Hi! I'm Bill, a high school teacher with a true passion for mathematics. I have been tutoring for more than 3 years and have had great success with my students, ranging from middle school(8th grade) to high school, and non-traditional students. I began tutoring by helping students after school in my high school classes, and am now looking to help others outside of the classroom. I have 4 years experience with high and middle school students, and am very patient and enjoy helping others to learn. My students have fun while they study and are always proud of their progress. I try to encourage a genuine interest in any subject studied. I enjoy engaging my students with fun and challenging math problems and want to make sure that my students grasp the concept completely, rather than partially. Many students have asked me, "What's the point of this? How would I use this in my life?" Well, good news is that I like to apply math to real world situations to allow my students to fully understand the relevance and necessity of knowing and using math in their everyday lives. I have a large range of teaching experience from very young to adult. I enjoy teaching and am considered to have a caring approach and I try to make sure that learning takes place in a relaxed but studious situation. If you are interested in a tutor with excellent experience of teaching math and a caring, supportive approach, then please contact me. My aim is always to raise the achievements of my pupils beyond their own expectations with challenging and rewarding lessons.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Azerbaijan Pedagogical University - Bachelors, Math Education
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CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
COMPASS Mathematics Prep
HSPT Math Prep
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Q & A
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Showing the beauty of mathematics and engaging math knowledge with real-world cases.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Asking different types of questions in the same content.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Asking ACT/SAT questions, and when he/she got it, praise them.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Asking 3 questions from basic to hard.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Helping as much as I can for students in math.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
First, giving a placement test to see the level of a student and take notes on him/her. Make a plan individually.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By giving interesting questions to demonstrate that to the learner.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would find different ways to explain the same skill and make connections with real life.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I break it into parts and explain step by step, showing the relation between each step.