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Ginger

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I have worked for over 15 years with students in small groups and individually. My primary subject of tutoring is in math, which I love. To me, there is no better feeling than seeing the light come on when a concept that was "too hard" becomes understandable to a student. I also love that students from past years will approach me in public and share their successes and thank me for the help I was able to give them.

Ginger’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Belhaven University - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 31

ACT English: 33

ACT Science: 33

SAT Math: 720

Hobbies

Traveling, crocheting, crafts, music, spending time with family, refinishing furniture, walking

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing

Algebra

Algebra 2

Arithmetic

CLEP Prep

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Composition

CLEP College Mathematics

CogAT Prep

College Algebra

COMPASS Mathematics Prep

Computational Problem Solving

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

FCAT 2.0 Prep

GED Prep

GED Math

Geometry

Homework Support

College Math

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement

ISEE-Lower Level Quantitative Reasoning

ISEE-Middle Level Mathematics Achievement

ISEE-Middle Level Quantitative Reasoning

Math

Middle School Math

Other

PRAXIS Prep

Pre-Algebra

PSAT Mathematics

Reading

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Trigonometry


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that everyone can have a deeper understanding of mathematical principles. I also believe that there is more than one way to solve any given problem. I do not believe that rote memorization of facts or processes is true learning. To that end, I talk with each student and ask questions to find out how each person thinks and how they best learn. I am then able to show them different techniques using their strengths to guide the lesson. I continue to check for understanding throughout the lesson to ensure that the process is working, and if not, I change direction. In this way, my instruction is personalized for each student.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I have an informal "get to know each other" time for the first few minutes. I then ask the student what their goals are for tutoring, as well as their expectations. We will review any diagnostic results together, and I tell them what I think the best starting place is and how we will progress. If we agree, we move on. If not, we modify the plan and go from there.