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Vicki B.

Masters in Microbiology · specializes in Math · female

"Math wasn't my strongest subject when I was in school. It didn't "click" for me until 8th grade. But after that, I understood math and did well. I was surprised to discover, when I started substitute teaching, how much I enjoy helping students to understand math. I never would have guessed, back then, that my adult self would like math so much! I enjoy helping elementary and middle more...

"Math wasn't my strongest subject when I was in school. It didn't "click" for me until 8th grade. But after that, I understood math and did well. I was surprised to discover, when I started substitute teaching, how much I enjoy helping students to understand math. I never would have guessed, back then, that my adult self would like math so much! I enjoy helping elementary and middle school students to understand basic math concepts - multiplication, division, areas, ratios, percentages, and simple algebra. I think my earlier years of struggle help me to understand the struggles today's students may have. I especially like helping students to tackle problems, recognize patterns, and understand what went wrong if they make a mistake so they don't make that mistake again. I love seeing their eyes light up and hearing "Oh! So that's how it works! Watching a student "get it" is great! Hearing them say "thank you" and knowing I made a difference is awesome." less...

Details

fee: $40 (for 60 min), negotiable
years of tutoring: 1-3
students tutored: 1-10
travel distance: 10 miles
tutoring method: in-person (not online)
member for: 4 months
rating: Green Apple
references: My tutoring has so far all been in the context of my substitute teaching assignments. You can contact the school districts to see that I have, in fact, been working with them. San Bruno Park School District - Cheryl Peruchetti South San Francisco Unified School District - Victoria Feng Pacifica School District - Lori MIller

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Education and Qualifications

school: University of Maryland
certified: Vicki Brown is a certified tutor

I have BS and MS degree in Microbiology with a computer science minor. I have worked as a programmer, technical writer, and wiki specialist for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area. After leaving my last fulltime job (at Yahoo!) in 2011, I have been doing freelance editing, contract wiki support, and substitute teaching (grades 2 - 12).

San Bruno, CA 94066

Subjects Tutored

Elementary & Junior High School
Elementary MathElementary Reading
English Language ArtsGrammar
Reading
General Ed
Math
Math
AlgebraAlgebra 1
Pre-Algebra