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U of M MS CSci, top 10% 2019 tutor for GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT/Math/German

U of M MS CSci, top 10% 2019 tutor for GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT/Math/German

$75/hour

  • 1,517 hours tutoring

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I tutor all SAT and ACT subjects including SAT Subject Test Math I and II, GRE and GMAT test prep, AFM, precalculus, calculus, prealgebra, algebra 1/2/3, trigonometry, geometry, German, and other subjects.

My Qualifications:
I have been a full-time tutor for the past 8 years, and love my job! I am great at explaining difficult concepts in an easy to understand manner and finding out what my students need to improve on to pass the class or test. I want them to succeed!

For math, I supply...

I tutor all SAT and ACT subjects including SAT Subject Test Math I and II, GRE and GMAT test prep, AFM, precalculus, calculus, prealgebra, algebra 1/2/3, trigonometry, geometry, German, and other subjects.

My Qualifications:
I have been a full-time tutor for the past 8 years, and love my job! I am great at explaining difficult concepts in an easy to understand manner and finding out what my students need to improve on to pass the class or test. I want them to succeed!

For math, I supply equations, graphs, examples, and sample test materials for each subject to teach math concepts and problem solving skills. I make it easy to understand grammar rules and language comprehension. I teach simple test taking strategies that work. I help with homework and prepare students for upcoming quizzes and tests. I also teach all levels of German language, including conversational, written, grammar, and business language skills.

I enjoy helping my students get better in their math classes and improve their SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT test scores. Some of my students have learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, autism, etc. I seem to be able to relate well to my students and help them gain confidence by using a teaching approach they respond to. I have many happy students and parents as shown in my reviews. Many of my students are repeat clients, or recommendations from previous and current students. I also have quite a few long term clients that have referred me to other family members or friends to help them excel in middle school, high school, graduate, and post graduate school.

I have 30 years of experience as a C programmer, Obsydian/Plex project lead, software engineer, and quality assurance manager. I have used mathematics in developing statistics programs, firmware, robotics, and financial software. I completed graduate level math classes. I have taught many computer classes and application software to peers and customers. I am a native German with a Master's degree in Computer Science from Georgia State and an undergraduate degree i


Education

University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology
Computer Science
Georgia State
Masters

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Business

GMAT,

GMAT

I teach GMAT prep by reviewing GMAT problems tailored to the needs of a specific student, giving test taking strategies and problem solving skills, reviewing math concepts and formulas.I also tutor GRE math, SAT, and ACT test prep by patiently reviewing algebra, trigonometry, geometry, probability, precalculus as needed to prepare for the test, learning and understanding the right math formulas, and mastering test taking strategies. I also address problem solving skills, methods of translating word problems into math equations, and the most efficient way to find answers to problems.
GRE

GRE

I teach GRE Math (GRE Quantitative Reasoning) by reviewing GRE problems tailored to the needs of a specific student, giving test taking strategies and problem solving skills, reviewing math concepts and formulas. I also tutor GMAT, ACT/SAT test preparation and have taken the highest level math courses while completing my Master's in Computer Science. Many of my GRE prep students improve their scores dramatically over a few weeks of tutoring sessions. I also provide math formulas needed for the test, online GRE Quant practice tests and specific math drills, and discuss how to achieve desired test scores.

Corporate Training

German,

German

I am a native German and have lived in the States for over 30 years. I teach German to a family with four children on a weekly basis. Depending on the needs of the client, I teach conversational German, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, reading, and writing in German. I am also experienced in German technical writing and translations.
GMAT,

GMAT

I teach GMAT prep by reviewing GMAT problems tailored to the needs of a specific student, giving test taking strategies and problem solving skills, reviewing math concepts and formulas.I also tutor GRE math, SAT, and ACT test prep by patiently reviewing algebra, trigonometry, geometry, probability, precalculus as needed to prepare for the test, learning and understanding the right math formulas, and mastering test taking strategies. I also address problem solving skills, methods of translating word problems into math equations, and the most efficient way to find answers to problems.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have studied English grammar for 9 years. I teach English grammar to ACT and SAT students as well as to non-English speaking students. I am able to explain English grammar rules and teach sentence structure, use of punctuation, tenses, proper use of pronouns, and help with the most common grammar mistakes.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have thirty years of experience with technical writing such as creating user documents, program documentation, design and functional specifications. Proofreading is part of that function and I am an expert at grammar, spelling, and comprehension.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I have studied English grammar for 9 years. I teach English grammar to ACT and SAT students as well as to non-English speaking students. I am able to explain English grammar rules and teach sentence structure, use of punctuation, tenses, proper use of pronouns, and help with the most common grammar mistakes.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am very good at teaching English grammar such as punctuation, tenses, personal pronouns, and sentence structure, finding the meaning of words in context, and helping my students understand and interpret a paragraph. I also help with test taking strategies and time management.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have studied English grammar for 9 years. I teach English grammar to ACT and SAT students as well as to non-English speaking students. I am able to explain English grammar rules and teach sentence structure, use of punctuation, tenses, proper use of pronouns, and help with the most common grammar mistakes.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have thirty years of experience with technical writing such as creating user documents, program documentation, design and functional specifications. Proofreading is part of that function and I am an expert at grammar, spelling, and comprehension.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have over 1000 hours tutoring experience in primarily SAT and ACT test prep for all subjects but especially math. SAT Reading requires a good vocabulary, understanding of English grammar, and reading skills to understand the purpose of an article or essay which I can help with.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have helped many students with all sections of the SAT test. I excel at teaching grammar rules and sentence structure, as well as how to understand the meaning of each paragraph and how to interpret specific words in context.
ACT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While completing my Master's and B.S. Degrees in Computer Science, I had to take the highest level math courses, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, numerical analysis, differential equations. While knowing the subject matter, I am also very capable of explaining concepts and able to make it easy to understand math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tutor Prealgebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. I am very knowledgeable in all areas of math and have the ability to make it easy for you to learn the subject at hand.
Calculus,

Calculus

I completed calculus 1, 2, and 3 in college, as well as 600 level math courses in grad school. I received A's for all three calculus classes. These were some of my favorite math classes along with precalculus and algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry becomes quite easy once you understand the relationships between lines and angles and figures such as triangles and squares. I can help you understand how formulas are derived, teach you basic concepts, and show you the best way to solve a problem.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am qualified to teach algebra at all levels and am able to show you how to solve math problems and understand why specific formulas are used. I can also teach you basic math concepts if necessary.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taken all levels of calculus, including precalculus, in college and grad school. My undergraduate degree in Computer Science is from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology where I took engineering courses, including advanced calculus and physics with the EE students. I am very good at teaching math concepts and can explain how to easily solve math problems.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have a Master's degree in Computer Science and have taken the highest level math courses in graduate school. I excel at improving SAT and ACT test scores and also teach the very basic math concepts and advanced math skills as needed. I teach how to eliminate wrong choices on the test and verify the correct answer quickly. I also demonstrate how diagrams can help with finding the answer, how to solve word problems, and what strategies to use on the test. I also provide all math formulas needed for the test.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I have over 1000 hours tutoring experience in primarily SAT and ACT test prep for all subjects but especially math. SAT Reading requires a good vocabulary, understanding of English grammar, and reading skills to understand the purpose of an article or essay which I can help with.

Language

German

German

I am a native German and have lived in the States for over 30 years. I teach German to a family with four children on a weekly basis. Depending on the needs of the client, I teach conversational German, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, reading, and writing in German. I am also experienced in German technical writing and translations.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

With a Master's degree in Computer Science and working as a software engineer for many years, I had to use a lot of mathematics to solve problems. I have taken the highest level calculus classes in college, on the other hand, I am able to break down math problems into simple tasks and explain why specific equations or diagrams are used to solve a problem. Often, I can even show a student how an equation is derived. I can teach how to quickly eliminate wrong answers on the ACT test, find the correct answers quickly, and develop strategies for solving problems.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While completing my Master's and B.S. Degrees in Computer Science, I had to take the highest level math courses, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, numerical analysis, differential equations. While knowing the subject matter, I am also very capable of explaining concepts and able to make it easy to understand math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tutor Prealgebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. I am very knowledgeable in all areas of math and have the ability to make it easy for you to learn the subject at hand.
Calculus,

Calculus

I completed calculus 1, 2, and 3 in college, as well as 600 level math courses in grad school. I received A's for all three calculus classes. These were some of my favorite math classes along with precalculus and algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry becomes quite easy once you understand the relationships between lines and angles and figures such as triangles and squares. I can help you understand how formulas are derived, teach you basic concepts, and show you the best way to solve a problem.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am qualified to teach algebra at all levels and am able to show you how to solve math problems and understand why specific formulas are used. I can also teach you basic math concepts if necessary.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taken all levels of calculus, including precalculus, in college and grad school. My undergraduate degree in Computer Science is from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology where I took engineering courses, including advanced calculus and physics with the EE students. I am very good at teaching math concepts and can explain how to easily solve math problems.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have a Master's degree in Computer Science and have taken the highest level math courses in graduate school. I excel at improving SAT and ACT test scores and also teach the very basic math concepts and advanced math skills as needed. I teach how to eliminate wrong choices on the test and verify the correct answer quickly. I also demonstrate how diagrams can help with finding the answer, how to solve word problems, and what strategies to use on the test. I also provide all math formulas needed for the test.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is one of the many math subjects I teach. I am able to show you how formulas are derived and teach you the best way to solve a problem. Oftentimes, knowing a few basic formulas and knowing which ones to apply, makes it easy to find the answers. If necessary, I can help you understand basic math concepts to fill the gaps often present that prevent you from solving equations.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While completing my Master's and B.S. Degrees in Computer Science, I had to take the highest level math courses, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, numerical analysis, differential equations. While knowing the subject matter, I am also very capable of explaining concepts and able to make it easy to understand math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tutor Prealgebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. I am very knowledgeable in all areas of math and have the ability to make it easy for you to learn the subject at hand.
Calculus,

Calculus

I completed calculus 1, 2, and 3 in college, as well as 600 level math courses in grad school. I received A's for all three calculus classes. These were some of my favorite math classes along with precalculus and algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry becomes quite easy once you understand the relationships between lines and angles and figures such as triangles and squares. I can help you understand how formulas are derived, teach you basic concepts, and show you the best way to solve a problem.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am qualified to teach algebra at all levels and am able to show you how to solve math problems and understand why specific formulas are used. I can also teach you basic math concepts if necessary.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have taken all levels of calculus, including precalculus, in college and grad school. My undergraduate degree in Computer Science is from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology where I took engineering courses, including advanced calculus and physics with the EE students. I am very good at teaching math concepts and can explain how to easily solve math problems.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I teach ACT science test prep by giving you the best strategies to complete the test and by showing you how to interpret charts, graphs and drawings to get the answer. I have never chosen a wrong answer on the science test, and I can show you how to do the same.

Special Needs

Special Needs

Special Needs

I am a therapeutic riding instructor for a therapeutic riding program in Huntersville, NC. My current status is PATH Instructor-In-Training. I also have an ADD son and stepson as well as a 19 year old daughter (diseased)with leukodystrophy, CP, cortical blindness, developmental delay, epilepsy, and kidney disease. I know more about these conditions than many doctors since I researched nutrition, medications, treatments, and alternative medicine for each. My daughter lived 18 years longer than expected.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While completing my Master's and B.S. Degrees in Computer Science, I had to take the highest level math courses, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, numerical analysis, differential equations. While knowing the subject matter, I am also very capable of explaining concepts and able to make it easy to understand math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I tutor Prealgebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. I am very knowledgeable in all areas of math and have the ability to make it easy for you to learn the subject at hand.
Calculus,

Calculus

I completed calculus 1, 2, and 3 in college, as well as 600 level math courses in grad school. I received A's for all three calculus classes. These were some of my favorite math classes along with precalculus and algebra.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry becomes quite easy once you understand the relationships between lines and angles and figures such as triangles and squares. I can help you understand how formulas are derived, teach you basic concepts, and show you the best way to solve a problem.
German,

German

I am a native German and have lived in the States for over 30 years. I teach German to a family with four children on a weekly basis. Depending on the needs of the client, I teach conversational German, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, reading, and writing in German. I am also experienced in German technical writing and translations.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have a Master's degree in Computer Science and have taken the highest level math courses in graduate school. I excel at improving SAT and ACT test scores and also teach the very basic math concepts and advanced math skills as needed. I teach how to eliminate wrong choices on the test and verify the correct answer quickly. I also demonstrate how diagrams can help with finding the answer, how to solve word problems, and what strategies to use on the test. I also provide all math formulas needed for the test.

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

I can help you with Reading, Writing, Algebra, Arithmetic, and college level math to prepare for the Accuplacer Test. As a college level test prep tutor, I am knowledgeable and patient and can review math concepts and formulas with you. I can help you with English grammar, sentence structure, organization, and reading/understanding a given passage.
ACT English,

ACT English

I am very good at teaching English grammar such as punctuation, tenses, personal pronouns, and sentence structure, finding the meaning of words in context, and helping my students understand and interpret a paragraph. I also help with test taking strategies and time management.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

With a Master's degree in Computer Science and working as a software engineer for many years, I had to use a lot of mathematics to solve problems. I have taken the highest level calculus classes in college, on the other hand, I am able to break down math problems into simple tasks and explain why specific equations or diagrams are used to solve a problem. Often, I can even show a student how an equation is derived. I can teach how to quickly eliminate wrong answers on the ACT test, find the correct answers quickly, and develop strategies for solving problems.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I teach ACT science test prep by giving you the best strategies to complete the test and by showing you how to interpret charts, graphs and drawings to get the answer. I have never chosen a wrong answer on the science test, and I can show you how to do the same.
GMAT,

GMAT

I teach GMAT prep by reviewing GMAT problems tailored to the needs of a specific student, giving test taking strategies and problem solving skills, reviewing math concepts and formulas.I also tutor GRE math, SAT, and ACT test prep by patiently reviewing algebra, trigonometry, geometry, probability, precalculus as needed to prepare for the test, learning and understanding the right math formulas, and mastering test taking strategies. I also address problem solving skills, methods of translating word problems into math equations, and the most efficient way to find answers to problems.
GRE,

GRE

I teach GRE Math (GRE Quantitative Reasoning) by reviewing GRE problems tailored to the needs of a specific student, giving test taking strategies and problem solving skills, reviewing math concepts and formulas. I also tutor GMAT, ACT/SAT test preparation and have taken the highest level math courses while completing my Master's in Computer Science. Many of my GRE prep students improve their scores dramatically over a few weeks of tutoring sessions. I also provide math formulas needed for the test, online GRE Quant practice tests and specific math drills, and discuss how to achieve desired test scores.
PSAT,

PSAT

I know how to teach PSAT skills by discussing test taking strategies, practicing problems on the PSAT test, and conducting and grading timed practice tests. I also have handouts and teach the formulas encountered on PSAT math tests. I currently teach SAT and ACT test prep and tutor PSAT, SAT, and ACT math and science.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have a Master's degree in Computer Science and have taken the highest level math courses in graduate school. I excel at improving SAT and ACT test scores and also teach the very basic math concepts and advanced math skills as needed. I teach how to eliminate wrong choices on the test and verify the correct answer quickly. I also demonstrate how diagrams can help with finding the answer, how to solve word problems, and what strategies to use on the test. I also provide all math formulas needed for the test.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have over 1000 hours tutoring experience in primarily SAT and ACT test prep for all subjects but especially math. SAT Reading requires a good vocabulary, understanding of English grammar, and reading skills to understand the purpose of an article or essay which I can help with.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have helped many students with all sections of the SAT test. I excel at teaching grammar rules and sentence structure, as well as how to understand the meaning of each paragraph and how to interpret specific words in context.
ACT Reading

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable and helpful tutor

Ursula did a great job helping me with the GMAT. She provided lots of resources to help me study, and was able to clearly explain problems I was struggling with. I learned about test taking and math strategies that I could use. I would definitely recommend working with Ursula.

Kristina, 18 lessons with Ursula

Patient and great GRE tutor

Prior to my first session, I was upfront about my lack of mathematical ability, but Ursula quelled my fears. Through every session, she was as patient as can be, and knew all the ins-and-outs of the GRE. She taught the best and quickest way to get an answer, but she also showed alternate solutions knowing full well that different methods can stick differently for students. She was also very flexible with a few last-minute cancellations I had due to work. While I intended to take the GRE, I ended up cancelling it since I got accepted into a school prior to my test date. However, if I ever do need to take the GRE in the future (or for math help in general), I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again. Hopefully she'll say yes!

Brent, 17 lessons with Ursula

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Ursula very quick identified issues I was struggling with on the GRE and helped explain them in an easy and understandable way. Very personable and actually cares about your learning.

Sean, 7 lessons with Ursula

Great teacher!

Ursula is wonderful! She has helped me so much in my class and I feel confident going into my next exam because of my time spent with her.

Laura, 4 lessons with Ursula

Very knowledgeable & patient

Ursula is very patient but stern with my son. He says she makes things easier to understand & her tutoring has helped him a great deal. I wish we would have started using her earlier in the year, his grades would have been much better.

Sequoia, 3 lessons with Ursula

Knowledgeable & Elaborative

Ursula not only gave answers but thoroughly elaborated on details to strongly deliver concepts! I really felt continuously engaged in this session! She also promptly responded to my initial messages.

Ahmad, 2 lessons with Ursula

Great Precalculus tutor

Ursula is working with my daughter who is a freshman in college on Precalculus. They have had two sessions so far and my daughter reports very positive feedback - knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to interact with.

Kim , 5 lessons with Ursula

Excellent tutor with great learning strategies

I needed to increase my GRE math score in a short period of time. I had about six lessons with Ursula for an hour. In that duration I found her to be succinct in her teaching and strategies. She understood my time constraints, found gaps and focused immediately on helping me with concepts. She really helped to plug in some of the holes and boost my GRE score to where I wanted it.

Rose, 8 lessons with Ursula

Extremely Helpful Tutor

Ursula has been working with my daughter, a high school senior, with SAT Prep, currently in the area of math. Ursula is very knowledgeable and patient. My daughter says Ursula teaches in a way that she understands. Standardized testing has never been my daughter's strength but Ursula has been a tremendous help!

Angel, 9 lessons with Ursula
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