Licensed Middle, High School teacher & CRLA certified Math Tutor
Licensed Middle, High School teacher & CRLA certified Math Tutor
I am a NH licensed middle and high school math teacher who has tutored students from middle school through college in PreAlgebra, Algebra I and II (regular and Honors level), Geometry, and PreCalculus, and Calculus. In addition, I have also tutored ESOL students in helping them to improve their comprehension of the English language. I was employed for two summers at a local university as a tutor in their summer ESOL program. I am also CRLA certified as a tutor which means that I have learned...
I am a NH licensed middle and high school math teacher who has tutored students from middle school through college in PreAlgebra, Algebra I and II (regular and Honors level), Geometry, and PreCalculus, and Calculus. In addition, I have also tutored ESOL students in helping them to improve their comprehension of the English language. I was employed for two summers at a local university as a tutor in their summer ESOL program. I am also CRLA certified as a tutor which means that I have learned specific techniques and strategies to employ in tutoring (which is different from teaching), as well as the learning theory to employ when working with students to maximize my level of effectiveness. I have actually taught other students these techniques so that they can become peer tutors.
What does this mean for your student? It indicates that I will actively listen to your student as they describe their difficulty, that I will carefully assess their current level of understanding. In the area of math, I will help them to create their own level of understanding through the development of a solid comprehension of the "math behind the math." This means they will go beyond simply memorizing steps in order to find solutions. My goal in working with your student is that they can successfully complete their work independently upon the completion of the tutoring session. This in turn, will increase their level of confidence which can have a tremendous impact on how they perform on assessments. I also help students deal with test anxiety (which plagues many students in math) and teach strategies for them to utilize in preparing for assessments.
With ESOL students, I tailor my sessions to their specific needs. For example, I currently have a student who is trying to pass an exam to become a licensed real estate agent. I am currently working to help her understand the specific vocabulary involved in real estate transactions along with other basic English vocabulary. I address all aspects of learning English including reading comprehension, writing, grammar and speaking the language. I adapt my lessons to whatever the student would like to focus on, therefore each lesson is different for every student.
I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities. My students enjoy working with me as well, many indicating that I am very easy to relate to, that I am not intimidating to work with and am very patient. Some of the reviews of previous students/parents include the following comments:
From a parent:
--"In the past, Stephanie never understood math very well and hated math classes. Since she has worked with you, not only have her grades improved but she is actually asking to take an Honors math course next year".
From a math student:
--"I have had that concept taught to me four different times in past courses and it is only now that I really understand what it means. No one really explained why before and now it makes sense".
Though I cannot guarantee your child will suddenly enjoy math, I hope to at least make them better able to understand this subject by building a foundation that will encourage greater success now and in future math courses.
From an ESOL student: "Thank you for helping me with my language learning. It is easier to talk with people now and they understand what I say. You are a wonderful teacher."
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Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor
Brenda is a wonderful tutor! She is patient, kind, and immediately puts you at ease. She is highly skilled in math and is able to explain and teach the subject in a clear and concise way. The lessons were very helpful and I enjoyed each one. I struggle with math and had attempted to pass the math praxis several times, but her help I was able to pass the exam! I highly recommend her!Lauren, 6 lessons with BrendaTutor responded:
Thank you Lauren for the recommendation. It was truly a pleasure working with you and I am so glad that you have this exam behind you so you can continue to work toward your career goals.
Very knowledgeable, made sure I understood everything before we moved to the next problem. Looking forward to having more tutoring sessions.TravayeandCoritha, 1 lesson with Brenda
Brenda is amazing! My daughter was struggling with pre calculus and calculus. Her grades were diving pretty fast. With Brenda we were able to stabilized the situation and we keep working with her to improve. We had improved from first lesson. Brenda really get the kids, she is very patient and understanding. I would give her 100 stars if I couldMaria, 3 lessons with Brenda
Professional and friendly
Brenda is a wonderful tutor, who is kind and very knowledgeable. She doesn't just teach a skill that leads to a grade on a report card. Brenda teaches the real math behind math itself that makes the student feel at ease at the end of each lesson. Thank you Brenda!Louise, 3 lessons with BrendaTutor responded:
Thank you Louise for the wonderful recommendation! Working with your daughter is such a pleasure!
Knowledge and Patient
Brenda is great!! I'm currently working on the praxis with Brenda and she's so helpful!! We've been working on the math and I've come so far!! She's even touched up help with the reading and writing!! I also have some testing anxiety and she's really helping me with that!! So happy I found her!!Brittany , 12 lessons with BrendaTutor responded:
Thank you for the positive feedback Brittany! You are a pleasure to work with!
Brenda has been tutoring our daughter for Hon Algebra II. Very helpful and attentive! She explains everything very well with easily understood notes for later. Thank you.Christie, 1 lesson with BrendaTutor responded:
Thank you Christie for the positive feedback. I am glad I was able to help!
Friendly & knowledgeable
Brenda taught our daughter Algebra II with some real life examples. She got it, and enjoyed it. She has taught at high school, and local college. We look forward to working with Brenda for some more lessons.Zahid, 1 lesson with Brenda
Knowledgeable Math Tutor
Brenda is tutoring me in math to prepare me for the math portion of Praxis Core exam. She is knowledgeable and nonjudgmental. She goes at my pace and makes me feel comfortable.Kristin , 3 lessons with Brenda
Brenda was terrific My daughter left feeling much better about precalculus. She yelled "I get it now!" When we picked her up.Kevin, 6 lessons with BrendaTutor responded:
That is great! Thank you for sharing this with me!
Very Good Geometry Tutor
Brenda is a very good geometry tutor. She's very patient and accommodating to my daughters geometry needs. I am extremely impressed with Brenda's written assessment after each tutor session. I have never experienced written detailed reports of what was covered from a tutor. She goes out of her way to make the frustrated student feel at ease. I am so grateful to have found Brenda!Stacey, 16 lessons with BrendaTutor responded:
Thank you for the positive feedback Stacey. I am glad to be able to help your daughter.
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