I'm a full-time math tutor for grades 8 through college calculus, including the math portion of most major standardized tests. I've been in business for myself since 1997.
The reason I like being a tutor is that I can see where a student is and take them forward from there. Teaching math is a conversation - sometimes it's explaining, sometimes it's guided discovery, sometimes it's manipulatives, and sometimes it's just a bunch of practice. Whatever it takes. Behind every worksheet I have made is a student who needed it.
It's a great moment for me when I hear my students have been sharing what I taught them with OTHER students. Or that moment when I can see the spark in their eye because they just "got" something and think it's cool.
I have a B.S. in Mathematics with minors in Art History and Biology from the Honors Program at Salem State University. I'm a member of the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Math) and MAA (Mathematical Association of America), and I use these to help keep me up-to-date with what's going on in the schools.
In my spare time I go birding, or draw, or read a book.
Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Calculus, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Math Test Prep, Statistics, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Decimals, Place Value