Algebra can be a tough subject and its probably the most common area of math that we tutor. It is one of the most important foundations in math, as a strong understanding will help students achieve success in more advanced courses such as calculus. Understanding a handful of important rules provides a basis for this high school course.
During algebra tutoring, we can take two routes with students: help and encourage students to memorize the various laws, rules and theorems applicable to their course or offer them an introduction to the rules followed by detailed explanations and practice. The latter tends to be very successful because students can often refer back to the rules more successfully if they have had guided practice in implementing the rules. Instructors often permit students to refer to some of the following rules even during exams.
Assisting students with the learning process can be achieved in a number of different ways but it’s important to tailor the approach to what is most helpful to the student at a given time.
Typically, we begin by checking with each other: How was your test? Did your parents get the email we sent them regarding your homework questions? What would you like to work on today?
As we dive into the task at hand (typically working through homework problems) we’ll come across some stumbling blocks. Here, we often highlight the concept at hand and ask the student if they can identify how it may apply here. Having been in the students shoes before, we know this is where the real learning often occurs.
Precalculus, Calculus and Statistics
We have several tutors with top grades in these challenging courses. These pre-med and engineering students from UW and other great schools have a great deal of expertise in these subjects and are very experienced tutors. Precalculus and Calculus are gateway classes to engineering, medicine, science and many other fascinating disciplines. One of our tutors has worked as a teaching assistant for a UW statistics course.
Schuyler is a thorough, effective math tutor. He’s patient and communicates well with our child, without being condescending. He’s been flexible to meet our scheduling needs. On his own initiative, Schuyler has emailed supplementary lessons for additional practice. After tutoring sessions, our son would tell us that Schuyler was very helpful. We recommend him! –Brian
Schuyler was a great tutor for my son. He was very flexible with my son schedule and learning style. He often emailed practice assignments based on what he was being taught in class. Schuyler is very positive and was able to recognize the gaps in my sons learning. I would highly recommend Schuyler if you are looking for an excellent math tutor. ~Linda
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