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Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela (Mathematics)
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (Master's)
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (PhD)
I'm a college professor with 25+ years of experience teaching mathematics and computer programming. My favorite subjects include precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, optimization and numerical analysis.
I believe the only way to learn mathematics or computer programming is by working through many exercises and problems. There's no way around this. It doesn't matter how well a lecture is presented or how good the teacher is. If you don't do the work yourself, you'll probably not succeed. I also think there's a fear factor involving math. Most students think it is a difficult subject and fear they will do badly. This creates an additional barrier for the student to succeed.
Based on this ideas, when I tutor I try to achieve the following:
1. Create a relaxed atmosphere in which to work. Humor is a big part of this.
2. Help the student overcome their fear of the subject.
3. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the students.
4. Ask them to work through problems that test or challenge their weaknesses.
5. Also suggest problems that play to their strengths in order to build up their confidence.
I'm a college professor with 25+ years of experience teaching mathematics and computer programming. My favorite subjects include Read more
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I worked with Bernardo for 2 weeks to prepare for Mira Costa's Intermediate Algebra Test. Prior to that I hadn't studied math for over 10 years. Bernardo was an exceptional tutor. He was able to answer all of my questions and gave me helpful tips and strategies for solving different problems. I passed my exam with flying colors and am grateful to Bernardo for all of his patience and help. I would highly recommend working with him.
Bernardo is a great teacher - knowledgeable and patient. He excels at identifying a student's weak points and working to improve in those areas.
Very accommodating to my son's athletic schedule. He's helped Jackson so much. His grade has gone from an 81% to 89% and rising. Very grateful.
I was taking a vector calculus course at UCSD over the summer and needed help with some of the more difficult material affiliated with the course. Bernardo was patient enough to go over problems outside of tutoring hours to make sure he understood the material when we met for each lesson. I've been through my fair share of tutors and Bernardo has been one of the most patient and diligent. He cared more about helping me learn and less about the time. Highly recommended by a chemical engineering student.
Thanks again Bernardo!
Bernardo is a polished professional with extensive experience in teaching and a patient approach that proved invaluable in enabling our granddaughter to overcome her difficulties in geometry. Next time we will be sure to draw on his knowledge and teaching skill earlier in the school year in order to insure her confidence in math.
Bernardo is a very intelligent tutor with previous teaching experience. He helped me with my Calculus BC class. He does a great job showing multiple ways of solving certain problems to help students find the easiest way for them. He is reliable and I'm glad I chose him as my tutor.
Bernardo is a wonderful math tutor, hands down. He tutored me for College Matrix Algebra, and without him I would not have received the grade I wanted, a B! For me, this is outstanding, considering I had a very strict teacher and as math just is not my strong point. He is polite, patient, cordial, professional, has a good sense of humor, and most of all--worked at my pace. He also came up with practice problems. Any trouble or problem areas we had, we would go over even more thoroughly. We went over problems step-by-step, and he also had me try some problems on my own once we went over a few and reviewed a chapter.
I have been extremely impressed and can't say enough to recommend Bernardo as a math tutor! He has helped me on graduate level course work that is quite advanced and I am very pleased to have him as a resource. He is very patient and passionate about making sure his students attain a solid grasp of the concepts. He teaches by example, communicates very clearly, and is a joy to work with. He is very professional, reliable and responds promptly to inquires for appointments. Bernardo is simply superb!
Bernardo is super! My son likes his wit and style. He is a very patient teacher. I recommend Bernardo to tutor anyone.
I feel very lucky to have Bernardo helping our son through Algebra. Bernardo explains it very well. Thank you so much. My son mentioned after Bernardo left that he really likes him and he makes algebra easier to understand. Thank you Bernardo!!!
For the last lesson I asked my son how his lesson went. He said unbelievable. He told me algebra seems so much easier to understand now, but he feels like he is wasting his time in the classroom because his teacher does not know how to explain the math and now he could understand why he had so much trouble before Bernardo. My son and I both recommend Bernardo very highly and he is so worth way more than what he charges. He is the best tutor we have ever had.
Bernardo's years of experience shine in his patience and tutoring support for Algebra II. Having years of teaching experience allows him to determine where his pupils strengths and weakness are and adjust each session to help my grand daughter grasp the concepts by example and develop the skills to excel in the course thru exercises.
Bernardo is very knowledgeable about math. He is helping me with Numerical Analysis and he has been able to make me understand the subject better than my professor. He is great!
I have Mr. Bernado tutoring my son. We are very happy the way he is teaching him. Thank you.
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I took a course on Discrete Mathematics as part of my distributed minor when pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences. During my teaching career I've taught an equivalent course, Computational Mathematics, several times. I've also covered some of the topics of this subject within other courses, such as Network Flows, Calculus and Scientific Computing.
I've taught Linear Algebra courses more than 8 times during my career. I've also applied the techniques an concepts in the subject to many other courses, such as Linear Programming, Numerical Analysis, and other Optimization courses.
I taught a course in MATLAB programming for Scientific Computing several times. Most of the Optimization courses I taught for more than 20 years required students to submit computational projects written in MATLAB. Together with a student of mine, I developed GNUOflox, an open source teaching tool for Network Flows, completely written in MATLAB/Octave.
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