Thank you for your time and interest! I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Berkeley and have been a full-time tutor since I graduated from college in 2009. The reason why I have been lucky enough to have been able to work full-time as tutor is that I retain my clients. I work with both high school and college level students. Since I have a degree in math, I can tutor higher level mathematics courses, like Calculus I, II, II, business Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equ... [more]
I majored in math as a student, and took the entire Calculus series, and I received A's in all my classes. So you can rely on the fact that I know the material well. You won't find me spending half the time in your book, or frequently getting stuck on problems. Furthermore, I've been a full-time tutor since I graduated in 2009 and I see Calculus students all the time; usually about a third of my clientele are studying Calculus. That means you can count on me to communicate concepts well.
My mathematics background has made well primed to learn Excel, and I frequently use the less sophisticated spreadsheet features. Recently, I decided to "beef-up" on my Excel my taking the Infinite Actuaries' "Technical Skills" course, where I studied Excel's more complicated functionality, e.g. VLookup, VBA, and pivot columns. I may be willing to discount my price, depending on my availability and your location, because I would like to keep my Excel skills fresh.
Geometry is a source of frustration for many students, because it's not like other math that you see in high school. And everybody has to take it. The good news, at least for you, is that that means qualified tutors, like myself, see Geometry all the time, and know how to tutor it. I usually have two or more Geometry students at any given time, and I've been tutoring since I graduated in 2009. So you can count on me knowing this stuff inside and out, and that I can teach it.
I'm particularly well suited to tutor precalculus, because precalculus tends to be a more advanced version of all the math you've learned before with an emphasis on the tools you'll need for Calculus plus some trigonometry. I tutor Calculus, trigonometry, and less advanced math classes all the time and I'm good at it. You won't find me getting stuck on problems very often or getting definitions mixed up. All our time will be spent teaching, and I have a lot of experience doing just that.
This is one of my favorite topics to tutor. I love working with more advanced math class, like Trigonometry. And I see it all the time. For example, in summer 2009 I had two Trigonometry students. You'll find that there are a lot of ways to solve Trig problems, some easier than others. Over the years I've found a lot of the easier techniques to solve the problems, and I've developed intuition about where students tend to struggle.
I've taken the general GRE a total of three times so far, and I've developed study techniques that have proven to be effective. In my most recent attempt at the GRE I scored a 167 on the quantitative section, which put me in about the 95 percentile range. I also have a lot of experience as a math tutor more generally, so you can count on me being able to explain the concepts effectively. As of now, I only tutor the quantitative section.
I have a degree in math. I have taken differential equations and received an A in the course. I have tutored differential equations before (most recently last Spring).
I have passed the Society of Actuaries exam P with a score of a 9, which means my performance on the exam was near perfect. Furthermore, I took math 440 at CSUSM, which more or less corresponds with the material on exam P and got a strong A. Lastly, my experience with the fundamentals--statistics and Calculus--makes be very well suited to tutor the material.
I've taken bother upper and lower division linear algebra, and I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Furthermore, I've tutored linear algebra before.