Creative Math Tutoring

Creative Math Tutoring

5.0 (9)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this tutor

Bilingual tutoring in english and spanish. I specialize in students that are having a hard time at school and teach them the most effective strategies to overcome difficulties. I am convinced that everyone has the potential to succeed, and that my job as a tutor is to identify each student's strengths and abilities and teach them in the way that better fits their mindset.

Tutora bilingue en ingles y espanol. Me especializo en estudiantes con problemas en la escuela y les enseño estrategias efectivas para mejorar. Estoy convencida de que todos tienen el potencial de convertirse en buenos estudiantes y ser exitosos. Mi trabajo como tutora es identificar las fortalezas y habilidades de cada estudiante y utilizar los métodos de enseñanza adecuados para ellos.

I really enjoy watching the kids feel better about themselves when they realize they are smart. Finding the right strategy to learn can totally make a difference in the way kids regard their experience at school.

Lo que más disfruto de mi trabajo es ver cuando los estudiantes se dan cuenta de que pueden lograr las cosas y se empiezan a sentir mejor con ellos mismos. Encontrar la estrategia adecuada puede cambiar totalmente la manera como los estudiantes se sienten respecto a la escuela. Una mala experiencia puede convertirse en algo positivo si el estudiante encuentra una forma efectiva de estudiar.

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Credentials

Englewood, CO 80112
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9 Reviews

5.0

  • Christian Vaca

    I have never been good at math before but after being here, I was able to understand concepts much easier because of how simple the explanations were. They take their time to make sure you really understand the whole concept and not just the problem itself. I’d highly recommend people to come to Creative Math Tutoring whether they feel that they struggle with math or don’t and just want to get better.

  • Rafael Vaca

    The tutor presented the topics and problems in a very clear and easy to understand manner. The explanations and guidance for solving the problems were very helpful. I was also encouraged to ask questions throughout the lessons, which helped me understand certain concepts better. Highly recommended.

  • Angelica Romero

    Mis hijos tomaron tutoría de matemáticas con ella, es excelente! Muy profesional, creativa y dedicada.

  • Jose Gomez-Ferrer

    Marcela was a pleasure to have as a tutor for both of my daughter and son. She was very friendly yet extremely professional on her job, the kids would be exited and looking forward on days they had sessions, she was truly great with both. She is patient, knowledgeable, punctual and cares.


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FAQs


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

First session is free and is where I usually learn about the student's needs. Based on that information I develop a custom plan which serves as a roadmap for our future tutoring sessions.

La primera sesión es gratis y es cuando usualmente identifico las necesidades de cada estudiante. Con base en dicha información elaboro un plan de trabajo individualizado que servirá como hoja de ruta para nuestras futuras sesiones.


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

I have a BA in Economics so I am really strong in Math and Statistics.

Estudié Economía por lo que tengo muy buen nivel de Matemáticas y Estadística.


How did you get started teaching?

My first experience teaching was when I was 15 years old and was asked to help a 10 year old cousin that was struggling with school. He was totally failing Math and his mom was not optimistic about him passing the school year. So, basically my goal was to explain everything he didn't understand up to that date, and prepare him for the final exam. It was a real challenge because he hated Math and the year round experience didn't help. I had to find creative strategies!! In the end he passed and his mom adored my for life! Since then, I love to tackle challenging cases.

Mi primera experiencia enseñando fue con un primo de 10 años que iba a reprobar la materia de Matemáticas. Mi tía me pidió que lo ayudara porque no creía que fuera a pasar el año escolar. Mi tarea era ponerlo al corriente y ayudarlo en el examen final para que pudiera pasar la materia. El odiaba las Matemáticas y tuve que pensar en estrategias creativas para que pudiera entender los conceptos. Finalmente pasó la materia y mi tía me amó por el resto de sus días. Desde entonces me encantan este tipo de retos!


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of students but I specialize in special kids which struggle with math. I love to work with them because I totally understand the way they feel.

He trabajado con todo tipo de estudaintes pero me especializo en niños que tienen problemas con Matemáticas. Me encanta trabajar con ellos porque tntiendo perfectamente bien la forma en la que se sienten.


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

Find a teacher that makes you feel comfortable and that understands the way you analyse and process things. It is useless to get a super smart teacher if she is not able to help you.

Encuentra auna maestra con la que te sientas cómodo y que entienda la forma en la que tú analizas y procesas las cosas. Es una pérdida de tiempo contratar a alguien super inteligente si no es capaz de transmitir ese conocmiento.


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

I would say: 1) the subject you are struggling with, 2) how do you usually work on that subject (doing summaries, completing exercises, reading, analyzing and synthesising 3) what do you really need help with (concepts, study methology or strategies to process information)

Yo diría: 1) la materia en la que estás teniendo problemas, 2) cómo trabajas usualmente en dicha materia (haciendo resumenes, haciendo ejercicios, leyendo, analizando y sintetizando, etc.) 3) en qué necesitas ayuda (entender conceptos, metodología para estudiar o estrategias para procesar la información)


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