Octopi Education provides superior individualized tutoring in test prep, science, and math taking the learning style and potential of each student to maximize their personal success.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first session or two sessions are about learning what type of student with whom I am working. I take about 10 minutes to learn more about the student and what their goals about tutoring and their future in general. This will make it clear what this student needs and how I can help them in any given timeframe.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been in the education field for over twenty years and a private tutor for over ten years. I have a Master's degree in Education as well as over ten years of classroom teaching.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
School subject tutoring: $50 in person, $40 online
Test Prep tutoring: $100 in person, $70 online
How did you get started teaching?
I was a swim instructor when I was in high school. I fell in love with teaching students new skills. After earning my Bachelor's degree I worked in outdoor education which combined my love of nature with the satisfaction of helping students learn.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students in fourth grade through College. I specialize in Geometry and Algebra II as well as test prep tutoring.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I work with a fifth-grader over the summer to keep up his math skills. He told me that he was going to NASA this summer so I planned a whole review curriculum based on his new favorite rocketship: Atlantis. It has been very fun this summer using math to determine the average speed of Atlantis in orbit, and the volume and density of the geometric portions of the boosters.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Think about how much time you have to pursue tutoring. If you are not willing to set aside time to improve, it will not be worth the financial expense.
Think about what type of tutor you are looking for; some students perform better when their hands are being held while others do better when they are held accountable.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What skills do I need to improve to do better in class?
What resources was I given that I should be looking through before asking a question?