University of Maine (Mathematics)
University of Pittsburgh (Master's)
Hello! I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 with a Master's degree in Mathematics. During my time there, I worked as a teaching assistant for every class in the standard calculus sequence. As part of that job I led calculus recitations and tutored students in a variety of math classes at a math assistance center.
I have a Certificate of Eligibility to teach mathematics in New Jersey. Since moving to New Jersey in July of 2013, I have been working as a private tutor for middle school, high school, and college students in subjects including algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, and calculus. I have also helped students prepare for the math sections of tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, and PRAXIS. I will try to meet you at your current ability level, and help you build an understanding of the subject so that you can begin to approach problems with confidence. Hello! I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 with a Master's degree in Mathematics. During my time there, I worked as a teaching assistant for every class in the standard calculus sequence. As part of that job I led calculus recitations and tutored students in a variety of math classes at a math assistance center.
We were lucky to find Pam for tutoring my daughter this summer. Pam was very flexible with her times and was able to fit us in for two sessions per week over the summer. We have had 10 sessions with Pam. My daughter is starting a new school and we wanted Pam to help with the transition from the current math program to our new school's math program. My daughter can get anxious about math so we were looking for Pam to both teach her new skills, as well as bolster her confidence. Pam succeeded in doing both. Pam was always on time for lessons and never ended early. She and my daughter worked diligently through each lesson, working through sample problems. Pam assigned a few problems from the book for our daughter to do at home and then checked them at the next lesson. We are very satisfied with Pam and would love to continue with her this fall. She is patient, kind, skilled at math, and thorough in her explanations. When I asked my daughter to say a few things about Pam, she texted me: "Yea, she's very helpful and includes detailed organized notes to take home and look back at. Very thorough and makes sure you understand everything before she moves to the next topic." As a family, we could not be happier with Pam's help this summer and would recommend her highly to anyone else looking for support in math.
Pamela's step-wise, systemic approach to reviewing past topics and introducing new math subjects is right on target. Pamela's experience is a math teacher/tutor is clear and her skills and tutoring process will certainly translate into an excellent fit for our rising 8th grader.
Pamela has been excellent with my son. She is very knowledgeable on various Algebra methods and relates well with teenagers.
Pam is an excellent tutor. My son is very shy and he is very comfortable with her. since he has been with her he is receiving good grades on his tests. she comes well prepared each week and knows what he is working on. I would definately recommend her to anyone
we went over pre algebra, algebra and some fractions over the course of 3 weeks. She is very knowledgeable and I highly recommend her for tutoring sessions.
Pamela is wonderful!!!!
She has been here 100% for my son & I , she has helped him tremendously !! We are grateful to have her & she is also very kind & and sweet at all
Times & communicates & helps me with my concerns!
Pam is amazingly patient with my children. She takes time to listen as well as observe demonstrated skills so she can continue the lesson in a manner that builds confidence and memory. Both of my children have improved in confidence which has shown in test scores.
When we initially contacted Pamela she responded very promptly and was willing to meet with our son that day to assist him with preparation for his upcoming test in Honors Algebra 2. He went from almost failing the first marking period to almost obtaining an "A-" in the second marking period.
He began meeting with Pamela 2x a week the first month and now meets 1x a week. Pamela has been very flexible and willing to move our tutoring time/day so that our son's tutoring session aligns with our son's exam schedule(so his tutoring session is before the exam -- not after). She has often been able to do this on short notice and this has been a huge help since you often don't know in advance when a test is being given in H.S.
As the third marking period is beginning, our son has a 97 average. Although he may not be able to maintain that high average he has made significant improvement. He is understanding the material and has more confidence. From the beginning he felt comfortable working with Pamela. Our son has reported that Pamela has made difficult concepts he was struggling with, understandable. He has said things like, "Now I get it." "I understand how to do the problem."
I highly recommend Pamela.
Pamela is a wonderful tutor. She is very helpful, and knows how to make the lessons exciting and comfortable. Thanks for helping me through this!
Pam was outstanding in diagnosing my daughter's needs and offered specific assistance in getting her through a concentrated summer Calculus course. We didn't call Pam until the class was half way over - Pam sized up the situation and helped my daughter get through a difficult class. Thanks Pam for the help.
Pamela K. is an excellent tutor. She is very knowledgeable and is very good at explaining and teaching mathematical concepts in a clear and understandable way. She is very patient and easy to reach.
Pam is helping my son with calculus. She is punctual and patient. My son has raised his SAT math score 80 points since working with Pam. I would highly recommend her service.
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While I was completing my master's degree in math, I worked as a teaching assistance for all three classes in the typical college-level calculus sequence (Calculus I, II, and III). I have also tutored high school and college students in calculus classes.
I took an undergraduate course in linear algebra at the University of Maine in 2005, and two graduate level courses in linear algebra at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 and 2009. I received an 'A' in each linear algebra course that I took. I also passed the preliminary exam in linear algebra for the Ph.D. program at the University of Pittsburgh in 2009.
I have a master's degree in math, and I took the Praxis II Mathematics: Content Knowledge exam in May, 2013. I received a Certificate of Excellence for my score on the exam. I have also successfully helped clients prepare to take the Praxis I or Praxis Core test in mathematics.