Serving the US with a rational perspective on education.
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I am available to tutor all levels of mathematics and to prepare students for standardized tests.
I am also available to advise and consult with homeschoolers on math courses or general curriculum, to provide tutoring in study skills, and to tutor in basic physics and chemistry.
You have the option of individual, one-on-one tutoring sessions or group classes. Both individual and group sessions can be held anywhere in the US or the world via “virtual classroom” technology (see below). In-person meetings are available in Houston, TX, only.
To make it easy for each student and to properly build his or her knowledge of a subject, I teach in a step-by-step, logical manner. Confidence and subject mastery come from a conceptual understanding. Rote acquaintance is not enough.
As it arises naturally in our classes or tutoring sessions, I will work to improve each student's logic and reasoning skills. You or your child will learn thinking skills useful in all areas of thought and life, from science to law, from philosophy to art, from history to nutrition, from reading to analyzing everyday claims.
I have years of experience teaching mathematics and helping students achieve academic success, and look forward to helping you or your child.
About "virtual classroom" technology
The audio-visual connection comes free!! All you need is a webcam (which you could purchase for as little as $15-20), microphone, and a subscription to an Internet service. Some subscriptions are paid, some are free.
These services are easy, user-friendly, and professional. Click on the company name to research the companies and their software for yourself!
Dimdim is used by Ohio State University, Yale, HP, AT&T, Goodwill, YMCA, IBM, Apple, and others. Elluminate is used by Apple, California State University, Georgetown University, Queen's College, Sun Microsystems, Novell, and others.
"So what do you think Ryan said in the car on the way home today? After I asked him how he liked class? 'I really like how I have to think about the "how" and the "why" of the problems. I've never really been asked to think like that before.' Wow. It gets better, though, with 'and it just makes so much more sense that way'. You only get the kid a few hours a week so you might not get to see the difference you make, but I get to hear these little gems almost daily. Cool." --Helene G, parent
"Hi! This is Kate. I know my mom emailed you about my grade. I also know that she thanked you. I just wanted to say thanks again. I couldnt have done it without you. Thanks to you, I am having fun this summer instead of sitting at a desk in summer school. I really appreciate it. I can't thank you enough. You were a really big help. :)" --Kate L, student (junior high)
"You taught me where it all comes from and the importance of the fundamentals. You were always prompt, well-prepared, and thorough." --Laurie P, student (college)
See my Bio, Credentials & Testimonials page for more testimonials.
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