Information About Sarah - Toronto tutor - (5 reviews)
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I have been tutoring mathematics on a part-time basis since 2013, and have enjoyed it very much. When I see someone struggling, I take it on as a personal challenge to figure out how I can help them see how to progress to the answer. I have been told on many occasions that I am extremely patient and creative at finding different ways to approach a problem. While the students may not end up loving math ;-), I am thrilled when I see them understanding, progressing in it, and not being so afraid of it. I have found it so rewarding, I am now tutoring on a full-time basis.
Mathematics for most people is considered a "scary" subject. Often the student was not taught in a way that they could understand it, and if you miss a year, it's hard to catch up, as Mathematics is based on building blocks.
I have tutored/am tutoring several students thanks to First Tutors: Canada. I have students at the elementary level and secondary level, and have tutored an adult as well. I presently work online with a student in Calgary and one in Northern Ontario; I have had students online in BC and Brampton. First Tutors provides an online environment for tutoring that is working very well. I also visit several students in Toronto.
I started working with my very first student in 2013 when he was in Grade 7. He completed Grade 11 in the Applied Math program, and did so well that I only had to help him on a few occasions. I will be working with him for Grade 12 starting in February 2019.
My second student and I started working together in 2016 when she was in Grade 10. She has completed Grade 12 in the Applied Math program and did well.
I also assisted a student in the summers between Grade 8 and Grade 9 with basic math drills and practical study habits.
I like to observe how the student is thinking about the problem and find creative ways to lead them in the right direction.
For instance, if the student is very visual and has trouble translating a 2D picture in a textbook, such as cubes, to 3D, we get 3D objects and relate them to the 2D diagram to help them "see" the problem more clearly.
If a student sees a "busy" and complicated-looking formula and just gives up, we break it down piece by piece until the student understands the details and feels comfortable with it.
I've also asked a student (with the parents permission) to do drills in math homework during the summer break so that they were more fluent in the basics before they started high school. His mother and I planned out a schedule for the summer and the results were excellent.
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- University of Waterloo (1985) - BMath / Computer Science (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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