Location: West Hills CA USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Math
Subjects: Trigonometry, Middle School Math, Geometry, Calculus, Business Math, Basic Math, Algebra

Mr Stuart R. of West Hills CA USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Mr Stuart R.
Gender: Male   Age: 51-65
Tutoring Style and/or Experience


B.A. California State University Long Beach


Mathematics can be intimidating to students who MUST take the classes but see no practical benefit to their future plans and goals.

Teaching mathematic subjects should be brought to a level that shows the student how it will be an important part of their future career, regardless of career choice. �If you cannot explain it to the student in terms that he/she understands, then you don�t have the knowledge or skills to be tutoring.�

Every student is unique and learns in a different way. Listening to the student, his/her anxieties about the subject and frustration with understanding what they are doing is the key element.

Mathematic subjects are no harder to learn than any other subject. The student needs the information told to him/her in terms that relate to their experiences. Once they see the correlation, the �light� will come on and the learning becomes easier and faster. Sometimes it takes numerous attempts from the tutor to find the appropriate level needed for the student to grasp the concept.

There are no dumb students. Just instructors who cannot relate to the student in a manner that allows the light to come on. That is why tutoring, one-on-one is such a great tool. My greatest satisfaction is taking the student to the point of understanding how the subject relates to their experience and future career choices.

Tutor students in mathematic subjects of pre-algebra, algebra, algebra II, trigonometry and geometry. Tutoring computer skills, languages, how to use internet, search engines, general use of email, word processing, blogs and social networking (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Tutor English from phonics through composition.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Junior High School, High School, College
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $25.00 to $25.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: More than 10 years
Students Tutored: More than 50
Special/Focus Groups:
Educational Level: Masters
Major: mathematics
School: csulb/uci/belford
Teacher Certification: No