MathPowerLine

New York, NY

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

With more than 25 years teaching Math and English in public school systems, I lend my expertise, creativity, and inspiration to students and home schooling families of all ages needing extra math support. My online tutoring/teaching/consulting business is called “MathPowerLine”, and serves students from the U.S., Canada, and other countries. Visit my online classroom at www.MathPowerLine.com to schedule your first lesson FREE!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love it that I can connect with students in a one-on-one environment from all parts of the world and really see the sparks of excitement when they "get it". Sometimes they express that they never thought they could understand certain things, but with my guidance, they improve self-confidence and overcome self-doubt. This is very rewarding for me, personally!

Location

New York, NY 10010

Background check

Complete

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Reviews

9 Reviews
  • Yong W. Feb 10, 2013
    Terry tutored my daughter when she had to prepare for a very tough test in a short amount of time. During the time, he put together appropriate materials and taught her time management skills. He was very flexible and diligent in meeting our needs. Even though the materials were very high in difficulty level, my daughter loved his teaching because he made things fun and was very approachable to her. I highly recommend him.
  • Jackie H. Jan 30, 2013
    Terry Vannoy was really helpful when it came to tutoring me in math. We worked on PreCal homework problems over the internet, I had told him what we were working on during our class for the week and he showed me how to work the problems that I had difficulty with. The sessions that I had with Terry were an hour long for one day a week. I really enjoyed that I got to work with him one on one and showing me different ways of working out some problems that my teacher had not shown us in class. There is always more than one way to solve a math problem. It made more sense because I would go into the class and understand what we were talking about and not get so confused. Honestly, I would not change a thing about the sessions that we had together, he was a great help overall and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is having problems with a math class.
    Terry V. Jan 31, 2013

    This student and I worked live together online during the mornings and early afternoons. She connected with me from campus and student study areas. It worked great!

  • Karen D. Oct 10, 2012
    Math Tutoring
    Verified Review
  • Regina M. May 9, 2012
    Mr. V has been a huge help with my son's difficulties in Geometry. His grades have improved steadily in just the two months he has worked with Mr. V. Most importantly, my son's confidence in his abilities has grown and he has developed a positive attitude. What a gift it has been to have a seasoned math teacher as a tutor. Thank you Mr. V!
    Terry V. Jan 31, 2013

    This student was very good at directing these study sessions, which were partly homework help and partly me teaching concepts in advance of his classroom topics.

  • Paula R. Oct 21, 2011
    Terry has been working with our son for more than 1 year now. Aaron was starting grade 8 when he began tutoring on line. His tutor sessions with Terry have improved Aaron's confidence with the fundamentals of math, and Aaron graduated grade 8 with an A grade. We plan to have Aaron stay involved, throughout his highschool years. The one on one, online venue demands focus, attention and interaction, all of these skills have improved the quality of the time Aaron spends studying math. On line tutoring is a convenient method of exposing younger students to the electronic classroom, developing a comfort level with this media, is critical for postsecondary education.
    Terry V. Jan 31, 2013

    This student was a student in the Canadian school system, Ontario. I was able to become familiar with their curriculum standards, testing procedures, and any different vocabulary used in class. Lots of great progress!

  • Scott F. May 25, 2011
    I am a working professional who is currently writing technical examinations to obtain my P.Eng. I came to Terry to brush up on some calculus at high school level. Terry was able to change and adapt the lesson plans as we went along based on what I required and how fast I was learning. I would recommend Terry for a beginner to an advanced student. He has the capability to adapt to any situation.
    Terry V. Jan 31, 2013

    We met during his work day, connecting online live from his office conference room. We took old certification tests and used those as a basis for discussion of these Calculus application questions. He was an engineer studying for advanced certification in Ontario, Canada.

  • Gene M. May 16, 2011
    As someone looking to gain math teaching certification in CT, I reached out to Terry V to help me on some issues that I was having with math, particularly in the area of lesson planning to teach about permutations and combinations. I found Terry V's online tutoring to be very helpful, and I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone else who might be looking for some online math tutoring.
    Terry V. Jan 31, 2013

    This student is also a math tutor (face-to-face) and needed some support in his education training classes. We worked together to help develop lesson plans in teaching certain probability lessons for his college class.

  • Hannah A. Dec 4, 2010
    Math has never really been a struggle for me, but Sophomore year that changed. I had a teacher that failed to connect with the students, and had a teaching style that many weren't able to work with. I began to fall behind. However, I heard about this online tutoring, and in no time I caught up. Mr. V takes the time to understand the student and puts their weakness into terms that the individual can see clearly. What separates Mr. V's teaching style from many others, is the way his changes to best fit each individual. It's really beneficial and I would recommend Mr. V to any student with any math related struggle.
    Terry V. Jan 31, 2013

    This high school student is very typical of a smart but self-doubting person, just not getting the way the classroom teacher was explaining things. I used her textbook and class materials for the basis of our lessons, and was able to show her different ways of understanding (using visual models and diagram strategies).

  • Linda A. Nov 17, 2010
    Mr V. helped our daughter with geometry as a high school sophomore. She had difficulty with her teacher's methods - bright kid, but just didn't connect no matter how she tried. After two sessions with Mr. V., things just clicked for her and she improved her test scores immediately. Sometimes all it takes is someone who can listen one-on-one and help with the disconnect. Mr. V. is that guy. This online method is fantastic - it's like having him in your living room with real conversation. Mr. V. proofed to be very intuitive and could assess immediately how to better explain the theory and methods of the subject. I highly recommend giving him a try. Don't struggle anymore!

Q&A

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I offer many advantages to prospective students and their families: ... My extensive teaching experience means that I know the curriculum material very well, I am caring and concerned about my students' success, and I listen to what is really needed in order for my hourly sessions to be the very best learning experiences possible. I can offer tutoring sessions at any time of day, if scheduled ahead of time, and take away the inconvenience of travelling away from home to another location at a time that conflicts with family activities. And, I offer complete followup to parents through live conversations in my online classroom, regular emails and/or phone conversations to make sure that my tutoring service is always on target, effective, and dynamic for my students!