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Brian P.

Chicago, IL

$55/hr

PhD Student Available to Tutor Math & Statistics - All Levels

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I'm a fourth year PhD candidate at University of Illinois at Chicago studying Game Theory, Probability and Statistics. I am also a TA and I enjoy the teaching aspect of my program very much. I have been an active math tutor both professionally and for friends for the past few years and I love the experience of helping someone gain an understanding of mathematics. I hope to ignite the same love of the subject that I have, but at the very least helping students gain a proficiency and mastery of the subject is very satisfying.

I'm a patient person, good listener and communicator. I work well with students from middle school through college and I can tutor all K-12 math, including college Calculus, Probability, Statistics, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, and other subjects. I have flexible days and afternoons, and I can get around Chicago without difficulty.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials

"A truly gifted tutor!!"

- Dan, Chicago, IL on 6/5/13

"Good experience"

- Cherie, Chicago, IL on 12/11/14

"Professional and Bright Tutor!"

- Kate, Chicago, IL on 1/15/14

"Best Tutor Out There"

- Christina, Chicago, IL on 8/8/13

"Amazing tutor!"

- Melissa, Chicago, IL on 8/5/13

"Wonderful Excel Tutor"

- Molly, Chicago, IL on 6/10/13

"Brian is an excellent tutor!"

- Justin, Chicago, IL on 6/9/13

"A Huge Help"

- George, Chicago, IL on 1/17/13

"Great Tutor for Statistics"

- William, Wilmette, IL on 11/18/12

"Great Tutor!"

- David, Chicago, IL on 9/19/12

"Patient and great resource for Stats and Probability"

- D, Chicago, IL on 9/17/12

"Worked some kind of statistical miracle"

- Shannon, Chicago, IL on 6/29/12

"GREAT TUTOR, very available and good teacher!"

- Brandy, Chicago, IL on 5/29/12

"Effective tutor and very reliable!"

- Dianne, Chicago, IL on 5/10/12

"Excellent Instructor, Commanding knowledge of Mathematics"

- David, Chicago, IL on 3/16/12

"a great help"

- Tricia, Wilmette, IL on 12/11/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Computer:
Computer Programming,
Computer Science, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, PHP, SQL, Visual Basic, Web Design
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, SQL, Statistics, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Computer Programming

I've been programming ever since I was a child (1990 or so, I was 9 years old). I began programming in GWBASIC, and graduated to more complex languages as I got older - Q Basic, C++ and Visual C++ and soon got into webpage design and learned HTML and Javascript. In college I received a Bachelors in Computer Science and was introduced to many languages but PHP in particular was a language I fell in love with. Working in finance, a heavy emphasis was on Excel and I became adept at programming Excel macros with Visual Basic.
I'm very comfortable with computer programming in general, and although each language has its own quirks and differences, the general principles are the same and similar techniques can be adapted to fit whatever language is required.

Discrete Math

I took discrete math undergraduate at Tufts and received an A. Topics included set theory, graph theory, combinatorics. Since then I have worked as a TA for "Finite Mathematics for Business" which had a major component of counting (combinations, permutations) problems, and linear programming, both of which are common in discrete math. Other topics in which I am well versed are formulation of proofs, which is a major component of most discrete math courses, as well as introductory logic.

Linear Algebra

I took Linear Algebra during my undergraduate time at Tufts and received an A. Since that time I have taught a course in Mathematics for Business for which half the semester was focused on working with matrices to solve systems of linear equations and other applications (such as linear programming and input-output analysis problems) which used matrices.

Brian’s Resources

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Just looking at this problem, assuming nothing, we follow the order of operations: 2*y /5 *x /4 /6 *x Numerator: 2y*5*x*x = 10x2y Denominator: 5*4*6 = 120 So it would simplify to x2y/12 But if, for example, you mean that we divide by (6x), then that changes things.

Tufts University
Fairfield University
Master's

Education

Tufts University

Fairfield University (Master's)

A truly gifted tutor!! — Brian was instrumental in helping me pass a graduate level mathematical statistics exam. No matter how difficult the material was Brian always had an exceptional understanding of the material. He patiently and thoroughly explained difficult probability and statistical concepts until it made sense to me. Brian was also very flexible in scheduling times to meet and very reliable. I would highly ...

— Dan, Chicago, IL on 6/5/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60613.


About Brian

I'm a fourth year PhD candidate at University of Illinois at Chicago studying Game Theory, Probability and Statistics. I am also a TA and I enjoy the teaching aspect of my program very much. I have been an active math tutor both professionally and for friends for the past few years and I love the experience of helping someone gain an understanding of mathematics. I hope to ignite the same love of the subject that I have, but at the very least helping students gain a proficiency and mastery of the subject is very satisfying.

I'm a patient person, good listener and communicator. I work well with students from middle school through college and I can tutor all K-12 math, including college Calculus, Probability, Statistics, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, and other subjects. I have flexible days and afternoons, and I can get around Chicago without difficulty.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials

"A truly gifted tutor!!"

- Dan, Chicago, IL on 6/5/13

"Good experience"

- Cherie, Chicago, IL on 12/11/14

"Professional and Bright Tutor!"

- Kate, Chicago, IL on 1/15/14

"Best Tutor Out There"

- Christina, Chicago, IL on 8/8/13

"Amazing tutor!"

- Melissa, Chicago, IL on 8/5/13

"Wonderful Excel Tutor"

- Molly, Chicago, IL on 6/10/13

"Brian is an excellent tutor!"

- Justin, Chicago, IL on 6/9/13

"A Huge Help"

- George, Chicago, IL on 1/17/13

"Great Tutor for Statistics"

- William, Wilmette, IL on 11/18/12

"Great Tutor!"

- David, Chicago, IL on 9/19/12

"Patient and great resource for Stats and Probability"

- D, Chicago, IL on 9/17/12

"Worked some kind of statistical miracle"

- Shannon, Chicago, IL on 6/29/12

"GREAT TUTOR, very available and good teacher!"

- Brandy, Chicago, IL on 5/29/12

"Effective tutor and very reliable!"

- Dianne, Chicago, IL on 5/10/12

"Excellent Instructor, Commanding knowledge of Mathematics"

- David, Chicago, IL on 3/16/12

"a great help"

- Tricia, Wilmette, IL on 12/11/11
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Education

Tufts University
Fairfield University
Master's

Education

Tufts University

Fairfield University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60613

Brian’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Computer:
Computer Programming,
Computer Science, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, PHP, SQL, Visual Basic, Web Design
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, SQL, Statistics, Web Design

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.


Brian’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 Brian. View all of Brian’s resources

Just looking at this problem, assuming nothing, we follow the order of operations: 2*y /5 *x /4 /6 *x Numerator: 2y*5*x*x = 10x2y Denominator: 5*4*6 = 120 So it would simplify to x2y/12 But if, for example, you mean that we divide by (6x), then that changes things.


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