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I've tutored my fair share of students in math, ranging from 4th grade math to college level. All of these students have one thing in common though: they need one-on-one assistance! Sometimes students fall behind in a math class of 25 students. Once students start to fall behind, it’s so easy to get lost and nearly impossible to catch back up without help. One-on-one tutoring can help these students get back on track quickly. Since the student is the sole focus of tutoring sessions, I can really cater these lessons for the individual. Sometimes it helps just to hear it from someone else. I’ve learned that saying the same thing over and over does not help the student understand. A lot of teachers will keep repeating the same thing, or even try saying it slower or louder. But if the student just plain doesn’t understand it, saying it louder surely doesn’t help. As a tutor, I try different approaches if one isn’t working. I explain math concepts in simple everyday terms, not... read more

I'm a certified teacher and have been tutoring for a few years. My specialty is math and test prep. I have the most ACT students, although I also get a lot of PSAT, SAT, HSPT, ISEE and EXPLORE test students. I first got into tutoring because I was going to school to become a teacher. I love helping kids learn and finally getting what they can't seem to understand. I love when I can witness students have that "a-ha" moment. I can understand where students are coming from if they are confused. I've been confused many times! It's always nice to have a person talking only to you, instead of to a class of 30, and focused on explaining concepts to you, individually. I tell many students that they are my classroom of one. That one student I'm working with is my only concern. We can go at their speed. If I'm going too fast? they should tell me, too slow? they should tell me, too boring? they should tell me! That way we get the most accomplished. More to come! Mar...

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