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Jose A.

Waxahachie, TX

$35/hour

Excellent Math Tutor... Ready to help guide you to academic success

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Background check passed as of 1/28/16
5.0 average from 28 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Angela, Cedar Hill, TX on 11/20/16

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University of Texas at Austin
Mathematics

Education

University of Texas at Austin (Mathematics)

About Jose

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Mathematics degree (minored in Business). I teach my students by drawing examples from the practical Corporate business world, which I was a part of for 7 years. I have worked in middle to upper level management, and I draw countless examples in my tutoring sessions from that. I spent 11 years in the United States Navy. I spent 4 years as an enlisted member on submarines, and I spent another 7 years as a Naval Officer on surface warships. I have extensive time management and multi-tasking techniques, which I teach in conjunction with the subject matter I am teaching. It helps my students be better prepared, especially when it comes to test taking.

I was a tutor in college and while in the military. I tutored college students in algebra, pre-calculus and business calculus. I tutored high school students in the following math courses: algebra I & II, geometry and trigonometry. I also tutored high school students in Spanish, English, Physics and SAT preparation.

I am currently working on my teacher certification, and I substitute teach at the local high school. I can teach any grade level.

I enjoy tutoring because I like seeing my students succeed in their education. I take pride in their performances as they improve before my very eyes. My initial focus will be to determine how my student learns best and helping him/her to understand the material being covered. Basically, my approach is summed up with an acronym PDCA (plan, do, check, act). Plan: Come to the tutorial prepared to teach and having a learning game plan for my student. Do: Using examples, demonstrated the application of the learning material. Check: I encourage and challenge the student to show me what they have learned after I cover the material with him/her. Act: Have a thorough follow up to ensure that the student understood the material covered. I usually do this at the beginning of the next tutoring session.

My philosophy about tutoring is that I am only as good as my students. I am there for them. Their performance is a direct reflection of my teaching performance. There is no such thing as a bad student, only a bad teacher. My main focal point is that I want to have a positive influence on my students by ensuring that they understand the material I am teaching. They need to know that they can be successful in any subject. I am very confident in my ability to influence and instruct others. You have to have "ganas" (that is Spanish for "the will or desire") to do better... to have an open mind and an open heart.

I wish to be your tutor. I want to see you do well in your classes. With my guidance and instruction, you will improve. I am very eager to hear from you. Also, I have very flexible hours. I am willing to work weekends, as well. Thank you for your time. Look forward to hearing from you.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Mathematics degree (minored in Business). I teach my students by drawing examples from the practical Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Waxahachie, TX 75165
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Angela, Cedar Hill, TX on 11/20/16

"Immediate results!"

- Keli, Waxahachie, TX on 11/18/16

"Knowledgeable and truly cares for the kids."

- Jane, Midlothian, TX on 10/27/16

"life-saver for my son"

- Melissa, Midlothian, TX on 6/9/16

"Very knowledgeable tutor"

- Renee', Red Oak, TX on 4/5/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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ACT Math

I earned a Mathematics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. I have applied math in real world applications and testing. ACT Math is subject matter that I am well versed in and I have helped many students do well on the ACT Math portion. I not only teach subject matter, I teach test preparation techniques that are proven to be successful.

Algebra 1

I earned a Mathematics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. I have tutored over 100 students individually and helped them excel at Algebra 1. I can tutor you in this subject in English or Spanish. When you follow the process, it will lead you to the correct answer. Trust the process.

Algebra 2

I earned a Mathematics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Algebra 2 will expand your mind, as will I. I have tutored countless students in this subject. It is important that you have a strong foundation to do well, which is having the basic Algebra 1 skill set mastered. I have used Algebra 2 concepts both in the military and in the business world.

Elementary Math

I earned a Mathematics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. The key to mastering Elementary Math is patience. In my experience, students need discipline and a strong hard work ethic to excel in elementary math. I have taught both primary and secondary students, which enables me to reach any student willing to learn.

Geometry

I earned a Mathematics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Geometry is the "loner" math. When bright students get to Geometry, some of them struggle because they don't understand proofs. I have extensive experience with teaching students proofs. You have to know the rules (i.e., laws and postulates). I have mostly dealt with high school students in teaching them Geometry. I took several higher level Geometry classes in college, as well.

University of Texas at Austin
Mathematics

Education

University of Texas at Austin (Mathematics)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor — A previous reviewer stated that Jose is a knowledgeable and patient tutor and I have to agree. Jose made my son feel at ease. My son asked a lot of questions and enjoyed his first tutoring session. Jose was very detailed in his explanation which helped a lot. Terence is looking forward to his next tutoring session. ...

— Angela, Cedar Hill, TX on 11/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Jose will travel within 20 miles of Waxahachie, TX 75165.