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I am easy going and very clear. My student's improving grades are a testament to this reality. I will never give up on my students.
Type of math
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
They can freely ask me what they need help with and I'll assess where their weaknesses are preventing them from understanding the material.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am an eternal student that has not stop studying the material I've studied through college and through my professional working career. In fact, I have a vast collection of textbook materials that I have accumulated over the years to see the different approaches people have on the subject. This is a continuing process for me since one can always learn new approaches to solving problems.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I will work with people to see what they need to learn. My whole purpose is to truly impact the student's ability to learn and start developing excellent problem solving skills. I want the person to feel they're getting their money's worth.
I will ask you to pay only what you can afford. I will work with you. The objective here is for you to learn. If you don't learn, I will not feel satisfied.
How did you get started teaching?
I've tutored throughout my whole lifetime since I was in school. I've had exposure to many students of many different educational backgrounds and abilities. I will adjust my teaching approach depending on the student, what they want to learn, and how deep they want to understand.
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked from elementary students, to high school pupils, to college students as well as post graduates pursuing futher education.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Math symbols can seem very obscure to many students. I pride myself in demystifying what all these abstractions mean. I once had a student insisting on numerical examples at every instance. This is fine and often the first step towards learning how to abstract. My goal was to get them to see beyond the immediate numbers and to realize that the symbols were not really as difficult as they appeared. Once I explained to them that math truly requires excellent communication skills to describe what is happening, very much like clearly spoken and written English, I was able to convince them to speak about what they were trying to say and thus showed them that symbols are exactly the language needed to express these very ideas.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Ask the teacher what you want to learn. Be very clear on what you don't understand. This can help you assess whether the teacher is willing to walk with you along this journey. It's truly about communicating what you are challenged with so that both of you can learn to work together in achieving the goal you want to achieve.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
1) What don't you understand?
2) Are there particular educational needs you have?
3) Are there particular goals you want to achieve? Don't be afraid to state what you want to get from this, even a letter grade.
4) What do you have the most difficulty regarding the subject matter?
5) Is there a style of teaching you prefer?