I am a part-time student (Master of Arts in Mathematics), part-time tutor, and I work full-time as a modeling analyst in the financial services industry. I have been tutoring with Wyzant since 2009. I am certified to teach a variety of subjects, with an emphasis on math (many subjects) and computer programming (Java and Visual Basic). Typically, I have found that a 1-2 hour session once or twice a week works best.
I am currently working on my Masters of Mathematics at San Francisco State University as a part-time student. Recent courses include Real Analysis and Differential Equations. My Bachelors degree is from Harvey Mudd College, in Mathematics and Computer Science.
I work full-time as a modeling analyst. I work with large complex datasets and use a combination of mathematics and programming skills to develop solutions for clients. I work with Excel, SQL and SAS on a daily basis.
I have been tutoring with WyzAnt since the beginning of 2009.
High School Math - I have worked with a variety of students at different math levels including algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, pre-calculus, and calculus. My strengths are in helping students understanding how to use all of the tools available to them (calculator, textbook, web, etc.) as well giving them basic building blocks that can help to break down problems.
Math testing - having recently taken the GRE myself I understand how stressful the standardized tests can be. I have worked with students to gain confidence and practice in taking the standardized tests including SAT Math I and II.
Java - I have worked with students preparing for the AP Computer Science exam as well as college students trying to complete their java assignments. I recommend using Eclipse or NetBeans as an IDE as it helps to catch syntactical errors early on.
Visual Basic - I predominately work with Visual Basic for Applications, primarily in Excel but also in Access, Word and Outlook. I also have experiencing working with Visual Studio.
I strive to be flexible with scheduling, and my formal policy asks for a 2-hour cancellation notice. With prior arrangement, I am available for tutoring after 7pm during the week and at scheduled times during the weekend. Since I work/live/attend school in San Francisco, I am unfortunately unable to tutor outside of the city. While I have found that a one-hour session is ideal in most cases for both the student and me, sometimes less time is needed, sometimes more. Communication is key to ensuring that we are dedicating the right amount of time for the student.
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