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Ursula C.

Expert tutor for SAT, ACT, GRE/GMAT math, grades 7+ math, German

Expert tutor for SAT, ACT, GRE/GMAT math, grades 7+ math, German

$50/hour

  • 1,031 hours tutoring

  • Huntersville, NC 28078

About Ursula


Bio

I tutor SAT, ACT, GRE , GMAT test prep, math 1-3, AFM, pre-calculus, high school calculus, prealgebra, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, German, and some other subjects.

My Qualifications:
I have been a full-time tutor for the past 5 years, and love my job! I am great at explaining difficult concepts and finding out what my students need to know. I want them to succeed!

For math, I have equations, graphs, examples, and sample test materials for each subject that I use to teach math concepts...

I tutor SAT, ACT, GRE , GMAT test prep, math 1-3, AFM, pre-calculus, high school calculus, prealgebra, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, German, and some other subjects.

My Qualifications:
I have been a full-time tutor for the past 5 years, and love my job! I am great at explaining difficult concepts and finding out what my students need to know. I want them to succeed!

For math, I have equations, graphs, examples, and sample test materials for each subject that I use 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 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, helping them excel in multiple math classes and test prep.

I have 30 years of experience as a programmer, 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, including Calculus 1-3. I have taught many computer classes to peers and customers. I am a native German with a Master's degree in Computer Science from Georgia State and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota.

Why should you hire me?
I have increased some of my student's grade averages from the 70's to the mid 90's. They proudly tell me about their better test scores and ability to understand and master math problems. I am knowledgeable, patient, dependable, experienced, and passionate about teaching.
I really enjoy the relationships I am building with the students and their families. As a riding instructor for special needs children, I have learned to be empathetic, give clear instructions, consider the mental and physical abilities of my students to bring out the very best in each student. I like to encourage each student's talents and skills and build up their confidence in the subject matter. I am very good at finding each student's strengths and weaknesses and helping the student understand math concepts not quite mastered yet. There is nothing better than seeing a student become confident in their math skills and their problem solving abilities, or watch someone become fluent in another language. If you are looking for a tutor that cares about her students and about improving their academic skills, and is qualified and able to teach a variety of subjects, then look no further. I look forward to meeting you!


Education

University of Minnesota
Computer Science
Georgia State
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Group rate (2 to 4 students): $90/hr GRE: $60/hr GMAT: $60/hr
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/21/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

I tutor GRE, SAT, and ACT test prep specializing in teaching and reviewing math concepts, learning the right formulas, and strategies for solving problems.
GRE

GRE

I am able to teach you Quantitative Reasoning of the GRE test. I can give you strategies for taken the hard copy and the online test. Currently, I tutor both ACT and SAT test preparation and I have taken the highest level math courses while completing my Master's in Computer Science. Most often, the students that practice for the test and use proper test-taking strategies obtain the best scores.

Computer

C

C

I have a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and worked for several companies using C and C++ on Dos, OS/2, and Unix platforms. I published recommendations for portability, maintainability, and efficiency using Codecheck (to automatically check C code) from Abraxas Software.

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.
GMAT,

GMAT

I tutor GRE, SAT, and ACT test prep specializing in teaching and reviewing math concepts, learning the right formulas, and strategies for solving 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

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.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Writing

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 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 have tutored students for the ACT test and yet am able to teach the very basics if 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 and what strategies to use on 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.

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 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 have tutored students for the ACT test and yet am able to teach the very basics if 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 and what strategies to use on 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 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.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I have been a chess player for many years and can teach common moves, openings, and strategies to win the game. I would be an excellent tutor to teach beginning chess players.

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 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.
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 have tutored students for the ACT test and yet am able to teach the very basics if 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 and what strategies to use on the test.

Test Preparation

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 tutor GRE, SAT, and ACT test prep specializing in teaching and reviewing math concepts, learning the right formulas, and strategies for solving problems.
GRE,

GRE

I am able to teach you Quantitative Reasoning of the GRE test. I can give you strategies for taken the hard copy and the online test. Currently, I tutor both ACT and SAT test preparation and I have taken the highest level math courses while completing my Master's in Computer Science. Most often, the students that practice for the test and use proper test-taking strategies obtain the best 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 have tutored students for the ACT test and yet am able to teach the very basics if 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 and what strategies to use on 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.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Writing

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (276 ratings)
5 star
(247)
4 star
(21)
3 star
(5)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Professional and Prepared

Ursula comes prepared with a lesson to the tutor session. She's organized and patient. My child feels comfortable and commented that likes the methods being used!

Tamarra, 4 lessons with Ursula

Pre Calc

Ursula is very patient and has really helped my child grasp the concepts she is missing. She is very knowledgeable and explains things in a way my child can understand.

Angela, 15 lessons with Ursula

Has a vast knowledge of many subjects, excellent instruction

We have used Ursula C. to tutor my daughter for the SAT, ACT and college pre-calculus; all with very successful results. My daughter related well to Ursula and was excited that she was a great learner when receiving excellent instruction/teaching. Ursula explained the processess in a way that could be understood and comprehended; not just short term learning. We were very lucky to find Ursula and appreciate her kindness and teaching style.

Shelley, 19 lessons with Ursula

All problems answered without hesitation

I completed the wrong practice test, but Ursula was able to immediately solve all the answers as we went through them without issue! She also provided different and easier ways to solve a problem.

Aimee, 3 lessons with Ursula

Patient

Ursula was absolutely amazing on our first session. She was patient with me and showed me step by step how to solve the equations. And even when I was struggling she stepped back and went about the problem a different way.

Demi, 3 lessons with Ursula

Patient and knowledgeable tutor

Ursula took her time and made sure to explain how to solve problems multiple ways. I haven't taken a standardized test in 17 years, but I am confident I will reach my GRE goal with Ursula's help and practice.

Lorre , 1 lesson with Ursula

Great First Lesson

1 st lesson Ursula certainly knew what she was talking about...., there seems to be a good connection. My daughter Caroline looks forward to working with her.

John, 6 lessons with Ursula

So far so good

Had my first lesson with Ursula, so far it looks good. I have to unearth several years of Algebra, Trig and other mathematical concepts that have been locked away and with her help it is starting to come into focus. I am glad I went to the one/one relationship with a tutor because I was in a GRE class and the method of instruction was not conclusive to my learning style. Ursula is also establishing confidence in my skills.

Jennifer , 1 lesson with Ursula

Knowledge and patience tutor.

Ursula has been a God-send for my son. Her patience with him has helped him develop confidence and self-assurance. She has made math fun again! Not only has she taught him the skills that he needs, but has also shown him the importance of organization and review. His grades have improved dramatically since he began working with Ursula.

Laura, 43 lessons with Ursula
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