I have been teaching/tutoring math for the past 37 years. I have taught/ tutored basic math, prealgebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT, ACT and TSI prep for college entrance at a high school in San Marcos, Texas and Austin Community College. I have dozens of students and parents that have used my services over the years and will testify to my ability to break down math into basics that students understand easily. I have authored a Geometry book and a fundamentals math prep book for college entrance exams like SAT, ACT and TSI. I have also spent 2 years teaching GED in inner-city Indianapolis. I have the ability to break math down into steps as well as evaluating where the problems are when someone is stuggling with a math comcept. Fundamentals are the key to upperlevel math concepts and entrance tests. I also have a website called Readysetprepforcollege.com which offers a Saturday session review for students on their math basics which are necessary to ace the SAT, ACT and TSI tests. I was voted San Marcos "Secondary Teacher of the Year" two different years and my nickname was "The Math Whisperer."
Making a difference.... as most teachers do! I have tutored for 37 years and still love doing it! I love hearing a student say"Ohhhhh, I understand now!"
i have been voted in my school district 2 dofferent years (2005 and 2019) "Secondary Teacher of the Year" because I try to reach each student where they are, I have an arsinal of short-cuts/strategies, I understand learning styles/learning disabilities and I am really good at evaluating missing basic skills that keep students from learning higher concepts.
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Mrs. Voyles is amazing. My 13 yo grandson has learning disabilities and could not do math. After working with Ms. Voyles for two weeks, his attitude completely turned around and he loves math. He made 94 on his report card. Ms. Voyles explains math in a way he understands, Is patient and encouraging. She is a God send!
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Mrs. Voyles is old school in the very best sense. She makes sure that her students understand key concepts, rules, and formulas--then provides lots of examples so that they can practice and master the material. Her passion for teaching always shines through, and her friendliness and warmth put people at ease. A marvelous educator!
Mrs. Brenda is the definition of an educator. She is knowledge in her scope, and very patient with my daughter. She assess her weakness and then systematically makes improvements to establish a strong Math platform to build Upon.
I would like to know what lesson they are working on and the skills required. I love to ask questions about what they already know and then figure out what basic skills are either missing or in need of polishing to teach the skill.
I have taught every class that I tutor. I have had workshops on Learning Styles, manipulatives and test prep training.
I currently charge $50 an hour. I tell parents/students I prefer cash and payment at the time of service.
I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. I had wonderful teachers growing up and many mentors in my lifetime that I have learned from.
I have tutored all the way from college bound to at-risk students. I was chosen from all the math teachers in my district to teach at a special at-risk school of choice program called Phoenix.
I was voted by my prres and staff as "Secondary Teacher of the Year" in both 2005 and 2019.
When tutoring, it is often necessary to recognize when a student is struggling with a concept. This may be that they have not learned or mastered a basic skill required. I am patient and love helping students master math concept.
Students should review their notes/lesson and do as much work as possible before meeting with a tutor. This will ensure that the tutor can spend qualit time on exactly what skill a student is in need of.
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