Frank the Math Tutor... who knows some Spanish
Frank the Math Tutor... who knows some Spanish
If you are having trouble in a high school or college level math class, or are preparing to take the SATs, then look no further. I am a 2001 graduate of Penn State's Math Education department. I have a flexible schedule with availability during the day, night, or weekends. My specialty is pre-algebra through calculus. I prefer 90 minute sessions, as an hour is just too short and two hours is just too long. We can meet at your house, a library, diner, or any of the Barnes & Nobles. If money...
If you are having trouble in a high school or college level math class, or are preparing to take the SATs, then look no further. I am a 2001 graduate of Penn State's Math Education department. I have a flexible schedule with availability during the day, night, or weekends. My specialty is pre-algebra through calculus. I prefer 90 minute sessions, as an hour is just too short and two hours is just too long. We can meet at your house, a library, diner, or any of the Barnes & Nobles. If money is a concern, I can meet with small study groups at a more affordable rate per student.
I can provide references. I have all the clearances a school employee must have, namely the criminal checks and child abuse clearances. During the school year, I will sub at middle and high schools.
I got back into tutoring 10 years ago purely by accident. I went to pick up my order of Chinese food at a local restaurant and saw a sign in the window requesting a math tutor for the owners' son. Over the next two years I'd meet with him many times a week. It made me realize how fun and rewarding tutoring can be. It's like I'm getting paid to solve crossword puzzles, as that's how math problems feel for me.
I have experience with every type of student imaginable. Some of those I have tutored include students from middle school all the way up to college, and range in age from 12 to 60. When I was younger, I even tutored one of my older sisters AND my father in algebra, as neither reached that level in high school.
One of the things I emphasize is learning how to do basic math without the use of calculators. Calculators are great for some problems, like say 23.98342 x .00498, or for graphing multiple equations or data analysis in statistics. They were not designed for everything, though. For instance every student should be able to compute 12 x 40 by hand. I have found that most students today rely on calculators to do the most basic of tasks, which sadly has robbed them of being able to complete problems that they learned in elementary school. The things they might have forgotten include adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions, division and multiplication of smaller numbers, and the basic times tables. By forcing students to do most computations without a calculator, their grades and their confidence will improve.
I should also note that I minored in Spanish, and have helped a few students in that subject as well.
very helpful in breaking problems down. He's been very helpful in scheduling with my son. We only needed him for a few weeks to finish up trig class and he's stepped in nicely after our other tutor passed away.Stacy, 4 lessons with Frank
Knowledgeable and methodical
Frank was able to not only explain steps in Algebra 1 but give my son notes to look over on his own and review. His ability to teach from a common sense standpoint helped my son in a way his teachers at school could not.Tina, 1 lesson with Frank
Frank is a great tutor and will be called for tutoring prior to every test I have. He is knowledgeable, clearly understood, and helped me to gain a lot of understanding in just one session. I will continue to call on Frank for additional help in my Honors Calculus class.Bob, 3 lessons with Frank
Good Teaching Method!
Frank helped me go over my past units and also helped me with my summer math assignment. His teaching method was good and easy to comprehend.Yael, 1 lesson with Frank
Frank was very quick at getting back to us. Was here on time and taught two methods of Algebra 2. As of right now my son's 9th grade math teacher is helping him. If that falls short I will be in touch again with Frank.Amy, 1 lesson with Frank
Frank helped my son prepare for his upcoming Algebra test and had a straightforward approach that he really took to. We would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for Algebra help.Julian, 2 lessons with Frank
Helped me work on problems I needed helped with step by step. Also explain well and helped me understand more and clearly.Cintya, 1 lesson with Frank
Very helpful for the upcoming year
I began lessons with Frank the summer before my freshman year of college to prepare for a difficult calculus course. Frank was very knowledgeable of the subject and did a fantastic job of covering the basics of calculus. Because of this, I feel prepared to succeed this fall.Glenn, 12 lessons with Frank
Accommodating, Knowledgeable and Patient
Frank was able to accommodate our schedule. He knows the subject matter and tutors in a non-intimidating manner. We continue to use Frank!Charles, 3 lessons with Frank
Went above and beyond......
Frank responded immediately to our request for a tutor. Due to a sports commitment my son has very limited time in his schedule. Frank was very accommodating and travelled to my son's college the next day to tutor him for an exam. Excellent customer service!!!!!!Kathy, 1 lesson with Frank
Response time: 20 minutes