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Ann W.

Teacher, Tutor, Test Prep Coach with Over 30 Years of Experience

Teacher, Tutor, Test Prep Coach with Over 30 Years of Experience

$70/hour

  • 22 hours tutoring

  • Katy, TX 77493

About Ann


Bio

*** Back to School! Test Prep! Let's Do This!! ***

I am a certified math teacher with over 30 years of tutoring experience in addition to 15 years of IT Management experience and computer programming experience. I am a Veteran of the US Armed Forces, and I am a lifelong volunteer in my community. I believe in living a life of service.

I have amassed a wealth of insight into the nuances of learning, and I make the learning process interesting and meaningful for each person I work with. I...

*** Back to School! Test Prep! Let's Do This!! ***

I am a certified math teacher with over 30 years of tutoring experience in addition to 15 years of IT Management experience and computer programming experience. I am a Veteran of the US Armed Forces, and I am a lifelong volunteer in my community. I believe in living a life of service.

I have amassed a wealth of insight into the nuances of learning, and I make the learning process interesting and meaningful for each person I work with. I have insight to even the most troubled learners that allows me to help them in an effective and promising way.

My goal is always to help people learn independently. The more open and willing they are to try, the sooner that will happen. Send me a message and let me know how I can help you.


Education

University of Missouri - St Louis
Mathematics

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Computer

Macintosh

Macintosh

I have had an Apple computer since I was a child. I grew up with Apple computers and used them for fun, school, and eventually for my work. I became a computer programmer out of college and started working at Apple Computer in 2000. When I moved into education, I supported Apple school districts and trained teachers and staff in addition to handling all of the Apple hardware and Mac software support. Being comfortable with PCs, Linux, and Chrome I can help people make the PC to Mac transition easily and comfortably. Now I do IT Consulting for both PCs and Macs, but I prefer Macs (of course). I know them inside and out.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

A good vocabulary is like having having all the tools you need in the garage, or having all of the makeup colors you could ever want. It's like having an ample tool set - more than enough for when you need it. When your mind has access to a large database of words while you are trying to communicate, whether you are speaking, writing, even texting, it is easier to say what you need to say, and to be understood as well. Words are wonderful, fascinating, important, and the keys to our communication. Don't skimp on learning them. I have loads of techniques to help you build your vocabulary.

English

Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

A good vocabulary is like having having all the tools you need in the garage, or having all of the makeup colors you could ever want. It's like having an ample tool set - more than enough for when you need it. When your mind has access to a large database of words while you are trying to communicate, whether you are speaking, writing, even texting, it is easier to say what you need to say, and to be understood as well. Words are wonderful, fascinating, important, and the keys to our communication. Don't skimp on learning them. I have loads of techniques to help you build your vocabulary.
Writing

Writing

Learning to express yourself in the written word is a powerful, marketable skill. Whether you are introducing yourself as an artist, communicating with a business entity, or documenting a scientific process, the ability to say what you mean in a clear, succinct, and effective way will take you far. I have decades of experience helping learners get their ideas out of their heads, sorted through, and flowing out of their hands into (timed) essays, academic papers, research papers, and/or creative writings. I can help you learn to love writing!

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the beginning of our quest to solve for unknown values. We substitute numbers we don't know yet with letters and proceed using rules we learn along the way. In the process, we gain a new set of problem-solving skills, reasoning processes, and ways of looking at things. In Algebra, we learn how to create equations from points. We learn how to find where to lines intersect. We learn how to tell if lines are parallel, and so much more. Then we learn how to apply these concepts to real-world situations and solve real-world problems. Algebra is invaluable in our day-to-day lives with consumer Math, proportions, percents, etc. But the person who knows how to use Algebra to communicate has an advantage in any industry. Others don't have to create the graphs, but everyone can read one. Using Algebra to communicate concepts is critical, and a highly-valued skill. One students will need for the SAT and beyond. I have taught Algebra to students from ages 10 to 60. I have worked with students who wanted to learn it in advance and students who struggled. I have taken graduate courses in working with adults and young people in remediation Algebra to better help them grasp the more abstract concepts and appreciate the essence of what Algebra is and why it is important. I am excited to share these insights with your student.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II takes all of the fun of Algebra and the logic of Geometry, rolls it together, and kicks it all up a notch. But it still manages to keep the content neatly under the umbrella of Algebra. The concepts covered in Algebra II are varied and interesting but not practical to explore without a solid Algebra I foundation. Algebra II is one of my favorite courses in Math because it is where we introduce the Logarithm. It is often the year when we introduce the concept of the one number that we use all the time that is not included in the Real Number system: i. Algebra II is our opportunity to really encapsulate the concepts of Algebra and Geometry that are going to be critical for higher level Math. It is a beautiful, rigorous course. I would love to help your student fully explore and appreciate its importance.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a wonderful course, nestled between two years of Algebra in the high school Math curriculum. The keys to success are not as heavily calculation-based as Algebra, and the concepts are less abstract. The successful student must learn definitions and theorems in order to solve problems from a logical perspective.  I have taught and tutored students in Geometry for over 20 years. It is my favorite course (if I have a favorite), and I believe it has significance well beyond its content. I look forward to helping your student discover the beauty of Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified math teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching 6-12 grade math. My focus has been largely with prealgebra an algebra, working with both young people and adults in building and revisiting prealgebra and algebra concepts in order to go on and do the things they want to do. There is a reason that algebra is a required course in high school and college. I help students understand its value and purpose while I help them understand the course itself. I have also been a tutor since I was a sophomore in high school, and it has been the joy of my life. Alongside the work I have done professionally, I have always tutored, and I have learned many things about how to help people learn better. Let me help you learn better, too. My experience allows me to work more efficiently than most tutors and you will find that you are able to do more in less time, and eventually not need tutoring, much more quickly. That is my goal for my students: to become lifelong, independent learners. I look forward to speaking with you.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

PreCalculus is such an amazing class. In many ways, it can be intimidating. It rolls many classes and concepts under one roof in order to prepare students for Calculus (Trigonometry, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Statistics). Somehow the class manages to remain interesting and manageable. As a seasoned teacher/tutor, I understand how the curriculum flows and I help students navigate the twists and turns in order to appreciate the bigger picture. I make sure that my students end the course with a solid foundation under them in addition to being properly prepared to springboard into the next level of Math if that is what they choose to do.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been a teacher for 20 years and a tutor for over 30 years. I have been coaching students on the SAT since 1989. It is a very special exam and I believe that it is designed to prepare young people for their futures in a way that few things in their lives do. It is the closest thing to a Rite of Passage in our culture. I am a certified 6-12 grade math teacher who has taught students how to write essays, how to identify Latin and Greek roots of words, how to understand and use proper grammar and vocabulary, how to read critically, and how to integrate all of these concepts in higher-order thinking. That is what the SAT asks students to do, and that is just not a bad thing at all.
Writing

Writing

Learning to express yourself in the written word is a powerful, marketable skill. Whether you are introducing yourself as an artist, communicating with a business entity, or documenting a scientific process, the ability to say what you mean in a clear, succinct, and effective way will take you far. I have decades of experience helping learners get their ideas out of their heads, sorted through, and flowing out of their hands into (timed) essays, academic papers, research papers, and/or creative writings. I can help you learn to love writing!

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been a teacher for 20 years and a tutor for over 30 years. I have been coaching students on the ACT since 1989. It is a very special exam and I believe that it is designed to prepare young people for their futures in a way that few things in their lives do. It is the closest thing to a Rite of Passage in our culture. I am a certified 6-12 grade math teacher who has taught students how to write essays, how to identify Latin and Greek roots of words, how to understand and use proper grammar and vocabulary, how to read critically, how to think scientifically, and how to integrate all of these concepts in higher-order thinking. That is what the ACT asks students to do: bring all of their learning to the fore and test it for readiness in preparation for college. There is nothing wrong with that.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the beginning of our quest to solve for unknown values. We substitute numbers we don't know yet with letters and proceed using rules we learn along the way. In the process, we gain a new set of problem-solving skills, reasoning processes, and ways of looking at things. In Algebra, we learn how to create equations from points. We learn how to find where to lines intersect. We learn how to tell if lines are parallel, and so much more. Then we learn how to apply these concepts to real-world situations and solve real-world problems. Algebra is invaluable in our day-to-day lives with consumer Math, proportions, percents, etc. But the person who knows how to use Algebra to communicate has an advantage in any industry. Others don't have to create the graphs, but everyone can read one. Using Algebra to communicate concepts is critical, and a highly-valued skill. One students will need for the SAT and beyond. I have taught Algebra to students from ages 10 to 60. I have worked with students who wanted to learn it in advance and students who struggled. I have taken graduate courses in working with adults and young people in remediation Algebra to better help them grasp the more abstract concepts and appreciate the essence of what Algebra is and why it is important. I am excited to share these insights with your student.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II takes all of the fun of Algebra and the logic of Geometry, rolls it together, and kicks it all up a notch. But it still manages to keep the content neatly under the umbrella of Algebra. The concepts covered in Algebra II are varied and interesting but not practical to explore without a solid Algebra I foundation. Algebra II is one of my favorite courses in Math because it is where we introduce the Logarithm. It is often the year when we introduce the concept of the one number that we use all the time that is not included in the Real Number system: i. Algebra II is our opportunity to really encapsulate the concepts of Algebra and Geometry that are going to be critical for higher level Math. It is a beautiful, rigorous course. I would love to help your student fully explore and appreciate its importance.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a wonderful course, nestled between two years of Algebra in the high school Math curriculum. The keys to success are not as heavily calculation-based as Algebra, and the concepts are less abstract. The successful student must learn definitions and theorems in order to solve problems from a logical perspective.  I have taught and tutored students in Geometry for over 20 years. It is my favorite course (if I have a favorite), and I believe it has significance well beyond its content. I look forward to helping your student discover the beauty of Geometry.
Logic,

Logic

I studied Logic in college. I took two semesters - informal and formal - of Logic alongside the courses in my math degree. In recent years, I have explored Logic anew as I use logical concepts to couch all subjects with my students in tutoring. It's very effective and enables them to learn better through definitions, premises, analogy, and argument.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified math teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching 6-12 grade math. My focus has been largely with prealgebra an algebra, working with both young people and adults in building and revisiting prealgebra and algebra concepts in order to go on and do the things they want to do. There is a reason that algebra is a required course in high school and college. I help students understand its value and purpose while I help them understand the course itself. I have also been a tutor since I was a sophomore in high school, and it has been the joy of my life. Alongside the work I have done professionally, I have always tutored, and I have learned many things about how to help people learn better. Let me help you learn better, too. My experience allows me to work more efficiently than most tutors and you will find that you are able to do more in less time, and eventually not need tutoring, much more quickly. That is my goal for my students: to become lifelong, independent learners. I look forward to speaking with you.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

PreCalculus is such an amazing class. In many ways, it can be intimidating. It rolls many classes and concepts under one roof in order to prepare students for Calculus (Trigonometry, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Statistics). Somehow the class manages to remain interesting and manageable. As a seasoned teacher/tutor, I understand how the curriculum flows and I help students navigate the twists and turns in order to appreciate the bigger picture. I make sure that my students end the course with a solid foundation under them in addition to being properly prepared to springboard into the next level of Math if that is what they choose to do.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been a teacher for 20 years and a tutor for over 30 years. I have been coaching students on the SAT since 1989. It is a very special exam and I believe that it is designed to prepare young people for their futures in a way that few things in their lives do. It is the closest thing to a Rite of Passage in our culture. I am a certified 6-12 grade math teacher who has taught students how to write essays, how to identify Latin and Greek roots of words, how to understand and use proper grammar and vocabulary, how to read critically, and how to integrate all of these concepts in higher-order thinking. That is what the SAT asks students to do, and that is just not a bad thing at all.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Triangles are the key to all of the higher maths and sciences. Who knew? Pythagoras, that's who! Trigonometry is an elegant math class that blends geometry and algebra in a way that prepares a student for calculus perfectly. I wrote a handbook for the course when I was in college. I have a special affinity for this class, and I love to introduce it to students. I know how to do it in a way that is meaningful and useful. Let me show you how Trigonometry will open the door to your math and science future.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the beginning of our quest to solve for unknown values. We substitute numbers we don't know yet with letters and proceed using rules we learn along the way. In the process, we gain a new set of problem-solving skills, reasoning processes, and ways of looking at things. In Algebra, we learn how to create equations from points. We learn how to find where to lines intersect. We learn how to tell if lines are parallel, and so much more. Then we learn how to apply these concepts to real-world situations and solve real-world problems. Algebra is invaluable in our day-to-day lives with consumer Math, proportions, percents, etc. But the person who knows how to use Algebra to communicate has an advantage in any industry. Others don't have to create the graphs, but everyone can read one. Using Algebra to communicate concepts is critical, and a highly-valued skill. One students will need for the SAT and beyond. I have taught Algebra to students from ages 10 to 60. I have worked with students who wanted to learn it in advance and students who struggled. I have taken graduate courses in working with adults and young people in remediation Algebra to better help them grasp the more abstract concepts and appreciate the essence of what Algebra is and why it is important. I am excited to share these insights with your student.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II takes all of the fun of Algebra and the logic of Geometry, rolls it together, and kicks it all up a notch. But it still manages to keep the content neatly under the umbrella of Algebra. The concepts covered in Algebra II are varied and interesting but not practical to explore without a solid Algebra I foundation. Algebra II is one of my favorite courses in Math because it is where we introduce the Logarithm. It is often the year when we introduce the concept of the one number that we use all the time that is not included in the Real Number system: i. Algebra II is our opportunity to really encapsulate the concepts of Algebra and Geometry that are going to be critical for higher level Math. It is a beautiful, rigorous course. I would love to help your student fully explore and appreciate its importance.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a wonderful course, nestled between two years of Algebra in the high school Math curriculum. The keys to success are not as heavily calculation-based as Algebra, and the concepts are less abstract. The successful student must learn definitions and theorems in order to solve problems from a logical perspective.  I have taught and tutored students in Geometry for over 20 years. It is my favorite course (if I have a favorite), and I believe it has significance well beyond its content. I look forward to helping your student discover the beauty of Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified math teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching 6-12 grade math. My focus has been largely with prealgebra an algebra, working with both young people and adults in building and revisiting prealgebra and algebra concepts in order to go on and do the things they want to do. There is a reason that algebra is a required course in high school and college. I help students understand its value and purpose while I help them understand the course itself. I have also been a tutor since I was a sophomore in high school, and it has been the joy of my life. Alongside the work I have done professionally, I have always tutored, and I have learned many things about how to help people learn better. Let me help you learn better, too. My experience allows me to work more efficiently than most tutors and you will find that you are able to do more in less time, and eventually not need tutoring, much more quickly. That is my goal for my students: to become lifelong, independent learners. I look forward to speaking with you.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

PreCalculus is such an amazing class. In many ways, it can be intimidating. It rolls many classes and concepts under one roof in order to prepare students for Calculus (Trigonometry, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Statistics). Somehow the class manages to remain interesting and manageable. As a seasoned teacher/tutor, I understand how the curriculum flows and I help students navigate the twists and turns in order to appreciate the bigger picture. I make sure that my students end the course with a solid foundation under them in addition to being properly prepared to springboard into the next level of Math if that is what they choose to do.
Writing

Writing

Learning to express yourself in the written word is a powerful, marketable skill. Whether you are introducing yourself as an artist, communicating with a business entity, or documenting a scientific process, the ability to say what you mean in a clear, succinct, and effective way will take you far. I have decades of experience helping learners get their ideas out of their heads, sorted through, and flowing out of their hands into (timed) essays, academic papers, research papers, and/or creative writings. I can help you learn to love writing!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the beginning of our quest to solve for unknown values. We substitute numbers we don't know yet with letters and proceed using rules we learn along the way. In the process, we gain a new set of problem-solving skills, reasoning processes, and ways of looking at things. In Algebra, we learn how to create equations from points. We learn how to find where to lines intersect. We learn how to tell if lines are parallel, and so much more. Then we learn how to apply these concepts to real-world situations and solve real-world problems. Algebra is invaluable in our day-to-day lives with consumer Math, proportions, percents, etc. But the person who knows how to use Algebra to communicate has an advantage in any industry. Others don't have to create the graphs, but everyone can read one. Using Algebra to communicate concepts is critical, and a highly-valued skill. One students will need for the SAT and beyond. I have taught Algebra to students from ages 10 to 60. I have worked with students who wanted to learn it in advance and students who struggled. I have taken graduate courses in working with adults and young people in remediation Algebra to better help them grasp the more abstract concepts and appreciate the essence of what Algebra is and why it is important. I am excited to share these insights with your student.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II takes all of the fun of Algebra and the logic of Geometry, rolls it together, and kicks it all up a notch. But it still manages to keep the content neatly under the umbrella of Algebra. The concepts covered in Algebra II are varied and interesting but not practical to explore without a solid Algebra I foundation. Algebra II is one of my favorite courses in Math because it is where we introduce the Logarithm. It is often the year when we introduce the concept of the one number that we use all the time that is not included in the Real Number system: i. Algebra II is our opportunity to really encapsulate the concepts of Algebra and Geometry that are going to be critical for higher level Math. It is a beautiful, rigorous course. I would love to help your student fully explore and appreciate its importance.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a wonderful course, nestled between two years of Algebra in the high school Math curriculum. The keys to success are not as heavily calculation-based as Algebra, and the concepts are less abstract. The successful student must learn definitions and theorems in order to solve problems from a logical perspective.  I have taught and tutored students in Geometry for over 20 years. It is my favorite course (if I have a favorite), and I believe it has significance well beyond its content. I look forward to helping your student discover the beauty of Geometry.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been a teacher for 20 years and a tutor for over 30 years. I have been coaching students on the SAT since 1989. It is a very special exam and I believe that it is designed to prepare young people for their futures in a way that few things in their lives do. It is the closest thing to a Rite of Passage in our culture. I am a certified 6-12 grade math teacher who has taught students how to write essays, how to identify Latin and Greek roots of words, how to understand and use proper grammar and vocabulary, how to read critically, and how to integrate all of these concepts in higher-order thinking. That is what the SAT asks students to do, and that is just not a bad thing at all.
Writing

Writing

Learning to express yourself in the written word is a powerful, marketable skill. Whether you are introducing yourself as an artist, communicating with a business entity, or documenting a scientific process, the ability to say what you mean in a clear, succinct, and effective way will take you far. I have decades of experience helping learners get their ideas out of their heads, sorted through, and flowing out of their hands into (timed) essays, academic papers, research papers, and/or creative writings. I can help you learn to love writing!

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been a teacher for 20 years and a tutor for over 30 years. I have been coaching students on the ACT since 1989. It is a very special exam and I believe that it is designed to prepare young people for their futures in a way that few things in their lives do. It is the closest thing to a Rite of Passage in our culture. I am a certified 6-12 grade math teacher who has taught students how to write essays, how to identify Latin and Greek roots of words, how to understand and use proper grammar and vocabulary, how to read critically, how to think scientifically, and how to integrate all of these concepts in higher-order thinking. That is what the ACT asks students to do: bring all of their learning to the fore and test it for readiness in preparation for college. There is nothing wrong with that.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

The ASVAB is an excellent standardized test to prepare you for the challenge of service to your country. I received a perfect score on it when I entered the military, and I have worked with students to prepare them to take it ever since. Whether or not you graduated from high school, and no matter how long it has been, I can help you. Send me a message. Your country needs you, and I can help you get where you want to go.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have tutored for the Upper-Level ISEE for over 5 years and have helped many students realize success on the exam. I am qualified to assist students in writing their timed essay as well as develop their skills in reading, verbal, and math. I am also skilled in helping students understand the importance of keeping their time/pace during each section. Finally, I work with students to help them master a balance emotionally and mentally while testing in order to maximize their logic and reasoning abilities.
Regents,

Regents

I have done test preparation for the Regents and other standardized tests for upwards of 30 years in addition to classroom teaching and tutoring and I have helped many students realize success they didn't know was in them. I am qualified to assist students in writing their timed essay as well as develop their skills in reading, verbal, and math. I help students understand the layout of the exams and question styles so they can develop a strategy for approaching each type of question and each section of the exam. I am also skilled in helping students understand the importance of keeping their time/pace during each section. Finally, I work with students to help them master a balance emotionally and mentally while testing in order to maximize their logic and reasoning abilities.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been a teacher for 20 years and a tutor for over 30 years. I have been coaching students on the SAT since 1989. It is a very special exam and I believe that it is designed to prepare young people for their futures in a way that few things in their lives do. It is the closest thing to a Rite of Passage in our culture. I am a certified 6-12 grade math teacher who has taught students how to write essays, how to identify Latin and Greek roots of words, how to understand and use proper grammar and vocabulary, how to read critically, and how to integrate all of these concepts in higher-order thinking. That is what the SAT asks students to do, and that is just not a bad thing at all.
STAAR,

STAAR

As a classroom Teacher and Tutor, I have prepared students for the STAAR test since it was implemented in 2012. I have received training in the schools and am well-versed in its format, layout, timing, and content. I have years of proven success in helping students find mastery in taking the STAAR and illustrating their understanding of their academic skills on one of their first timed standardized tests.
TAKS

TAKS

I have taught in the classroom since the test was called the TAAS and have helped many students realize success on this (and other) standardized tests. I am qualified to assist students in writing their timed essay as well as develop their skills in reading, verbal, and math. I am also skilled in helping students understand the importance of keeping their time/pace during each section. Finally, I work with students to help them master a balance emotionally and mentally while testing in order to maximize their logic and reasoning abilities.

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Excellent! Strengthened weak spots and tied together algebra II and trig

Ann jumped in during the last month of the semester to help our daughter finish strong in her Honors algebra II/trig course; offering tips to have info/work done before the lesson to have everything set up to be as productive as possible, and invited our daughter to ask any questions before or after the lesson that week online to make sure she got the help she needed (very helpful in the short time frame allowed). Ann is professional, focused, and was easy for my daughter to work with - not intimidating, or condescending. Ann worked with our schedule, confirmed the appointment beforehand and was on time! We are very pleased to have been able to book a lesson with her and feel that she really was able to help our daughter fill those knowledge gaps that had been holding her back in this class. Rating this a 5 Star experience!

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