William G.|Irving, TX
10 yrs exp
67 yrs old
Math and Science Tutor
I have been tutoring students in various subjects for over 40 years. I started tutoring elementary level children as an undergraduate at Davidson College. Since I was very good in Math, I began to receive requests for help from other undergraduates. Later, while a graduated student at Duke University, I began tutoring undergraduates who needed help with Math. The caliber of my tutoring with other students earned me a position on the team that helped tutor student athletes. Also, I tutored students in the Duke MBA program who needed help with courses in Advanced Algebra and Calculus.
Due to the frequency we moved when our family was young, my wife and I decided to educate our three children at home. We started with Kindergarten and continued through high school. As such, I assisted them with a variety of subjects over the years as well as with Math. This gave me experience with teaching all age levels and in a variety of subjects.
When I moved into teaching several years ago, I was certified in Secondary Math in Texas. I taught Algebra, Geometry, Math Models and Algebra II in the Irving ISD. In that capacity I worked with students who had a wide range of abilities in math, both the math-challenged and the proficient. Many of my students struggled with learning disabilities. This gave me considerable experience with assisting those with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and other challenges. In addition, I worked extensively with students to improve their testing strategies to help prepare them for the TAKS test, the ACT and the SAT. I am proficient preparing students for the GED; ACT English, Math, Reading and Science; and, SAT Math, Reading, and Writing.
Although most of my work in teaching and tutoring has been in Math and Science, I have a broad educational background with interests in history, languages and the social sciences. My specialties include my ability to communicate in terms that are easily understood by the person with whom I am working. I work well with people of all ages, am patient and have an aptitude for explaining complex concepts in everyday language. I live in Irving and am currently available with flexible hours.