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Vernon G.

Mathematics tutor (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus)

Mathematics tutor (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus)

$42/hour

  • 886 hours tutoring

About Vernon


Bio

I have been a math tutor for five years. I also worked as a middle school math teacher in a high needs school for one year. I believe in the UPS - check method of solving problems. That is:
U - Understand the problem - what is being asked
P - Plan how you are going to solve the problem
S - Solve the problem
Check - Check your solution, particularly for reasonableness

I believe in giving the students the background so that they can understand how and why certain solution methods work. This...

I have been a math tutor for five years. I also worked as a middle school math teacher in a high needs school for one year. I believe in the UPS - check method of solving problems. That is:
U - Understand the problem - what is being asked
P - Plan how you are going to solve the problem
S - Solve the problem
Check - Check your solution, particularly for reasonableness

I believe in giving the students the background so that they can understand how and why certain solution methods work. This enables the student to apply these concepts to new problems they may encounter, and hopefully to internalize what they have learned to make the new knowledge acquired a part of themselves.

I am very good an explaining difficult concepts in novel ways either through word or visual pictures. I am also good at thoroughly explaining each step in problem solving.

I am very patient, and good at recognizing what is missing, when students do not understand a concept.


Education

Purdue University
BS Electrical Engr.
University of Texas
Region XIII Alternative Teacher Training Program
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $46
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Austin, TX 78748
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/23/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored a number of students preparing for both AP AB and BC calculus. I have also tutored a number of home schoolers in Calculus.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored a number of students preparing for both AP AB and BC calculus. I have also tutored a number of home schoolers in Calculus.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored a number of students preparing for both AP AB and BC calculus. I have also tutored a number of home schoolers in Calculus.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

Nursing

Science

Chemistry, Nursing

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored a number of students preparing for both AP AB and BC calculus. I have also tutored a number of home schoolers in Calculus.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

TAKS,

TAKS

The intent of the TAKS exam is to test some but not of the subject content objectives. My content area is math. I would utilize some of the released math TAKS exams to determine specific content knowledge and to determine where more reinforcement is needed. The goal would be to determine how to tackle specific content type problems and to review specific TAKS testing techniques in order to improve the probability of success.
TEAS,

TEAS

TEAS is the Test of Essential Academic Skills. Is is used as an entrance exam for nursing school, and is an excellent predictor of success in nursing school. This exam includes the following four sub-tests: The MATH sub-test covers whole numbers, metric conversions, fractions and decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion. The READING sub-test covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions. The ENGLISH sub-test measures knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, and spelling. The SCIENCE portion of the exam covers science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, basic physical principles, and general science. I have a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University. I completed Alternative Teacher Training Program from Region XIII in Austin, Tx. I have worked as a math teacher, teaching summer school Algebra I both sessions, and one year teaching 7th and 8th grade math. I have tutored students in preparation for taking the SAT and the ACT exams with excellent results. I have also tutored students preparing to take the ASVAB for military service also with excellent results.
ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (362 ratings)
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Reviews


excellent teacher

Vernon is a very patient and effective tutor He has no problem reviewing concepts that my son should have already mastered After every session my son says “Vernon’s the best”

Evan, 2 lessons with Vernon

Knowledgeable and patient

Algebra 2 My high school junior tutors weekly with Vernon. He does a great job breaking down math concepts and is very easy to work with. He has helped immensely I highly recommend Vernon

Veronica, 2 lessons with Vernon

Great session

Elaine was quite pleased with the tutoring session. Vernon has tutored our son in the past so we called on him again when our daughter started struggling. He's always calm and pleasant and puts the kids at ease so they are willing to ask questions. Thanks!

Sondra, 6 lessons with Vernon

Intelligent individual who knows what he is doing. Highly recommend

Vernon taught me what I needed to know to gain a better grasp on the concepts of calculus. Derivatives, antiderivatives, and conceptual problems. I highly recommend him.

Gage, 1 lesson with Vernon

The Best

Vernon is helping me with Pre Cal. My average scores have been in the high 90s, since working with him. He explains things again and again until you get it. He is patient, understanding and flexible. Thank you Vernon for all you do!!

Monica, 10 lessons with Vernon

Great Start

Vernon has been tutoring my son for this past fall and spring and he has done a fantastic job with him. Not only has his grades risen but also his confidence in math as well. I believe that Vernon’s approach to tutoring and his ability to help my son get comfortable with math has made all the difference in the world. I recommend him to any parent who has a child who might be anxious and stressed out about math!!!

Perry, 23 lessons with Vernon

Knowledgeable and patient

Vernon has been a great help with pre-calculus. Would highly recommend him if your child is struggling. His rates are very reasonable. His tutoring hours are very flexible.

Andre, 12 lessons with Vernon

Great tutor!

Vernon has a wonderful method of relating to my son and assessing how he learns best. My son has shown improvement and is more confident. I appreciate the fact that Vernon is always assessing my sons comprehension of the material he is helping him on and encouraging my son. We are so glad to have found Vernon as a tutor for my son!

Valentin, 5 lessons with Vernon

Great calculus tutor

This was my student's third time meeting with Vernon for Calculus. This session was just as helpful as the previous. Vernon is always patient and can explain multiple ways. My student's confidence is always improved after the tutoring, as well.

Sondra, 6 lessons with Vernon
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$42/hour

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Vernon G.

$42/hour

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Response time: 5 hours