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Jeff G.

Richmond, VA

$50/hour

Retired Veteran Mathematics Teacher

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Knowledgable, Patient, Understanding, Wonderful!
— Kaylee, Richmond, VA on 10/16/16

$50/Hour


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University of Utah
Mathematics
University of Utah
MBA

Education

University of Utah (Mathematics)

University of Utah (MBA)

About Jeff

After a rewarding teaching career in independent college preparatory schools, I retired in June 2014 to focus on tutoring individuals. Over the years I have enjoyed the opportunity to present graphing calculator workshops at mathematics and education conferences including the Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference, and I make it a point to keep up with innovations in educational technology (this includes software such as GeoGebra, TI Nspire and Geometer's Sketchpad).

My experience as a classroom teacher in variety of courses including AP Calculus, Probability/Statistics, Pre-Calculus, College Algebra and Trigonometry, and Geometry qualifies me as a tutor for a wide range of students. I have also taught advanced mathematics courses including Finite Mathematics and Matrix Theory. I have been successful in the classroom and as a tutor because I make it a point to learn the most effective method of working with an individual student.

In general, I have found that students who wish to benefit from tutoring belong to one of three categories. Some are struggling with their current mathematics course, others are doing fine but wish to get ahead, and yet other students desire additional reinforcement to maintain their skills. Regardless of which category you belong to, I can help you achieve your goals. If you wish to improve your confidence and performance in mathematics, I can provide a perspective that will benefit your efforts.
After a rewarding teaching career in independent college preparatory schools, I retired in June 2014 to focus on tutoring individuals. Over the years I have enjoyed the opportunity to present graphing calculator workshops at mathematics and education conferences including the Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference, and I make Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Richmond, VA 23235

"Knowledgable, Patient, Understanding, Wonderful!"

- Kaylee, Richmond, VA on 10/16/16

"Great lesson!"

- Ralph, Richmond, VA on 10/11/16
Jeff replied on 10/19/2016

Thank you, Ralph. I enjoy working with your daughter, as she is very motivated, bright and creative. She enjoys discussing the methods we have applied and seems to appreciate being able to challenging material.

Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I taught all levels of high school mathematics (inclucing AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Algebra I & II, PreCalculus, Trigonometry and Geometry) for over 30 years and helped individual students prepare for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT and Praxis 1.

Algebra 1

During my long career in independent college prep schools, my courses included Algebra 1 & 2, AP Calculus, College Algebra & Trigonometry and Geometry. After I retired from the classroom last June (2015) I continued tutoring individuals and enjoy the opportunity to focus on the most reward aspect of teaching: helping students achieve their personal goals.

Algebra 2

During my long career in independent college prep schools, my courses included Geometry, Honors PreCalculus, AP Calculus, and College Algebra & Trigonometry. After I retired from the classroom last June (2015) I continued tutoring individuals and enjoy the opportunity to focus on the most rewarding aspect of teaching: helping students achieve their personal goals.

Calculus

During my teaching career I taught AP Calculus AB & BC as well as advanced courses such as Finite Mathematics and Matrix Theory. I enjoy theory as much as applications, and can help students become more proficient in applying graphing calculators (particularly TI-84 and TI-89).

Geometry

During my career in independent college prep schools I taught Geometry.

Prealgebra

I have a B.A. in mathematics and an MBA with emphasis in Statistics. I taught a variety of courses in college preparatory schools for 35 years before retiring last June to focus on tutoring individuals. I have taught AP Calculus, AP Statistics, PreCalculus, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, PreAlgebra, SAT & ACT prep courses and post-AP Calculus courses.

Precalculus

During my long career in independent college prep schools, my courses included Honors PreCalculus, AP Calculus, College Algebra & Trigonometry and Geometry. After I retired from the classroom last June (2015) I continued tutoring individuals and enjoy the opportunity to focus on the most reward aspect of teaching: helping students achieve their personal goals.

SAT Math

I have a B.A. in mathematics and an MBA with emphasis in Statistics. I taught a variety of courses in college preparatory schools for 35 years before retiring last June to focus on tutoring individuals. I have taught AP Calculus, AP Statistics, PreCalculus, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, PreAlgebra, SAT & ACT prep courses and post-AP Calculus courses.

Statistics

I enjoy working with Statistics students because of my experience teaching AP Statistics and Probability/Statistics in independent college preparatory schools. In addition, I focused on applied statistics during my graduate program. I have presented several workshops at professional conferences in which I demonstrated the power of the statistical functions of TI-84 graphing calculator.

Trigonometry

My experience includes 35 years teaching upper level high school mathematics courses in independent college prep schools, including Trigonometry and AP Calculus.

University of Utah
Mathematics
University of Utah
MBA

Education

University of Utah (Mathematics)

University of Utah (MBA)

Knowledgable, Patient, Understanding, Wonderful!

We've only had two sessions so far, but he's taught me more in two hours than I learned solo in the entire first semester of my online Calculus course. I've always considered myself a dedicated online student, but Calculus was just not clicking for me. I was worried I wouldn't pass the class, and I luckily came across Jeff on Wyzant (thanks, Bing!), and he replied to my e-mail almost immediately.

— Kaylee, Richmond, VA on 10/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jeff will travel within 10 miles of Richmond, VA 23235.