(Austin Math Tutor) (Math Tutor Austin) (Tutor Math Austin)

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(Austin Math Tutor) (Math Tutor Austin) (Tutor Math Austin)

## Welcome to "Austin Math Tutor - The Math Tutor" -

a unique approach to mathematics tutoring.

Are you looking for a math tutor in Austin? Are you or your child struggling with a mathematics course? Are you worried about taking a math class in the future?

Whether you need help in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, or some other area of mathematics - you've taken a big step by choosing to seek out a tutor. And, if you're in the Austin area, I can help! I've successfully guided many students through classes at UT Austin, Texas State University, Austin Community College, and many other schools in Austin.

How Do I Choose a Tutor in Austin - and what makes The Math Tutor different?

If you've done your homework, you know that there are plenty of options in Austin for math tutoring. Out of so many choices in Austin alone, who should you choose?

In your search - you don't just want someone who claims to be "the best math tutor in Austin". Instead, you want someone, local to Austin, who is best for you.

Of course, this decision is a personal one. The person you choose will act as your personal trainer over the next several weeks or months. It's most important that you choose a math tutor in Austin that you can work with. You’ll want someone who can adapt to your personal learning style, identify your strengths and weaknesses, help you to organize your study plan, and get you feeling more comfortable and confident with math.

Keeping those considerations in mind, let me explain what makes "Austin Math Tutor - The Math Tutor" unique in Austin.

Choosing a Math Tutor in Austin - Math Background is Critical!

Not every tutor in Austin has extensive professional training in mathematics. Some Austin tutors may remember lessons from their high-school days, or perhaps they've taken a few hours of math courses on their way to an unrelated degree.

These instructors may be fine at teaching what they know. However, will they help you develop the critical thinking you need to excel at the next level of math (for example, a college-level course)?

Math is much, much more than a memorized set of formulas and procedures - it is a method of thinking that helps you organize your thoughts logically and precisely. It is this thought pattern - the habit of asking questions and arriving at a logical conclusion - that gives math its power.

I have a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics from UT Austin. I studied, and have taught, mathematics from high school to the postgraduate level. I know what it takes to be successful at mathematics at any level, and I have over twenty years of experience (both in Austin and elsewhere) training students to think mathematically.

Choosing a Math Tutor in Austin - Style and Experience Count!

Of course, simply knowing the math isn't enough. It's also important to find a tutor in Austin who is passionate about teaching, dedicated to their students, and whose teaching style matches the way you learn.

I take a uniquely common sense approach as a math tutor. To me, learning math is about identifying key concepts and developing strategies to solve problems. It’s not about memorizing long lists of arcane formulas. When you focus on how mathematics works, there’s actually less to memorize. And when you apply what you know effectively, you can not only score higher marks on tests—you can also improve your chances of remembering what you learned when the class is over.

In addition, I provide a supportive and flexible learning environment: skilled guidance through complicated subject matter, a willing ear for questions, and plenty of encouragement when the going gets tough. Above all, I make sure that you have plenty of practice doing problems on your own so that you're confident in your knowledge by the time you take your exams.

Finally, because I've spent many years teaching math at a variety of levels (in Austin and elsewhere) - I know how to sense and adapt to individual students' learning styles. I know how to figure out what works for you - so that I design examples and practice problems at a level that stretches you slightly, but doesn't overwhelm you with technical details that you're not ready for yet.

Choosing a Math Tutor in Austin - Commitment Counts!

I love mathematics. I studied it all the way through graduate school! At the same time, I know that not everyone shares my passion. Many people struggle with math and feel intimidated when they don't understand it. But whether you love it or not, you need math—to pass your classes in elementary and high school, to graduate from college, to get by in everyday life. And if you want to be a physicist, a business manager, an engineer, a doctor… you’ll need math to accomplish your goals.

I have been helping Austin students in math for many years, and I firmly believe that no one should be held back from being their best because of a math course. I am personally committed to seeing my students succeed. My years of teaching experience have taught me many different approaches to helping students "see" the right way to approach problems. And I know math. I “get” why things work the way they do—and I can help you get it, too.

For More Information...

You can read more about me, my teaching philosophy, and whether or not tutoring may be for you by following the links at the top of this page. If you need more information, or to schedule an appointment in Austin, feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone.

Sincerely,

Kevin Hogan, MS (Applied Mathematics)

The Math Tutor, Austin TX