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Deborah P.

Bellevue, WA

$50/hour

Homework Help, Core Concepts, Word Problems

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Deborah P.
— Karen, Redmond, WA on 11/9/17

$50/Hour


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1)Barnard College, Columbia University (BA)
Math and Psychology
The University of California at Berkeley
Master's

Education

1)Barnard College, Columbia University (BA) (Math and Psychology)

The University of California at Berkeley (Master's)

About Deborah

I studied Mathematics as an undergraduate, and as a graduate student I also took courses in Probability and Statistics. As a Graduate Instructor for a Data Analysis course at UC Berkeley, I helped Education Grad students with questions and review, as well as co-taught a computer lab section. More recently, I have been tutoring Math for elementary and middle school students in the Bellevue area, including as a VIBES volunteer (Bellevue School District) and at Singapore Math Club.

I love bringing kids to those “aha” moments when a math concept makes more sense and is not a rote manipulation of symbols. Depending on your child’s needs, we can work together on homework, school materials or on some of the skills that they don’t have time for in school but serve well for reinforcing number sense and going on to higher learning. For example, I show students ways to check their work.

For Elementary and some Middle School math, depending on your student’s needs, I can help with schoolwork and homework using the school’s books or use other materials. For younger students, I believe in manipulatives and games as well as textbooks and workbooks. For Algebra onward, I work primarily with the school's materials and look for supplements as needed.

In middle school, students learn study skills they’ll need in high school and beyond. Students with organizational challenges may need more support or guidance. For example, in math, they may need guidelines on how to spatially lay out a problem to make it legible. For other subjects we can discuss tools to help student feel confident and organized.
I studied Mathematics as an undergraduate, and as a graduate student I also took courses in Probability and Statistics. As a Graduate Instructor for a Data Analysis course at UC Berkeley, I helped Education Grad students with questions and review, as well as co-taught a computer lab section. More recently, I have been tutoring Math for elementary Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Bellevue, WA 98008
In-person lessons

"Deborah P."

- Karen, Redmond, WA on 11/9/17
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Prealgebra

For some students, I help fill in gaps from elementary math and also help with current material, so they complete pre-Algebra with the skills to move on. For the student who has time and inclination, I enjoy teaching Pre-algebra as a generalization of the arithmetic they've learned in elementary school - encouraging using number sense and problem solving skills. Most students are continuing to build their number sense and are learning strategies that will help them as they progress into Algebra.

1)Barnard College, Columbia University (BA)
Math and Psychology
The University of California at Berkeley
Master's

Education

1)Barnard College, Columbia University (BA) (Math and Psychology)

The University of California at Berkeley (Master's)

Deborah P.

Deborah gave our daughter immediate help on her pre-algebra problems, her approach is gentle, kind and non-threatening. Our daughter felt comfortable with her first experience with a tutor. Thank you!

— Karen, Redmond, WA on 11/9/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 2 miles of Bellevue, WA 98008.