Every student is different and has different needs. As an experienced Math Professor, I am able to utilize several different methods to help any student learn the material, which translates very well for in person tutoring. Currently, I am pursuing my Doctorate in Philosophy of Math Education at ASU. I do my best to stay current with the best teaching and tutoring strategies and adapt as best I can to my student's needs. I'm not a boring tutor, and I absolutely hate going ONLY by the boo... [more]
As a Mathematics Teacher, I understand and can very easily explain all Algebra 1 material in many different ways to make sure the student understands the material, the theory and the thinking process behind the math.
As a Mathematics Teacher, I understand and can very easily explain all Algebra 2 material in many different ways to make sure the student understands the material, the theory and the thinking process behind the math. Transitioning into exponent work, complex numbers, log problems and other higher level thinking concepts requires careful planning and efficient work.
Calculus is one of my specialties. I enjoyed it in High School and in College. It was actually the class that made me decide to become a teacher! I often work with Calculus AB students and college students taking Calculus I, II, III, Business Calculus, Multivariate and more. I do my best to make it fun and not as intimidating as the usual professor does. I can patiently explain problems in a way that any student will understand. Finding the way you learn is my goal.
I've been using Microsoft Excel for several years and am well versed at making spreadsheets. I can teach a student how to use functions and write complex code for tables to create dynamic content as well as create dynamic database driven spreadsheets.
Computers have come a long way in the last few years and understanding them is key in order to use them to their potential. I can explain and help anyone understand what their computer can do so that they can get the most out of it.
The change from Algebra concepts to Geometry concepts is difficult for some students. Geometry requires spacial reasoning which some students need time to develop. I am able to give students the tools and language development so they are able to excel in the class. Geometry requires a different language and being able to understand as well as speak that language is crucial to success in the class.
I have been using Microsoft Word through my entire college career, which is still going. I can show students how to use many of it's features that enable them to work more efficiently and be more productive. Many features of Word are hard to find, but once found, make the process of writing much easier.
Physics is one of the sciences I enjoyed the most. It contains a lot of math theories and uses many equations to explain natural laws all around us. Understanding the math is not nearly as important as understanding the science behind it all.
Prealgebra is a key subject in moving on to more complicated math in Algebra, Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. Understanding is key in continuing education.
Precalculus lays the foundations for upper math topics found in Calculus such as derivatives, limits, infinite series, integration and many more. Understanding Precalculus allows the student to have a great foundation for continuing in math.
As a native Spanish speaker and certified teacher, I am able to help any student develop the cognitive skills required to master the language. Spanish language is quite different than English and students must develop a different way to construct sentences that make sense. Speaking the language requires the development of other phonetic sounds English speakers are not used to. I am able to help with the practice and execution of the Spanish language.
Understanding Trigonometry is a key factor to understand the computational component of Geometry. This is key in continuing education in math as well as sciences like Physics.
SAT's require preparation and carefully developed study habits. As a math Professor, I am able to provide students with the most efficient study habits they can use in order to succeed in the SATs. Math SATs focus on mathematical patterns and logical step-by-step problem solving. With my many years of experience, I am able to guide students to find those patterns and work efficiently through problems.
I've been using SPSS for several years to clean up data and run all sorts of analysis and tests. Being able to clean up and run analysis on the data is difficult enough. Interpreting the results is also a challenge and I've been able to develop several strategies to make this process less intimidating.
Adobe Illustrator is the premier tool for print design and often times web design as well. It's vector image basis makes it powerful for any platform. I have been using Illustrator for many years to create flyers, pamphlets and websites. I can easily explain simple tasks like creating text, or complicated tasks such as creating custom gradients that look realistic.
Calculating probabilities can be a challenge. As a College Math professor, in which I spend an entire unit on probabilities, I can help any student learn to read problems and extract the required information to calculate the correct probabilities. I can also help them apply these concepts to real world applications.
As a High School Math teacher, I know what it takes to learn all the fundamentals. Basic math is the foundation necessary for later down the road. I can help any student understand and master Elementary math and prepare them for more advanced math later on in their school career.
Adobe Flash is one of the most powerful web application creators available. Through vector graphics, and smooth animations, sites can provide a great experience for their users. I have taken several workshops from Adobe to learn how to use the software and can share that information with others.
I've used Adobe Photoshop for many years for image manipulation, picture touchups and many other tasks. It is the premier tool for image editing in the professional world and I am very proficient in it.
Dreamweaver is a great tool for editing just about all web languages. It allows for integration of multiple sever languages and database access for live testing of scripts. I like to use it for it's simple "notepad" like approach to code editing and it's extensive library of code hints. I have been using this software for well over 10 years before it was even part of Adobe's line up.
Logic the study of the principles of valid inference and correct reasoning. Formal fallacies and formal arguments are part of Logic. Being able to make logical arguments and detect fallacies in arguments.
Outlook is a powerful E-Mail application part of the Microsoft Office software bundle. It has many powerful features and can be used to synchronize work and personal emails and at the same time keep them separate from each other. I've used Outlook for years and have learned many of the shortcuts and features that make it powerful.
Microsoft Windows is the well known PC Operating System most commonly used. I have decades of experience with this software and have learned many shortcuts, many customizable features and can easily teach someone how to get the most out of this Operating System. I am also able to install and upgrade versions.