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Austin, TX

$30/hour

Experienced Tutor in College and High School Math

Background check passed as of 9/19/14

$30/Hour


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University of Texa at Austin
Mathematics

Education

University of Texa at Austin (Mathematics)

About Jody

I tutored all levels of undergraduate mathematics at UT-Austin for 7 years, through UT's Learning Skills Center.

My experience includes tutoring both engineering and business calculus students, as well as students in differential equations. However, I also have helped students in pre-calculus, linear algebra, college algebra, and survey math courses outside of the sciences.

My tutoring goal is to determine what level of competency a student has with their mathematics course, and to provide tutoring that develops that competency with the material covered by their course - "find the student's ability, and work from there". I am willing to work with students who are struggling, as well as students who are exceptional.

When a student comes to a tutoring session, I prefer that they come prepared with questions about the text or class notes and/or a first attempt at any homework. However, if needed, I can also teach a math topic from scratch.
I tutored all levels of undergraduate mathematics at UT-Austin for 7 years, through UT's Learning Skills Center.

My experience includes tutoring both engineering and business calculus students, as well as students in differential equations. However, I also have helped students in pre-calculus, linear algebra, college algebra, and
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Group rate: $18/hour, paid by each student

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78745
Background Check: Passed
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

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ACT Math

Participated in various math and science competitions while in high school. Scored well on both ACT and SAT math sections. Learned about test-taking techniques and test anxiety while employed as a math tutor at UT Austin.

Algebra 1

Tutored all levels of college mathematics at UT-Austin for 7 years, through UT's Learning Skills Center.

Served as both student and teaching assistant for a UT course reviewing K-12 Math concepts, taken by secondary teaching candidates.

Earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, with coursework in secondary mathematics education.

Algebra 2

My most recent tutoring experience is tutoring both high school and college students through Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II; over the last ten years.

In addition I tutored all levels of college mathematics at UT-Austin for 7 years, through UT's Learning Skills Center.

I also served as both student and teaching assistant for a UT course reviewing K-12 Math concepts, taken by secondary teaching candidates.

Finally, I've earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, with coursework in secondary mathematics education.

Calculus

I was a participant in and teaching assistant for the Emerging Scholars calculus enrichment sections, offered at UT-Austin.

I tutored both business calculus and engineering/science calculus while at UT-Austin, for 7 years.

I really enjoy tutoring calculus, especially in areas where students typically stumble, such as applications of integration, and infinite series.

Differential Equations

I tutored Differential Equations for 5 years through UT's Learning Skills Center. I also earned a degree in Mathematics from UT, with course work in Real Analysis solidifying my strong background in calculus, which is a significant portion of the mathematics needed to understand Differential Equations.

Geometry

With regards to geometry, I have used the subject extensively in pre-calculus and calculus, both as a student and as a tutor. It comes up in other math courses, too, such as a "Proof Without Words" course that I took at UT-Austin that was shot through with Geometry Pictures, Theorems, and Proofs.

I have tutored all levels of college mathematics at UT-Austin for 7 years, through UT's Learning Skills Center.

In addition, I served as both student and teaching assistant for a UT course reviewing K-12 Math concepts, taken by secondary teaching candidates.

Finally, I earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, with coursework in secondary mathematics education.

Logic

I received training in logic primarily through proofs in mathematics classes taken at UT-Austin. I also received some additional training from philosophy classes on symbolic logic and Godel's Incompleteness Theorem.

Prealgebra

It is my belief that anyone can better understand math, with a patience and good guidance. So, I strive to find students' previous math capabilities, and build from there.

I have tutored all levels of college mathematics at UT-Austin for 7 years, through UT's Learning Skills Center.

In addition, I served as both student and teaching assistant for a UT course reviewing K-12 Math concepts, taken by secondary teaching candidates.

Finally I earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, with coursework in secondary mathematics education.

Precalculus

I'm quite proficient at calculus, through tutoring others in it for 7 years, where the students had all levels of mathematical ability. Because of that, I'm also very familiar with the material taught in pre-calculus which is usually assumed as a student's starting foundation, going in to calculus.

Finally, through my studies and competitions in mathematics, both in high school and in college, I have a fairly deep understanding of the algebra, geometry, and trigonometry concepts that are often developed further in pre-calculus.

SAT Math

Participated in various math and science competitions while in high school. Scored well on both ACT and SAT math sections. Learned about test-taking techniques and test anxiety while employed as a math tutor at UT Austin.

Trigonometry

I've used trigonometry extensively as both a student and tutor of engineering calculus and differential equations, as well as through physics. I think it's fun and interesting to verify trigonometric identities; and I'm fairly adept at mathematical proofs.

University of Texa at Austin
Mathematics

Education

University of Texa at Austin (Mathematics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Group rate: $18/hour, paid by each student

Travel policy

Jody will travel within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78745.