Marist College (Mathematics)
I have always had a love for math, and when I went back to college to finish my degree after having my son, I realized the love I have for teaching math as well. I took a summer tutoring job for a student who had a couple learning impairments, and I was able to help him with the material and pass this otherwise impossible to pass math course he was taking. From then on I knew exactly what I was meant to do...teach!
I graduated from Marist College in 2010 after a long road of going to school part time (2 classes a semester), working 2 jobs, and taking care of my son. What was wonderful about this was that it just happened to be the case that the classes I took coincided with the development of my son. I was able to really apply and observe all of the things I was learning in my education classes and child development classes, as my son grew up. He was 2 when I started, and was 10 when I graduated. Then as I was substituting, he went through middle school and is now a junior in high school! This has been an amazing ride!
And now that I am in front of the classroom and doing what I set out to do, I am still positive this was the perfect choice of a career for me. I love teaching, I love math, and I love children of all ages. I've had experience with every age group from 7th-12th, both at the schools I work at, and from home, with my son. Whether it is a classroom, or just tutoring one-on-one, my passion for teaching has never been greater.
I have been tutoring all levels of math from 7th-12th grade. I make our learning environment fun, and relaxed. I am positive that anyone who is having trouble with math, has either just missed something along the way, or just overwhelms themselves making math seem harder than it really is. I know little tricks and ways of remembering things and make the process of learning math as stress-free as I can, because that's when the true learning starts! I have always had a love for math, and when I went back to college to finish my degree after having my son, I realized the love I have for teaching math as well. I took a summer tutoring job for a student who had a couple learning impairments, and I was able to help him with the material and pass this otherwise impossible to pass math course he
Thank you so much for meeting with me last night! You gave me my confidence back! I was able to finish the homework last night thanks to you.
She taught me new ways of solving problems I used to have a lot of trouble with and was very patient.
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Algebra is one of my expertise subjects. I received a 100 on my qualification test for Wyzant, and I have so much teaching it. It's one of the subjects that just comes as second nature.
I am proficient in Algebra I and Algebra 2. Both being my best subjects.
Prealgebra is the basis for all of the other subjects that I am also proficient in. I am very well versed in this subject as it comes like second nature to me at this point. I have a bachelor's in Mathematics so my skills include and go way beyond.
On the WyzAnt entrance exam to be able to tutor Precalculus , I received a 100. I am very knowledgeable in this area and I am already tutoring another student on the same material. This helps a lot because I am able to share what I have already seen work with another student, but I am still very proficient in personalizing the lesson to each individual student . I know what works for one, may not work for another.
I have a lot of experience with SAT PREP. I received 100 on the test Wyzant requires us to take before we are allowed to tutor this subject. I actually have so much fun with this subject, and SAT's are crucial for all students wanting to get into college and further their education. Not only is it important to know the math involved, but it is also important to do the question in a timely manner, and this sometimes requires some little tricks and shortcuts that save you so much time and sometimes has nothing to do with the math involved!. LET ME HELP YOU PASS THE SAT's WHETHER YOU'RE GREAT IN MATH OR NOT! LEARNING the how to take the test and actually shorten the time you spend on the math section, will also give you more time and improve the literacy section!