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Paula B.

Math for Teens and Adults. Homeschoolers and GED students welcomed!

Math for Teens and Adults. Homeschoolers and GED students welcomed!

$35/hour

About Paula


Bio

Math is all around us. If you can gain confidence and even start to have fun, the next many years of it will be a lot easier! I've worked with students of all ages. I spent 5 years working at the University of Washington in the Computer Science Department helping pre-majors with Math and Computer Science courses. Right now my focus is ages 15-60; I tutor high school, college and adult learners.

In the past, I've established mentoring programs, volunteered at the Library. (I love books)...

Math is all around us. If you can gain confidence and even start to have fun, the next many years of it will be a lot easier! I've worked with students of all ages. I spent 5 years working at the University of Washington in the Computer Science Department helping pre-majors with Math and Computer Science courses. Right now my focus is ages 15-60; I tutor high school, college and adult learners.

In the past, I've established mentoring programs, volunteered at the Library. (I love books) and coordinated a middle school chess team. Why aren't more girls playing chess???

I'm a bit of a geek girl. I've always liked math, techie stuff (like taking apart old phones and trying to fix them), programming and life sciences. I also love art, reading, camping and nutrition. In fact, I am a Nutritional Therapist. So I can also help with nutrition related topics.

I'm here as a tutor because more than anything, I enjoy helping others take control of their learning. If I can help you become confident in math, you'll learn how to approach things, what questions to ask and how to teach yourself when necessary. The most important thing I've learned about myself as a teacher is that I like to empower people. You should never be afraid, ashamed or lack confidence in yourself.


Education

Northern Kentucky University
Computer Science

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: Study Buddy Rate: $ 80 for 2 $100 for 3 Feel free to contact me if you'd like a bigger group. I reply quickly.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Statistics

Elementary Education

Homeschool,

Homeschool

I especially enjoy working with homeschool students. I have not only earned over 15 Continuing Education Credits in homeschooling, but have tutored over a dozen students both online and in person who are homeschooled. My adaptive tutoring allows me to tailor curriculum to each students learning style.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills isn't an easy topic to define. There are high level ideas involved, but depending on the subject matter, there are different priorities. I see study skills as knowing yourself - strengths and weaknesses, knowing your time constraints, and understanding ways in which you best learn the subjects you're addressing. This is where I excel. In helping students understand these keys, we can construct and deconstruct material leading to a firm understanding. I also believe that memorization is an important tool. Study skills and learning require a variety of tools in the toolbox. I majored in computer science and mathematics, successfully completed professional training and credentials to become a Nutritional Therapist and have worked as an instructor, a tutor, a teaching assistant and a health educator. All of these required excellent study skills. Let me help you find what works best for you.
Reading, Spelling

English

Reading, Spelling

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a math minor and a computer science major. I taught math workshops for both the University of Washington and Inroads. I've tutored students from late elementary school through college.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Math was one of the first subjects I came to love in middle school. This led me to a math minor in college. For several years, I taught math workshops for both the University of Washington and Inroads. Algebra has always been a favorite math topic and one which I enjoy teaching. I both taught and tutored Algebra 2 through the university. Some sessions and workshops were for college Algebra and some were for high school students. I strive to bring the subject alive for my students and have them actually enjoy the sessions!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a math minor I have a strong math background. During the years I worked the University of Washington, Inroads and the King County work study program, I both tutored students in prealgebra and helped them through math workshops.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills isn't an easy topic to define. There are high level ideas involved, but depending on the subject matter, there are different priorities. I see study skills as knowing yourself - strengths and weaknesses, knowing your time constraints, and understanding ways in which you best learn the subjects you're addressing. This is where I excel. In helping students understand these keys, we can construct and deconstruct material leading to a firm understanding. I also believe that memorization is an important tool. Study skills and learning require a variety of tools in the toolbox. I majored in computer science and mathematics, successfully completed professional training and credentials to become a Nutritional Therapist and have worked as an instructor, a tutor, a teaching assistant and a health educator. All of these required excellent study skills. Let me help you find what works best for you.
Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, Spelling, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a math minor and a computer science major. I taught math workshops for both the University of Washington and Inroads. I've tutored students from late elementary school through college.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Math was one of the first subjects I came to love in middle school. This led me to a math minor in college. For several years, I taught math workshops for both the University of Washington and Inroads. Algebra has always been a favorite math topic and one which I enjoy teaching. I both taught and tutored Algebra 2 through the university. Some sessions and workshops were for college Algebra and some were for high school students. I strive to bring the subject alive for my students and have them actually enjoy the sessions!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a math minor I have a strong math background. During the years I worked the University of Washington, Inroads and the King County work study program, I both tutored students in prealgebra and helped them through math workshops.
ACT Math, Geometry, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a math minor and a computer science major. I taught math workshops for both the University of Washington and Inroads. I've tutored students from late elementary school through college.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Math was one of the first subjects I came to love in middle school. This led me to a math minor in college. For several years, I taught math workshops for both the University of Washington and Inroads. Algebra has always been a favorite math topic and one which I enjoy teaching. I both taught and tutored Algebra 2 through the university. Some sessions and workshops were for college Algebra and some were for high school students. I strive to bring the subject alive for my students and have them actually enjoy the sessions!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a math minor I have a strong math background. During the years I worked the University of Washington, Inroads and the King County work study program, I both tutored students in prealgebra and helped them through math workshops.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills isn't an easy topic to define. There are high level ideas involved, but depending on the subject matter, there are different priorities. I see study skills as knowing yourself - strengths and weaknesses, knowing your time constraints, and understanding ways in which you best learn the subjects you're addressing. This is where I excel. In helping students understand these keys, we can construct and deconstruct material leading to a firm understanding. I also believe that memorization is an important tool. Study skills and learning require a variety of tools in the toolbox. I majored in computer science and mathematics, successfully completed professional training and credentials to become a Nutritional Therapist and have worked as an instructor, a tutor, a teaching assistant and a health educator. All of these required excellent study skills. Let me help you find what works best for you.
Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, Statistics

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills isn't an easy topic to define. There are high level ideas involved, but depending on the subject matter, there are different priorities. I see study skills as knowing yourself - strengths and weaknesses, knowing your time constraints, and understanding ways in which you best learn the subjects you're addressing. This is where I excel. In helping students understand these keys, we can construct and deconstruct material leading to a firm understanding. I also believe that memorization is an important tool. Study skills and learning require a variety of tools in the toolbox. I majored in computer science and mathematics, successfully completed professional training and credentials to become a Nutritional Therapist and have worked as an instructor, a tutor, a teaching assistant and a health educator. All of these required excellent study skills. Let me help you find what works best for you.

Science

Nutrition

Nutrition

I have been working as a certified Nutritional Therapy practitioner for the past 3 years. Each year I take continuing education courses. I spend most of my practice hours educating clients so they can make better choices, ask better questions, and talk with their doctors more effectively.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

During the past 15 years, I have had both personal and work experience with children, preteens and teens with attention, impulse, and focus issues. While working with the King County Work Training Program, I taught teens who had dropped out of school due to ADD/ADHD and other learning difficulties. By incorporating student values and optimizing their gifts, I see my students gain confidence and leave sessions feeling motivated, happy and good about math. I love learning and I infuse my students with that love and confidence. I use many tools including brain gym, visual aids, art and flash cards; it really depends on the student and what works best for him or her. There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" approach.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills isn't an easy topic to define. There are high level ideas involved, but depending on the subject matter, there are different priorities. I see study skills as knowing yourself - strengths and weaknesses, knowing your time constraints, and understanding ways in which you best learn the subjects you're addressing. This is where I excel. In helping students understand these keys, we can construct and deconstruct material leading to a firm understanding. I also believe that memorization is an important tool. Study skills and learning require a variety of tools in the toolbox. I majored in computer science and mathematics, successfully completed professional training and credentials to become a Nutritional Therapist and have worked as an instructor, a tutor, a teaching assistant and a health educator. All of these required excellent study skills. Let me help you find what works best for you.

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

I have been working as a certified Nutritional Therapy practitioner for the past 3 years. Each year I take continuing education courses. I spend most of my practice hours educating clients so they can make better choices, ask better questions, and talk with their doctors more effectively.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was a math minor and a computer science major. I taught math workshops for both the University of Washington and Inroads. I've tutored students from late elementary school through college.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Math was one of the first subjects I came to love in middle school. This led me to a math minor in college. For several years, I taught math workshops for both the University of Washington and Inroads. Algebra has always been a favorite math topic and one which I enjoy teaching. I both taught and tutored Algebra 2 through the university. Some sessions and workshops were for college Algebra and some were for high school students. I strive to bring the subject alive for my students and have them actually enjoy the sessions!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills isn't an easy topic to define. There are high level ideas involved, but depending on the subject matter, there are different priorities. I see study skills as knowing yourself - strengths and weaknesses, knowing your time constraints, and understanding ways in which you best learn the subjects you're addressing. This is where I excel. In helping students understand these keys, we can construct and deconstruct material leading to a firm understanding. I also believe that memorization is an important tool. Study skills and learning require a variety of tools in the toolbox. I majored in computer science and mathematics, successfully completed professional training and credentials to become a Nutritional Therapist and have worked as an instructor, a tutor, a teaching assistant and a health educator. All of these required excellent study skills. Let me help you find what works best for you.
GED, Geometry, Reading, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED

Examples of Expertise


Paula has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Quiet and Calming

Thanks for the help, Paula! You had a tough customer who didn't make it easy, but did appreciate your help. Math and science are in the bag!

Rich, 6 lessons with Paula
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