# Award-Winning Algebra Tutors in Verona, WI

Erica ...dedication and strong work ethic, combined with my analytical and organizational skills would make me a perfect fit as a tutor. The courses I have taken, as well as the many organizations and previous work experience I have attained has provided me with customer interaction experience, proved my reliability, and enhanced my leadership and mathematical...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelors, Accounting

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Masters, Accounting

Debo I have extensive tutoring experience in math, physics, chemistry and engineering subjects. I really enjoy tutoring and like the interaction with students. ... Teaching is a way to share knowledge and improve your own learning.... By helping them understand the core concepts. Focus on understanding the problem itself rather than the solution.... By praising them on their successes, pointing out places for improvement and making learning a fun process.

Jadavpur University - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering

University of South Florida-Main Campus - PhD, Chemical Engineering

Elin A great tutor is someone who is flexible and tailors instruction to the needs and strengths of the student. I believe in educating the whole student and using their strengths to boost confidence and achieve results.

University of Chicago - BA, Comparative Human Development

George Washington University - MAT, Museum Education

Ben ...including the completion of a thesis on the Neurobiology of olfaction, for which I was awarded Honors in the Program of Biological Sciences. I am now working as a tutor with VarsityTutors because, quite simply, I love to teach. My experience teaching comes from time as a peer tutor in high school as well as...

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

Jonah ...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...

UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Communication Arts

William ...is a form of inquiry and discussion between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. Chess is excellent for improving logic and critical analysis skills. The game of World of Warcraft is excellent for improving organizational and attention-to-detail skills. Reading novels of your favorite genre is excellent...

Oregon State University - BS, Mathematics

University of Wisconsin -- Madison - PhD, Mathematics

Jared ...Harvard, I moved back to the Valley of the Sun to be with my family and started work on a M.S. in Psychology with a focus on Psychology and Law. My current academic interest is how non-native English speakers interact with the justice system here in AZ. Law school is in my future—more than likely—but...

Sid ...long time with understanding a variety of scientific and mathematical phenomena using my aptitude for understanding different perspectives. Many people who know me think I should be a diplomat. I hope this will serve students well as I become more heavily vested in the world of tutoring than before. I like to focus on math...

Madison Area Technical College - Associates, Mechanical Engineering

Kathryn ...nannying, or being a camp counselor. I have worked with a variety of ages and I am extremely enthusiastic. Some more background about me is that I’m from a suburb of Chicago and I’m a hard core Blackhawks fan. I love lacrosse and field hockey. I played both of them since high school and play...

UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Business