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University of Texas (Math)
I went to UT and studied for a math degree under a National Science federation scholarship. With a degree in hand I started working in the public schools in the Austin area. After about five years in the schools I started tutoring privately. I find the rewards of teaching much greater when working with just one student at a time. I have a greater opportunity to help students get to that Aha moment. With my experience in the classroom, I'm able to provide insight on the most common mistakes that student make in their math studies.
I believe in a positive approach and the value of hard work and practice. Math may not be an innate skill for everyone, but-like throwing a Frisbee-math skills can be taught and practice can improve a math student's grades. I'm an expert in all high school math topics. I can help your child succeed and improve in Algebra, Geometry, Pre-calculus, or AP Statistics.
My years of experience as a teacher (and a parent), lend me perspective on the struggles of high school math students and on the behavior of adolescents. I love the language and structure of math. My students are often captivated by my own enthusiasm, and my respect and empathy for their struggles is reflected in their increased persistence and pursuit of excellence.
The study habits we build today, will help us learn better tomorrow and enjoy life in the future. Knowledge of math is fun. Don't ever pass up an opportunity to indulge your curiosity. I went to UT and studied for a math degree under a National Science federation scholarship. With a degree in hand I started working in the public schools in the Austin area. After about five years in the schools I started tutoring
Enjoyed our tutor session with Mark, he is very pleasant and knowledgeable. Mark made the meeting process very quick and easy. Actually met my daughter at a place right by her school within walking distance. We will be using Mark in the future for sure. One session and she scored great on her test.
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I taught Algebra 1 (in addition to Alg 2, Pre Calc, and Geometry) for six years in the public schools. I have been tutoring in West Austin for the last three years. You may see a more extensive profile on Nextdoor Now.
I'm a credentialed teacher. I taught algebra two for many years in the classroom and am currently tutoring algebra two for many Austin high students.
I've taught and tutored geometry using at least three different curriculums ranging from proof based (the geometry of our youth) to compass, ruler and constructions and finally the most common geometry taught in our schools which is light on proof and acts almost as a year long review of elementary algebra. Too much information? Yes just saying I know geometry instruction. I've also tutored and taught Pre-calc. Pre-calc is really a soup of math leftovers. Twenty years ago, teachers were concerned with low performance on AP Calculus tests and reverse engineered pre-calc to cover some of the topics students we demonstrating weakness on. So pre-calc- a mix of trigonometry, geometry, algebra, and set theory -was born. The hodgepodge of topics often throws students for a curve. What they learned 6 weeks ago is only tenuously connected to what they are studying now. When working with pre-calc students, I try to tie all the curriculum together to help them see a unified whole.
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I taught high school for five years including two years of precalculus. I have tutored several students in precalculus as well as other subjects. I'm currently taking actuarial classes.