Palm Beach County Tutoring
I am a retired high school math teacher. My approach is to build a context around the math, explaining not just what to do but why we do it. In many cases, tutoring is the building of confidence by the student in their own capabilities
Type of math
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
We begin by the student explaining where they feel they need to focus and why they find math challlenging. We focus not just on problem solving but on being able to fluently explain what the topic is about and the tools it provides.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Certified secondary teacher in 4 states. Degree in Mathematics from UC Berkeley.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Market rate is $50 per hour, which I think is outrageous. How can a student afford that? I prefer my students pay what they feel they can afford.
How did you get started teaching?
My son went from a successful middle school student to a failing high school student. The "system's" response to a child with the need for support was appalling. I became a teacher to ensure he received what he needed, and found that I loved it.
What types of students have you worked with?
All sorts from IB students to less traditionally successful students.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Find one who listens more than they talk.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Why do you find math challenging?
How much effort are you willing to put in to fill in "holes" in your math experiences/skills?
What constitutes success for you?