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Devin S.

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Pinckney, MI (48169)

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My Motto: With each concept I did not know, there’s always a journey. Even if I don't know something, I will strive to learn it. This motto has proven to be very invaluable… even early on throughout high school as I received a full academic scholarship to a well respected and prestigious university.

It's an important quality for someone to know a lot, but I find that the most important quality is an undying motivation to help a student get better and to find a common ground so that a student can relate and retain the information.

This is what I bring to the table.

As a graduate of Transylvania University, I understand the struggles that school life presents. Either the teacher doesn't explain things in a way the student understands, or the student happens to lack the motivation necessary to be successful in that class. Keeping this in mind, I will provide the best structure, information, and strategy(ies) possible to give your student ultimate success in their math class.

I have tutored various levels of math at various ages/abilities. My tutoring first started when I was in high school in an after school program. Mainly, I would help with algebra (1 and 2) and Geometry. Occasionally, I would venture over to the adjacent middle school to help with pre-algebra related issues. When I entered college, I sought purpose. I decided to continue tutoring.

After that, I have been a tutored for college students at Transylvania University helping with more and more subjects as I progressed through my major (Mathematics). Currently, in addition to high school level subjects, I can help with Calculus (I,II,III), Linear Algebra, and most Mathematics topics in general.

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Devin’s subjects

Corporate Training:
C++, General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish, SQL, Statistics, Web Design
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, Praxis, SAT Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish, Statistics
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar
Music:
Guitar
History:
Geography
Language:
Computer:
C, C++, Computer Programming, Computer Science, General Computer, HTML, Java, Linux, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Perl, Python, SAS, SQL, Web Design
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, Grammar, Proofreading

ACT Math

60 challenging math questions and only 60 minutes to take it. Need help? The areas covered in this test range from pre-algebra to pre-calculus.

Actuarial Science

I am studying to be an actuary. I have passed exam P with an 8 and exam FM with a 9. I can tutor in either of these subjects. I would prefer to tutor exam P as it is more conceptual.

Algebra 1

Explore the first step in mathematics in high school. Algebra allows you to take problems (even word problems) and assign variables to solve for unknowns.

Algebra 2

Algebra II is a continuation of Algebra I where functions are bumped up from linear ones to quadratics (and all polynomials), rationals, and logarithmic.

C++

Following my Computer Science minor, I have had a lot of experience with C++. Using Linux with a G++ compiler, I've learned the basics of C++ such as iteration, recursion, project/output files, and much more.

Calculus

Find the limit, differentiate and integrate functions in this college level subject.

Geometry

Learn two-column proofs, axioms and postulates, and area and volume formulas.

HTML

Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is the integrated language within IE that allows you to, from your very own notepad, create simplistic websites.

Linear Algebra

I took Linear Algebra at Transylvania and got an A in the class. I have also worked with matrices on MATLAB as well as the BASIC language for Texas Instruments.

MATLAB

I have tutored MATLAB at Vanderbilt University. I understand the basic functions as well as the more advanced features with MATLAB such as data tracing. I feel confident I can assist anyone in this subject.

Praxis

While I have not taken the Praxis test, I have tutored it before to a graduate student at WKU (Western Kentucky University); she is currently a Special Needs Educator for Warren Co. School System and she passed all parts of her Praxis except for math the first time. After working with me, not only did she pass; she passed with flying colors.

Spanish

I have lots of experience with verb tenses (conjugation) and a moderate amount of vocabulary.

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Education

Transylvania University (Mathematics)

Great tutor! I took calculus 1 last semester and found it to be very difficult. I ended up with a not so pleasing grade, so I'm retaking it this semester. I just got my first test back and I made an A on it. I can give a lot of this credit to Devin. He's a great tutor. He's very good at explaining concepts I could not grasp last semester. He's very knowledgeable on the subject and patient. He's also really ni ...

— Maylee from Richmond, KY on 2/13/13);

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Devin will travel within 40 miles of Pinckney, MI 48169.

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