Math Is Life Tutoring
I am a recently retired high school teacher after teaching for 34 years. I was a department Chairman for the math department for 15 years and also worked at a local community college teaching math for 6 years. I have taught all high school math classes including Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, PreCalculus, and Statistics. I have a Bachlors, Masters and Sixth Year degree. I have been tutoring for much of my career and love working one on one with students. I believe "Math Is Life" and anybody can learn math. The key is to believe in yourself and be willing to work at it. Math is fun so connect with me and find out for yourself.
class except Calculus.
"Math Is Life" and I believe this. I love teaching mathematics and working with young people to help them see they can love it to.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
My process is to listen to students needs and then teach through doing. That is I explain the concept or process involved and get the student active right away doing the problems. I teach through a discovery method of learning with constant involvement between student and teacher thoughout the lesson.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bathelors Degree in math education. Masters degree in secondary education. Sixth year in administration. I have taught math for 34 years in a regional high school. I also taught 6 years as an adjunct professor at a local community college.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I was charging between $40-$50 an hour.
How did you get started teaching?
I was coaching youth soccer while in high school. I realized I liked working with young people very much and I always was strong in math. I put the two together and decided to persue a career in teaching mathematics at the high school level.
What types of students have you worked with?
High school students grades 9-12. Middle school students grades 7-8. College students all ages.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
My son got married last year to a girl from Scotland he met while studying abroad. It was a great day.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look for someone who has a lot of experience in the subject matter you need and someone who has been tutoring students for awhile. Also you want someone who uses a hands on approach to learning by getting you actively involved rather than just listening then hi or her speak.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What specifically are they having difficulty with. What areas do they need practice with. What concepts do they find difficult to understand.