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Tara M.

Experienced Math Educator

Experienced Math Educator

$60/hour

  • 177 hours tutoring

  • Charlotte, NC 28210

About Tara


Bio

I graduated from UNCW with my B.A. in mathematics. I am have used my degree to become a high school math teacher. I was employed by New Hanover County Schools (Wilmington, NC) for over three years and am currently employed by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (Charlotte, NC) as well as privately tutoring at middle and high school and select college courses for seven years.

I enjoy being able to help others overcome their educational challenges. Mathematics does not have the best reputation with...

I graduated from UNCW with my B.A. in mathematics. I am have used my degree to become a high school math teacher. I was employed by New Hanover County Schools (Wilmington, NC) for over three years and am currently employed by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (Charlotte, NC) as well as privately tutoring at middle and high school and select college courses for seven years.

I enjoy being able to help others overcome their educational challenges. Mathematics does not have the best reputation with students, however once students are able to find the best method for them it is possible for everyone to find the beauty in this subject. Math... The only subject that counts.

I have been able to rise above as a tutor thanks to my skills learned in education classes at UNCW and through the CMS Teaching Residency. My courses have given me the tools needed to find a way of presenting information differently to find the best method for each individual. My passion for mathematics is what drives my desire to educate in this field.

If you are in need of mathematics help at any level: middle, high, SAT/ACT, college, please contact. Working with individuals to overcome difficulties is an exciting challenge I am glad to accept.


Education

UNC Wilmington
Math Education

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Art

Needlework

Needlework

At a very young age my grandmother taught me how to knit. Since then I have expanded my knowledge of patterns and designs, as well as pick up cross-stitch and carpet working.

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

At the UNCW Watson College of Education, the program strives to create the best teachers possible. I have spent many years now learning best-practice and how to better all students. By focusing on each students individual needs, I am able to figure out the best learning style. Through working at local high schools I have been able to practice these skills with students. When students are unable to remember a formula or equation in math class I have taught them a new way of thinking about it, either by putting it into a tune or creating a dance.
Elementary Math, Reading

English

Reading

History

Religion

Religion

I was a religion minor at UNCW. The courses I've taken include Intro to Religion, Great Books of the World's Religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and Asian Religions.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While receiving my mathematics education at UNCW I took Linear Algebra and Matrices, Intro to Modern Algebra 1 as some of my classes, as well as having taken it in high school. From taking these courses and assisting others with high school algebra, I have many mnemonic devices to help assist with theorems, formulas, conversions, etc. Related coursework: MAT 335 (Linear Algebra and Matrices) MAT 336 (Intro to Modern Algebra )
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

When taking algebra two it is important for students to recall what they have learned in algebra one as well as applying what was introduced in geometry. Throughout working with students on this level I have learned how to improve recall of past math ideas while staying on track with the second level of a learned subject.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is the top math that is offered in high school, because of this it is one of the most difficult that required the most recall of information. Pre-Calc is the main course that it used, yet a strong knowledge of algebra is also required. It is important for students to have an understanding of calculus before going to college because all college math (yes, ALL OF THEM!) require basic calculus knowledge. Related coursework: MAT 161 (Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry) MAT 162 (Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry) MAT 261 (Multivariate Calculus)
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT covers all levels of high school math. I have spent many years covering all of these topics and prepping seniors for their SAT, because of this I am able to assist with catching up lost skills. I took the SAT twice so I have experience with the type of questions asked and how to approach each one.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

At the UNCW Watson College of Education, the program strives to create the best teachers possible. I have spent many years now learning best-practice and how to better all students. By focusing on each students individual needs, I am able to figure out the best learning style. Through working at local high schools I have been able to practice these skills with students. When students are unable to remember a formula or equation in math class I have taught them a new way of thinking about it, either by putting it into a tune or creating a dance.
Precalculus, Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While receiving my mathematics education at UNCW I took Linear Algebra and Matrices, Intro to Modern Algebra 1 as some of my classes, as well as having taken it in high school. From taking these courses and assisting others with high school algebra, I have many mnemonic devices to help assist with theorems, formulas, conversions, etc. Related coursework: MAT 335 (Linear Algebra and Matrices) MAT 336 (Intro to Modern Algebra )
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

When taking algebra two it is important for students to recall what they have learned in algebra one as well as applying what was introduced in geometry. Throughout working with students on this level I have learned how to improve recall of past math ideas while staying on track with the second level of a learned subject.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is the top math that is offered in high school, because of this it is one of the most difficult that required the most recall of information. Pre-Calc is the main course that it used, yet a strong knowledge of algebra is also required. It is important for students to have an understanding of calculus before going to college because all college math (yes, ALL OF THEM!) require basic calculus knowledge. Related coursework: MAT 161 (Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry) MAT 162 (Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry) MAT 261 (Multivariate Calculus)
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

My internship through UNCW has placed me in many different classes, including discrete math. It was my first experience with discrete math but I was able to create and teach lesson plans after working with the teacher during planning. After my experience in the two blocks of this course I am now comfortable with discrete math and have many activities and resources for this course.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

While receiving my mathematics education at UNCW I took Linear Algebra and Matrices as one of my classes. From taking this courses and studying with classmates, I have many mnemonic devices to help assist with theorems, formulas, conversions, etc. Linear Algebra contains a lot of work with matrices and combinations of multiple matrices. This course also requires students to pull their knowledge of piecewise functions from Math 2. My time that I currently spend teaching and tutoring in these Math 2/PreCalc Classes allows me to keep information that students will need in linear algebra fresh in my mind. MAT 335 (Linear Algebra and Matrices). In this course we covered: Systems of linear equations, Vector spaces, Algebra of matrices and linear combinations, Determinants, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT covers all levels of high school math. I have spent many years covering all of these topics and prepping seniors for their SAT, because of this I am able to assist with catching up lost skills. I took the SAT twice so I have experience with the type of questions asked and how to approach each one.
Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While receiving my mathematics education at UNCW I took Linear Algebra and Matrices, Intro to Modern Algebra 1 as some of my classes, as well as having taken it in high school. From taking these courses and assisting others with high school algebra, I have many mnemonic devices to help assist with theorems, formulas, conversions, etc. Related coursework: MAT 335 (Linear Algebra and Matrices) MAT 336 (Intro to Modern Algebra )
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

When taking algebra two it is important for students to recall what they have learned in algebra one as well as applying what was introduced in geometry. Throughout working with students on this level I have learned how to improve recall of past math ideas while staying on track with the second level of a learned subject.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is the top math that is offered in high school, because of this it is one of the most difficult that required the most recall of information. Pre-Calc is the main course that it used, yet a strong knowledge of algebra is also required. It is important for students to have an understanding of calculus before going to college because all college math (yes, ALL OF THEM!) require basic calculus knowledge. Related coursework: MAT 161 (Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry) MAT 162 (Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry) MAT 261 (Multivariate Calculus)
Study Skills,

Study Skills

At the UNCW Watson College of Education, the program strives to create the best teachers possible. I have spent many years now learning best-practice and how to better all students. By focusing on each students individual needs, I am able to figure out the best learning style. Through working at local high schools I have been able to practice these skills with students. When students are unable to remember a formula or equation in math class I have taught them a new way of thinking about it, either by putting it into a tune or creating a dance.
Precalculus, Reading

Other

Religion,

Religion

I was a religion minor at UNCW. The courses I've taken include Intro to Religion, Great Books of the World's Religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and Asian Religions.
Study Skills

Study Skills

At the UNCW Watson College of Education, the program strives to create the best teachers possible. I have spent many years now learning best-practice and how to better all students. By focusing on each students individual needs, I am able to figure out the best learning style. Through working at local high schools I have been able to practice these skills with students. When students are unable to remember a formula or equation in math class I have taught them a new way of thinking about it, either by putting it into a tune or creating a dance.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

At the UNCW Watson College of Education, the program strives to create the best teachers possible. I have spent many years now learning best-practice and how to better all students. By focusing on each students individual needs, I am able to figure out the best learning style. Through working at local high schools I have been able to practice these skills with students. When students are unable to remember a formula or equation in math class I have taught them a new way of thinking about it, either by putting it into a tune or creating a dance.

Sports/Recreation

Needlework

Needlework

At a very young age my grandmother taught me how to knit. Since then I have expanded my knowledge of patterns and designs, as well as pick up cross-stitch and carpet working.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While receiving my mathematics education at UNCW I took Linear Algebra and Matrices, Intro to Modern Algebra 1 as some of my classes, as well as having taken it in high school. From taking these courses and assisting others with high school algebra, I have many mnemonic devices to help assist with theorems, formulas, conversions, etc. Related coursework: MAT 335 (Linear Algebra and Matrices) MAT 336 (Intro to Modern Algebra )
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

When taking algebra two it is important for students to recall what they have learned in algebra one as well as applying what was introduced in geometry. Throughout working with students on this level I have learned how to improve recall of past math ideas while staying on track with the second level of a learned subject.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is the top math that is offered in high school, because of this it is one of the most difficult that required the most recall of information. Pre-Calc is the main course that it used, yet a strong knowledge of algebra is also required. It is important for students to have an understanding of calculus before going to college because all college math (yes, ALL OF THEM!) require basic calculus knowledge. Related coursework: MAT 161 (Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry) MAT 162 (Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry) MAT 261 (Multivariate Calculus)
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT covers all levels of high school math. I have spent many years covering all of these topics and prepping seniors for their SAT, because of this I am able to assist with catching up lost skills. I took the SAT twice so I have experience with the type of questions asked and how to approach each one.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

At the UNCW Watson College of Education, the program strives to create the best teachers possible. I have spent many years now learning best-practice and how to better all students. By focusing on each students individual needs, I am able to figure out the best learning style. Through working at local high schools I have been able to practice these skills with students. When students are unable to remember a formula or equation in math class I have taught them a new way of thinking about it, either by putting it into a tune or creating a dance.
GED, Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT covers all levels of high school math. I have spent many years covering all of these topics and prepping seniors for their SAT, because of this I am able to assist with catching up lost skills. I took the SAT twice so I have experience with the type of questions asked and how to approach each one.
GED

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Reviews


Great problem solver!

My son has enjoyed working with Tara for 2 sessions now. She is knowledgeable and best of all, she knows the curriculum for CMS so she can help him get ahead. She is also going to start working with my daughter on Math 3 and SAT Math. Very punctual and great communication!

Karen, 4 lessons with Tara

Knowledgeable and encouraging tutor

Our daughter had missed major units about conics in her precalculus class and due to that having difficulties in keeping up with what was being covered subsequently. Tara helped her over this weekend, and after the first day itself our daughter was feeling more confident about facing the upcoming tests in the week. Per my daughter's feedback, Tara didn't waste any time, was very knowledgeable, and quickly detected her student's gaps and filled in accordingly. She not only explained the concepts to our daughter, but also made her work out problems. She made a lot of progress in the time spent with Tara. On the 2nd day, Tara went over the next few chapters and her strategy really worked. Tara had clear-cut explanations for questions on the topics, and her encouraging nature works very well with teenagers. She has the markings of an excellent teacher indeed. We will be definitely requesting her services in the coming days again, for our daughter's Math needs.

Divya, 5 lessons with Tara

Knowledgeable

Tara first met with my daughter today for the first time and my husband told me that he knew right away that she knew exactly what she was doing. My daughter said that she had learned so much, and Tara even made sure she left notes in my daughter's book for her to help her with reviewing the material. It was great!!

Dorothea, 3 lessons with Tara

Good fit for my daughter

Tara is very knowledgeable and patient when working with my daughter. Her precalculus grade has improved an entire letter grade since working with Tara.

Barbette , 4 lessons with Tara

relaxed, funny, and accommodating!

Tara is the bees knees. It's great having a young tutor who is closer to you age to help make things less awkward. Very patient and helps explain things correctly and instill a confidence.

Andrew, 1 lesson with Tara

Just awesome!

From D to high B in 4 weeks. Even his teacher has praised his improvement. Not sure I can give higher praise than that. Thanks Tara

Mike, 4 lessons with Tara
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