# Heather Risley Math Tutoring

## About

Being a math teacher during the day, I am up to date on current teaching strategies and any recent changes to standards. I'm also a big fan of making math not so scary since so many of my students find math to be scary.

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## Frequently asked questions

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

I typically start with looking at recent school work or I give a general test depending on their grade or level of past math achievement. I then find their strengths and their areas of need so we focus our efforts in appropriate areas. Then, I make a general calendar with small goals so that we stay on track if we have a limit of time. I'll assess their work as we go so we make sure we are making sufficient progress towards our goal.

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

My undergraduate degree is in mathematics and my graduate degree is in secondary mathematics education. I am a middle school math teacher for Bridgeport Public Schools and my middle school math team brought home first place in the city wide math competition last year.

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

I don't have a standard pricing system. It all depends on the needs of the students, how often we will meet, and how long the meetings are.

### How did you get started teaching?

I've wanted to teach since the third grade, participated in future teacher's club in high school, and went on to earn a degree in mathematics. This all put me on the track to earning my degree in secondary mathematics education so I can work with students in the subject that many students find the most difficult.

### What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students as young as three up through 12th grade. I have also worked with potential teachers who needed help on the Praxis standardize math test.