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Lisa J.

Experienced Math Tutor with Degrees from Rice and Stanford

Experienced Math Tutor with Degrees from Rice and Stanford

$40/hour

  • 6 hours tutoring

About Lisa


Bio

I've been a math tutor for more than 20 years, and have have a unique ability to make math easy to understand and learn. I have also had a career in systems engineering at telecom companies.

My philosophy in teaching math is:

- Learning math should be an active experience and should relate to the world. And always use “simpler numbers” if a problem’s numbers are complicated. (For example, paying $4 for 2 oranges makes it more obvious that you need to divide than paying $5.88 for 3...

I've been a math tutor for more than 20 years, and have have a unique ability to make math easy to understand and learn. I have also had a career in systems engineering at telecom companies.

My philosophy in teaching math is:

- Learning math should be an active experience and should relate to the world. And always use “simpler numbers” if a problem’s numbers are complicated. (For example, paying $4 for 2 oranges makes it more obvious that you need to divide than paying $5.88 for 3 oranges).

- Learning math requires an understanding of what to “memorize” (for example, the tools), and what to “understand”. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel; it’s already been invented.

- Learning more advanced math is no more than
building on what is already known: if you can add 2 + 2, and build with math tools, you can be taught to solve a complicated Calculus problem.

- Sometimes there’s just one little concept that isn’t known or understood that makes a whole new math concept difficult. We need to find that and learn it!
Math = Rules + Examples + Practice, Practice, Practice!!!


Education

Rice University
Mathematical Sciences
Stanford University
Masters

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Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Love tutoring math! I have a B.A. in Math Sciences from Rice, and an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Love tutoring math! I have a B.A. in Math Sciences from Rice, and an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

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Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Love tutoring math! I have a B.A. in Math Sciences from Rice, and an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus

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Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

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Response time: 6 hours

$40/hour

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Lisa J.

$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Lisa

Response time: 6 hours