Over 50 tutoring hours

Dolores C.

Tacoma, WA

$50/hour

Very Experienced Math Tutor

4.3 average from 13 ratings

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University of Washington
Math
University of Washington
Graduate Coursework
Ashford University Online
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Washington (Math)

University of Washington (Graduate Coursework)

Ashford University Online (Graduate Coursework)

About Dolores

I've been a math tutor for about 20 years, both on my own and for other companies. I've worked for Sylvan Learning Center, as well as Edmonds Community College. I'm very good with students with disabilities and learning challenges. I'm patient, and I can adjust my explanations to suit individual learning styles.

My favorite subject to tutor is Math. I love Algebra, and I typically tutor up through Pre-Calculus.

I was certified as a math and physics teacher, and I'm currently waiting to be re-certified. I let my certificate lapse, because I wasn't teaching in the classroom. I have a B.A. in Mathematics, with a teaching minor in Physics. I am also an online student at Ashford University, working toward a Master's degree in Special Education.
I've been a math tutor for about 20 years, both on my own and for other companies. I've worked for Sylvan Learning Center, as well as Edmonds Community College. I'm very good with students with disabilities and learning challenges. I'm patient, and I can adjust my explanations to suit individual Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Tacoma, WA 98406
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
English:
Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED,
GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks
Language:
TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ADD/ADHD

I raised a son with ADHD, and I've worked with many students with this diagnosis. One of my past positions was with the Students With Disabilities Office at Edmonds Community College, where I worked with many students with ADD/ADHD.

Algebra 1

Algebra is my specialty. I can explain the concepts in many different ways, and all of the students I have taught have done very well after they've been tutored by me.

Algebra I includes understanding integers, working with variables, solving equations and using formulas. It also involves solving story problems and is a very important basis for further math studies.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored elementary school students at Sylvan learning center. I'm certified in Elementary Math and Science, and have done homework support with that age in a wide variety of subjects.

Elementary Math

Elementary Math students can be of any age. A student may be an adult or older student who needs help brushing up on forgotten math for a job or test, or because they are going back to school. Most students in this position remember more quickly then they think they are going to. I provide clear, concise explanations that make sense, so my students are able to understand and remember, not just memorize.

If the student is in elementary school, I will offer alternate explanations and additional practice for the topics they are struggling with. Struggling students can be more successful than they often believe they can be.

GED

I've worked in a college GED lab, and I'm able to tutor all of the subjects. Students typically have the most difficulty with math.

Prealgebra

Because I love Algebra, I also love prealgebra, and helping students be prepared for Algebra and more advanced subjects.

Prealgebra involves learning to work with numbers and variables in new ways. Working with fractions and decimals, ratios and proportions, statistics and probability, basic geometry and basic algebra. Students who understand these very important basics are ready to move on to algebra.

QuickBooks

I have worked as a bookkeeper for many years, and used QuickBooks in my bookkeeping work. I tested at an expert level when applying for the temporary agency I was working for, and I have set up company books from scratch.

Special Needs

I have been employed in the Students With Disabilities Office at Edmonds Community College, working with many students with special needs. I am patient and kind. When I am working with students, I am careful to relate concepts to others that are already understood.

Study Skills

I work with students on keeping track of assignments, planning projects and study time, increasing reading comprehension and vocabulary and reducing test anxiety.

University of Washington
Math
University of Washington
Graduate Coursework
Ashford University Online
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Washington (Math)

University of Washington (Graduate Coursework)

Ashford University Online (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dolores will travel within 15 miles of Tacoma, WA 98406.