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Having taught both college and high school, I am qualified by experience as well as schooling in mathematics and in the art of listening to students and getting them the help and understanding that they need.
I've taught both college and high school and am qualified both by experience as well as my mathematics major (Stanford).
I teach College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra and Calculus at MCC. Other courses that I have taught include MAT182 (Trigonometry), MAT218 (Mathematical Methods for Business) and MAT142 (College Mathematics).
When tutoring, I practice the art of listening to students, to get them the help and understanding that they need. I get right to the point and guide the student to solve problems based on key principles. I have many clients seeking to improve their results in the SAT exam. I also help people prepare for the GRE.
In addition to college teaching, I have consulted to an international corporation, tasked with preparing questions for online products for GMAT test preparation.
Having taught Calculus at both college and high school, I am qualified by extensive experience as well as holding a mathematics degree (Stanford Univ.). My tutoring experience goes back as far as 1987.
I practice the art of listening to a student to discover gaps in understanding. Then I zoom in to where the math student needs help. I help the student gain insights, and thus build confidence.
In this past school year, I helped an ASU student to achieve an A in MAT251, and helped a junior at Hamilton High to achieve a top ranking (5) on the SAT Calculus BC exam. All parents involved expressed their satisfaction with the tutoring.
Fortran was the first higher level computer programming language, made available by IBM for the 704 computer in late 1957.
As a young employee of Lockheed Aircraft, I was in a position to write the first computer program using that language. Subsequently my pioneering experience was the basis for teaching Fortran to other computer programmers in the Math Analysis Department at Lockheed.
I authored a published book on Fortran programming in the CDC Lower 3000 Series computers at a time when that type of computer was in use throughout the California State College System.
The GED is an important exam, and much of it depends upon careful reading to determine the meaning of a sentence, or to locate and correct a deliberate error (spelling or syntax) in the phrasing. I possess the skills and training to assist anyone in this. In addition, a lot of the test has to do with competence in basic math, such as percentages and fundamentals of algebra, so my Mathematics Degree and copious teaching experience are very helpful when tutoring those in need of passing GED.
Back in my high school days, Geometry was the first math class that I found really intriguing. It influenced me to want to become a math teacher, and that is eventually what happened.
I taught Geometry when I began teaching in California, and for the last 12 years I've been teaching a variety of courses up through calculus, at MCC.
I have a great deal of tutoring experience in this subject, and I hope to help you gain insight and understanding into this most basic building block of math.
You owe it to yourself to build a solid foundation in order to avoid stumbling blocks in your path.
The GRE is an important exam, and much of it depends upon careful reading to determine the meaning of a sentence, and to choose the correct answer by reasoning and interpretation.
Perhaps more importantly, in the Quantitative Reasoning part of the exam, a candidate must demonstrate good knowledge of numeracy, algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, distributions (Bell curve) and the like.
My Mathematics Degree and copious teaching experience are very helpful when tutoring those in need of passing GED. Because this is such an important milestone in a person's career path, it's wise to get an experienced and well-rounded math tutor, and I offer you this choice.
I use Microsoft Word practically every day. With it, I write and maintain (edit) technical monographs, sample math tests and quizzes, and business communications.
I enjoy making my documents have a very professional appearance, and this contributes to my job satisfaction.
Having taught both college and high school, I am qualified by experience as well as schooling in mathematics (Stanford Univ.)
I practice the art of listening to students to discover what they need. My tutoring experience goes back to 1987 when I taught at Palisades Sr. High School in California.
AT MCC I teach Algebra (at all levels), Trigonometry and Calculus.
I am sure I can help you.
I am qualified to assist students in the subtopic of probability, embracing also binomial, normal, Poisson and hypergeometric distributions. In the recent past I have taught a course at MCC that includes this material (MAT218).
(I suggest a TI-84 or TI-83 calculator to any student in this area.)
Dreading the SAT? Want to maximize your score, which affects your acceptance to the college you want? If so, I think I'd be your best choice to review all of the math topics that are included in the SAT.
1. Normal distributions via use of probability table or normalcdf command on Texas Instruments calculator.
2. Poisson distributions via use of formulas or TI calculator.
3. Binomial distributions via use of formula or TI calculator.
Trigonometry is one of the most elegant parts of mathematics. If you are given the key to mastery of it (which I can do for you), it's extremely enjoyable. It's a major component of eventual success in Calculus, and so the requirement should be taken very seriously. With my heavy experience teaching at high schools in California and Kentucky, and at college since 1999, I can make Trig a success for you.