# Award-Winning Algebra Tutors in Cross Plains, WI

Hailey ...non-human primates. In my collegiate career, I worked with struggling elementary students on their reading comprehension, taught a summer science program at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and volunteered with an after-school engineering club at the Goodman Center. I also held the position of Resident Assistant for two years with University Housing, where I served as an academic and mental health resource for seventy-eight first year students. I tutor all grade level science courses and...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelors, Microbiology

Aaron I connect with people best through sharing ideas. The majority of my spare time is spent trying to simplify or find alternate proofs of basic theorems to make them more intuitive.... Focusing on beauty solves many problems a teacher faces. If I am attending a lecture about The Great Gatsby, I will be eager if the speaker tells of the beauty she sees, rather than a quick and dirty type of analysis. I regularly talk to people who admit math wasn't their favorite subject in school. Some were self-conscious. Some had gaps they never filled. Some just didn't care. Whatever the case, I admit to them that math is my favorite art form with as much room for expression as sculpting or jazz. I claim that mathematicians are half artists, half observers of fine art. My conversants often tell me it is an epiphany for them to think of math as such, and that it helps heal their math wound. A marvelous way I have found to unveil beauty in the classroom is by using surprise. I like to present ideas from a simple perspective, discuss them briefly, then release a theorem. Thales' theorem (the diameter of a circle subtends a right angle to any point on the circumference) is a great example, especially with the aid of Java applets. After playing a bit with triangles by moving points around in a worksheet, it's surprising to be able to connect two structures as basic as a right triangle and a diameter. Next in importance to marveling at beauty, I want students to learn to think critically to solve problems. Understandably, some students have never had guidance past high school drills. All the more, problem solving should be emphasized and revisited throughout college curriculum. I have many years of experience in problem solving competitions and a collection of principles regarding problem solving that I like to follow. One is about inverse problems. Consider the following: if baseball cards are five cents apiece and shipping costs fifty cents, how many cards will one dollar buy? After making the arithmetic clear, students had better know how to calculate the forward problem, i.e. "How much will x number of cards cost?" I'm depending on them knowing the forward problem because we covered it last week, but it is important to bring it out in more than just a mention so the students have a comfortable base to start. It's like revisiting rational numbers before diving into irrationals. They are intrinsically tied, and it gives the class confidence to start with old material.

Missouri University of Science and Technology - Bachelors, Applied Math

The Texas AM University System Office - PhD, Math

Katie ...many different subject areas. I have a master’s degree in Education from Valparaiso University and am passionate about learning! My favorite part about teaching is helping students overcome their fear and dislike of subjects that are confusing or difficult for them. I think that when a tutor can break down the material into manageable pieces and explain it in new ways, all hard working students can make progress! I love to help students reach “Aha!”...

Valparaiso University - Bachelors, Spanish and International Service

Valparaiso University - Masters, M.Ed., Initial Licensure

Tammy ...subjects I tutor, I've learned them not just once or twice, but three times (for example - General Biology, AP Biology, college-level Biology). Because I have been through the same learning difficulties, I know how to explain the topics in a way that is easily understood. As for my tutoring style, I like to get to know the student's goals, difficulties, and schedule, and tutor the student accordingly. In the tutoring sessions, if you don't...

Rice University - B.A., Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Global Health Technologies and Business minors

Jonah ...succeed, even students from South Korea studying here in the states. I started teaching in high school as a camp counselor. My 5 years of work in the Nature Lodge (eventually as its director) involved teaching 5-6 hour long classes a day on nature and science topics to kids aged anywhere from 11 to 17. It was some of the most fun and fulfilling work in the world, and it led me to begin tutoring....

UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Communication Arts

Emily ...students. I am a certified teacher for ages 10-21 in the subjects History/Social Studies/ELL. I have worked in Middle and High Schools in the Madison area. I also taught English in Taiwan, working with Pre-K-Elementary School age children. I love to learn as I have been taking college level courses for over a decade. I was highly influenced by a high school teacher that believed in me. My goal working in education is to make...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelors, Sociology

Edgewood College - Current Grad Student, Teaching Certificate

Reene ...in Education from the St Thomas University in St Paul, MN. My Masters was broad-based education with a focus on secondary science education and curriculum development for gifted and talented youth. I taught Environmental Science, Earth Science, and Intro Chemistry in Minnesota for 7 years. My husband and I moved to Madison, WI (Mount Horeb, actually) in 1989 and started a family. We had 4 children in 5 years, so my focus in Education turned...

Winona State University - Bachelors, Biology Environmental Science

University of St Thomas - Masters, Education

Zach ...Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota with a 4.0 GPA and a 33 on my ACT. In my free time I play basketball, listen to music, write programs, and watch movies with my friends. I specialize in math and science of all kinds, I really love teaching biology, chemistry, and physics. I also can prepare students for the ACT. As a sophomore I have already taken physics, calculus, biology, intro chemistry, and organic chemistry. I believe I...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Current Undergrad, Biochemistry

Lucian I have a lot of experience teaching & tutoring and have completed a wide variety of standardized test with excellent scores.... Start by trying to achieve a broad understanding and refining it as needed.... Introduce myself, meet the student, and identify areas of strength and weakness.... Short breaks, fun problems.... Ask leading questions until the student understands, and then try to build a deeper understanding.... Try to make the passage seem more approachable or put it in simpler terms.

Haverford - Bachelors, Mathematics

Tammi ...I love to play soccer, run and watch almost any sport. When not working I can often be found watching sports or playing soccer. While working with students my goal is to help them reach the goals they have set for themselves. I help them achieve these goals by tailoring my teaching/tutoring styles to best fit their learning style. Everyone learns and retains information differently and I strive to find out how each of my...

Edgewood College - Bachelors, Biology and Chemistry

Palmer College of Chiropractic-Davenport - Masters, Chiropractic