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Alison S.

Build knowledge, skills, and confidence in math! 16+ years experience

Build knowledge, skills, and confidence in math! 16+ years experience

$48/hour

  • 473 hours tutoring

About Alison


Bio

I am available to support your student's math education through ONLINE tutoring from the safety of your own home! Local students may transition to in-person sessions at the library or your home at the appropriate time.

Are you preparing for an exam or need help with your math homework? Do you feel you need to "catch up" or "get ahead"? I would like to hear about your goals in your study of mathematics, and help you make a plan to achieve them!

I provide mathematics tutoring for...

I am available to support your student's math education through ONLINE tutoring from the safety of your own home! Local students may transition to in-person sessions at the library or your home at the appropriate time.

Are you preparing for an exam or need help with your math homework? Do you feel you need to "catch up" or "get ahead"? I would like to hear about your goals in your study of mathematics, and help you make a plan to achieve them!

I provide mathematics tutoring for Pre-Algebra through Calculus and standardized tests including ACT, SAT, SSAT, PSAT, PRAXIS, and college/military entrance exams. I help students to learn the mathematical concept as well as the procedure, not just "get the answer." I emphasize test-taking strategies and technological skills (graphing calculator, Desmos, etc.). I have taught students with many different learning styles and abilities at all ages 12-25+.

I have over 15 years experience as a math educator, including 9 years in the high school classroom, 3 semesters as an adjunct college professor, and many years tutoring. I received a BA in Secondary Education Mathematics at The College of New Jersey, where I later returned as an adjunct professor. I also received a MS in Meteorology at Penn State University where I received an award for my work teaching a summer course for high school students (Upward Bound Math and Science). I bring all of this experience to your student. I will determine their weaknesses and misunderstandings in order to build strength, create confidence, and achieve success!


Education

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
Secondary Math Educ.
Penn State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $48
  • Rate details: 20% off per student for groups of 2-4 students
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/12/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra I for many years. I've also tutored algebra extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use math manipulatives, graphics, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've taught precalculus for many years, which repeats Algebra II material. I've also tutored Algebra II extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses.
Calculus,

Calculus

I developed the curriculum for and taught Honors Calculus for many years using an AP textbook. I've also tutored calculus, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use graphics, technology, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've taught courses in basic skills and Algebra I for many years. I've also tutored pre-algebra and algebra extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use math manipulatives, graphics, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've taught a precalculus course for many years, and developed insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use graphics, technology, and real life applications to bring the basic functions and algebraic concepts to life, and make connections from concept to procedure! I also helped develop the precalculus curriculum for the Ocean County Mathematics Curriculum Consortium.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am experienced in tutoring the math section of the SAT, both old and new. I was trained by Kaplan on how to prepare students for standardized tests, and have many years' experience specifically prepping students for NJ state testing (the HSPA and AHSA). I'm extremely experienced in test prep and have seen many students achieve their goals.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've tutored the math section of the ACT extensively with the official "Red book." I was trained by Kaplan on how to prepare students for standardized tests. I'm extremely experienced in test prep and have seen many students achieve their goals.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra I for many years. I've also tutored algebra extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use math manipulatives, graphics, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've taught precalculus for many years, which repeats Algebra II material. I've also tutored Algebra II extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses.
Calculus,

Calculus

I developed the curriculum for and taught Honors Calculus for many years using an AP textbook. I've also tutored calculus, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use graphics, technology, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've taught courses in basic skills and Algebra I for many years. I've also tutored pre-algebra and algebra extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use math manipulatives, graphics, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've taught a precalculus course for many years, and developed insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use graphics, technology, and real life applications to bring the basic functions and algebraic concepts to life, and make connections from concept to procedure! I also helped develop the precalculus curriculum for the Ocean County Mathematics Curriculum Consortium.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am experienced in tutoring the math section of the SAT, both old and new. I was trained by Kaplan on how to prepare students for standardized tests, and have many years' experience specifically prepping students for NJ state testing (the HSPA and AHSA). I'm extremely experienced in test prep and have seen many students achieve their goals.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I've taught trigonometry for many years in both precalculus and calculus courses. My students say that when I explain the Unit Circle, they finally "get it"! From SOH-CAH-TOA to using trig identities to solve integrals, I help students make connections from concept to procedure in all aspects of trigonometry!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra I for many years. I've also tutored algebra extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use math manipulatives, graphics, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've taught precalculus for many years, which repeats Algebra II material. I've also tutored Algebra II extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses.
Calculus,

Calculus

I developed the curriculum for and taught Honors Calculus for many years using an AP textbook. I've also tutored calculus, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use graphics, technology, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've taught courses in basic skills and Algebra I for many years. I've also tutored pre-algebra and algebra extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use math manipulatives, graphics, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
Precalculus

Precalculus

I've taught a precalculus course for many years, and developed insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use graphics, technology, and real life applications to bring the basic functions and algebraic concepts to life, and make connections from concept to procedure! I also helped develop the precalculus curriculum for the Ocean County Mathematics Curriculum Consortium.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra I for many years. I've also tutored algebra extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use math manipulatives, graphics, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've taught precalculus for many years, which repeats Algebra II material. I've also tutored Algebra II extensively, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses.
Calculus,

Calculus

I developed the curriculum for and taught Honors Calculus for many years using an AP textbook. I've also tutored calculus, so one-on-one experience has given me insight into common misconceptions and how to strengthen weaknesses. I often use graphics, technology, and real life applications to bring the fundamental concepts to life and make connections from concept to procedure!
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am experienced in tutoring the math section of the SAT, both old and new. I was trained by Kaplan on how to prepare students for standardized tests, and have many years' experience specifically prepping students for NJ state testing (the HSPA and AHSA). I'm extremely experienced in test prep and have seen many students achieve their goals.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've tutored the math section of the ACT extensively with the official "Red book." I was trained by Kaplan on how to prepare students for standardized tests. I'm extremely experienced in test prep and have seen many students achieve their goals.
Praxis,

Praxis

I have taught and tutored test prep for over 10 years. I am familiar with all of the mathematics context of the following Praxis exams: Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (5732) Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161) Elementary Education: Mathematics Subtext (5003) Middle School Mathematics (5169) Algebra 1 (5162)
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am experienced in tutoring the math section of the SAT, both old and new. I was trained by Kaplan on how to prepare students for standardized tests, and have many years' experience specifically prepping students for NJ state testing (the HSPA and AHSA). I'm extremely experienced in test prep and have seen many students achieve their goals.

Examples of Expertise


Alison has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 16 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (82 ratings)
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(71)
4 star
(9)
3 star
(2)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient!

Alison has an almost magical way of making sense of Pre-Algebra/Algebra concepts to my 7th grader! She presents them patiently and explains them so that understanding happens quickly! She gets along well with my child and there was no hint of frustration or awkwardness from my daughter. She responded quickly to my request for a session and all follow-up questions were answered quickly and she was patient even with me as I was new to Wyzant and fumbled things along the way.

Jennifer, 8 lessons with Alison

Amazing Tutor! Positive results and experience 100%!

Alison is a knowledgeable, patient, kind and understanding tutor. When I first began lessons with her preparing to pass the Praxis core math exam, my skills we're dusty and math has always been a huge struggle for me. Alison gave me the confidence and techniques I needed to pass a big, scary standardized test. She found ways to explain procedures to me in a way that works with my brain! She is flexible and incredible at adapting to your unique individual learning style.

Christine, 6 lessons with Alison

Great tutor

Knowledgeable and great with high school students. Understands the student’s learning style and adjusts accordingly. My daughter would be lost without her! Highly recommend!

Tricia, 16 lessons with Alison

Excellent teacher in explaining material

Many times my son came back home not understanding what he learned in math class too well and I wanted to find him help to understand. Ever since he has gone to Ms.Alison, he has come back every lesson understanding perfectly what was going on in class and even got to prepare ahead. She makes great use of time and is overall an outstanding teacher.

PARAMARAJ, 30 lessons with Alison

Alison couldn't be more any more amazing!

I feel so fortunate to have found Alison on Wyzant as a math tutor for my family. I have high school aged kids and she is a perfect fit as she used to teach the same level of math classes (Pre-Calc and Calc ). My children find her to be extremely helpful. One of my children was reluctant to receive any help and now looks forward to tutoring sessions with her. Alison is supurb at explaining math concepts.. She is very professional and punctual. She has a warm and nurturning personality. She easily established rapport with my kids and treats them with respect. Alison brings me such peace of mind knowing that she has helped my kids achieve to their full potential in math. I highly recommend her!!!!!!!!!

Caryn, 19 lessons with Alison

Exceptional Tutor

Alison is extremely knowledgeable and and an excellent tutor. After just a few sessions tutoring my daughter for ACT math test, she was able to increase her match score by 5 points - amazing!

Joyce, 14 lessons with Alison

Very engaging tutor

Alison will really push you to learn, she's very engaged and genuinely wants to see you improve. She's great at identifying what subjects you're weak in and focusing on them. She's very experienced in the subjects she tutors and is a great teacher, and she also has a lot of interesting science/specifically meteorology facts she'll drop on you every once in a while!

David, 17 lessons with Alison

Patient Tutor

She taught me tricks for the sats, and she helped me through precalculus. Her patient manner helped me learn the material easier. She also had determination in figuring out the problems in the sat book

Cassie, 5 lessons with Alison

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Alison was very accommodating to tutor my freshman daughter before finals. She contacted me within a few hours of the request on Wyzant and had a tutoring session within the next day. Makenna was able to understand the difficult concepts of geometry only after a few sessions. We will definitely reach out to Alison next year for Algebra II.

Jackie, 3 lessons with Alison
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$48/hour

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$48/hour

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Response time: 2 hours