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Susan R.

Build Your Math Mind: Experienced & Patient Math Teacher with M.Ed

Build Your Math Mind: Experienced & Patient Math Teacher with M.Ed

$55/hour

  • 92 hours tutoring

About Susan


Bio

I have over 30 years experience helping students make sense of math in the classroom. As a retired teacher, I enjoy continuing to provide support to students through online tutoring. Everyone is unique. I quickly assess what and why a particular topic or problem is confusing for each individual. Sometimes it only takes a session or two to make math come into focus for a person. Other students may need ongoing support or someone available when they get a particularly difficult assignment....

I have over 30 years experience helping students make sense of math in the classroom. As a retired teacher, I enjoy continuing to provide support to students through online tutoring. Everyone is unique. I quickly assess what and why a particular topic or problem is confusing for each individual. Sometimes it only takes a session or two to make math come into focus for a person. Other students may need ongoing support or someone available when they get a particularly difficult assignment. It gives me great satisfaction when students achieve self-confidence through success in math.

I have helped students learn Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, and Calculus. In addition to my teaching experience, I hold an Oregon teaching certification in Advanced math and have a Masters in Education from Harvard Graduate school of Education.


Education

Colby College
Mathematics and Philosophy
Harvard Graduate School of Education
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: Half hour minimum charge per session (begins at scheduled time). No-shows: Cancellation fee of $25 will be charged and lesson will close after 20 minutes.
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/7/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Common Core

Common Core

I have been teaching Common Core topics in the classroom since they were initiated by the states. I am able to use concept based teaching methods or focus on specific individual needs. My experience and expertise allows me the flexibility to find and apply the teaching methods that work best for each student.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Hello! I have been teaching Algebra 1 for over 30 years. I love helping students become confident in their own ability to do math. In Algebra 1, many students find that they are overwhelmed with the details of problems, showing work, new ideas, and/or how to read word problems. I help students see patterns in the Algebra 1 concepts they are learning. Together, we build a strong foundation for both present and future success in their math classes. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Hello! I have been teaching Algebra 2 in the classroom for 20+ years. I am excellent at summarizing the connections between forms of linear equations, quadratic equations, polynomial equations, rational equations, logarithms, sequences, and more so these topics make more sense in a "big picture" way. I can quickly pinpoint where the student is struggling and help them achieve confidence in any area. Often there are very new ideas introduced in Algebra 2 (e.g. completing the square) and I have a variety of visual tools to help students learn to succeed independently. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Geometry,

Geometry

Hello! I have been teaching Geometry for over 30 years. I can help students integrate the new vocabulary and learn to break down problems into manageable parts. I can show general patterns in proofs, make connections between Pythagorean Theorem, Special Right Triangles, and Right triangle trigonometry. I have been teaching or tutoring in diverse urban populations and am skilled at quickly pinpointing where a student is struggling. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been teaching in the classroom for many years. Prealgebra is a topic that can be very difficult for those just starting out and getting ready for Algebra 1. I can help students gain confidence in reading math problems correctly, working through problems from start to finish, and identify and master the skills that are essential for future success in math courses.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Precalculus can be daunting. Proficiency is needed with many Algebra concepts (shifting reflecting, etc, piecewise functions, absolute value functions, rational functions, etc). I am able to quickly assess understanding in order to efficiently help the student with their current classroom material. I have a Masters in Education and over 30 years teaching and tutoring all of concepts as well as Logarithms, exponentials, unit circle, solving trig equations, parametric equations, vectors, limits, advanced composition, and more. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Hello! I have been teaching Algebra 1 for over 30 years. I love helping students become confident in their own ability to do math. In Algebra 1, many students find that they are overwhelmed with the details of problems, showing work, new ideas, and/or how to read word problems. I help students see patterns in the Algebra 1 concepts they are learning. Together, we build a strong foundation for both present and future success in their math classes. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Hello! I have been teaching Algebra 2 in the classroom for 20+ years. I am excellent at summarizing the connections between forms of linear equations, quadratic equations, polynomial equations, rational equations, logarithms, sequences, and more so these topics make more sense in a "big picture" way. I can quickly pinpoint where the student is struggling and help them achieve confidence in any area. Often there are very new ideas introduced in Algebra 2 (e.g. completing the square) and I have a variety of visual tools to help students learn to succeed independently. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Geometry,

Geometry

Hello! I have been teaching Geometry for over 30 years. I can help students integrate the new vocabulary and learn to break down problems into manageable parts. I can show general patterns in proofs, make connections between Pythagorean Theorem, Special Right Triangles, and Right triangle trigonometry. I have been teaching or tutoring in diverse urban populations and am skilled at quickly pinpointing where a student is struggling. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been teaching in the classroom for many years. Prealgebra is a topic that can be very difficult for those just starting out and getting ready for Algebra 1. I can help students gain confidence in reading math problems correctly, working through problems from start to finish, and identify and master the skills that are essential for future success in math courses.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus can be daunting. Proficiency is needed with many Algebra concepts (shifting reflecting, etc, piecewise functions, absolute value functions, rational functions, etc). I am able to quickly assess understanding in order to efficiently help the student with their current classroom material. I have a Masters in Education and over 30 years teaching and tutoring all of concepts as well as Logarithms, exponentials, unit circle, solving trig equations, parametric equations, vectors, limits, advanced composition, and more. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I am able to help students see the connections and transition from right triangle trigonometry to circle trigonometry to graphing trigonometric functions and their transformations. Trigonometric Identities can be especially daunting. I teach techniques and best practices that will help the student succeed and gain confidence in Trigonometry. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Hello! I have been teaching Algebra 1 for over 30 years. I love helping students become confident in their own ability to do math. In Algebra 1, many students find that they are overwhelmed with the details of problems, showing work, new ideas, and/or how to read word problems. I help students see patterns in the Algebra 1 concepts they are learning. Together, we build a strong foundation for both present and future success in their math classes. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Hello! I have been teaching Algebra 2 in the classroom for 20+ years. I am excellent at summarizing the connections between forms of linear equations, quadratic equations, polynomial equations, rational equations, logarithms, sequences, and more so these topics make more sense in a "big picture" way. I can quickly pinpoint where the student is struggling and help them achieve confidence in any area. Often there are very new ideas introduced in Algebra 2 (e.g. completing the square) and I have a variety of visual tools to help students learn to succeed independently. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Geometry,

Geometry

Hello! I have been teaching Geometry for over 30 years. I can help students integrate the new vocabulary and learn to break down problems into manageable parts. I can show general patterns in proofs, make connections between Pythagorean Theorem, Special Right Triangles, and Right triangle trigonometry. I have been teaching or tutoring in diverse urban populations and am skilled at quickly pinpointing where a student is struggling. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been teaching in the classroom for many years. Prealgebra is a topic that can be very difficult for those just starting out and getting ready for Algebra 1. I can help students gain confidence in reading math problems correctly, working through problems from start to finish, and identify and master the skills that are essential for future success in math courses.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Precalculus can be daunting. Proficiency is needed with many Algebra concepts (shifting reflecting, etc, piecewise functions, absolute value functions, rational functions, etc). I am able to quickly assess understanding in order to efficiently help the student with their current classroom material. I have a Masters in Education and over 30 years teaching and tutoring all of concepts as well as Logarithms, exponentials, unit circle, solving trig equations, parametric equations, vectors, limits, advanced composition, and more. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Hello! I have been teaching Algebra 1 for over 30 years. I love helping students become confident in their own ability to do math. In Algebra 1, many students find that they are overwhelmed with the details of problems, showing work, new ideas, and/or how to read word problems. I help students see patterns in the Algebra 1 concepts they are learning. Together, we build a strong foundation for both present and future success in their math classes. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Hello! I have been teaching Algebra 2 in the classroom for 20+ years. I am excellent at summarizing the connections between forms of linear equations, quadratic equations, polynomial equations, rational equations, logarithms, sequences, and more so these topics make more sense in a "big picture" way. I can quickly pinpoint where the student is struggling and help them achieve confidence in any area. Often there are very new ideas introduced in Algebra 2 (e.g. completing the square) and I have a variety of visual tools to help students learn to succeed independently. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!
Geometry

Geometry

Hello! I have been teaching Geometry for over 30 years. I can help students integrate the new vocabulary and learn to break down problems into manageable parts. I can show general patterns in proofs, make connections between Pythagorean Theorem, Special Right Triangles, and Right triangle trigonometry. I have been teaching or tutoring in diverse urban populations and am skilled at quickly pinpointing where a student is struggling. Please check out my Examples of Expertise to better decide if I am a good fit for you!

Test Preparation

Common Core

Common Core

I have been teaching Common Core topics in the classroom since they were initiated by the states. I am able to use concept based teaching methods or focus on specific individual needs. My experience and expertise allows me the flexibility to find and apply the teaching methods that work best for each student.

Examples of Expertise


Susan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 22 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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THE BEST!

Susan helped my 10th grade son with Algebra II. She explains things simply and gives you analogies that make math easy to understand. Definitely will use her again!

Yvonne, 1 lesson with Susan

Amazing tutor!

Susan helped me understand the concept I wasn't understanding in class and thanks to her I got an A on my quiz!

Abigail, 2 lessons with Susan

Amazing Math Tutor!

Susan is tutoring my teen son in Geometry. She is knowledgeable and able to explain concepts in a different way from his current teacher so that my son understands better. He says her teaching style is "Amazing!" which is high praise as he is shy/reserved. He loves that she assesses how much of the concept he gets and builds from there rather than starting from the beginning. He is feeling much more confident about the class and the only concept he felt sort of shaky on he now feels like he completely understands. I am so pleased to see his confidence rebuilding.

Angela, 13 lessons with Susan
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