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Eric W.

South Bend, IN

$50/hr

Demystifying Mathematics: Reach a real understanding of Number

Background check passed as of 9/13/13
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Demystifying Mathematics: Reach a real understanding of Number

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I honestly believe that I can help anyone understand mathematics by demystifying it, leaving no questions unanswered and no concepts misunderstood from the most basic level of "what is a number?" Notice that I did not say that I can help you "get the right answer" which is a service offered by most tutors. Most of the people that I tutor remark "I actually understand what's going on now" or "I didn't realize it was so simple!"

What qualifies me to tutor mathematics, outside of my expert knowledge of the field and its history, are my natural abilities to both communicate effectively with students of all ages and to share my passion for the ideas of mathematics (most people have never met somebody who likes math as much as I, or so they tell me). I was the president of the very active FIU Math Club and have attracted dozens of new students to change their major to math. I am currently a PH.D. student in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame.

So please, let me share with you the secret world of mathematics and open your eyes to the eternal truth and beauty of the patterns we discover!

Subjects available for Tutoring:
elementary school - high school:
All subjects.

College:
Lower Division Mathematics:
intermediate algebra, college algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus 1, calculus 2, calculus 3, linear algebra, discrete math, finite math,

Upper Division Mathematics:
Introduction to proofs/mathematics, graph theory, abstract algebra, abstract algebra 2, real analysis, real analysis 2, complex analysis, axiomatic set theory, mathematical logic, college geometry, topology, algebraic geometry,

My work experience includes being a college algebra computer lab assistant from 2010-2012.
I've worked between 10-40 hours a week in this position over the two years helping freshmen college algebra students at FIU in a computer-integrated laboratory. This gave me experience tutoring several hundreds of students.

I was also a learning assistant from 2009-2013. I tutor students in intermediate algebra, calculus 1, calculus 2, linear algebra, introduction to advanced math.

Testimonials

"Knowledgeable and patient."

- Jack, Notre Dame, IN on 2/9/14

"Great experience"

- Tara, Elkhart, IN on 8/27/14

"Math Tutor with Style"

- Stephen, Miami Beach, FL on 6/14/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

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.

Linear Algebra

My understanding of linear algebra comes from taking the course at Florida International University as well as 6 other abstract algebra courses above linear algebra. I would say that I know this subject in and out.

Things in Linear Algebra:
Fields, Vector Spaces, Matrices, Determinants, Linear Transformations, Basis, Linear independence, direct sum, inner product, orthogonality, and much more.

Logic

My understanding of Logic comes from taking Mathematical Logic at Florida International University. The course was very deep and theoretical, beginning with predicate calculus and ending with Godel's completeness and incompleteness theorems. I understand this subject very well.

Florida International University
Mathematics
University of Notre Dame
Graduate Coursework

Education

Florida International University (Mathematics)

University of Notre Dame (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable and patient. — I needed a tutor for my son in Calculus as he transitioned from high school to college. Eric was an amazing resource with a very flexible schedule. His expertise in mathematics was evident, but his ability to teach what he knew helped my son do very well in the class. I would highly recommend Eric. He's a gem! ...

— Jack, Notre Dame, IN on 2/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eric will travel within 15 miles of South Bend, IN 46617.


About Eric

I honestly believe that I can help anyone understand mathematics by demystifying it, leaving no questions unanswered and no concepts misunderstood from the most basic level of "what is a number?" Notice that I did not say that I can help you "get the right answer" which is a service offered by most tutors. Most of the people that I tutor remark "I actually understand what's going on now" or "I didn't realize it was so simple!"

What qualifies me to tutor mathematics, outside of my expert knowledge of the field and its history, are my natural abilities to both communicate effectively with students of all ages and to share my passion for the ideas of mathematics (most people have never met somebody who likes math as much as I, or so they tell me). I was the president of the very active FIU Math Club and have attracted dozens of new students to change their major to math. I am currently a PH.D. student in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame.

So please, let me share with you the secret world of mathematics and open your eyes to the eternal truth and beauty of the patterns we discover!

Subjects available for Tutoring:
elementary school - high school:
All subjects.

College:
Lower Division Mathematics:
intermediate algebra, college algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus 1, calculus 2, calculus 3, linear algebra, discrete math, finite math,

Upper Division Mathematics:
Introduction to proofs/mathematics, graph theory, abstract algebra, abstract algebra 2, real analysis, real analysis 2, complex analysis, axiomatic set theory, mathematical logic, college geometry, topology, algebraic geometry,

My work experience includes being a college algebra computer lab assistant from 2010-2012.
I've worked between 10-40 hours a week in this position over the two years helping freshmen college algebra students at FIU in a computer-integrated laboratory. This gave me experience tutoring several hundreds of students.

I was also a learning assistant from 2009-2013. I tutor students in intermediate algebra, calculus 1, calculus 2, linear algebra, introduction to advanced math.

Testimonials

"Knowledgeable and patient."

- Jack, Notre Dame, IN on 2/9/14

"Great experience"

- Tara, Elkhart, IN on 8/27/14

"Math Tutor with Style"

- Stephen, Miami Beach, FL on 6/14/13

Education

Florida International University
Mathematics
University of Notre Dame
Graduate Coursework

Education

Florida International University (Mathematics)

University of Notre Dame (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of South Bend, IN 46617

Eric’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

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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