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Steven S.

Jacksonville, FL

$39/hr

Steve S. - Basic Math, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics

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Steve S. - Basic Math, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics

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As an Ivy League graduate, I have a solid academic foundation. In addition to my BS, I also have an MBA. Furthermore, I have completed the coursework for a PhD in management science, which included several doctoral level math and statistics courses. I have been teaching math and statistics for 17 years at a variety of schools, ranging from career colleges to elite research universities. Although I have taught primarily at the college level (undergraduate and graduate), I have tutored and served as a substitute teacher at the middle school/high school levels.

When I work with students individually, I do not use pre-planned lessons. I assess their needs and develop custom tutoring sessions for their maximum benefit. I like teaching math because math problems all have a specific technique or method. Very little memorization is required. All math problems of a certain topic are completed using the the same methodology. Getting students to realize that is the key. Students who struggle in math will look at two homework problems in a section of a textbook and see two completely different problems. Once they understand the methodology is the same, they will begin to see the same problem repeated with different numbers (instead of two different problems). That is when I know I am successful.

Testimonials

"Awesome Tutor!!!"

- Shawn, Jacksonville, FL on 8/8/14

"Terrific Algebra Tutor"

- Carolyn, Jacksonville, FL on 4/16/13

"Very patient!"

- Melissa, Jacksonville, FL on 8/30/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Grammar, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Discrete Math

I have taught math for 18 years from middle school up through college and graduate school. I have 36 college and graduate credits in math and statistics. The courses I teach encompass both discrete and continuous math topics. Furthermore, I have over 400 hours of math/statistics tutoring with WyzAnt; and most of them include discrete math problems. Discrete math is not a subject of math , such as algebra, geometry, or calculus. Rather, it is a description of the type of distribution involved. In simplistic terms, discrete math uses whole numbers, not fractions or decimals. Essentially, it includes "countable sets." The distinction is readily noticeable in probability problems, in which the calculations for discrete variables and continuous variables are much different from each other..

University of Pennsylvania
Michigan State University
MBA
University of South Carolina
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Pennsylvania

Michigan State University (MBA)

University of South Carolina (Graduate Coursework)

Awesome Tutor!!! — Another great tutor session with Steve! Over the past two weeks he has increased my understanding of Statistics to a point that I'm actually "getting it"! He has a very patient teaching style coupled with teaching method that suits my learning style! Thanks, Steve! ...

— Shawn, Jacksonville, FL on 8/8/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $39.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 15 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32257.


About Steven

As an Ivy League graduate, I have a solid academic foundation. In addition to my BS, I also have an MBA. Furthermore, I have completed the coursework for a PhD in management science, which included several doctoral level math and statistics courses. I have been teaching math and statistics for 17 years at a variety of schools, ranging from career colleges to elite research universities. Although I have taught primarily at the college level (undergraduate and graduate), I have tutored and served as a substitute teacher at the middle school/high school levels.

When I work with students individually, I do not use pre-planned lessons. I assess their needs and develop custom tutoring sessions for their maximum benefit. I like teaching math because math problems all have a specific technique or method. Very little memorization is required. All math problems of a certain topic are completed using the the same methodology. Getting students to realize that is the key. Students who struggle in math will look at two homework problems in a section of a textbook and see two completely different problems. Once they understand the methodology is the same, they will begin to see the same problem repeated with different numbers (instead of two different problems). That is when I know I am successful.

Testimonials

"Awesome Tutor!!!"

- Shawn, Jacksonville, FL on 8/8/14

"Terrific Algebra Tutor"

- Carolyn, Jacksonville, FL on 4/16/13

"Very patient!"

- Melissa, Jacksonville, FL on 8/30/11

Education

University of Pennsylvania
Michigan State University
MBA
University of South Carolina
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Pennsylvania

Michigan State University (MBA)

University of South Carolina (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32257

Steven’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Grammar, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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