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Brenda D.

Math's a tool not a terror

Math's a tool not a terror

$45/hour

  • 18 hours tutoring

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I believe in good customer service.
I care about people and love to help out.

I volunteered as a GED math tutor at the Literacy Services of Wisconsin on weekends for more than eight years. I still volunteer three times a week at East Brook Church's Neighborhood Learning Center. I am very patient and encourage people to read their math. I want them to notice what a cumulative and self-checking science math is. Subtraction can be checked with addition, division can be checked with...

I believe in good customer service.
I care about people and love to help out.

I volunteered as a GED math tutor at the Literacy Services of Wisconsin on weekends for more than eight years. I still volunteer three times a week at East Brook Church's Neighborhood Learning Center. I am very patient and encourage people to read their math. I want them to notice what a cumulative and self-checking science math is. Subtraction can be checked with addition, division can be checked with multiplication, and techniques learned in fractions appear again in percent, ratios, proportion and conversion factors. I want people to know that if they can read they have the tools they need to do well in math whether they like math or not. Math is full of instructions, examples, formulas, and definitions to be read understood then applied to problems. I tell my students to seek clarity on any part of the literature before working on the problems. I want them to be comfortable and able to use what they've read because that literature and any additional literature I give them are there for them when they are alone. I tell them math is a skill and tool like reading and writing that they can certainly learn. Math is not a big menacing person.

I have a BS in Chemistry from Chicago State University with a minor in math. I studied computer science at Illinois Institute of Technology. I've always been very curious about what things are made, so I majored in Chemistry. Almost everything has a composition, Chemistry can find or even build compositions, and Math quantifies the ingredients of a given composition. Chemistry and math really satisfy my curiosity. I've been and still am a working chemist for nearly thirty years. Of course, I use math at work it is a very useful tool in many fields. During school I helped family and friends with math. As a working Chemist, I always wondered if there was some way I could give back to the community in a very safe and direct manner. I looked into volunteer opportunities e


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Chicago State University
Chemistry
Illinois Institute Of Technology
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Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

Since, the GED requires math skills for grades K - 12, tutoring Elementary math comprises a major part of my volunteer tutoring. I tutor it regularly 3 days a week to GED, HSE, and ABE students. I am very familiar with fractions, percent, ratios, proportion, and conversion factors.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since, the GED requires math skills for grades K - 12, tutoring Algebra comprises a significant part of my volunteer tutoring at the High School level. I tutor it regularly 3 days a week to GED, HSE, and ABE students. I am very familiar with variables, algebraic expressions, order of operations, the coordinate plane, slope, factoring, solving simultaneous equations, functions and many other areas of algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As mentioned above, returning graduates and others have sought help at the centers in their higher level math classes. I've tutored them often in Algebra 2 to improve grades in their classes and prepare for tests within their various programs. I am familiar with Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, Quadratic Functions, Graphing, Solving Systems of Equations in 3 variables, Polynomials, Long Division, Synthetic Division, Conical Sections, and the many other areas of Algebra 2.
Geometry

Geometry

Since, the GED requires math skills for grades K - 12, tutoring Geometry comprises a significant part of my volunteer tutoring. I tutor it regularly 3 days a week to GED, HSE, and ABE students. I am very familiar with geometric figures, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, right triangles, trigonometric functions and the application of algebra to solve geometry problems.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since, the GED requires math skills for grades K - 12, tutoring Algebra comprises a significant part of my volunteer tutoring at the High School level. I tutor it regularly 3 days a week to GED, HSE, and ABE students. I am very familiar with variables, algebraic expressions, order of operations, the coordinate plane, slope, factoring, solving simultaneous equations, functions and many other areas of algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As mentioned above, returning graduates and others have sought help at the centers in their higher level math classes. I've tutored them often in Algebra 2 to improve grades in their classes and prepare for tests within their various programs. I am familiar with Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, Quadratic Functions, Graphing, Solving Systems of Equations in 3 variables, Polynomials, Long Division, Synthetic Division, Conical Sections, and the many other areas of Algebra 2.
Geometry

Geometry

Since, the GED requires math skills for grades K - 12, tutoring Geometry comprises a significant part of my volunteer tutoring. I tutor it regularly 3 days a week to GED, HSE, and ABE students. I am very familiar with geometric figures, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, right triangles, trigonometric functions and the application of algebra to solve geometry problems.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since, the GED requires math skills for grades K - 12, tutoring Algebra comprises a significant part of my volunteer tutoring at the High School level. I tutor it regularly 3 days a week to GED, HSE, and ABE students. I am very familiar with variables, algebraic expressions, order of operations, the coordinate plane, slope, factoring, solving simultaneous equations, functions and many other areas of algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As mentioned above, returning graduates and others have sought help at the centers in their higher level math classes. I've tutored them often in Algebra 2 to improve grades in their classes and prepare for tests within their various programs. I am familiar with Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, Quadratic Functions, Graphing, Solving Systems of Equations in 3 variables, Polynomials, Long Division, Synthetic Division, Conical Sections, and the many other areas of Algebra 2.
Geometry

Geometry

Since, the GED requires math skills for grades K - 12, tutoring Geometry comprises a significant part of my volunteer tutoring. I tutor it regularly 3 days a week to GED, HSE, and ABE students. I am very familiar with geometric figures, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, right triangles, trigonometric functions and the application of algebra to solve geometry problems.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Since, the GED requires math skills for grades K - 12, tutoring Algebra comprises a significant part of my volunteer tutoring at the High School level. I tutor it regularly 3 days a week to GED, HSE, and ABE students. I am very familiar with variables, algebraic expressions, order of operations, the coordinate plane, slope, factoring, solving simultaneous equations, functions and many other areas of algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As mentioned above, returning graduates and others have sought help at the centers in their higher level math classes. I've tutored them often in Algebra 2 to improve grades in their classes and prepare for tests within their various programs. I am familiar with Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, Quadratic Functions, Graphing, Solving Systems of Equations in 3 variables, Polynomials, Long Division, Synthetic Division, Conical Sections, and the many other areas of Algebra 2.
Geometry

Geometry

Since, the GED requires math skills for grades K - 12, tutoring Geometry comprises a significant part of my volunteer tutoring. I tutor it regularly 3 days a week to GED, HSE, and ABE students. I am very familiar with geometric figures, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, right triangles, trigonometric functions and the application of algebra to solve geometry problems.

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Brenda has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 445 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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$45/hour

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$45/hour

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Response time: 15 hours