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I have been tutoring for over 7 years, helping students to not only improve their grades, but their study skills. When a student at the University of Utah, I was employed through the university to teach calculus 1,2,3, college algebra, and physics. Calculus tutoring, in particular, was my speciality and my students were very pleased with my ability to break up complex subjects into understandable concepts.
I have studied test prep strategies extensively over the years and become an expert standardized test taker and test prep tutor. As someone who successfully was able to raise my ACT score by 9 points and score near perfect, and perfect scores on all four categories, I can attest that success on the ACT is a matter of incorporated the right strategies to obtain your target score.
I previously was employed as a teacher through Sylvan Learning Center and received certification. I taught students in the age range of k-12. I have also taught many students in the k-12 as well as preschool age with much success.
I am very adaptable as a teacher and my methodology is based off of cognitive psychology pioneered by Mark A. McDaniel and Peter C. Brown, which has reaped great results with my students.
Type of math
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I like to schedule a phone call with any potential clients to discuss the student's goals among other things. During this time we assess if I we would be a good fit to work together.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
College educated in Applied physics and science
University Level Tutor training
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
preschool, k-12 (including AP classes).....$32.5/hr
college level, test prep...........................$35/hr
How did you get started teaching?
I was at the 'top of the class' in my Algebra 2 class in high school. My teacher had me start helping to explain how to do the homework to other students taking the class and discovered my love for teaching.
What types of students have you worked with?
college bound (college standardized testing (i.e. ACT, SAT))
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Set up a trial with the teacher before committing. Ask questions about the teacher/tutor's methodology and past success rate with students who are in a similar situation as you. Ask the teacher what they can do to help you meet your goals.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
How much time and effot they are willing to put in to reach their goal as well as how much time and effort is needed to reach the goal.
What have been my stumbling blocks and how do I address them?