# Award-Winning Trigonometry Tutors in Tenney-Lapham, WI

Joseph ...in college where I helped many students through their science courses. I was recently a Microbiology Professor in Portland and really enjoyed the student-teacher interaction. I am looking to continue this through tutoring students in the Phoenix area. Some of my favorite subjects to teach are science, math and writing I am easily able to...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - BS, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

University of Wisconsin-Madison - MS, Bacteriology

Jonah ...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...

UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Communication Arts

Ben ...execute different lesson plans for each tutor session I lead. I have experience in this from serving as the New Member Educator for Sigma Nu Fraternity. Our chapter was in the process of re-chartering during my tenure, meaning that all the lesson plans had to be created from scratch and submitted for review by the...

Northwestern University - Bachelors, Biological Sciences

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

Joel ...understanding and how best to approach explaining it to them by building on their strengths. I think it’s important to allow students time to think about problems and try to approach them on their own before giving them guidance so that they can develop confidence in their own ability to approach similar challenges independently. I...

Cornell University - Current Undergrad, Physics

Adam ...the math and writing centers; now, I'm teach ethics and logic classes in the philosophy department at UW-Madison. Teaching is the most important part of my life, and my role as an educator is what most defines my identity. I have no general guiding principle about teaching, other than that it isn't really useful to...

Kansas State University - Bachelors, Economics

UW-Madison - PhD, Philosophy

Kathryn ...believe anything is possible with some patience. I absolutely live by the phrase slow and steady wins the race. I will make sure every student I work with will understand every subject down to the tee, no matter how long it takes. I love to get to know my students and look forward to meeting...

UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Business

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.

Haverford - Bachelors, Mathematics

Eitan ...over five years of teaching and tutoring experience, having worked with children as young as eight exploring circuits for the first time, middle schoolers needing help with written and verbal skills, university students struggling with organic chemistry, and adults brushing up on algebra and biology as they go back to school. I strive to make...

UW-Madison - Bachelors, Zoology

Gregory I am an applied mathematician, specializing in probability. I used to teach at the university level, but moved into industry. After being away from teaching for some time I found that I still want to play a part-time role in education. It was my experience that one on one teaching in office hours brought...... It is a best to transmit knowledge and skills in a way tailored to each student's unique mindset. This fact makes classroom teaching very difficult, so for many students one-on-one tutoring is an optimal method to learn.

California State University-Bakersfield - Bachelors, Mathematics

University of California-Davis - PhD, Applied Mathematics