Private Math Tutoring on ALL LEVELS!
Promise to show “beyond the cookbook” solutions for any problem --- real understanding is the key!
While “cookbook methods” will work on some sample problems, they will not work on real tests!
My real specialty is Advanced Statistics, but I also love pretty much all other areas in Math: Algebra, Calculus, Geometry as well as more advanced areas (like Linear Algebra, Multivariate Calculus, etc.)
Here is a nice example of a problem which does not require any advanced math, but still just as interesting:
find: S = 1+ 2 + 3 + … 998 + 999 + 1000?
Solution is replace all the additions with ONE MULTIPLICATION!
My actual tutoring experience includes a number of students of various levels and abilities. I've had some middle-school students who needed help with simple fractions and I've also helped some college students who were taking the advanced statistics classes. I've also ran "Math Circle" at the Middle School, helping to introduce kids to math beyond textbook and study some "unusual math problems".
My approach is to ensure that the student really understands the subject matter. It's always better to go slow so that the student is not overwhelmed by too much new material. It's also great when a particular problem can be analyzed in a number of different ways which will "converge" on the same answer. In addition, I like to assign some of my own homework which will hopefully make student think about some of the concepts in a "deeper way". I also really like and try to emulate the approach of Gilbert Strang from MIT (great professor of Linear Algebra). His approach is to ask the right questions and guide students towards the logical answers. He also uses lots of numerical examples so that students are not "scared of letters".
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