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Adam S.

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Tempe, AZ (85281)

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I am a Junior mathematics major at Arizona State University and have been tutoring mathematics here since January 2013. I am always ready to learn more math and share any knowledge of it with other people (in fact I enjoy doing both!). I believe the best way to learn math is to understand the underlying concepts behind mathematical problems, to understand the problem solving techniques used to solve specific 'types' of problems, and to question why (to be curious about) certain mathematical truths are what they are. In High School I took Calculus I and Calculus II and received a 5 on the AP Calculus B/C exam. At ASU, I have taken (for math or math related) Math for Business Analysis (MAT211), Calculus III (MAT272), Differential Equations (MAT275), Linear Algebra (MAT342), Mathematical Structures (MAT300), Advanced Calculus I (MAT371), Introduction to Abstract Algebra (MAT443), Cryptography I (MAT447), Number Theory (MAT445), Cryptography II (MAT448), Intermediate Abstract Algebra (MAT444), IEE380 (Stats and Probability), Honors Microeconomics (ECN214), Physics I,II, & III (PHY150,151,252), and Mathematical Methods for Physics II (PHY302). I am currently taking MAT499 (Individualize instruction in Elliptic Curves), p-adic numbers (MAT541), and Abstract Algebra 1 (MAT543).

I have also have lots of experience tutoring Discrete Mathematics (MAT243) and have the mathematics background for it.

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Adam’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Elementary Education:
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
Statistics

ACT Math

I received a 32 and 31 on my ACT math section both times I have taken it (junior and senior year of HS respectively). Since then I have taken many more math classes and have tutored math for an average of 12 hours a week for a year since I've finished high school (as of Dec. 2013).

Algebra 1

I finished Algebra 1 while I was in Middle School and have tutored subjects ranging from algebra to subjects passed calculus. Algebra is difficult for many people because transitioning from arithmetic to algebra means looking at math not just in terms of numbers but in terms of variables. The best way in my opinion to tutor/teach algebra is to give concrete examples and to explain why things work the way they do in algebra.

If for example on an exam one forgets an algebraic rule but understands the concepts underlying it, then he or she can possibly re-derive it quickly and still do well on the exam; also it may then be easier for him or her to remember such an equations or rule. I also believe understanding the concepts at a deeper level brings more insight into mathematics and thus more appreciation for math.

Algebra 2

I finished Algebra 2 my freshman year of high school with an A grade. I also have lots of algebra experience tutoring Pre-Calculus and Calculus I,II, & III from tutoring through ASU Plus through Honors and AP Physics in high school plus three semesters of Physics at ASU. My algebra tutoring/teaching philosophy is the following: explain the underlying concepts at play in the algebra and explain how to solve all types of problems involving these concepts.

Calculus

I received a 5 on the AP Calculus BC calculus exam back in High School and got an A in Calculus III my first semester of college at Arizona State University. I have been tutoring Calculus since January 2013 (I also tutored Calculus I while in High School to some fellow classmates).

I have also taken many courses that have required using calculus including Math Methods for Physics II which required lots of vector calculus and Physics I,II, & III which applied many of the calculus concepts.

Differential Equations

I have taken ordinary differential equations and Math Methods for Physics II at ASU in AZ. Math Methods for Physics II covered lots of partial differential equations including separation of variables in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. I have been tutoring Differential equations at ASU for approximately 1 years time as of Dec. 2013. I can do things ranging from separation of variables to Laplace transformations.

Discrete Math

At ASU, I have currently taken Math Structures (intro. to proof writing), Advanced Calculus (Introduction to Mathematical Analysis which is basically beginning proving calculus), Cryptography I (which has lots of number Theory), and introduction to Abstract Algebra as of Dec. 2013. All of these subjects cover more than 4/5th's of discrete mathematics. I have also tutored and have done review sessions(reviewed in front of a class of 30 or so students for their discrete math exam) at ASU for Discrete Mathematics.

Elementary Math

Elementary Math is where I began liking math and playing games that have involved math. I like to help younger ones understand what is numbers are and what the binary operation +, -, *, and /. Then there are some neat tricks one can do with numbers. I am taking a class called Number Theory right now in fact that talks more about the theory of numbers and integers more precisely though I do have a little bit of Math analysis background if I wanted to talk about the real numbers.

Linear Algebra

I have taken MAT342 (Linear Algebra) my freshmen year of college at Arizona State University with an A in the class and a 100% on the final exam. I watched and took notes on over 90% of the Khan Academy Linear Algebra videos. I have been tutoring Linear Algebra at ASU since May 2013.

SAT Math

I received a 710 on the SAT math section my junior year of HS. Since then I have taken many more math classes and have tutored math for an average of 12 hours a week for a year since I've finished high school. (Updated Dec. 2013)

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Education

Arizona State University (Mathematics)

Great tutor. Very responsible. I'm very glad. Adam is a really prepared tutor and is really helping my daughter. She feels well prepared and gets her math stuff now. Adam is really responsible and always on time and when we send him an email he replays immediately. ...

— Ana from Scottsdale, AZ on 2/3/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $22.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

In groups I charge $30/hr

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Adam will travel within 3 miles of Tempe, AZ 85281.

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