Cruz Math And Test Prep

Cruz Math And Test Prep

1 employee
10 years in business

About this tutor

My teaching philosophy is that every student (child or adult) has the ability to learn Math. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to find the best way to expose each individual student to Math concepts in a way that is accessible to them, and each person is different and unique. My goal is to find that avenue for each student and make them feel confident and successful in their Math education.

I have a master’s degree in the Arts for Teaching Secondary and Middle School Math and have been teaching Math in the classroom since 2013.

I worked for a company, called Academic Advantage for 6 years, until going out on my one, where I tutor students one-on-one for all Math content from Grades 1 through College Math. In addition, I have been tutoring students for test prep, including NECAP, RICAS, SAT, ACT, PRAXIS, and GRE, with success in all tests. 

In addition, I have a bachelor’s degree in Science for Textiles, Merchandising and Design, concentrating on design, textile science and visual merchandising. I have worked in the industry doing window displays and store design. I was also the Arts director of a camp for three years, working with children from the ages of 6-16.

This allowed me to explore my teaching in a way to integrate arts and science into my math teaching and incorporate projects throughout the curriculum. 

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North Adams, MA 01247
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When I begin with a new student, I tell them a little about myself and my experience. I ask them what they would like to get out of the tutoring sessions and which area they struggle in the most. Then, we go through some essential math skills to see where their deficits are and can therefore focus on each student’s individual needs. As we progress, I help students with their current math work and also help with essential math skills they might have missed or don't feel confident in to help future math concepts.

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

I have my Masters in Arts for Teaching and Secondary Math Certification with middle school endorsement. In addition, I have a bachelors in Science for Textiles Merchandising and Design, which has allowed me to use a rts integration in my Math teaching.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I usually charge $60 per hour per student. If I tutor more than one student at a time in the same location, I usually will charge $60 for the whole hour, per every two students.

How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching in 2009 when I was a religious school teacher and tutor and the Arts director of a sleep-away camp in RI. Before the summer began, one of my religious school students needed a substitute teacher for her Math class, for the last two weeks of the school year. When I filled in as the substitute teacher, I realized how much I enjoyed teaching young adults as well as creating the lesson plans and projects to go with the curriculum. At that time, I applied for teaching certification programs and began my teaching certification program at URI that fall.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from 1st grade all the way through high school in Mathematics. I have also tutored high school students in Chemistry and Physics, as well as general organizational skills. I have worked with suburban and urban students, general education and special education students as well. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently, one of my alumni students told me she hated math before she had me and then after having me as a teacher, she said math was her favorite subject! And now she is a nurse!

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