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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Sociology)
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Enrolled)
I specialize in developing and reinforcing students understanding of basic math concepts. I have twelve years experience teaching middle school students along with 20 years of coaching experience at the recreational (baseball, basketball) Middle School ( basketball) and High School levels (baseball, football). My primary strength as a teacher is my ability to connect and communicate with my students. Learning in my classroom takes on a face of its own as I tailor each lesson to my students interests.
My focus in the classroom combines skill development of basic concepts and student interests along with a variety of real world applications that make student learning a continual process after you leave the classroom/ tutoring session. Whether the need is Pre-Algebra or core concept building I will keep you challenged and involved throughout the learning process and beyond with regular formative assessments to gauge learning and structured feedback to guide future sessions.
As a Pre-Algebra tutor I focus on the core concepts requisite for success in Algebra. Requiring students to become better writers within the content is a focus that will help prepare all learners to express their understanding rather than just memorizing algorithms and taking tests. A pre-planned curriculum will address the students needs while it strengthens their understanding of real world examples within the content area of Pre-Algebra. Each lesson will have a strict focus on how the concepts that are taught are tied into the real world events.
My experiences as a coach have helped me develop the necessary skills to connect with my students on a personal level. Having skills that help me identify specific weaknesses in a students skillset comes from a number of years of coaching and game planning. With clear goals and objectives to attain my coaching has helped me develop the game planning skills necessary to put my students on the road to success.
My strengths as an elementary math tutor lie in my ability to connect with my students on a personal level creating a feeling of comfort and acceptance that allows the student to open up and express their true misunderstandings. Having accomplished this and won the trust of the student it is more likely the student will work hard to maintain that relationship. A hands on focus to learning the content is used with my elementary students to help support the basic needs of the individual. All lessons are planned with built in assessments to gauge student learning, progress and areas of future need.
If you are looking for more than just a teacher to help your child get past the MATH barrier I offer proven results as a seasoned classroom teacher and coach of 20 years. I have developed a system that allows students to address their flaws in basic content knowledge while building a better understanding of the meaning behind the numbers. Each lesson I teach will have real life connections as a support to the basic content being taught. All of my students are able to speak in every day terms about what it is they are learning and how they will use it to assist them in future lessons or in their lives present or future. This approach allows students to attain a level of comfort that is often times difficult to grasp in the classroom Contact me to experience a different way of learning and feel like you are actively engaged in the process, not being instructed to listen. I specialize in developing and reinforcing students understanding of basic math concepts. I have twelve years experience teaching middle school students along with 20 years of coaching experience at the recreational (… Read more
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