I have had the unique experience to be able to work with many students one on one. My work has mostly been with students in danger of not passing standardized tests. I am fortunate to be able to see where individual students are struggling. This perspective has revealed that many students that are struggling have very similar issues. Working with these students I've been able to not only teach them how to succeed but they teach me as well. I've tutored math students of all ages.
I am always looking for ways to help a student that doesn't understand an idea. I've found that relating the subject to a student's every day life can help them grasp the information. Sometimes it takes several different attempts to hit on something that resonates with a student.
I was given a plaque by my junior high that reads "In appreciation for your dedication and commitment to the students of McMillan Junior High. Thank you for helping us reach our highest Math scores ever." It was an honor to receive this and always an honor to help a student reach their goals.
I graduated from Texas A&M with a BS in Computer Engineering. All through this time and beyond I've tutored students in math. I love it and I never get tired of helping a student to learn.
Well if anyone ever reads down this far, this is for you :). I'm a free spirit - at least I try to be. I love creating, solving problems, helping my friends and family and students. I absolutely LOVE to be a part of a child's life at the moment they learn something new. At that moment when you see them believe that they can do it! When my husband and I went back to school to get our college degrees, most of my fellow classmates were already out. I spent that time working, getting married, fixing up a house. My husband, Jon started out as an architecture major but after a year or so he decided that he wanted to do something else. He looked into a couple of majors but he wasn't really passionate. I asked him "What do you REALLY want to do?". He said he wanted to be an Electrical Engineer but that he was no good at math. I said "Do it! I can help you with the math." One of our first help sessions he was trying to figure out a problem. I could see it was the distributive property but he had NO CLUE - I mean none. When I figured this out, I started at the beginning - one property at a time, one formula at a time. Well it didn't take him long and he went from remedial math to Calculus and more Calculus and Differential Equations and more. It was in him all along and I was lucky enough to be able to help him realize his potential. I guess I can take some credit for his success :). I'm so glad that I got to go along on that ride with him and I've been able to take the same ride with many other students. How great is that?
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