Concordia College (Behavioral Science)
Manhattanville College (Master's)
My name is Lindsey and I am a 34 year old mother of two from Yonkers, NY. I hold a Master's Degree in Math Education for grades 7-12 from Manhattanville College in Purchase. I have been tutoring on a small scale since as long as I can remember, helping friends before a big test and hosting group homework nights. I have a great deal of experience helping not only students, but adults as well. I have held parent workshops at my school with the goal of helping parents be able to work with their students on their homework.
I have been a 7th and 8th grade math teacher going on eight years now, and I love it more each year! I am lucky enough to have tutoring periods built into my work schedule that allow me to teach a whole class lesson, and then pull a small group of students to review the material, answer questions, and go further into the topic for complete understanding. The reason I firmly believe that tutoring works is because many if not most students need that one-on-one communication with a teacher to really be able to understand a concept. Nowadays, with classes pushing 30+ students, I can say first hand that teachers simply aren't able to adequately see all of the work happening in their classroom.
I specialize in tutoring common core math for students in grades 6 through 9 including Algebra 1, Linear Algebra and Prealgebra.
When I meet with a student, I like to concentrate on the types of problems that they feel they need the most work on, sometimes its a poor test that they recently got back. I am excellent at differentiation. I can take a topic, start with an easy question and then gradually manipulate the problem until it is on or above level. I find I excel in showing students multiple approaches to solving a problem. If one method doesn't work for the student, we find one that does! I truly enjoy math and I love to teach it. My name is Lindsey and I am a 34 year old mother of two from Yonkers, NY. I hold a Master's Degree in Math Education for grades 7-12 from Manhattanville College in Purchase. I have been tutoring on a small scale since as long as I can remember, helping friends before a big test and hosting group homework nights. I have a great deal of experience
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I have experience teaching an accelerated 8th grade math class where we introduce integrated algebra.
I am qualified to tutor elementary math for two main reasons. For starters, my son and nephew are in elementary school and I tutor them on a regular basis. Secondly, as a 7th and 8th grade teacher for almost eight years now, I frequently have to refer to elementary math in my lessons as scaffolds to build understanding for the upper middle school topics. In addition to this, I meet weekly with some elementary school teachers as part of our professional development as we discuss methods in teaching math across the grade levels.
I am fully qualified to tutor prealgebra because I teach it and have taught it to honors 8th grade students for the last two years. In my accelerated honors class, we meet several times a week for a prealgebra class in addition to the standard 8th grade curriculum. Algebra is and has always been my favorite subject and I am confident it shows in my enthusiastic approach to teaching it!