I began tutoring in high school for some extra credit. I quickly learned that I had a gift for teaching, and I began going to fellow students’ homes.
In my Junior year, I earned a 98 on the NYS Math B Regents exam, the highest in my class (second highest score was a 92). Later that year, I was urged by my teachers and counselors to “skip” a grade level and be placed into Advanced Placement Calculus (the only student in my class to do so).
Since then, I have been consistently tutoring and it has gone from being something to help pay some bills to becoming a reliable and consistent source of income, that which gives me great satisfaction.
In addition to making sure students understand material, I focus largely on the reasons a student may be struggling.
Initially, the main focus is on gaining a strong understanding on the current material. Usually the immediate concern is grades, so this will be the first priority. While this period of time is occurring, I’ll be studying a number of factors to understand what approach will work best for the student.
After the students’ grades have found some consistency, the next goal is to give the student a broader understanding of mathematics and to further discover and improve mental “habits” that may be getting in the way of comprehension and success.
Finally, the goal will become to help the student identify their own weaknesses and learn how to understand why they don’t grasp a concept, and therefore the right questions to ask.
Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability
Elementary, Junior High School, High School, College