Improving any skill takes the right mindset. Our mission is to show students they they have the power to improve their math skills and enjoy the challenge. We use lots of positive reinforcement along with every trick in the book to help students with their basic skills, their ability to visualize the mathematical concepts, and learn how to use resources such as textbooks and technology to find answers for themselves. Se habla español.
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Sally is patient, knowledgeable and accommodating. Most importantly she understands the needs of the students and finds ways to help them and reinforce math concepts.
1.) Ask what they are looking for--homework help, reinforce necessary skills, help with study habits, help with confidence, help with making fewer errors, or help preparing for tests, etc. Write down long, medium, and short term goals.
2.) Ask what subject they need help in. Take a look at the text and any other materials they are working with. Note any special class rules.
3.) Take a look at quizzes, tests, and homework.
4.) Ask what they feel they do well or enjoy doing.
5.) Ask about any learning challenges they may have or suspect they have, or what they find difficult.
6.) Ask what helps motivate them.
7.) Give some sample problems to assess general background skills and skills that are part of the course objectives.
8.) Discuss any non-academic factors that may help or hinder the learning process, such as stress levels, fear about math, and any health issues or time constraints.
9.) Note their instructor's contact information if they want to share. Also note who we may share information with. Please note: all information about the student remains absolutely confidential unless we are specifically told otherwise in writing!
10.) Work out pricing and schedule. Explain payment and cancellation policies.
11.) Summarize all of the above information, put it into writing, and make sure we have all facts straight.
I have certified to teach High School Mathematics in Virginia, New York State, and California. I have over 10 years' experience as a classroom teacher, substitute, and tutor for students aged 5 - adult, from a wide variety of needs and socio-economic backgrounds.
Current pricing as of Winter 2019 is $25 in the area of Montebello or Monterey Park. This includes free short phone / text consults. Last minute appointments are fine depending on availability. Mini sessions of up to 1/2 hour are $15. Payment accepted via cash, Venmo, Cash app, or Zelle for customers who have Wells Fargo accounts. Payment is due by the end of the session.
I first started teaching at the age of fourteen. I helped a sixth grader understand fractions using measuring cups and spoons to do a baking project.
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