...I love to help. Math is my specialty - including calculus, geometry, precalculus, and statistics! I have a Bachelor's of Science from California Institute of Technology (CIT), an incredibly challenging university. My teaching style is one of: * LISTENING to see what your student is doing; to learn how he or she thinks. * ENCOURAGING students to push a little farther; to show them what they're really capable of. * EXPLAINING to teach what students need, in ways they can understand and... [more]
I love this subject and am extremely competent teaching it. I have dozens of creative ways to help students get past their barriers in understanding it.
I'm very capable in this subject - proof-based geometry requires students to think like mathematicians or lawyers. I already have a mathematicians' intuitions, and I know so many ways to push students to greater understanding.
I recently received teacher training at a commercial tutoring center. They are experts at teaching study skills for the long-term; I have been applying these methods for the past few months, with dramatic results. These methods include: * Taking notes, and having students follow along, copying the full notes for themselves. * Frequently stopping to have students explain what they understand in their own words. * Breaking problems down into step-by-step plans - even students who struggle with the material can handle this. * Strategizing about how best to conquer long-term goals. * Training students in self-correction. These methods are nothing unusual, but on the part of the teacher, they require a great deal of self-discipline, and willingness to "push" the students.
I completed a Discrete math course (included formal logic, graph theory, etc.) in college, and computer science courses that handled automata theory, finite state machine, etc.
I completed a semester course on Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE's) at Caltech. My course textbook was Elementary Differential Equations, by Boyce & DiPrima My recent tutoring experience has been in working with the Wronskian, the method of Variation of Parameters
I covered higher-dimensional Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory in these courses: Vector Calculus / Calculus III at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; and Math 1b and Math 2a at Caltech (California Institute of Technology), Pasadena, CA.
Patient with introducing variables, and a systematic way of thinking.