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Louis H.

25+ Year Veteran Math Teacher

25+ Year Veteran Math Teacher

$35/hour

  • 945 hours tutoring

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Math problems -- I can help! In any level of math, I aim to energize students and prove that math is not that difficult, building confidence and an "I can do this attitude!".

Professionally, I have been an educator for 30 years and have taught all mathematics classes from the 7th grade basic and pre-algebra classes through 11th grade Algebra 2. I have also taught math classes for local community colleges. My career, except for five years as a school administrator, is about evenly split...

Math problems -- I can help! In any level of math, I aim to energize students and prove that math is not that difficult, building confidence and an "I can do this attitude!".

Professionally, I have been an educator for 30 years and have taught all mathematics classes from the 7th grade basic and pre-algebra classes through 11th grade Algebra 2. I have also taught math classes for local community colleges. My career, except for five years as a school administrator, is about evenly split between middle and high school math classes, along with with some science. Geometry and algebra are my favorite classes and I especially enjoy lessons that bring forth concepts from both simultaneously. I have been recognized for higher than average student achievement and was twice named a Cumberland County Schools Model Classroom Teacher, in addition to having earned National Board certification in mathematics.

I am willing to tutor one student or small groups (up to three). Sometimes, kids place a stigma on needing to receive extra help, but are more willing to attend when a good friend or friends come along. Then we have some really great math taking place using the synergy of a small group all disguised as a social endeavor. Naturally, whether one or more students are involved, lessons or assistance is customized to the needs of the students.

Sessions with me can be a review or explanation of homework assignments, analysis and remediation of concepts poorly tested, or skill building. Very often I observe and inform parents that the key reasons for poor math performance is weakness in underlying skills, so we can spend time reinforcing those skills, finding relationships between topics, and learn how math really is sequential and builds upon itself.

I look forward to rewarding sessions with any child that wishes to work in middle grades math, algebra, and geometry. For those who are trying to improve SAT or ACT scores for college admission, I can design and implement a beneficial program there as well.


Education

The United States Military Academy at West Point
National Defense and Public Affairs
Fayetteville State University, NC
Masters
East Carolina University
EdD

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I am completely familiar with the elementary math, and can provide guidance to students who are struggling to put the mathematical pieces together. I can provide guidance in honing the basic skills, emphasis on vocabulary, methods and strategies for problem solving, and the algorithms used in elementary computations. I can also provide insight to patterns and relationships of math topics to each other.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over 25 years, I have taught algebra at all academic levels, and am familiar with the evolution of algebra instruction from simple computations to application. I stress the development of basic skills and I often tell students and parents that learning algebra is much easier with a command of the "little" things, such as underlying properties, evaluation of answers and processes to the standard of reasonableness, etc. I believe that properly guided, students can be successful or even master algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over 25 years, I have taught algebra at all academic levels, and I am familiar with the evolution of algebra instruction from simple computations to application. In Algebra 2, topics offer a more comprehensive and in-depth exposure to Algebra 1 and adds topics such as advanced functions, conic sections, and logarithms. I stress the development of basic skills and I often tell students and parents that learning algebra is much easier with a command of the "little" things, such as underlying properties, evaluation of answers and processes to the standard of reasonableness, etc. I believe that properly guided, students can be successful or even master algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was mastered by early Greeks and Egyptians centuries ago, but is still problematic for today's students. With an underlying foundation of algebra, geometry then expands to concepts, postulates, theorems, and relationships involving lines, plane or solid shapes, etc. I have taught geometry to middle grades and high school students, including honors geometry. I enjoy eliciting from students the thinking involved in solving geometric problems, and can provide insight into relationships between topics or multiple strategies for solving them.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught pre-algebra for years, and furthermore, understand why each pre-algebra topic is important in high school algebra. I can help students make the connections, and see relationship and patterns in each topic. I have taught mathematics for 25 years at all levels.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Both the ACT and SAT are used by colleges and universities as one of many factors when a student is being considered for admission. Therefore, they should not be taken lightly and a preparation regimen can help in elevating scores. I have assisted many students with college entrance exams, and can offer insight into the key components of the test to include commonly tested items and concepts. With students I review test-taking strategies as well as expand or help reinforce the algebra or geometry skills needed to solve problems.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

With the motivated student that wishes to complete several preparation lessons, I can assist with a regimen that can help in elevating scores. I have assisted many students with college entrance exams, and can offer insight into the key components of the test to include commonly tested items and concepts. Test-taking strategies are discussed, basic foundational algebra and geometry skills reinforced. I will focus on plane and solid geometry, linear algebra, functions, and certainly the algebra of geometry. I often suggest or provide supplemental materials for students to complete outside of the tutoring session, discussing and re-teaching difficult concepts.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over 25 years, I have taught algebra at all academic levels, and am familiar with the evolution of algebra instruction from simple computations to application. I stress the development of basic skills and I often tell students and parents that learning algebra is much easier with a command of the "little" things, such as underlying properties, evaluation of answers and processes to the standard of reasonableness, etc. I believe that properly guided, students can be successful or even master algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over 25 years, I have taught algebra at all academic levels, and I am familiar with the evolution of algebra instruction from simple computations to application. In Algebra 2, topics offer a more comprehensive and in-depth exposure to Algebra 1 and adds topics such as advanced functions, conic sections, and logarithms. I stress the development of basic skills and I often tell students and parents that learning algebra is much easier with a command of the "little" things, such as underlying properties, evaluation of answers and processes to the standard of reasonableness, etc. I believe that properly guided, students can be successful or even master algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was mastered by early Greeks and Egyptians centuries ago, but is still problematic for today's students. With an underlying foundation of algebra, geometry then expands to concepts, postulates, theorems, and relationships involving lines, plane or solid shapes, etc. I have taught geometry to middle grades and high school students, including honors geometry. I enjoy eliciting from students the thinking involved in solving geometric problems, and can provide insight into relationships between topics or multiple strategies for solving them.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught pre-algebra for years, and furthermore, understand why each pre-algebra topic is important in high school algebra. I can help students make the connections, and see relationship and patterns in each topic. I have taught mathematics for 25 years at all levels.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Both the ACT and SAT are used by colleges and universities as one of many factors when a student is being considered for admission. Therefore, they should not be taken lightly and a preparation regimen can help in elevating scores. I have assisted many students with college entrance exams, and can offer insight into the key components of the test to include commonly tested items and concepts. With students I review test-taking strategies as well as expand or help reinforce the algebra or geometry skills needed to solve problems.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over 25 years, I have taught algebra at all academic levels, and am familiar with the evolution of algebra instruction from simple computations to application. I stress the development of basic skills and I often tell students and parents that learning algebra is much easier with a command of the "little" things, such as underlying properties, evaluation of answers and processes to the standard of reasonableness, etc. I believe that properly guided, students can be successful or even master algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over 25 years, I have taught algebra at all academic levels, and I am familiar with the evolution of algebra instruction from simple computations to application. In Algebra 2, topics offer a more comprehensive and in-depth exposure to Algebra 1 and adds topics such as advanced functions, conic sections, and logarithms. I stress the development of basic skills and I often tell students and parents that learning algebra is much easier with a command of the "little" things, such as underlying properties, evaluation of answers and processes to the standard of reasonableness, etc. I believe that properly guided, students can be successful or even master algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was mastered by early Greeks and Egyptians centuries ago, but is still problematic for today's students. With an underlying foundation of algebra, geometry then expands to concepts, postulates, theorems, and relationships involving lines, plane or solid shapes, etc. I have taught geometry to middle grades and high school students, including honors geometry. I enjoy eliciting from students the thinking involved in solving geometric problems, and can provide insight into relationships between topics or multiple strategies for solving them.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have taught pre-algebra for years, and furthermore, understand why each pre-algebra topic is important in high school algebra. I can help students make the connections, and see relationship and patterns in each topic. I have taught mathematics for 25 years at all levels.

Science

Ecology

Ecology

I have studied our earth biosphere and its inter-related environments since the 1970's, when I was appalled at what human activity was doing to the planet. I have taken environmental science at the collegiate level. I have studied water, soil, climate, and the plant and animal kingdoms to see how even marginal degradation in one area can impact other others. I am interested in sustainable ecosystems and what we as humans can do to assure a healthy environment for generations to come.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over 25 years, I have taught algebra at all academic levels, and am familiar with the evolution of algebra instruction from simple computations to application. I stress the development of basic skills and I often tell students and parents that learning algebra is much easier with a command of the "little" things, such as underlying properties, evaluation of answers and processes to the standard of reasonableness, etc. I believe that properly guided, students can be successful or even master algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over 25 years, I have taught algebra at all academic levels, and I am familiar with the evolution of algebra instruction from simple computations to application. In Algebra 2, topics offer a more comprehensive and in-depth exposure to Algebra 1 and adds topics such as advanced functions, conic sections, and logarithms. I stress the development of basic skills and I often tell students and parents that learning algebra is much easier with a command of the "little" things, such as underlying properties, evaluation of answers and processes to the standard of reasonableness, etc. I believe that properly guided, students can be successful or even master algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was mastered by early Greeks and Egyptians centuries ago, but is still problematic for today's students. With an underlying foundation of algebra, geometry then expands to concepts, postulates, theorems, and relationships involving lines, plane or solid shapes, etc. I have taught geometry to middle grades and high school students, including honors geometry. I enjoy eliciting from students the thinking involved in solving geometric problems, and can provide insight into relationships between topics or multiple strategies for solving them.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Both the ACT and SAT are used by colleges and universities as one of many factors when a student is being considered for admission. Therefore, they should not be taken lightly and a preparation regimen can help in elevating scores. I have assisted many students with college entrance exams, and can offer insight into the key components of the test to include commonly tested items and concepts. With students I review test-taking strategies as well as expand or help reinforce the algebra or geometry skills needed to solve problems.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

With the motivated student that wishes to complete several preparation lessons, I can assist with a regimen that can help in elevating scores. I have assisted many students with college entrance exams, and can offer insight into the key components of the test to include commonly tested items and concepts. Test-taking strategies are discussed, basic foundational algebra and geometry skills reinforced. I will focus on plane and solid geometry, linear algebra, functions, and certainly the algebra of geometry. I often suggest or provide supplemental materials for students to complete outside of the tutoring session, discussing and re-teaching difficult concepts.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Both the ACT and SAT are used by colleges and universities as one of many factors when a student is being considered for admission. Therefore, they should not be taken lightly and a preparation regimen can help in elevating scores. I have assisted many students with college entrance exams, and can offer insight into the key components of the test to include commonly tested items and concepts. With students I review test-taking strategies as well as expand or help reinforce the algebra or geometry skills needed to solve problems.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Very helpful

Very explanatory and helpful and I feel much more confident with understanding the material, he draws helpful diagrams and goes above and beyond with the material. Would recommend greatly

Asif, 10 lessons with Louis

Very helpful

Very explanatory and helpful and I feel much more confident with understanding the material, he draws helpful diagrams and goes above and beyond with the material. Would recommend greatly

Asif, 10 lessons with Louis

Very helpful

A great tutor who takes the time and effort to make sure everything is covered, he has no problem giving his students more time then they paid for, he makes sure to go over everything detail in a helpful and explanatory way.

Asif, 10 lessons with Louis

Very explanatory and helpful

He is a great tutor and devotes a lot of time with his students. He is very helpful and nice and I saw a huge improvement in my math grade since working with him, and makes sure you know the topic

Asif, 10 lessons with Louis

Knowledgeable, Understandable, Available

Louis was available to us, not once, but twice today on very short notice. He took the time to go over what my son was having trouble understanding and explained it to him multiple ways. He is a great teacher. My student and I both really enjoyed everything he provided for us today. We will absolutely be using him again. Thank you Louis!!

Kaci, 2 lessons with Louis

Knowledgeable, patient, and responsive tutor.

Louis did a really great job in an emergency night-before-the-test situation. He picked up the session with no notice whatsoever and and he was up-to-speed on a wide variety of high school Algebra II quadratic-related topics. Extremely helpful and very much appreciated.

Edward, 1 lesson with Louis

great teacher

Louis helped my son last minute help him understand things we were having trouble properly explaining. Thank you for you help!

Brittany, 1 lesson with Louis

Very knowledgeable!

I would definitely recommend Louis for math ACT/SAT prep and general math tutoring! He assessed my son's strengths and weaknesses and worked very efficiently during the tutoring time to go through material. Louis also had great tips and strategies for complicated math problems and worked on a plan for topics to cover/problems to work before the next tutoring session. We already had an ACT prep book, but he brought several other test prep books for my son to borrow.

Kelly, 5 lessons with Louis

Greatest tutor ever

My son was horrible in math until Dr. Held started working with him. My son has stated many times that is the best math teacher ever. Very personable and flexible.

Cheryl, 4 lessons with Louis

Great teacher

Louis explained things in a way my daughter understood. Math isn’t her strong point, and he was patient and very helpful.

Beth, 1 lesson with Louis
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$35/hour

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Louis H.

$35/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 12 minutes