Jolene is a post high-schooler who needs help in Math.

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Please describe your student and why you qualify for tutoring.
I am a 28 year old mother of three. Two of my children have autism and one is non-verbal at age 4. The other was non-verbal until last year, age 5. He is not 6 and can speak a little. My daughter is 7. I am in college for 17 credit hours while also studying for my PCAT exam. I am exhausted, but determined. I love to sing, although that doesn't help me much in my math courses. I am hoping to begin my doctorate in Pharmacy soon.

What are your greatest hopes for your student?
I want to understand the basic concepts of math and to be able to understand Calculus so I can maintain my GPA while I apply to Pharmacy Doctorate programs. I'd like to be able to help my kids when they get older, as well.

What are you most grateful for?
My beautiful children, my fiance and their physical health. My boys have special needs, but they are loving and they are healthy.

Please describe specifically what your student needs help with.
I am struggling in Calculus. I learn quickly, but I have not had a math class in 6 years. I do not remember the basics of simplification as well as other basic concepts, so I am struggling with functions, difference quotients and other Calculus topics. My current calculus topics include: functions, simplifying functions, difference quotients, limits, graphing, derivatives, sin and cos, g o f and f o g and similar items. I have a midterm in 5 days so I really need as much help as I can get to remember basic math rules involving simplification of functions, simplifying fractions, etc...I would like to have at least one session per day for the next 3-4 days if possible. 30-60 minutes per session. My homework is completed online via Cengage Learning website and the book is Calculus by James Stewart. The two chapters we have covered and I need help with are titled Chapter 1: Functions and Limits and Chapter 2: Derivatives. I am very clueless but if you teach very specifically step by step, I am an A student and I learn very fast. Our functions have fractions within fractions and square roots within fractions, etc

According to the student, how can we make the world a better place?
Treat people as if they have limitless potential and they may surprise you.

What is the student's favorite book?
Harry Potter Series

What does the student want to 'learn to be' when they grow up?
I am working toward a doctorate in Pharmacy.


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