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Bachelor of Science degree
SUNY Downstate Medical Center (current) (Master's)
If you are hoping to improve your Math grades, prepare for the ACT, SAT or GRE, or simply cope better academically, you will benefit from my teaching. I can tutor K-12 all subjects, as well as College-level Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry.
What motivated me to become a tutor: My love for teaching and the feedback I've had from classmates whom I've helped with the difficult sciences. While I need the extra money, I do it because I know I can help students learn important concepts. I teach methods of solving problems rather than solutions to specific problems. I have an instinctual knowledge of where a student is coming from, so I can help him/her understand the material using a variety of examples. I have tutored students from grades 2 through college level and my success comes from knowing that my students exceeded their expectations.
My Education: I have a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. From Fall 2009 to date, I've taken courses in Math and the Sciences in order to satisfy prerequisites to enter a Masters in Occupational Therapy program. With a GPA of 4.0 and many hours of volunteer work in the healthcare industry and the school system, I have been accepted to SUNY Downstate Medical Center and will begin my MS-OT in June 2012.
Background check: I have had background checks done with NYC Dept of Ed, SUNY Downstate and for my volunteer work at schools and hospitals. If you are hoping to improve your Math grades, prepare for the ACT, SAT or GRE, or simply cope better academically, you will benefit from my
First session free. Money-back guarantee for first three sessions (based on a pretest and post-test that I will administer). Discount of 10% for Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry.
Esther has been tutoring my daughter in Math. Esther creates a wonderful environment for learning. She is not only helpful in assignments, understanding basics, but also is very strong in organizational skills. She has my daughter setting up a book on rules and examples that she will have always. She provides homework and correction in the next session with new topics. She also gives my daughter new ways of doing the math problems.
Esther is so prepared that at times I forget she's a tutor and not a professor.
If anyone ever needs help with certain subjects, I recommend Esther. You will not be disappointed.
Esther is helping me get through my Summer pre calculus class and without her help, I would be totally lost. The in class lectures are so fast paced, there isn't much time to ask questions about minor details, but with Esther, I can get an answer to all the topics that were unclear. Esther has a ton of experience teaching and has developed many alternative methods to tackle problems, methods of which were not presented to us in class. Esther is patient, and highly knowledgeable, I would recommend her to anyone looking for assistance outside of the classroom.
Esther is a fantastic math tutor. I tried several tutors on this site before finding Esther. My daughter needed help with H.S. algebra 2/trigonometry. Esther is able to teach the concepts step by step and is very patient. It's a surprise she's not a math teacher. There are many qualified tutors on this site who boast about getting perfect math SAT scores, but possessing the knowledge of the subject material vs. being able to teach it, are two entirely different things. Esther was able to quickly identify what my daughter needed help with, and in an effort to prevent her from making mistakes when working out problems independently, she had my daughter write down rules used to solve in a "rule book". It's a no fail method, very organized. I'm so glad I finally found a tutor who makes math understandable and less intimidating to my daughter. Her grades have dramatically improved after just 2 lessons.
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Using methods that work for each student, I have been able to get my students interested and excited about math themselves. Most of my students became my friends because they were able to master the subject or learned how to use tools and study skills to organize themselves and be able to quickly review. For standardized tests such as the ACT, I have materials on hand and practice tests to make my students feel confident that they can do it. And they do.
Having tutored students of various grade levels in Math, I am confident I can be an efficient and effective teacher of Algebra 1 to any student who is interested in overcoming the obstacles. I know how to figure out specific areas where the student needs help and give examples to overcome the issues that most students face. After being tutored by me, my students have not only done better, but they've excelled and been inspired by their own confidence. This is why I love to teach.
I successfully taught Algebra 2 and other Math courses to all grade levels. I'm confident of my ability to decrease the knowledge gap and help students in specific areas where some aspect of their knowledge is keeping them from solving the problem or getting the right answers.
I'm an A student in undergrad Anatomy & Physiology. For my second Bachelor degree, I majored in Biology. I'm currently pursuing a Masters in Occupational Therapy, so Anatomy has to be studied and mastered for this. It's what I'm currently involved in.
Elementary Math is easy for me to teach as I've taught various Math subjects at all grade levels, including Calculus at college level.
I teach by using material targeted to the specific student and the areas in which I find them struggling.
I've taught students for ACT, SAT, and Compass tests in Math, English, and Science. I feel that the GED would be easier for me to teach. My skills allow me to figure out where each student is at, and teach him/her the specific things he/she has difficulty with.
I'm extremely good in teaching GRE Math. I use methods of finding solutions and I have a large repertoire of problems, including websites I can give you to practice on your own time and judge for yourself if you are getting better. You can drive the process if you know where your difficulties lie. Otherwise, I have a series of topics to step through, by the end of which you will be an expert in knowing how to solve the problems. Getting practice and being able to do the problems fast is an individual thing however, and the more you practice, the quicker you can do them. Also you will be able to remember tips and tricks based on problem types, but that will happen if you practice. I can teach the methods, and it's up to you to practice.
Throw me any numbers and calculations and I can show you how to follow some simple rules and get the correct answers. In many cases, you can check your answer, so you know if it is correct or not. I have proven methods, examples, and I can cater my material to a specific student based on what the particular student's strengths or weaknesses are.
A lot of practice goes into reading especially in early childhood years. I use a variety of computer programs and books and feel confident I can teach reading to someone who understands basic English.
I'm hesitant to take up any teaching for a child who doesn't hear the language at home or on a consistent basis because it is not only the reading, but the language itself that is a problem in that case.
The SAT math concepts need to be mastered in order to have confidence on test day. I have a lot of material and examples to help a student succeed. If you are able to solve a problem with confidence and speed, then you know you will succeed. I can give you that because I'm thoroughly familiar with the types of questions and I will teach you to understand the questions and come up with the correct solution.
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