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Tina S.

Easton, PA

$44/hour

Patient, Experienced Certified HS Math, SAT & ACT Tutor

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Background check passed as of 7/15/14
4.9 average from 311 ratings
Incredibly Helpful!
— Elizabeth, Lebanon, PA on 9/19/13

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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.

The true success of the tutoring is in the hands of your student. Students who obviously are not interested in getting help will not gain much at all. I will try my best to motivate them. But, because of the few spots I have for new students, I am interested in those who are going to really TRY their best. Students can show me that they are interested by trying problems and showing me their work so that I can see for myself what step they are struggling with. I need to see if it is a careless error or that they are misunderstanding the concept. If the student will not put in the effort, the parent needs to understand that there is not much I can do. Watching me do math for an hour will not help them improve. I need to see them try the math much like when you place music for your music teacher at a lesson.

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.

The true success of the tutoring is in the hands of your student.
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Cancellation
1 hour notice required

$30/hr tutoring at my home. $35/hr limited tutoring hours at an office at a karate studio in Bethlehem Twp or Panera. Ask me about summer daytime discounts!

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

"Incredibly Helpful!"

- Elizabeth, Lebanon, PA on 9/19/13

"Excellent, knowledgeable, patient tutor"

- Susan, Easton, PA on 6/29/16

"Increased Math ACT from 20 to 26...thanks Tina!!!"

- Brian, Northampton, PA on 4/25/16

"Very helpful and made me feel comfortable"

- Matthew, Bethlehem, PA on 2/9/16

"Great"

- Karen, Easton, PA on 1/13/16

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Michelle, Easton, PA on 11/30/15

"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 2/18/15
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 10/27/14

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Jim, Hellertown, PA on 9/2/14

"What a delight!"

- Madeleine, Bethlehem, PA on 7/22/14

"Sooo helpful!"

- Peggy, Bethlehem, PA on 11/27/13

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

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

"Great Tutor!!"

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

"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 11/10/12

"EXCELLENT Tutor"

- Geo, Asbury, NJ on 6/12/12
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB,
GMAT,
GRE,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SSAT
Business:
GMAT,
GRE

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ACT Math

I only want students who will actively do the practice work before each lesson. My advise is to only use the official ACT practice book. The other practice books cannot plagiarize the test and do not read like the test. Also, to go to the official ACT website listed as actstudent asap and have your student go to the test prep section and try and complete the 5 modules for the math section. Contact me and I can give you any other information that I have gathered on this new test. I believe one on one tutoring far exceeds the big expensive ACT classes. With your student's effort and my guidance, he or she will improve their score as well as help their math foundation for current and future math classes.

Algebra 1

I only want students who will try the homework, read the examples in their book and take notes. I have taught Algebra 1 Since 2000. If you are willing to do the work before you come and see me, then I will do everything I can to help you understand.

Algebra 2

I am looking for students who really are trying to learn. They take notes and are willing to try the problems in their textbook. 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 and or ACT test.

ASVAB

Please note that I only am able to help with the Math portion of the ASVAB. My advice is to do as many math practice questions as you can before we meet. That way, I can see clearly from our first meeting how much work we need to do. Kahn academy has some good free tutorials that will explain some of the math skills. Also I like the website purple math to help explain some skills. I am honored to help you on your journey to serve our country.

Geometry

I am interested in helping students who are taking notes, trying their homework and care about learning. 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.

GMAT

Please note that I can only help you with the Math portion of the GMAT. Before we start I would get a practice book and complete as many of the math questions as possible. I look forward to helping you prepare for this test. Please let me know what date you plan to take the test.

GRE

Please note that I only help prepare for the math portion of the GRE. Before we meet, I would ask you to do as many practice math problems as possible so that I can see on our first meeting how much work we need to do.

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.

PSAT

Begin preparing by first completing your practice booklet. Come and see me to go over problems missed. I can give you all of the important newest information.

SAT Math

The March 2016 New SAT is very different from previous tests. My advice is to only use the NEW official Collegeboard practice book with four tests. I believe one on one tutoring far exceeds the big expensive SAT classes. With your student's effort and my guidance, he or she will improve their score as well as help their math foundation for current and future math classes.

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 9/19/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $44.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

$30/hr tutoring at my home. $35/hr limited tutoring hours at an office at a karate studio in Bethlehem Twp or Panera. Ask me about summer daytime discounts!

Travel policy

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