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St. Norbert College De Pere WI (Mathematics and Computer Science)
I really love teaching and tutoring, and I'm never satisfied with how well I tutor, seeking always to improve. I use Socratic teaching as much as possible, empowering my students to find the answers themselves using the resources they have on a regular basis. This builds critical thinking and problem solving skills in addition to the math the student is working on. I also pride myself on taking extra steps to help my students, communicating with teachers and professors about how students can better succeed in their course and looking over and reviewing materials from each student's class so I'm familiar any unique methods their class uses. If you need a tutor I would love to give you my best.
Are you thinking about getting help with math? Feel free to contact me and set up a meeting so we can talk about your needs and schedule. We can discuss whether tutoring is a good solution for you and what else you can do to improve if tutoring isn't right for you.
I've been a math tutor for some years now, having started out as a peer tutor at the walk-in tutoring center at Milwaukee Area Tech South Campus. A mother called the center looking for an algebra tutor for her high school daughter, and I decided I was up for the job. This turned out to be a very positive experience for me, and as a result I decided to pursue private tutoring further.
Since then I've had the pleasure of working privately with many students, mostly in high school and college, and have helped most of my students earn A's despite their difficulty with math. I've also worked as a tutor at St. Norbert College for three and a half years and Northeastern Wisconsin technical college for one semester (after which I went to Japan to teach English). I am certified as a tutor by the College Reading and Learning Association.
For students in the same class at roughly the same ability level, group tutoring can be a great way to build problem solving skills, course relevant skills, and even one's ability to study independently. Group rates are:
2 students: $25 per student per hour
3 students: $20 per student per hour
4 students: $16 per student per hour
Students may cancel an appointment at any time 24 or more hours beforehand for any reason with no penalty.
Acceptable reasons to cancel within 24 hours of an appointment include sickness, where the morning before the appointment is acceptable, inclement weather and accident. When an appointment is cancelled within 24 hours for any other reason I do charge for the appointment.
Cancellation policy may be negotiable based on the nature of the assignment, but must be agreed upon before any cancelled appointment to which it is to be applied.
Since I expect students to respect my time, I will also respect yours. If I ever need to cancel a lesson within 24 hours for reasons other than sickness, inclement weather and accident I will reschedule that lesson with you as soon as possible and tutor you for free for that one appointment. I really love teaching and tutoring, and I'm never satisfied with how well I tutor, seeking always to improve. I use Socratic teaching as much as possible, empowering my students to find the answers themselves using the resources they have on a regular basis. This builds critical thinking and problem solving skills in addition to the … Read more
Group rates: $25/hr for two students $20/hr for three students $16/hr for four students $50/hr for locations outside 8 miles but within 12 miles
Michael, thank you for your time and honesty. We look forward to working with you. Keep up the Great work.
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I have a lot of success tutoring algebra to a variety of different people including middle and high school students, college students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and older adults attending college for the first time in many years. I pride myself both on extensive knowledge of the subject and on my ability to explain it in different ways that teachers of a large class often can't.
Geometry has terms and concepts that aren't used often in other math classes, and my familiarity with these terms and concepts will be a huge help to students who feel blindsided by them, whether the student did well previously in math or not. I have tutored several high school students in geometry, and can help students navigate through problem types that are new to them as well as reinforce the various terms the subject introduces.
I have been studying Japanese since fall of 2010, and have both studied abroad in Japan and lived and worked there as a language teacher for two years. I am conversationally fluent in Japanese and frequently read Japanese for pleasure.
There are a few different attractive options for Japanese tutoring I can offer:
While we talk and you practice the Japanese you've studied I can correct all of your mistakes, none of your mistakes, or only major mistakes that affect the message you're trying to convey. This way you can practice and get feedback.
You could show me writing of yours and I could help you make it sound more formal, less formal, masculine, feminine, more polite, or rude (if you like). Since I'm a college educated native speaker of English we can also talk about the finer grammar points in English, something you won't get with many Japanese people.
I can also try to answer questions about Japanese you saw somewhere, but for getting a basic understanding of these things I would recommend a native speaker. If it's not used in daily life, I'm less likely to have encountered it.
Both my experience studying Japanese from the outside and my experience as a language teacher give me an edge over a large majority of native Japanese speakers when it comes to understanding and explaining how sentences are constructed and even why certain words are used over others. This is especially important for beginning adult learners, because correct practice early on can mean the difference between making a habit of correct Japanese and making a habit of mistakes. Mistakes aren't the worst thing in the world when it comes to just talking, but if you have a chance to correct them, why not take it?
I've spent two semesters at St. Norbert College tutoring a class with a section that focuses heavily on logic, mostly in the form of truth tables and how they relate to actual English phrases. I've also taken a college level mathematical logic course, though I have not tutored for that class.
If a student doesn't understand the way their teacher teaches prealgebra, I can help the student get a solid grasp of this material by tailoring my teaching style and explanations to that student's unique learning needs. The thorough understanding of prealgebra that I can help students attain will form an irreplaceable foundation for math courses down the road. This is an important first step in what is becoming a more and more important subject area.
Students often need help understanding the new level of abstraction that precalculus brings to the table to prepare them for concepts in calculus, and my common sense explanations about ideas like limits help students get a working understanding quickly. Once students understand the problems enough to do them well, they can practice them on their own to reach perfection. Most classes start with general forms and the concepts behind them, but I can help students understand those concepts much more easily from work they've learned to do following a simpler method.
I specialize in helping students reach a glowing final draft. With a keen eye for changes in nuance and meaning that come with different sentence structures and subtle differences in word choice, I can make sure you're saying what you want to say in the most concise and complete way possible. I find ambiguous or confusing language quickly, and will ask students questions about what exactly they want to say and suggest other options for how they can communicate more clearly. I often inspire students to recreate their own writing in ways that are both clearer and more concise.
Trigonometry introduces a slew of new ways to use mathematical functions that bewilder students, but a key to success I offer students is a systematic way to go about these complicated problems. More generally, I help students focus where the should expend their energy to avoid burnout. This removes a lot of confusion about where to start and how to proceed both in study and in individual problems.