I was a high school math teacher for sixteen years. I work with each student based upon his/her level and what level she/he needs to attain. I meet students where they are and then fill in the gaps to get them to where they need to be. Once a student is comfortable with their math ability, their anxiety in math classes is greatly reduced. Although my focus has been concentrated in high school, I have also worked with younger children and adults of all ages.
I love math, so I love it when the light bulb lights up and my students have the slightest smile when they realize that they understand how to do a certain problem.
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Tonya has the ability to teach and alter her way of teaching math to a child’s ability to understand and grasp. She is a conscientious tutor and work effortlessly on course curriculum, with experience in pacing and covering material.
She helped me understand the math and didn’t just give answers. Very patient and makes the work much easier to comprehend!
She knew the material very well and she came to our house. She was very flexible on hours as well. Would use again.
For younger students, I will initially work with the parent to assess what the parent feels their student is struggling with. However, no matter what the age, I will eventually have conversations with the student on what that particular student feels he/she does or does not understand. My philosophy is that I am there to help the student and I want to make sure the student realizes that I want them to succeed. In order for the student to succeed, there has to a level of comfort and trust that is achieved by getting to know one another.
I have a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Secondary Education. I taught high school math for 16 years in multi-cultural environments, including both a suburban and urban settings. Even prior to obtaining my degree, I tutored in both the private sector and at a tutoring program I started at our church.
Currently, my base pricing is $60 per hour for one-on-one tutoring within a 15-radius. Anything outside of the 15-mile radius starts at $70 and up per hour. Group rates are quoted on an individual rate.
As a math teacher, I watch the struggles of those students who are having trouble grasping the concepts of math. Since childhood, I have always been the one who played teacher and it seemed natural that any degree I would get while in college would include teaching.
I have worked with every type of student, from suburban to urban, gifted to the diverse learner. In addition, my experience also includes adult learners.
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