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“**Extremely Knowledgeable**”

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 …
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Louis is tutoring my daughter for the SAT with most of the focus of math. He is extremely competent and an excellent teacher. He explains concepts in a way that is easy to follow. My daughter finds his tutoring very beneficial and appreciates his kind demeanor. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor.

Dr. H is knowledgeable about the material we cover. He creates engaging lessons that communicate the material in simple terms. The time passes quickly and I feel more confident after each lesson.

Louis has been tutoring our 6th grader for some time now and we are happy to find a good teacher like him. Our child has been improving in math thanks to Louis.

Louis goes the extra mile to help my son,he send me practice problem and also i can send him my son work for him to review and correct. I recommend Louis 100%

Louis is really patient and very good teacher. I worked with him for over 4 hours but never got frustrated with me or rushed me. He was willing to explain the problems several ways until I got the concept. I would definitely work with him again on my future course.

We have utilized both free school programs and expensive paid test prep courses in the past, but none have been as easy or as effective as Dr. H.

He truly knows the material, but more importantly understands how to hone in on a student's individual difficulties and address those issues before moving forward.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Physical science entails motion, forces, work, and much more. My interests in this area have led to college level courses in mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, electricity, design, and engineering, all with a foundation in mathematics. For the interested student, I can elaborate on physical science topics and provide real-world examples of how these concepts are used daily.

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.

Reading is the key to every other subject taught at all levels of the educational experience. Strengths and/or weaknesses with reading can have a significantly large positive or negative impact throughout a person's educational career. Strategies such as reading for content, purposeful reading, etc., can be used whenever reading for pleasure, academic reading, job-related reading, and much more. Other strategies such as reading in context, emphasis on vocabulary, annotating text, and focus on main ideas are helpful and can be discussed with any reader.

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.

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