Lauren’s Math Tutoring
I have experience teaching at the high school and college levels. I also spent four years as a college math tutor and two of those years as a teaching assistant while I attended graduate school at West Texas A&M University. I have tutored beginning and intermediate algebra, college algebra, precaluculus, Business Math I and II, and Calculus I and II. This past semester I taught precalculus, college algebra, quantitative reasoning, and introduction to statistics.
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I love one-on-one tutoring because everyone has a different learning style, and I love the challenge of finding new ways to teach students mathematical concepts in a way they’ll understand. If someone doesn’t understand the first way, I try another way until you understand the material. I also love seeing that “AHA!” moment when a student overcomes a concept they find challenging.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Try to learn about the student’s learning style to adapt my teaching style to what works for them. Work through an example or two with the student and then have them do a similar problem on their own. Encourage the student in whatever way I can seeing as a lot of students are discouraged when it comes to mathematics.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with mostly college students ranging from 18 years old to 60 years old, but I have also tutored a couple of younger children in grade school.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What is my learning style? Am I a visual learner? What are some of the most difficult concepts for me to grasp? Am I up to speed on my addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division?