I am a senior mathematics major at the University of Maryland. I have been tutoring college students, highschool students, and children in math and reading for several years. I know algebra and calculus like the back of my hand-- and if I don't know something, I will certainly help you figure it out. I have been hired by universities and colleges to tutor calculus/algebra at the university level, as well as many parents to tutor algebra to highschool/middle school students.
I mostly tutor using Skype. I have a drawing app on my computer and Skype allows me to share my screen so I can work the problem out with the student in real time. To learn math one must learn from examples and I think working problems out together is very helpful. Skype is a great way to be tutored because there is no worry about commute times or forgetting things. You simply open your laptop and begin.
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My rate is $30/hour for Calculus/Calculus II, and $25/hour for algebra.
Math is hard and stressful, but it is also beautiful. Students who learn math in highschool and in college tend to learn at a fast pace and in little detail. If they don't understand something the first time, the busy teacher or professor won't be available to catch them up. Unqualified teachers do not give students the full story of algebra or calculus. Because of this, many people learn to hate math rather than learn math. Students do not learn how beautiful and powerful math is, and instead they are only worried about passing the class. We hate what we do not understand.
I love to tutor because I like to watch people understand, imporve, and see themselves do things they thought were impossible. One summer I tutored a 65 year old man in algebra because it was the only class he needed to retake to finally get his Bachelor's degree. On his first algebra exam, he scored 46; he felt stupid and wanted to give up. Instead, he decided to meet with me every morning for an hour of tutoring. Slowly and with a lot of hard work, he improved steadily. My favorite moments were seeing him feel proud of himself and finally understand mathematics. Suddenly he regarded doing homework and problems as an interesting challenge instead of sheer torture. In the end he scored an 85 on his final exam, and I will never forget how confident, proud, and happy he was.
I want to help students learn and see mathematics as I do: a beautiful challenge. I want students to discover what they can do with hard work; that they aren't stupid for not understanding something. Sometimes all it takes to understand is someone helping them.
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Morgan has been AMAZING! My son was struggling in Algebra1. Morgan helped him to break down and identify various concepts. They both clicked in working together. His confidence has soared and his grades have greatly improved. He was better prepared for class and was ahead of the concepts being presented. She is so patient and clearly knows what she is doing. Was immediately able to identify where he was struggling and helped him immensely. He actually looks forward to his tutoring sessions. He actually has said, “I don’t know what I would of done without Morgan, she has taught me so much!” I couldn’t be happier!
My daughter works will Morgan. She has helped increase her reading level and gave her confidence to read more advance books. She enjoys her reading thanks to her tutor.
When approaching a subject a student is struggling with, I either like to look at work they have already done or have them do a few problems to assess their understanding. Working together through problems done in a class or on a past assignment is one of the most effective ways of understanding a process--no matter what the level of math. There is no strict process that applies to every student, so I determine a strategy that will best fit each individual after determining weaknesses.
I am a senior mathematics major at the University of Maryland. I have had four semesters of strictly calculus (calculus I-III, theoretical and analytical calculus), and have taken a myriad of classes that use calculus. I am very familiar with the structure of calculus and algebra classes and have helped write some exams.
I have been employed by Grayson College and the University of Maryland as a calculus and algebra tutor. I co-taught developmental algebra at university (essentially a highschool algebra class). I also have many years of experience with private highschool/middleschool tutoring in math and reading.
I charge $30/hour for calculus/calculus II tutoring. I charge $25/hour for algebra and lower (I consider pre-calculus algebra). The reason there is a difference in price is that I find calculus more time demanding to tutor. I have more to prepare and personalize for calculus than I do for algebra.
Payment is accepted in cash or via paypal. Payment is expected prior to the lesson.
I have worked with highschoolers, older students (50+), college students, and middle/elementary schoolers. I am very comfortable and patient with hardworking, determined students.
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