to learning with you!
I love making connections and finding patterns. When I work with students I seek out metaphors and analogies that connect to the student's prior knowledge and interests, while preserving the integrity of the concept at hand. I am a cum laude graduate with Honors from the University of Southern Maine. I have over 200 hours of tutoring experience Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Portland, ME 04103
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Music:
Guitar,
Music Theory
English:
Proofreading
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Guitar

I am a self-taught guitarist and singer-songwriter and I have been playing guitar for four years. I have written over one-hundred songs and I play regularly at open mic events in the Portland area.

In terms of music theory beyond guitar playing, I studied piano with a private teacher for five years and have taken several music theory courses. I have taught many informal music theory and guitar lessons to friends and family.

University of Southern Maine
Linguistics

Education

University of Southern Maine (Linguistics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Adam will travel within 15 miles of Portland, ME 04103.