Middle School Math Tutor
Middle School Math Tutor
Response time: 16 hours
I am certified through WyzAnt to tutor math through SAT level prep, including Algebra and Geometry.
I specialize in tutoring multiplication, long division, fractions, and word problems.
My personal approach is to use at least two different ways to explain concepts and personalize my tutoring style to the individual student.
For instance, I tutor fractions using food and money concepts, items with which a student is familiar.
Then we progress to how the division and multiplication of fractions works with the objects to create a complete understanding of the concept.
From a parent:
Carrie tutored both my son and daughter in math. Her one-on-one teaching definitely helped, but her style of putting real life situations to the math problems truly made a difference in how they each looked at math. Historically, my son had difficulties in math. After working with Carrie, he wound up passing the TAKs test above the Standard Scale score on the first try. My daughter knew math, but would always second guess herself. Carrie helped her bring up her confidence in doing the math work, which in turn, kept my daughter in the mainstream class as opposed to a two-class-period block class. Carrie was very creative in working with my kids in finding that very thing that made it all "click" for each of them."
I am certified through WyzAnt to tutor reading and writing through SAT level prep.
My middle school student last semester passed his reading TAKS after failing it the first time.
I think enthusiasm for reading is contagious. I tutor phonics and whole word recognition.
I tutor writing using a dictionary and thesaurus. I love to read, so I translate that enthusiasm into storytelling and essay writing.
Learning Difficulties, ADD/ADHD:
My sister has a form of dyslexia and I was her main math and reading tutor for many years. She is now the business quality
manager for a major Houston hospital.
I have some mono-sight and non-sight techniques, as well as clear colored reading overlays to assist with severe reading disorders.
I have some touch/motor techniques for tutoring children with ADD/ADHD. These involve focusing the physical mind on an object, like a foam ball, and then working on a school subject. I incorporate movement into as many of the concepts and lessons as possible.
I am a certified Toastmaster and Dale Carnegie graduate.
I tutor students in American English pronunciation and idioms and Texas idioms.
I work at HP, so many languages and accents are all around me on a daily basis.
I have an MBA in Management and currently work for Hewlett-Packard as a financial analyst. I tutor the first college accounting class including basic accounting, financial statement creation and analysis.
Please let me know if I can be of tutoring assistance.
Knowledgeable and friendly!
She taught me accounting and I was able to understand things I wasn't before! Very patient and thorough with her explanations! She's easy to communicate with and works very will with people who have learning disabilities like myself.Regan, 4 lessons with Carrie
Knowledgeable and patient tutor.
She taught my daughter math and she was excellent. My daughter, who is very picky, was very happy with her. She was very flexible, even in short notice she was available or gave options to suit our needs.Reyna, 5 lessons with Carrie
Carrie helped through quite a few tough business Excel concepts. Her explanations are thorough, orderly, and make complete sense. She worked with me step by step and is just the sweetest! She is also a very gifted teacher. I would highly recommend her!Louise, 1 lesson with Carrie
Patient and knowledgeable
Carrie has helped my son achieve a passing grade in 6th grade math consistently and she has made herself available for test preparation. She has definitely helped him and his confidence in math!Piper, 31 lessons with Carrie
Great big boost to my confidence. I'm looking forward to a more thorough session. Carrie has the exact knowledge and ability teach and apply her knowledge and experience to students. I am very optimisticEunita , 2 lessons with Carrie
Jerald had a little bit of problem hearing/understanding their conversation (maybe phone connection not so good?) but lesson was still ok. Thank you for helping.Jerald, 2 lessons with Carrie
Wow! Spectactular results!
We had Carrie come for 1 hour - working on word problems in math. My daughter was having trouble setting up the problems correctly. Carrie was patient and fun and they had a great session. Her test grade went up 2 letter grades with that 1 hr of tutoring! Next stop....100! Thanks Carrie!Julie, 93 lessons with Carrie
Eased the stress
Carrie did a really good job of calming my daughter and helping her feel prepared for her upcoming test. My daughter initially did not have confidence in her ability to do well on the test. After the tutoring session with Carrie, she made a 96 on her test and she has a bit more confidence about her ability to do well in the class to boot!SenLy, 1 lesson with Carrie
Carrie was professional and very nice. My daughter in meeting her for the first time felt at ease with her. We will continue reviewing wyzant tutors until we find a perfect fit.Dan, 1 lesson with Carrie
Very Professional Tutor
I enjoyed my first accounting tutor experience with Carrie. Her teaching style is very professional, to the point and I learned quickly.John, 2 lessons with Carrie
Response time: 16 hours