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Queen's University at Kingston, ON (Electrical Eng.)
I have been tutoring and teaching high school math, SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE and GMAT preparation for seven years. My approach is to create a positive and supportive environment to help students succeed. By breaking a problem down into smaller manageable steps, I can help identify and resolve issues that need improvement.
It's amazing how many students I have heard saying they're "just bad at math". But I've never met anyone who truly was. After determining where and why a student is struggling, whether it be fundamentals, problem solving approach or something else, I put together a plan that begins will small successes. Even a small success can do a lot for boosting confidence. And lack of confidence is often one of the things that holds students back from being successful in math.
I'm a certified Mathematics teacher - Texas, Grades 8-12 - and taught high school math with the Plano Independent School District for almost five years. Recently, I completed a contract position in math content development for an educational technology company. Prior to that I managed and tutored at an SAT ACT company in Plano.
Currently, I tutor and work part time as an instructor in GRE GMAT Quantitative at UT Dallas while also exploring careers in educational technology. I hold a B Sc in Electrical Engineering and have worked in the telecom and technology sector as a design engineer and program manager in Canada, Australia and the U.S. I have been tutoring and teaching high school math, SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE and Read more
With just an hour, Susan was able to answer questions and prepare our son for his test the next day and the test was a success!
Susan is a wonderful teacher that helped my daughter achieve a 36 on ACT math, a 35 on ACT science, and a 680 on the SAT math in a very short time frame. Susan was extremely patient and didn't move on until she was sure my daughter understood the concept. My daughter understood math well, but struggled with time management. Susan had many difficult problems from the numerous books she has, and taught her different approaches to solve these problems. She found her weaknesses and tackled them adeptly. The results found in 4 to 5 sessions were amazing. I highly recommend Susan for the ACT and SAT tests.
Susan is an amazing teacher. She takes the time to teach, and make sure the lesson is
understood. We are very impressed and grateful that we found her. Our daughter respects, and
Susan is lovely to work with, knowledgeable and patient. My child enjoys working with her and appreciates her ability to explain math problems in different ways to find the one way that makes the most sense to my child. Susan has also been supremely understanding when we need a little flexibility and she's always dependable.
My daughter had many people try to help her explain some concepts she was not quite getting in geometry; and was getting very dejected about it - and so we resorted to WyzAnt, and found Susan, who has taught at my daughter's same school in the past.
She not only was helpful, but she provided another angle in explaining the concepts that immediately "clicked" with my child during each session! She was patient, and we are very appreciative, and will continue to use Susan's tutoring skills! Also, her pleasant demeanor is a plus.
Susan is tutoring my daughter in Pre-AP Algebra 2. I was impressed by her ability to quickly determine my daughter's comprehension of the material. When it was clear that my daughter did not understand she immediately took a step back and re-built the foundation of the required material needed to move forward. She re-enforced the subject matter by giving her problems to work which they would review together.
Susan takes the time to prepare for the tutoring sessions and has reference material and practice problems available. Her in-depth knowledge of math and teaching makes for a very focused and effective tutoring session. Other tutors maybe able to help with homework problems but Susan conveys the knowledge at a level that my daughter understands and maximizes her retention.
I would highly recommend Susan.
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I taught both Geometry and Pre-AP Geometry for almost five years with the Plano ISD. From experience, I know what concepts students tend to have difficulty with and how to make these concepts seem easier. I like to use a lot of diagrams and color in explanations and have made a lot of manipulatives and models to help those who have difficulty with spatial awareness.
Most geometry curriculum is algebra-based, so success in geometry depends not only on understanding geometric concepts, but also on having a good foundation in basic algebra. I also have a lot of experience tutoring students in algebra, so I work on strengthening algebra skills while solving geometry problems.
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