Over 500 tutoring hours

Stephen G.

Charlotte, NC

$60/hour

Math 'sings' for me, so I can 'tune' instruction to a student's needs

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4.8 average from 143 ratings
We needed a great tutor, and we got even more than we had hoped for
— Holli, Charlotte, NC on 9/25/15

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UNCC
Math - Education

Education

UNCC (Math - Education)

About Stephen

I am a retired high school math teacher, with 6 years of classroom experience who works best with both nontraditional learners and 'high performance' students. Sessions provide instruction that matches the course requirements and school expectations. Alternatively, I offer special students a broad and rigorous math seminar. Tutoring sessions are available Monday - Friday in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Some of my students were described as 'struggling', 'confused by classroom instruction', 'unsuccessful with college tutors' or 'having a different learning style', we overcame these false starts with A's and B's (check the feedback section). I have personal experience students categorized as have gifted, dyslexia, ADD / ADHD or ESL issues. My student's parents tell me I'm "Professional and Patient", "Excellent, expert" and "engaging and easygoing".

Sessions are oriented towards the student's needs. Attention is given to 1) remediation - learning supporting skills, 2) reinforcement - review topics covered in the classroom/text and 3) enrichment - providing links to real world examples and uses of mathematics. I demonstrate standard calculator techniques, highlight anticipated testing questions, and proven study skills that correspond to the student's preferences and learning style.

I develop a student's confidence while avoiding the 'by the numbers' or a cookbook approach to learning math. We focus on understanding and comprehension to achieve rigor.

I enjoy teaching algebra, geometry, discrete math, pre-calculus, advanced functions and modeling, college math, SAT Math and basic statistics. Prior to teaching, I had a variety of roles in information technology.
I am a retired high school math teacher, with 6 years of classroom experience who works best with both nontraditional learners and 'high performance' students. Sessions provide instruction that matches the course requirements and school expectations. Alternatively, I offer special students a Read more

Policies

cancellation 3 days in advance or 50% cancellation charge.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28270
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"We needed a great tutor, and we got even more than we had hoped for"

- Holli, Charlotte, NC on 9/25/15

"Stephen is phenomenal"

- Lukas, Charlotte, NC on 8/19/15

"Lesson cut short, but good tutor"

- Donna, Charlotte, NC on 2/17/15

"Grades have improved!"

- Kim, Charlotte, NC on 11/20/14

"Patient, Supportive, and Encouraging. My Math-Avoiding Son Looks Forward to Tutoring with Steve"

- Rebecca, Charlotte, NC on 11/15/14
Stephen replied on 11/17/2014

Thank you for the kind words; Your son also deserves credit for doing the needed work.

"Confidence boost"

- Leslie, Matthews, NC on 9/26/14
Stephen replied on 9/26/2014

Thank you. The credit also belongs to your children and in part to your supportive parenting skills.

"Excellent Tutor for our son with Aspergers"

- Mike, Concord, NC on 9/11/14

"Professional & Patient"

- Heather, Charlotte, NC on 3/7/14

"Excellent, expert!"

- Cynthia, Charlotte, NC on 12/10/13

"Great tutor, engaging and easygoing"

- Missy, Charlotte, NC on 12/6/13
Stephen replied on 12/6/2013

Thank you for taking the time to create this feedback. I'll share the credit with your son; he's the one who did the work. I hope this is teaching him a life lesson about persistence, learning styles and results.

"Eager to work with our son and great with scheduling"

- Nancy, Charlotte, NC on 11/18/13

"Fantastic precalculus teacher!"

- Lisa, Charlotte, NC on 10/22/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Special Needs:
Dyslexia

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Discrete Math

I taught Discrete Math for 3 years, from 2008 - 2010 in Charlotte NC (CMS - East Mecklenburg High School). We used the textbook "For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today's World," Comap - Freedman and Company versions 6 & 7 which is in compliance with NC standards.

I attended summer training in Discrete Math at UNCC 2006 that used "Discrete Math for Teachers" Houghton Muffin Company, Wheeler and Brawner. I completed prior studies in Operations Research dating back to 1970. As a programmer I developed linear programming models and econometric modeling.

UNCC
Math - Education

Education

UNCC (Math - Education)

We needed a great tutor, and we got even more than we had hoped for — Steve's mastery of the subject matter, his strong inter-personal skills, and his knowledge of teachers and teaching methods has been invaluable to us. Steve genuinely cares about my son's learning, in a way that is obvious and helpful for my son as he makes his challenging transition to middle school. We couldn't be happier with the excellent job Steve is doing. ...

— Holli, Charlotte, NC on 9/25/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

cancellation 3 days in advance or 50% cancellation charge.

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28270.