Hello there! My name is Garrett, and I am looking forward to being your tutor as we navigate the tricky world of mathematics together. I am a certified math teacher having taught math classes from 6th grade math through Pre-Calculus and college-level mathematics over 8 years. As an experienced math tutor of over 10 years, my greatest strength is found in stripping down a student's problem areas to identify the key component(s) of struggle and identifying new and unique ways to overcome...
Hello there! My name is Garrett, and I am looking forward to being your tutor as we navigate the tricky world of mathematics together. I am a certified math teacher having taught math classes from 6th grade math through Pre-Calculus and college-level mathematics over 8 years. As an experienced math tutor of over 10 years, my greatest strength is found in stripping down a student's problem areas to identify the key component(s) of struggle and identifying new and unique ways to overcome general and specific issues related to math. My approach revolves around the "Three Ws" of self-identification when it comes to problems with math: What do I already know? Where is my issue found? Why do I make this mistake? When a student recognizes their errors themselves along with the reasons why mistakes are made, this gives them the chance to reflect on their learning and help cement the correct strategies in their minds. From here, with repetition and reflection, students can eliminate simple mistakes and expand on concepts with relative ease. Securing your understanding awaits!
Having taught and tutored a wide range of subjects over the course of 10+ years, my confidence in various subjects gives me the ability to challenge students of all different learning styles and abilities; pushing them beyond their comfort zones and helping them to realize their full potential. From middle school math through Pre-Calculus, I have taught students at all grade levels, courses, and have used multiple strategies to bring the best out of each client I have worked with. Students who have worked with me in the past see increases in grades, test scores, but most importantly boosts in their confidence and understanding - the ultimate goal for any tutor. A student who works with me will NEVER simply "watch and learn" how to complete a problem. My lessons and interactions are all "dive-in" lessons: Students will spend a full session engrossed in high-quality math study in the hopes to better their ability to problem solve with math