I taught math for five years at at Austin High School and I believe in making math a language that everybody is fluent in. I take a holistic approach to the learning process and believe it is learned best like any other language: with regular practice and progressively structured goals. Because education is foundational to my principles, my patience is unlimited and I always do whatever it takes to communicate the substance of the lesson. Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math, GMAT Math, ... [more]
I have extensive experience teaching Algebra 1 and fundamentally believe it's an imperative chapter in the knowledge about the world we live in. I've tailored my teaching to over 1,000 learners in my career so it isn't any problem making it work for any student. Algebra 1 is useful and important for endless reasons and it isn't as complicated as it seems at first. Let me show you the contextual tricks and analytic perspective that will make Algebra go from a chore to a useful skill.
Algebra 2 is one of my favorite subjects to teach because it's where math really starts to get interesting. I have taught over 1000 students in Algebra 2 which has given me an eye for individual needs of different students. Whatever your struggles in Algebra 2 may be, there is a way to solve the problem and it isn't as difficult as you think at first glance.
Geometry is fundamentally essential because it gives such a foundational knowledge of the physical world. I've taught it for 5 years and it's really a lot of fun. It is spatially illuminating so helping a student understand it is actually very rewarding for me. I have taught over 1000 students in Geometry, so let me help you see it the way I do.
The SAT is so different from other tests because of the way it expects the student to think analytically. I was a National Merit Scholar, and for me the kind of questions that are asked in the SAT are my favorite. They're so fun to solve because they expect you to arrive at your answer systematically. Determining a fundamental approach to solve each problem is very rewarding after it becomes a part of your math arsenal. We won't just drill practice problems, we'll make the knowledge permanent by seeing the structure of questions and their appropriate solutions.
I have extensive experience teaching and preparing students for the ACT Math Test. ACT Test Prep was one of the first classes I taught as a high school math teacher, and I can give a thorough breakdown of how it all works. The math on the ACT is rooted in math basics, so learning what it takes to pass it is not as scary as it seems.
I am highly qualified to teach and tutor in the classics. When I studied at UT Austin I majored in History with a focus on Classics. Courses on classic civilizations were my favorites and were the ones that I took the most of, eventually earning a minor for it.