Laura Woolford Math Tutoring
I have a math/science major and currectly teach at East Grand Rapids Middle School 6th and 7th grade math. I tutor in the summer to several 6th and 7th grade students in the area of math and Pre-Algebra. I love working wth students and especially one on one where I can build a relationship. I make learning fun and do both paper pencil work and computer.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I first get to know them and what are their current needs regarding math.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a math and science major and have taught middle school math for 15 years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
35 dollars and hour
How did you get started teaching?
I love working with children and helping them love and understand math. I make learning fun and best of all, students get more confidence in math and therefore become a stronger student.
What types of students have you worked with?
middle school students 6th and 7th graders
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Games and activities that help students underatand and yet have fun learning in the process. An activity I used with my students was one regarding Decimals, adding and subtracting. I had students go shopping, students created a budget and then purchased items and afterwards had to do the math to stay within budget.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a tutor in your area of expertise?
I believe ALL students can do math and actually enjoy it!! Students need to have the concepts clearly explained and then be provided practice and real workd appication to make it make sense. Students then gain confidence and therefore become better at math.
What questions should students think through before talking to tutors about their needs?
What do they want from a tutor?
What do they need help in understanding?
What materials (curriculum) are they currently using?