Exceptional Math Coaching & Consulting LLC
All services provided are personalized, interactive, flexible and dynamic! We work “side-by-side” with our students in a virtual room that allows us BOTH to project and share our screens simultaneously! We make sure to help boost confidence and make math anxiety a thing of the past!
Exceptional Math Coaching & Consulting is a growing company founded in 2021 by a former International Math Educator, Tekia Timmons. After 14 years of teaching in America, Vietnam, and Ethiopia, Tekia decided to take the best of all those experiences to help create a unique, dynamic, and personalized learning experience for math students in all stages of learning!
Exceptional Math is dedicated to helping students learn how to learn! We are able to do that through the lens of teaching and learning mathematics! Many students come to us for help with a topic they are finding difficult and they stay for the support, confidence building, and academic coaching that can be applied to any subject!
We love that we are in a position to provide personalized lesson to fit each student. We enjoy helping students to discover their "light bulb" moments in math!! We believe that all children are capable of learning and we are here to remove learning barriers in math while providing academic coaching.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
All potential students and families meet with the owner for a consulation to ensure that we are a good match for one another. In the initial meeting, we discuss the needs of the students, our teaching and learning philosophies, and make sure that the student is aware of all technological expectations.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
From the owner
I've taught Secondary Mathematics in the United States, Vietnam, and Ethiopia. I have been teaching online for the past decade with students in North and South America. Being able to work with students in so many different countries has exposed me to so many cool ways to approach math questions!
I have 19 years experience as a tutor, 14 years experience as a teacher, 10 years teaching online (over 1500 students!).
I love everything from 6th grade math to University Level Calculus 2! I'm looking forward to meeting you! If you are looking for a relaxed environment to learn math, low pressure, high encourage and support, you've found the right match!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
All information about pricing and services can be found in the following link: https://tinyurl.com/emc2services
How did you get started teaching?
I first began working with youth as an Americorp volunteer during my undergraduate years. I started teaching in 2008 and never stopped!
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students in all learning environments: traditional, online, public, private, charter, and international schools.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
The best advice I can give is to learn how to analyze the types of mistakes you make in class. Not all mistakes require a tutor, some mistakes just require you to slow down and read the question more carefully. Some mistakes reveal that there are concepts that you may need help from a professional in order to understand better. If you are having trouble with concepts and strategies, I advise working with a math tutor/ math coach and making sure to ask as many questions as you need to help you understand!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
I think students should ask themselves what type of mistake are they making? Careless (ex: rushing, writing wrong number), Computational (making mistakes during arithmetic and algebra), or Conceptual (not understanding the mistake, the question, the pictures, vocabulary, etc)?