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Abigail

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I love math! I am graduated from Penn State University in Industrial Engineering in 2017. I've tutored ever since I was in high school, and I love helping people! I like to help my students understand math (and other topics) instead of just doing it blindly. My goal is to help my students improve their math (and other topics) and build skills that will help them find learning easier in the future! Fun fact, I used to work for Disney and I like to salsa dance!

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Abigail’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 36

ACT Reading: 34

ACT Science: 32

Hobbies

Salsa dancing, reading, logic puzzles, travelling

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

Algebra

Algebra 2

American Literature

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science Principles

AutoCAD

Basic Computer Literacy

Business

C++

Calculus

Coding

College Algebra

College Application Essays

College Business

College Computer Science

College Economics

College Physics

Computer Programming

Computer Science

Cost Analysis

Economics

Elementary School

Elementary School English

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

GED Prep

GED Math

Geometry

High School Business

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Physics

High School Writing

HTML

IB Mathematics

Industrial Engineering

College Math

Java

Languages

Math

MATLAB

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School

Middle School English

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Other

Personal Finance

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

R Programming

SAT Prep

SAT Math

Science

Social Networking

Spanish

Spanish 1

SQL

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Trigonometry

Visual Basic

Visual Basic .NET

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is for students to understand what they're doing and why they're doing it. I love using a lot of examples to make sure students know the topic, and also include real-world examples to show how it's relevant.

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

In a typical first session I like to obviously help them with the topic at hand, especially if it's a specific problem they need help with. In terms of getting to know the student, I like to hear about their personal interests and a little about them. I want students to feel comfortable with me and to have a friendly relationship while also understanding their math background and what we can do together to build on that!

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help a student become an independent learner by instilling solid math skills and empowering students to have faith in their abilities to problem solve and be successful!

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would help a student stay motivated by supporting them when they find a problem difficult and encouraging them as they learn new skills and complete problems successfully! I would constantly reiterate how math builds on itself and how a solid base will allow them to find success in math in any future endeavor!

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