University of Houston (Math)
I've been teaching and tutoring math since 2008. I've always liked math. I majored in Math, and received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Houston. Math seemed to come easy for me, but really that's because I have worked hard at it. I've found that in my case there's no substitute for hard work. I am fortunate that I like math; it's much easier to study something if you like it. A positive attitude, a little faith, and a lot of work goes a long way.
Working on your attitude towards math is the first step. It's better if you can think positive thoughts about the subject you are studying, and if you have a negative thought that's OK; you can't really control every stray thought. But it's better to not verbalize negative thoughts, because words are important. Words have power, and expressing negative thoughts makes learning math that much more difficult.
I spent 10 years working for Life Insurance Companies in various capacities in their actuarial departments. Actuaries are statisticians of a sort, but they perform a wide variety of functions for insurance companies. Eventually I earned the A.S.A. designation, Associate in the Society of Actuaries. My favorite thing though is not insurance, it is math: learning, studying, tutoring, and teaching math. To become and actuary I had to pass many math-based actuarial exams, but for me the challenge of becoming an actuary was much more exciting than working as one. The role of insurance company executive was not for me. Now I teach and tutor math, and I consider myself fortunate.
I was a National Merit Scholar and did well on the SAT. But that's mostly because I studied hard for it. Some exams you can prepare for, and some you can't. I've always done much better on exams that I could prepare for. Perhaps I can help you learn some math or prepare for an exam. Thank you.
I've been teaching and tutoring math since 2008. I've always liked math. I majored in Math, and received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Houston. Math seemed to come easy for me, but really that's because I have worked hard at it. I've found that in my case there's no substitute for hard work. I am fortunate that
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I have a degree in Mathematics from the University of Houston. I started out Rice University, and transferred to the U of H after a few semesters. I worked for 10 years as an actuarial consultant for life insurance companies, and passed a lot of math exams along the way to becoming an Associate in the Society of Actuaries. I improved dramatically from the PSAT and scored scored 1500 on the SAT, 720 Verbal and 780 Math.