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Tabitha D.

Experienced High School Tutor Specializing in Algebra

Experienced High School Tutor Specializing in Algebra

$35/hour

About Tabitha


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I’m Tabitha! I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a focus in Mathematics. In high school I saw that most of my teachers didn’t explain mathematical concepts very well, so I had to teach myself. That helped me to understand WHY math works the way that it does. It truly gave me a passion for math that I enjoy sharing with others! That experience has shaped my method of tutoring. If one explanation doesn’t help a student, I try to find another way to show and...

I’m Tabitha! I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a focus in Mathematics. In high school I saw that most of my teachers didn’t explain mathematical concepts very well, so I had to teach myself. That helped me to understand WHY math works the way that it does. It truly gave me a passion for math that I enjoy sharing with others! That experience has shaped my method of tutoring. If one explanation doesn’t help a student, I try to find another way to show and explain the concept until I find the way that will help the individual student best!

I worked as a substitute teacher in multiple high schools for five years. During that time, I had several long term math assignments in which I taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, Probability and Statistics, AP Calculus, and SAT Prep. During that time I came to appreciate that the best way I can help a student is to work with him or her one-on-one so that I can customize the material to his or her individual needs. So I decided to focus on tutoring.

I have over 10 years of experience as a math tutor. For the last three years, I have regularly tutored math and reading, with a company, to students whose ages ranged from Kindergarten through College freshman. During that time, I have developed a routine that helps me to get to know the students well so I know how to help them: during the first session or two, I ask a lot of questions to find out what foundations the student knows. That helps me figure out what background topics I need to cover with the student, and in what way, to really help him or her understand what he or she is working on currently.

During the last two years I have also been the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager with that same company. I have learned how to customize a curriculum to fit each student so he or she learns the quickest and most efficient way to work each problem. I encourage several test taking strategies while I reinforce the topics that the student will see on the SAT or ACT. I have personally seen up to a 290 point increase on the SAT and a 10 point increase on the ACT with students that I have worked with.

I love seeing a student’s joy when he or she understands a concept that was previously a struggle; it’s what I call the “ah-ha” moment. I love seeing a student’s confidence grow and watching him or her succeed. I do understand that it can be hard to find the right fit at times, so I would be happy to answer any questions before scheduling a lesson. I am easy to reach and will respond to your message ASAP.


Education

University of South Carolina Upstate
Secondary Education

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Spanish

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of ACT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including English. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 4 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 10 points!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of ACT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Reading. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 4 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 10 points!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of SAT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Reading. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 150 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 290 points!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of SAT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Writing. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 150 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 290 points!
Grammar

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I understand why and how Algebra works! Algebra is my favorite math! I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Algebra 1. Most of my students like how I explain Algebra in simple ways.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I understand why and how Algebra works! Algebra is my favorite math! I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Algebra 2. Most of my students like how I explain Algebra in simple ways.
Geometry,

Geometry

I understand why Geometry works! I took several College level Geometry classes to get my Bachelors degree in Secondary Mathematics. I taught all levels of Geometry (Applied, CP, and Honors) during several of my long term substitute assignments.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is one of the most important math classes. It is the foundation for Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, and beyond. If a student gets a solid foundation in Prealgebra, all of the other math classes will be easier. I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Prealgebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I understand why and how Precalculus works! Precalculus is like a puzzle-it takes the pieces from Algebra and puts them together in a more complete picture. It puts the Algebra skills to use. I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Precalculus at the CP and Honors level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of SAT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Math. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 150 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 290 points!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of SAT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Reading. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 150 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 290 points!
Spanish

Language

Spanish

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of ACT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Math. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 4 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 10 points!
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I understand why and how Algebra works! Algebra is my favorite math! I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Algebra 1. Most of my students like how I explain Algebra in simple ways.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I understand why and how Algebra works! Algebra is my favorite math! I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Algebra 2. Most of my students like how I explain Algebra in simple ways.
Geometry,

Geometry

I understand why Geometry works! I took several College level Geometry classes to get my Bachelors degree in Secondary Mathematics. I taught all levels of Geometry (Applied, CP, and Honors) during several of my long term substitute assignments.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is one of the most important math classes. It is the foundation for Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, and beyond. If a student gets a solid foundation in Prealgebra, all of the other math classes will be easier. I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Prealgebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I understand why and how Precalculus works! Precalculus is like a puzzle-it takes the pieces from Algebra and puts them together in a more complete picture. It puts the Algebra skills to use. I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Precalculus at the CP and Honors level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of SAT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Math. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 150 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 290 points!
Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I understand why and how Algebra works! Algebra is my favorite math! I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Algebra 1. Most of my students like how I explain Algebra in simple ways.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I understand why and how Algebra works! Algebra is my favorite math! I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Algebra 2. Most of my students like how I explain Algebra in simple ways.
Geometry,

Geometry

I understand why Geometry works! I took several College level Geometry classes to get my Bachelors degree in Secondary Mathematics. I taught all levels of Geometry (Applied, CP, and Honors) during several of my long term substitute assignments.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is one of the most important math classes. It is the foundation for Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, and beyond. If a student gets a solid foundation in Prealgebra, all of the other math classes will be easier. I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Prealgebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I understand why and how Precalculus works! Precalculus is like a puzzle-it takes the pieces from Algebra and puts them together in a more complete picture. It puts the Algebra skills to use. I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Precalculus at the CP and Honors level.
Spanish

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of ACT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Science. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 4 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 10 points!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I understand why and how Algebra works! Algebra is my favorite math! I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Algebra 1. Most of my students like how I explain Algebra in simple ways.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I understand why and how Algebra works! Algebra is my favorite math! I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring Algebra 2. Most of my students like how I explain Algebra in simple ways.
Geometry,

Geometry

I understand why Geometry works! I took several College level Geometry classes to get my Bachelors degree in Secondary Mathematics. I taught all levels of Geometry (Applied, CP, and Honors) during several of my long term substitute assignments.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of SAT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Math. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 150 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 290 points!
GED, Spanish

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of ACT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including English. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 4 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 10 points!
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of ACT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Math. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 4 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 10 points!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of ACT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Reading. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 4 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 10 points!
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of ACT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Science. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 4 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 10 points!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of SAT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Math. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 150 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 290 points!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of SAT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Reading. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 150 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 290 points!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have worked as the SAT/ACT Instruction Manager at a tutoring company for the last two years. Some of my responsibilities were tutoring all subjects of SAT and creating customized curriculums for each of my students, including Writing. As the manager, I personally saw an average of 150 points improvement with all of my students. The largest improvement I saw was 290 points!
GED, SSAT

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Tabitha has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 65 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Tabitha D.

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