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Damon D.

Cary, IL

$50/hr

Experienced Mathematics Tutor

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Hi, I'm Damon. I genuinely enjoy sharing my enthusiasm about math and view it as a mission to help improve math's reputation among the topics of study. I started tutoring as a math grad student working on my PhD, and continued on during and after my academic teaching. In many ways I prefer tutoring to teaching in a traditional classroom setting, because while tutoring I have the luxury of being able to respond specifically to a student’s concerns and craft my message for just one student at a time, as opposed to 30 or more. I’ve been teaching and/or tutoring math for almost 20 years now, and in that time, I’ve helped all ages and abilities to achieve their goals in a wide variety of topics in mathematics.

My primary goal as a tutor is to adapt to each individual's learning style in order to make learning as efficient and fun as possible. I've been told I have a knack for explaining mathematical concepts in a clear and concise way, which is fortunate for me because I genuinely enjoy helping students overcome frustrations to appreciate how much fun math can be.

I'm available to help with all levels of mathematics, including all K - 12 subjects, calculus, probability, statistics, finite math, discrete math, algebra, analysis, and many more.

My scheduling is flexible, whether you'd like to meet just once to get past a particular problem or topic, or more regularly to learn a new topic or improve your grade. So, whether you're in a class and looking to improve your grade, or you're a homeschooler looking to put together a class, or a busy professional getting ready to go back to school or develop a new skill, (or anything else!) let me know and I can help you get there!

Testimonials

"Easy to understand."

- Christine, Palatine, IL on 5/6/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ESL/ESOL
Science:
Microbiology
Computer:
Computer Science, Perl, PHP, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Business:
Finance
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Finance, SPSS, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I've tutored and taught Algebra 1 many times.

Differential Equations

I have taught and tutored college level differential equations many times, helping students make sense of first-order equations, second-order linear equations, Laplace transforms, homogenous equations, and the like. Although there is a lot of material to keep track of in a typical first differential equations course, a solid background in calculus will go a long way toward success.

Discrete Math

I have tutored and taught discrete math many times, and it's one of my favorite subjects.

Linear Algebra

Since my first undergraduate course in linear algebra, and on through graduate school, linear algebra has always been one of my favorite subjects. I have tutored many linear algebra students on the ins and outs of matrix arithmetic, Gauss-Jordan elimination, linear transformations and vector spaces. I have also taught several college linear algebra courses over the years.

Damon’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Damon. View all of Damon’s resources

Original Equation:                     S/R + 5 = T/R Currently, R only appears in the denominators of the two fractions.  In order to solve for R, you'll need to move R up so it...

Cornell University
The University of New Hampshire
PhD

Education

Cornell University

The University of New Hampshire (PhD)

Easy to understand. — Damon is great! He covers the material in a manner that breaks it down so that I could understand. ...

— Christine, Palatine, IL on 5/6/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Damon will travel within 10 miles of Cary, IL 60013.


About Damon

Hi, I'm Damon. I genuinely enjoy sharing my enthusiasm about math and view it as a mission to help improve math's reputation among the topics of study. I started tutoring as a math grad student working on my PhD, and continued on during and after my academic teaching. In many ways I prefer tutoring to teaching in a traditional classroom setting, because while tutoring I have the luxury of being able to respond specifically to a student’s concerns and craft my message for just one student at a time, as opposed to 30 or more. I’ve been teaching and/or tutoring math for almost 20 years now, and in that time, I’ve helped all ages and abilities to achieve their goals in a wide variety of topics in mathematics.

My primary goal as a tutor is to adapt to each individual's learning style in order to make learning as efficient and fun as possible. I've been told I have a knack for explaining mathematical concepts in a clear and concise way, which is fortunate for me because I genuinely enjoy helping students overcome frustrations to appreciate how much fun math can be.

I'm available to help with all levels of mathematics, including all K - 12 subjects, calculus, probability, statistics, finite math, discrete math, algebra, analysis, and many more.

My scheduling is flexible, whether you'd like to meet just once to get past a particular problem or topic, or more regularly to learn a new topic or improve your grade. So, whether you're in a class and looking to improve your grade, or you're a homeschooler looking to put together a class, or a busy professional getting ready to go back to school or develop a new skill, (or anything else!) let me know and I can help you get there!

Testimonials

"Easy to understand."

- Christine, Palatine, IL on 5/6/13
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Education

Cornell University
The University of New Hampshire
PhD

Education

Cornell University

The University of New Hampshire (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Cary, IL 60013

Damon’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ESL/ESOL
Science:
Microbiology
Computer:
Computer Science, Perl, PHP, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Business:
Finance
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Finance, SPSS, 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.


Damon’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Damon. View all of Damon’s resources

Original Equation:                     S/R + 5 = T/R Currently, R only appears in the denominators of the two fractions.  In order to solve for R, you'll need to move R up so it...


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