

Tutor:
Angela Harper

Email: mailto:angela.harper777@gmail.com 
Length: Full Year or by Semester  Class Period: Wednesday, Period 1 
Description:
This class will focus on math concepts and skills needed for success in
current and future math classes along with becoming more proficient with
fractions, decimals, and percentages. A few easy steps will teach students
to conquer the “dreaded” word problems. A variety of manipulatives and
games will be used to reinforce the concepts learned in each lesson.
Teacher instruction along with funfilled student participation will make
this class a positive educational math experience for each student
regardless of current abilities. Optional homework assignments will be
given to further solidify understanding. This class will give your student
confidence and prepare them for facing the challenges of algebra. This
class can be taken separately or in conjunction with a current math class.
Any student who took the class last year is welcome to take the class
again. I will use a similar format, but will use different activities to
reinforce the concepts. This class can be taken separately or in conjunction with a current math class. Tutor:
Angela Harper has 20 years’ experience home educating
her three children. Her youngest is 16, but he is taking all of his
classes at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. Being on the tail
end of her personal homeschool journey, she is looking forward to
supporting other homeschool families on their learning adventure,
especially in mastering the foundations of mathematics. She has a
contagious love for children and helping them become math champions.
Angela received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in May 1989 from
Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. She has worked several years
for Right Start Mathematics doing customer service educational support
over the phone and at conventions. Angela has used her math expertise
not only to teach her own children, but has taught math classes at the
Learning Center in Pennsylvania, as well as, has tutored students who
have struggled with math. She
delights in seeing a student that was frustrated with math gain
confidence in his or her abilities. She embraces and has made the Right
Starts Math’s mission statement her goal to assist children in
understanding, applying, and enjoying mathematics.
Teaching students new ways to
master math skills through seeing patterns and applying appropriate
strategies, as opposed to rote memory, causes quicker retention of basic
facts and principals of mathematics. Angela uses activities and games
that reinforce math concepts through visual, auditory, and tactile
learning. She believes that all students learn at a different pace, but
every student is capable of increasing their math competence given the
right key to open the door to understanding. Level: Grades 79 