I began tutoring
math in 1975 as an in-class tutor at Honolulu Community
College, where the math department utilized a system called
PSI, Personalized System of Instruction.
I have incorporated elements of this "at-your-own-pace"
system into my methods of instruction ever since. Learning math
can be very impersonal, sterile and unforgiving, especially
in a large class room setting with strict deadlines for
homework assignments and exam dates. I find that students
do better with a less severe, more accommodative approach.
If you need preparation for an upcoming math course at school, I strongly recommend knowing as much of the class content as possible, at least being one step ahead of classroom lectures, before you even set foot in the classroom. That way classroom lectures will serve as a review and you should do well on exams. The study materials that I utilize for academic achievement tests consist of actual test problems which should make exam time there familiar territory as well.
I offer individual tutoring or small group instruction (three students or less), in the following subjects and academic achievement exams:
Introduction to Algebra
Introduction to Calculus
Contact me for a free SAT
math skills assessment and two free hours of tutoring. Take the math sections of an actual, recent SAT exam and receive two free hours of help with the problems that you got incorrect or had difficulty with. No charge. No strings.
GEORGE JOSEPH MACKINNON
P.O. Box 30783
Santa Barbara, Ca. 93130
Mathematics Tutor - California and Hawaii
Tutoring of all age levels in the home and learning centers
including Ventura College and Sylvan. Primarily in the cities
and counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and
Honolulu. Some students referred by academic counselors
local high schools including Nordhoff High School, Ojai,
California and Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara,
1982 - 1983
Nova Academy, San Francisco, California
Instructor of Mathematics, Science and Physical Education.
Structure and teach classes for grades seven through twelve.
The Learning Center Inc., Pearl City,
Mathematics Instructor - Structure and teach mathematics
classes for grades two through twelve. Administer
diagnostic and evaluation exams and handle accounts receivable.
1975 - 1978
Honolulu Community College, Honolulu,
Mathematics Tutor - Tutoring at the Learning Assistance
Center. In-class tutoring and instructor’s aide.
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