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Heather P.

Certified Math Tutor, 20 Years Experience: 7th Grade thru PreCalculus

Certified Math Tutor, 20 Years Experience: 7th Grade thru PreCalculus

$50/hour

  • 623 hours tutoring

About Heather


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Hi, I'm Heather! I am a certified tutor with several years' experience, both in and out of the classroom. My experience and expertise includes 7th Grade Math thru PreCalculus, including Trigonometry and Geometry. And in my two decades of experience, I have helped many students gain the necessary skills and confidence in their ability to do math and be successful in their studies.

I began tutoring math at Yavapai College in Arizona in 2001, at which time I also received Tutor Certification...

Hi, I'm Heather! I am a certified tutor with several years' experience, both in and out of the classroom. My experience and expertise includes 7th Grade Math thru PreCalculus, including Trigonometry and Geometry. And in my two decades of experience, I have helped many students gain the necessary skills and confidence in their ability to do math and be successful in their studies.

I began tutoring math at Yavapai College in Arizona in 2001, at which time I also received Tutor Certification through the College Reading and Learning Association. At YC I tutored Beginning Algebra through PreCalculus. While most students I worked with learned just what they needed to be successful in their courses, one of my students in particular earned her first ever "A" in math. As a result of this experience, 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" - in other words, to help students build the confidence and skills needed to succeed on their own to the extent that is possible. That was the case with this student. I also earned the Outstanding Tutor Award while working in the Learning Center at YC.

In August 2006, I moved to Utah and began working as a substitute teacher in Alpine School District. Almost immediately, I was asked to sub long term teaching Algebra 1 & Geometry in a high school. Since that time, I have worked as an hourly teacher, a sub and a math aide in grades 7-12 throughout ASD, in addition to being a private tutor. In these capacities, I have taught and tutored topics from PreAlgebra through PreCalculus, and Geometry (currently known as Intermediate Math 1 & 2, and Secondary Math 1-3 in the Utah State Mathematics Core). Through these experiences, I have become quite familiar with what students need to know as part of the Utah State Mathematics Core, as well as what skills they must have as they progress through each level of math. I've also learned what skills many students seem to strugg


Education

Utah Valley University
Mathematics Education

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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 42 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Ms Heather is great

Ms. Heather has been working with my 13 year old son once a week for the entire past school year. He says that she is patient and very clear in her explanations. When I ask him if he wants a session this week he always says YES. I would highly recommend her and we hope she works with us again next school year.

Bobby, 22 lessons with Heather

Great tutor, very adaptable

Thought that Heather went out of her way to help our son understand math from his point of view, she adapted her style to him and it helped him with his math skills. She is a great teacher

Mike , 15 lessons with Heather

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Helped me understand the day’s lessons quickly and in a different way than I would have perceived it!! Good lesson.

Emilie, 69 lessons with Heather

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Helped me understand the day’s lessons quickly and in a different way than I would have perceived it!! Good lesson.

Emilie, 69 lessons with Heather

Very patient and knowledgeable tutor

Heather helped my daughter understand core concepts and help her improve her confidence in math problem-solving. My daughter started getting A+ for high school math under Heather's guidance. Heather is also very professional and organized - I highly recommend her.

Priya, 26 lessons with Heather

Very productive !

Well Structured lessons with emphasis on knowledge gaps. Heather thoroughly Inquired our concerns In subject and based her lesson on finding weak areas Highly recommend

Lana, 3 lessons with Heather

Best Teacher in Utah County

My son had been working with heather now for 2 years. She explains math in a way my jr high student understands. He is getting an A in math. Happy son, Happy mom!

Kimberly, 2 lessons with Heather

My daughter had a great experience with Heather!

My soon to be 7th grader described her session with Heather as " Fun" I'd never in a million years think she would've had this experience and especially on the first go.

Tiffany, 41 lessons with Heather

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Helped me understand the day’s lessons quickly and in a different way than I would have perceived it. I am taking the BMCC Math Start program which consists of a lot of pre algebra/algebra. Patient, good sense of humor.

Emilie, 69 lessons with Heather
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