# Award-Winning Math Tutors in Cottage Grove, WI

Joseph ...in Bacteriology. I was a teaching and laboratory assistant during my time 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 pull items from my experiences to relate the...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelor of Science, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Master of Science, Bacteriology

Karann ...do so in a manner that accommodates both myself and my student. I've found in past teaching experiences that the most rewarding and meaningful results come from direct engagement with students, and so that is what I aim to do. I've had experience with several modes of teaching and learning, and I am confident that I can successfully adapt my style to any student's needs. My personal interests, beyond an unhealthy obsession with tigers, include...

Cornell University - Bachelors, Biological Engineering and Biological Sciences Dual Major

Jonah ...As a tutor, I've worked with students on just about every academic subject, as well as on standardized test prep. I've even tutored students learning English as a second language. My test scores prove I know what I'm talking about, and my experience has taught me how to communicate what I know. I love this sort of work, and I've yet to meet a student I haven't been able to help and get along with!

UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Communication Arts

Ken ...Series. Although, my favorite book is "My Side of the Mountain" written by Jean Craighead George. I also enjoy teaching anything with technology whether it be an iPad, Chromebook, or Windows device. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family playing card or board games, as well as video games. My favorites are sports-based, such as Madden Football, as well as many Wii Games. I also enjoy spending time outdoors fishing, hunting,...

U.W. La Crosse - Bachelors, Elementary/Middle Level Education

U.W. La Crosse - Masters, Reading Teacher/Specialist

William ...a PhD Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin. I have twenty-five years experience in the the teaching and tutoring of all levels of Mathematics. I believe the Socratic Method 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...

Oregon State University - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

University of Wisconsin -- Madison - PHD, Mathematics

Jared ...to me. My tutoring expertise lies mostly in the domain of standardized test preparation (SAT, PSAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, AP). I studied by myself with only the study aids that are available on the market for every standardized test that I teach. While this isn’t a great strategy for everyone, I find that my knowledge of the tests and the best study materials/methods is far deeper after having gone through all the work by myself...

Harvard University - Bachelor in Arts, Romance Languages

State Certified Teacher

Reene ...turned from the Sciences to Early Childhood education. I started a private, nationally accredited preschool in Mount Horeb for 92 children. After seven years, I sold the school, and dabbled in education as a substitute teacher. I currently am the Education Director of a private school west of Madison where I observe and evaluate all teachers, review lesson plans, offer in-services / workshops. I truly love my job, but I miss the hands -on teaching,...

Winona State University - Bachelors, Biology Environmental Science

University of St Thomas - Masters, Education

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

Will ...diverse writing backgrounds in all stages of the writing process. I believe that dialogue and interaction are the most effective ways to teach and learn, both through implicit and explicit methods. I tutor so that students will understand why and how a concept functions, and then be able to organize it and analyze its different parts. My strongpoints as a tutor are in writing, but I also have a strong math background and love teaching...

University of Puget Sound - Bachelors, English

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 - Bachelor in Arts, Comparative Human Development

George Washington University - Master of Arts Teaching, Museum Education