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Brad H.

Salem, OR

$36/hour

Algebra Specialist

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
4.1 average from 20 ratings

$36/Hour


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Northwestern University
Economics

Education

Northwestern University (Economics)

About Brad

I specialize in Algebra because it has the greatest need. Students either need to pass it to graduate or need to master it so they can move onto Calculus.

"Math is the weightlifting for the mind. The better you are at math, the easier it is to learn everything else."

Classes, labs, jobs, clubs, teams, and social life all eat into the student's time for study so it is vital to get the most out of those few hours. My specialty is teaching efficient and effective learning techniques so that the student actually retains the knowledge before and after the final exam. This involves rapid reading (not speed) skills and memorization techniques using time honored methods and low tech materials.

The most important thing is to develop the student's confidence so that they are excited to take the test rather than be intimidated by it. My experience from the military, college and business has subjected me to countless standardized tests so I know how to prepare and score well on them. I enjoy sharing these skills with students.

Students and their parents find my tutoring valuable because they become competent in the subject in just a few weeks. This means that they are more confident about their studies and are optimistic about their future in school. Most of my students only need 4-6 weeks of tutoring to overcome their struggles in school.

I have taught piano for several years and that experience has made me a better tutor all around. Each music student is different and has a different method of learning. As a piano teacher, you have to adopt your style to ensure the student is retaining the information. I apply the same diagnosis to other subjects like math to so that the student has the best chance to learn.

All students will get an ebook on rapid reading. They can easily increase their reading speeds to 500 words per minute.
I specialize in Algebra because it has the greatest need. Students either need to pass it to graduate or need to master it so they can move onto Calculus.

"Math is the weightlifting for the mind. The better you are at math, the easier it is to learn everything else."

Classes, labs, jobs, clubs, teams, and social life all eat
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

The standard rate applies to clients in the Salem city limits.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Salem, OR 97302
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
Physical Science
Music:
Music Theory, Piano
Art:
Photography
English:
English, Public Speaking, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Photography
Language:
Spanish, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Public Speaking, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Track & Field

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.

Northwestern University
Economics

Education

Northwestern University (Economics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $36.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

The standard rate applies to clients in the Salem city limits.

Travel policy

Brad will travel within 20 miles of Salem, OR 97302.