Amy has nearly 20 years experience tutoring math and teaching freshman at the University level.
I love tutoring because I get to teach math. As a teacher, I am so focused on lesson prep, grading and classroom management that I don't get to see the light bulb go off in a room full of faces. As a tutor, I get to work with students, build relationships and make sure they really understand the math. Many of my regular students have stayed in touch with me. I love seeing the 'ah ha' moment as well as building more personal relationships.
My son had an amazing experience with Rockstar Tutoring. He really appreciated the intellect and skill of the the tutor and their ability to connect with him a a person. It made all the difference and allowed him to learn and thrive.
Amy was able to relate to my teenager in a way other tutors could not. Her relate-ability with my son caused him to work harder as a student. She also worked with a friend of my sons and was able to explain math in a way no one else could. Excellent Tutor - Thank you Amy!
I always reinforce fundamentals with my students when working with complex problems. I make sure they understand why they are taking the steps they take to solve a problem and not just memorize the process. The most common feedback I hear from students is "You make it seem so simple". I will help you decode the complex looking math jargon and word problems into the simple question that it really is.
I have a BA and MA in mathematics. I was a supplemental instructor for my community college and a tutor for the University I transferred to. I worked for many nation-wide and local tutoring agencies between while finishing my BA. I began tutoring my own clients in 2007 and by 2014 tutoring was my full-time job. From 2014-2018 I taught developmental math for the California State University system.
I have worked with students who struggled with organization, motivation, learning differences and students working on independent studies. I have also worked with two peers in the same class, siblings in the same class and siblings in different classes for a group rate. I have worked with students on many standardized tests as well.
Experience matters. I have been tutoring for nearly 20 years and I have seen the most common mistakes and misunderstanding over and over. I can quickly identify the places I see errors and fill the gaps immediately. The more I studied mathematics, the deeper I understood Algebra and Calculus myself, making it much easier to explain to my students in a simple way.
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