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Phyllis B.

Durham, NC

$65/hour

Mathematics and English

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$65/Hour


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Boston University
Mathematics

Education

Boston University (Mathematics)

About Phyllis

I have always had a love of education and teaching. My philosophy has been that every student has the capacity to develop their analytical and problem-solving skills. The key to learning is the ability to tap into the individual's way of learning and processing information. Everyone learns differently and everyone processess information differently. My unique ability to listen and understand how the student learns has been my success.

Every student that has come before me, has left with more confidence and the continued desire to learn. My goal is to "grow" the student in skill levels and give guidance for lifelong learning. I take away the "mystery" in learning and understanding by showing there is a process and methodology. And, once this skill is unlocked, the ease of learning begins.

As an Adjunct Instructor at a community college, I have taught over 500 students. Subject areas range from pre-algebra concepts (linear equations, graphing) to Algebra I (quadratic equations and radicals). My method has been to "meet the student where they are" and understand how the student thinks, analyzes, and process information and data. My students were career transfers looking for better career opportunities or university transfers.

As a tutor for middle and high school students, my goal is to ensure that they are prepared and confident for the PSAT, ACT, and SAT.

As a former Editor for a major publishing company, the stringent requirements for being an editor was to have impeccable grammar, writing, and proofreading skills. I bring these skills to my students. Not only do I require excellence in writing, but I help build confidence in speaking. Regardless of the writing assignment (Q&A, expository, theme, essay, newsletter, or thesis), I request each student to read a-loud their writing. Reading aloud exposes corrections (grammar), improves proofreading skills, and builds confidence (i.e. public speaking).

Although my sessions are limited in time, I have always been accessible to my students and encourage them to contact me. And, if there is ever a need to schedule a session beyond what has been agreed upon, I am willing to do so. My only requirement is that I am given at least 24 -48 hours lead-time so as not to interfere with other previously scheduled appointments. I value each student and devote 100% of my time to each one.
I have always had a love of education and teaching. My philosophy has been that every student has the capacity to develop their analytical and problem-solving skills. The key to learning is the ability to tap into the individual's way of learning and processing information. Everyone learns differently and everyone processess information Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27713
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1,
Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I am a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Mathematics. I taught several years as an Adjunct Instructor at Durham Technical Community College in Basic and Intermediate Algebra, and General Mathematics, as well a private tutoring in Geometry. Mathematics has always been a love for me, and I enjoy watching my students learn math in an enjoyable and fun way. I have never believed that math should be difficult to learn.

Boston University
Mathematics

Education

Boston University (Mathematics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Phyllis will travel within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27713.