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My name is Darryl Cifarelli, founder of algebra geometry & basic math tutoring. I have 17 years of math tutoring experience in the north county San Diego area. I provide common core math tutoring including pre-algebra algebra 1 algebra 2 integrated math 1 & 2 and geometry and I provide this service at your home. My goal is to help your child gain self-confidence through successfully mastering math and have fun doing it. I really enjoy teaching math and helping students to enjoy learning it.

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Carlsbad, CA 92011

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I come to your home and I work with you one-on-one I will be able to find out in a very short time where you stand withall of the basic skills that she will need to master your current level of math . I will help you to improve your skills and apply them to the problems you're working with so that you're able to master your level of math .

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a B.S. in biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook I have worked as an instructional associate in life sciences at Palomar college and was hired as a math specialist to address the Tutoring needs of the students at Rancho Santa Fe middle school I have been tutoring in math in North County San Diego now for over 17 years

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My standard fee for tutoring is $50 an hour and I come to your location

How did you get started teaching?

I first started teaching at Olive Vista junior high school in Sylmar California. I worked for the Los Angeles unified school district . Then I moved to San Diego in and found a tremendous need for math tutors existed here and began working for professional tutoring companies after which I formed my own company algebra geometry and basic math tutoring and I have been tutoring now ever since.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with students typically from seventh to as far as 10th grade sometimes even in college when students are attempting to complete their basic math requirements involving algebra

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently I worked with a student who had arrived here to Carlsbad from the East Coast and was a little overwhelmed with the transition to common core curriculum she was very far behind and having to complete a very complicated online math course. To catch up we worked intensely for a couple of weeks and she texted me saying she had gotten an 86 on the final considering that she started with a D when we began working that was a very gratifying result .

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a tutor in your area of expertise?

Make sure you're working with somebody who knows how to teach who knows how you struggle and most important, someone who can make it fun.

What questions should students think through before talking to tutors about their needs?

Try to understand what you're having the most trouble with is it basic math skills are you struggling with solving equations would you prefer to be shown how or told how to do things some students are better visual learners for instance try to take it back to where you first began to experience a struggle then we can strengthen those skills and begin from there.

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