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East Stroudsburg University
Wilkes University (Master's)
Over the years, I have had some students who have made fantastic improvements and a few who made little to no improvements. The only difference is in the students' commitment to working. If your student is not going to try problems independently before they see me, then I am not the tutor for you. Progress is only made if the student is taking responsibility for trying the work first, taking great notes, and having the attitude that improving in math matters to them personally. They should come prepared to show me exactly what they are working on in math and what problems they got wrong or did not know how to start. If they have a teacher who does not let them keep old tests and quizzes, then they need to commit to quickly writing down all the problems they got wrong on their test. This should be done every single time in order to ensure that they can figure out whether the mistake was a concept error or a careless error. Otherwise it will be impossible for me to guess what they have gotten wrong and how they can improve.
With this type of approach, 1 on 1 tutoring a great investment. Everyone has math skills they are weak in that need improving. Once you improve your weaknesses, you have a strong foundation on which you can build your knowledge. I have experience teaching secondary mathematics (7th-12th) as well as some college Mathematics courses.
Rates for tutoring at my home in Williams Twp. (Easton PA 18042):
Mon-Fri 10am -ending by 5:30pm or weekends is $35 an hour
At your home: I have limited hours in the evening: $50 an hour.
For students taking the SAT/ACT: If you do NOT have a study book, please consider purchasing the Collegeboard workbook as I have found it to be the best one since they are the test maker. I have a passion for preparing students for the SAT test since this can lead to huge scholarships! Sometimes I have extra that you can ask about that I purchase off of ebay for about $10 (which is more than half off!).
For the SAT: log onto collegeboard.com and set up an account; get the question of the day sent to your email. Because tutoring can add up to be an expense I encourage students (though not required) to do the practice test on the college board website; use the college board workbook and do some practice tests as possible BEFORE we meet. Then we use the time to go over the questions that were missed or skipped. I recommend (though not required) using a TI-83 plus or TI-84 (or higher) graphing calculator. Also, when the students are signed up for the test, please try to pay the extra $20 or so to get their specific results so that they will get a copy of the test booklet and their specific results with answers. The math included does not go beyond Algebra 2.
Note, on the SAT, you are penalized for wrong multiple choice answers. So, you should only answer a multiple choice question if you can narrow it down to 2 answers. On the student response section, answer all of them because you are not penalized for a wrong answer.
For the ACT: you should go to act.org and try their practice test. This test has a science section and you are NOT penalized for wrong answers. Therefore, answer every single question. The mathematics is a bit more straight forward than the SAT, however there is some trigonometry in addition to the Alg 2. I would highly recommend taking this test in addition to the SAT!
Please call ASAP so that together we can help your student build a solid foundation in math. So many college majors require higher mathematics. Students should not have to limit their dreams because of a lack of foundation in mathematics. Start 1 on 1 tutoring today! Over the years, I have had some students who have made fantastic improvements and a few who made little to no improvements. The only difference is in the students' commitment to working. If your student is not going to try problems independently before they see me, then I am not the tutor for you. Progress is only made if the student is taking… Read more
A reduced rate of $35 will apply for coming to my home in Williams Twp, Easton, PA 18042 OR meeting me at a time/place where I already am during the week.
My daughter had a "graded" Honors Algebra Packet due the first day of school, summer assignment, that she (my daughter) was frustrated and in tears over due to lack of understanding/teaching method from her previous teacher. Happy to report, Tina S., helped my daughter in a most amazing way in a couple hour tutoring session, her "graded" summer assignment was returned with a grade of 96.5%. Tina S. is incredibly soft spoken, patient, knowledgeable, and wow; the list really is infinite for the kind words I can offer!!! She made an incredible, eye opening difference giving my daughter new insight and angle how to approach Algebra problems, amazing confidence builder!!! My daughter just entered her sophomore year and now has a new teacher which she is much happier with - needless to say, Mrs S helped her over a major learning hurdle to understanding! Thank you so much!!! I Highly recommend!!
My son says she is very good with teaching and feels that she is really helping him with the math
Alyssa needed a review of some concepts, in particular functioning, up to this point in her Honors Algebra 2 class. She told Tina a few times that she wasn't understanding functioning, but that wasn't part of the tutoring. Also, Tina went ahead into things to come, when Alyssa still needs help in the overall material already covered in class.
When she mentioned about functioning, I asked for the student to show me what exactly she meant in her textbook or notes. She could not find any examples in her textbook or her notes of what she meant. So, I tried to come up with some things that I thought she meant. She said that she understood those things. So, I then asked her to try to get her teacher to let her borrow back her midterm so that she could write down what she did not get correct. I really wanted to figure out what it was she got wrong in the past so that it would not happen again.
In the meantime, for me to access her Algebra II skills, and since she had the SAT tests in a few weeks, I felt it was appropriate since she had nothing to show me that she struggled with, to look ahead at what she was starting next in class and review and see where her skills were since all the topics are also in Algebra II. Sometimes when you look ahead it reveals what past skills are lacking that you need to use.
Tina was tutoring my son in algebra 2 last year. She was great, very patient and was able to easily explain the material. It was very easy to schedule appointments with her; she was very flexible. Couldn't have done it without her.
Tina did an excellent job with our son, he was struggling with algebra. Tina was very patient and took the time necessary to explain to him how to solve problems. He scored an 86% on his Final Exam and passed the class, I give Tina all the credit for my son's achievement. Thank you and we will be using her in the future. Thank you.
Tina was very patient and enthusiastic with my daughter. She made her feel very comfortable and explained all of the concepts that they went over very well. Should the need arise, we will definitely be giving Tina a call again.
My son had a worksheet due right before Thanksgiving, at the last minute he tells me it's too hard, he's having problems with it. I literally called Tina at 7am to make an appointment. Thank God she was able to help!
I thought I would never understand Math or get a GED. That all changed when I contacted Tina S. She help me pick out the problems I did not understand, teach me them, then help motivate me to improve on my weaknesses. Tina is a great tutor. She tutors at your home or you can study in the comfort of her home. I studied at her house for a great price from WyzAnt.com. She help me study for two months a few days a week, til I finally could understand what I was doing. Then I scheduled the GED test took it and passed with 30 points higher then the average passing score. I think Tina S. is a great teacher and if you want to start breathing a lot better not being so worried because of math then I would say she is the one to help you breath and believe you can do it. Thank you again to Tina S.
Great tutor, my son really liked her and learned a lot. Also very accommodating to his busy schedule. Highly recommend.
My daughter was struggling with Pre-Calculus before she received tutoring from Tina S. Tina provided an understanding atmosphere, demeanor, and strategy which has dispelled my daughter's teenage doubts with her ability for success. I am personally grateful.
After one visit with Tina my son got 100% on a math test. We see Tina on a weekly basis and are very pleased.
My personal experience with WyzAnt is phenomenal. My daughter like the way Ms T. personal approach as a mother, also as an excellent teacher prepare her for the next SSAT test. She feels more confident on her regular school assignment and ready to score much higher on her next SAT test.
I used Tina S. for SAT math tutoring. The first time I took the SAT I received a 530, with about two months of tutoring, I was able to raise that to about a 600! I cannot begin to say how helpful she was. From day one she knew exactly what we needed to do and every week she would do the problems along with me before our next meeting. She didn't just do the problems either, she explained them. She knows all the little tricks about the SAT questions that I had never realized before. Her constant communication with me over email and availability made it possible for a highly active high school student to meet with her once a week. Perhaps, most importantly, she really cared about helping me. She gave me notebooks full of the problems we did and was always available over email or by phone to answer questions. I can not thank her enough.
My son got an A on his FINAL EXAM after 4 sessions with TINA! My Husband and I are very happy we gave her a chance!
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I have taught Algebra 1 for over 10 years. I have several worksheets developed to help students gain confidence.
I love teaching Algebra 2! I have methods that I would love to share that enable you to check your answers so that you can know you are correct. I really enjoy teaching students new ways in which they can use their graphing calculators (TI-83 plus or higher). While we are studying Alg 2 we can work on other skills needed for the SAT test.
Advanced Geometry was the course in college that I really excelled in since I am a visual learner. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoy the visual problems that involve algebra. Proofs are the other aspect of Geometry. They are also important, so I will help your student think logically so that they understand the order in which they need to order their proof statements.
Pre-Algebra is an important stepping stone to lay a solid foundation for the rest of your students mathematics. I know what is involved in Alg1, 2 and beyond so I teach Pre-Algebra with the future in mind so that they can make the future connections. Students need repetition so encourage your student to do as many different typed of problems for the same skill so that they can experience all the aspects of that skill. I would visit websites that have interactive games to reinforce skills. Upon our first contact I will give you the names of websites I recommend.
Preparing students for the SAT is so satisfying because when the scores improve everyone is so thankful. THe hard work and hours to prepare really pays off in scholarships! You need to expose yourself to a large amount of SAT math problems. Make certain you do the practice test. When we meet I will give you 4 worksheets of 25 problems. I have taken the most popular problems and divided them into their 4 different categories so that you can see the similarities within each discipline. You need to time yourself when you are practicing the tests to achieve the speed needed to make quick decisions on how to start the problems.
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