Frances T.

Seattle, WA

$70/hr

Math Isn't Hard

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MIT
Electrical Engineer

Education

MIT (Electrical Engineer)

About Frances

As a former high school and middle school Math Teacher from Massachusetts, I know that one of the biggest hurdles to learning math is not just learning about the rules and properties of numbers, functions and geometric shapes but also confidence to solve the problems presented to the student. Many of my former students were blocked by their lack of confidence to be able to find and figure out the answers themselves and after working with them to be patient and apply the principles they learned in class and through texts, I was able to help them build that confidence and improve their performance.

I studied Electrical Engineering at MIT and have 5 years of experience teaching in public and charter schools in Massachusetts at the high school and middle school grades. I like to take the coaching approach to tutoring math: guide the students to learn the subject matter to enable them to become successful in their learning.

I use a systematic approach to problem solving which I teach within the context of the subject that my students have to learn. It is adapted from George Polya's problem solving methodology. I believe in a five step approach to problem solving:
1) Know the question that is being asked of you
2) Identify what you know and don't know. If there is something you don't understand in the problem, then make sure you understand before you move forward.
3) Analyze the problem to see how to solve it.
4) Apply what you know to solve the problem based on your analysis
5) Check to see if you answered the question.

A successful student does not just get the correct answer, they also have the confidence to know that they can find the answers for themselves.
As a former high school and middle school Math Teacher from Massachusetts, I know that one of the biggest hurdles to learning math is not just learning about the rules and properties of numbers, functions and geometric shapes but also… Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98121
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability
English:
Reading
Music:
Salsa Dancing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Salsa Dancing,
Volleyball

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Salsa Dancing

I have been actively salsa dancing and training for the past 6 years. I know on1, on2 (NY Style Mambo) and casino style of salsa. I am currently on the Mambo U Dance Project team with Andre Mintz (member of the group since 2010) and we have performed locally, in Vancouver, Portland and Hawaii. I have also taught at the Century Ballroom (Salsa 1 and 2 levels) as well as assisted with workshops hosted by Mambo U with Andre. I mainly teach salsa private lessons and am happy to work on basics, styling and body movement.

MIT
Electrical Engineer

Education

MIT (Electrical Engineer)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Frances will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98121.

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