Herbert B.


Herbert B.

Tutor

Tacoma, WA 98405

Will travel 12 miles

$35 per hour.

3.0 1 ratings

Certified Math and Science Teacher

I have loved teaching math and science my whole life. When my wife went back to college for her Bachelor of Science, I went with her and we took biology, including anatomy and physiology together. I love to integrate the learning materials with real life experience and problem solving such as how to build low cost housing, make a working robot or even repair a computer. All of the jobs that pay a living wage today require math and it does not have to be dry. I am a retired teacher with two... [more]


Algebra 1

I graduated from the U.W. with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a teaching certificate endorsed in Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. Over the years, I have taught high school Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics, Biology, and every type of middle school Math and Science. Algebra consists of a series of simple concepts built one upon another. Like climbing a ladder, of you miss one rung (concept) you will fall or at least be struggling to hang on. Several of my recent teaching assignments were specifically aimed at remedial mathematics instruction. In doing so, I developed the skills needed to identify which concepts were missed and how to best reteach them. For some students the problem is just that the student does not learn in quite the same way their teacher teaches. One-on-one teaching allows me to understand how a given student learns and modify my instruction methods to match. Math is fun when you understand what is going on. I can get you back on track.


Algebra 2

I have taught high school Algebra 2.


Geometry

I graduated from the U.W. with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a teaching certificate endorsed in Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. In the years since, I have taken additional classes in Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and the Earth Sciences. Over the years, I have taught high school Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics, Biology, and remedial Mathematics. In middle schools, I have taught about every type of Math and Science. After my retirement, I continued teaching as a substitute where I have taught about everything offered in middle and high school. It has been my experience that many students who are struggling with Geometry are doing so because they failed to fully understand the material taught in previous math classes. I can usually diagnose what concepts were missed and reteach or explain them so the student can progress in a normal fashion.


Physics

I graduated from the U.W. with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, minor in Psychology, and a teaching certificate endorsed in Physics, Mathematics, and Psychology. In the years since, I have taken additional classes in Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and the Earth Sciences. Over the years, I have taught; high school Physics, Physical Science, Biology, every type of Middle School Science, and about every level of secondary Mathematics. However, my first love is Physics and I tutor it whenever possible.


Prealgebra

I graduated from the U.W. with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a teaching certificate endorsed in Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. Over the years, I have taught high school Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics, Biology, and every type of middle school Math and Science. Some of my most recent teaching assignments were specifically aimed at remedial mathematics instruction at the pre-algebra level. In doing so, I developed a set of tests to identify which concepts were missed and an extensive set of worksheets to reteach them. However, teaching is more than a set of worksheets; it is how the teacher explains the material to the student. One-on-one teaching allows me to understand how a given student learns and modify my instruction methods to match. Math is fun when you understand what is going on. I can get you back on track.


Physical Science

I have taught Physical Science in a Middle School and in the district?s Summer School.


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Elementary Math

I graduated from the U.W. with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, minor in Psychology, and a teaching certificate endorsed in Mathematics, grades 4-12, Physics, and Psychology. I have never taught full time in the elementary grades. However, my recent teaching has involve teaching in middle school special education classes. Many of these students are at elementary level and some are even below. Additionally, I have taught regular sixth grade students who were doing so poorly in math that they had to be tutored in the basic skills that they missed in elementary school. My experience is that many students who are struggling with mathematics are doing so because they failed to fully understand a previously taught concept. One-on-one teaching allows me to understand how a student learns and modify my teaching methods to match their learning style.