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Ms. Brenda G.

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"I am a NH licensed middle and high school math teacher who has tutored students from middle school through college in PreAlgebra, Algebra I and II (regular and Honors level), Geometry, and PreCalculus, and Calculus. In addition, I have also tutored ESOL students in helping them to improve their comprehension of the English language. I was employed for two summers at a local university as a tutor in their more...

"I am a NH licensed middle and high school math teacher who has tutored students from middle school through college in PreAlgebra, Algebra I and II (regular and Honors level), Geometry, and PreCalculus, and Calculus. In addition, I have also tutored ESOL students in helping them to improve their comprehension of the English language. I was employed for two summers at a local university as a tutor in their summer ESOL program. I am also CRLA certified as a tutor which means that I have learned specific techniques and strategies to employ in tutoring (which is different from teaching), as well as the learning theory to employ when working with students to maximize my level of effectiveness. I have actually taught other students these techniques so that they can become peer tutors.

What does this mean for your student? It indicates that I will actively listen to your student as they describe their difficulty, that I will carefully assess their current level of understanding. In the area of math, I will help them to create their own level of understanding through the development of a solid comprehension of the "math behind the math." This means they will go beyond simply memorizing steps in order to find solutions. My goal in working with your student is that they can successfully complete their work independently upon the completion of the tutoring session. This in turn, will increase their level of confidence which can have a tremendous impact on how they perform on assessments. I also help students deal with test anxiety (which plagues many students in math) and teach strategies for them to utilize in preparing for assessments.

With ESOL students, I tailor my sessions to their specific needs. For example, I currently have a student who is trying to pass an exam to become a licensed real estate agent. I am currently working to help her understand the specific vocabulary involved in real estate transactions along with other basic English vocabulary. I address all aspects of learning English including reading comprehension, writing, grammar and speaking the language. I adapt my lessons to whatever the student would like to focus on, therefore each lesson is different for every student.

I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities. My students enjoy working with me as well, many indicating that I am very easy to relate to, that I am not intimidating to work with and am very patient. Some of the reviews of previous students/parents include the following comments:

From a parent:

--"In the past, Stephanie never understood math very well and hated math classes. Since she has worked with you, not only have her grades improved but she is actually asking to take an Honors math course next year".

From a math student:

--"I have had that concept taught to me four different times in past courses and it is only now that I really understand what it means. No one really explained why before and now it makes sense".

Though I cannot guarantee your child will suddenly enjoy math, I hope to at least make them better able to understand this subject by building a foundation that will encourage greater success now and in future math courses.

From an ESOL student: "Thank you for helping me with my language learning. It is easier to talk with people now and they understand what I say. You are a wonderful teacher." less...

Details

fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 5 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Brenda G. is a certified tutor

Boston College/ UNH, nursing and math

UNH/ Plymouth State University, Masters

Derry, NH 03038

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Vocabulary - Grammar - Geometry - Prealgebra - Precalculus - Trigonometry - Writing - English - ESL/ESOL - SAT Math - Proofreading - GED - PSAT - SSAT - ACT Math - Elementary Math - Praxis