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Tim C.

Experienced and Effective Specialist in Praxis Math and GED Math

Experienced and Effective Specialist in Praxis Math and GED Math

$49/hour

  • 1,058 hours tutoring

About Tim


Bio

I have been tutoring math in Fairfax County for more than ten years. As a math tutor, I participate in a program that helps adult students complete their GED, adult high school, and career-specific certifications. I am looking to help motivated adults (of any age) who are trying to achieve the same or similar goals but are struggling with the math part.

I work as a software engineer in the computer field and have a strong background in math. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and...

I have been tutoring math in Fairfax County for more than ten years. As a math tutor, I participate in a program that helps adult students complete their GED, adult high school, and career-specific certifications. I am looking to help motivated adults (of any age) who are trying to achieve the same or similar goals but are struggling with the math part.

I work as a software engineer in the computer field and have a strong background in math. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and minors in math and physics. I am very good at breaking things down and explaining math concepts or problems you are having trouble with, by using real-world examples to which you can relate. I am very patient too, so I will stick with you on any concept or problem, however long you need until the light bulb goes on. I have always enjoyed math from a very young age and have always excelled in it. I enjoy working on math and math-related problems or puzzles whenever they arise.

I have received excellent reviews and recommendations from my students and coordinators in the program in which I work, as well from my Wyzant students. I want to help (and enjoy helping) students achieve their goals and aspirations. My goal is to offer a realistically affordable, quality tutoring option to those who are looking to achieve those goals and aspirations, but are unable to afford typical tutoring prices.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you reach your goals!


Education

B.S. James Madison University
Computer Science

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $49
  • Rate details: $25 fee for no-shows or cancellations without 6 hours notice.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/22/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry

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Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

Summer

GED,

GED

I have been tutoring GED math for more than ten years. As a math tutor, I participate in a program that helps adult students complete their GED, adult high school, and career-specific certifications. I am looking to help motivated adults (of any age) who are trying to achieve the same or similar goals but are struggling with the math section.
Algebra 1, Geometry

Test Preparation

GED,

GED

I have been tutoring GED math for more than ten years. As a math tutor, I participate in a program that helps adult students complete their GED, adult high school, and career-specific certifications. I am looking to help motivated adults (of any age) who are trying to achieve the same or similar goals but are struggling with the math section.
Praxis

Praxis

For over ten years I have extensively tutored all of the topics covered by the math section of the Praxis exam, including Praxis Core Math 5732/5733 and Praxis Elementary Education Math 5001/5003. I have taken the Praxis Core Math 5732/5733 test five times and the Praxis Elementary Math 5003 test two times and achieved a perfect score each time. I am very familiar with the exam content, have excellent practice resources, and offer effective testing strategies. I have helped many struggling students pass their Praxis Math exams, and am particularly effective in helping students for whom math has always been a challenge, including "right-brained" (English, art-major, creative) students. I can explain difficult math concepts in a simple and relatable way. Additionally, I am extremely patient, which allows students to feel comfortable and not rushed, so you are learning in an optimal setting. Below are the score changes of some of my recent students. The first score is the student's highest score prior to our first meeting (only student's first initial is shown): ------ Praxis Core Math 5732/5733 ------ C******: from 146 to 166 S******: from 150 to 192 (required minimum of 163) J******: from 132 to 160 H******: from 158 to 180 (required minimum of 162) J******: from 128 to 156 R******: from 134 to 196 C******: from 140 to 172 K******: from 134 to 172 ------ Praxis Elementary Math 5003 ------ M*****: from 150 to 188 K******: from 145 to 175 S******: from 156 to 184 G******: from 145 to 172 J******: 168 (not previously taken) C******: 172 (not previously taken)

Examples of Expertise


Tim has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 437 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Experienced and Effective Specialist in Praxis Math and GED Math

Fantastic! The best tutor you can have for the Math Core Praxis exam. I couldn't have passed my PRAXIS 5733 without Tim! Before my tutoring section with Tim, I was ready to give up on my teaching career. I failed four times with the same score, 142 on each exam (this was very strange, but only the Praxis people know how they grade the exams). Tim was extremely knowledgeable about content; he really understands the test itself and how to approach it. He provided me with many great test-taking strategies, and even after just one session, I felt significantly more confident. Tim also took the time to send me practice material and recommended a great source that I found more helpful than any material I had. My favorite thing about it was his patience to explain each exercise until I was really understanding and improving. Also, he truly cares and likes to help his students; most of all, our sections were going an hour over our scheduled time, ensuring that I progressed in each lesson. Finally, I passed my Math Core exam with one of the highest scores, 194. My improvement was so significantly increased that my score was under investigation for one week. I can honestly say that tutors like Tim are challenging to find. Don't miss the opportunity to work with him and pass the PRAXIS 5733 exam.

Lorena, 15 lessons with Tim

Very knowledgeable, helpful and patient

Makes the lessons very easy to understand and teaches you different strategies to get certain problems out the way quickly. Spends enough time for you to practice with him and do some of the work on your own before moving on to the next lesson. Definitely recommend him!

Rosse, 6 lessons with Tim

Knowledge and patience

Tim is very patient and understanding. He has a way of explaining things in simple terms so that you can understand. He is truly a great tutor who wants you to succeed.

Lavette , 2 lessons with Tim

Look no further if you are trying to find a math tutor!

Tim C. tutored me in the praxis test 5511, he is so knowledgeable not just in math but also everything Praxis. I am not the best test taker but with Tim’s help I was able to pass the first time I took the test with a 177 (passing is 150)! I am not over exaggerating when I say Tim goes above and beyond for the people he tutors. He really takes the time to look at you as a whole person and takes into consideration how to best convey the information. Tim genuinely cares about the success of his students and will accommodate to meet his student’s needs. He broke down concepts in a way that was easy to understand. When considering a tutor their knowledge of the subject is obviously important (which Tim has) but what is also important is the relationship with your tutor. Tim’s approach is both professional and personal, he acted as a guide throughout my process of taking the 5511. Not once did I ever feel rushed or judged. It is one thing to be knowledgeable in a subject it is another to be able to successfully transfer that knowledge to another person. We all learn differently, and Tim knows that. I don’t have enough great things to say about Tim. Just scroll through the reviews… You will not find a better praxis tutor then Tim. Thank you for everything.

Nicki, 24 lessons with Tim

Excellent and Kind Tutor

Tim is a fantastic tutor! He has a unique way of breaking down the math! I went from not understanding math, to being able to understand math, and solve many problems in two minutes. Tim is patient and kind! He also makes math fun with his creative techniques! Thanks to Tim, I was able to pass my math praxis! I highly recommend Tim! I give him 10 stars!!

Marie, 45 lessons with Tim

Fabulous Tutoring

I worked with Tim C. and he did an amazing job with helping me to pass my PRAXIS Elementary Math test. I was 15 to 20 points below my passing score and after working with him, I was 12 points away from a perfect score, a 35 point increase. I could not have done it without him. Thank you, Tim and thank you Wyzant.

Shannon, 20 lessons with Tim

Great teacher!

Tim has had so much patience with me and went at the speed I needed. Couldn’t ask for a better tutor!

Sarah, 12 lessons with Tim

Very patient and dedicated tutor. Helped me pass Praxis Core 5732 and Praxis 5003!

Tim has a talent for explaining mathematical concepts in a simple, easy to understand way. He is very familiar with Praxis exams and knows exactly what topics to focus on. He never made me feel pressured or rushed; he explained concepts at a pace comfortable for me, and was always willing to answer my many questions. I had a time crunch to pass my exams, and Tim worked tirelessly to help me succeed. On two separate occasions, he tutored me for four hours straight. His dedication and passion is evident. Tim, thank you for all your help!

Jen, 6 lessons with Tim

Helped me pass my Praxis 5003!!!

Tim was such a big part in me passing my praxis math 5003. I took it 4 times and failed after using several different tutoring sites and programs! I sent so much money on study guides and study tests and kept failing. My mom came across Tim on a message board and reached out to help. Though him we heard about the Math Made Easy 5003 book. We bought and downloaded the book and did tutoring with Tim at least 3 times a week. I retested after 21 days and passed with a 172, 33 points higher than my last test score! I only wish I knew about this before I failed 4 times and wasted so much money on programs that never helped me. He’s great and really helps you to understand the concepts. He was flexible with scheduling and easy to get in contact with when I need him. Can’t recommend him more!

Gabby, 8 lessons with Tim
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