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Roland P.

Math Tutor With a Knack for Test-Taking

Math Tutor With a Knack for Test-Taking

$40/hour

  • 35 hours tutoring

  • Newberg, OR 97132

About Roland


Bio

I'm an enthusiastic proponent of math and reading. I have a Master's degree in Journalism from Boston University, with a specialty in Science Communication.

I have over 20 years of experience as a technical writer and marketing communications writer for high tech companies. Along the way, I've written and edited documents for an contractor at Goddard Space Flight Center, a nuclear research laboratory, and a long list of high-tech companies. I've also taught BASIC computer programming at the...

I'm an enthusiastic proponent of math and reading. I have a Master's degree in Journalism from Boston University, with a specialty in Science Communication.

I have over 20 years of experience as a technical writer and marketing communications writer for high tech companies. Along the way, I've written and edited documents for an contractor at Goddard Space Flight Center, a nuclear research laboratory, and a long list of high-tech companies. I've also taught BASIC computer programming at the community college level, and taught introductory computer use at the college level (back when incoming college students still needed to be taught how to use computers...that seems like a long time ago!).

But my real specialty is helping prepare for standardized tests.

Back in the day, I was pretty good at taking those tests. The first time I took the SATs (before the writing component was introduced), I scored 742 on the verbal, 708 on the math. I took the SATs again, with an emphasis on scoring higher on the math portion. The second time I took the SATs, I scored 689 on the verbal, 737 on the math.

I did almost as well on the Achievement tests, the National Merit Scholarship test, the GREs, and on any other standardized tests I've taken since -- especially the ones with a math components, like the Series 7 or the Series 66 for the financial industry.

Taking math tests, whether for class, SATs, Series 7, or anything else, is two-thirds preparation and one-third attitude.

When you're properly prepared, you intuitively grasp the steps you need to arrive at the right answer, regardless of whether you're using a computer, a calculator, or pencil-and-paper.

When you have the right preparation and the right attitude, the test questions become a series of rewarding challenges and "slam-dunks."

I make sure my students understand concepts, then convert that knowledge to procedures they can use with a calculator or computer.

I've been excelling at standardized tests ever since high school. I can show you or your student how to excel as well.

And if you need some help with reading or writing, I can provide that, too.


Education

Catholic Univ. of America
American History
Boston University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: If for some reason a student can't make our tutoring session, please let me know at the beginning of the school day instead of just before the session is supposed to start.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Newberg, OR 97132
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/25/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Roland hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

GRE, Microsoft Excel

Computer

Microsoft Access,

Microsoft Access

Most students come to Microsoft Access after they've already become familiar with Microsoft Excel, and used Excel as a "poor man's database." I'll help Access students understand the difference in emphasis between a large list on a spreadsheet and a relational database. To start, we'll explore the process of defining data tables ("data normalization") and the relationships between tables. Then we'll take a long look at what you can accomplish with queries, learn how you can design forms to give you foolproof ways to add data to your database without messing up your tables, and learn how to create reports so you can see exactly the information you need from your database -- nothing more, nothing less.
Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel, Statistics

English

SAT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading

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$40/hour

Roland P.

$40/hour

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