Search
Polly P.'s Photo

Polly P.

15+ years' experience, 2 higher degrees, patience and a sense of humor

15+ years' experience, 2 higher degrees, patience and a sense of humor

$32/hour

  • 20 hours tutoring

About Polly


Bio

My passion in life is learning (and spreading that to others through teaching). I can help you (or your child) feel more of that passion for learning as well -- even for math! I primarily tutor Prealgebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Statistics, and Ecology for Wyzant so far.
The first step of each tutoring session is to make sure the student feels comfortable and is able to focus. I typically assist my students with any current assignments or study needs from school work first. And I am...

My passion in life is learning (and spreading that to others through teaching). I can help you (or your child) feel more of that passion for learning as well -- even for math! I primarily tutor Prealgebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Statistics, and Ecology for Wyzant so far.
The first step of each tutoring session is to make sure the student feels comfortable and is able to focus. I typically assist my students with any current assignments or study needs from school work first. And I am happy to review material and/or offer additional practice problems. After each session, I keep notes about more challenging topics/skills to revisit them again to ensure mastery. If you prefer a different approach to your tutoring sessions, just let me know.
My education career includes 15+ years of teaching and tutoring at the middle/high school and college levels. Most of that time I have focused on algebra and critical thinking skills. My other passion is helping to protect our planet, so I teach ecology/environmental science as well. I have two master's degrees. Most recently, my graduate research focused on statistical modeling of ecological issues (all done in R).
I am also a certified teacher in biology for middle/high school. I recently passed a background check (but it wasn't through Wyzant, so it isn't displayed here).
My other academic achievements include graduating summa cum laude in undergrad; 3.96 GPA overall in my grad work; and 99th percentile score on the ACT.
Please ask me *any* questions you have. I am also available for a 15 min free initial consultation via video chat. While it is always most helpful to know at least a day in advance about cancellations/changes, random things do happen in life! There is no charge for cancelling with more than two hours' notice. If you must cancel a session within two hours of the scheduled start time (or you are a no-show), the charged rate will be half of the regular rate.


Education

Bowling Green State University
Sustainability
University of Maryland
Masters
University of Toledo
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $32
  • Rate details: The hourly rate listed is for Algebra/GED. Rates for other subjects will be verified with the student. Ask about discounts for scheduling 5 or more sessions. Rate may be higher for same day session.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have created and presented hundreds of PPT presentations in my professional and academic careers. These have been used for lectures, trainings, workshops, conferences, slide shows. Let me help you be more confident in your presentation preparation by showing you how to use the power of PowerPoint!

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have created and presented hundreds of PPT presentations in my professional and academic careers. These have been used for lectures, trainings, workshops, conferences, slide shows. Let me help you be more confident in your presentation preparation by showing you how to use the power of PowerPoint!
General Computer

Corporate Training

Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have created and presented hundreds of PPT presentations in my professional and academic careers. These have been used for lectures, trainings, workshops, conferences, slide shows. Let me help you be more confident in your presentation preparation by showing you how to use the power of PowerPoint!
Statistics,

Statistics

My M. S. focused on statistical analysis and modeling of ecological data.
General Computer

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and pre-algebra topics at the middle/high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who *hated* all things math and have been able to help all of them successfully conquer (at least some of) that dread. Let me help you do the same!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught/tutored in all algebra topics at the high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who struggle with math and have been able to help all of them be successful. Let me help you do the same!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and high school math topics for over 15 years (including at the college level). I have worked extensively with students who struggle with math and math anxiety, and I have been able to help all of them improve and move past (at least some of) those negative experiences. Let me help you do the same!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and pre-algebra topics at the middle/high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who *hated* all things math and have been able to help all of them successfully conquer (at least some of) that dread. Let me help you do the same!
Statistics,

Statistics

My M. S. focused on statistical analysis and modeling of ecological data.
Study Skills

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and pre-algebra topics at the middle/high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who *hated* all things math and have been able to help all of them successfully conquer (at least some of) that dread. Let me help you do the same!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught/tutored in all algebra topics at the high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who struggle with math and have been able to help all of them be successful. Let me help you do the same!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and high school math topics for over 15 years (including at the college level). I have worked extensively with students who struggle with math and math anxiety, and I have been able to help all of them improve and move past (at least some of) those negative experiences. Let me help you do the same!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and pre-algebra topics at the middle/high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who *hated* all things math and have been able to help all of them successfully conquer (at least some of) that dread. Let me help you do the same!
Probability,

Probability

Probability concepts were included in many of the college math courses I taught/tutored for 15+ years. I also recently finished my second master's degree which focused on statistical modeling. (Probability is the basis for statistics.) There is a 100% chance you will improve your understanding of probabilities if you choose to work with me :)
Statistics

Statistics

My M. S. focused on statistical analysis and modeling of ecological data.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and pre-algebra topics at the middle/high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who *hated* all things math and have been able to help all of them successfully conquer (at least some of) that dread. Let me help you do the same!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught/tutored in all algebra topics at the high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who struggle with math and have been able to help all of them be successful. Let me help you do the same!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and high school math topics for over 15 years (including at the college level). I have worked extensively with students who struggle with math and math anxiety, and I have been able to help all of them improve and move past (at least some of) those negative experiences. Let me help you do the same!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and pre-algebra topics at the middle/high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who *hated* all things math and have been able to help all of them successfully conquer (at least some of) that dread. Let me help you do the same!
Statistics,

Statistics

My M. S. focused on statistical analysis and modeling of ecological data.
Study Skills

Other

Study Skills

Science

Ecology

Ecology

I have 15+ years of experience teaching at the college level - including ecology/environmental science. I recently finished my second master's degree. This time in ecology, and my research was mostly focused on statistical modeling (using R) of species abundance in aquatic systems.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and pre-algebra topics at the middle/high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who *hated* all things math and have been able to help all of them successfully conquer (at least some of) that dread. Let me help you do the same!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught/tutored in all algebra topics at the high school and college levels for over 15 years. I have worked extensively with students who struggle with math and have been able to help all of them be successful. Let me help you do the same!
GED,

GED

I have extensive experience working with adult learners who want to finish their high school studies. I can help you get the GED qualifications you need for better work/life opportunities. I can offer you no judgement, lots of patience, and experienced guidance to get you through the preparation you need to succeed.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught/tutored in all algebra and high school math topics for over 15 years (including at the college level). I have worked extensively with students who struggle with math and math anxiety, and I have been able to help all of them improve and move past (at least some of) those negative experiences. Let me help you do the same!
Statistics,

Statistics

My M. S. focused on statistical analysis and modeling of ecological data.
Study Skills

Test Preparation

GED

GED

I have extensive experience working with adult learners who want to finish their high school studies. I can help you get the GED qualifications you need for better work/life opportunities. I can offer you no judgement, lots of patience, and experienced guidance to get you through the preparation you need to succeed.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (14 ratings)
5 star
(14)
4 star
(0)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews

Show reviews that mention

All reviews

my daughter loves the lessons

Easy going teacher that is very knowledgeable in mathematics. After trying out a couple tutors, my daughter really felt most comfortable learning with Polly. We look forward to future lessons. Thank you Polly!

Grace , 4 lessons with Polly
Tutor responded:

Thank you so very much for the feedback and kind review! It means a lot to me to hear that.

Knowledgeable, nice and patient tutor

My daughter learned about algebraic equations, and area of types of figures with her tutor Polly. She is a very nice, and patient tutor. My daughter also says that she is really understanding and funny. Making her feel more secure about her studies. For sure she will continue having tutoring with Mrs.Polly. I am thankfull for finding Mrs Polly and for her to be able to tutor my daughter

Laurivette, 10 lessons with Polly
Tutor responded:

Laurivette - Thank you so much for your kind review! Your daughter is a delight to have a student. I am happy to be able to help her enjoy math more. Muchas gracias!

Very Helpful and Very Kind!

Polly was very insightful and knowledgeable of what I was needing to do and how to get there, she was very kind and really shows that she cares for her students!

Joseph, 2 lessons with Polly
Tutor responded:

Joseph - Thank you very much for your kind words! I am very glad we could work together.

Contact Polly

Response time: 2 hours

$32/hour

Polly P.'s Photo

Polly P.

$32/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Polly

Response time: 2 hours