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Margaret C.

Salt Lake City, UT

$60/hour

Algebra, Geometry and Pre-Calculus Teacher

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/25/12
4.7 average from 127 ratings
Reliable and Efficient
— Brynn, Bountiful, UT on 3/22/16

$60/Hour


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Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Mathematics
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Master's

Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (Mathematics)

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Master's)

About Margaret

Previously certified Level IV in mathematics for the State of Utah (prior to retirement). I taught mathematics courses from first year algebra through first semester college calculus and statistics, including college algebra and trigonometry, with proven success in preparing students for AP Calculus and AP Statistics exams, for 30 years at Park City High School, Park City, UT. In addition, I was a concurrent enrollment instructor for MA1010 (Algebra 2), MA1050 (College Algebra) and MA1060 (Trigonometry) through both UVU (Utah Valley University) and SLCC (Salt Lake Community College).

My philosophy is that, given time and a patient/understanding instructor, anyone can learn mathematics. My method is "learn by doing", as one would coach an athlete, through instruction and practice. Having been a slow learner myself, I can appreciate how students struggle with mathematics; so I try to provide more than one approach to solving a problem with the intention of helping both aural and visual learners. My strengths are Geometry (I'm a visual learner) and Algebra (I think logically), but can help in most areas of mathematics by taking a look at the textbook a student is currently using.
Previously certified Level IV in mathematics for the State of Utah (prior to retirement). I taught mathematics courses from first year algebra through first semester college calculus and statistics, including college algebra and trigonometry, with proven success in preparing students for AP Calculus and AP Statistics exams, for 30 years at Park Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Assessed costs of cancellations made: a) before leaving to go to the session, one half hour of tutoring; b) after leaving to go to the session, one hour of tutoring.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Reliable and Efficient"

- Brynn, Bountiful, UT on 3/22/16

"Great Tutor!!"

- Chris, Salt Lake City, UT on 4/28/15

"Very Helpful and Inquisitive"

- Derek, Salt Lake City, UT on 6/7/14

"Best tutor ever!"

- Peggy, Salt Lake City, UT on 5/4/14

"Great Tutor"

- Tim, Salt Lake City, UT on 3/19/14

"Very helpful"

- Bill, Salt Lake City, UT on 2/22/14

"Awesome!"

- Anna, Salt Lake City, UT on 12/11/13

"Invaluable"

- Janet, Salt Lake City, UT on 4/9/13

"Great Tutor"

- Laura, Salt Lake City, UT on 2/7/13

"Great tutor, she helps me stay on track and I am the MOM!"

- Misty, Salt Lake City, UT on 1/23/13

"Very patient! Great Tutor"

- Robyn, Salt Lake City, UT on 12/19/12
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
GRE,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GRE,
PSAT,
SAT Math
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

Math section of the ACT. The exam tests skills learned in high school level first and second year algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Algebra 1

High school level first year algebra

Algebra 2

High school level second year algebra

Geometry

High school level plane geometry

GRE

The college exam for those interested in applying to a Masters or Doctoral degree program consists of three parts: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing.

Verbal reasoning tests the ability to analyze and evaluate written material, as well as synthesize information obtained from it.

Quantitative reasoning tests the ability to solve problems, focusing on the basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.

Analytical writing tests critical thinking and analytical writing skills through the ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

Prealgebra

Mathematics thinking and problem solving skills needed to be successful in algebra.

Precalculus

Those topics covered prior to college level calculus, including college algebra and trigonometry.

PSAT

Preliminary exam for the SAT. This helps identify potential success on both English and math sections of the SAT.

SAT Math

Math section of the SAT. The exam tests skills learned in high school level first and second year algebra, including formulas from geometry.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Mathematics
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Master's

Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (Mathematics)

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Master's)

Reliable and Efficient

I have driven both my daughters 30 minutes in rush hour traffic to have Margaret help them the last 2 years. She is reliable, efficient and most importantly my daughters have left the time with her feeling like they understood what they needed to understand. My youngest daughter is a sophomore in high school and I am hoping that Margaret will be tutoring for at least two years more!

— Brynn, Bountiful, UT on 3/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Assessed costs of cancellations made: a) before leaving to go to the session, one half hour of tutoring; b) after leaving to go to the session, one hour of tutoring.

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 5 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84121.