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Marwa A.

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  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Middle School, High School, College
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Marwa A.

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I am teaching Algebra for almost 10 years

About Marwa

I am currently a math teacher. I teach Algebra I&II, Geometry and pre-calculus at the high school level. I have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, master degree in engineering management and master degree in education leadership. I am certified Math teacher 7-12 and Arabic language k-12.

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My kid enjoyed her first lesson with teacher Marwa. She had a great learning experience and came out excited about doing more! Thank you!
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Donna3 minutes agoThank you Marwa for all you help in understanding Statistics. This is not an easy course for me as Math is my least favorite subject. It takes patience and no judgement to help others. I appreciate your guidance and encouragement during each lesson!

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Saad H.

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  • Awarded Charles Ives Fellowship from American Academy of Arts and Letters
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Saad H.

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I am very experienced in Algebra and I'm looking forward to teaching you!

About Saad

Saad is a composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and electroacoustic music who achieves a “remarkable fusion of idioms” (New York Times), most notably in his work exploring the disparate qualities inherent in Western art music and Middle Eastern musical tradition. His music delves into that relati

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I started with Saad at a music camp upstate I was attending and of which he was composition faculty. Having taken plenty of music theory in the past but no formal composition, I didn’t know what to expect. First off, Saad’s manner couldn’t have been more calming or inviting from the very beginning, and that really built a great rapport between us and allowed me to do my best work. Secondly, based on my accounts of my past training, it took little time for Saad to identify what were my strengths and what we needed to study in order to ensure my best compositional outputs. We studied invertible counterpoint, a complex subject fundamental to nearly all forms of advanced classical counterpoint. Saad made the subject really approachable through intricate but understandable explanations of different concepts and provided really illustrative examples of each concept. Even a year after those several weeks of study, in which I have hardly written nearly the number of contrapuntal exercises as I did in the weeks during and after Saad’s tutelage, I still find canon and fugue writing to be doable and even fun, testament to how I was able to hold on to Saad’s teachings even long after working with him. I couldn’t recommend Saad’s abilities and qualities higher to anyone wishing to take composition lessons, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that he is an accomplished, experienced, fascinating, and highly-sought-after composer in his own right. Even after working with dozens of different teachers in different musical disciplines, I have found my studies with Saad to be among the absolute most rewarding.
Sam B.
Saad was able to guide me into directions in my compositions I wouldn’t have thought would be possible otherwise. I recommend him highly as he pushed me to work as hard as I could on my pieces, while at the same time highlighting pertinent contemporary repertoire in our lessons.
Luke
Such a patient knowledgeable tutor who really cares about his students’ progress and goes above and beyond to nurture their musical growth
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Fiona K.

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  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from North Carolina State University
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Fiona K.

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I have a very solid academic background in math and science and rich experience in working with students to improve their math proficiency.

About Fiona

I view teaching/education as my calling, by that I mean it is a profession that deserves life-time effort and dedication. I ascribe who I am and what I have accomplished to my parents and all my teachers. They instilled knowledge, the skill to learn, and the moral compass in me, which transformed m

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Poojaa A.
Highly unprofessional. Doesn’t know the subject well didn’t help my son at all. Not accommodating with the student’s schedule. Pls don’t waste money with her as your teacher.
Angela C.
I enjoy having Fiona as a tutor for both chemistry and geometry. She is kind and makes the material easier to understand. Also, she is patient and takes her time in explaining the concepts to me, step by step. I love how she types some parts of the problems in the chat box. ~Genesis C.
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Colin S.

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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship from The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • Teaching since 2014
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Colin S.

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I view algebra like a game: there are simple rules that govern what you can do, and if you know and understand the rules, the game is a whole lot easier. The same thing can be said for algebra. If algebra seems to be a struggle for a student, I can help them identify the basic concepts (i.e. rules) on which they need to strengthen their understanding. Algebra is an essential tool I use to solve a myriad of problems every day as an engineer, and so I am intimately familiar with its many different topics, and perhaps because I understand its value, I genuinely enjoy teaching algebra to others.

I remember what it was like to personally struggle with algebra, and I know the most common pitfalls which make it seem more difficult than it actually is. Because of this experience, I am quite adept on picking up on my students' weak points, and helping them clear up fuzzy understandings of the rules of algebra. I started teaching algebra six years ago when I first started teaching it to ...

About Colin

Hello there! My name is Colin, and I have five years of experience tutoring math and science. I am a PhD student in the UC Berkeley-UC San Fransisco joint bioengineering program. My strong background in STEM qualifies me to tutor math and science up through lower-division college courses. Aside fro

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Colin is a wonderful instructor. I am so pleased with how much my daughter has learned and how much confidence she has gained. He is quick to respond to any questions.
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Randy M.

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  • Speaks Mandarin, English, French, Latin
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Randy M.

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I will guide you at your own pace to learn this math course that is fairly applicable in everyday life. Whether it is for fun or supplemental work for your education, algebra will be a breeze after working with me.

About Randy

I am a pianist-singer active all over the DMV (DC/MD/VA), specialized in Western Art, jazz, and musical theatre styles. Besides piano and singing, I music direct, play flute and organ, arrange, orchestrate and arrange music, conduct, tune pianos, and teach. In 2017, I graduated Shenandoah Conservat

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Randy is a great singing tutor. He’s patient, flexible and encouraging. My son is a little reserved boy and not comfortable at expressing his feelings, and Randy helped him reading through every phrases before the singing. That was very helpful. Thank you Randy!
Amy E.
Very knowledgeable and patient. Broke down challenging concepts and problems in very understandable terms. Saved me hours a week of having to read my child’s textbook and watch YouTube to teach my child what he wasn’t understanding from his middle school teacher.
Taylor
In addition to being one of the most educated, well-versed, and talented teachers I have come across in my 2 decades of performing, his passion for music and all that is art is extremely evident. He instills a faith in his students and co-performers that lets you know he believes in you and your potential, and ensures his dedication in assisting you to learn, grow, and bloom both musically and artistically.
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Matt G.

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  • Speaks Mandarin, Thai
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. in Economics with a minor in Business Management from Auburn University
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Matt G.

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I have tutored Algebra to 3 students in the past and helped all 3 of them improve their understanding and test scores of the subject

About Matt

I went to Pensacola Catholic High and graduated in 2003. I then attended and Auburn University, where I became a Christian, and graduated in 2007. Once I finished, I went overseas to teach English and do missions. I taught in Thailand from 2003-2007 and then in China from 2012-2016. I have been tea

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My experience learning with Matt was memorable. He's genuine and cares about your progress. When something seems to not work, he will try a different approach to the learning target.
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"Morgan is a great teacher, plans her lessons very well and keeps my child engaged."
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"Relaxed but perceptive and capable

Having read Christopher's bio, I sensed that there was something special about him, and that he was the right one for our son who has some learning challenges, particularly in the area of Math. I believe it is very important a tutor connects not only on an academic level but also where there can be some light hearted conversation. Christopher arrived punctually for our first meeting and his assessment of our son. In advance of that meeting I had explained to Christopher what the challenges are and what our collective objectives are. As soon as I saw him, he appeared to relaxed but confident. After an initial introduction, I stepped away to let Christopher and our son become acquainted and he immediately set about establishing some common ground which happened to be a particular sport. No more than Christopher, our son is also very perceptive and despite the fact that he initially resisted the idea of any tutor, his words after this first meeting were "I can work with him"! Its obviously early days yet, but so far so good!"
Catherine
Took Algebra lessons from Christopher A.
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"I keep learning every day! Thank you so much."
Nadia
Took Algebra lessons from Colin S.
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"Ms. marina is a great Math Tutor. Also, she is doing an exceptional job tutoring my son. I am seeing some improvement."
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Took Algebra lessons from Marina K.
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"Helped me a lot with algebra basics in a short period of time. Mr. Akib has helped me a lot which made me do extremely well in my term finals. Thankful to Mr. Akib"
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Took Algebra lessons from Akib A.
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"he's a great teacher and easy to understand"
Katie
Took Algebra lessons from Colin S.
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"Our experience with Ms. Julissa was wonderful! Ms. Julissa stepped and corrected my daughter's mistakes but make the correction in a way that helped my daughter see her mistakes. Ms. Julissa ability to engage our daughter, gave her the drive and ambition to reactivate. My daughter is now on the right track. Thank you Ms. Julissa for your skills and willingness to help our child!!!

If we need you again we will reach out to you! Be blessed!!!!"
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Took Algebra lessons from Julissa F.
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"Matt was very efficient, on time, got down to the task straight away and knew his subject matter. My son really liked him. I highly recommend Matt."
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Took Algebra lessons from Matthew H.
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"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 matter 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."
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About Algebra

Many describe algebra as the part of math in which you start using letters. In algebra, students learn mathematical symbols and the rules for using and manipulating them. In addition to simple arithmetic, algebra forms the basis of all mathematics, unifying everything you study beyond algebra, including geometry, statistics and probability, precalculus, and calculus. 

Students often work with algebra tutors when they find themselves struggling or when they're ahead in math and want to challenge themselves to learn more. If you've recently started learning algebra and have found the concepts difficult to grasp or if you continue to study hard, but aren't performing as well on homework assignments and tests, then an algebra teacher could help you! The sooner you get private algebra help, the better off you'll be. Developing a solid foundation in algebra will empower you to take your mathematics skills to any level you desire. 

Why It's Important to Learn Algebra

Some people can't get enough numbers. For others, mathematics is an unsightly blight on an otherwise enjoyable class schedule. No matter which camp you fall into, algebra is an essential subject to learn. The concepts learned in algebra class form the basis for advanced mathematical studies.

Algebra isn't studied solely for the sake of mathematics and the love of numbers. Algebra's also vital to academic and professional fields like chemistry, biology, physics, economics, finance, engineering, architecture, computer programming, medicine, and even cooking. Algebra makes unknown variables known, and in this way, it's a form of mystery solving. 

Learning algebra not only improves a person's ability to do math, it also strengthens problem solving portions of the brain. You'll improve your critical thinking skills and logic. Once you reach a thorough understanding of algebra, you might even come to appreciate its inherent beauty. 

The Best Way to Learn Algebra and What You'll Study in Classes

It's easy to find plenty of free algebra classes and tutorials online, but the best way to learn is with a private algebra teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive the kind of personalized instruction and attention that isn't possible in a larger class setting or when watching online videos. You'll receive immediate feedback and answers to your specific questions. 

No two private lessons are alike. Your private teacher will completely customize each lesson to meet your needs. For example, algebra lessons for children differ greatly from algebra classes for adults in terms of course content and teaching methods. In private lessons, you'll learn algebra, using your preferred learning styles and focus on the topics with which you need the most assistance. With a private algebra tutor, you'll overcome challenges and pick up new concepts quickly. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner, Middle School, or Early High School Algebra

Beginner algebra students should have a solid understanding of basic arithmetic concepts. In beginner lessons, your private tutor will slowly and thoroughly introduce you to the foundational concepts and rules of algebra. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Pre-algebra concepts
  • Integers
  • Introduction to equations and inequalities
  • Single-step equations
  • Introduction to functions and graphs

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate or High School Algebra

With a basic understanding of algebraic principles, you'll be ready to move onto more complex algebra concepts. In intermediate classes, your teacher might cover the following subjects:

  • Algebra 1, algebra 2, and precalculus
  • Numbers (radicals, scientific notation, absolute values, exponential expressions, factorials, complex, and imaginary)
  • Measurement (rates and units)
  • Solving equations and rational inequalities
  • Equations, expressions, functions, and formulas

Sample Curriculum for Advanced or College-Level Algebra

If you're poised to become an algebra wiz, then advanced classes are for you. Advanced algebra students learn the concepts that begin to approach the level of beginner calculus. You'll work algebra up to the point at which calculus steps in, giving you a thorough understanding of all these mathematical concepts. Your algebra tutor might cover the following topics:

  • CLEP Exam preparation for college algebra placement
  • Linear and quadratic equations
  • 2nd degree parabolic functions
  • Exponents and logorithms
  • Matrices and systems of linear equations

How to Find an Algebra Tutor Near You

If you or your child needs help with algebra homework, a private tutor can help you! Finding an algebra teacher on TakeLessons is easy. A quick search will direct you to a long list of experienced and qualified teachers who offer private tutoring online and in-person to all levels of algebra students. Before choosing the teacher who's right for you, be sure to read several profiles and reviews left by other algebra students. 

The price of algebra classes varies, but you'll find that private algebra lessons are well-worth the investment. You'll overcome challenges and pick up new concepts quickly. Plus, with so many teachers to choose from, you'll be able to find one who fits your budget and schedule. Studying with a private tutor, you'll gain confidence and improve your grades fast!

Algebra for Kids

As your child gets older, the math they learn in school gets more difficult. While each new skill builds upon a skill that was learned previously, once your child gets to Algebra, you might start to see him struggling to figure out the concepts. If your child seems to be having a hard time figuring out his Algebra homework and you've seen some poor test grades, it might be time to think about getting him some extra help. Algebra tutoring from TakeLessons is a great way to help your child get caught up with the rest of his class as well as stay on track for the remainder of the school year.

The Benefits of Algebra Tutoring

Algebra tutoring has many benefits for kids in that it's one-on-one instruction that gives them the opportunity to ask questions and get extra help when they need it. In larger classrooms, it's not always easy for the teacher to offer the help that's needed. While some kids are naturally good at math, others require a little bit more assistance to help them understand it. Algebra tutoring gives your child the opportunity to go back to the beginning of the course if need be, when it first started to get hard for him, and build upon those concepts that were learned early on.

What's Covered in Algebra Tutoring

Algebra tutoring with TakeLessons will follow the curriculum your child's teacher uses. Our tutors will provide information that's designed to back up what your child learns in the classroom, but it will be tailored to your child's needs. You'll find your child's tutor to have exceptional knowledge in Algebra and whether they cover linear equations or factoring polynomials, the material will help your child learn Algebra at a much quicker pace than a classroom setting alone.

It can be difficult for a child who struggles with Algebra while the rest of his class seems to be catching on quickly. That's why many parents, just like you, choose Algebra tutoring as a way to help their child maintain the self-confidence that's necessary for excellence in academics.

Some benefits of working with a TakeLessons Algebra tutor include:

  • Algebra Tutoring sessions that are customized to the specific needs of your son or daughter
  • Safe, friendly, qualified tutors who have completed an extensive hiring process, including education, reference, and background checks
  • The flexibility of lessons in your home, online, or in a convenient location like a library or coffee shop
  • A risk-free 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied our Algebra tutoring professionals are dedicated to your child's success.

You and your child will be so thrilled that you made the decision to start tutoring, which you'll see makes a difference even on the first report card. For more information about our Algebra tutoring services, contact us today!

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