I pride myself in helping others learn mathematics in a way that helps them most. Not every student learns in identical ways, some prefer a more action based style while some prefer to be explained in more pragmatic ways. Each student is unique and I hope to reach your student in their own unique ways. Much like being afraid of the dark, fear of mathematics is only founded in fear of the unknown. Once your student knows, the fear will quickly dissapate!
I enjoy the smiles I get when a student recognizes that they understand a certain concept. It is always a vibrant smile that says "I FINALLY GET IT!" and it is so completely rewarding.
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First, I generally try to understand the students likes and dislikes in their surrounding worlds. Understanding how a young mind works involves knowing what they see as rewards or punishments, knowing what thought processes work and which are less used. To know this, I simply talk to the student.
From there, I will try my best to acclimate to the students' needs and will try to incorporate mathematics, how math relates to the real world and the adult world, and how the student can achieve their goals through math.
I deal with numbers all day long as a large scale construction estimator and project manager, from figuring out the square feet of drywall required in a building to knowing the percentages required to do accounting. I was a math major and then a physics major in college, and also have tutored many students from adults returning to school, to children just starting out and everywhere in between.
Pricing typically is determined by the distance travelled, amount of sessions, and length of sessions. If there are multiple students during the same session, discounts for each student can be discussed. As with anything, the amount of students per session can eventually have diminishing returns as I cannot give much individual attention to a group of more than four. I start at 50$ an hour, as I do this to supplement my own family's needs and prefer it to the alternative of construction.
I tutored many of my family members growing up from sisters and brothers to cousins and aunts and uncles. From there, family friends and so on would ask for assistance and I learned to teach to the student.
Adults returning to college, children, teenagers, convicts and addicts looking to turn their lives around, friends, family, and people who HATE math (they do not hate math now!)
My youngest daughter was born!
The math will not change from one tutor to another. Regardless of who is helping a student learn, 1+1 will always equal 2. It is the method(s) with which your student is taught that you are paying for. Teaching a child to first believe in their own capabilities and then molding the student's new found confidence into mathematical ability is what you are looking for.
Most importantly, if someone you have hired to teach your student is not achieving the level of confidence and learning you are searching for LOOK FOR SOMEONE ELSE! There is no shame in shopping for the best tutor for your child, their future is what is important.
When asking for tutors, it is helpful to give an example of the type of work being done and where the problems arise. For example:
"My son is doing algebra and is failing" is not super helpful, algebra is a large subject. "My son is having trouble in algebra, they're on two step equations" makes a world of difference!