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Ruby T.

Morgantown, WV

$35/hour

Patient Math Lover here to help you and/or your child love math too!

Background check passed as of 11/15/13
4.9 average from 43 ratings
11 Out Of 10
— Melissa, Hollywood, FL on 2/16/15

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University of San Diego California
Psychology

Education

University of San Diego California (Psychology)

About Ruby

Hi, my name is Ruby and I am in my late 20's. I have been tutoring in-person since March 2013 and I have been tutoring online since February 2014. I have experience tutoring elementary math, elementary writing, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, SAT test preparation, college algebra, and college statistics. I also teach English as a foreign/second language online through a school. I have worked with students who were not motivated to learn to those who were. I understand sometimes students are not motivated or feel discouraged. I try to make the experience as fun and stress free as possible. I try to engage the students during tutoring sessions, not just give answers, but help them understand the steps to get to the answers.


I have a degree in Psychology from University of California, San Diego. I was an honor student in college and high school. I was in the top 10% of my high school graduating class. I attended AP and honors classes, and I was always praised for being a hard working student as far back as elementary school. I was not always good at English, but with work and determination, I improved. I was required to take a remedial writing class during my first quarter at UCSD, and I was given three chances to pass the class and the exam or else I would have had to leave the school. Luckily for me, after all the hard work, I was able to pass both the class and the exam after only the first quarter. Although I did well in school, there were times where I struggled, which is why I am patient and can sympathize with students looking for some help.

I was first introduced to tutoring during my senior year of high school. I had one free class period twice a week which I spent helping my former chemistry teacher as a teacher aid. I assisted with grading and answering students' questions. This was not a paid tutoring job but this was when I realized that I like to tutor.

I can help students cope with testing anxiety since I had to deal with it myself. I felt a lot of anxiety during English comprehension and writing tests, especially on standardized tests. I learned tips to help control my anxiety throughout college, which I share with my students.

I love math subjects such as Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Statistics. Math is my strongest subject and it always seemed fairly easy for me to get A's on my tests and quizzes. I am great at explaining the steps needed and have great techniques to help remember how to solve problems. I love to help students feel more comfortable with the subject.
Hi, my name is Ruby and I am in my late 20's. I have been tutoring in-person since March 2013 and I have been tutoring online since February 2014. I have experience tutoring elementary math, elementary writing, pre- Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Morgantown, WV 26505
Background Check: Passed

"11 Out Of 10"

- Melissa, Hollywood, FL on 2/16/15

"Very Professional and Patient"

- Angela, Parkville, MD on 9/19/14

"Great tutor."

- Joseph, San Diego, CA on 3/28/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Prealgebra

I received A's on tests and quizzes in Pre Algebra. Pre Algebra is useful in the real world, which young students may not realize yet. I try to use real life examples that pertain to their lives to help them understand the material.

Study Skills

I have a BA in Psychology that has given me tools to help students organize and learn material. I have tutored students with ADHD and have learned what has worked for them and have been able to apply these tips and techniques to other students. I go over note taking, stress management, time management, organizational skills, study environment and learning styles with the students who want help with their study skills. Throughout college, I was able to avoid studying all night for a test because I had great organizational and study skills.

University of San Diego California
Psychology

Education

University of San Diego California (Psychology)

11 Out Of 10 — Ruby is Awesome! She is extremely patient and friendly. Math is an extremely difficult subject for me but thankfully with her help I am confident that I will have an A in my college algebra class. ...

— Melissa, Hollywood, FL on 2/16/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ruby will travel within 10 miles of Morgantown, WV 26505.