Over 20 tutoring hours

Nancy C.

Burnt Hills, NY

$50/hour

Encouraging, Experienced Math Tutor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Very reliable.
— Tina, Rexford, NY on 2/9/14

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Cornell University
HVCC/ Empire State College
Other

Education

Cornell University

HVCC/ Empire State College (Other)

About Nancy

I am a certified math teacher and have ten years of tutoring experience, both privately and for the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake School District. I work with students from middle school to college level, and work to create a comfortable student-tutor working relationship which allows for productive learning.

The new Common Core Learning Standards and high stakes testing require that students have a very good understanding of mathematics. As well as focusing on the mechanics of math, I help students to understand concepts. This is essential in order for them to know when to use which technique. There are a number of repeated 'themes' in math which recur as students progress through math courses, and I bring this to their attention. When similarities are pointed out, this helps to reduce anxiety, allowing the student to focus on learning. In addition, I work with students on reading comprehension of word problems, since this is frequently an area of difficulty, particularly with the Common Core content and testing. I teach reading and problem solving strategies to help students to break down word problems effectively and be sure to answer the question that was asked. One of my primary goals is to help students feel more confident and capable in both math and testing situations.

Currently, I am available on Saturdays for tutoring. I usually begin new tutoring jobs at the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Community Library.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
I am a certified math teacher and have ten years of tutoring experience, both privately and for the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake School District. I work with students from middle school to college level, and work to create a comfortable student-tutor working relationship which allows for productive Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Burnt Hills, NY 12027
In-person lessons

"Very reliable."

- Tina, Rexford, NY on 2/9/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Reading

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Cornell University
HVCC/ Empire State College
Other

Education

Cornell University

HVCC/ Empire State College (Other)

Very reliable. — Davis indicated he had an excellent session with Nancy and thinks he will score much better on the upcoming exam. ...

— Tina, Rexford, NY on 2/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nancy will travel within 5 miles of Burnt Hills, NY 12027.