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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

$75/hour

  • 2,366 hours tutoring

  • Southwest Portland Portland, OR 97219

About Terese


Bio

My fall schedule is filling up. 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...

My fall schedule is filling up. 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: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97219
  • 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

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Wonderful!!

My daughter has been struggling with Pre-calc and very unhappy all year. After just ONE HOUR with Terese, she came to me and said, “It all makes sense now!” She is so relieved and so much happier!

Kim, 6 lessons with Terese

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Amazing tutor! Always available. Patient and humorous with pupils. Cajoling them to complete their homework, even when students are tired and disinterested. Terese makes math fun! She has been tutoring our children for three years, and they have both excelled at math. So wonderful to see a report card of straight A's. No more tantrums:)

Mary, 231 lessons with Terese

Patience with a side of confidence!

Terese has the confidence to know that she can teach any math concept to anyone, and it shows. Yes, knowledgeable about math, but also knowledgeable about teaching math!

Karen, 42 lessons with Terese

Confidence builder for test prep!

Our daughter had a smile on her face when Teresa left. Later said she thought she did well on her test. Huge relief to us and our daughter.

Betsy, 3 lessons with Terese

Excellent tutor

She is good at what she do. I have no words to better say it . I recommend anybody who needs help with Math be it online or face to face to contact her. You're the best Ma'am .

Erick, 1 lesson with Terese

Awesome, patient, knowledgeable tutor with upbeat demeanor

Terese is one of the best tutors--by far--that we have ever encountered. From the parent's perspective, she is easy to communicate with, organized and has a very pleasant, positive demeanor and disposition. My daughter says she explains the concepts very well and enjoys working with her. My daughter believes it is especially helpful that Terese shares her personal math notes and offers to have my daughter call if she is having trouble with something. Terese is awesome and we look forward to her visits. We could not be happier!

Lori, 8 lessons with Terese

Knowledgable and patient tutor

Terese came to help my daughter with a couple of emergency sessions as she was preparing for her precalculus final. Terese understood where my daughter was struggling and carefully helped her walk through the concepts that were confusing to her, checking to make sure that my daughter was really getting it and not just saying she was getting it. I highly recommend Terese!

Anna , 3 lessons with Terese

Very helpful

Terese was very help in preparing me for my algebra, within three session she was able to help me with topics covered over an entire term.

Tara, 3 lessons with Terese

Excellent Tutor

My Daughter has had one session with Terese and the light bulb is shining bright. Terese was patient and explained Geometry to my daughter in ways that she could understand. I believe Terese set my daughter up for success! I would highly recommend Terese for any math tutoring.

Pam, 2 lessons with Terese
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$75/hour

Terese S.

$75/hour

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