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Mason K.

Silver Spring, MD


Math Troubles? I can help!

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Background check passed as of 11/5/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
71 Ratings
9hrs Response Time
Great tutor, good with an energetic kid
— Karen, Washington, DC on 8/20/14

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Ohio University


Ohio University (Mathematics)

About Mason

All through my college and high school experience I tutored in math. I've helped high school students prepare for the SATs and geometry exams, and I've helped graduate students survive differential equations. At university I worked as a supplemental calculus teacher, and feel most confident with calculus topics, but certainly can handle anything as long as I get a day to review the material. I love working with different students, and connecting with students in their unique learning styles.

Hmmmm - my favorite teacher?
Probably my thesis adviser or my high school history teacher. My thesis adviser can present any problem in a relatable way. I aspire to this kind of empathy. My high school teacher was the first guy to see me skating through school and challenged me to think and work hard. The kind of guy who would talk to his students about getting B's if he thought they were slacking and should be getting A's...

I want it to say somewhere in my profile that I don't own a car and am happy to meet in the DC metro area right now.
All through my college and high school experience I tutored in math. I've helped high school students prepare for the SATs and geometry exams, and I've helped graduate students survive Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor, good with an energetic kid"

- Karen, Washington, DC on 8/20/14

"Excellent tutor."

- Sukirti, Rockville, MD on 1/4/13


- Matthew, Glen Burnie, MD on 12/7/12

"Mason is a wonderful tutor!"

- Joni, Athens, OH on 3/13/12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
C#, Computer Programming, General Computer, HTML, JavaScript,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, SQL, Web Design
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Special Needs:
Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Finance, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, SQL, Web Design

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Algebra 2

Functions and everything you have ever wanted to know about functions:
Completing the square.
Rational roots theorem.
Difference Quotient.
Solving linear systems.


I love chess and teach at a few after school programs and teach privately.

I play chess online and I am also a tournament player:

Differential Equations

At Ohio University, I led a study group though two courses Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) and Partial Differential equations (PDEs).
In ODEs we focused on solving pure-time, autonomous, separable, linear, Bernoulli, homogeneous and exact DEs; drawing phase portraits and using Laplace Transforms to solve ODEs.

In PDEs we focused on solving boundary value problems and the wave equation.

Discrete Math

I took several discrete mathematics courses in college. I have a few students who I've helped improve their understanding of sets, relations, functions, algorithms, mathematical induction, finance and difference equations. Usually when meeting discrete math students I bring Discrete Mathematics by Richard Johnsonbaugh. The advanced concepts of discrete math crept their way into my undergraduate thesis in form of complexity of algorithms.


I worked as a Web Designer for 8 months at company called InfoStrat. Javascript is an important part of making webpages dynamic and exciting. I am familiar with the basic elements of Javascript and would recommend w3schools and jsfiddle for anyone who wants to get started.


I would consider myself an experienced Matlab user. My work experience includes writing a graphical user interface for research group where we explored the connections between continuous flows and Boolean Networks. Also I acted as team programmer in an international mathematical; modeling competition and received an Honorable mention. Matlab is great software for writing functions, plotting graphs, symbolic integration or just simple arithmetic.

Ohio University


Ohio University (Mathematics)

Great tutor, good with an energetic kid — Mason has been teaching math to my 7 year old son for several months and we are very happy with him. My son loves math so we wanted someone who could just spend some time with him exploring the subject. Mason has been able to keep up with his energy - stopping to go for a quick walk around the house or otherwise redirecting his focus and then bringing him back to the subject at hand. Additionall ...

— Karen, Washington, DC on 8/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mason will travel within 10 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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