North Carolina State (Major Chemical Engr., Minor Spanish)
North Carolina State (Graduate Coursework)
I am booked with standing appointments on weekends and weeknights, when traditional students are available, through the end of May. I do have some openings Monday- Thursday mornings and early afternoons for college students or homeschoolers.
I am happy to work students in when I have cancellations and I will have plenty of availability in the summer, so let me know if you would like to be added to a cancelation list.
Contact me with any questions and I will respond quickly!
I have more than 14 years of professional experience tutoring students as young as 8 and as old as 70+ years. I have worked extensively with middle and high schoolers, college students, and returning adult students.
I taught high school math in North Carolina (Intro to HS Math all the way through Calculus BC) for four years. I also hold a teaching certificate in ESL/ESOL (teaching English to non-native speakers). My Bachelor's is in chemical engineering, which gives me a strong background in chemistry, physics, and other mathematical sciences.
I have a minor in Spanish from NC State and speak well. Most of the music I listen to is in Spanish and there are many Spanish speakers in my life. So I can help students in beginning Spanish and on, or help people who just want a practical grasp of Spanish for their work or daily lives.
The time I have invested learning a foreign language has given me a deep understanding of how English sentences are structured. Therefore, my grammar and writing are excellent and I enjoy helping others express themselves effectively.
I can teach all portions of the SAT and ACT and have lots of experience doing so. My GRE scores were very high as well. I am certain private tutoring with me is the best help available. (I have taught for some of the big-name companies). But, please note that these tests are substantially different than tests on specific concepts so scores are less plastic than grades in a class.
I generally navigate academic settings well and like to help others reach their full potential in their classes and personal endeavors. As a Caldwell Scholar alumna, I have interviewed students applying for the scholarship, so I know what colleges are looking for. As a high school teacher, I helped students with college applications and saw 3 of my students win prestigious full scholarships.
Even in subjects with which I am not familiar, I am often able to dissect a textbook in a way that makes more sense to a student than simply reading or listening to a lecture.
I travel to students' homes unless they'd prefer to meet elsewhere. I try to space appointments appropriately, but I am at the mercy of traffic, so sometimes will run late. I do NOT rush out of my students' homes after 59 minutes and 30 seconds if there are still questions, so please be understanding if I am a few minutes late. I strive to be flexible and understanding of my students' schedules as well. Current availability:
I am booked with standing appointments on weekends and weeknights, when traditional students are available, through the end of May. I do have some openings Monday- Thursday mornings and early afternoons for college students or homeschoolers.
I am happy to work students in when I have cancellations and I
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Without hesitation, I highly recommend Beth for your tutoring needs in any of the subjects she has posted!!
Beth has been such a huge help, not only to myself but to both of my kids. She has been an invaluable resource helping my daughter with her AP Spanish and AP Calculus, as well as my son with chemistry. She is extremely patient, knowledgeable, and reliable. We can't thank her enough for her help and I would HIGHLY recommend her as a tutor!
Beth is an awesome and reliable tutor who is always on time and always helpful! In the past, I have gotten B's in all of my math classes, but I am now on track for two years of A's. She has done wonders for my math skills.
Beth has been an excellent resource for us with our high school student who is now in 11th grade. Beth has a broad base of knowledge in math, science and English. She has helped our child prepare for standardized exams as well. I would strongly recommend Beth to anyone who wants their student to improve both in school or general study habits.
Beth is helping my 10th grader and 8th Grader with Math and Spanish. She has helped both of them maintain an A. She is a skilled tutor. She is organized and punctual. I highly recommend Ms. Beth.
Beth is great! Efficient, thorough and knowledgeable-- works at my pace and is patient when I'm struggling! I would recommend her for all ages and levels of both math and English.
Beth provided tutoring for Pre-Calculus. She is extremely knowledgeable and does an excellent job of simplifying concepts. She was able to connect the dots for me around areas where there were gaps. I would highly recommend Beth for tutoring.
Beth is a fantastic Calculus tutor. She thoroughly understands the subject and she does a super job communicating in a way that is easy to understand.
I had Beth for physics tutoring. She was very helpful and easy to talk to. She explained things very well. I got an A in my physics class!
We have used Beth's tutoring to review (learn) common core 2 last summer after a not so stellar attempt in school. My son then moved on to common core 3 and took it the whole school year. Beth continued tutoring throughout the school year and he has maintained an A average all year. My son states that she is excellent in putting math in terms he understands. She will now be helping him with SAT prep. She is always prompt and gives him her full attention for each session. I would highly recommend her.
Beth did a phenomenal job tutoring my son in Pre-Calculus. She was very professional, forthright and candid in her assessment of his abilities and thus never tried to "nickel and dime" me by offering her services when my son was not ready to do his part to insure success. My son even commented on her abilities as a tutor to help him understand the subject. My son was initially failing the course but with Beth's help, he scored a 98% on the final exam...even his teacher was impressed! This boosted his confidence through the roof! We plan to utilize her services again in the very near future.
I contacted Beth halfway through the first quarter of 9th grade when our son had a solid F in Spanish II and it was clear he was not going to recover on his own. Beth quickly squeezed him in her schedule, assessed where he was, recommended smart-phone apps to help him study and organize, reviewed his notebook and other materials, and also recommended other resources to help him practice. She met with our son slightly more than once per week, and she always used the time efficiently. Our son was comfortable relating to her (she had enough social exchanges to make him feel comfortable), but she was great about focusing the time on academics. At the end of the first quarter, our son had brought his grade up to a C. At the end of the course (it was semester-long), our son had earned a B! Without a doubt, our son worked hard to earn the improved grade, and his teacher was helpful. But even if our son had worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, he could not have had this success without Beth!!! On top of all this, Beth was always extremely professional, prompt, and caring. We were fortunate to find her!
We have used Beth two courses now and absolutely love her. She has tutored my son in both Chemistry and Honors Pre-Calc. She is very patient with him and super flexible when he was needing last minute help for tests. I highly recommend her.
She taught me things that I had not yet gone over in class, and so I followed along better during that class, already understanding what was happening.
We cannot say enough great things about Beth. My daughter suffered a concussion and was extremely behind in her schoolwork. She was still trying to make up quizzes and tests from the previous semester. We hired Beth for Chemistry. She made my daughter feel at ease right from the start. This is very difficult with my daughter cause she is extremely shy with strangers. Because of Beth's calm demeanor and her obvious knowledge of the subject, the sessions went smoothly and my daughter learned what she needed to learn. She feels confident in what she has learned and will be taking all the tests that she has missed. Beth is extremely professional and responds to emails and texts very timely. We will continue to use her if we need her for other subjects. I have recommended her to other friends which I would never do unless I really had confidence in her.
Beth is a very good tutor. My son is very comfortable with her. She tutors him in Algebra II, Honors Spanish, English III,and will be preparing him for the PSAT, SAT/ACT exams. She works with your schedule and will help out any way she can with the tutoring schedule. She is very proficient in many subjects.
Beth has been working with my 2 high school age daughters over the last 3 weeks. Between the two of them she has helped with AP Stats, Chemistry, Algebra 2 and SAT prep. Both of the girls have felt the sessions have really helped their understanding of the material. I really appreciate Beth's flexibility. We had to change a session unexpectedly and she was so nice to work us in later in the week. Highly recommend.
Beth was able to bring the best out of our son. Her professional, calm, yet friendly manner was ideal to keep him engaged and interested. We were also so very impressed that even after we completed the tutoring and left the USA, she continued to support us via email.
Thanks Beth, we really appreciate your help.
I'm the father of a 17 year old daughter who recently completed two years of weekly AP Calculus (a/b and b/c) tutoring from Beth M. Simply put, Beth is a wonderful math tutor. She can explain complex concepts clearly, and was quite willing to work with us to do whatever it took to get our daughter through AP Calculus. She always came prepared, knew the material, and was able to help explain calculus in ways that helped our daughter "get it." Most impressive was Beth's commitment to our daughter and willingness to meet for longer sessions, or more frequently when it was needed. She was always kind, professional, and an experienced teacher. Beth also has a nice sense of humor, and an ability to relate easily and comfortably with both teens and parents. We had tried a couple of other calculus tutors prior to Beth, and while those tutors were helpful, none were as capable and knowledgeable as Beth, and none were as committed to our daughter's success. Beth is not the least expensive tutor you will find, but she will provide you the greatest value - especially if you or your child needs tutoring in a challenging subject like calculus. With her assistance, our daughter did very well in calculus, and she will be attending UNC Chapel Hill this fall - thanks largely to the wonderful help she received from Beth.
Beth is an outstanding tutor. My son was struggling in Honors Chemistry and Honors Algebra II. Beth's knowledge and patient instruction made all of the difference. I highly recommend her!
Beth is very encouraging and patient with my daughter working hard on the things that are difficult for her. She has requested some additional tutoring time with my student which I think is a great idea to prepare her for her upcoming SAT.
I highly recommend Beth. She has helped my son to achieve better results in his math class. Beth is well knowledge on the subject, has the patience to teach and always there for a tutor session on short notice. Since Beth started working with my son his grades had gone up significantly. Beth, just want you to know how much we appreciate everything you've done for him; you've been a tremendous help!
Beth is amazing. The best thing about her is that she is very patient. It's been 3 classes only but I can say she is an amazing tutor and patient which is what I need most.
So far, we have used Beth to tutor Physics and Chemistry and we have been pleased with everything she has done. The son getting tutored in Physics pulled out an "A" at the end of the semester and he was thrilled. Beth really helped him understand and retain the material.
She has started tutoring another son in Chemistry. He was getting mediocre grades. After just one session with Beth he got a "100" on a test. He couldn't believe it. We think Beth is the best tutor around.
Also, Beth tries to work with our schedule as best as she possibly can. Sometimes we call her pretty last minute and she always figures out a way to see us.
Beth has been tutoring our daughter for almost a year now. She helped with math last year and now high school chemistry this year. She teaches by explaining how to approach problems and thinking through the concepts. She has had a big impact on our daughter's grades and is always flexible in scheduling sessions.
Beth, has been great for my son in tutoring math. He feels very comfortable with her. She also tutors Spanish and other subjects. Beth is an excellent communicator and has been so reliable. Thank you!
Beth helped my daughter work her way to an A in math -- first time ever! She is patient and insightful. She is also very flexible and willing to come and help when needed. I hightly recommend her.
One of the best instructors out there. Beth's patience with teenage kids is so reassuring. Her knowledge of math and the sciences is truly outstanding. She is one of the best tutors out there and I am so glad that she is teaching our children for over 3 years now!
Beth was great! She's easy to get in touch with, helpful and very patient. I couldn't ask for a better tutor to help me boost my GRE scores! My scores went up and I got into grad school!
My family could not be more pleased with Beth's services. She jumped right in to accommodate our urgent need when my son missed so much calculus that he could not catch up own his own and started to fail quizzes. In short order she turned everything around and he got all answers correct. My son, who has ADHD, liked the way she paced the instruction by breaking it up with 20 minute exercises. He stated that if he had had her services all along he's sure he would have made an A in AP calc instead of a B. We will definitely seek her out for AP statistics next year!
Excellent as usual. We solved a couple of problems set out for the HP12C financial calculator, including one that involved converting between monthly and daily compounding of interest, and we worked on "goal-seeking" in the what-if analysis tab, and Beth showed me how to build a macro. A very satisfying tutorial.
As a former high school math teacher, Beth has a great mastery of topics and has many tools to help you succeed auch as review packets, study guides, and even little songs and phrases to help you remember things. I am an adult student preparing for graduate school, and found that she was exactly what I needed in a tutor. She was very reliable and dependable - we regularly met as scheduled, and we made the most of our time together and didn't waste time with idle chat. I took my final yesterday and felt like I would never have been ready without the tutoring sessions we did together. She regularly helped me with crash courses in the topics I was studying, and really helped bridge the gaps in my coursework. Highly recommended!
Beth has been a great resource for my daughter in helping her build her confidence and to help her prepare for midterms and lab preparation. My daughter needed that extra assistance in pulling the material together and Beth does a great job pointing out tips for her and helping build her confidence.
I would like to thank Beth M. and also share with other parents who may be looking for good tutors in the area.
In my opinion, she is one of the best tutors I have received through Wyzant for my kids.
Her attitude, teaching style, connection/relationship with the student, clarity in communication and mastery of the subjects she is teaching is phenomenal. Ease of availability, always available to help, on time and ensure the time is spent in the most effective way. She also does a great job of keeping the parents in the loop to ensure she is meeting the child's needs.
She is great and I would definitely recommend her for Algebra, Calculus, Chemistry & Spanish.
Beth does a great job identifying what the student needs and relays the information. A very good tutor with a pleasant attitude.
Beth was very flexible with our scheduling needs and prompt to respond to my emails. She gave my daughter the confidence she needed to attack her calculus test head on. I plan to hire her for my son next year who will be in Honors Chemistry. Many Thanks!
Beth was very patient, knowledgeable, on time, and easy to reach by phone or email. My daughter passed the test because of this tutoring sessions.
Beth is very good. She is very professional.
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The ACT English is substantially different from the reading and writing sections of the SAT. Many students who do "not great" on the SAT reading and writing will be able to perform well on the ACT.
ACT math is different than SAT math. The questions are easier, but include questions on topics through pre-calculus. Furthermore, one must answer questions very quickly to do well. I am happy to help students determine which test will be better for them.
ACT reading is not that different in content from the SAT, although it is more predictable. However, time is more of an issue.
The existence of a science section is the biggest difference between the SAT and the ACT. Many students will enjoy this section. I am especially qualified to help because I have a degree in chemical engineering.
I taught Algebra I about 5 times during my 4 years teaching. It is the foundation for math through calculus, so it is crucial for students to master it.
I taught Algebra II about 10 times during my time as a high school teacher. I know the NC EOC test backwards and forwards. The concepts in Algebra II are essential to success in precalculus and calculus. Students intending to move on to higher level math MUST master this math.
I taught AP Calculus AB/BC for two years. This is the equivalent of Calculus I and II in college. Based on what students have told me, many tutors did very well in calculus, but not all remember the nitty-gritty details after a few years. In tutoring calculus I will be able to hit the ground running.
My bachelors is in chemical engineering and I tutored this subject in undergrad extensively.
I am experienced with tutoring chemistry on the high school honors level and college level (first and second semester level). My foundation in chemistry comes from my bachelor's in chemical engineering.
As an high school teacher, I helped students with SATs, college essays, application processes, and more. I've written letters of recommendation and seen some students go on to win full scholarships. I am also active in a university so am familiar with the procedures from that end as well.
I have taken three whole college classes with various discrete math topics. However, this subject is so broad that it could include any number of concepts. Although I am familiar with 90% of discrete math concepts taught in high school and undergrad, I may need to refer to notes for a few topics. This usually works out fine and I extend the lesson appropriately at no charge if needed.
I did very well in economics in college. Although I do not remember all the different laws off the top of my head, I can help students who struggle with reading the charts and understanding the mathematical concepts very well.
I love grammar and writing. Effective writing is crucial if one wants one's knowledge to ever be useful in any setting. I know grammar rules backwards and forwards.
I am certified by the PRAXIS exam to teach ESL in NC. I speak Spanish fluently so I know what it's like to learn a new language. I have detailed knowledge of English grammar, so I can explain how sentences are constructed. I love helping people learn about English, American customs, and social conventions. Another thing I really enjoy about teaching ESOL is learning about the cultural backgrounds of the students I teach.
I taught this course five times in my time as a high school teacher.
The content of the GMAT are topics with which I am familiar. I have not taken it myself though. Nonetheless, I am good at figuring out how to work a standardized test.
Good grammar is essential to conveying oneself clearly and being perceived as an educated adult. I use "whom" in casual conversation and delight my close friends by correcting their grammar. While this is annoying to them, my ear for grammar can be a boon to students.
I scored 99th percentile in math, 94th percentile in verbal, and 96th percentile in writing on the new GRE.
I used Excel extensively as an undergraduate and use it in my daily life as well. One of my favorite things to do!
I made numerous Power Point presentations in undergrad and as a teacher. I can help with what to do and offer advice on what not to do.
I worked in the Physics and Math Tutorial Center at college as an undergraduate, so I know the first two semesters of college physics well, and of course high school level physics.
Not only do I know the topics in precalculus well, my experience in teaching calculus gives me an excellent perspective regarding which topics are the most important to retain for success in calculus.
I write very well. I view this as a very analytical skill related to engineering. Sentences must be constructed appropriately with modifiers in the correct place to convey meaning correctly and efficiently. I really enjoy helping others express themselves effectively in writing and can help with trimming papers that are too long and adding additional content to ones that don't meet word or page requirements.
I have taught SAT prep courses for some of the well-known companies but strongly recommend one-on-one tutoring for students attempting to improve their scores. I have books with lessons on each of the specific concepts tested on the SAT.
Improving this score is one of the hardest things to do in relation to SAT scores. I can help students understand features of typical "bad" answer choices and decide what questions to omit. I also know good strategies for the "fill in the blank" questions. However, reading quickly AND retaining is a skill that cannot be mastered very quickly. Nonetheless, I am happy to help and will approach it with a positive attitude.
SAT writing is the "low hanging fruit" for improving overall SAT scores.
I love the Spanish language. As a native English speaker who has mastered speaking Spanish, I can offer lots of good advice for becoming fluent.
Statistics is a course required in many fields that otherwise are not very "math-y." This fact has brought me lots of students struggling with statistics. Adult students especially need support when attempting this math after many years without math courses. I really enjoy it and understand it inside and out.
As someone who has helped students from 5th grade to adults returning to college, I have seen a lot of what works and what doesn't in terms of study habits and organization.
A detailed knowledge of trigonometry is absolutely essential to success in calculus. I am very familiar with the nitty gritty details of trig graphing, identities, proofs, etc.
I believe an advanced vocabulary and appropriate word choice are essential to portraying oneself as an educated adult. I can help students understand not just definitions, but connotations of words and the context in which they are typically used.
I love helping students express themselves effectively in writing! Writing is more of an engineering activity than one might think.