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Venecia C.

Bronx, NY

$65/hour

K-12 Math Tutor: Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Test Prep

Background check passed as of 11/17/16
4.7 average from 90 ratings
Very patient.
— Katherine, Bronx, NY on 10/3/15

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Boston College

Hunter College (Graduate Coursework)

About Venecia

I have taught in the school system and have tutored for the past 16 years. I have experienced first hand the frustration students have felt as they struggled with math. However, working in the school system I was limited in what I could do about this, so I decided that my talent was better served providing one-on-one tutoring. I tutor K-12 math and English.

Math is my absolute favorite subject to tutor. I love watching a student go from struggling with math to achieving high marks. Many children struggle with math from the very beginning. Math is a progressive study based on early fundamentals. Once a child learns one concept, the next concept builds upon the one he or she just learned. Every math concept builds upon the previous one, so if a child does not have a solid understanding of one particular concept, he or she will struggle with what follows after. For this reason math gets harder for these kids every school year.

To help these children, I go back to the basics to see where a student got lost. I help students grasp basic concepts of math that will apply to life skills such as paying bills, managing a budget, and other necessary math-related skills. I use my expertise in math to help them improve their grades significantly, conquer their fear of math and boost their confidence.

I have been told by many students I have tutored that I explain things differently than their teachers and they understand the material better. I strive to explain concepts in a way that students will understand and remember. I strive to help students have a better experience with math.

My love for math and my desire to help students who struggle with math gain a better understanding of math concepts have led me to develop and research ways to explain difficult ideas or complex topics. One of my favorite success stories is of a college student who had to take a prerequisite algebra course. She enlisted my help after failing the midterm five times. (If students failed the midterm, they were not allowed to take the final and had to take the class over again.) After three sessions, she passed the midterm with a 71, and after a few more sessions, she passed the final with an 86.

I taught math and English at the Allen School of Health Sciences, a training school for medical assistants, and I taught GED math and English reading and writing at LaGuardia Community College. I currently teach high school equivalency math for the TASC, the replacement test for the GED, at Lehman College.
I have taught in the school system and have tutored for the past 16 years. I have experienced first hand the frustration students have felt as they struggled with math. However, working in the school system I was limited in what I could do about this, so I decided that my talent was better served Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

If you cancel your session with less than 24 hr notice or do not show up, you will be charged for the missed session. If I am able to reschedule for the same week, no cancellation fee will be charged.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Bronx, NY 10471
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient."

- Katherine, Bronx, NY on 10/3/15

"Great Tutor"

- Jacqueline, Bronx, NY on 11/28/16

"First session was a blast"

- jetaime, Bronx, NY on 11/15/16

"Good Choice!"

- Nakisha, Bronx, NY on 4/4/16

"very patient!"

- Nodette, Bronx, NY on 4/4/16

"Patient and knowledgable"

- Gladys, Bronx, NY on 2/25/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Tracey, Bronx, NY on 11/17/15

"Fantastic tutor"

- Emily, Bronxville, NY on 10/27/15

"Patient and Amazing"

- Nanyamka, Bronx, NY on 6/18/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Sign Language
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Finance

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Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 for 16 years to individual students as well as groups. I've also worked as a high school teacher's assistant in the math department for 5 years. Algebra is my favorite topic to teach in math. My students have told me that my teaching style is very different from their teachers' and they understand it better the way I teach it. I always look for different ways to explain math to students because not all students learn the same way. I cater to their individual needs. I have helped students who were at the point of failing pass math as well as the Regents exam.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored basic, elementary math and English for the past 16 years. I've done test prep in both subjects. In math, I teach students techniques in learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percents, algebra and geometry. I also teach converting units, plotting points on a graph, proportions, and other areas.

In English, I teach the parts of speech, subject/predicate, subject-verb agreement, punctuation rules, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills.

GED

I currently teach GED math to Deaf adults at LaGuardia Community College. I also teach basic math and English to adults who do not have a high school diploma or GED and must take an entrance exam in order to enter a medical assistant training program.

Boston College
Hunter College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Boston College

Hunter College (Graduate Coursework)

Very patient. — So far I have had one lesson with Venecia but plan on having about 5-6 more lessons after meeting her. She is very personable, patient and she explains every step very well, which is very important to me because math is not my strong point. I look forward to my next lesson with Venecia and will post an updated review after all my lessons are complete! ...

— Katherine, Bronx, NY on 10/3/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If you cancel your session with less than 24 hr notice or do not show up, you will be charged for the missed session. If I am able to reschedule for the same week, no cancellation fee will be charged.

Travel policy

Venecia will travel within 10 miles of Bronx, NY 10471.