I've been teaching math for 7 years and my students have gone on to develop a stronger connection with the subject after their time with me. Within the first few sessions, you'll be able to fully understand the concept you're working on and as time goes on you'll develop skills for problem solving that make all topic easier. I specialize in 5th through 12th grade, and am familiar with several curriculums and textbooks, including Illustrative Math, CME, Pearson EnVision, and Bridges. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
MUSIC LESSONS: Whether I am playing salsa, solo classical piano, in a jazz ensemble, or a concert band, I am ALWAYS having fun doing what I love, and I want you to have the same experience. After moving to Philadelphia ten years ago to study at Temple University, where I received my Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, I have had many great opportunities to play all types of music with all types of people. While my passions are in jazz music, composing, and arranging, my varied experience helps me pass on the fundamentals necessary to becoming a great musician while also adapting to your goals, needs, and musical preferences.
*** Lesson Details *** I aim for students to leave each lesson eager to practice and explore, and to come back with questions and stories of their progress. To that end, I work hard to tailor lessons to every
individuals interests and goals. Sometimes this means arranging, transcribing a recording, or even composing something new for my students. Additionally, in each lesson, I balance technical skills, ear training, and music theory to assure that each student walks away a complete musician, all structured around your musical goals.
*** Travel Equipment *** The student must provide their own instrument and assigned method books. I will provide a music stand if necessary, and other useful instructional tools (metronome, tuner, etc.)
*** Home Studio *** I offer lessons in my home located within walking distance of Broad Street in South Philadelphia, near the Tasker-Morris subway stop. I am equipped with a well-playing upright piano and plenty of space for musical activities. There is ample street parking in the area during the afternoon and early evening, and our living room is available to parents while students take their lesson. Students who travel to me for lessons gain all the benefits of performing on a piano, rather than an electric keyboard, and have access to many more resources that I am able to offer from my home, such as recordings and method books.
*** Specialties *** I specialize teaching "late starters" (teens and adults new to piano) fundamentals in music in a fun and exciting way that will have you playing the music you love quickly.
For brass instruments, I am able to help brand new beginners build up their sound and facility through simple exercises that will have them astounded by their progress.
MATH: I use my years of classroom teaching and Master's degree in math education as experience to help guide you to the success you are seeking. I am able to tailor sessions to your specific needs with a few key points in mind:
- helping you catch-up, while also preparing you for what is ahead - balancing practice with conceptual knowledge and application - using research-based techniques to maximize your learning
I am a patient teacher, and well-equipped to explain tough topics in multiple ways. I like to use visuals and objects with simple examples to help my students really understand a concept before we try harder material. Total understanding and confidence is my goal for you.
My personal interests in mathematics are problem solving, puzzles, and combinatorics (think "How many different outfits can I make with all the clothes in my closet?"). If you're looking for an addicting puzzle to try, I suggest KenKen to all my students.
Math is my biggest passion, ever since I discovered its full depth. While many ask themselves "how will this equation be useful in my life?" I always ask myself "how can I make this equation meaningful in my life." I am a mathematics major and have enjoyed every single math class I have ever taken.
Please contact me before making a payment! Ever since I started my studies in the United States, 5 years ago, I have been captivated by the educational system. Initially, I tutored high school students as a tool to better practice my communication skills with the English language. I continued this tutoring path by aiding other college students on a 1-to-1 basis and more recently as part of an online experience. Math is my biggest passion, ever since I discovered its full depth. While many ask themselves "how will this equation be useful in my life?" I always ask myself "how can I make this equation meaningful in my life."
This guy is one of the best tutors I've ever had! He can break everything down and make it way easier! I can spend 2 hours with my teacher and still not get anything but Brandon will make it clear in 30 minutes!
August 17, 2019
Brandon was so communicative and his homework help was so thorough. I work crazy hours and he really helped me get concepts clearly. Thanks again!
August 17, 2019
Brandon is such a great tutor! He is dependable and will do his best to help you in anything you need. 10/10 would get tutoring again!
I have been teaching and/or tutoring Algebra II since 2003 at the middle school, high school, and university level, in person and online. Algebra requires patience and attention to detail, which I help the student achieve while at the same time converting frustration into determination and growth.
Math Tutor and Teacher - Personal or Online - Skillful and Effective
I love tutoring and my approach is three-fold. First, I help each person learn how to become more successful and independent lifelong learners. Second, each tutee should complete their assignments as much as possible before each session so we can identify and focus on specific trouble spots. Third, I work within the framework and scope of their primary mathematics teacher to supplement and augment what is happening in the classroom.
I have experience as a nationally certified tutor, tutoring in high school and college, as well as volunteer tutoring of the GED math tests. I have also taught middle and high school mathematics and instructed college mathematics. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults of all ages. My tutoring and teaching experience includes element
ary school to grand parents in age, as well as non-traditional students, and Veterans.
I also teach university math remediation classes (AKA developmental education) as well as classes to bypass remediation by preparing for the Accuplacer/Compass admission tests.
I am familiar and comfortable with current technology (graphing calculators, computer algebra systems, computers, mathematics programming) as well distance learning (online homework and testing and MyMathLab, WebAssign, Khan Academy, Skype, etc.).
In addition to tutoring online I enjoy working in person with each student. Meeting at local public libraries is ideal as some branches have reservable private and safe study rooms with white boards.
For each appointment the tutee needs to bring all their materials, text book, class notes, completed homework (as much as possible), specific questions for me, and any completed instructions from our previous session. If online homework is used in class then please bring a laptop. If you don't have one, there are often Chromebooks available for checkout at the library. One hour appoints are preferred because they allow more time for specific learning and growth.
Additionally, I can supplement or substitute regular homework with specific and tailored lesson plans.
Shortly after each session, I will report our progress and my obervations, including instructions for follow up.
I strongly recommend use of the WyzAnt app for easier communication and calendaring purposes.
I enjoy helping each tutee recognize that they are, in fact, capable of learning and succeeding in mathematics. I look forward to the opportunity to serve.
I have taught Algebra for over five years and it is probably my favorite math to teach. Its foundation is a few simple rules that with repetition are easily memorized and then can be used throughout the rest of your time studying it.
I have tutored all sections of both the ACT and SAT as well as many other subjects for over five years and have logged over 3,000 tutoring hours as well as over 650 five star ratings through other tutoring services.
I tutor because I love the challenge of helping people understand new ideas and enjoy making it fun for them. I also like the flexibility that it gives me to pursue my other interests including filmmaking and surfing.
Some of the other subjects I tutor are: SHSAT/TOEFL/GED, Statistics, research paper writing, Geometry, college essay writing, Algebra I & II, English, probability, study skills and have helped students with a wide range of learning disabilities.
Best experience! My son who is on 6th grade had to take the SSAT in a short period of time and Chris got him engaged from the first class, not easy for an online class. He was easy to communicate and was open to work with our schedule. Thanks for all the work you did!
February 12, 2019
Great Algebra tutor! Chris was tutoring my daughter in algebra. He picked up very quickly to see where her weakness is. He is very patient and takes his time in making sure my daughter gets it done. Excellent tutor.
January 11, 2019
Knowledgable and EXTREMELY patient
Christopher came here to teach me pivot tables which I needed to know for work. I had no knowledge of what they were or did and when he left I had an understanding which I did not think I could achieve in such a short time. The patience he showed was wonderful as I was nervous and he put me at ease which is not an easy task! He also had to figure out what I need to do (in Excel)when I do not completely understand it myself but by the time he left, he understood and I am confident that I can succeed now and it is all because of Christopher!
Numbers and letters can be intimidating at first glance, but can learned without difficulty and clearly explained with little time. I will offer a comprehensible review and lecture of all algebra concepts and will help you achieve the grade you want on your next exam. I received a perfect score in my algebra end of course exam and am willing to share all my testing tips and tricks to help you excel to the next level. I’ve had experience with this subject for over 5 years and have a passion for learning and teaching it.
I am an engineering student at the University of Miami and have been challenged to help students understand and excel at my FAVORITE subject, MATH. I have become well accustomed to the testing atmosphere and have developed shortcuts, testing tips and strategies, and easier methods for remembering and understanding the subject material. I am committed to helping my students comprehend the foundations and core principles required for excelling in mathematics. I am patient with my students and will show them how much FUN learning math can be!
In the past, I have provided instruction and tutoring to many of my peers and have helped them receive the grade they wanted in these subjects. I was also employed by a tutoring agency called "Clutch Prep" that offers extra teaching in math and science fields. Students are expected to dramatically i
mprove their math skills, testing techniques, and work ethic.
Please consider choosing me for an exciting, learning-filled adventure!
I have completed upper level calculus and have a solid foundation to help any high school or early college kids struggling with the subject.
I am a very down to earth, calm and patient person who absolutely loves helping people. I have tutored since highschool starting with special needs kids and into college where I tutored peers and their siblings in Math/Bio/Chemistry and Programming. I am willing to spend whatever amount of time it takes to pre-prep before your lesson so that you get the most out of your time and walk out with the best understanding you can! Contact me and lets get started!
If you're struggling with algebra, I can show you how to make it easy.
I tutor beginning French, high school and college physics, and mathematics from basic arithmetic through calculus. I home-schooled my own kids—two daughters who are now straight-A students at university, including mathematics.
I first began teaching French in 1965 when I was a 3rd year high school French student, helping other students who were struggling to learn the language. Everyone whom I helped showed great improvement in their comprehension.
I'm a retired physicist and engineer who worked as the senior scientist for a consulting engineering firm. Over the years I have helped many students who were having difficulty with algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, as well as physics.
I remember what it was like to feel lost and intimidated by math problems that looked difficult. Geometry was easy for me, but algebra was
a struggle, until I figured out a fundamental approach that simplified everything. In turn, that approach made it much easier to understand trigonometry.
Similarly, I had a difficult time with high school calculus until I took physics. Once I saw that there was a practical use for the mathematics, it all became clear.
I know what my stumbling blocks were, and how I got past them. That's why I believe I can help anyone who's having a tough time with mathematics, at any level.
I am teaching since I was in 8th-grade e. I am also a tutor at my university. The best thing you will get out of me is I will adapt to your style if you are a visual learner I will present the material visually. If you are a conceptual learner I will make you understand through real-life concept. Learning is as easy as your instructor will make it for you.
Learning is only fun when you are taught in your own style. Some people love to only know the concepts, some prefer visual elements while learning. One can put their full attention when it's taught in their way. I can guarantee you I will teach in your own way. we will talk about your strengths and weaknesses and build a perfect plan to improve you academically.
"Great Algebra tutor! Chris was tutoring my daughter in algebra. He picked up very quickly to see where her weakness is. He is very patient and takes his t
ime in making sure my daughter gets it done. Excellent tutor."
"Clifford is absolutely FANTASTIC. I like the way he related to my son, and made it easy for him to learn. I was even surprised that I was able to learn a
"professional, punctual, positive, makes lesson fun
Jessie, tutors my 14 y/o daughter in algebra for more than a year now. She is professional, punctual,
very positive and makes algebra fun (if that's possible). She reinforces what Grace has done well and reviews how she can do better. I highly recommend Jessie!"
Julia is so amazing!! I was flunking high school math and my teachers were horrible... i hated studying by myself and not getting it. When I he
ard about her through my friends i thought i would come once as a last chance, but now my friends ask ME to help them study for math!!! all it took was a couple of lessons to get me on track, and I feel GREAT that i started! thanks julia!!"
"he is very easy to understand with everything he explains"
"He is very friendly and teaches so clearly. Very helpful."
"We are very fortunate to have found Colin to tutor our son, who is 14, in algebra. He was struggling in his class and with his confidence in math, but aft
er his first few sessions with Colin his quiz and test scores in algebra came up. Not only that, but he even teaches his classmates the techniques he has learned with Colin. Very impressed with our son’s progress. Thank you Colin!"
"I cannot believe that I actually like math! thanks for these awesome classes!"
"Colin is an instructor for whom tutoring is a genuine passion for the education of others. He patiently ensures that I thoroughly comprehend the subject m
atter and that I do not just memorize the content of the lesson for testing-related purposes (as I have in the past.) His style of teaching assures that I meaningfully retain the information to ensure that it is applicable to my immediate education as well as real-world future endeavors."
Struggling to understand your algebra assignments? Breaking problems down into manageable steps can make them much easier to handle. Here, Tucson teacher Blake C. shares his simple, 3-step process for solving mixture problems with ease:
A source of endless confusion for many algebra students is the dreaded mixture problem. These are the problems that ask you things like, if you mix 10lbs of peanuts costing $1.50 per pound with cashews costing $2.50 per pound, how many pounds of cashews wo …