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Oren S.

Bethesda, MD

$40/hr

Mathematics and Computer Science Tutor

Background check passed as of 1/31/13
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Mathematics and Computer Science Tutor

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Hello. My name is Oren and I graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 2011. I am a National Merit Scholar Finalist. I originally attended University of Delaware and I am currently a math and computer science major at Washington College. I have extensive experience tutoring my peers and younger students in a variety of subjects.

My philosophy for teaching is that it is insufficient for the student to merely memorize a formula; it is necessary to understand the formula's derivation as well as its potential applications. This leads to a much greater understanding of the subject material. Additionally, I believe that although mathematics is far easier than most people believe, its plethora of terminology and proliferation of formulas, as well as the unique way in which it is written, compounds its difficulty and confuses aspiring mathematicians. I like to make abstruse material accessible for the struggling student.

I also believe that math and computer science are two of the most creativity-dependent subjects. Certainly they cannot be thoroughly understood through rote memorization.

Testimonials

"Math magician: turns tough math into a breeze."

- Janean, Kensington, MD on 6/4/13

"Saved My Degree!"

- Jamelle, Washington, DC on 7/30/13

"Knows what he is doing."

- Casey, Bethesda, MD on 6/9/13

"Great experience"

- Gordon, Bethesda, MD on 5/1/13

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Oren’s Resources

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d+ 2d - 8 = 0 (answer)

As has been noted above, the problem can be solved both factoring and the quadratic formula.  If you can't factor or remember the formula, you can also solve it using a process called completing the square. First, divide the equation through by a, and subtract c from both sides...

Washington College
Math and Computer Science

Education

Washington College (Math and Computer Science)

Math magician: turns tough math into a breeze. — After a second lesson with Oren, my 17 year old son has never been more excited about math. Again he commented how Oren made really tough math seem simple. I am so pleased that I found a good match! As the lessons continue, Oren is consistently capable of making math understandable and accessible to my son. I am so pleased that we found someone whose teaching style is crafted to fit the learning ...

— Janean, Kensington, MD on 6/4/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Any student over 20 miles from my location will be charged $46 per hour.

Travel policy

Oren will travel within 20 miles of Bethesda, MD 20816.


About Oren

Hello. My name is Oren and I graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 2011. I am a National Merit Scholar Finalist. I originally attended University of Delaware and I am currently a math and computer science major at Washington College. I have extensive experience tutoring my peers and younger students in a variety of subjects.

My philosophy for teaching is that it is insufficient for the student to merely memorize a formula; it is necessary to understand the formula's derivation as well as its potential applications. This leads to a much greater understanding of the subject material. Additionally, I believe that although mathematics is far easier than most people believe, its plethora of terminology and proliferation of formulas, as well as the unique way in which it is written, compounds its difficulty and confuses aspiring mathematicians. I like to make abstruse material accessible for the struggling student.

I also believe that math and computer science are two of the most creativity-dependent subjects. Certainly they cannot be thoroughly understood through rote memorization.

Testimonials

"Math magician: turns tough math into a breeze."

- Janean, Kensington, MD on 6/4/13

"Saved My Degree!"

- Jamelle, Washington, DC on 7/30/13

"Knows what he is doing."

- Casey, Bethesda, MD on 6/9/13

"Great experience"

- Gordon, Bethesda, MD on 5/1/13
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Education

Washington College
Math and Computer Science

Education

Washington College (Math and Computer Science)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Any student over 20 miles from my location will be charged $46 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bethesda, MD 20816

Oren’s Subjects

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.


Oren’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 Oren. View all of Oren’s resources

d+ 2d - 8 = 0 (answer)

As has been noted above, the problem can be solved both factoring and the quadratic formula.  If you can't factor or remember the formula, you can also solve it using a process called completing the square. First, divide the equation through by a, and subtract c from both sides...


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