I have been a math tutor for five years. I also worked as a middle school math teacher in a high needs school for one year. I believe in the UPS - check method of solving problems. That is: U - Understand the problem - what is being asked P - Plan how you are going to solve the problem S - Solve the problem Check - Check your solution, particularly for reasonableness I believe in giving the students the background so that they can understand how and why certain solution methods work. This... [more]
The intent of the TAKS exam is to test some but not of the subject content objectives. My content area is math. I would utilize some of the released math TAKS exams to determine specific content knowledge and to determine where more reinforcement is needed. The goal would be to determine how to tackle specific content type problems and to review specific TAKS testing techniques in order to improve the probability of success.
TEAS is the Test of Essential Academic Skills. Is is used as an entrance exam for nursing school, and is an excellent predictor of success in nursing school. This exam includes the following four sub-tests: The MATH sub-test covers whole numbers, metric conversions, fractions and decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion. The READING sub-test covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions. The ENGLISH sub-test measures knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, and spelling. The SCIENCE portion of the exam covers science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, basic physical principles, and general science. I have a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University. I completed Alternative Teacher Training Program from Region XIII in Austin, Tx. I have worked as a math teacher, teaching summer school Algebra I both sessions, and one year teaching 7th and 8th grade math. I have tutored students in preparation for taking the SAT and the ACT exams with excellent results. I have also tutored students preparing to take the ASVAB for military service also with excellent results.