Ms Kristen P. of Elk Grove Village IL USA Tutor Profile
Tutor Personal Information
Ms Kristen P.
Tutoring Style and/or Experience
I offer tutoring in: ACT/SAT Prep, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics.
For those students I teach in-person, I offer provisional online homework help at a reduced rate.
My preference is for tutoring in a public library, but I will meet in a student's home depending upon location and the presence of a parent.
Every person has his or her own learning style. I find that when a student falls behind in a particular class, it is as often due to the class being oriented toward a different learning style as it is due to the student's own weakness. For this reason, I tailor each lesson individually, using what I have seen of that student's work to determine his or her ideal learning style.
As an example: visual learners often respond very well to the use of graphs to explain the three basic functions of trigonometry (sin, cos, tan). On the other hand, if I were to present these functions in a rigorous, proof-based fashion, these same students may become frustrated and disheartened.
Finally, I prefer to foster an easy and casual rapport with students. Learning does not flourish when students are nervous or fearful of asking questions. As a tutor, I am not here to grade or judge students. My job is to personally reshape the material to best fit each individual's need.