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Nancy C.

Burnt Hills, NY

$50/hour

Encouraging, Experienced Math Tutor

5.0 average from 38 ratings
Great Tutor
— Mike, Schenectady, NY on 9/23/16

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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.

i am available most weekdays and Saturdays during summer 2016.

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

"Great Tutor"

- Mike, Schenectady, NY on 9/23/16

"Great Experience"

- Paula, Ballston Spa, NY on 9/8/16

"Great Tutor who is Patient, Prepared and Approachable!"

- Debbie, Clifton Park, NY on 8/8/16

"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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Algebra 2

The Algebra 2 curriculum is packed with topics. I tutored several students in Common Core Algebra 2 last year, and they were all successful in the course and taking the Regents Exam.

Geometry

I have been tutoring Geometry for about seven years now. I tutored a number of students this year in preparation for the Common Core Regents, and they all passed with grades between 73 and 80. This includes a summer student who got a 60 on the June Regents and a 73 on the August Regents after tutoring with me. The Geometry Regents is a difficult test, and is very comprehensive. I work with students on test taking strategies as well, in an effort to help them get every point they can.

Cornell University
HVCC/ Empire State College
Other

Education

Cornell University

HVCC/ Empire State College (Other)

Great Tutor — My son had Nancy Cousins as a geometry tutor over the summer to get him ready for September. He came away with a lot more confidence in his math skills than I have seen in a long time. She made learning fun and challenging, he didn’t even complain about having homework during the summer. He said that if he needs more help he won’t hesitate seeking her out again. I highly recommend her to everyone ...

— Mike, Schenectady, NY on 9/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

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