I provide math tutoring in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus (single and multivariable). Having had discipline troubles myself in the past, I can help to develop a study plan as well.
I'm the type of person who actually LIKES word problems.
While I am new to tutoring, I've worked with kids in other arenas (teaching, camp counseling, and childrens theater). Watching the joy on their faces as they FINALLY master a new skill makes me incredibly happy.
Erika De L.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Before working with the student, I like to know the topics covered so I can brush up before I arrive. If the student has specific questions, we'll tackle those first. If the issue is studying habits, we can come up with a strategy for success. If it's an issue of understanding, we'll work through homework problems and iron out any kinks. Sometimes I may demonstrate a problem from start to finish.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a Math/Econ undergrad student who has achieved excellent grades in all of my math classes. This semester will begin my junior year.
I have experience teaching and leading children. As a dance teacher, I've taught small children ballet and tap. As a camp counselor, I've led groups of up to 9 teens for two weeks at a time. I enjoy working with all ages!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Generally, my rule is about $25/hour, or $15/hour per kid in a group. I sometimes quote a bit more if the drive is long.
How did you get started teaching?
Simple: my calculus professor offhandedly mentioned that at our level, students could make some good money tutoring! So I've been looking for work over the summer.
What types of students have you worked with?
Children and teens.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
My girlfriend treated me to disneyland for my birthday, and insisted that we get a caricature.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Hire someone with good energy. Math can be dull enough by itself at times.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Which parts of the text don't I understand?
Am I misunderstanding, or is it just a calculation error?
Am I studying enough?