Fordham University (History)
I'm a grad student at UT Austin, but before I came here, I was a teacher back home in Washington state and I've been seriously tutoring since 2013, helping students with math, history, and French language. With mathematics, I have taught students from 7th-12th grade in all subjects ranging from pre-algebra to pre-calculus and I recently began tutoring adults in the same subjects. With history, I've worked with high school students on research projects regarding American and African-American history; also, I was a Russian history major in undergrad, so I can help out in that area as well. With French, I have taken French for five years in high school and college and I recently returned from a trip to France where I spoke mainly French. I've tutored college students in the French language while in high school and college.
My favorite part about tutoring is making personal connections with the students and finding alternative ways to explain certain concepts. Tutoring doesn't need to be completely stringent and boring, either. If students can have fun and be relaxed, I find that they learn much better than if they're just struggling through everything. I love to make tutoring fun in whatever way I can.
I have been tutoring students (of all ages) in math for the last four years. I realize that not every student thinks the same, so a concept that makes sense to one doesn't always make sense to another; in that way, I can explain one concept in a number of different ways until the student understands.
I am not a native French speaker, but I loved learning the French language. I understand the grammatical devices that, to native French speakers, are natural, but to non-native French speakers may be difficult. I watch French television, I listen to French radio, I enjoy the beauty of the French language.
I am very patient and relaxed. I don't like tutor sessions that are stressful and make the student upset if he/she doesn't understand. If it takes us all day for one concept, then so be it; but tutor sessions with me won't feel like another obligation. I'm a grad student at UT Austin, but before I came here, I was a teacher back home in Washington state and I've been seriously tutoring since 2013, helping students with math, history, and French language. With mathematics, I have taught students from 7th-12th grade in all subjects ranging from pre-algebra to pre-calculus and I recently began
I was delighted to see Morgan and my son working together. Morgan got right down to business and really sunk into the problems my son was having. Today my son beamed with delight as he got a rather good grade on a quiz. That was beautiful to see. Thanks Morgan!
Morgan is very patient. Knows how to teach problems many different ways. I really liked that he double checks to see if the student has learned it. Took his time, and made my child feel a little more confident in just one lesson.
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I have been a math tutor for the last three years and I specialize in prealgebra, algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus. I currently work for the Sylvan Learning Center in Tacoma as a math teacher as well, so my skills are current with the requirements of the school districts.
I have been a math tutor for the last three years. I began tutoring 7th-9th graders while in college, then expanding to high school and teaching Algebra all the way to Pre-Calculus.