Hey there. I've been tutoring for over 5 years now. I started out tutoring at UF while I was a student there and I've been doing it ever since. I've moved on to tutor all ages, but the majority of my tutoring is still college kids. It's been the most rewarding job I've ever had. The way I look at it, in typical classroom instruction, the teacher needs to lay bare the subject matter and hope that she or he has communicated the ideas clearly enough so as many students as possible can develop an... [more]
I've tutored calc for about 7 years. I have a BA in math from UF.
Aced Precal in HS, aced it again in college, have been tutoring ever since and I now have a BA in math. So about 7 years experience tutoring precal.
I tutor stats every day. I studied math and stats at UF where I got my BA.
I can tutor discrete math because that's typically an introductory proofs course involving combinatorics or probability. I aced those classes in college and I've comfortably tutored those subjects for many years. I've had fellow tutors approach me to help them with that very class and I've always been able to help.
Differential equations is one of the coolest areas of math. I can confidently say this given the plethora of Diff EQ classes I've taken. It's all about being comfortable with the various different methods. Since I love linear algebra so much, I really like annihilator polynomials. My favorite method is probably power series though. I like to try to do power series first when solving a diff eq. Gotta love solving those recurrence relations! It's crazy because when you study calc 2 it's really not obvious at all that sequences would play so heavily in the study of DE.
I took proof-based linear algebra and aced it. To quote my awesome professor, "you can never study enough linear algebra". I follow this mantra and to this day I love staying sharp with the concepts. Invertibility, diagonalizability, Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization, inner products; I know these things.
I can tutor finite math because that's typically an introductory proofs course involving combinatorics or probability. I aced those classes in college and I've comfortably tutored those subjects for many years. I've had fellow tutors approach me to help them with that very class and I've always been able to help.