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Aron T.

Houston, TX

$75/hour

Experienced Math Tutor

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/30/15
4.8 average from 5 ratings
Helped me understand
— Izobo, Plano, TX on 3/29/16

$75/Hour


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University of Houston
Petroleum Engineer
TUI University International
MEd

Education

University of Houston (Petroleum Engineer)

TUI University International (MEd)

About Aron

Why do people need math tutoring?

Anyone who knows arithmetic has demonstrated mathematical ability. They are capable of recognizing mathematical concepts, memorizing logical rules, and applying them in the correct context. These abilities should be sufficient to master everything from Algebra through Differential Equations. It's just a matter of time and effort. Admittedly, some areas of study, like Higher Math, may require additional skills. How could it be, though, that so many students at the K-12 and undergraduate levels need math tutoring? They certainly have the brains to learn it all on their own!

If you think you can't do it, then belief becomes the reality.

It's humiliating and demoralizing to participate in a class, and then receive a poor grade. It's easier to say, "I can't do it!", then to study it all again. Maybe (we imagine) the topic will go away if we just forget about it. Maybe it won't be on the final exam (but we worry that it will).

The easiest thing of all (for those with money) is to hire a tutor to spoon feed it to us.

We've convinced ourselves that we can't catch up on our own - and then, unfortunately, we truly can't. The tutors will save our grade! They will hold our hand, help us to finish our homework, and prep us for the next test. We won't have to face the struggle and fear of staring at a chapter of gobeldegook in our textbook and sweating over what it means.

This style of tutoring may, indeed, help to raise the student's grades. Perhaps the student will thereby gain the self-esteem to continue growing on their own. Typically, though, the student remains in a dependent relationship with the tutor(s). They neither exercise the intellectual muscles, nor gain the confidence to depend upon them.

Great tutors do exist. They listen to their students. They understand the workings of the student's mind. They compare the student's superficial understanding of a topic to their own deeper insight.

The tutor then crafts the minimum necessary hint that will lead to the next incremental level of understanding. They encourage the student to think. They force the student to craft a meaningful follow-up question. Good questions merit the next hint on the road to the solution.

If you have had tutoring sessions that did not leave you uplifted, with renewed strength, then something was wrong! Proper tutoring is a short-term endeavor to bring out the student's ability to study independently (in the context of a class with a qualified teacher). It's purpose is not to "go over" all the course material that was taught in class. Great tutors will quickly make themselves obsolete as their students regain the native confidence to think and learn on their own.


I taught elementary school for three years. Afterwards, I went back to school for Petroleum Engineering. I graduated in December 2015. Substitute teaching and tutoring have been a continual hobby of mine over this time, and a way to contribute back to my community.

I've tutored K-12 math, including Algebra and AP Calculus. I tutored my wife at College Algebra, and she even said that I was very good! I enjoy getting into people's minds and understanding the way that they think. It may look like I'm being patient with a struggling student, but I'm actually enjoying myself as I see how someone learns.
Why do people need math tutoring?

Anyone who knows arithmetic has demonstrated mathematical ability. They are capable of recognizing mathematical concepts, memorizing logical rules, and applying them in the correct context. These abilities should be sufficient to master everything from Algebra through Differential Equations. It's just a
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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77071
Background Check: Passed

"Helped me understand"

- Izobo, Plano, TX on 3/29/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GMAT, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GMAT

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Approved subjects

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University of Houston
Petroleum Engineer
TUI University International
MEd

Education

University of Houston (Petroleum Engineer)

TUI University International (MEd)

Helped me understand

Aron T. really helped me understand the lesson involving areas of bounded regions. It was informative, and I appreciated how much detail he went into explaining the process.

— Izobo, Plano, TX on 3/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Aron will travel within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77071.