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Math Tutoring That Works
by: Joan Geyer Kaliher

Is it the math tutor’s knowledge that makes their tutoring work for your child, or are there other factors that are critical too?

Well, knowledge of math concepts is certainly important in order for a tutor to be effective.

But, equally important is the ability of the tutor to personally relate to and communicate with your child. The tutor must have a good personal relationship with their students, and mutual respect, in order to accurately determine the student’s learning style, their learning abilities, their attitudes toward learning, and whether or not there are psychological factors that may be affecting their learning.

Is the student a visual learner or an auditory learner? Is the student a fast learner or do they need repeat visits to a concept or the reading material? Do they enjoy learning new things or is it just a chore for them? Are there emotional or psychological factors going on in the student’s life that may be making it more difficult to study, focus, and learn? How much does the student know already about the subject they need tutoring in? If a tutor is working with your child for the long term, they should be trying to evaluate these factors as much as possible.

You can find a tutor with a PHD in math, but if they can’t relate well to your child, their tutoring will not give you what you are looking for and what what it should be. A tutor that is able to relate to and communicate with your child can dig a little deeper than one who is just smart in math. They can find out many of the answers to the above questions and their tutoring becomes much more effective.

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About The Author
Joan Geyer Kaliher is a Certified Illinois Teacher -- K - 9 with Middle School Endorsements in Math, General Science, Social Studies, Technology and Art. Since 1989, she has worked as a substitute teacher in accelerated and standard Math classes in Naperville Indian Prarie School District 204, as well as in Lisle District 202. She is a Naperville Tutor in Algebra, Geometry, Chemistry, General Science, Biology, Physics, English, Writing, Reading, Social Studies, U.S. History and Study Skills. helping students primarily from Districts 203 and 204.

She has a Bachelors of Science; Math and Science Major, Art Minor; 30 Graduate credits beyond Bachelors and a partial MBA.

In addition to her 23 years of private tutoring and classroom experience, Joan developed IBM Sales training programs, which were adopted nationally in IBM. Her business experience was in Sales, Marketing, Education and Channel Operations.

She volunteered and taught in the Chicago Literacy Reading Program and has a sense of Caring, Enthusiasm, Humor and Desire to provide high quality education She helps students develop love for learning, giving consideration to student's learning style and preferred learning modality in customized approach.

Teaching, Education and Curriculum Development

Middle School Teacher, Supervisory Teacher

• Substitute Teacher Lisle District 202 and permanent Math Substitute in Naperville District 204.

• Fountain Valley School District, Fountain Valley, California – Supervisory Teacher for 2 student teachers

• Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, California

• Utica Community Schools, Utica, Michigan

Teaching and Education Development Work Experience in Business Environment

IBM Corporation

• Sales Training Instructor/Developer for (Sales Representatives and Managers) within IBM Corporation, NDD Education. (Taught five-day sales solutions skill certification course to 1,200+ dealer sales representatives annually.) Responsible for Atlanta headquarters NDD sales education and provided education to major cities across the U.S.

• Managed education/development project. Designed, created and produced 7 Computer Based Training (CBT) sales course modules, 7 videotapes, diskettes, work books and interactive skills assessment module, including writing of scripts.

• Implementied and created the division marketing programs and plans, including division announcements, marketing collateral, pricing. Set up a distribution center for the product called The EDGE -- (Education, Guidance and Evaluation).

• Significantly enhanced training experience and performance of sales representatives. 98% dealer satisfaction compared to 65% ratings achieved by other non-trained channels from statistical survey.

• Senior Program Instructor/Developer -- Technical Education/Product and Operating System Software

• Technical Education/Developer Instructor in high volume student environment provided to System Engineers and Manager. Taught computer courses on PC products, Sales Skills, OS/2 2.0 Operating Systems marketing, installation and configuration services in 24 cities. Set up of LAN (Local Area Network) systems in every classroom environment.

23 years of tutoring serving students from Naperville schools at a reasonable cost.

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