Notwithstanding many peoples high school experiences with it, math can actually be fun once you understand it.Really.Like puzzles....
Im a former test-prep teacher who now tutors for the math portions of the standardized school admissions tests, and junior high school through intro college math courses.Anyone can improve their math proficiency once you understand the logic of why math works the way it does, and if you or your child is having trouble with math, a tutor who can concentrate on exactly what you need to go over can make a big difference.
What math, and standardized tests, really are are tests of your thinking process--you need to be proficient in the basic math skills that are involved (algebra, geometry, arithmetic), and use them to logically move from the information youre given on questions to the answer youre asked for.So you have to understand what youre doing and why, and if you do you can apply that to any problem on the test, even if the details are slightly different than youve seen before.
As for price, I can tutor you individually for about the same hourly rate as youd pay for a test-prep company group session--and an individual lesson can be tailored to you and we can go over whatever you need or have questions about the whole time--no waiting to ask a question or go over what you need.Once Im working with a student I want to make sure you can study the amount you need to improve your understanding of math, so Ill make sure its affordable for you to do that; I also do online tutoring at a lower rate than my in-person rates.
Please email or call me atwith any questions you have, or for a copy of my CV or references from my former schools and students.I have a BA from Tufts in economics and attended Stuyvesant high school; Ive taught test-prep classes for the various standardized tests at Baruch College, and for the past five years worked with private students taking middle school through college intro math and economics courses, and preparing for standardized math tests.I have a little more info about myself and testimonials from former students on my website, at http://sites.google.com/site/bensmathtutoring/.
Thanks for reading, and I hope we can start working toward your better understanding of math, and higher score or grade, soon!