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Clare K.

Math through Algebra 2, SAT, GRE, ACT. Building foundations!

Math through Algebra 2, SAT, GRE, ACT. Building foundations!

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  • 557 hours tutoring

About Clare


Bio

I'm back, now in Greer. After a few years off to care for my parents, I spent the last two years teaching at a local middle school teaching Algebra, prealgebra and 6th grade math. Now, I'm back to tutoring!

I have always loved Mathematics and Algebra and feel strongly that, it is the subject to "teach" you how to think. It is also the basis for many of the sciences such as Chemistry, Physics, etc.

As a former mechanical Engineer for General Electric (8 years) I graduated Magna Cum Laude...

I'm back, now in Greer. After a few years off to care for my parents, I spent the last two years teaching at a local middle school teaching Algebra, prealgebra and 6th grade math. Now, I'm back to tutoring!

I have always loved Mathematics and Algebra and feel strongly that, it is the subject to "teach" you how to think. It is also the basis for many of the sciences such as Chemistry, Physics, etc.

As a former mechanical Engineer for General Electric (8 years) I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Central New England College and also did some graduate classes at WPI.
After homeschooling and teaching math privately, I turned to tutoring and then to teaching middle school math at a local school.

I believe a Math student needs to have understanding of the principles and sometimes that may involve backing up a bit. "Getting it" is everything!

I Teach to learn. I teach to succeed. I teach to think.

So give me the chance to do this for you.

This will make all the difference in your SAT scores, too!


Education

Central New England College
BS Mechanical Eng. Tech.
Worcester Polytechinc Institute, MA US
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

Elementary Math is often the source of later problems in Math. It is so critical that concepts are understood and that exercises are practiced. Addition is putting together; subtraction is taking away. Multiplication is repeated addition and division is repeated subtraction. With younger children in particular, manipulatives and pictures and "building it" are very important. I developed my own "job chart Math" with my children when they were young and non-traditional Math such as that can be a great addition to curriculum (or a substitution for some children). Word problems are very important and I have developed my own word problem rules to set a pattern of success. Lots of practice with fractions is absolutely necessary prior to Algebra. Don't wait until a child is struggling in Algebra before you get help. From Fact families to fractions and radicals I can help your child get grounded in Math through 8th grade.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is a very exciting course; here we begin abstract thinking. But a good grounding in the fundamental math operations and problem solving techniques are critical. Being well practiced in these earlier concepts including fractions and factoring are absolutely necessary. Trouble in Algebra could indicate some lack of prior concepts and we may need to find this so that we can move forward successfully. Success in Algebra is also critical to good SAT scores - and good SAT scores get scholarships. Word problems are very important and I have established my own "word problem rules" to help students succeed. I am very focused on the little things and taking baby steps as we work through solutions. It's no fun being lost... we all hate that; my approach to success is slow and steady wins the race. I have two children in college who have encouraged me to teach or tutor Math for a long time. They lived through the "word problem rules" and the "show your work or no credit" and now brag to their peers who wish they had had a teacher like me. They got to college and saw how lost many of their peers are because of poor grounding in the concepts. I don't want that to happen to you. If it already has, we need to find what is missing so that you can move on successfully and you CAN!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2, of course builds on Algebra 1 and takes it further. Trouble in either Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 could indicate some holes in the foundation principles and practice of them. Sometimes we need to sure up foundation cracks before we move on. Success in Algebra is critical to good SAT scores - and good SAT scores get scholarships. I am very focused on the little things and taking baby steps as we work through solutions. I'll say it over and over: "show your work".
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Middle school Math builds on primary knowledge and skills and then prepares the student's mind for Algebra. Firm grounding in all of the elementary principles is essential to moving on. Next comes early algebra and I always focus on methods and showing your work and understanding "why" you did that. Please read my other Math subject's description also.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Strengthen your math skills and drive up your SAT math score for college acceptance and scholarship awards.
Geometry

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is a very exciting course; here we begin abstract thinking. But a good grounding in the fundamental math operations and problem solving techniques are critical. Being well practiced in these earlier concepts including fractions and factoring are absolutely necessary. Trouble in Algebra could indicate some lack of prior concepts and we may need to find this so that we can move forward successfully. Success in Algebra is also critical to good SAT scores - and good SAT scores get scholarships. Word problems are very important and I have established my own "word problem rules" to help students succeed. I am very focused on the little things and taking baby steps as we work through solutions. It's no fun being lost... we all hate that; my approach to success is slow and steady wins the race. I have two children in college who have encouraged me to teach or tutor Math for a long time. They lived through the "word problem rules" and the "show your work or no credit" and now brag to their peers who wish they had had a teacher like me. They got to college and saw how lost many of their peers are because of poor grounding in the concepts. I don't want that to happen to you. If it already has, we need to find what is missing so that you can move on successfully and you CAN!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2, of course builds on Algebra 1 and takes it further. Trouble in either Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 could indicate some holes in the foundation principles and practice of them. Sometimes we need to sure up foundation cracks before we move on. Success in Algebra is critical to good SAT scores - and good SAT scores get scholarships. I am very focused on the little things and taking baby steps as we work through solutions. I'll say it over and over: "show your work".
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Middle school Math builds on primary knowledge and skills and then prepares the student's mind for Algebra. Firm grounding in all of the elementary principles is essential to moving on. Next comes early algebra and I always focus on methods and showing your work and understanding "why" you did that. Please read my other Math subject's description also.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Strengthen your math skills and drive up your SAT math score for college acceptance and scholarship awards.
Geometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is a very exciting course; here we begin abstract thinking. But a good grounding in the fundamental math operations and problem solving techniques are critical. Being well practiced in these earlier concepts including fractions and factoring are absolutely necessary. Trouble in Algebra could indicate some lack of prior concepts and we may need to find this so that we can move forward successfully. Success in Algebra is also critical to good SAT scores - and good SAT scores get scholarships. Word problems are very important and I have established my own "word problem rules" to help students succeed. I am very focused on the little things and taking baby steps as we work through solutions. It's no fun being lost... we all hate that; my approach to success is slow and steady wins the race. I have two children in college who have encouraged me to teach or tutor Math for a long time. They lived through the "word problem rules" and the "show your work or no credit" and now brag to their peers who wish they had had a teacher like me. They got to college and saw how lost many of their peers are because of poor grounding in the concepts. I don't want that to happen to you. If it already has, we need to find what is missing so that you can move on successfully and you CAN!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2, of course builds on Algebra 1 and takes it further. Trouble in either Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 could indicate some holes in the foundation principles and practice of them. Sometimes we need to sure up foundation cracks before we move on. Success in Algebra is critical to good SAT scores - and good SAT scores get scholarships. I am very focused on the little things and taking baby steps as we work through solutions. I'll say it over and over: "show your work".
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Middle school Math builds on primary knowledge and skills and then prepares the student's mind for Algebra. Firm grounding in all of the elementary principles is essential to moving on. Next comes early algebra and I always focus on methods and showing your work and understanding "why" you did that. Please read my other Math subject's description also.
Geometry

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is a very exciting course; here we begin abstract thinking. But a good grounding in the fundamental math operations and problem solving techniques are critical. Being well practiced in these earlier concepts including fractions and factoring are absolutely necessary. Trouble in Algebra could indicate some lack of prior concepts and we may need to find this so that we can move forward successfully. Success in Algebra is also critical to good SAT scores - and good SAT scores get scholarships. Word problems are very important and I have established my own "word problem rules" to help students succeed. I am very focused on the little things and taking baby steps as we work through solutions. It's no fun being lost... we all hate that; my approach to success is slow and steady wins the race. I have two children in college who have encouraged me to teach or tutor Math for a long time. They lived through the "word problem rules" and the "show your work or no credit" and now brag to their peers who wish they had had a teacher like me. They got to college and saw how lost many of their peers are because of poor grounding in the concepts. I don't want that to happen to you. If it already has, we need to find what is missing so that you can move on successfully and you CAN!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2, of course builds on Algebra 1 and takes it further. Trouble in either Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 could indicate some holes in the foundation principles and practice of them. Sometimes we need to sure up foundation cracks before we move on. Success in Algebra is critical to good SAT scores - and good SAT scores get scholarships. I am very focused on the little things and taking baby steps as we work through solutions. I'll say it over and over: "show your work".
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Strengthen your math skills and drive up your SAT math score for college acceptance and scholarship awards.
Geometry

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

Strengthen your math skills and drive up your SAT math score for college acceptance and scholarship awards.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Patient tutor that builds students confidence

Clare has tutored my 11th grade daughter in Algebra 2 and Chemistry two days per week for the past three weeks. Clare is patient, comes prepared, and is able to keep my daughter focused on the assignments given. Clare is building my daughters confidence and makes learning even the toughest courses fun!

Jackie, 17 lessons with Clare

Such a great and patient tutor

Clare is so great! We hired her to help our daughter in math and she has been so patient with her! Our daughter is gaining more confidence in her math skills and we have Clare to thank!

SYLVIA, 10 lessons with Clare

Knowledgeable, Patient, Thorough

I am extremely thankful for Clare's help with our son in Algebra 1. With her thorough understanding of mathematics, she has identified where more practice was needed in the curriculum we were using. She makes sure the student understands concepts before proceeding. I also appreciated that Clare was so easy to schedule with and made us feel welcome to ask questions through email if it was necessary between our tutoring sessions. I can see that our son gained confidence and encouragement in Algebra, which has been a blessing in itself!

Susie, 11 lessons with Clare

Great teacher!

Clare not only teaches what is assigned today, she patiently finds the gaps left from previous learning and makes sure to fill those gaps before she goes forward. Great teacher!

Mary, 13 lessons with Clare

1st meeting a success!

Thanks for a great first meeting Clare! I am so thankful to be getting started with you. My son was happy with today's class, and we look forward to seeing you Wednesday!

Cindy, 7 lessons with Clare

Highly Reccommend for GRE Prep

Mrs. K is very thorough and prepared. She easily adjusts and teaches the student both through her method and any different approach the student may take to solve the math problem. She also lets the student know their strengths and weaknesses which is very important for prepping for this specific test. I would highly recommend her for any student studying for the GRE.

Kris, 5 lessons with Clare

Excellent tutor!

Clare is an excellent tutor! Meticulous in making sure all aspects of math are covered and done well! Patient and thoroughly going through all Joseph's work. A great job!

Tracey, 52 lessons with Clare

Very Patient

Clare is always so patient with my daughter. My daughter says that she understands Clare's explanations, and she is helping her get back on track quickly.

Nancy, 17 lessons with Clare

Logical and thorough

This homeschooling mom has been thrilled with Mrs. K. She logically and thoroughly presents math to my son. She also holds us accountable for completing what is assigned. Result? A kid that understands and is interested in the subject and a mom who doesn't feel like she is short changing her son. Great choice.

Audrey, 30 lessons with Clare
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