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Brian S.

College Math Tutor

Hollywood, FL (33020)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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I can help you with Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics and SAT preparation. In addition to assisting with difficult concepts, I can help you become a better student in any class by showing you study and test preparation methods that will improve your grades. These methods have worked for me and students I've tutored have improved from D and C grades to A's and B's.
I am a professional tutor in a college Math Lab and students have told me that I am good at explaining things.
I've often said that there are people to whom the study of mathematics comes easily. We call those people geniuses. The rest of us have to work at it. If you are willing to work, I can help you become an "A" student.

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Brian’s subjects

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the critical course for building skills that you will need for everything that follows, including Geometry. When I tutor Algebra 1 students, I focus on how to study math and how to prepare for math tests.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is difficult for many students because this is the course that accelerates the pace in math. Lots of new concepts are thrown at a student and they must all be mastered without the extended time and practice that a student has seen on concepts in lower level courses. This is the course in which a student must learn how to teach himself math, rather than depending on an instructor.

Calculus

Calculus, in itself, is relatively simple. What makes a calculus course tough is that the student must be able to pull together a wide range of math knowledge, particularly precalculus and trigonometry, and apply it in this new context. There are ways to make this easier and I can show them to you.

Precalculus

Precalc is Algebra 2 on steroids. Lots of topics and concepts, lots of methods, lots of tough problem solving. Any weakness that a student has in Algebra will be exposed here and must be addressed to succeed in this course. Success with this course will make Calculus a lot easier.

Statistics

I particularly tutor students who are taking STA 2023. I have many worked out examples and worked out exam reviews.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry combines Algebra and Geometry in an entirely new way. This can be a fun course if you know how to approach it. I got an A in Trig and there is definitely a method that will ensure your success with it.

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Education

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Kellogg Graduate School of Management (MBA)

great experience all the way around — Brian was a great experience all the way around. He called ahead of time so he could know what books and lessons she was studying. He was patient, thorough, made good reason of her math, showed her steps that the online site and books skipped...my daughter said it all made sense after he showed her and she was smiling! We will continue to use Brian. ...

— Candace, Hollywood, FL on 9/28/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

I am happy to have more than one SAT Math or ACT Math student (up to four) for an extra $10 per student per hour.

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 10 miles of Hollywood, FL 33020.

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