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Joe F.

Learn Calculus from an Actuary!

Carmel, IN (46032)

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If you're looking for a mathematician as a math tutor, I'm your guy. Although I have tutored most branches of mathematics, my focus is now Calculus and Pre-Calculus, both at the high school and college level. There is significant student demand for a qualified calculus tutor, especially with respect to online courses.

I come equipped with a BS in Mathematics from Marshall University (cum laude). I have taught high school mathematics to grades 9 through 12. I taught college prep mathematics to advanced high school seniors, and after college I even tutored some of my former high school math teachers working on advanced degrees.

I spent most of my career as a multi-credentialed Enrolled actuary (FSA, FCA, MAAA) and president of an actuarial firm. From time to time I assisted students who were studying for actuarial exams. I took an early retirement in 2011, but still wanted to stay active in the area that I love best... mathematics. Mathematics is my native language. Additionally, I teach chess and can help chemistry and physics students with the underlying mathematics that is so utterly prevalent in those subjects.

Related Hobbies and Interests:

I have been a Cub Scout Den Leader, Coach for Carmel Dads Club Basketball, Baseball, Football and Soccer programs, and when my wife and twin boys aren't keeping me busy, I love to read books on American and World History.

Travel:

Finally, because of the number of students that I have, I do not have time to travel. I do all of my tutoring out of the Carmel Public Library located on Main Street in Carmel directly across from Carmel High School.

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Joe’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Calculus, Differential Equations, Precalculus, Trigonometry
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ACT Math

Calculus

Put at its simplest, Calculus deals with rate of change and area under a curve. In particular, differential calculus addresses rate of change in the determination of critical points of functions, maximum and minimum points, inflection points, related rate problems, optimization problems, slopes of functions at specific points and many, many other things. Integral Calculus focuses on issues relating to area under a curve. In a sense it is differential Calculus going backwards. Determining area, volume, cost/revenue/profit, and many other things utilize this form of Calculus. If you need someone to help you sort all of this out, I'm your guy. I work to simplify Calculus concepts for my students by utilizing practical examples and problems and have had great success.

Precalculus

In order to reach the mysterious lands of Calculus you must first pass through the valley of Precalculus, and it's not an easy trip! But Precalculus forms the building blocks of Calculus and your success in Calculus will be directly related to the strength of your Precalculus building blocks.

Precalculus is a difficult subject mainly because it is an extremely broad math subject. You will learn about all kinds of functions, one-to-one functions, even functions, odd functions, power functions, logarithmic functions, exponential functions and many more. You will have to learn how to translate, reflect and dilate these functions. You will have to learn how to graph all of these functions. You will have to learn how to find the roots of these functions.

And then there is the trigonometry part of Precalculus. What is meant by radians, angular motion, sin/cos/tangent, amplitude and phase shift, trig identities, graphing trig functions, the list goes on and on.

There is much more material in Precalculus than I've described here but you get the idea and you can get through it with a good grade. If you need someone to help you through this maze of topics, I'm your guy. I will simplify the concepts with examples and problems which will help you understand them and succeed in your class work.

Trigonometry

Please see my description of Precalculus for a discussion on Trigonometry.

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Education

Marshall University (Mathematics)

What A Wonderful AP Calculus Tutor Joe is a wonderful tutor who happily goes the extra mile to help his students. At the beginning of the year, my daughter was having trouble understanding her AP Calculus class. Within a month of tutoring, she had brought her C/D up to a B, and by the end of the year she received an A as her final grade and a 5 on the AP Calculus test. There were several times when Joe changed his schedule, so tha ...

— Sheila from Westfield, IN on 7/8/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $42.00

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