University of the Pacific
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. 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
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.