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Timothy W.

High School Math Teacher Available on Weekends

High School Math Teacher Available on Weekends

$55/hour

  • 247 hours tutoring

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If your student struggled with math last year and needs a better understanding of the subject as they embark on the upcoming school year, I'm available to help them secure a solid footing on the concepts they still have difficulty understanding.

The best way to generate enthusiasm for a subject is for teachers to openly display their own passion, which certainly describes me when it comes to math. In school, I devoured every math course offered and rapidly progressed as high as possible in...

If your student struggled with math last year and needs a better understanding of the subject as they embark on the upcoming school year, I'm available to help them secure a solid footing on the concepts they still have difficulty understanding.

The best way to generate enthusiasm for a subject is for teachers to openly display their own passion, which certainly describes me when it comes to math. In school, I devoured every math course offered and rapidly progressed as high as possible in my secondary school education.

It disheartens me whenever I hear a student complain that "math is too hard," or else that they see no practical purpose for it. The faults lie in how the curriculum is taught; traditional practices are no longer effective in reaching today's students. Therefore, I engage the student, making it entertaining while not sacrificing content. Any skill requires effort, and I can explain to the student that competency is like exercising any muscle, except this particular one is the "brain muscle." Likewise, I show students the relevance of what they are learning and how it applies to the world at large. Only then can math be seen as transcending the abstract, becoming a valuable tool in every discipline.

I have been influenced by many a great teacher, and I wish to become a teacher who positively impacts students, enabling them to reach their full potential. Therefore, I returned to college, completed my B.A. in Mathematics at the UW, obtained my Masters in Teaching from Northwest University, and am now teaching math at a local high school where I've received a distinguished evaluation.

My tutoring approach is focused on conceptual learning instead of procedural knowledge, as a thorough understanding will enable advancement in mathematics with greater ease.


Education

University of Washington
Mathematics
Northwest University
Masters

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Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have two years of experience teaching Algebra 2 (including last year). While Algebra 1 was all about finding the solution to a problem, Algebra 2 is about finding the "best" solution from among many possible methods. I help my students determine what is "best," either fastest, most efficient, or less prone to errors. Ultimately, I teach students the finer points of critical thinking and problem-solving that will benefit them in the real world they will face after graduation.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am currently teaching Geometry at my local High School. I am quite familiar with the typical curriculum pacing. I can help with current homework, or provide additional support materials and worksheets for students who need more practice.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have two years of experience teaching Algebra 2 (including last year). While Algebra 1 was all about finding the solution to a problem, Algebra 2 is about finding the "best" solution from among many possible methods. I help my students determine what is "best," either fastest, most efficient, or less prone to errors. Ultimately, I teach students the finer points of critical thinking and problem-solving that will benefit them in the real world they will face after graduation.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am currently teaching Geometry at my local High School. I am quite familiar with the typical curriculum pacing. I can help with current homework, or provide additional support materials and worksheets for students who need more practice.
Logic,

Logic

I took Logic I during my Senior year at the University of Washington and found it to be one of the most fun classes I have ever taken, and I passed it with a 4.0. I'm fully experienced with both propositional and predicate logic, how to create truth tables for each, and how to prove theorems. Some of these skills were also used in various math classes I previously took, among them Mathematical Proofs and Axiomatic Geometry.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

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Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have two years of experience teaching Algebra 2 (including last year). While Algebra 1 was all about finding the solution to a problem, Algebra 2 is about finding the "best" solution from among many possible methods. I help my students determine what is "best," either fastest, most efficient, or less prone to errors. Ultimately, I teach students the finer points of critical thinking and problem-solving that will benefit them in the real world they will face after graduation.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am currently teaching Geometry at my local High School. I am quite familiar with the typical curriculum pacing. I can help with current homework, or provide additional support materials and worksheets for students who need more practice.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have two years of experience teaching Algebra 2 (including last year). While Algebra 1 was all about finding the solution to a problem, Algebra 2 is about finding the "best" solution from among many possible methods. I help my students determine what is "best," either fastest, most efficient, or less prone to errors. Ultimately, I teach students the finer points of critical thinking and problem-solving that will benefit them in the real world they will face after graduation.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am currently teaching Geometry at my local High School. I am quite familiar with the typical curriculum pacing. I can help with current homework, or provide additional support materials and worksheets for students who need more practice.
Algebra 1, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Timothy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 212 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (104 ratings)
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Good and knowledgeable tutor

Tim went over precalculus - Analytic Trigonometry. My son said he was really good at explaining and easy to work with. We will definitely be seeing him on weekends.

Swapna , 8 lessons with Timothy

Great Tutor

Deeply knowledgeable, patient and makes it fun for my 13 year old. I would highly recommend Timothy. My son was against having a tutor but now he is engaged and his geometry fundamentals are getting stronger.

Sandhya, 79 lessons with Timothy

Very patient and thorough with explanations

First tutor session with Timothy for my son. My son lacks confidence when it comes to math. Timothy was very patient and went step by step through problems to help my son better understand what he was doing and how he got the answer. After leaving, I asked my son his thoughts and he liked Timothy as well. Have already booked an additional session and plan to continue working with Timothy.

Amber, 5 lessons with Timothy

Knowledgeable, Patient, and Friendly

Timothy helped my son with Algebra 2. He explained things very clearly. His calm, patient demeanor made my son feel comfortable and confident during his session.

Nicole, 10 lessons with Timothy

Very knowledgeable

My daughter Kayla said that she really enjoyed her tutoring session and that she would like to be able to have Timothy continue to help her. Explanations given to help her understand were clear and concise.

Vidara , 3 lessons with Timothy
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$55/hour

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Timothy W.

$55/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Timothy

Response time: 17 hours