I've been a private tutor for over 10 years. As an undergraduate at University of Central Florida (GO KNIGHTS!), I worked part-time as a tutor in the Math Dept.'s Math Lab. There I learned those techniques most effective to bring a student along further than they'd even thought possible. I gained from that time an appreciation for educating others, and sharing with them the joy that comes with understanding new concepts and widening one's perspective. I offer experience that can onl... [more]
This is probably the subject I have tutored most, as it is so common a requirement for students beginning their college courses. It's also one of the most important to master to be confident moving forward to the more advanced subjects, like Calculus and Differential Equations. A solid base in Algebra can mean the difference between a struggle to pass and an easy A. I recommend not letting one's skills in this area to be lacking in any way.
I scored 5's on both the AP Calculus AB and BC tests. I've tutored calculus so much I think I've seen just about every problem in most textbooks and can explain solutions in ways that stick.
Precalculus is one of my favorite subjects to tutor, to help give students that last layer of algebra and what will be become their first glimpse into the calculus.
Because so many different mathematical disciplines fall under the umbrella of "discrete mathematics," it takes a "big picture" point of view to really appreciate the vast implications of its principal results. Counting, logic, set theory, probability, number theory, and several more subjects are all contained under the characterization "discrete math," as they all deal with constructions related to operations taken over the integers, and not requiring the full contiuum of real numbers, as in analysis. As a mathematics major and longtime tutor, I'm uniquely qualified to make sure students are aware of the "big picture" view of discrete math, while mastering the details subject by subject.
Differential equations are used to describe every phenomena observed in the universe, and more! Solving DE's represents a natural step one would take after having learned the first elements of calculus. As a tutor and pure math major at the Math Lab at UCF, I was the "go-to guy" when it came to DE's and the more advanced PDE courses. If you're looking for a DE tutor with several years experience, I'm the guy for the job, and I won't let you down.
I was briefly a computer science major at UCF, before switching to mathematics. In high school, I competed as a member of the programming club. That experience was the culmination of many years in school, choosing computer science as an elective whenever possible. I began learning to code in QBASIC back in seventh grade. I quickly learned other languages, including Visual Basic, C, and C++. I even learned the language of my TI graphing calculator. Programming has always been one of my greatest pleasures, and I measure it right up there with math when ranking my strongest areas of study. If you're looking to learn a new programming language or want a lesson that's tailored to computer science in general, I'm the tutor for you.