Mathematics can be a challenging and frustrating subject for even the most gifted student. It can crush confidence and leave many hard-working and talented individuals shrugging and saying, “I guess that I’m just not a math person.” It can frustrate potential architects, nursing students and engineers, and can be a black spot on the academic record of an otherwise top-performing student.
There can be many causes of this. Sometimes it’s the result of a poor understanding of core principles. Sometimes frustration comes from difficulty in recognizing and correcting mistakes when studying – practicing hard and not understanding the difference between problems worked correctly and incorrectly. Sometimes confusion results from having ideas that extend beyond the material presented in a class or textbook, and having nobody to acknowledge such thoughts. Any of these can contribute to test anxiety, low self-esteem and frustration when learning mathematics.
Fortunately, it’s not too late. With seven years of experience tutoring mathematics and dozens of satisfied students, I know that I can provide you with the one-on-one help needed to help you or your son or daughter achieve academic success. I invite you to read more on my tutoring programs, and then call or email me so that we can discuss how I can help you.
I serve students in northern Illinois. I'm living in DeKalb and am available to travel as far east as St Charles/Aurora and as far west as Rochelle. I generally work in public libraries and coffee shops, but I am also available for in-home work.