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Dottie B.

Chattanooga, TN

$45/hour

Patient and knowledgeable Ivy League Math Tutor

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20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/3/13
4.4 average from 5 ratings
Dottie is awesome!
— Wendy, Lookout Mountain, GA on 10/9/13

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The University of TN - Knoxville
University of TN at Chattanooga
Master's

Education

The University of TN - Knoxville

University of TN at Chattanooga (Master's)

About Dottie

I have taught math for the past forty years. I have a love for teaching math to students and adults desiring to learn the concepts of math. I have taught college students and adults, high school students, middle school students, as well as individuals.

My experience has been with both private and public schools. I taught college math for twenty years at the University of Tennessee Chattanoga as an adjunct professor. I also taught upper math classes in the Hamilton County Schools as well as tutoring students with math deficiencies after school. I taught Algebra 2 at Girls Preparatory School and GED classes at Chattanooga State Community College.

Students have been able to comprehend concepts never grasped before due to methods I have used for their special learning abilities. I can usually have a person understanding concepts in less than a month. The reason I can do this is because I ask questions and listen to the response. I can then spot the trouble in their wrong way of thinking.

I guarantee success for anyone wishing to learn math. Once you understand the concepts then you can apply your knowledge to everyday math problems and life situations. By doing this you will excel in school and in your work place.

Let me show you how to not only like math, but to love math! I am a firm believer that math can be understood if you have a teacher that loves math and loves teaching math. If you are receptive to learning math or if you think you cannot learn math...give me a chance to prove you can and will learn math!



I have taught math for the past forty years. I have a love for teaching math to students and adults desiring to learn the concepts of math. I have taught college students and adults, high school students, middle school students, as well as individuals.

My experience has been with both private and public schools. I taught college math
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"Dottie is awesome!"

- Wendy, Lookout Mountain, GA on 10/9/13
Dottie replied on 10/28/2013

Wendy, thank you for your kind feedback. I know she will make a higher score on her math ACT test. I wish her the best as she takes the exam. She has shown a great improvement in her math grades, and she deserves 'kudos' from all of us. Again thank you, Dottie B.

"Truly delightful!"

- Merrilee, Ringgold, GA on 12/8/13

"Great Tutor"

- Lisa ann, Signal Mountain, TN on 10/28/13
Dottie replied on 10/28/2013

Lisa Ann,

I didn't know that Isabel made a 70 for her final exam grade. I can not take all the credit for this. Isabel's teacher gave me concepts to teach Isabel and Isabel was diligent in learning and applying these learned concepts. I know she will surprise her teacher and herself by being the 'most improved student' in her class by the end of this school year!!

Thanks for your kind feedback,

"Thank you Ms Dottie!!!!"

- Antonio, Chattanooga, TN on 4/1/13
Dottie replied on 4/2/2013

Antonio,

I'm so proud of you. I knew you could pass the GED, I just wasn't sure if you knew it!!

Please keep me posted on your success at ChattState. I'm not sure what Industrial Electricity involves, but I'm sure mathematics will be very much in the picture!!

Thank you for your very kind message.

Science:
ACT Science,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
ASVAB,
GED,
GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PSAT,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Finance, GMAT, GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

The ACT (American College Test) and SAT are the two standardized tests accepted by most colleges and universities for admissions purposes. The ACT tends to be more popular in the South and Midwest. The exam has a multiple choice section covering math, English, reading, and science. It also has an optional writing test in which students plan and write a short essay.

ACT Math

The American College Test (ACT) and SAT are the two standardized tests accepted by most colleges and universities for admissions purposes. The ACT tends to be more popular in the South and Midwest. The exam has a multiple choice section covering math, English, reading, and science. It also has an optional writing test in which you plan and write a short essay.

ACT Reading

The ACT (American College Test) and SAT are the two standardized tests accepted by most colleges and universities for admissions purposes. The ACT tends to be more popular in the South and Midwest. The exam has a multiple choice section covering math, English, reading, and science. It also has an optional writing test in which students plan and write a short essay.

ACT Science

The ACT (American College Test) and the SAT are the two standardized tests accepted by most colleges and universities for admission purposes. The ACT tends to be more popular in the South and Midwest. The exam has a multiple choice section covering math, English and science. It also has an optional writing test in which the students plan and write a short essay.

Algebra 1

Algebra is essentially arithmetic with some of the numbers replaced by letters or variables. Initially, algebra referred to equation solving, but now it encompasses the language of algebra and the patterns of reasoning. The rules of algebra are basically the same as the rules for arithmetic.

Algebra 2

For Algebra 2, your knowledge of the following fundamental ideas is assumed. They are: Natural numbers, Whole numbers, Integers, Rational numbers, Irrational numbers, Real numbers, Rules for positive and negative numbers, Exponents and Logarithms, Grouping symbols, Order of operations, Scientific notation, and Absolute value.

ASVAB

The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple- aptitude test battery in the world. It was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in the military occupations. Since its introduction in 1968, the ASVAB has been the subject of extensive research. Numerous validation studies indicate the ASVAB assesses academic ability and predicts success in a wide variety of occupations. The test gives students a good sense of their verbal, math, and science and technical skills compared to other students in the same grade.

GED

The General Educational Development (GED) tests are a series of examinations designed to determine whether the person taking them has the literacy and computational skills equivalent to those of the upper two-thirds of the students currently graduating from high school in the United States. The tests measure broad concepts and general knowledge, not how well you remember details, precise definitions, or historical facts. Thus, the tests do not penalize persons lacking recent academic or classroom experience.

Geometry

I have taught geometry in high school. I have tutored tutored students in geometry on the ACT and the SAT tests. Also, I have tutored GED students in geometry.

Prealgebra

Before you can really understand algebra, you need to feel comfortable with basic mathematical operations and what is commonly called pre-algebra. Some of the essentials to get you ready for an easy transition in the world of algebra are as follows: properties of basic mathematical operations, multiplying and dividing using zero, powers and exponents, square roots and cube roots, approximating and simplifying square roots, signed numbers and fractions, decimals, percents and scientific notation.

Precalculus

I taught precalculus in the Hamilton County High Schools. I also taught college algebra at UTC for many years. Math is something I love and love to teach.

PSAT

I have tutored students for the PSAT, the SAT and the ACT. Since math is largely a part of the PSAT, my background in teaching math at UTC and in HCDE high school and middle school has given me the experience to help students pass the PSAT.

SAT Math

The SAT is the most widely used standardized test for college admissions. The exam is created and administered by College Board. It covers three subject areas: critical reading, mathematics and writing. Students have 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete the exam. Each section is worth 800 points, so the highest possible score is 2400. The exam is offered seven times a year: January, March, May, June, October, November and December. The SAT is designed to measure critical thinking and problem solving skills that are essential for success in college.

Study Skills

For the past 35 years I have been teaching and tutoring students in mathematics and science as well as GED, ACT and SAT tests. I have taught study skills to many unorganized students in middle school, high school and college. Where needed, I include organization skills along with how to study and where to study for the best results in learning. My experience has been with both private and public schools. I taught college math for twenty years at the University of Tennessee Chattanoga as an adjunct professor.

Trigonometry

I have taught math in high school and college. Trigonometry is included in algebra 3 courses in high school. Trigonometry is also included college algebra courses, which I have taught in the university.

The University of TN - Knoxville
University of TN at Chattanooga
Master's

Education

The University of TN - Knoxville

University of TN at Chattanooga (Master's)

Dottie is awesome!

Dottie has worked with my daughter on ACT math review. My daughter needs to bring her math score up, and Dottie has been working through math practice tests, helping her review and master all types of math concepts and problems. Dottie is pleasant to schedule with, and she has flexible availability.

— Wendy, Lookout Mountain, GA on 10/9/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Dottie will travel within 15 miles of Chattanooga, TN 37409.