Pam Colbert Math RoadMap

Pam Colbert Math RoadMap

5.0 (4)
4 hires on
2 employees
12 years in business

About this tutor

All my students who are C students become A students with my unique methods of explaining and supporting students through their math homework.  I graduated top of my class at Mount Holyoke College with post graduate work in Math at Smith College.   When I worked for Wells Fargo, my company sent me to Stanford to work on an engieering certificate in IT systems.  I am a little bit of a revolutionary in math - I like to make it fun and a tend to be quite rigorous in the discipline needed to excel in mathmatics.  Discipline and rigor I find set students up to be successful at anything.  I encourage parents to ensure students have a desk, lamp and binder to review work.  I always suggest a bulletin board to hold Calendar for important work that is due, Accomplishments, gratitude postings and areas to improve on.  The rigor of keeping your desk organized in your room, understanding how to plan for the week ahead and managing your study notebook will help students/Tutees go far in their studies and in life.

Math is fun!  Somehow our system in the US makes it a chore rather than a great learning experience.  I try to inform my students of all that I have learned with math and science so after learning core concepts they can make informed decisions about what they would like to do in life.  I am African American so I am very concerned about increasing skill set and abilities of students in my neighborhood.  


Rollar Skating and Math - The Science of Roller Skating.  When I was growing up in Washington DC, Roller Skating EVERY Friday was indeed a "thing":  I now teach students how Roller Skating and Geometry, Friction, Reverse Engineering are tied to Rollar Skating and if they are near a rink and I am available I will go with with.  There are 4 parameters of motion and we will discuss while we buzz around the rink OR how surfaces in the rink are made of different materials and how that affects the skates in motion OR how math concepts can be found all over the skating rink (measure, compare and average speed of skaters or discover how engineers use geometry in the rink and how statistics relates to roller skating.


Viat I have a 2 week boot camp for those adults studying for the GED.   Time practiced tests build confidence and we break down the expectations of the GED with study material that covers how the Math section of GED is graded: Number operations & number sense = 20-30% of the GED;  Measurement & geometry = 20-30% Data analysis, statistics, & probability = 20-30% Algebra, functions, & patterns = 20-30%.  I have a 95% passing experience working with those who are taking this test for the first time.  I commend all no matter where you are in life for agreeing to take the GED. Hopefully soon after you can help many others and become an instructor yourself.   I believe helping others is the rent we pay for living in this world.    

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Bowie, MD 20721
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4 Reviews


  • Laurie A. Manning

    Pamela is extremely knowledgeable, professional and passionate. She is refreshing and my Son can connect with her which is very important.

  • Debra Mackall

    Very helpful, looking forward to working with Ms. Colbert

  • Yemisi Adebanjo

    Pamela just started assisting my 8th grade daughter in her Math Schoolwork, Homework, Quizzes and Assessments. My daughter is new in the U.S.A. and Pam is helping her adjust by providing a roadmap of not only District/City Math goals but how our daughter will progress on national and international levels. We have given Pam permission to work with our daughter's teacher as well as the school to ensure our daughter has a firm grasp of the subject matter and what is expected with her assignments. Pam uses her extra time to ensure our daughter has great comprehension skills. If you are looking for a tutor that does more than just tutor but becomes a strong advocate for your child, then Pam is a great choice.

  • Jennifer Detrano

    Very helpful, knowledgeable and worked well with my daughter - will be working with her again

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Understand the challenges they have and I also assess their study habits, previous grades.   Use of timing techniques with tests to increase confidence in completing tests.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Economics and further graduate work at Smith College Executive Management program for finance.  I worked in finance for 25 years (Data Science, Management Analysis as a Vice President).   One financial service firm sent me to Stanford for graduate work in Engineering and I am a Wharton Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.  I also studied internationally at the Sorbonne (school of Marie Curie and Louis Pasteur among others).

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