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Terese S.

Portland, OR

$75/hour

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

2000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/19/14
5.0 average from 573 ratings
Patience with a side of confidence!
— Karen, Portland, OR on 4/25/17

$75/Hour


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San Diego State University
Business Admin and Math minor
Portland State University
Master's

Education

San Diego State University (Business Admin and Math minor)

Portland State University (Master's)

About Terese

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!
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
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97219
Background Check: Passed

"Patience with a side of confidence!"

- Karen, Portland, OR on 4/25/17

"Confidence builder for test prep!"

- Betsy, Portland, OR on 4/21/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Erick, Cameron, NC on 3/28/16

"Awesome, patient, knowledgeable tutor with upbeat demeanor"

- Lori, Portland, OR on 3/18/16

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- Anna, Portland, OR on 1/20/16

"Very helpful"

- Tara, Portland, OR on 12/11/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Pam, Gladstone, OR on 11/16/15

"Excellent teacher and communicator!"

- Dawn, Portland, OR on 11/13/15

"Always helpful and attentive"

- Mandi, Portland, OR on 10/5/15

"Awesome tutor!!!"

- Claire, Portland, OR on 8/15/15

"Great first session"

- Shawn, Portland, OR on 7/21/15

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Anne, Portland, OR on 6/10/15

"Makes equations accessible"

- Lamar, Portland, OR on 6/8/15

"Excellent with tough subjects"

- Alex, Tualatin, OR on 6/6/15

"Terese is flexible and accommodating. Both of my daughters find her extremely helpful. What a find!"

- Jennifer, Portland, OR on 6/4/15

"Paid attention to the student needs"

- Bridget, Beaverton, OR on 6/3/15

"Great tutor"

- Tyler, Portland, OR on 3/6/15

"A good math tutor can be fun and effective!"

- Pardis, Portland, OR on 1/19/15

"A++ High grade!"

- Mark, Portland, OR on 10/24/14

"Loves math so much it's infectious!"

- Heidi, Portland, OR on 10/17/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Darcy, Lake Oswego, OR on 7/5/14

"A great experience for our daughter"

- Gloria, Clackamas, OR on 5/5/14

"Great Tutor"

- Donna, Sherwood, OR on 3/4/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, CBEST,
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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

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.

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.

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.

San Diego State University
Business Admin and Math minor
Portland State University
Master's

Education

San Diego State University (Business Admin and Math minor)

Portland State University (Master's)

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, Portland, OR on 4/25/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Terese will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97219.