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University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Mathematics)
I began tutoring math as an undergraduate student in Charlotte as a means of making money for necessities like food but soon found that I had a passion for math, tutoring, and helping others. One of the main complaints I received from my tutees was that they couldn’t understand the style of teaching of their professors. This was understandable to me since everyone learns differently. My goal has always been to break down the material in such a way that someone unfamiliar with math could explain what is learned back to me.
Because of this new found passion for math, 14 years later I’m still tutoring math on all levels and have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. I have experience tutoring basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, probability, statistics, and even some graduate-level courses.
To keep my mind sharp with these subjects, you may find me with my nose in a math book working problems. As stated previously, I have a passion for math and I’m not satisfied with my tutoring unless my student is satisfied and showing results in their work. So, whether you’re a parent with a child that needs assistance or an adult returning to school, I am here to assist. Contact me via the WyzAnt email if you have any questions and I’ll contact you as promptly as I can.
I began tutoring math as an undergraduate student in Charlotte as a means of making money for necessities like food but soon found that I had a passion for math, tutoring, and helping others. One of the main complaints I received from my tutees was that they couldn’t understand the style of… Read more
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As a student taking Algebra 1 in 8th grade about 20 years ago, I excelled in the class so much so by the time I reached high school, I was assisting my peers with understanding the coursework of Algebra 1. I always tutor in a manner that the student can teach it back to me. This does two things: builds the student's confidence and also lets me know if the student comprehends.
Algebra 2 builds upon your knowledge of Algebra 1. I try to gauge the students trouble area by reviewing the current school lesson. I take note of simple techniques that we all forget through the years. An example would be not checking work. At the end of the lesson, I provide feedback, practice work, and a plan for the next lesson.
Elementary math is the basis of all math since we are taught these concepts as early as pre-K/kindergarten. Tutoring elementary math, I use flash cards and example problems to build confidence. This seems to help in weening people from counting on fingers or relying on a calculator.
Geometry involves some algebra and a lot of understanding of postulates and theorems (rules in geometry). Memorization and review works best for geometry. For short-term results, memorization works best but for long-term knowledge, compound reviewing seems to work best.
Unless you're an analyst in a career that required a strong and extensive mathematical background, you don't know all of the functions Microsoft Excel can perform. We review the basic tool bar commands available and then review more complex material about functions that can be performed on texts and the functions that serve best for math computations.
When typewriters began coming more obsolete, word processors came more common. Having to complete high school assignments, reports, and papers using Microsoft Word, I have years of experience under my belt. We'll review the basic operations of Word and cover the fancier options available such as inserting pictures, graphs, or tables.
Because jumping from basic math into algebra can be intimidating, pre-algebra serves as a bridge into algebra. This keeps students from being too overwhelmed by the introduction of variables or graphing equations. One of the major keys for understanding math is practice. Students will use resources available (class book, internet, or problems made up by myself) to gather understanding of lessons.
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