Curiosity. Creativity. Confidence. Private math tutor since 2005, having taught more than 100 K-12 kids in California, the SF/Bay Area, individually and in large classes, with expertise in elementary math, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, trigonometry, SAT/ACT, and ISEE/SSAT. As educator, I'm determined to foster curiosity, creativity, and confidence through my work with young people, encouraging them to ask questions, make observations, draw conclusions on their own. MA in education at Stanford University. Clients (parents of my students) include Silicon Valley company executives and VCs. Students attend elite private schools including Nueva and Castilleja.
My daughter loves math tutoring sessions with Ruth! Ruth is a natural with children and makes each lesson fun and creative. My daughter often complains about math at school but is always happy to learn from Ruth. Her math skills improve with every tutoring session. We highly recommend Ruth!
A brief assessment to start with, in order to identify the student's strengths and needs. Encourage him/her to ask as many questions as he/she can come up with. I will explain difficult concepts in a made-easy approach and demonstrate examples.
Master's degree in Education, Stanford University. Have worked for tutoring centers and education research firm. Ran summer math camps. Developed my own math teaching methodology.
In person, $120/hour. Online $60/hour
I hold a master's degree in Education. Prior to my Education studies, I had been a tutor and camp counselor for teenagers in Boston and Hong Kong. Upon completion of my Education studies, I began working for an after school math program as team leader and curriculum developer.
K-12 students. A few college age. Advanced students as well as those with special needs including dyslexia, ADD, and learning anxiety.
A family gathering in Finland, me and a large group of Finns. Kids, ages 2-7, attempted to speak English with me after we played games together.
Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Recognize the progress you have made and feel good about it.
Specific questions, for example--if it is a difficult math problem, which part of the problem you do not understand, or show your attempts at solving the math problems and point out where you got stuck.