I teach subjects that require analytic and quantitative resoning including solving and equations and simpifyng mathematical expressions. I also teach music, i.e. cornet, trumpet, and flute.l

 Carlsbad
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Alan
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My name is Alan Clark ('Al' fo short) I work with students primarily in high school having to achieve success in subjects including mathematics (Algebra 1,2, Geometry 1,2, trigonometry and precalculus.I use students test scores and write my own examinations for my students to ensure their success. I create examples such as solving or simplifying mathematical expression and equations  I perform the work first then its the students turn to do the same and on a repetitive basis so that I'm confidant that they understand how to solve a problem and the theory that it represents.
Geometry
I like to open a classroom by telling a joke or talkding about a funny news item (political, etc.) that the kids will either laugh at or have a short comment. Either way I get them to laugh and this relaxes them so they then are reading to "hit" the subject material.
I have been either giving or grading or reviewing lessons since 1994 when I worked as a fulltime math and science teacher in a middle school (grades 6 & 8) in Indio, California. I also worked a both short and long term substitute for school districts in San Diego county, i.e. Escondido, Poway, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Oceanside. I normally conducted classes as per the teacher's lesson instruction but also had the opportunity to plan and conduct my own lessons  subjects such as mathematics, science (physics, chemistry), social studies and Spanish classes. I taught class of 28 to 40 students. At Indio Middle School, more than 80% of the students earned 'B' and 'A' grades As a long term substitute at Escondido High School, the majority of students in an english class were doing at least 'B' or 'A' work. Also I walk around the rows, always ready to visit any student has raised his or her hand about something he or she doesn't understand. I love to help kids this way. I never sit at the teacher's desk  never  love to move around  get to know my kids.
If It is necessary to drive more then twenty miles to visit the student at his/her home, I would add an additional amount equal to my hourly rate plus twenty percent of the rate, i.e. $24.00 plus $4.80 for a total of $$28.00. However, I'm negotiable  just depends.
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