The most important aspect of my tutoring style is that I make learning math enjoyable, and prevent my students from being intimidated by the material. I love math and working with students. I have tutored for over 6 years and have received a BA in Mathematics from Oberlin College. Additionally, I received a Masters of Arts in Teaching (for High School Math). I enjoy learning math and explaining content to others, while also helping them reach the material by working through it on their own. I live for the "AHA" moments when the material clicks for a student. Feel free to ask for a resume and reference.
I have undergone CORI background checks and been fingerprinted as required for one working in public schools.
Secondary Math Education
I recently arranged for Sam to tutor my high school daughter for several weeks, and I would highly recommend him to any parent seeking tutoring services! He came to our home, always arriving promptly and ready to work, and he was flexible with his schedule. He has a respectful and engaging personality which seemed to immediately put my daughter at ease. His genuine caring makes a world of difference, as I could tell my child was more willing to really dig into the material. At times in the past she's been reluctant to ask questions or to admit when she was feeling "lost," so finding a tutor who could make a connection was really key! He works efficiently and was able to keep her focused and on track throughout the sessions. He tutored her in trigonometry and pre-calculus, and he was very knowledgeable in both. He was quite willing to research and plan ahead to show her some lessons and alternate strategies. Whatever he did, it worked, as she bounced back to do well in the class.a year ago
Sam has been working with my daughter for the past several months, and it has been an extremely positive experience. My daughter has a specific learning disability in math, and has a history of anxiety related to the subject. Sam’s supportive approach has put her at ease, while building her confidence through appropriate level work, and clear, easy to understand explanations. I would highly recommend Sam, both for his tutoring acumen, as well as his personable disposition.a year ago