Hi, I'm Bradley! I have a Bachelors of Science & Arts in Mathematics as well as a minor in Spanish. I recently completed all certification requirements to be a certified high school mathematics teacher in Texas. My experience as a tutor first began in 2017 right before I graduated from the University of Texas. A young mathematics major at the time, I used my love for math to tutor students through "college nannies sitter & tutors." It was there that I tutored students in algebra, calculus,...
Hi, I'm Bradley! I have a Bachelors of Science & Arts in Mathematics as well as a minor in Spanish. I recently completed all certification requirements to be a certified high school mathematics teacher in Texas. My experience as a tutor first began in 2017 right before I graduated from the University of Texas. A young mathematics major at the time, I used my love for math to tutor students through "college nannies sitter & tutors." It was there that I tutored students in algebra, calculus, and brushed them up for their upcoming ACT and SAT exams. I later went on to do a bit of freelance tutoring where I would tutor middle school students, preparing them for the rigor of high school. What the clients loved the most about me was my ability to relate to them. I love math, but I was well aware that math does not come easy to most students. In fact, I can say most students would come to me telling me how much they hated math. I would tutor them in a way that made them not only recognize my love for it, but give them the confidence to keep practicing, as math is mostly about practice. I see math problems as puzzles that when solved, make you feel like the smartest person in the world. When I translate this to those I tutor, it always excites them to do more regardless of their like or dislike for the subject.
A year later, I took this love to the classroom to teach high school math in 2018, specifically algebra 2 and geometry, while still tutoring students on the side. Before me, most of my students not only hated math, but never cared enough to engage in class in the first place. I brought the fun out of what once seemed as a bland subject, from acting as doctors to diagnose polynomials for their proper factorization treatment, to having relay races in class to test our problem solving speed. I saw a side of those students that was definitely not present when I began; a side that gave them the real desire to do well in my class regardless of their expertise.
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