I learned how to do well the hard way. I was a good student from K-12. A regular honor roll student because of very hard work, but not with much organization. I always was a standout student in Math. That was a language that I could relate to. As an undergrad at Michigan State, I did just enough to get by and graduate. I never wrote a research paper. Somehow I always got by. Then followed a lengthy (30 year) career as a computer programmer. That's where I got my REAL education. I had to learn... [more]
A branch of mathematics in which symbols, usually letters of the alphabet, represent numbers or quantities and express general relationships that hold for all members of a specified set.
I think that I could help you in algebra. That is one of my favorite subjects. I have taught math at the college level in my skills at the secondary level are excellent.
I tutored several students to get them through the geometry qualification exam for Seminole County. They both did extremely well.
In the United States, pre-algebra is generally taught between the sixth and tenth grades, although sometimes taught as early as the third grade for gifted students. The objective of pre-algebra is to prepare the student for the study of algebra. Pre-algebra includes several broad subjects: Review of natural number arithmetic New types of numbers such as integers, fractions, decimals and negative numbers Factorization of natural numbers Properties of operations such as associativity and distributivity Simple (integer) roots and powers Rules of evaluation of expressions, such as operator precedence and use of parentheses Basics of equations, including rules for invariant manipulation of equations Understanding of variable manipulation Manipulation and arithmetic with the standard 4-quadrant Cartesian coordinate plane Pre-algebra may include subjects from geometry, especially subjects that further understanding of algebra in applications to area and volume. Equations are something that you will constantly be using throughout your math career. Learning and understanding the basics is an integral part of "getting off on the right foot" when dealing with math.
I will give student an initial evaluation, using sample GED, to determine focus areas then review with the student on study material or recommend books. Then we'll determine coursework based on evaluation results and I'll assign basic independent study requirements for next lesson.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States armed forces. It is often offered to American high school students when they are in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade, though anyone eligible for enlistment may take it. The test may simply determine personal aptitude at a particular career.
I have an MBA, so I am very knowledgeable in many subjects that support business including all math areas, science, and English grammar. In the current school year (2011-2012), I have been consistently substituting for all elementary grades. Many of the children over at Lakeville Elementary know me by name. I have found that I really LOVE working with those young minds and I relate extremely well to them! They really bring out the child in me, and I love to teach them.
The best way to gain study skills is to start out NOT having good ones! I learned how to do well the hard way. I was a good student from K-12. A regular honor roll student because of very hard work, but not with much organization. I always was a standout student in Math. That was a language that I could relate to. As an undergrad at Michigan State, I did just enough to get by and graduate. I never wrote a research paper. Somehow I always got by. Then followed a lengthy (30 year) career as a computer programmer. That's where I got my REAL education. I had to learn as a practical matter how to get my thoughts organized. Then I decided to advance my career by getting an MBA. My employer required a grade of "A" to get fully compensated for tuition. I was determined that I was not going to have to pay a cent. I also HAD TO learn to write several research papers. Fortunately, by this time I had become expert at organizing my work and thoughts through computer programming and analysis. That makes school SO EASY, and I learned to really apply my skills and intellect. I don't want your students to have to work hard, unless absolutely necessary. I learned late in life that I was an ADHD adult. I also have 2 ADHD sons, so I can really relate to their struggles. Hopefully I can guide your students through some of the coping mechanisms that I developed. Those mechanisms are helpful for any student.
I have an MBA from Webster University. I have worked in Business Support Services and Business Development for over 20 years. My employers in the corporate world have included Convergys, General Motors, Michigan National Bank and SunTrust Bank.
I have 2 sons with ADHD and I also have many ADHD characteristics. ADHD is primarily characterized by a lack of ability to focus on a single subject coupled with agitated behavior. The primary treatment is use of Ritalin or its generic amphetamine salt. One strategy is to keep the student fully occupied with topics that he is very interested in. Computers can be a major distraction, because ADHD subjects tend to be drawn to the many options that a computer presents, causing the subject to lose focus. ADHD students are generally very intelligent, but may not do well in structured environments where they are expected to follow what others are doing. It is easy for an ADHD student to get frustrated by constraints imposed by traditional education settings. One-on-one attention with an instructor is usually very effective. It is best if the instructor has an ADHD background that allows the student to learn some of the coping mechanisms that the instructor has successfully used personally.
I have worked in IT since 1972. For 20+ years, I used COBOL. I have written hundreds of COBOL programs and I was a team lead for a team that was responsible for the CICS online applications.
I have worked in IT for 20+ years, initially, I used COBOL. I have written hundreds of programs and I was a team lead for a team that was responsible for the CICS (online) billing applications. I have mentored subordinate programmers and written many program specification documents. I have also worked as a liaison between between the technical group and the customer (the user community). Most programming success will be gained by understanding how to construct algorithms using a specific programming language. After that, programming is based on applying a set of syntax to make that language perform to accomplish wht your program is designed to do. I have experience in IT project management, business analysis, IT quality assurance QA)and programming. I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified SCRUM Master (CSM).
I have worked in IT since 1972. For over 20 years, I used COBOL. I have written hundreds of COBOL programs and I was a team leader for a team that was responsible for the CICS online applications. I have an MBA from Webster University with a concentration in Computer Resource Management. I have also built my own computer with components from TigerDirect. I am currently giving computer instruction to more than four individual users.
I have a degree in Sociology from Michigan State University. I worked for the Michigan Department of Social Services for over 10 years.