Math Tutoring For Middle School To College Level
I aim to provide affordable tutoring for almost all mathematics subjects, from the basics to college level calculus courses or higher. I am very adaptable to different learning styles, and I can quickly assess your strengths and weaknesses on a given subject. I like to explain concepts using intuition rather than just step-by-step instructions on how to solve specific problems. I like to start my first tutoring session by spending a few minutes just learning about you, and not necessarily talking about math. This way, I can get an understanding of your future goals, and how you generally like to study and learn. I will do my best to create a very productive yet low-stress learning environment by structuring the material to fit your particular learning style and desired pace and structure. I am extremely passionate about teaching, and I will make sure you gain an increased confidence and deeper understanding of mathematics.
I have a Bachelors in Science in both Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, and I have studied mathematics up to the graduate level. I also have previous experience teaching math concepts as a TA and as a private Tutor.
I have always loved teaching, and have worked as a TA for courses in both mathematics and computer science. I find it exciting to challenge myself to find new ways to explain particular concepts, because it can help both the student and the teacher to understand the concept at a deeper level, and can highlight connections to other concepts.
My favorite part of teaching is getting difficult concepts to "click", and seeing the student feel more confident about a topic they were struggling with. It is very satisfying to have the student be able to explain the learned concept to me as confidently as if they were teaching it themselves.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I usually start by assessing where the student is at in terms of subject confidence, and I try to figure out their learning style. I will ask a lot of questions, both about their understanding in general, as well as question on specific problems, so that I can see how they work through solutions. After the first session, I will typically have a good idea of where to start with the next session, and how to structure remaining sessions.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduate in May 2019 from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors in Science in Mathematics, and a Bachelors in Science in Computer Science. I worked as a Teaching assistant for an introductory programming course, and as a Teaching Assistant for college pre-calculus. I have also voluntarily tutored other subject areas like college algebra and Calculus during my free time in my office hours, and I have worked as a private tutor for many different mathematics subject areas on an online tutoring platform similar to Tutors.com.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I want to be as up-front as possible with pricing. My usual pricing for online math tutoring is 45$/hr. I will never change the price per hour once a client has started tutoring sessions with me.
How did you get started teaching?
I have always loved teaching and explaining concepts to people. My first work experience with teaching was as a TA for an introductory programming course in Python. Later, I worked as a TA for college precalculus. I truly loved both of these positions, and I found it very exciting to be teaching and explaining concepts that I had previously learned. I hope that I can apply my passion and experience for teaching to private tutoring lessons.
What types of students have you worked with?
The students that I have worked with were mostly college students taking a college pre-calculus, and an introductory programming course. I worked closely with these students for an entire semester, and saw many different learning styles and mathematical backgrounds. Previously working as a private tutor online I have had students of many ages ranging from middle school to graduate students. Most of these students are just taking required math courses, but I have also worked with graduate students who are working on slightly more advanced math topics that are outside of their immediate speciality, that they need to take for various reasons.