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Michelle W.

East Orange, NJ

$65/hour

Math Tutor Catering to Individual Learning Styles

In-person lessons

$65/Hour


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Rutgers University
Biology
Drexel University
Graduate Coursework
UMDNJ
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers University (Biology)

Drexel University (Graduate Coursework)

UMDNJ (Graduate Coursework)

About Michelle

Please Note that my fee is Negotiable....It is definitely worth what you will receive, but it is negotiable nonetheless. Please read on....

The first student I ever tutored was in my Algebra 1 class. Now 20 years later, my students are in middle school, high school, college, as well as adults taking continuing education courses or wanting to complete their GED. I have completed my B.S. in Biology and completed graduate coursework in the Sciences as well. Although I tutor biological and physical sciences, the majority of my students are being tutored in Mathematics: Elementary Mathematics, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, PreCalculus, SAT Math, ACT Math, ISEE and exams with Math components, including NCLEX, ASVAB, etc.

My teaching style always depends on the student. I begin the first session with an informal diagnostic (conversation) to determine the learning style of each student. If my student grasps a concept quickly, we move beyond it. If it takes repeating a concept and offering different ways of approaching that concept, that is the direction the session takes. One student's confusion can be another student's light bulb. I figure out what examples bring the understanding and use those examples to build the student's knowledge of the concept.

I have tutored in group settings, however I prefer one-on-one tutoring because it allows me to identify the strengths and weaknesses of my students. My sessions provide an opportunity for my students to explain what they have learned in a way that can be comprehended by someone who has never come across the concept they have just learned. Many of my younger students return after sessions to tell me they were asked by their teacher to explain a concept, and because it is something we do regularly in our sessions, they had no problems with the explanations. They were even answering follow-up questions from their classmates. The look on their faces when they tell me this is something that I love to witness. It tells me my work as a tutor is moving my students to appreciate a subject they started out wanting to completely erase from their vocabulary. It tells me their confidence is building. It tells me we are working in the right direction.
Please Note that my fee is Negotiable....It is definitely worth what you will receive, but it is negotiable nonetheless. Please read on....

The first student I ever tutored was in my Algebra 1 class. Now 20 years later, my students are in middle school, high school, college, as well as adults taking continuing education courses or
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of East Orange, NJ 07017
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Rutgers University
Biology
Drexel University
Graduate Coursework
UMDNJ
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers University (Biology)

Drexel University (Graduate Coursework)

UMDNJ (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 20 miles of East Orange, NJ 07017.