Noel B

Silver Spring, MD

Math Specialist

$20/hr

Profile

I've been a tutor and a teacher for the past three years. While studying at the University of Maryland, I tutored student athletes in math and sociology courses, where I found I was a patient tutor who is adept at teaching students the concepts behind math. I loved my time tutoring there, so after I graduated, I served for a year with City Year, an Americorps program. In this program, I was an assistant teacher in a fifth grade math classroom at a low performing school in the DC area. Every day I would run math stations and small math groups while also participating in classroom instruction, then run a behavior group in aftercare.

After City Year, I spent a few months tutoring at Mathnasium, before becoming a private in home tutor for individual students. I am most effective teaching math, and have a lot of experience with math courses up until Calculus. In high school, I got a 5 on my AP Calculus BC exam, a 4 on my AP Statistics exam, and an 1800 on my math SAT 2. I teach math by communicating the basic concepts, and trying to get students to derive and understand what they are doing, rather than by having them memorize a set of facts, because this way they can understand how to check if their answers are wrong, and remember how to do the problems when they don't remember the equations.

Education

Bachelors Degree, Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park

Subjects of Expertise

SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT English, ACT Science, SSAT, PSAT, GRE Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Physical Science, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Pre-Calculus, U.S. History, World History, Elementary Math (K-6th), Elementary Science (K-6th), Elementary Reading (K-6th), Elementary Writing (K-6th), ADD/ADHD, GED

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