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Tessa W.

Math PhD with Over 20 Years Experience, Patient and Kind

Math PhD with Over 20 Years Experience, Patient and Kind

$75/hour

  • 659 hours tutoring

About Tessa


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I'm Tessa, and I love learning and teaching Math! I have a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., in Applied Mathematics and have over twenty years of experience teaching at University and High School levels.  I have taught a wide range of mathematics, from ninth-grade Geometry to Partial Differential Equations. 

I'm exceptionally fluent at tutoring the following subjects: Algebra (all levels), Trigonometry, Geometry, Precalculus, Business Calculus, Calculus (all flavors, including AP AB/BC, and Calculus...

I'm Tessa, and I love learning and teaching Math! I have a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., in Applied Mathematics and have over twenty years of experience teaching at University and High School levels.  I have taught a wide range of mathematics, from ninth-grade Geometry to Partial Differential Equations. 

I'm exceptionally fluent at tutoring the following subjects: Algebra (all levels), Trigonometry, Geometry, Precalculus, Business Calculus, Calculus (all flavors, including AP AB/BC, and Calculus I, II & III), Intro to Statistics, Probability and Statistics, AP Statistics, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Numerical Analysis.

I started tutoring other students when I was a mathematics major in college. Right around the time I took Calculus III, the school hired me to be a math tutor for a few hours a week. I've either tutored or taught math in a classroom ever since. I've taught all of the subjects listed in the classroom at least once and tutored them all, as well. I'm patient, good at explaining mathematics in plain language while at the same time building mathematics vocabulary, helping students see things in new ways, building upon the innate number sense that we all have.

I know that being good at math takes practice, like a muscle you need to flex. I promote a positive mathematics mindset, help students build symbolic fluency, focus on conceptual understanding and the meaning of notation rather than manipulating it, and help students reduce test anxiety. I can even help with personalized interdisciplinary projects. I'm thorough, detail-oriented, don't rush students, and above all, I'm patient.

I'm fully vaccinated for in-person lessons. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Education

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Applied Mathematics
the University of Colorado at Denver
Masters
the University of Colorado at Denver
PhD

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I started tutoring algebra when I was a college student, both for college and privately for high school students. I've been helping students understand it for over 20 years, and it remains one of my favorite subjects to teach and tutor.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I started tutoring algebra when I was a college student, both for college and privately for high school students. I've been helping students understand it for over 20 years, and it remains one of my favorite subjects to teach and tutor.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I started tutoring algebra when I was a college student, both for college and privately for high school students. I've been helping students understand it for over 20 years, and it remains one of my favorite subjects to teach and tutor.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I started tutoring algebra when I was a college student, both for college and privately for high school students. I've been helping students understand it for over 20 years, and it remains one of my favorite subjects to teach and tutor.
Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED, GRE, SAT Math

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Tessa has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Exceptional Tutor

Tessa is an excellent tutor. She is extremely patient and clear. She helped my daughter a great deal with AP statistics and was able to accommodate a last minute tutoring session.

Cathy, 1 lesson with Tessa

Tutoring that relieves pressure and builds confidence

Tessa provided the big picture and a road map for preparing for the two big exams facing my daughter. She then provided tutoring on specific concepts and practice problems, in practical terms while leveraging humor.

Kelly, 6 lessons with Tessa

Excellent teacher

Tessa is a kind and patient tutor. She’s incredibly thorough, and always makes sure that I grasp concepts fully before moving on with the material. She has been an AP Calculus lifesaver. I highly recommend working with Tessa.

Ben, 4 lessons with Tessa

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

In addition to being patient and kind, she was able to explain things very well. She broke things down to make them understandable and she checked to make sure the concepts were understood.

Crystal, 1 lesson with Tessa

Really Helpful

We went over lesson 9.3 for an upcoming test and I felt very confident at the end. We went over notes and practice problems so I was able to understand the concepts clearly. We also went over some calculator functions.

Ashlesha , 10 lessons with Tessa

Patient and knowledgeable tutor/teacher!

This was my last session with Tessa before the class final and I couldn’t have passed the class without her! My various sessions with her helped solidify my skills and retaught me concepts I had forgotten about. I definitely recommend tutoring with Tessa!

Camryn, 8 lessons with Tessa

Really Helpful

We went over lesson 8.1 for an upcoming quiz and I felt very confident at the end. We went over notes and practice problem so I was able to understand the concepts clearly.

Ashlesha , 10 lessons with Tessa

Wonderful tutor!

Excellent tutor for my daughter. She learned the concept in less than an hour, gaining the confidence to stick with the class. Will definitely be booking another session for the next new concept.

Maddie, 1 lesson with Tessa

Above my expectations and beyond!

Such a great match for my son! Tessa has so many wonderful skills and tools and creative ideas which resound with my teenage boy. Her patience and positive attitude go a long way! Her notes explaining each session are thorough and clear. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to supporting him in his process of growing in knowledge and confidence! Not only has she helped him improve his grade from F to C- in one half semester, but spurs on his growth by challenging him to the next level. He feels empowered now even though he is working through some learning disabilities. Tessa makes the lessons interesting to him and he enjoys learning once again from a long hiatus of interest. It is wonderful to see him self-confident in this subject! We are so grateful.

Kristin, 16 lessons with Tessa
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