I bring a blend of real world math application with nearly 30 years in the IT industry followed by 8 years in the high school classroom. I have had success working with at-risk students and allowing them to experience success in math and beyond. I love math and enjoy helping young people like math too.
The greatest part of my job is seeing my students reach goals they believed were unachievable. Seeing kids start to feel that maybe they were better at math than they ever thought.
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Very supportive and knowledgable. Great teacher...
Mr P Tutoring is exceptional. Mr P breaks the concepts into manageable pieces and is patient and encouraging. He tutored our son through several college math courses and helped him to see how to use math not just learn it for a test. I highly recommend him!
Get acquainted to a point they are comfortable with me as a teacher/tutor.
Determine student’s stengths and weaknesses.
Create a plan.
Model problems.
Practice....practice....practice.
I am in my ninth year of teaching HS math. I have tutored for the past five years. Prior to my teaching career, I worked in IT using logic and analysis skills.
$20 for a 30 minute session
$35 for a 60 minute session
$50 for a 90 minute session
Suggested session length is based on the student, need, goals and subject. I may make make a suggestion but it ultimately depends on the student/parent.
Though teaching is second career, it has been my lifelong career goal. I graduated high school wanting to be a HS math teacher. Circumstances sent my life a different direction and path but I always wanted to teach math. Even in the corporate environment I was often called upon to instruct or train coworkers in various programming languages, processes or how to deal with customers.
After raising my family, I left the riches of the private sector to pursue my first career goal.
As stated above, a large portion of the students I teach in the classroom are at-risk kids who have limited math skills. Though the skills may be limited, I recognize the huge opportunity for them to grow.
During this past 2017-2018 school year, I helped five of five students who had previously failed the Texas standardized test (STAAR/end-of-course) pass their exams.
Find a tutor who is fully capable of helping the student achieve their goal. Also, examine the tutor's success rate. Finally, assure you are comfortable working with the tutor.
Students need to ask themselves if they are committed to being tutored. No matter how qualified the tutor might be, the student needs to be willing to work. The tutor can help motivate but it ultimately comes back to the student. Possibly the ultimate compliment I have received was a UT-Dallas student I helped with their College Algebra math. He said he learned a lot of math but more than anything, he learned "math didn't suck nearly as much as he had previously thought." :-)
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