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Olivia W.

Plano, TX

$45/hour

Certified Math Teacher

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/27/14
4.9 average from 38 ratings
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— Charles, Mckinney, TX on 8/27/14

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University of Texas
Math

Education

University of Texas (Math)

About Olivia

My name is Olivia. I have just completed my bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Austin. I majored in mathematics and am a certified high school math teacher. I have had the opportunity to teach a few lessons in both an elementary and middle school. I completed my student teaching in an academically based magnet school called the Liberal Arts and Science Academy. My student teaching experience was in BC Precalculus. My goal is to teach math at the high school or college level. I have completed college courses in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Number Theory, Probability, Discrete Math, Real Analysis, Geometry, Statistics, and Complex Variables and Functions. I have learned the best teaching techniques through the UTeach program at UT. I graduated from Plano Senior High School in the top eight percent and started at UT with 32 hours of AP credit. I tutored friends throughout high school and even had math teachers seat me next to students who were struggling so that I could tutor them during class. This past year, I provided group tutoring for six of my peers in discrete math and geometry. I realized early on that I have a great passion for teaching. In eighth grade, my Algebra 1 teacher was absent on the day my class was supposed to learn the quadratic formula. Our substitute teacher did not know how to explain the concept of the quadratic formula to our class. He asked the class if anyone understood the handout our teacher had left for us. I stood up and proceeded to teach my class how to use this formula. After witnessing the change in my fellow students when they had their "light-bulb moment" I was hooked on helping people reach a deeper understanding of math. I recognize that people have different learning styles, and I work with them, explaining concepts in different ways until they find the explanation that makes sense to them. Everyone can understand math, and I love to find new ways to show those who believe that they will never "get it" that they really can succeed in this subject. My name is Olivia. I have just completed my bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Austin. I majored in mathematics and am a certified high school math teacher. I have had the opportunity to teach a few lessons in both an elementary and middle school. I completed my student teaching in an academically based magnet school called the Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Plano, TX 75025
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Charles, Mckinney, TX on 8/27/14

"Excellent!"

- Julie, Dallas, TX on 2/1/17

"Very encouraging"

- Matt, Dallas, TX on 8/23/14

"An Excellent Tutor"

- Joel, Frisco, TX on 8/6/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Trigonometry
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Literature, Reading
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I have attended Church regularly for twenty years. I have studied apologetics with a man who had his Mdiv. I have taken college courses in Debating the Bible in the 21st century, Intro to Religious Studies, and Religion in Science Fiction at the University of Texas in Austin. I received A's in all three courses. I worked as a paid intern with the youth at my Church where I was in charge of leading an in depth Bible study for high school students.

Discrete Math

I received an A in my discrete math class at the University of Texas. I tutored several students in discrete math. I helped them raise their grades an average of two letter grades. I am studying pure mathematics which means that I specialize in proof based courses, and discrete math is an introduction to proofs course. This means that I have a deep understanding of the method of thinking necessary for this course.

Geometry

I had a 98% average in my college geometry course and tutored many students in geometry. I am working towards my degree in pure mathematics which means that I specialize in proof based mathematics, and geometry is typically the class where students are introduced to proofs. I have experience helping students build geometry utilizing Euclid's postulates so they can understand the logical progression of geometry through history.

Precalculus

I completed my student teaching in a BC Precalculus class at an academically based magnet school. I was in the classroom for the entire fall semester and taught two courses of BC Precalculus. I also observed a teacher at the school teach the course to another section of students. I have experience teaching the course using inquiry and have worked with students on additional exercises connecting geometry and trigonometry so that they could gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics of Precalculus. I tutored students throughout the semester and saw their grades improve drastically.

University of Texas
Math

Education

University of Texas (Math)

Great Tutor

Olivia is very professional in terms of how she conducts her business. She is very courteous, pleasant, always on time and prepared. She never strays from the subject matter and keeps our daughter focused and on point with her lessons. She's also technically astute and knows math very well. I should know as I am degreed in math. Her teaching style is to encourage and inspire confidence in her stu

— Charles, Mckinney, TX on 8/27/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Olivia will travel within 10 miles of Plano, TX 75025.