Garro Math Made Simple
I have been tutoring for 20+ years from elementary level math to college math. That includes SAT and GED prep. Experience also includes 9 years as a 7-12th grade Math teacher. I am certified in all levels from middle school through high school.
My passion for Math is only bested by my ability to break topics down for easier understanding. If you struggle with Math, you will find my style of teaching helpful, as I gear my technique toward individual student strengths and help build familiarity with breaking difficult questions down. I approach each student differently, as there are no 2 students who are the same.
I enjoy the challenge of having a unique approach to each student and finding the best way to help all students. I love the progression from meeting a student to getting to know them to the success of fully mastering each topic. Whenever I hear a student or parent say "I'm no good at Math", I clarify that we all have potential to be good at Math. You just haven't had someone flip that Math switch in your mind.
Type of math
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When working with a new tutor, a student should feel comfortable. I like to ask questions and gauge how comfortable he/she is with the current subject. Then we can ease into where he/she feels they struggle in.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
7 years experience as a Math teacher.
15+ years as a tutor for all levels.
Attended various workshops throughout the years for all levels of teaching
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I typically charge $90 per hour. I also live in a high end area, if this is unrealistic for where you live, let me know and we can make this negotiable
How did you get started teaching?
I always had a love for Math. A family friend asked me if I could tutor his daughter for her SAT. I was unsure how to begin but quickly realized how good i was at teaching. I elected to major in teaching and started tutoring more regularly to hone my craft.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with all levels of students. From elementary Math to College Math. I have tutored children learning to multiply, teenagers struggling through Geometry, and adults trying to get their GED. I have tutored students in advanced placement classes and students with learning disabilities. I also have taught and tutored in Spanish fluently.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
If you are looking for help in Math, the best thing you can do is to make regular appointments. Try to schedule for at least once a week to establish a rhythm and comfort level. I would especially recommend twice a week for the best results. If you go with twice, ask for a reduced rate, as you will seeing them more often. Try to do homework as much homework as you can before seeing a tutor, so they know exactly where you struggle. Your time and money is valuable, don't waste it by doing easy questions with a tutor.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Where do I struggle?
Are there any specific topics?
How comfortable is my tutor with this subject?
Can I send questions to you outside of our regularly scheduled tutoring times?