I am a patient and experienced male math tutor available immediately with very flexible hours. If you need help in mathematics, from the middle school through the undergraduate level, I offer myself as a competent and knowledgeable tutor to fill your needs. As a mathematics graduate student, I had several years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level, in courses ranging from basic algebra to first and second semester calculus. I have lectured, written and graded exams, and held ... [more]
I have taught Calculus I and II at the university as a graduate student. This included writing lessons, delivering lectures, writing and grading exams and homework assignments, and providing office hours. I have also tutored extensively in the subjects (Calculus I, II, III and Advanced Calculus; the first two imply AP Calculus) and am thoroughly acquainted with the canon, and the types of material which instructors like to put on exams. Calculus is also one of my absolute favorite subjects to teach, as it often is the entry-point for students to higher-level mathematical ideas, and helping students learn and master these ideas is very satisfying for me.
I have tutored introductory statistics for many years and have taken courses in statistics as a mathematics student.
As a mathematics graduate student, I tutored and taught students at all levels of mathematical maturity and experience. I have prepared many students for the quantitative portions of standardized tests, including the SAT and ACT. I have experience tailoring lessons to the demands of the contents of these tests, as well as to the relative needs of the individual student. My overall philosophy is based on methodical practice, careful condensation of concrete techniques into general approaches, and finally a study of the tactics best suited to doing well on the test.
In my time as an undergraduate, and later as a mathematics graduate student, I took and passed courses in number theory, modern algebra, and combinatorics. These constitute, on the whole, branches on the tree for which the Discrete Math course attempts to serve as basic stem. I have and currently do tutor students in the aforementioned courses, particularly first courses at the undergraduate level. My own philosophy with regard to this material is that the student must collect as many basic examples of each type of system/theorem/algorithm as possible, in order to learn to distinguish the rather abstract ideas that arise in such a course. Computation should also be emphasized, as understanding of the abstract will be made easier by confidence manipulating concrete representations of the ideas.
In my time as an undergraduate, and later as a mathematics graduate student, I have taken and passed courses in ordinary and partial differential equations. Additionally, I have and currently do tutor students in the subject, particularly first courses in differential equations at the undergraduate level. My own philosophy with regard to this material is that concrete mastery of techniques via repetition should be the first goal, as the theory falls into place more neatly once the student has gained confidence computing correctly.
In my time as an undergraduate and thereafter, a graduate student in mathematics, I have taken and passed courses in Linear Algebra. I have also tutored many students not only in this subject, but also in related fields such as Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations. This beautiful subject is best taught, in my opinion, with an emphasis on concrete application and a fair amount of hand computation. But it also serves as a testing ground for more abstract thinking, via proofs of "theoretical" results, as well as being well-suited for cross-disciplinary examples from physics, statistics, finance, and of course, computational programming via Mathematica, Maple, etc.