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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

$50/hour

  • 649 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. I teach high school math as a substitute for classes from Math 1 to AP Calculus, write math curriculum for an educational website and tutor my son and other students in middle and high school math. Recently, I have been helping students with Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Pre-Calculus, ACT and SAT prep.

Throughout my long career...

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. I teach high school math as a substitute for classes from Math 1 to AP Calculus, write math curriculum for an educational website and tutor my son and other students in middle and high school math. Recently, I have been helping students with Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Pre-Calculus, ACT and SAT prep.

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.

To me, a tutor needs patience and a toolbox of options to explain/ demonstrate math concepts. Some approaches click with some students and other approaches click with others. My son has high functioning autism and I learned to use a variety of approaches to help him understand math concepts with considerable success. The most conventional approach was rarely the best choice.

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

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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. Almost all of the 450+ hours that I have tutored with Wyzant in the last four 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 more than 200 hrs. 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.
Geometry

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. Almost all of the 450+ hours that I have tutored with Wyzant in the last four 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 more than 200 hrs. 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.
Geometry, Probability, Trigonometry

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. Almost all of the 450+ hours that I have tutored with Wyzant in the last four 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 more than 200 hrs. 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.
Geometry

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. Almost all of the 450+ hours that I have tutored with Wyzant in the last four 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.
Geometry

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 39 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (236 ratings)
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Reviews


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, 31 lessons with Karyn

The best !!!

Miss Karyn is a very fun tutor. She took her time with me and my first session with ber was great. I have never been so excited for another session but Miss Karyn is the BOMB.COM

Alice, 3 lessons with Karyn

Very Knowledgeable

Karyn was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the subject. Despite difficulty with loading the material to the site, Karyn was very helpful in explaining the concepts and preparing my son for his test.

Jen, 2 lessons with Karyn

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Karyn helped me with math, and her approach and genuine knowledge is awesome and I’m so glad I have her to help me with my math homework. 📚 She makes me comfortable and easy to learn.

Louis, 2 lessons with Karyn

Reliable , knowledgeable and patient!

My son who has special needs was failing math last quarter! Now he is doing much better. She gets him and understands how he learns. That is half the battle. My Daughter just started and I have high hopes.

Amy , 17 lessons with Karyn

Wonderful tutor

Karyn built a quick rapport with my daughter who was a little nervous about her first lesson, she was quickly at ease. The lesson was great and after the class, she said she understood it all better. Thank you, Karyn!

Catalina, 94 lessons with Karyn

Very Helpful and Knowledgeable

My son needed Calculus help and Karyn provided excellent tutoring. He felt comfortable and is able to learn from her. He will continue to use Karyn for calculus.

John, 8 lessons with Karyn
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$50/hour

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Response time: 45 minutes