I am Jack Goodman, a current resident of Ellington, Connecticut. I have both a Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics, from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, as well as a Master of Science degree in Math from the University of Connecticut. I am currently 30 years old, and have had experience with tutoring and teaching math spanning the last eleven years. I have worked at two different tutoring centers in the past, as well as done a great deal of priva... [more]
I have tutored students in algebra 1 and 2, pre-algebra, arithmetic, and trigonometry professionally at Sylvan Learning Center in the past.
I was a prodigy growing up, and took high school AP Calculus starting when I was still in Middle School, in 8th Grade. I received a score of 5 for each of the two AP Calculus tests in High School. During my college years I studied a great deal of mathematics, including many more advanced fields of calculus such as Differential Equations and Complex Analysis. Although my degree is in Pure Mathematics, the bulk of my studies were in applied math, such as the aforementioned subjects, Linear Algebra, PDE's, Dynamical Systems, and Numerical Analysis.
I have a great deal of experience tutoring for both the SAT and ACT. I myself scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT in High School, showing that I am intimately familiar with all aspects of and strategies for the test. I have in the past been employed as a professional in-home SAT and ACT tutor through a separate company, and have received training as such.
I got my B.S. and M.A. in mathematics both from Marshall University. During my course of study, I took classes in Differential Equations, Advanced Topics in Differential Equations, and Partial Differential Equations. I earned either an A or a B in all three of these classes. Moreover, I was somewhat of a "prodigy" in mathematics growing up, and took a course in Differential Equations at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, for enrichment purposes, when I was 15 years old (a Sophomore in High School). I earned an A in the class, with a precise average of 92%.
During the course of earning my B.S. in Mathematics from Marshall University, I took the full two-semester sequence of Marshall's course in Linear Algebra. I earned an A in the class both semesters. Moreover, later while earning my Master's Degree in Math, I took a course on Numerical Methods in Linear Algebra, in which I also earned an A. Thus, my level of educational attainment in Linear Algebra actually goes above and beyond what would usually be required for the purposes of tutoring.