NMSU (Geological Sciences)
Oregon State University (Master's)
Hi, my name is Lynn and I am looking for tutoring jobs in math and science. I hold a BS in geological sciences, worked for five years as a cartographer for the defense department, and hold a MS in oceanography. I've tutored chemistry at Linn Benton Community College in Oregon. While living in New Mexico I was a substitute teacher for four years for Las Cruces Public Schools, and enjoyed working with kids at all grade levels (K-12). This period included two long term positions working on a one-to-one basis with students who had been temporarily removed from their regular classroom setting. My goal is to enable flexibility in thinking about a problem, a skill that is harder to convey when addressing a large group of kids. In this way, tutors can be especially useful as an adjunct learning and teaching tool.
Hi, my name is Lynn and I am looking for tutoring jobs in math and science. I hold a BS in geological sciences, worked for five years as a cartographer for the defense department, and hold a MS in oceanography. I've tutored chemistry at Linn Benton Community College in Oregon. While living in New Mexico I was a substitute teacher for four years
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As a science major, I've applied it rigorously in my science work as an undergraduate and later while working advanced mathematics in grad school. That's not saying much because when working toward a solution in physics or any other application, whatever mathematical operations are used, they will be couched in algebraic operations. As a substitute teacher I worked with many kids in algebra I and II problems.
I will also say that in my experience as a substitute teacher, kids are often taught first how to find the solution with their calculators before they even are taught the principles of, say, completing the square. No wonder they need help.
Algebra II is working with linear and nonlinear systems of equations, using deterministic and graphical techniques in solving them. Other concepts such as logarithms, exponents and elements of probability and statistical theory are often introduced. I've subbed many algebra I&II courses where kids are overwhelmed by these concepts, often because they are not taught to work solutions by hand. This is one observation I've made working as a sub that can be useful when working with students as a tutor, and as a tutor I'd apply all my knowledge of what goes on in the classroom to helping a student who is struggling.
As two of the four years that I worked in the Las Cruces Public Schools system were full time, many days were spent teaching elementary grades. In these classes practically all subjects are taught in the same room, so there were a lot of days that I guided kids in their subjects, including math and science. They often require much more guidance in those ages than later so tutoring experience comes with the job.