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Terese S.

Math guru...taking the stress out of math one session at a time

Math guru...taking the stress out of math one session at a time

$90/hour

  • 3,789 hours tutoring

About Terese


Bio

At this point, due to rising cases of the virus, I am only accepting students online.

I have a couple of random evening times for ‘math emergencies.’ I have morning and early afternoon times. Due to the time difference, this works very well for East Coast students online.

A bit about me...
I didn't start out with the thought of being a teacher. I followed my heart...my passion for math. I have a Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics and I emphasize the teaching. I have been...

At this point, due to rising cases of the virus, I am only accepting students online.

I have a couple of random evening times for ‘math emergencies.’ I have morning and early afternoon times. Due to the time difference, this works very well for East Coast students online.

A bit about me...
I didn't start out with the thought of being a teacher. I followed my heart...my passion for math. I have a Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics and I emphasize the teaching. I have been teaching at the college level for the past 20+ years and tutoring a wide variety of math subjects from middle school to high school to college. My hobby has evolved into the most rewarding career I could have ever dreamed of.

My subjects...
I specialize in prealgebra, algebra I, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry (especially proofs of identities), precalculus, calculus, probability, and test prep (SAT/ACT, CBEST, ORELA EAS, ASVAB) for the math sections.
My goal of any tutoring session is to clarify the concepts and demystify the math behind any issues.
My method of teaching depends on the way the student learns. I don’t just answer a question. I help the student to understand where the concept comes from, how it works within the problem, and how it will be used as the student progresses.

Tutoring...
I have a flexible work schedule and can meet many students’ short-notice needs. However, I do have a 12-hour cancellation policy in order to maintain the ability to accommodate such requests.

I can meet with students online, near school, at a public place (library, restaurant, coffee shop), or in your home. I am happy to travel to most locations in the greater Portland area that are convenient for students.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to succeed!


Education

San Diego State University
Business Admin and Math minor
Portland State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $90
  • Rate details: minimum of 1 hour (additional time is prorated)
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/19/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is the base for success in Trig, PreCalc, and Calculus. Understanding the concepts of Algebra will make learning future material more accessible to your student. Build a strong core foundation and you will be able to draw upon this knowledge for all future classes. I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

PreCalculus is different from Algebra 2 and should be taught differently. I use the basic concepts of Algebra to support the material in PreCalc. I focus on the skills that will be used most in Calculus when tutoring PreCalc so students can make the connections and be prepared when new material comes up. I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is the base for success in Trig, PreCalc, and Calculus. Understanding the concepts of Algebra will make learning future material more accessible to your student. Build a strong core foundation and you will be able to draw upon this knowledge for all future classes. I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

PreCalculus is different from Algebra 2 and should be taught differently. I use the basic concepts of Algebra to support the material in PreCalc. I focus on the skills that will be used most in Calculus when tutoring PreCalc so students can make the connections and be prepared when new material comes up. I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
ACT Math, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is the base for success in Trig, PreCalc, and Calculus. Understanding the concepts of Algebra will make learning future material more accessible to your student. Build a strong core foundation and you will be able to draw upon this knowledge for all future classes. I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

PreCalculus is different from Algebra 2 and should be taught differently. I use the basic concepts of Algebra to support the material in PreCalc. I focus on the skills that will be used most in Calculus when tutoring PreCalc so students can make the connections and be prepared when new material comes up. I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is the base for success in Trig, PreCalc, and Calculus. Understanding the concepts of Algebra will make learning future material more accessible to your student. Build a strong core foundation and you will be able to draw upon this knowledge for all future classes. I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught all levels of math for over 20 years in Portland. I have spent the past 4 years tutoring high school students through all Algebra levels, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. I specialize in helping students who learn visually and verbally, not just symbolically.
Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I have taught the math sequences, Math 211, 212, and 213 (Oregon Colleges) and Math 120 and 121 (Washington Colleges), required for teaching degrees. These classes prepare students for the CBEST exam. The math section contains 50 multiple-choice questions that assess cumulative knowledge of the mathematics traditionally taught in elementary and high school and, sometimes, in college. These questions come from three broad categories: arithmetic, algebra, and measurement and geometry. I can help you with techniques to be more successful when taking the CBEST exam.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Terese has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (943 ratings)
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Reviews


Review for Terese S

Terese is a fantastic tutor and in weeks she achieved an incredible turnaround with my daughter's grade, attitude, and thinking about Pre-calculus. We were in an incredibly difficult situation. My daughter was flunking math and she had only weeks to go or it would affect her university entrance. I was desperate to find a new tutor after a series of failed ones. I thought it might be impossible and we were already starting to think about whether we should sign our daughter up for a community college course during the summer. Against all odds Terese was able to change my daughter's defeatest attitude and her grade. I once saw my daughter's math homework after she had taken up with Terese and it was neat and orderly, all the numbers were in a row. Terese had obviously trained my daughter so thoroughly that she was even writing out the forumulas differently. It was a reflection of the organization that Terese was able to instill in my daughter's thinking, an approach to math that was evident in her exam scores as well. As I saw the improvement all I could think was, "What if I had found Terese when my daughter started having troubles in junior year when she started having problems, instead of the string of failed tutors?" IF you are reading this review now, and are in a simliarly desperate situation but your child is in sophomore or junior year or even the beginning of Senior year I wish I could have been as lucky as you and found Terese then, but honestly, I still thank my lucky stars for finding her when we did. Truly, what an amazing turnaround.

Terry, 5 lessons with Terese

Knowledgeable, patient and positive teacher!

My daughter has been studying Algebra II for two months with Terese and couldn't be happier! Terese makes the material easy and relatable, and is super encouraging, positive, and patient. She is a great gift to our family! Thank you, Terese!

Elizabeth, 43 lessons with Terese

Great tutor!

She has done a great job filling in the gaps and helping my daughter catch up in her high school honors math class. We will continue working with her to make sure she doesn't fall behind again!

Caroline, 11 lessons with Terese

Awesome tutor!

Great session! Audrey enjoyed the lesson. The sessions with Terese have benefited her grades and has also helped her confidence. Thank you Terese!

Jennifer, 3 lessons with Terese

Awesome tutor!

Great session! Audrey learned so much. She enjoyed her time and understood the concepts. Your help will benefit her grades and confidence. Thank you Terese!

Jennifer, 3 lessons with Terese

Awesome tutor!

Terese is awesome. I reached out in desperation as my daughter has a midterm in two days. Terese was able to meet. Even better is that my daughter had a great time in the session. That says a lot as math is her least favorite subject. Thank you Terese!

Jennifer, 3 lessons with Terese

Very patient

She helped me in math and CBEST test . I am a visual learner and she will keep trying until I understand what I am doing. She will find a way for me to understand and is willing to go above and beyond to make sure I am successful. Highly recommended.

Yolanda, 4 lessons with Terese

Amazing Tutor!

My daughter had a “math emergency “ and Ms Therese was her savior! She not only helped with her exercises (due in 2 days) but also gave her extra materials. My daughter said she was the best math tutor ever. I will definitely have more sessions with her. Recommend her 100%. Obs. Wanted to add that my daughter is taking 8th grade classes and using IXL. Thanks Ms Therese!!

Andrea, 4 lessons with Terese

Great Teacher

Madison said the session was very eye opening. After just one session she gained a lot. We definitely will be scheduling another session soon.

JOAN, 15 lessons with Terese
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$90/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Response time: 11 minutes