Gr8ful Math Tutoring

Gr8ful Math Tutoring

5.0 (3)
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About this tutor

I've been a math teacher for 15 years in Hartford.   I can tutor in algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry,  pre calculus and calculus,  and got a perfect sat score.   I attended bates and uconn,  and can help students achieve their personal success goals. 

I love the aha moment when a student really understands what we've been working on together.  I also love hearing about their successes when they go out into the world and apply the knowledge we've been gaining together.

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WINCHESTR CTR, CT 06098
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Tiffany

    Gr8ful Math is a great tutor he truly enjoys teaching math. He made the environment comfortable and easy to learn in. I was never afraid of asking embarrasing questions or seeking further guidance when needed. He is knowledgable and patient. I highly recommended Gr8ful math !!

  • Megan U

    I was finally able to understand math after several teachers and failed math classes that I had taken over the years. Prof Prelli was able to break it down piece by piece and say it in a different way, where it didn’t sound so foreign anymore to me! He’s an excellent teacher! I give him 5 stars!

  • Chrissy Robinson

    It was a great experience! Things were broken down in a way to understand them more simply, so that you really got the concept. I would highly recommend!



FAQs


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

I like to see where they are at first, so I hope they come to me with some assignments they have been working on.  If not, we can use a textbook or find some online examples.  Then, I try to diagnose where they are struggling and help them.  If that fails, we might move to the underpinning skills they are struggling with so that they gain the prerequisite understanding to tackle the concept they are struggling with.


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

I majored in math, with a minor in computer science.  I also worked at the computer help desk, which helped hone my problem solving abilities.  Then I got a masters in education and promptly began my career in education.  I have been a math teacher for 15 years now, and each year has been a learning experience for me.


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How did you get started teaching?

I took an education class at Bates, and worked with Somali immigrants who were striving for their GEDs.  I couldn't get over their work ethic and positive attitudes, and they were asking me for homework!  I've never worked with a group, before or since, that was more motivated.  They just needed someone to lead them to success.  


What types of students have you worked with?

Students from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, primarily in Hartford, towards a liberal arts curriculum, from grades 7-12, as well as college students at several colleges.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The way some people and some organizations are handling Covid-19 has been really positive, and it's great to see those folks coming together instead of letting these uncertain times pull us apart.


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

Make sure they know what they are talking about, but more importantly that they can communicate it well.  True understanding requires the ability to transmit the knowledge, and too many mathematicians think that just understanding it themselves is enough.  


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

Polya's How to Solve It gives a great primer into how to solve any problem (not just mathematical).  I think too many students ask questions before they have truly tried the problem themselves, and deny themselves the aha moment when they get to figure it out.  

1) Do they understand what the problem is asking?

2) Do they have the information needed to solve it?

3) Have they given a good faith effort to solve it themself?

4) What can I do to help them understand 1 and 2 better

5) What is making this difficult for you?


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