...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 calculus and am extremely competent teaching it. By now, I have built up a toolbox of creative ways to help students get past their barriers in understanding calculus. I've tutored many High Schoolers through their AP Calc AB or Calc BC courses. (Naperville North, Naperville Central, Hinsdale Central, etc.) I've also tutored students in all sorts of college calc courses - students who've needed it for engineering, the sciences, business, etc.
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.