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Carol F.

Graham, NC

$40/hour

Building Elementary & Middle School Math understanding

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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University of Dayton
Electrical Engineeri
UNC Chapel Hill Middle Grades Math Education Licensure
Other

Education

University of Dayton (Electrical Engineeri)

UNC Chapel Hill Middle Grades Math Education Licensure (Other)

About Carol

In my 8 years as a middle school math teacher, I have discovered effective methods of "filling in the gaps" in math understanding from elementary through middle grades. I love the moment when a student "gets" a concept that was mysterious prior to our work together. I also work with students to develop thinking skills, questioning skills, and confidence.

My passion is building a strong understanding of math concepts so students can apply math in the "real world" and be successful in higher math. I have experience tutoring and/or teaching fractions, proportions, integers, geometry, measurement, and algebra concepts as they build through the elementary and middle grades. Students learn to draw and label models to understand and solve word problems. I look forward to working with your student!
In my 8 years as a middle school math teacher, I have discovered effective methods of "filling in the gaps" in math understanding from elementary through middle grades. I love the moment when a student "gets" a concept that was mysterious prior to our work together. I also work with students to develop thinking skills, questioning skills, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Graham, NC 27253
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Probability
Science:
Physical Science
English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, Common Core
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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.

Common Core

I have taught the 7th Grade Common Core Math curriculum since it was adopted in North Carolina. Common Core requires students to understand concepts and apply them in multiple ways. Students are required to reason mathematically and explain their thinking, and these are my goals in working with every student. For example, we do not teach students to simply "cross multiply" to solve a proportion. With Common Core, we teach students how to reason proportionally, I.e. for every 1\2 inch on the map, you must travel 5 miles on the road. This shift builds the ability to apply proportional reasoning in real world situations.

I also have extensive experience with teaching students to draw and label models when working on word problems (Mathematical Practice 4). Models have helped many struggling students find success in problem solving.

University of Dayton
Electrical Engineeri
UNC Chapel Hill Middle Grades Math Education Licensure
Other

Education

University of Dayton (Electrical Engineeri)

UNC Chapel Hill Middle Grades Math Education Licensure (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carol will travel within 25 miles of Graham, NC 27253.