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The ACT math test is written at a high school level and is used for admission to many colleges and universities across the country. As a tutor I can help you practice for this test and explain logic in order to solve problems.
This subject is for students taking first year Algebra. Algebra I includes topics such as factoring, graphing, polynomial operations, radicals, problem solving, and inequalities.
Algebra 2 is second year Algebra and covers more advanced topics such as logarithms, solving log equations, radical equations, trigonometry of any angle and equations, and imaginary numbers.
The ASVAB test is used by the armed forces to determine eligibility for positions in the military. A minimum score to pass is dependent on the branch. The higher the score the more choices the prospective applicant has for placement.
A firm foundation in introductory calculus is necessary to understand even higher level math. I can explain concepts to you and also show you using various resources on the web and using a calculator for completing problems.
Chemistry is a core subject area in high school and a thorough foundation can lead to success in higher level college classes. Some of the important concepts are bonding, molecular structures, quantum mechanics, the mole, balancing chemical equations, and quantitative calculations.
I am a certified and highly qualified secondary teacher in Arizona. GED standards are based on standards that are readily taught in high school. These standards are listed in the Adult Basic Education standards document. You are in good hands!
Geometry has been around for thousands of years! Study of this subject in itself is a foundation for higher level courses including calculus. Students are introduced to proofs and logic at this level. With practice, a student can reason out a given situation.
The GRE relies on written, quantitative, and verbal skills. As a teacher with experience in the real world of engineering and management, I know how important these skills are. I can help you achieve a great score on this test but it will take hard work and dedication on your part!
Physical science covers several subject areas such as physics, chemistry, and earth and space science and is a survey level course to build on higher level courses.
Physics is a study between the interaction of matter and energy. A thorough mathematical base in Algebra is required including trigonometry. University level physics are normally taught concurrently with calculus.
Prealgebra is a fundamental course to Algebra and includes topics such as prime factorization, fractions, exponents, and solving simple word problems.
Precalculus is the last course prior to taking calculus! Not only will I help you with doing problems on paper, but also I will show you some techniques using a graphing calculator to more fully master the material.
The SAT test is a national test used for admission to many colleges and universities across the country. The test is written at a high school level and you should be familiar with math up through geometry and data analysis. I can help you prepare for this exam by filling in any missing skills and explaining logic in an understandable way.
Knowledge of trigonometry is essential to progressing onto higher level topics such as calculus. A firm understanding in Algebra 2 is required in order to solve trigonometric equations. Topics include right triangle trigonometry, trig for any angle, and inverse trig functions.
I have been playing trumpet for nearly 48 years. My career included studying jazz under Bobby Alston, and completion of the Army School of Music. I retired from playing in various Army bands from a 20+ year career. My career included performances for President George W. Bush, The Prince of Saudi Arabia, and at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In addition, I have played in various musicals, including the lead trumpet part for West Side Story. In teaching I have given lessons to several students in trumpet and emphasize proper breathing technique, reading, and interpretation to make the music come alive! I currently am playing with two musical groups.