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Karyn T.

For the love of Math! Experienced Math tutor for grades 6-12

For the love of Math! Experienced Math tutor for grades 6-12

$45/hour

  • 989 hours tutoring

About Karyn


Bio

I have had a passion for math for as long as I can remember. I have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and I am now semi-retired. Throughout my long career as a Technical Professional, I used mathematical and statistical tools to analyze data and then explain the results to a non-technical audience. I found this part of my career very rewarding and it led me to tutoring. I have been helping middle and high school as well as college students for the last six...

I have had a passion for math for as long as I can remember. I have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and I am now semi-retired. Throughout my long career as a Technical Professional, I used mathematical and statistical tools to analyze data and then explain the results to a non-technical audience. I found this part of my career very rewarding and it led me to tutoring. I have been helping middle and high school as well as college students for the last six years with Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, ACT and SAT prep.

With the many variations on how students have been taught during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have find that many students have gaps in their knowledge due to the strain of learning in virtual classrooms this past year and a half. I will assess students and figure out what topics that they have missed and then teach them this material. Often these knowledge gaps need to be filled in order for a student to succeed in the next level of Math they take and on the ACT and SAT exams.

To me, a tutor needs patience and a toolbox of options to explain/ demonstrate math concepts. For every student that tells me "I hate math," I say, "No you don't, you just haven't been taught in a way that works for you yet." My goal with each student is to find that way. Please contact me if you would like to learn more about my tutoring lessons and/or arrange for lessons with me. I look forward to "doing math with you!"


Education

Lafayette College
Chemical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy,NY
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: I have reduced my fee to $45/hr to hopefully allow more students to receive the Math tutoring help that they need during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/8/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1/Math 1 is the cornerstone of high school math and as such, I am continuously teaching these concepts. Many of the 720+ hours that I have tutored with Wyzant in the last five years have been spent with students either in need of a review of some concept from Algebra 1/Math 1 or who actually are taking Algebra 1/Math 1. A strong foundation in Algebra 1/Math 1 is essential to success in Algebra 2/Math 2/Math 3, and higher level math classes as well as higher scores on the ACT and SAT math sections.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2/Math 2/3 is the foundation for the ACT and SAT math exams and as such, I am continuously teaching or reviewing these concepts with students. If a student is currently taking Algebra 2/Math 2/3, as we study concepts the student finds difficult, I make to sure to show a student how these concepts may be covered on college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT. Then practice, practice, practice. I believe that it is never too early to start college entrance exam math section prep.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the foundation of all the math that is to come in High School so building a strong skill set is so important. I have spent hundreds of hours tutoring prealgebra; students and parents consistently give me a 5 star rating. In addition, I love doing math and truly enjoy working with middle and high school students.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tutored pre-Calculus students both online and in-person for the last five years. I really enjoy the challenges that different pre-calculus courses offer students and I want my students to feel good about taking on this higher level high school or college level math. Improved student self-confidence is always my goal and I find that success breeds success for these higher level math students. All of my students have been pleased with their final grades.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am an interim teacher for math, science and engineering classes whenever I am needed at my son's high school. I found that I really enjoy working with teens, teaching them something that I am passionate about. I believe that the only way to help students understand how best to approach the SAT math sections is to take them first myself. I have taken 20 different SAT math sections in order to provide my students with problem solving tips and strategies to excel. I can offer shortcuts that I found and tips, hints and time savers on problems when the student and I review their answers. I ask students to take the math sections, time them accurately, and practice using the bubble sheets in order for them to have optimized test practice. If there are certain topics that a student struggles with, I review the topic material with them and then assign specific practice problems to enhance their skills in that area. All of my students so far have improved their SAT math scores.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I believe that the only way to help students understand how best to approach the ACT math sections is to take them first myself. I have taken 30 different ACT tests in order to provide my students with problem solving tips and strategies to excel. I can offer shortcuts that I found and tips, hints and time savers on problems when the student and I review their answers. I ask students to take the math sections, time them accurately, and practice using the bubble sheets in order for them to have optimized test practice. If there are certain topics that a student struggles with, I review the topic material with them and then assign specific practice problems to enhance their skills in that area. All of my students so far have improved their ACT math scores.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1/Math 1 is the cornerstone of high school math and as such, I am continuously teaching these concepts. Many of the 720+ hours that I have tutored with Wyzant in the last five years have been spent with students either in need of a review of some concept from Algebra 1/Math 1 or who actually are taking Algebra 1/Math 1. A strong foundation in Algebra 1/Math 1 is essential to success in Algebra 2/Math 2/Math 3, and higher level math classes as well as higher scores on the ACT and SAT math sections.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2/Math 2/3 is the foundation for the ACT and SAT math exams and as such, I am continuously teaching or reviewing these concepts with students. If a student is currently taking Algebra 2/Math 2/3, as we study concepts the student finds difficult, I make to sure to show a student how these concepts may be covered on college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT. Then practice, practice, practice. I believe that it is never too early to start college entrance exam math section prep.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the foundation of all the math that is to come in High School so building a strong skill set is so important. I have spent hundreds of hours tutoring prealgebra; students and parents consistently give me a 5 star rating. In addition, I love doing math and truly enjoy working with middle and high school students.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tutored pre-Calculus students both online and in-person for the last five years. I really enjoy the challenges that different pre-calculus courses offer students and I want my students to feel good about taking on this higher level high school or college level math. Improved student self-confidence is always my goal and I find that success breeds success for these higher level math students. All of my students have been pleased with their final grades.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am an interim teacher for math, science and engineering classes whenever I am needed at my son's high school. I found that I really enjoy working with teens, teaching them something that I am passionate about. I believe that the only way to help students understand how best to approach the SAT math sections is to take them first myself. I have taken 20 different SAT math sections in order to provide my students with problem solving tips and strategies to excel. I can offer shortcuts that I found and tips, hints and time savers on problems when the student and I review their answers. I ask students to take the math sections, time them accurately, and practice using the bubble sheets in order for them to have optimized test practice. If there are certain topics that a student struggles with, I review the topic material with them and then assign specific practice problems to enhance their skills in that area. All of my students so far have improved their SAT math scores.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a subject that is often part of Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry and pre-Calculus in most school Math curriculums. It is also often found in the “harder” questions on the SAT and ACT exams. I have extensive experience in tutoring all of these subjects and have successfully taught Trigonometry to students who completed Algebra 2 with little Trigonometry experience but want to excel on the Math portion of the SAT/ACT exams.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1/Math 1 is the cornerstone of high school math and as such, I am continuously teaching these concepts. Many of the 720+ hours that I have tutored with Wyzant in the last five years have been spent with students either in need of a review of some concept from Algebra 1/Math 1 or who actually are taking Algebra 1/Math 1. A strong foundation in Algebra 1/Math 1 is essential to success in Algebra 2/Math 2/Math 3, and higher level math classes as well as higher scores on the ACT and SAT math sections.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2/Math 2/3 is the foundation for the ACT and SAT math exams and as such, I am continuously teaching or reviewing these concepts with students. If a student is currently taking Algebra 2/Math 2/3, as we study concepts the student finds difficult, I make to sure to show a student how these concepts may be covered on college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT. Then practice, practice, practice. I believe that it is never too early to start college entrance exam math section prep.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the foundation of all the math that is to come in High School so building a strong skill set is so important. I have spent hundreds of hours tutoring prealgebra; students and parents consistently give me a 5 star rating. In addition, I love doing math and truly enjoy working with middle and high school students.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have tutored pre-Calculus students both online and in-person for the last five years. I really enjoy the challenges that different pre-calculus courses offer students and I want my students to feel good about taking on this higher level high school or college level math. Improved student self-confidence is always my goal and I find that success breeds success for these higher level math students. All of my students have been pleased with their final grades.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1/Math 1 is the cornerstone of high school math and as such, I am continuously teaching these concepts. Many of the 720+ hours that I have tutored with Wyzant in the last five years have been spent with students either in need of a review of some concept from Algebra 1/Math 1 or who actually are taking Algebra 1/Math 1. A strong foundation in Algebra 1/Math 1 is essential to success in Algebra 2/Math 2/Math 3, and higher level math classes as well as higher scores on the ACT and SAT math sections.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2/Math 2/3 is the foundation for the ACT and SAT math exams and as such, I am continuously teaching or reviewing these concepts with students. If a student is currently taking Algebra 2/Math 2/3, as we study concepts the student finds difficult, I make to sure to show a student how these concepts may be covered on college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT. Then practice, practice, practice. I believe that it is never too early to start college entrance exam math section prep.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am an interim teacher for math, science and engineering classes whenever I am needed at my son's high school. I found that I really enjoy working with teens, teaching them something that I am passionate about. I believe that the only way to help students understand how best to approach the SAT math sections is to take them first myself. I have taken 20 different SAT math sections in order to provide my students with problem solving tips and strategies to excel. I can offer shortcuts that I found and tips, hints and time savers on problems when the student and I review their answers. I ask students to take the math sections, time them accurately, and practice using the bubble sheets in order for them to have optimized test practice. If there are certain topics that a student struggles with, I review the topic material with them and then assign specific practice problems to enhance their skills in that area. All of my students so far have improved their SAT math scores.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I believe that the only way to help students understand how best to approach the ACT math sections is to take them first myself. I have taken 30 different ACT tests in order to provide my students with problem solving tips and strategies to excel. I can offer shortcuts that I found and tips, hints and time savers on problems when the student and I review their answers. I ask students to take the math sections, time them accurately, and practice using the bubble sheets in order for them to have optimized test practice. If there are certain topics that a student struggles with, I review the topic material with them and then assign specific practice problems to enhance their skills in that area. All of my students so far have improved their ACT math scores.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am an interim teacher for math, science and engineering classes whenever I am needed at my son's high school. I found that I really enjoy working with teens, teaching them something that I am passionate about. I believe that the only way to help students understand how best to approach the SAT math sections is to take them first myself. I have taken 20 different SAT math sections in order to provide my students with problem solving tips and strategies to excel. I can offer shortcuts that I found and tips, hints and time savers on problems when the student and I review their answers. I ask students to take the math sections, time them accurately, and practice using the bubble sheets in order for them to have optimized test practice. If there are certain topics that a student struggles with, I review the topic material with them and then assign specific practice problems to enhance their skills in that area. All of my students so far have improved their SAT math scores.

Examples of Expertise


Karyn has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 44 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (351 ratings)
5 star
(341)
4 star
(6)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and fun

My 15 year old son loves working with Karyn. Says she has made math fun!! My son says that Karyn is able to explain and teach much more effectively then his current HS teacher. Thank you Karyn

Keith, 9 lessons with Karyn

Karyn is great to work with!

We reached out to Karyn to get help for our teenage daughter who was struggling with her Algebra 2 lessons. Karyn has been a great lifeline to help bridge the gap and get our daughter up to speed.

Sean, 4 lessons with Karyn

Knowledge tutor

My daughter's weakness is math and she has had 2 sessions with Karyn and she has already seem to develop confidence in the subject. The initial review Karyn is doing with her seem to be key.

Kebba , 3 lessons with Karyn

Knowledgeable, funny,patient,affordable

Karyn has been doing a wonderful job teaching my 13year old Algebra. She is funny,patient, and knowledgeable on how to explain math.Karyn is punctual and responsive. My daughter enjoys working with Karyn. I would highly recommend Karyn to others. Karyn charges a reasonable price that makes tutoring affordable for families

Stacy, 16 lessons with Karyn

Always prepared

Karyn is a great tutor. She always prepared for each lesson, assigning homework to our daughter to maximize each session. She is kind and patient. Highly recommend her!

Noah, 27 lessons with Karyn

Wonderful Tutor!

Karyn T. is an online tutor that has helped my granddaughter with math, specifically, Algebra I. We have had the pleasure of her assistance several times over the past few years. She is knowledgeable, patient, kind and relates very well with students. Please do not hesitate to employ Karyn for your child's tutoring needs - she doesn't disappoint!

Bri, 9 lessons with Karyn

Wonderful!!

Karyn was so patient teaching algebra to my son who has ADHD. She quickly got him understanding what he had been struggling with. She is very kind and extremely knowledgeable.

Aimee, 1 lesson with Karyn

Knowledgeable and patient

Very helpful, knowledgeable. My son was struggling and had mid terms coming up. He felt much better after the tutoring session. We will definitely use Karyn again!

Jacob, 1 lesson with Karyn

Outstanding Algebra tutor

Karyn was amazing with my son’s first tutoring session. She used some of his current Algebra problems as material, and he really seemed more confident about doing the equations himself after the season. I highly recommend using Karyn. She is professional yet makes this subject fun (which can be tricky I’m sure!). Have already scheduled our next session!!

Angela, 40 lessons with Karyn
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$45/hour

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