Unlike in your child’s earlier math classes, Geometry students are required to do independent work in addition to and beyond what the teacher puts on the board, gives as notes, or discusses in class. Dozens and dozens of theorems and postulates are introduced. These are like the building blocks of grammar we use when learning a language: If students don’t memorize them as they are introduced, clearly grasp their meaning, and understand how they’re used, they can quickly become lost.
Organizational skills and step-wise problem-solving techniques are of great importance in Geometry, and must be practiced and refined. I have extensive experience helping students learn to understand Geometry, guiding them to see that unruly maze of postulates and theorems as a clear road map. We also spend time developing logic skills and practicing the techniques involved in completing proofs.
Successful problem-solving strategies usually boil down to a few simple things:
What is the actual question being asked?
What information is given?
How do we apply that information to the given problem?
How do we solve that problem in an organized stepwise fashion?
My daughter (High School Sophmore) challenged herself this year by signing up for Honors Geometry. We enlisted the help of Daryl to tutor her through the course. Best decision we could have made. Daryl’s knowledge of the subject matter, patience, flexibility and teaching ability all combined to give my daughter the confidence to tackle her most difficult subject and achieve a high grade. I recommend Daryl for any kids out there looking for some incremental support in higher level math. We will continue to use him for the rest of high school math and feel very fortunate to have found him.
Darryl has been working with my son for two years now, helping him with both Algebra and Geometry. My son has math phobia and Darryl has really assisted him in learning how to work through problems and to gain confidence in math. During the pandemic, my son found himself looking forward to his weekly tutoring sessions with Darryl. He is truly one of the best tutors out there — patient, kind, understanding and supportive. We were very lucky to find him through Nextdoor!
We are so grateful that we found Darryl! I first contacted him at the very end of the 2013-2014 school year. My son was a freshman in HS and was struggling in Geometry. He was in danger of having to repeat the class. We only had a few weeks to turn the situation around. Darryl was wonderful. He went out of his way to make himself available for whatever help our son needed. In just a few short weeks, we got his grade up from a high D to a low B. (more…)
We love Darryl ! Rarely does a find come along like Darryl. He is much more than an adept tutor with all the necessary academic qualifications…he took our daughter through all required years of High School math.His approach was first of all to genuinely care, then to listen, to assess and then to impart the knowledge in a way that allowed our daughter to fully accomplish all that was required of her. Thank you Darryl!
“It is an amazing thing to really understand something!” That is what my son, in high school, exclaimed after one of Darryl’s recent tutoring sessions. I wouldn’t have guessed that my boy would ever be excited about math. But Darryl has a way of quietly explaining and directing him through new concepts and challenging problems, (more…)
Darryl loves what he does. His caring and genuine interest in his students’ success is apparent. I would strongly recommend him to anyone needing tutoring assistance.
~Brent Abdulla, Carlsbad, CA
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