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Brian P.

PhD Student Available to Tutor Middle School through Graduate Math

Chicago, IL (60611)

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Brian's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
General Computer
HTML
Microsoft Excel
SQL
Statistics
Web Design
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
SAT Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Calculus
Geometry
Prealgebra
Precalculus
SAT Math
Statistics
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Computer:
Computer Programming more »
Computer Science
General Computer
HTML
Microsoft Excel
PHP
SQL
Visual Basic
Web Design
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Calculus
Discrete Math more »
Geometry
Linear Algebra more »
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Probability
SAT Math
Statistics
Trigonometry

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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.

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