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Oren S.

Bethesda, MD

$40/hr

Mathematics and Computer Science Tutor

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Background check passed as of 1/31/13

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 students of all ages 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.

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

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

"Very understanding, Kind and smart "

- Kaitlyn, Atlanta, GA on 3/23/15

"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
Science:
ACT Science
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Java,
Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

The ACT math section is made up of pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry, and I can teach any or all of those subjects.

Algebra 1

A solid algebra foundation is necessary for almost all later math classes. A student who cannot understand algebra 1 concepts will have great difficulty in their future mathematics endeavors. Algebra 1 typically includes subjects such as factoring and the quadratic formula. I am familiar with the MCPS curriculum.

Algebra 2

A solid algebra foundation is necessary for almost all later math classes. Algebra 2 typically includes subjects related to a great variety of functions as well as systems of equations. I am familiar with the MCPS curriculum.

Calculus

Although calculus is one of the more boring parts of mathematics, it is generally used in today's schools as the top-level test of mathematical ability. It is also highly important for many applications in physics. I have completed BC calculus (with a 5), multivariable calculus, and differential equations, although I only tutor AB calculus (or introductory calculus).

Computer Programming

I am a Computer Science major and I can program in C++, Java, Python, and MIPS.

Computer Science

I am a computer science major. While pursuing my degree, I have accrued experience programming in Java, C++, Python, MIPS, and SQL, and using MS Word, Excel, Access, Visio and Project. I have extensive experience creating games, databases, mock business presentations, and other projects, as well as helping others reach their own computer-related goals.

Discrete Math

Discrete math is my favorite subject. I can assist with inductive proofs, symbolic logic, the pigeonhole principle, the four color theorem, and other discrete math topics. I easily got an A in my discrete math class at college, and I helped several of my peers who had some difficulty in the class.

Geometry

Geometry is a very important subject with roots in ancient Greece. It is also of great interest to me. A solid geometry foundation is generally necessary for subjects such as precalculus and calculus. In my experience, students may struggle with geometry because they are unused to thinking visually, or they have difficulty grasping the logical constructs necessary for proof. I can assist students in any aspects of geometry. Additionally, I am familiar with the MCPS curriculum.

Java

I understand OOP and I have spent time programming in Java, as well as assisting peers with their Java programming. I scored a 5 on the AP exam in Java.

Microsoft Access

I have experience working with both MS Access 2010 and 2013. I can assist with the conceptualization and normalization of a database as well as specifics of using the software, such as importing and exporting data, creating tables, queries, and reports, using a switchboard, and much more!

Prealgebra

Prealgebra typically includes subjects such as graphing, properties of numbers, and simple geometry and probability problems. I am familiar with the MCPS Math 6, Math 7, Algebra Prep, and IM programs.

Precalculus

Precalculus almost always includes trigonometry, and typically includes other subjects such as vectors, 3D geometry, and introductory discrete mathematics. Due to its varied nature, students may be very adept at one facet of precalculus while they struggle with another. I can provide assistance with any precalculus topic, whether or not I have listed it above. Additionally, I am familiar with the MCPS curriculum.

Probability

Probability, especially conditional probability, is a highly interesting subject. I have good experience with the material and I have an aptitude for solving probability-related word problems. I can tutor in probability on the middle-school and high-school levels, as well as the introductory college level.

SAT Math

The SAT math section is made up of numbers and operations, algebra and functions, geometry and measurement, and data analysis, statistics, and probability. I can teach any or all of those subjects.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is the study of the circular functions, and it is all about triangles. I have experience with trigonometry. It is part of the MCPS geometry and precalculus curricula.

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

One centimeter and one decimeter are both units on the metric scale.  Since the metric scale uses SI prefixes, it is very easy to compare units.   1 kilometer=10 hectometers 1 hectometer=10 decameters 1 decameter=10 meters 1 meter=10 decimeters 1 decimeter=10 centimeters 1...

There are three envelopes which each have independent choices between three options.  Thus, there are a total of 3*3*3=27 different ways the money can be configured.   Of those 27 ways, four of them add up to exactly $60:   1.  $5+$5+$50 2.  $5+$50+$5 3...

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 students of all ages 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

"Very understanding, Kind and smart "

- Kaitlyn, Atlanta, GA on 3/23/15

"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

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

Science:
ACT Science
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Java,
Microsoft Excel

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

One centimeter and one decimeter are both units on the metric scale.  Since the metric scale uses SI prefixes, it is very easy to compare units.   1 kilometer=10 hectometers 1 hectometer=10 decameters 1 decameter=10 meters 1 meter=10 decimeters 1 decimeter=10 centimeters 1...

There are three envelopes which each have independent choices between three options.  Thus, there are a total of 3*3*3=27 different ways the money can be configured.   Of those 27 ways, four of them add up to exactly $60:   1.  $5+$5+$50 2.  $5+$50+$5 3...


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