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Melissa H.

Effective & creative Mathematics tutor

Effective & creative Mathematics tutor

$40/hour

  • 298 hours tutoring

  • Albuquerque, NM 87110

About Melissa


Bio

My name is Melissa and I love helping students achieve success in Mathematics. During my time at Carroll University, I tutored for 3 of my 4 years, both on and off campus. During my final year there, I was tutoring the majority of the courses we offered, on top of being the student supervisor of the Math Commons, our tutoring center. I enjoy helping students understand the subject and realize that Math can be fun and not stressful as well as figure out creative and out of the box solutions...

My name is Melissa and I love helping students achieve success in Mathematics. During my time at Carroll University, I tutored for 3 of my 4 years, both on and off campus. During my final year there, I was tutoring the majority of the courses we offered, on top of being the student supervisor of the Math Commons, our tutoring center. I enjoy helping students understand the subject and realize that Math can be fun and not stressful as well as figure out creative and out of the box solutions to problems.


Education

Carroll University
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/10/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

Elementary Math, from grades 1-8, are covered. Everything from simple addition and subtraction to the beginnings of Algebra, including: calculator and homework help, fun activities, hands-on examples, and extra practice worksheets and problems. Special focus is put on the steps to problem solving, especially with word problems (this is usually for the higher grades, but can be offered to any age student). I use a special worksheet that often helps students correctly complete word problems, creating a foundation for the rest of their mathematics courses.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the basis of all other Math courses in the future and is used in many professions. Topics include: simplifying expressions, algebraic notation, number systems, understanding and solving for variables, functions, graphing and using information tables, inequalities and polynomial equations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds on the skills learned in Algebra 1 and digs further into variable mathematics. Topics include: functions and graphing (linear, quadratic, logarithmic, exponential), complex numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, and relations. This can also include beginning trigonometry and probability and statistics.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is unlike many other Math courses in that it is a spatial/visual class and deals minimally with variables and equations. Geometry students can expect topics such as: proofs using theorems and axioms, calculation of distance, area and volume, congruence and similarity of triangles, transformations (rotations, reflections, translations), and properties of geometric shapes. I can also help with the use of a compass, protractor, and graphing calculators.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the precursor to future Algebra classes and essentially all Math courses. Work here can begin with simple multiplication and division, working up to beginning Algebraic equations. The main focus however, is generally in word problems. A good foundation in understanding and solving word problems not only creates a basis in Mathematics, but also prepares the student for real-life situations. Topics include: working with fractions, decimals, percents, positive/negative integers, rational numbers, ratios and proportions, and algebraic equations.
SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the basis of all other Math courses in the future and is used in many professions. Topics include: simplifying expressions, algebraic notation, number systems, understanding and solving for variables, functions, graphing and using information tables, inequalities and polynomial equations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds on the skills learned in Algebra 1 and digs further into variable mathematics. Topics include: functions and graphing (linear, quadratic, logarithmic, exponential), complex numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, and relations. This can also include beginning trigonometry and probability and statistics.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is unlike many other Math courses in that it is a spatial/visual class and deals minimally with variables and equations. Geometry students can expect topics such as: proofs using theorems and axioms, calculation of distance, area and volume, congruence and similarity of triangles, transformations (rotations, reflections, translations), and properties of geometric shapes. I can also help with the use of a compass, protractor, and graphing calculators.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the precursor to future Algebra classes and essentially all Math courses. Work here can begin with simple multiplication and division, working up to beginning Algebraic equations. The main focus however, is generally in word problems. A good foundation in understanding and solving word problems not only creates a basis in Mathematics, but also prepares the student for real-life situations. Topics include: working with fractions, decimals, percents, positive/negative integers, rational numbers, ratios and proportions, and algebraic equations.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the basis of all other Math courses in the future and is used in many professions. Topics include: simplifying expressions, algebraic notation, number systems, understanding and solving for variables, functions, graphing and using information tables, inequalities and polynomial equations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds on the skills learned in Algebra 1 and digs further into variable mathematics. Topics include: functions and graphing (linear, quadratic, logarithmic, exponential), complex numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, and relations. This can also include beginning trigonometry and probability and statistics.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is unlike many other Math courses in that it is a spatial/visual class and deals minimally with variables and equations. Geometry students can expect topics such as: proofs using theorems and axioms, calculation of distance, area and volume, congruence and similarity of triangles, transformations (rotations, reflections, translations), and properties of geometric shapes. I can also help with the use of a compass, protractor, and graphing calculators.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the precursor to future Algebra classes and essentially all Math courses. Work here can begin with simple multiplication and division, working up to beginning Algebraic equations. The main focus however, is generally in word problems. A good foundation in understanding and solving word problems not only creates a basis in Mathematics, but also prepares the student for real-life situations. Topics include: working with fractions, decimals, percents, positive/negative integers, rational numbers, ratios and proportions, and algebraic equations.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the basis of all other Math courses in the future and is used in many professions. Topics include: simplifying expressions, algebraic notation, number systems, understanding and solving for variables, functions, graphing and using information tables, inequalities and polynomial equations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 builds on the skills learned in Algebra 1 and digs further into variable mathematics. Topics include: functions and graphing (linear, quadratic, logarithmic, exponential), complex numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, and relations. This can also include beginning trigonometry and probability and statistics.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is unlike many other Math courses in that it is a spatial/visual class and deals minimally with variables and equations. Geometry students can expect topics such as: proofs using theorems and axioms, calculation of distance, area and volume, congruence and similarity of triangles, transformations (rotations, reflections, translations), and properties of geometric shapes. I can also help with the use of a compass, protractor, and graphing calculators.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Just what we needed

Our son felt very comfortable working with Melissa and it was clear by the end of the session that he was feeling much more confident in his math ability. I appreciate that she guided him through his material in a way that allowed for him to reveal what he didn't know, but also empowered and instructed him in a way to learn the concepts. Having a child with the capacity, but not the confidence, is a challenge. This tutoring will bring positive change!

Stacey, 1 lesson with Melissa

Very friendly and polite!

Melissa is a new tutor for my daughter who was struggling with Geometry. My daughter is on the shy side until she gets to know someone. My daughter said that she is feeling more comfortable with Melissa and that she is learning from her. My daughter said that it is starting to make more sense and that she likes how Melissa figures the problem out while my daughter is figuring it out and then they discuss the answer together. Melissa appears to be very patient and works calmly with my daughter. So far so good! We are all happy!

Barbara, 22 lessons with Melissa

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