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Edwin R.

Troy, MI

$40/hr

Math and Science Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/22/12
Usually responds in about 1 hour

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I'm an experienced math and science tutor and instructor. I've been teaching for the past 13 years. Prior to teaching, I worked as an engineer for over ten years in the chemical industry. I've completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's in Mathematics Education. I am fully state certified and credentialed and highly qualified under No Child Left Behind.

Because of my experience in engineering, I have a unique perspective on the application of many of the topics I teach. I'm thoughtful and creative and confident I can help your student be successful.

Testimonials

"Wonderful educator, patient, very clear, instills confidence"

- Dyan, Grosse Ile, MI on 12/3/12

"Quickly able to relate"

- Kathy, Clawson, MI on 2/14/13

"Explains problems step by step."

- Kristy, Westland, MI on 2/9/13

"Very Professional and Prepared"

- Marsha, Grosse Pointe, MI on 1/10/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
Computer:
AutoCAD
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of 11th grade.

These include Pre-Algebra, Elementary & Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry and Trigonometry. Students often worry unnecessarily over the fact that Trigonometry is included, however, this usually only accounts for 4 problems.

I'm available to help you prepare for the ACT. Feel free to contact me!

Algebra 1

The main goal of Algebra 1 is to provide students with a thorough and extensive study of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities and graphing on the xy-coordinate system. Typically, Algebra 1 courses also cover functions, at least at an introductory level. Absolute value equations and inequalities are also covered in most Algebra 1 courses. A variety of other topics may be included, depending on the particular course.


Algebra 2

Algebra 2 typically involves the study of families of function. Most courses cover 3rd degree or higher polynomials, rational expressions, radical equations, logarithmic and exponential equations, probability, sequences and series, and an introduction to trigonometry.

Depending on the textbook, the course may include other topics. Whatever the situation, I'm more than happy to help you master any and all of these areas.

AutoCAD

I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and I worked for approximately 10 years in various engineering roles for corporations utilizing AutoCad and other CAD software. For the past ten years I have been employed as a teacher, and have taught AutoCad, CATIA, and UG, as well as Algebra 2, Precalculus, and Physics at the high school level. I have a great deal of experience teaching and using most commercial software programs for drafting and modeling. I work at a career and technical education center in Oakland County, Michigan.

Geometry

Most high school level courses in Geometry include the study of geometric concepts from an algebraic perspective. This includes a study of both two and three dimensional shapes, congruence, similarity, transformations and the relationships between geometric shapes. Proofs are typically covered, usually in a two column format, although that depends on the district and the text.

I'm available to help you master the concepts in Geometry. Contact me to set up a time to meet and discuss your needs.

Precalculus

Typical topics in precalculus include sequences and series, trigonometric functions and identities, matrices, logarithmic and exponential functions, and conic sections. Usually polynomials are covered, specifically the rational zero's theorem and factoring and solving higher order polynomials.

Each course may vary in terms of other topics, but often times parametric and polar equations are included, and the idea of limit is usually introduced as well as the idea of difference quotients as derivatives.

Whatever the particular topics in your class, I am ready to help you master these ideas. Feel free to contact me for help.

Edwin’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 Edwin. View all of Edwin’s resources

I believe this isn't an absolute value function, but rather a greatest integer function.  Can you clarify for us, is this absolute value or greatest integer?

Wayne State University
B.S. Mechanical Eng.
Wayne State University, Mathematics Education
Master's

Education

Wayne State University (B.S. Mechanical Eng.)

Wayne State University, Mathematics Education (Master's)

Wonderful educator, patient, very clear, instills confidence — My daughter is in 9th grade and taking 10th grade geometry. She is struggling a bit, where she has always gotten A's in Math. We thought it was due to a new teacher's teaching methods. Ed very calmly started working with my daughter. He worked with her on her daily homework to assess her strengths and weakness to determine what was going on. Because he is a Geometry teacher and has taught sev ...

— Dyan, Grosse Ile, MI on 12/3/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Edwin will travel within 30 miles of Troy, MI 48084.


About Edwin

I'm an experienced math and science tutor and instructor. I've been teaching for the past 13 years. Prior to teaching, I worked as an engineer for over ten years in the chemical industry. I've completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's in Mathematics Education. I am fully state certified and credentialed and highly qualified under No Child Left Behind.

Because of my experience in engineering, I have a unique perspective on the application of many of the topics I teach. I'm thoughtful and creative and confident I can help your student be successful.

Testimonials

"Wonderful educator, patient, very clear, instills confidence"

- Dyan, Grosse Ile, MI on 12/3/12

"Quickly able to relate"

- Kathy, Clawson, MI on 2/14/13

"Explains problems step by step."

- Kristy, Westland, MI on 2/9/13

"Very Professional and Prepared"

- Marsha, Grosse Pointe, MI on 1/10/13
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Education

Wayne State University
B.S. Mechanical Eng.
Wayne State University, Mathematics Education
Master's

Education

Wayne State University (B.S. Mechanical Eng.)

Wayne State University, Mathematics Education (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Troy, MI 48084

Edwin’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
Computer:
AutoCAD
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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.


Edwin’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 Edwin. View all of Edwin’s resources

I believe this isn't an absolute value function, but rather a greatest integer function.  Can you clarify for us, is this absolute value or greatest integer?


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