**Math for Elementary Schoolers**

If your elementary schooler needs extra help with math, I'll be happy to take him or her through the grade-appropriate basics, and if you're ambitious enough to want your child to get a leg up on the competition, I'll be delighted to go even further. Math for elementary schoolers is all about mastering the basics of the four arithmetic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It's also about applying those concepts to areas like basic geometry (area of a square, volume of a cube, perimeter of a rectangle), fractions, percentages, etc., and brings the elementary schooler right to the threshold of pre-algebra.

Course options:

MT001 = Basic Math, Grades 1-3

MT002 = Basic Math, Grades 4-5

MT003 = Basic Math, Grade 6

Teaching/learning options:

1. Teaching via Skype

2. In-residence teaching (i.e., at the student's home; extra fee will be charged for gas and travel time if student is more than 15 minutes away by car)

Please visit the RATE CHART for specifics regarding tutoring costs.

**Pre-Algebra**

Geared to junior-high/middle-school students, the pre-algebra curriculum covers the foundational principles and mathematical properties that are the bread and butter of a full-blown Algebra 1 course. I'm available either to tutor students already in the course at their school, or to help gifted youngsters get a year ahead by taking them through the pre-algebra course

*in parallel*to whatever level of math they're currently learning.

A sample pre-algebra curriculum can be found here.

Course options:

MT004 = Pre-algebra

Teaching/learning options:

1. Teaching via Skype

2. In-residence teaching (i.e., at the student's home; extra fee will be charged for gas and travel time if student is more than 15 minutes away by car)

Please visit the RATE CHART for specifics regarding tutoring costs.

**Algebra 1**

Students either in Algebra 1 or planning to take Algebra 1 would be well advised to get some extra help. Much of the SAT I is devoted to both algebra and geometry; the mastery of these two levels of math is absolutely paramount for those who are hoping to score well on standardized tests. I'm willing to work within a county-mandated curricular framework, or to add to what the student is already learning by offering supplementary exercises or even an accelerated course. If you are the parent of a student whose performance in math has been shaky, please consider me as a possible pedagogical resource.

Course options:

MT005 = Algebra 1

Teaching/learning options:

1. Teaching via Skype

2. In-residence teaching (i.e., at the student's home; extra fee will be charged for gas and travel time if student is more than 15 minutes away by car)

Please visit the RATE CHART for specifics regarding tutoring costs.

**Geometry**

Geometry is the study of figures, their internal properties and relationships, and their interrelationships. It's a form of math that builds on algebra, and in most northern Virginia curricula, the course includes a section devoted to logic (think: converse, obverse, contrapositive, etc.). All math is logical; much of geometry is about using logic to prove why certain relationships are the way they are. Proofs are an essential component of geometry; learning how to construct them is a useful skill even outside of math: one's ability to see logical connections can, for example, help one construct better arguments, essays, and research papers.

If you are the parent of a student who is taking-- or is going to take-- geometry, please contact me.

Course options:

MT006 = Geometry

Teaching/learning options:

1. Teaching via Skype

2. In-residence teaching (i.e., at the student's home; extra fee will be charged for gas and travel time if student is more than 15 minutes away by car)

Please visit the RATE CHART for specifics regarding tutoring costs.

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