EducationMaster of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Montclair State University (Class of 2010)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science and Philosophy (Double Major) - Boston College , Class of 2005
Completed 30 college credits in mathematics with a cumulative collegiate math GPA of 4.0.
ExperienceI enjoy tutoring because teaching is my calling in life and I believe that I have a talent for working with students. My strength as an educator is the ability to be creative and walk my students through a different way of learning the material than they've been accustomed to in school. Most students view learning as just a list of facts and procedures to memorize but I help my students to see the bigger picture of why the concepts and properties in each subject area make intuitive sense. As a result, they are freed up from the stress and limitations of a memorization-based educational experience and gain more confidence in their ability to learn.
My tutoring record is one of proven results, having helped hundreds of students to reach their goals on high-stakes standardized admissions tests and enjoy academic success on their school coursework. I'm a highly-qualified, experienced, motivated, and passionate test prep and math tutor and can teach a diversity of other academic subjects as well.
I have four years of experience as a high school mathematics teacher and have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Intermediate Algebra as a full-time classroom teacher to students from grades 7-12.
I hold a Colorado Teaching License in Mathematics and Social Studies. I also hold a Minnesota Teaching License for Social Studies.
I have more than 10 years of tutoring experience through my own private tutoring business. Please visit the following link to my LinkedIn page for testimonials that clients of mine have written about my tutoring services: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/justin-hillyard/48/8a8/702/
HobbiesRoad cycling, mountain biking, hiking, gardening, reading, playing the drums, listening to music, attending concerts, watching documentaries and independent films.
Working as an ice hockey referee (USA Hockey Level 3 Certification) and a field hockey and boys lacrosse referee. I have a decade of experience officiating boys and girls ice hockey and three years of experience officiating lacrosse and field hockey.
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