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Donald M.

Math and English Tutor Available in Hagerstown and Frederick Areas

Boonsboro, MD (21713)

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25 miles
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$50.00
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EDUCATION

2011: CELTA English-Teaching Certificate (University of Cambridge)
1999: Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences (Clemson University)

EXPERIENCE

2014-Present: Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV)
2012-2013: Elgin Community College (Elgin, IL)
2012: Sri Bestari Secondary School (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
2011-2012: CEDEI Language School (Cuenca, Ecuador)
2009-2010: The Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
2008-2009: Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH)
2008: Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
2006-2007: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, IN)
2002-2006: Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL)
2000-2002: United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
1999: Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA)
1993-1999: Clemson University (Clemson, SC)

METHODOLOGY

I have tutored math students since 1993, and have had the pleasure of seeing these students demonstrate marked improvement in their performances. I am patient in explaining concepts to students, and work hard to get them to show me that they both understand the concepts, and can solve the problems themselves. While adhering to a timetable is important, often it's not altogether necessary to make certain that we get through a certain amount of material in a given session. Rather, it's important that the student thoroughly understands each of the concepts we are able to address in the time allotted.

I also have experience in tutoring students in English, primarily in the area of TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). Patience in working with the student, and a varied approach that includes plenty of opportunities to speak, write, read and listen to English, are what's important here. You want to push the student to the edges of her or his "comfort zone" without overwhelming her or him, and a great way to do this is to get the student to speak to you, in English, about things that interest her or him.

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Donald’s subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading
Language:
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

ACT Math

EXPERIENCE: I have tutored students in ACT Exam preparation for over a decade. Students whom I tutor succeed not only because I help them learn the material, but also because they act on the time management and studying tips I give to them. My goal is to help create a well-rounded student, one who is able to translate the lessons he or she has learned under my tutelage to other endeavors.

BACKGROUND: Since 1993, I have taught mathematics courses ranging from algebra, geometry, and financial math to trigonometry, calculus, and differential equations at several institutions of higher learning, including Clemson University, The United States Military Academy, Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Wittenberg University, and The Pennsylvania State University.

Algebra 1

EXPERIENCE: Since 1993, I have both taught and tutored beginner, intermediate, and advanced algebra at the high school, community college, and university levels.

BACKGROUND: I have taught mathematics courses ranging from algebra, geometry, and financial math to trigonometry, calculus, and differential equations at several institutions of higher learning, including Clemson University, The United States Military Academy, Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Wittenberg University, and The Pennsylvania State University.

Algebra 2

I have nearly twenty years of experience in teaching and tutoring Algebra 2 in high schools and community colleges nationwide.

I also have a great deal of experience in teaching mathematics at the university level. I have taught math courses ranging from algebra, geometry, and financial math to trigonometry, calculus, and differential equations at several institutions of higher learning, including Clemson University, The United States Military Academy, Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Wittenberg University, and The Pennsylvania State University.

Calculus

I have tutored and taught both differential and integral calculus for almost twenty years. I have taught Calculus I and II at Clemson University, The United States Military Academy, Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Wittenberg University, and The Pennsylvania State University.

Differential Equations

I hold a Ph.D. in mathematics (Clemson University, 1999). I have twenty years of mathematics teaching experience at the college level. This includes experience in teaching differential equations. In addition to teaching differential equations, I have also tutored differential equations students for most of the past twenty years.

Discrete Math

I am highly qualified to tutor students in discrete math because I not only hold a Ph.D. in mathematics (Clemson University, 1999), but also because my area of mathematical research was in a branch of discrete mathematics. I have taught and tutored mathematics at the college level for the past twenty years. This experience includes both teaching discrete math courses and tutoring discrete math students.

English

I am highly qualified to tutor students in English for the following reasons.

(1) In one of my roles a university professor, I served with distinction as an assistant editor for an international journal which focuses on the history and mathematics of cryptology.

(2) I earned the CELTA English-teaching certificate, awarded by the University of Cambridge, in May 2011. I earned a grade of Pass B in my CELTA training, which puts me among the top quarter of CELTA trainees worldwide.

(3) I taught English to both professionals and high-school students at a language school in Cuenca, Ecuador. Also, I both taught and mentored teachers at a high school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; my duties included both serving as an expert in the English language, and being on call to teach English whenever needed.

ESL/ESOL

I am qualified to help students learn English as a second language for the following reasons:

(1) I hold the world's most prestigious English-teaching certificate, the CELTA, which is awarded by the University of Cambridge. I completed the training for this certificate in May 2011. I earned a grade of Pass B in my CELTA training, which puts me among the top quarter of CELTA trainees worldwide.

(2) I am qualified to help students improve their writing skills. In particular, from 2005 to 2007, I served as an assistant editor for an international journal which focuses on the history and mathematics of cryptology.

(3) I am qualified to help students improve their speaking skills. Specifically, I taught English to both professionals and high-school students at a language school in Cuenca, Ecuador. Also, I served as an expert in the English language at a high school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Geometry

EXPERIENCE: For over fifteen years, I have both taught and tutored geometry at the high school, community college, and university levels.

BACKGROUND: I have taught mathematics courses ranging from algebra, geometry, and financial math to trigonometry, calculus, and differential equations at several institutions of higher learning, including Clemson University, The United States Military Academy, Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Wittenberg University, and The Pennsylvania State University.

Linear Algebra

I am highly qualified to tutor students in linear algebra for the following reasons:

(1) I have a Ph.D. in mathematics (Clemson University, 1999).

(2) My area of mathematical research falls within the ambit of algebra and discrete mathematics, thus I understand, and am able to explain, concepts pertaining to linear algebra at an expert level.

(3) I have twenty years of experience in teaching and tutoring mathematics at the college and high school levels. In particular, I have experience in both teaching and tutoring linear algebra.

Prealgebra

I have both taught and tutored pre-algebra students for over fifteen years.

I have taught mathematics at several institutions of higher learning, including Clemson University, The United States Military Academy, Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Wittenberg University, and The Pennsylvania State University.

Precalculus

EXPERIENCE: Since 1993, I have both taught and tutored pre-calculus at the high school, community college, and university levels.

BACKGROUND: I have taught mathematics courses ranging from algebra, geometry, and financial math to trigonometry, calculus, and differential equations at several institutions of higher learning, including Clemson University, The United States Military Academy, Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Wittenberg University, and The Pennsylvania State University.

SAT Math

EXPERIENCE: I have assisted students in SAT Exam preparation for over a decade. Students whom I help prepare for the exam succeed not only because I help them learn the material, but also because they act on the time management and studying tips I give to them. My objective is to help create a well-rounded student, one who is able to translate the lessons he or she has learned under my tutelage to other endeavors.

BACKGROUND: Since 1993, I have taught mathematics courses ranging from algebra, geometry, and financial math to trigonometry, calculus, and differential equations at several institutions of higher learning, including Clemson University, The United States Military Academy, Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Wittenberg University, and The Pennsylvania State University.

Statistics

My qualifications are as follows:

(1) I have a Ph.D. in mathematical sciences. To earn the Ph.D., I had to successfully complete several courses in probability and statistics.

(2) I have real-world experience in using statistics, both as an analyst for the U.S. Army, and as a real estate agent.

(3) I have twenty years of experience in teaching and tutoring mathematics at the high school and college levels. This includes experience in teaching and tutoring statistics.

Trigonometry

EXPERIENCE: Since 1993, I have both taught and tutored trigonometry at the high school, community college, and university levels.

BACKGROUND: I have taught mathematics courses ranging from algebra, geometry, and financial math to trigonometry, calculus, and differential equations at several institutions of higher learning, including Clemson University, The United States Military Academy, Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Wittenberg University, and The Pennsylvania State University.

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Education

Bob Jones University

Clemson University, Clemson, SC (Master's)

Clemson University, Clemson, SC (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donald will travel within 25 miles of Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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