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Pre-algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Pre-calc, Calculus
Lisa O.

1,005 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $45

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Pre-algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Pre-calc, Calculus
Pre-algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Pre-calc, Calculus
Lisa O.

1,005 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,005 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Lisa


Bio

One of my favorite things to do is to help students get that "Ah, ha!" moment. My first tutoring job helped me decide to pursue teaching as my career. I believe that everyone can learn and it is my job, as a teacher, to find the way the student learns best. The methods that work for one student may not work for another student. The challenge of finding what works for each of my students is what makes this job so fun...that, and working with people.

My degree is in secondary mathematics...

One of my favorite things to do is to help students get that "Ah, ha!" moment. My first tutoring job helped me decide to pursue teaching as my career. I believe that everyone can learn and it is my job, as a teacher, to find the way the student learns best. The methods that work for one student may not work for another student. The challenge of finding what works for each of my students is what makes this job so fun...that, and working with people.

My degree is in secondary mathematics teaching and I am qualified to teach any math for middle school, junior high, and high school students. I think trigonometry and calculus are particularly fun! As part of my previous tutoring job at Weber State University, I am a CRLA certified tutor. The primary emphasis of this certification is tutoring using questions.

I believe that it is my job to take what the student already knows and ask questions to help the student better understand the material. It is not my job to teach, or re-teach, the student my way of doing things. That can potentially make things worse. I have been a very successful tutor at WSU, having had several students request me for subsequent semesters of tutoring. I consider that to be very flattering and a testament to my skill at teaching.

I have very high standards for myself and for my students. This does not mean that I expect perfection, it means that I expect students to try and to do their best. No one is perfect, especially when first learning something. I expect my students to come prepared with questions, and my students can expect me to be prepared to answer them.

I am pretty flexible when it comes to scheduling, and I require at least two hours of notice if a session will need to be canceled. I would be happy to reschedule a makeup session at the student's request.

I am really excited to begin working with students again. I look forward to hearing from you and to begin our fun journey toward success!


Education

Weber State University
Math Education

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: Every no-show will be charged the regular hourly rate. A no-show is any missed appointment in which the student does not notify me prior to the appointment starting time. Discounts are available.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/20/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have taken two classes specifically designed for elementary teachers. I have learned some pretty good techniques to help students who are struggling with specific things.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored all levels of math over the last 14 years. I have also taught a few pre-algebra and algebra classes at the high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored this many, many times at Weber State University. It was probably the class that I had the most fun with while tutoring.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I had the opportunity to work with an AP Calculus class while student teaching at Roy High School in Utah. I think Calculus is my favorite math class because it is amazing to me the kind of things that calculus can tell you.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I find geometry to be one of the more fun classes and I especially enjoy the construction part of the course. I also think geometry is one of the more applicable classes to real-life situations.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I earned my college degree in secondary math education. I have tutored this subject several times during the 2001-2005 school years. I have to refresh most students' knowledge of this subject before we can continue to work on the current material. I spent a few semesters teaching pre-algebra at Weber State University.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I taught a precalculus class at Roy High School in Utah while student teaching. Precalculus was the first college math class I took, and I was able to complete the class with no problem and earn an A grade.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored all levels of math over the last 14 years. I am a pretty good test taker and I can give some good advice to students about how to best prepare.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored all levels of math over the last 14 years. I have taken the ACT myself, so I am familiar with the test format.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored all levels of math over the last 14 years. I have also taught a few pre-algebra and algebra classes at the high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored this many, many times at Weber State University. It was probably the class that I had the most fun with while tutoring.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I had the opportunity to work with an AP Calculus class while student teaching at Roy High School in Utah. I think Calculus is my favorite math class because it is amazing to me the kind of things that calculus can tell you.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I find geometry to be one of the more fun classes and I especially enjoy the construction part of the course. I also think geometry is one of the more applicable classes to real-life situations.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I earned my college degree in secondary math education. I have tutored this subject several times during the 2001-2005 school years. I have to refresh most students' knowledge of this subject before we can continue to work on the current material. I spent a few semesters teaching pre-algebra at Weber State University.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I taught a precalculus class at Roy High School in Utah while student teaching. Precalculus was the first college math class I took, and I was able to complete the class with no problem and earn an A grade.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored all levels of math over the last 14 years. I am a pretty good test taker and I can give some good advice to students about how to best prepare.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I am a certified secondary math teacher. I have tutored trigonometry several times over the years, the most recent just last school year. I find trigonometry to be one of the most real-life applicable courses.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored all levels of math over the last 14 years. I have also taught a few pre-algebra and algebra classes at the high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored this many, many times at Weber State University. It was probably the class that I had the most fun with while tutoring.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I had the opportunity to work with an AP Calculus class while student teaching at Roy High School in Utah. I think Calculus is my favorite math class because it is amazing to me the kind of things that calculus can tell you.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I find geometry to be one of the more fun classes and I especially enjoy the construction part of the course. I also think geometry is one of the more applicable classes to real-life situations.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I earned my college degree in secondary math education. I have tutored this subject several times during the 2001-2005 school years. I have to refresh most students' knowledge of this subject before we can continue to work on the current material. I spent a few semesters teaching pre-algebra at Weber State University.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I taught a precalculus class at Roy High School in Utah while student teaching. Precalculus was the first college math class I took, and I was able to complete the class with no problem and earn an A grade.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored all levels of math over the last 14 years. I have also taught a few pre-algebra and algebra classes at the high school and college levels.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored this many, many times at Weber State University. It was probably the class that I had the most fun with while tutoring.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I had the opportunity to work with an AP Calculus class while student teaching at Roy High School in Utah. I think Calculus is my favorite math class because it is amazing to me the kind of things that calculus can tell you.
GED,

GED

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have spent a lot of time learning and reviewing the high school curriculum in different areas. Helping people who want to learn is the most rewarding thing I do, as a professional.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I find geometry to be one of the more fun classes and I especially enjoy the construction part of the course. I also think geometry is one of the more applicable classes to real-life situations.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored all levels of math over the last 14 years. I am a pretty good test taker and I can give some good advice to students about how to best prepare.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored all levels of math over the last 14 years. I have taken the ACT myself, so I am familiar with the test format.
GED,

GED

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have spent a lot of time learning and reviewing the high school curriculum in different areas. Helping people who want to learn is the most rewarding thing I do, as a professional.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am a certified secondary math teacher qualified to teach any math from elementary school through calculus. I have tutored all levels of math over the last 14 years. I am a pretty good test taker and I can give some good advice to students about how to best prepare.

Examples of Expertise


Lisa has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 15 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

understanding

Best math tutor I’ve had! Very understanding when I was confused about a lot of the topics. She knows how to simplify topics that I am confused about very well.

Andia, 4 lessons with Lisa

Great Geometry Tutor

Lisa is an excellent geometry tutor. Warm, engaging and very proficient, I Highly recommend her for all areas of mathematics

Mike, 1 lesson with Lisa

understanding

Best tutor I’ve had! Very understanding when I was confused about simple topics. She is also much more informative compared to my own teacher

Andia, 4 lessons with Lisa

Excellent and Detailed Tutor

Lisa was extremely patient with my daughter and guided her through the processes that she was struggling with. The assignment was extremely complicated and required well over the original scheduled time. Lisa stayed on the call and continued with the tutoring process until my daughter was able to grasp the concept. We will reach back out to Lisa when there are any other issues that arise.

Bj, 1 lesson with Lisa

Excellent Help

Did a great job of guiding my daughter to help her learn how to do some problems that she was struggling with. Took a test the next day and nailed it!

Jim, 1 lesson with Lisa

RECOMMEND!

Excellent! I was a bit confused with my precalc hw, she explained everything step by step. Lisa wrote down exactly and more of what I needed to to know. Would definitely recommend!

malack , 1 lesson with Lisa

Lisa helped me to reach my goals!

Lisa is the most perfect tutor anyone could ask for! Being a student who is often too shy to ask questions, I always felt very comfortable to ask Lisa anything I was confused about. I knew I could always admit what I didn't know and that Lisa would never be condescending and never make me feel embarrassed. She knows when to give you time to figure out something on your own (which helps me to learn how to solve the problems) and when to guide you through it. She works with the student to find which ways to solve problems work best for that student, and is always happy to explain things in a variety of ways so the student can best understand the concept. Through hard work and help from Lisa, she helped me achieve an A in both semesters of my Pre-Calculus class.

Rosemary, 19 lessons with Lisa

Very kind, very effective, and extremely knowledgeable tutor

My son had his first tutoring lesson today with Lisa. She was very good at establishing rapport with my son. He enjoyed working with her. As a Mom I appreciate her taking time to ask questions before the session and to make feel comfortable not knowing something. I look forward to working with her in the coming months.

Julie, 11 lessons with Lisa

Great Tutor!

She explains concepts well, and can explain and approach problems in multiple ways to ensure there is full understanding. I really like working with her and can tell I'm making progress after each session

Shannon, 5 lessons with Lisa
Hourly Rate: $45
Response time: 3 hours
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