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Beth M.

Experienced teacher and tutor: math, science, writing, Spanish

Experienced teacher and tutor: math, science, writing, Spanish

$72/hour

  • 4,770 hours tutoring

  • Cary, NC 27511

About Beth


Bio

Current availability:

I do not have regular openings outside of school hours when most students are available. I do have time during the day as noted for college students and home schoolers. Please contact me with any questions and I will reply promptly!

About me:

I have more than 17 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...

Current availability:

I do not have regular openings outside of school hours when most students are available. I do have time during the day as noted for college students and home schoolers. Please contact me with any questions and I will reply promptly!

About me:

I have more than 17 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.

Logistics:

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.


Education

North Carolina State
Major Chemical Engr., Minor Spanish
North Carolina State
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $72
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 13 miles of Cary, NC 27511
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/21/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I scored 99th percentile in math, 94th percentile in verbal, and 96th percentile in writing on the new GRE. I am happy to help students achieve the best they can!
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I used Excel extensively as an undergraduate and use it in my daily life as well. One of my favorite things to do!
Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

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.

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I used Excel extensively as an undergraduate and use it in my daily life as well. One of my favorite things to do!
Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

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.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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.
Grammar,

Grammar

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.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I used Excel extensively as an undergraduate and use it in my daily life as well. One of my favorite things to do!
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

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.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I love writing and know grammar rules very well. I can help you edit, expand, or trim a paper on most topics.
Spanish,

Spanish

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

Statistics

I really enjoy statistics! I have experience tutoring statistics for high schoolers, college students, and graduate students. It is a course required for many students in the softer sciences that can be overwhelming without some extra support.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

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.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

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.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

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.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am experienced helping students with the ACT, including English.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have more than a decade of experience helping students with the ACT Reading.
English,

English

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.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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.
Grammar,

Grammar

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.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I love writing and know grammar rules very well. I can help you edit, expand, or trim a paper on most topics.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am experienced in helping students with all sections of the SAT, including Reading.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have more than a decade of experience helping students with the SAT, including Writing.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

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.
Writing

Writing

I love helping students express themselves effectively in writing! Writing is more of an engineering activity than one might think.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught Algebra II several times as a teacher. Most of these topics are integrated into Common Core Math I and II now. I am able to help with almost any high school math course.
Calculus,

Calculus

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 hit the ground running.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

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.
English,

English

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.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught geometry five times in my time as a high school teacher. Most of these topics are now integrated into Common Core Math 1-3.
Physics,

Physics

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was a high school math teacher (Intro to HS Math through AP Calculus BC). I know transitioning from arithmetic based math to algebra can be a difficult change and know how to help students succeed in that transition.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help with all sections of the SAT, including Math.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am experienced in helping students with all sections of the SAT, including Reading.
Spanish,

Spanish

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,

Statistics

I really enjoy statistics! I have experience tutoring statistics for high schoolers, college students, and graduate students. It is a course required for many students in the softer sciences that can be overwhelming without some extra support.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

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.
Writing

Writing

I love helping students express themselves effectively in writing! Writing is more of an engineering activity than one might think.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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.
Spanish

Spanish

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.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have more than a decade of experience helping students with standardized tests, including ACT Math.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught Algebra II several times as a teacher. Most of these topics are integrated into Common Core Math I and II now. I am able to help with almost any high school math course.
Calculus,

Calculus

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 hit the ground running.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught geometry five times in my time as a high school teacher. Most of these topics are now integrated into Common Core Math 1-3.
Physics,

Physics

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was a high school math teacher (Intro to HS Math through AP Calculus BC). I know transitioning from arithmetic based math to algebra can be a difficult change and know how to help students succeed in that transition.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help with all sections of the SAT, including Math.
Statistics,

Statistics

I really enjoy statistics! I have experience tutoring statistics for high schoolers, college students, and graduate students. It is a course required for many students in the softer sciences that can be overwhelming without some extra support.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I taught geometry and calculus during my time as a teacher, so I am familiar with all levels of trigonometry.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught Algebra II several times as a teacher. Most of these topics are integrated into Common Core Math I and II now. I am able to help with almost any high school math course.
Calculus,

Calculus

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 hit the ground running.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

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.
English,

English

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.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught geometry five times in my time as a high school teacher. Most of these topics are now integrated into Common Core Math 1-3.
Physics,

Physics

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was a high school math teacher (Intro to HS Math through AP Calculus BC). I know transitioning from arithmetic based math to algebra can be a difficult change and know how to help students succeed in that transition.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

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.
Spanish,

Spanish

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,

Statistics

I really enjoy statistics! I have experience tutoring statistics for high schoolers, college students, and graduate students. It is a course required for many students in the softer sciences that can be overwhelming without some extra support.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

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.
Writing

Writing

I love helping students express themselves effectively in writing! Writing is more of an engineering activity than one might think.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

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 a Caldwell scholar alumna and interview students applying for scholarships, so am familiar with the procedures from that end as well.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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.
Study Skills

Study Skills

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.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have more than a decade of experience helping students with standardized tests, including ACT Science.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

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.
Physics

Physics

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.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

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.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught Algebra II several times as a teacher. Most of these topics are integrated into Common Core Math I and II now. I am able to help with almost any high school math course.
Calculus,

Calculus

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 hit the ground running.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

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.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught geometry five times in my time as a high school teacher. Most of these topics are now integrated into Common Core Math 1-3.
Physics,

Physics

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.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help with all sections of the SAT, including Math.
Spanish,

Spanish

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,

Statistics

I really enjoy statistics! I have experience tutoring statistics for high schoolers, college students, and graduate students. It is a course required for many students in the softer sciences that can be overwhelming without some extra support.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

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.
Writing

Writing

I love helping students express themselves effectively in writing! Writing is more of an engineering activity than one might think.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am experienced helping students with the ACT, including English.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have more than a decade of experience helping students with standardized tests, including ACT Math.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have more than a decade of experience helping students with the ACT Reading.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have more than a decade of experience helping students with standardized tests, including ACT Science.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

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 a Caldwell scholar alumna and interview students applying for scholarships, so am familiar with the procedures from that end as well.
GRE,

GRE

I scored 99th percentile in math, 94th percentile in verbal, and 96th percentile in writing on the new GRE. I am happy to help students achieve the best they can!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help with all sections of the SAT, including Math.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am experienced in helping students with all sections of the SAT, including Reading.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have more than a decade of experience helping students with the SAT, including Writing.
SSAT

SSAT

I have more than a decade of experience helping students with the SSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Really great tutor!!! I highly recommend her.

Beth is an amazing tutor. She knows her stuff inside and out, and is completely reliable and flexible if you are in a bind. She helped my son with high school math and chemistry, and she was able to jump in and help him where he was at right away with upper level concepts and problems. She has been a lifesaver!

Jay, 68 lessons with Beth

Great tutor overall

Mrs. Beth has only met with me twice and I already am so thankful I picked her to be my tutor. She's on time and very nice but most important, super helpful. She knew absolutely everything and did great on teaching me the information in just two days!

Summer, 13 lessons with Beth

Great tutor

Beth came to our house to tutor my son in AP Calculus and was great. My son enjoyed working with her and looks forward to their next session. She was on time, professional, even freindly to my pets.

Kyle, 1 lesson with Beth

Awesome Tutor!

I have used Beth to tutor 3 of my children in high school math. She really knows her math and has helped all 3, including my oldest son who took Calculus AB and BC. I also really appreciate that she is very dependable. If you arrange a tutoring time with her, she will be there. I will continue to hire her to tutor my kids when they need math tutoring!

Deborah, 99 lessons with Beth

Very Experienced Tutor

Beth is a very experienced tutor. She also can tutor variety classes. With her excellent tutoring, my daughter's grades have clearly improved. Thank you very much Beth!

Hua-shuang, 86 lessons with Beth

Excellent Tutor

My son worked with Beth on Pre-Calc concepts and fundamentals and greatly improved his understanding and final grade. She is detailed and patient in the explanation and provides extra worksheets/problems to help reinforce the student understanding. Highly recommended.

Mike, 23 lessons with Beth

Statistics help

Beth explained things in a way I understood. I did amazing on my test and will definitely use her again in the future!

Trevor, 1 lesson with Beth

Overall Highly Recommend

I am not comfortable with any form of math! She hasaid showed me a lot of tips and tricks that make it click in my head and she is happy to help me with whatever subject I am having troubles. Best tutor I have had

Max, 18 lessons with Beth

Tailoring to the student's need

I suggested to Beth that perhaps giving my daughter a few homework/practice problems to do rather than letting her practice as many as she could might work better. Beth immediately considered that approach and implemented it. Thanks Beth

Seema, 13 lessons with Beth
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