Quality: I am experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled. Also, I am patient, friendly, and able to adapt to the learning style of my students.
Customization: I offer customized and personalized support, such as one-on-one tutoring or small group sessions.
Convenience: my tutoring service is convenient and accessible. I offer online sessions with flexible scheduling.
Range of subjects and services: I offer a wide range of subjects and services like test preparation and academic coaching.
Positive reputation: I have a positive reputation and good reviews from past clients.
Affordable prices: I offer affordable prices.
I enjoy the opportunity to help students learn and grow, work one-on-one with students, have flexibility and independence, continue learning and growing themselves, and make a positive impact.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
As a math tutor, my typical process for working with a new student involves the following steps:
1. Assessing the student's current level of understanding and strengths: I like to start by getting to know the student and their math background. This helps me understand what they already know and where they may need additional support.
2. Identifying the student's goals and objectives: I like to find out what the student is hoping to achieve through our sessions. This helps me tailor my lessons and activities to meet their specific needs.
3. Developing a personalized study plan: Based on the student's assessment and goals, I create a customized study plan that includes specific topics and activities to help the student progress.
4. Providing guidance and support: During our sessions, I provide guidance and support as the student works through the material. I may use a variety of teaching techniques, such as explaining concepts, working through examples, or using visual aids to help the student understand.
5. Monitoring progress and adjusting the plan as needed: As the student progresses, I regularly assess their understanding and adjust the study plan as needed to ensure they are making progress and staying on track to meet their goals.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am highly qualified to work as a math tutor, with a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, a teaching license, and over 20 years of experience teaching math to students at all levels. In addition to my classroom experience, I have also had the opportunity to teach in one-on-one settings. I have worked at several universities, including Portland State University, the University of Portland, Pacific University, and Alyamamah University. Throughout my career, I have also attended numerous training sessions to further develop my educator skills.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Yes, I have a standard pricing system for my math tutoring lessons. I charge an hourly rate of $45 per hour. Also, I offer flexible payment options for my math tutoring lessons. You only need to pay for the time we spend together, regardless of whether it is a full hour or a fraction of an hour. For example, if we meet for 20 minutes, you would pay $15. You may pay using a service like Zelle, Venmo, or Cash App. Additionally, I offer a complimentary 20-minute session for potential clients to try out my services and see if we are a good fit. There is no obligation to continue after this initial session.
How did you get started teaching?
I have a natural talent for math and a desire to help others understand math concepts. My experience helping my classmates in middle and high school suggests that I have strong communication skills and can explain math concepts in a clear and easy way. These qualities make me well-suited for a career in teaching math. My desire to pursue this path shows dedication and a willingness to work hard, which are essential qualities for any teacher. Overall, I have a strong foundation for a career in teaching math and a passion for helping others succeed.
What types of students have you worked with?
Throughout my teaching career, I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of students, from middle school to graduate school. These students have had a variety of goals, both long-term and short-term, and I have customized my lesson plans to help them achieve their objectives. Whether working with a student who is struggling to grasp basic math concepts or a more advanced student looking to delve deeper into a particular topic, I am able to adapt my teaching style to meet the needs of each individual student.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Here are a few pieces of advice for a student looking to hire a math tutor:
1. Research potential tutors: Look for a tutor who has experience in the specific area of math you need help with and check their credentials to ensure they are qualified.
2. Set clear goals: Identify what you hope to achieve through tutoring, whether it's catching up on missed concepts, preparing for an exam, or improving your overall math skills. This will help you find a tutor who can help you reach your specific goals.
3. Look for a good fit: It's important to find a tutor who is a good fit for your learning style and personality. Look for someone who is patient, knowledgeable, and able to explain concepts in a way that makes sense to you.
4. Be open and honest: Let your tutor know if you are struggling with certain concepts or if you have any specific concerns or goals. The more open and honest you are, the better able your tutor will be to help you succeed.
5. Practice, practice, practice: Tutoring sessions are a great opportunity to learn, but it's also important to practice on your own to reinforce what you've learned. Make sure to allocate enough time for self-study and practice to fully benefit from your tutoring sessions.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Here are a few questions that students may want to consider before talking to a teacher about their needs:
1. What specific areas of math are you struggling with?
2. Have you tried studying the material on your own or with a study group, and if so, what has worked and what hasn't?
3. How much time are you able to devote to studying math each week?
4. Do you prefer to work through problems on your own or do you prefer more guidance and support?
5. Are there any particular teaching methods or resources that have worked well for you in the past?
6. Do you have any long-term goals related to your math studies, such as preparing for a specific exam or course?
Thinking through these questions can help you communicate more effectively with your teacher about your needs and help them tailor their support to your specific situation.