...Trouble in algebra II can come from both a weak understanding of topics in algebra I and/or from a natural opposition to moving farther and farther away from reality. Abstraction is a hard concept to understand, and I believe the concept all together is ignored in many schools. We're taught thi... (read more)
...I love seeing students get the, "A-ha" moment, when a concept finally clicks and he/she realizes that it all makes sense now! I work with children of all ages (K-12) as well as adults; I look forward to meeting new students and helping them understand math since it is a struggle for so many. Parents are always welcome to sit in on any and all sessions until mutual trust is established. (read more)
...I assign practice questions, and provide periodic evaluations (progress reports).
I am very patient with students as I know they are different in their learning styles. I use different techniques in delivering the information and breaking down the steps to simple and comprehensible basics. I believe in strong math foundation as the road to success. (read more)
...I have tutored students in nearly all of the literary works commonly encountered in middle and secondary school, including those by ,John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, J.D. Salinger, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Harper Lee, Shakespeare, and Homer (in English translation). I... (read more)