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Certified Math Tutor, 20+ Years: Grades 7-12 & College thru PreCal
Heather P.

1,193 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $50

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Heather P.'s Photo

Certified Math Tutor, 20+ Years: Grades 7-12 & College thru PreCal
Certified Math Tutor, 20+ Years: Grades 7-12 & College thru PreCal
Heather P.

1,193 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,193 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Heather


Bio

Hi, I'm Heather! My experience & expertise includes various math topics within PreAlgebra thru PreCalculus, as well as Trigonometry and Geometry.

I began tutoring math at Yavapai College in Arizona in 2001, at which time I received Tutor Certification through the College Reading and Learning Association and earned the Outstanding Tutor Award while working in the Learning Center. One student in particular stands out to me from this experience. Historically a C student, through tutoring she...

Hi, I'm Heather! My experience & expertise includes various math topics within PreAlgebra thru PreCalculus, as well as Trigonometry and Geometry.

I began tutoring math at Yavapai College in Arizona in 2001, at which time I received Tutor Certification through the College Reading and Learning Association and earned the Outstanding Tutor Award while working in the Learning Center. One student in particular stands out to me from this experience. Historically a C student, through tutoring she earned her first-ever A in math. As a result, she gained confidence in her ability to do well and needed very little help from that point forward. I believe that my job as a tutor is to "work my way out of a job" - i.e., to help students build the confidence and skills needed to succeed on their own to the extent that is possible.

In August 2006, I moved to Utah and began working as a substitute teacher in Alpine School District. Almost immediately, I was asked to substitute long term, teaching Algebra 1 & Geometry in a high school. From that time through December 2019, I worked as a math teacher, a sub and a math aide in grades 7-12. As a private tutor during this same time period, I helped several students complete College Algebra through UVU and BYU. And another was able to pass the math portion of the GRE (graduate student "basic" skills exam). Through these experiences, I became familiar with what students need to know, as well as what skills they must have in order to progress through each level of math. I've also learned what skills students tend to struggle with most and how to overcome those challenges. Then in December 2019 I left the classroom to focus more on helping individual students, and I continue to learn ways to better help math students.

In a nutshell, I’ve been able to help many students make sense of math. Feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to helping you/your student!


Education

Utah Valley University
Mathematics Education

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: ~lessons canceled or rescheduled less than 24hrs before will be charged up to 100% of scheduled lesson; same applies if student doesn't show up ~Minimum 1hr lesson charged unless previously arranged
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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I was required to take a Geometry course which covered Euclidean (plane) & non-Euclidean Geometries - primarily through proofs. Since 2006, I have also taught high school Geometry (before the switch to the spiraled core) and have taught & tutored 7th thru 11th grade spiraled core mathematics (which all include geometry topics).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Precalculus

Precalculus

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I was required to take a Geometry course which covered Euclidean (plane) & non-Euclidean Geometries - primarily through proofs. Since 2006, I have also taught high school Geometry (before the switch to the spiraled core) and have taught & tutored 7th thru 11th grade spiraled core mathematics (which all include geometry topics).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trig is so awesome! It allows us to use what we know about various types of triangles to find unknown values! What's more, it simply builds on what we already know about basic math and algebra. My college degree program was in Mathematics Education, where I studied many mathematics topics in more depth. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in PreCalculus (including Trig). And since 2006, I've taught and tutored High School math students (9th thru 12th grades, which includes topics in Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses. Let me help you understand Trigonometry better!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I was required to take a Geometry course which covered Euclidean (plane) & non-Euclidean Geometries - primarily through proofs. Since 2006, I have also taught high school Geometry (before the switch to the spiraled core) and have taught & tutored 7th thru 11th grade spiraled core mathematics (which all include geometry topics).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Precalculus

Precalculus

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I took several upper level math courses, which in turn helped me understand lower level concepts. Since 2001, I've successfully tutored College students in Beginning Algebra thru College Algebra/PreCalculus. And since 2006, I've taught and tutored math students in Middle & High School (7th thru 12th grades, with topics ranging from PreAlgebra thru Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry). Students I've worked with have all been more successful in their math courses.
Geometry

Geometry

While working towards my degree in Mathematics Education, I was required to take a Geometry course which covered Euclidean (plane) & non-Euclidean Geometries - primarily through proofs. Since 2006, I have also taught high school Geometry (before the switch to the spiraled core) and have taught & tutored 7th thru 11th grade spiraled core mathematics (which all include geometry topics).

Examples of Expertise


Heather has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 45 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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wonderful, patient teacher

We’re so grateful to have such a patient, kind tutor. Looking forward to more sessions. Josie felt much more encouraged after really struggling to understand math.

Kimberly, 2 lessons with Heather

Patient and thorough.

My daughter says she has been very helpful and she enjoys her sessions with her. She is simply just great! We will continue to seek her for our tutoring needs.

Sai, 9 lessons with Heather

Knowledgeable, patient, clear

Heather has been incredibly helpful for my son in Math 3 (Junior year). She was patient, easy to understand and was clearly invested in him learning the material. We will be absolutely using Heather again and cannot recommend her enough!

Sonja, 4 lessons with Heather

Knowledgeable and patient teacher

My son missed his school for some reason and feeling hard to cope up with the syllabus. But Heather taught him the foundations. He is really happy with his progress.

Santosh, 2 lessons with Heather

Great teacher ! kind , patient. thank you, Heather !

Excellent first lesson ! My daughter really felt comfortable with Heather and we are both very happy we found her !

Larissa , 8 lessons with Heather

Heather is a great tutor!

My daughter was really struggling with her college math class, and worked with Heather on the problems that she didn't understand. She went from barely passing to getting an 88 on her exam the next day!

Kate, 2 lessons with Heather

Heather the Great!

Heather is very knowledgeable and patient working with my 15 year old daughter. I am so glad that we selected her to helps us. I now refer to Heather as Heather the Great! We thank you Heather!

Vanessa, 5 lessons with Heather

Heather is a very knowledgeable and patient instructor.

Heather is helping my daughter with Geometry. She has the perfect temperament to encourage and connect with a young scholar. She is absolutely fabulous! She has been very easy to communicate with and explains the information clearly where my daughter is able to learn and retain the information.

Vanessa, 5 lessons with Heather

Geometry

I daughter informs me that the tutoring with Heather is working out great she’s able to explain simply and to the point and my daughter comes back to talk to me about it so I know she’s enjoying the time spent

michelle, 8 lessons with Heather
Hourly Rate: $50
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