I am a former engineer/consultant whose love for education grew from tutoring students in math. I decided to become a teacher to help students realize their dream/potential with a mastery of math! My certifications are in both grades 5-9 and 6-12, with over 15 years of teaching math. I have been recognized by the state as being a high impact teacher due to high test scores of my students, both struggling and advanced students.
My strength is in simplifying difficult content to reach every level of learner.
Proven results! Students pass PERT @ 95% pass rate.
Improvement in mastery of content!
Improvements in SAT/ACT scores!
Improvement in overall grade/average!
I enjoy teaching and inspiring students to succeed. The biggest deterrent to success in school, particularly math, is the amount of self-confidence a student has. I work with students in examining areas of mastery to show them that they can learn and master math concepts. Once the basics are mastered, student are more likely to attempt the more difficult levels of content and expand their aptitude in math.
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I assess the current mastery level of my students to identify gaps in learning. Once we discover gaps, we work on creating a plan to close these gaps while moving forward with current content.
I am a professional certified teacher with over 15 years of teaching experience, from middle school to college/young adult learners.
My past education and training provide me with a richer background that allows me to approach each student individually and address the personal needs of each student.
My pricing is based on a sliding scale. I serve students of extremely diverse backgrounds and the fees are based on "ability" to pay. I try very hard to offer my services across a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as a wide range of abilities. I generally charge by the week because I would like to work with my students no less than two times per week, three ideally.
My love for teaching stems from my personal experience as a child. I am from humble beginning was determined to elevate myself higher through education.
My consulting career provided many opportunities for me to reach out to students in the surrounding school districts for tutoring and mentoring and I realized how much I loved encouraging young people.
I have used my experiences to help students realize their potential by letting them know that it isn't where you start, but where you end. I tell them my story and help them to see the promise in their own lives.
I have worked with the entire spectrum of students:
*students with disabilities (deaf, blind, cerebal palsy, EH EBD, ESE, ELL, ESOL)
*advanced/honor level students
*struggling math students
*at risk, inner city youth
*ages range from 9 - 80 years of age
I recently moved my employment over to a charter school in Manatee County - grades 6-12, and was able to participate as a faculty member during my first high school graduation! Students showed a tremendous amount of gratitude to me and wrote letters to me, expressing it as such. This is what keeps me going!
Students must know their learning type and articulate this to their teacher so that they can maximize their sessions. Students should at least be able to state what they believe their general needs are and ask the tutor their plans for helping them meet their goals. They should look for someone with flexibility, personality, and desire to achieve meaningful results. Most of what the tutor should focus on is making sure the students becomes self-driven and self-directed as a learner so that their dependency on the tutor actually decreases over time.
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