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Thad S.

Kapolei, HI

$42/hr

Mathematician - Musician - Hiker

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Mathematician - Musician - Hiker

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Aloha,

I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My wife and I came to Hawai‘i on our honeymoon in 2001 & moved here in 2002. I have been working as a mathematics tutor for more than ten years. I really enjoy it. The world of math contains some really cool things, the Mandelbrot set, Klein bottles, and Hilbert's hotel to name just a few. I like to introduce students to these and other similar, fun topics while tying them to their current classroom material. Understanding where one can go with math makes it much easier, even if we never venture there.

In Hawaii, many students are lost in their current course because they did not do well in a previous course (bad teacher, lack of enthusiasm, etc.). By being aware of that I can quickly help a student fill in the missing gaps in their knowledge and get back on track.

I can help students prepare for exams including PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, & GRE.

I worked with students as young as second grade and at the other end of the age spectrum, I have worked with a few grandparents. I can work with you, too!

"Thad is a great tutor!"

- Joseph, Mililani, HI on 5/25/12

"Awesome patient instructor"

- Sheila, Ewa Beach, HI on 3/14/14

"Discrete Math is Hard... Thad made it Easy!"

- Timothy, Mililani, HI on 1/3/14

"Good start."

- Patricia, Ewa Beach, HI on 8/16/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Macintosh
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ASVAB

I have helped several students prepare for the ASVAB. I am a math tutor, so generally students come to me to get help with the math-related portions, but I have helped students with all sections. We will use a formula of looking at several practice tests and studying what techniques work for answering entire families of questions. I can help you improve your score!

Discrete Math

I took several discrete math courses in college (I have a B.S. in Mathematics/Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University). Topics like logic, logical operators, and combinatorics are some of my favorite topics to study and tutor students in. I have tutored several students who were taking discrete math courses and was able to help each one of them!

Linear Algebra

I took several linear algebra courses in college. (I have a degree in Mathematics/Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.) I am qualified to tutor this subject. I have been tutoring since 2003 and I like working with students of all ages. I am patient and understanding. Linear algebra, logic, and other "non-mathematical" math topics are my favorites!

Carnegie Mellon University
Math and Comp. Sci.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University (Math and Comp. Sci.)

Thad is a great tutor! — Thad has done a great job coaching and mentoring me through business statistics. He is patient and understands how to explain the work in a way that is easy to understand. He has patience and a sense of humor that makes completing the work enjoyable. I would recommend Thad to anyone who is tackling a math course of any type. He is great tutor! ...

— Joseph, Mililani, HI on 5/25/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $42.00

In order for me to tutor students together they generally need to be taking the same course. Two students tutored together each receive a 25% discount. Three students together receive 1/3 off.

Travel policy

Thad will travel within 0 miles of Kapolei, HI 96707.


About Thad

Aloha,

I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My wife and I came to Hawai‘i on our honeymoon in 2001 & moved here in 2002. I have been working as a mathematics tutor for more than ten years. I really enjoy it. The world of math contains some really cool things, the Mandelbrot set, Klein bottles, and Hilbert's hotel to name just a few. I like to introduce students to these and other similar, fun topics while tying them to their current classroom material. Understanding where one can go with math makes it much easier, even if we never venture there.

In Hawaii, many students are lost in their current course because they did not do well in a previous course (bad teacher, lack of enthusiasm, etc.). By being aware of that I can quickly help a student fill in the missing gaps in their knowledge and get back on track.

I can help students prepare for exams including PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, & GRE.

I worked with students as young as second grade and at the other end of the age spectrum, I have worked with a few grandparents. I can work with you, too!

Testimonials

"Thad is a great tutor!"

- Joseph, Mililani, HI on 5/25/12

"Awesome patient instructor"

- Sheila, Ewa Beach, HI on 3/14/14

"Discrete Math is Hard... Thad made it Easy!"

- Timothy, Mililani, HI on 1/3/14

"Good start."

- Patricia, Ewa Beach, HI on 8/16/13

Education

Carnegie Mellon University
Math and Comp. Sci.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University (Math and Comp. Sci.)


Tutor Policies

In order for me to tutor students together they generally need to be taking the same course. Two students tutored together each receive a 25% discount. Three students together receive 1/3 off.

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Kapolei, HI 96707

Thad’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Macintosh
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
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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