, I aim to convey to my students the thrill of discovery that comes with true understanding. To do mathematics effectively is to learn actively, through some degree of struggle and trial-and-error. Otherwise, mathematics remains a disjointed jumble of intimidating facts, easily forgotten and never appreciated.
I meet students with varying skill levels, mathematical backgrounds, and academic goals, and I tailor my lessons accordingly. I bring out hands-on materials when a student needs help visualizing and making abstract concepts more concrete. I ask questions to encourage new ideas and involved learning.
Mathematics is such an important subject to get a grasp of, and is a prerequisite for a multitude of exciting professions. It is also a practice that can help a student develop as a critical thinker: learn to notice relevant information, make logical connections, and develop attention to detail.
Growing up in the former Soviet Union, I had difficulty with mathematics for many years, until one day my grandmother found me a tutor. With a little bit of help, I gained confidence, curiosity, and passion for this subject. I know how powerful and helpful a few hours of tutoring can be.
After moving to the United States, I graduated high school as a valedictorian, scoring 99% on my SATs, 5s on multiple Advanced Placement tests, and receiving full scholarship to the Cooper Union School of Engineering. I’ve taken multiple mathematics electives in college. For the past 6 years I’ve been working as a Web Engineer in the tech industry. Math
are my favorite subjects to learn and teach.
I am always working to improve my tutoring sessions. I welcome all feedback, and will not accept payment unless you are completely satisfied.
I look forward to hearing from you and would love to help you gain success in your studies!
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Another way of representing the year Glen was born is:
1900 + 10*x + y
Then you subtract:
2008 - (1900 + 10x +y) = 2008 -1900 - 10x - y = 108 - 10x - y
A number is divisible, if the given divisor (the number that we are dividing by) divides the number with no remainder.
'a' in this expression means some number.
So, 2a(5a - 30) = 10a2 - 60a using the distributive property. Now, try dividing this expression by 10:
I am assuming the semi-circle and the rectangle share a side, such that the diameter of the circle is equal to the length of the rectangle.
Also assuming that the curved (semi-circle) part touches the opposite side of the rectangle, so that the width of the rectangle is equal to the...