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Denison B.

Albany, NY

$55/hour

Presidential Award Recipient Available to Tutor

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Milton(Wisconsin) College
Math
UConn
Master's
Fairfield, Rutgers, Rochester
Graduate Coursework

Education

Milton(Wisconsin) College (Math)

UConn (Master's)

Fairfield, Rutgers, Rochester (Graduate Coursework)

About Denison

After graduating from college as the highest-ranked student in my program, Mathematics, I served four years in the US Air Force. My duties in the Special Weapons program required me to obtain, and retain, a Top Secret clearance. I received an Honorable discharge.

I began my teaching career in New Jersey, where I was selected by the Life Insurance Industries of New Jersey to participate in an advanced math seminar at Rutgers University. Later, when I was teaching in Connecticut, I was selected by the National Science Foundation for a summer course in Advanced Statistics and Probability at the State University of New York (SUNY) Rochester. Also when I was teaching in Connecticut I was completing my Masters Degree in Guidance and Administration and Professional Degree in Education at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, and gaining my permanent certification. I am permanently certified in secondary mathematics in both Connecticut and New York.

During the sixteen years I was at Saint Anne Institute in Albany, New York (my longest tenure in one place), my title was "teacher;" however, the duties I performed were more like tutoring. The students at Saint Anne were twelve - to eighteen-year-old girls who had been classified as "emotionally disturbed." The classes were small, no more than six students, and each "teacher" had an assistant. Because of their diagnoses as "emotionally disturbed" each girl had what is called an Individualized Education Plan, or IEP. They also required individual instruction because they came from schools all over the state and it was rare that any two students were in the same "place," mathematically, when they came to Saint Anne. They were also placed for differing lengths of time, so I never knew how long I would have any one student. I had to determine what each student already knew, then set her on a course which would challenge but not overwhelm her. Being able to relate to each student as an individual and learn his or her strengths and needs was the key to making that system work, and my training in Guidance makes me very good at overcoming anxiety and building rapport in the individualized educational setting. I must have been doing something right as I was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching during my tenure at Saint Anne and, which meant more to me, some of my students voted Math as their favorite subject.
After graduating from college as the highest-ranked student in my program, Mathematics, I served four years in the US Air Force. My duties in the Special Weapons program required me to obtain, and retain, a Top Secret clearance. I received an Honorable discharge.

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Albany, NY 12204
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry

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Algebra 2

I have 45 years of teaching experience, teaching all levels of math from grade 7 to community college. I have probably taught more Algebra 2 than anything else.

Milton(Wisconsin) College
Math
UConn
Master's
Fairfield, Rutgers, Rochester
Graduate Coursework

Education

Milton(Wisconsin) College (Math)

UConn (Master's)

Fairfield, Rutgers, Rochester (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Denison will travel within 20 miles of Albany, NY 12204.