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Tina S.

Easton, PA

$35/hr

Patient, Experienced Certified HS Math, SAT & ACT Tutor

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Background check passed as of 7/14/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
217 Ratings
 
 
3hrs Response Time
Incredibly Helpful!
— Elizabeth, Lebanon, PA on 9/18/13

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East Stroudsburg University
Wilkes University
Master's

Education

East Stroudsburg University

Wilkes University (Master's)

About Tina

I am a lifelong resident of Williams Twp (Easton). I have my masters degree and have taught high school math in public & private schools since 2000 as my second career after working for 14 yrs in HVAC piping design for Victaulic Company. I am currently homeschooling my children and really love tutoring math for WyzAnt because I have helped so many students reach their goals. Making parents and students happy is very rewarding!!

If you are not happy for ANY reason at all with our tutoring session, PLEASE just let me know and I will not charge you for the session. I feel that I am a straight forward, step by step instructor. I really do understand why many people struggle with math and try to explain things in several different ways until I find out which way makes sense to the student. Building a strong math foundation is important. Understanding math is very similar to learning an instrument or a different language. It is hard in the beginning. But, with practice and by taking the advise of a tutor, you will eventually get it, IF you do not give up. The more math you have, the more options & opportunities you will have.

One on one tutoring is a great investment IF your student is willing to:
1) Read the examples in the book and try themselves to get the answer in the example.
2) Try their math problems first and show ALL their work. Then, ask questions when you do not understand an explanation. Do not be shy since you need to make sure that you get it.
3) Get used to the fact that you will not understand everything the first time. Do not give up or blame your teacher. Just keep asking me questions and showing me what you tried.

Please contact me today so that we can get started as soon as possible. We can accomplish a lot in 1 hour!
I am a lifelong resident of Williams Twp (Easton). I have my masters degree and have taught high school math in public & private schools since 2000 as my second career after working for 14 yrs in HVAC piping design for Victaulic Company. I am currently homeschooling my children and really love Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required

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.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Easton, PA 18042
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Incredibly Helpful!"

- Elizabeth, Lebanon, PA on 9/18/13

"Very good"

- Vangie, Easton, PA on 7/30/15

"Good teaching abilities "

- Sunitha, Bethlehem, PA on 6/24/15

"Very nice person, just didn't work on the problems in Algebra that Alyssa is having."

- Michelle, Easton, PA on 2/17/15
Tina replied on 2/19/2015

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.

"Great tutor"

- Irene, Flemington, NJ on 10/26/14

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Jim, Hellertown, PA on 9/1/14

"What a delight!"

- Madeleine, Bethlehem, PA on 7/21/14

"Sooo helpful!"

- Peggy, Bethlehem, PA on 11/26/13

"Very Patient and Dedicated Tutor! Overall Great Tutor!"

- Zachary, Catasauqua, PA on 11/4/13

"Great Tutor!!"

- Christa, Easton, PA on 5/4/13

"I am breathing easier."

- Mark, Easton, PA on 1/21/13

"We saw an immediate improvement in math skills"

- Susan, Stewartsville, NJ on 1/8/13

"Wonderful teacher"

- Rigaud, Phillipsburg, NJ on 1/2/13

"A tutor with a plan of action... what a relief!"

- Christina, Stewartsville, NJ on 11/9/12

"EXCELLENT Tutor"

- Geo, Asbury, NJ on 6/12/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Business:
GRE
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math,
SSAT

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Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 for over 10 years. I have several worksheets developed to help students gain confidence.

Algebra 2

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.

Geometry

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.

Prealgebra

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.

SAT Math

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.

East Stroudsburg University
Wilkes University
Master's

Education

East Stroudsburg University

Wilkes University (Master's)

Incredibly Helpful! — 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 ...

— Elizabeth, Lebanon, PA on 9/18/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

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.

Travel policy

Tina will travel within 10 miles of Easton, PA 18042.

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