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Got Math? One on One 2 One Hour Personal Tutoring and Homework Help Sessions.

Class
BIlly Edward Bush B.A, M.Ed., Ed.D
Average rating:
4.8
Number of reviews:
(459)
These are three one hour sessions that provides support with your child's most difficult concepts.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
To ensure effective tutoring, the teacher suggests meeting 2x per week. Book additional recurring meetings after the initial purchase.
  • Students will perform a multitude of learning goals (deepening on grade lever). Some examples could be but not limited to... Number and Operations By the end of the session(s), and given numeric (or word) problems, the student will be able to add (subtract, multiply, divide) fractions (or decimals, or integers) up to one whole (100….) with ___ % accuracy. Algebra By the end of the session(s) and given sets of equations and/or inequalities, my child will be able to graph the solutions with ___% accuracy. By the end of the session(s), the student will be able to solve systems of two linear equations with two variables for real-world problems. Geometry By the end of the session(s), and given a diagram of an object, the student will be able to accurately determine the properties (or perimeter, area, or volume) of the object with ___% accuracy. Measurement By the end of the session(s), and given furniture items, the student will be able to use his/her body (or another nonstandard unit) to measure the relative length of individual pieces with ___% accuracy. Data Analysis & Probability By the end of the year, and given data from two sports teams, the student will be able to accurately represent the data by drawing a bar graph showing all data points and all required titles and headings.
I am a California certified teacher who has taught Middle school and Elementary school for 15 years and I have been teaching mathematics to homeschoolers from grades k-12, both in-person and online for over 6 years.  I always wanted to be a teacher, and I am living the dream!  Also, I cater to students who struggle with or do not care for math. I say this becuase Algebra is critically important because it is often viewed as a gatekeeper to higher-level mathematics and it's a required course for virtually every postsecondary school program.  I have 6 basic reasons why I think offering this class is so important.  

1) Algebra is Faster And Better Than “Basic” Math
Just as multiplying two by twelve is faster than counting to 24 or adding 2 twelve times, algebra helps us solve problems more quickly and easily than we could otherwise. Algebra also opens up whole new areas of life problems, such as graphing curves that cannot be solved with only foundational math skills.

2) Algebra is Necessary to Master Statistics and Calculus

While learning one kind of math to learn more kinds of math may not be an immediately satisfying concept, statistics and calculus are used by many people in their jobs. For example, on my other side job as a research person for a local non-profit organization, I use statistics every day. I help departments identify ways to measure their success. In general, statistics are used in certain jobs within businesses, the media, health and wellness, politics, social sciences, and many other fields. Understanding statistics makes us wiser consumers of information and better employees and citizens.

Calculus helps us describe many complex processes, such as how the speed of an object changes over time. Scientists and engineers use calculus in research and in designing new technology, medical treatments, and consumer products. Learning calculus is a must for anyone interested in pursuing a career in science, medicine, computer modeling, or engineering.

3) Algebra May Be a Job Skill Later

A student may be confident they are not going into any career needing statistics or calculus, but many people change jobs and entire careers multiple times in their working life. Possessing a firm knowledge and understanding of algebra will make career-related changes smoother.

4) Algebra Can Be Useful in Life Outside of the Workplace

I have found algebra helpful in making financial decisions. For example, I use algebra every year to pick a health care plan for my family using two-variable equations to find the break-even point for each option. I have used it in choosing cell phone plans. I even used it when custom-ordering bookshelves for our home. 

5) Algebra Reinforces Logical Thinking

I would not use algebra as the only means of teaching logic. There are more direct and effective means of doing so, but it is a nice side-benefit that the two subject areas reinforce one another.

6) Algebra is Beautiful

The beauty of algebra is an optional benefit because one has to truly choose to enjoy it, but algebra provides us with a basic language to describe so many types of real-world phenomena from gravity to the population growth of rabbits. That five letters can be used to describe how an entire category of matter, namely ideal gases, behaves is amazing and beautiful in its simplicity.

There is also a beauty when we start with a complex-looking problem and combine and simplify over and over until we have one value for each variable. The process can be enjoyable and the result immensely satisfying.

Algebra is an important life skill worth understanding well. It moves us beyond basic math and prepares us for statistics and calculus. It is useful for many jobs some of which a student may enter as a second career. Algebra is useful around the house and in analyzing information in the news. It also reinforces logical thinking and is beautiful.

So, keep an open mind about why we learn algebra and look for ways to share its applications with students. Dispel the stigma that it is a boring list of rules and procedures to memorize. Instead, consider algebra as a gateway to exploring the world around us. Those are our top reasons why we learn algebra, and there are plenty more. 
Homework Offered
Homework will be issued via a custom on-line program that I currently use with my own students that I currently teach that will provide support in the areas of concern.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
The student will be given an online assessment with a report submitted to the parents.
Grades Offered
Lined Paper, Graph Paper, Colored Pencils, Calculator, Ruler 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Joined March, 2020
4.8
459reviews
Profile
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Education
California Teaching Certificate - Elementary Education
California Teaching Certificate - Mathematics
I am currently a 7th 8th and 9th grade Math Middle School Teacher and truly love what I am doing. When it comes to teaching, I believe it is about developing strong relationships that tap into students' passions and provide relevancy to students... 
1-on-1 Tutoring

$31

per session
Meets on demand
60 min

Completed by 49 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-14

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