Through all my years of teaching math at middle school, high school, and college levels, and tutoring all three groups I found one single common denominator. It is math-phobia. Most students lacked the confidence, not the ability to learn math, or even to shine in math. After a few sessions, and a test or two where they achieved an improved score and went on to higher scores, they realized their potential and no longer feared math. Once the fear disappeared, math aptitude appeared and the ... [more]
I taught algebra 2 for several years during my teaching days.
As a former classroom teacher I have extensive experience with students who struggle with focusing and self motivating. I have had great results with helping students realize the resources that are available to them and utilizing them properly. My specialty is in math topics, though the skill can easily be applied to all subjects. Many students never look at the actual text book for anything other than homework assignments. However, most text books have ample instructions and information to clearly explain the subject matter. I have helped many students learn how to utilize this valuable tool and how to decode the information in easy to understand material.
I was born and raised in Iran and finished high school there. Farsi is my mother tongue.