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Tracey S.

Experienced Algebra and Geometry Tutor

Experienced Algebra and Geometry Tutor

$48/hour

  • 909 hours tutoring

  • Round Rock, TX 78664

About Tracey


Bio

I am a certified Special Education teacher with an emphasis on teaching math skills. I have approximately twenty-five years of teaching experience in the area of Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Studies Skills. My education degree is in Special education with a emphasis on learning disabilities from Johns Hopkins University. When I moved out to Tucson Arizona, I found a job as a advisor/tutor in the Special Service Department at Pima community College where I taught study skills to...

I am a certified Special Education teacher with an emphasis on teaching math skills. I have approximately twenty-five years of teaching experience in the area of Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Studies Skills. My education degree is in Special education with a emphasis on learning disabilities from Johns Hopkins University. When I moved out to Tucson Arizona, I found a job as a advisor/tutor in the Special Service Department at Pima community College where I taught study skills to college students with learning disabilities. However, there was a need for math tutors, especially in Algebra. Therefore, I enrolled in several math classes while tutoring at the community college so that I could become a math teacher.

When I moved to Texas in 1989, I taught resource math and language arts skills in Austin ISD for several years but my next goal was to obtain my math teaching certificate which I accomplished in October of 2004. Since then, I have been teaching Resource and Inclusion Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry in Pflugerville and Round Rock ISD. When I had retired in 2014, I continued tutoring math for WyzAnt and became a substitute math and special education teacher for Round Rock ISD. Becoming a special education teacher in the area of learning disabilities has always been my main goal since struggling with dyslexia as a child. Therefore I can understand the classroom struggles a math student may experience and help him achieve success by devising learning strategies along with providing timely feedback. What makes tutoring so rewarding is not only seeing a student improve his math skills but also see his confidence increase over time.


Education

University of the Pacific
Liberal Arts
Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $48
  • Rate details: I do provide discounts for clients who schedule two or more lessons per week.
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Round Rock, TX 78664
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/20/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since it's important to have solid Pre-Algebra skills before starting Algebra, I will give a one page pre-assessment of your child's elementary Algebra skills to pinpoint areas of weaknesses. Once I have an idea of what areas that your child is struggling with, then I can devise a remediation plan. I recommend that you have the following supplies: hand held erasers, graphing paper, white board and erasable pens, and a graphing calculator. I can supply a graphing calculator if your child does not own one. It is also important that your child have the class syllabus so that I can have some idea what he/she will be studying in future weeks.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 and College Algebra introduces concepts that lead to Precalculus. However, you need to be competent in the fundamentals of Algebra 1 before tackling Algebra 2 and Advance Algebra. I can informally assess each student's weaknesses in Algebra 1 and devise a remediation plan. Many skills taught in Algebra 2 are extension of Algebra 1 and Intermediate Algebra concepts. What can make learning Algebra 2 more difficult is the complexity of the numbers used in calculations and understanding the properties of nonlinear functions such as as quadratics and square roots. However, organizing theses functions by properties will help acquire fluency when it comes to solving these functions. I will develop a continual concept chart that can be used as a visual reference and help memorize properties associated with each function.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have students develop vocabulary note cards which include the definition and its pictorial representation. Since Geometry is a visual subject, it is important to understand the terminology that describe spatial relationships in angles, Geometric shapes, and solids. A formula chart is useful for referencing common perimeter and area formulas. I can supply a scientific calculator, protractor, and compass. It also is a good idea to purchase graph paper and a hand held eraser.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

It's important to have the following supplies at hand before the first tutorial session and I can supply some of these: Graph paper for plotting and graphing points, lines, and shapes, hand held erasers, note cards, and of course pencils. I can supply a scientific calculator. It would be a good idea to purchase a white board and erasable markers, it is good for practicing various math skills.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since it's important to have solid Pre-Algebra skills before starting Algebra, I will give a one page pre-assessment of your child's elementary Algebra skills to pinpoint areas of weaknesses. Once I have an idea of what areas that your child is struggling with, then I can devise a remediation plan. I recommend that you have the following supplies: hand held erasers, graphing paper, white board and erasable pens, and a graphing calculator. I can supply a graphing calculator if your child does not own one. It is also important that your child have the class syllabus so that I can have some idea what he/she will be studying in future weeks.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 and College Algebra introduces concepts that lead to Precalculus. However, you need to be competent in the fundamentals of Algebra 1 before tackling Algebra 2 and Advance Algebra. I can informally assess each student's weaknesses in Algebra 1 and devise a remediation plan. Many skills taught in Algebra 2 are extension of Algebra 1 and Intermediate Algebra concepts. What can make learning Algebra 2 more difficult is the complexity of the numbers used in calculations and understanding the properties of nonlinear functions such as as quadratics and square roots. However, organizing theses functions by properties will help acquire fluency when it comes to solving these functions. I will develop a continual concept chart that can be used as a visual reference and help memorize properties associated with each function.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have students develop vocabulary note cards which include the definition and its pictorial representation. Since Geometry is a visual subject, it is important to understand the terminology that describe spatial relationships in angles, Geometric shapes, and solids. A formula chart is useful for referencing common perimeter and area formulas. I can supply a scientific calculator, protractor, and compass. It also is a good idea to purchase graph paper and a hand held eraser.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

It's important to have the following supplies at hand before the first tutorial session and I can supply some of these: Graph paper for plotting and graphing points, lines, and shapes, hand held erasers, note cards, and of course pencils. I can supply a scientific calculator. It would be a good idea to purchase a white board and erasable markers, it is good for practicing various math skills.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since it's important to have solid Pre-Algebra skills before starting Algebra, I will give a one page pre-assessment of your child's elementary Algebra skills to pinpoint areas of weaknesses. Once I have an idea of what areas that your child is struggling with, then I can devise a remediation plan. I recommend that you have the following supplies: hand held erasers, graphing paper, white board and erasable pens, and a graphing calculator. I can supply a graphing calculator if your child does not own one. It is also important that your child have the class syllabus so that I can have some idea what he/she will be studying in future weeks.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 and College Algebra introduces concepts that lead to Precalculus. However, you need to be competent in the fundamentals of Algebra 1 before tackling Algebra 2 and Advance Algebra. I can informally assess each student's weaknesses in Algebra 1 and devise a remediation plan. Many skills taught in Algebra 2 are extension of Algebra 1 and Intermediate Algebra concepts. What can make learning Algebra 2 more difficult is the complexity of the numbers used in calculations and understanding the properties of nonlinear functions such as as quadratics and square roots. However, organizing theses functions by properties will help acquire fluency when it comes to solving these functions. I will develop a continual concept chart that can be used as a visual reference and help memorize properties associated with each function.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have students develop vocabulary note cards which include the definition and its pictorial representation. Since Geometry is a visual subject, it is important to understand the terminology that describe spatial relationships in angles, Geometric shapes, and solids. A formula chart is useful for referencing common perimeter and area formulas. I can supply a scientific calculator, protractor, and compass. It also is a good idea to purchase graph paper and a hand held eraser.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

It's important to have the following supplies at hand before the first tutorial session and I can supply some of these: Graph paper for plotting and graphing points, lines, and shapes, hand held erasers, note cards, and of course pencils. I can supply a scientific calculator. It would be a good idea to purchase a white board and erasable markers, it is good for practicing various math skills.

Special Needs

ADHD

ADHD

I am certified in Generic Special Education K-12 and Math 8-12 and have extensive experience working with ADHD students. For most of my fourteen years plus of teaching, I taught Resource Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry. Over the last four years at the Round Rock ISD, I also worked as an inclusion teacher in Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 11. A number of my contact students were ADHD, and with my support they were successful in passing their classes.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since it's important to have solid Pre-Algebra skills before starting Algebra, I will give a one page pre-assessment of your child's elementary Algebra skills to pinpoint areas of weaknesses. Once I have an idea of what areas that your child is struggling with, then I can devise a remediation plan. I recommend that you have the following supplies: hand held erasers, graphing paper, white board and erasable pens, and a graphing calculator. I can supply a graphing calculator if your child does not own one. It is also important that your child have the class syllabus so that I can have some idea what he/she will be studying in future weeks.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 and College Algebra introduces concepts that lead to Precalculus. However, you need to be competent in the fundamentals of Algebra 1 before tackling Algebra 2 and Advance Algebra. I can informally assess each student's weaknesses in Algebra 1 and devise a remediation plan. Many skills taught in Algebra 2 are extension of Algebra 1 and Intermediate Algebra concepts. What can make learning Algebra 2 more difficult is the complexity of the numbers used in calculations and understanding the properties of nonlinear functions such as as quadratics and square roots. However, organizing theses functions by properties will help acquire fluency when it comes to solving these functions. I will develop a continual concept chart that can be used as a visual reference and help memorize properties associated with each function.
Geometry

Geometry

I have students develop vocabulary note cards which include the definition and its pictorial representation. Since Geometry is a visual subject, it is important to understand the terminology that describe spatial relationships in angles, Geometric shapes, and solids. A formula chart is useful for referencing common perimeter and area formulas. I can supply a scientific calculator, protractor, and compass. It also is a good idea to purchase graph paper and a hand held eraser.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (487 ratings)
5 star
(436)
4 star
(45)
3 star
(4)
2 star
(1)
1 star
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Reviews

One of the best teachers ever!!!

This is our fifth year with Tracey and I cannot say enough great things about her!!! She has helped my son with 7th grade math, Algebra 1, geometry, Algebra 2 and now Pre- Calculus!!!Tracey is so patient in explaining all the concepts with him and teaches very thoroughly! We would be very lost without her. I always tell her what a huge blessing she is to our family!! She is by far the best math teacher/tutor we have ever had!! This year she has also been helping him with ACT review. I don’t think there is anything she cannot do.

Naveena, 200 lessons with Tracey

Knowledgeable and Patient

Tracey has been coming to help our middle schooler with pre-algebra for a few months and it has been wonderful. She is very patient and helpful, as well as very timely and reliable. We highly recommend Tracey!

Miriam , 25 lessons with Tracey

Great tutor -teen girl mom!

Tracey is so patient and great with our daughter! She’s really helpful and positive! Our daughter enjoys doing math with her which is a plus and gives her more confidence! She has really helped us in geometry!!!

Carol, 15 lessons with Tracey

Very knowledgeable and nice

Tracey helped my son with Algebra. He was very pleased with her instruction and looks forward to working with her in the future as the school year progresses. Tracey was very nice and had a way of explaining and teaching algebra so that my son could understand.

Sandra, 15 lessons with Tracey

So patient!

We were so pleased with our son's first session with Tracey. He has been really struggling with Pre AP Geometry and we are looking forward to a good semester of regular sessions with her.

Elizabeth, 5 lessons with Tracey

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Tracey is an amazing tutor. She makes algebra make sense. She is flexible and covers difficult areas with patience. I would recommend Tracey to everyone needing a clear explanation.

Sean, 4 lessons with Tracey

Patient, knowledgeable & very thorough

Tracey is a wonderful tutor! Her ability to jump in & be able to help my son gain a better understanding of his assignment is priceless !

Sally, 25 lessons with Tracey

Knowledgeable and very able to communicate the information to my son.

My son is finally understanding Algebra! It is like the light finally came on. Thanks to Tracy. He has a long way to go,but with Tracy He can stay in front of the learning curve.

Dustin, 22 lessons with Tracey

Great tutor

Tracey did a great job helping explain the difficult concepts of Algebra II. I highly recommend her for math tutoring.

Jon, 1 lesson with Tracey

Awesome, knowledgable and well prepared

Tracey is working with my son Jesse on Algebra 2. She does a great job of explaining and helping him to understand.

Kim, 15 lessons with Tracey
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$48/hour

Tracey S.

$48/hour

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Response time: 50 minutes