Hello! I have been privately tutoring Mathematics and associated topics (physics, computer science, chemistry) for over nine years. I have a BS in computer science with a minor in Mathematics from Penn State University (1995) and a MS in computer science from George Mason University (2000). I have been involved with engineering, problem-solving, software development, systems development, and mathematics for almost 20 years. I love seeing students get the, "A-ha" moment, when a concept finally... [more]

Algebra 1

Algebra I expertise: evaluating, simplifying and solving Algebraic expressions, graphing equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities, relations, functions, quadratics and polynomials.

Algebra 2

-Tutored Algebra II for 10 years -Mentored 4 of my children in Algebra II -Able to teach various methodologies in understanding Algebra II concepts

Calculus

I have been tutoring students in Calculus (up to AB) for over 10 years. I have taught not only my own children but those in my area with a passion! Calculus is not as difficult as most people think; if you have a good handle on Algebra, I'd love to help you succeed here as well.

Geometry

Geometry tutor with time-proven techniques to conquer plane and solid shapes, areas, volumes, angles and the oft-dreaded proofs. I have successfully helped many students overcome their fear in geometry using mnemonics, Euclidean fundamentals and to-the-point approaches I can share with you.

Physics

If you feel comfortable with algebra, I can help you succeed in Physics - it isn't as bad as you think. I use mathematic fundamentals (including Calculus if you are ready), logic-based techniques and real-world examples to understand that science behind it all. From my own homeschooled children to private and public students, I have helped those who thought they couldn't succeed.

Prealgebra

One of my first subjects I tutored, prealgebra has been one of my favorite areas of mathematics. I have tutored my own homeschooled children as well as dozens of others for over twelve years. Let me provide you a deeper understanding and confidence though mnemonics and repeatable approaches I have used for years.

Precalculus

I have been a tutor in precalculus for over 10 years. I have experience and strong aptitude in trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, matrices, conic sections, imaginary and complex numbers, probabilities, sequences and series.

Trigonometry

I have been a private tutor for over a decade in the area of Trigonometry. With a basic understanding in Algebra, I can provide the same help to you that I've given dozens of students over the years. My techniques, mnemonics and application of real-world approaches will deepen your understanding beyond the classroom.

Java

-Software developer for twenty years -Software mentor for ten years -Tutoring Java for ten years

SAT Math

I have been offering one-on-one private ACT and SAT examination skills for over 10 years. I developed and taught classroom?based sessions based on the newly-redesigned SAT math sections for several years.

GED

The GED doesn't need to be daunting! I have helped dozens of students over the years achieve their dream of passing the GED. Let me help you with proven techniques without having to master every subject from beginning to end!

Probability

I have tutored students in probabilities and statistics for almost a decade. Understanding probabilities doesn't have to just be the memorization of formulas. I can help you learn alternate approaches, apply mnemonics and utilize real-world examples that will make probabilities less daunting.

ACT Math

I have been tutoring students in ACT Math for over 10 years. I have taught not only my own children but those in my area with a passion! While ACT Math problems are difficult, they are not impossible and only require your desire to do well and the methodologies I teach to conquer them.

ACT Science

I have been tutoring students in ACT Science for over 10 years. I have taught not only my own children but those in my area with a passion! While ACT Science problems are difficult, they are not impossible and only require your desire to do well and the methodologies I teach to conquer them.

Discrete Math

Discrete Math (DM) deals with applying math to distinct/unique/separate values/objects and is used in areas such as graph theory, propositional logic, predicate logic, sets, relations, and functions. As a CS major and Math minor, I have taken courses that have directly and indirectly used DM. I wrote a book on Semantic Web programming, which relies heavily on graphs, graph theory and logic-based systems (both propositional and predicate logic such as the SPARQL query language are core subjects and were covered in the book). I have also had to teach DM to students in the past as well as apply it at work (algorithms, their implementations, and efficiencies such as big "O" notation) throughout my career as a computer scientist.

Linear Algebra

As a CS major and Math minor during my undergraduate years, I took courses dealing with Linear Algebra: vectors, linear transformations, matrices, eigenvectors and eigenvalues. While I've only tutored several students in this area, it is not one that is difficult to master. One exception: solving linear systems (handling more than one linear equation with multiple variables and finding solutions for all variables for all given equations) is an area I've taught extensively in the past eight years. For work as a computer scientist, I've done a lot of work with matrices as they align very strongly with working with arrays (single arrays, n-sized arrays, etc...)

Logic

As a CS major and Math minor, I have taken multiple courses in logic as it is a foundational topic for programming. I wrote a book on Semantic Web programming, which relies heavily on logic-based systems. Specifically, both propositional and predicate logic, such as the SPARQL query language, are core subjects and were covered in the book. In addition, OWL (Web Ontology Language) is a logic-based language that uses Description Logic (DL) in part and was also covered in my book.

UNIX

As a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Computer Science, I have been using Unix for over 20 years. I have experience on all sorts of Unix operating system variants: Linux, NeXTSTEP, Solaris, System V and Apple OSX. I use Linux everyday, in areas such as shell scripting (e.g. C shell, bash, etc...) and file browsing. My personal web server is running on a Raspberry Pi device running Raspbian, a Debian Unix/Linux variant, that I installed and configured myself.