...What makes the math section so difficult is that students are expected have an extremely solid foundation of the math that they have taken over their high school careers. Some of the rules that they are required to know are very random (and they may not have covered that topic in their class). W... (read more)
...Math is so easy to become an exercise in memorization, but what I like to do with the kids is get them to solve them with other techniques (use what they know already- math grows on itself).
Because I enjoy and understand math, I always taught to convey the beauty of the subject. I respect my l... (read more)
...I work as a teacher at a prestigious private high school in New York City and enjoy helping students reach the pinnacle of their ability in math and physics. I have a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology and a M.A. in mathematics education from Bard College. I am also a certified teacher in 7-12 Mathematics and I have over 7 years experience tutoring and teaching. (read more)
...Students and I often work through problems together before students trying independently. As an elementary & special education teacher, I have ample experience in reading instruction. Students whom I have worked with have increased their reading fluency, their ability to retell the story as well as work on comprehension strategies. (read more)
...I have a standard certification in math K-12. Also I've been teaching Algebra 1 for more than 15 years. My intuitive instinct is to validate students' abilities regardless of how small or insignificant they may think they are. (read more)