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Algebra 1

Topics I cover include the following: absolute value equations and inequalities, completing the square, distant formula, elimination method solving two equations, factoring difference of squares, factoring trinomials, factoring perfect squares, FOIL method, linear inequalities, properties of real numbers, Pythagorean theorem, Quadratic formula and equations ( parabolas ), radical equations and expressions, simplifying radicals, slope, and solving systems of equations by graphing. I tutored a student...
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Algebra 2

Topics include complex numbers, combinations, conic sections: circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, parabolas, direct and inverse variation, dividing polynomials, exponents, exponential and log equations, factoring with Berry method, inverse functions, logarithmic properties, introduction to matricies, nth roots and radical operations, operations on functions, polynomial functions, permutations, quadratic functions, radical equations and expressions, solving rational equations, rational exponents, graphing...
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Calculus

First semester topics I cover include the following: analysis of graphs, limits of functions, asymptotic and unbounded behavior, continuity, derivatives: concepts, at a point, and as a function, second derivatives, integrals: interpretation, properties, applications, technique, numerical approximation, fundamental theorem of calculus, and antidifferentation. Second semester topics include convergence tests for series, Taylor and Maclaurin series, use of parametric equations, polar functions, arc...
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Geometry

Topics include angle relationships, area overview, circles - inscribed angles, circles intro, deductive reasoning, geometric mean, inductive reasoning, isosceles triangles, parallel lines and transversals, parallelograms, proofs with angles, CPCTC, segments, and triangles, similarity, squares and rhombi, triangles (30-60-90) and (45-45-90), and triangle congruence (ASA and AAS).

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Physics

Topics I cover include the following: kinematics ( vectors, vector algebra, components of vectors, coordinate systems, displacement, velocity, and acceleration), Newtons laws of motion, work, energy, power, systems of particles, linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, oscillations and gravitation, electrostatics, conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and electromagnetism.

I have also tutored an AP physics C student for both courses I and II...
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Prealgebra

Topics I cover include the following: operations in the right order, evaluate expressions, identify properties, equations with variables, coordinate system and ordered pairs, inequalities, absolute value, adding and subtracting integers, multiplication and division with integers, different ways to solve equations, calculating the area and perimeter, solving inequalities, understanding inequalities and equations, monomials and adding or subtracting polynomials, powers and exponents, multiplying...
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Precalculus

Topics I cover include the following: sets, real numbers, complex numbers, solving inequalities and equations, properties of functions, composite functions, polynomial functions, rational functions, trigonometry, trigonometric functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities, conic sections, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, sequences and series, binomial theorem, vectors, parametric equations, polar coordinates, matrices and determinants, mathematical induction, and limits....
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Trigonometry

Topics I cover include the following: the unit circle, graphs and properties of circular functions, angles and rotations, right triangle trigonometry, graphs of transformed trigonometric functions, fundamental trigonometric identities, proving trigonometric identities, sum difference double and half angle formulas, inverses of trigonometric functions, solving trigonometric equations, right triangle applications, law of sines and cosines, modeling periodic phenomena, trigonometric form of complex...
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SAT Math

There are many books and videos out there with strategies on how to make the SAT easier. Everyone seems to have their own ideas. I do subscribe to the idea of back solving answers from the multiple choices available and I encourage plugging in random numbers for variables to test algebraic equalities and inequalities. I give my students a free copy of the official SAT study guide which includes 10 practice tests. I go over with the student as many of these tests as he/she would like. We can even...
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GRE

The quantitative section of the GRE is very similar to the quantitative section of the SAT. The SAT does not require algebra and geometry skills beyond the 10th grade and the GRE is similar in its skill requirement. I have tutored students on the SAT for over a hundred hours and I know what to expect. I can help you with actual GRE questions in the same way that I help SAT students. I can even let you borrow GRE math flash cards. I will allow you to take a quantitative skill test and I will assess...
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ASVAB

I took a vocational aptitude test when I applied for the Coast Guard, and I made the highest score the recruiter had ever seen. I also took a vocational math test for a computer school, and I also scored almost 100%. Finally, I took a general vocational aptitude test which covered English, math, spatial recognition, logical reasoning, and mechanics, and I scored a 10 on all subjects including a perfect score on the math section. None of these tests allowed the use of a calculator.

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ACT Math

The ACT math test is very similar to the SAT test for math. Both tests can be improved by studying practice tests with a tutor by their side to answer any questions the student might have. There are 60 questions on this portion of the ACT and 60 minutes will be allowed to take the test. Time management wil be covered by the tutor.

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ACT Science

I studied science intently as a young man and being an engineer, I am quite familiar with reading and interpreting charts, graphs and diagrams. All of these skills are needed for the science test. To be successful, one needs to have a plan of attack on this test. You should guess at every question using a process of elimination if possible. You should not take more than a minute on any question, and you should assess whether a passage is too difficult to waste time on answering. All questions...
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Elementary Math

I have experience teaching math at the 6th grade level in a volunteer Christian setting. I have also taken a course in the psychology of education which includes elementary education. My specialty at UNCW was math for middle school students where I took special classes for 6th graders. I have spent many hours helping a first grader do her homework in a home setting.

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Elementary Science

I taught science at the 6th grade level in a volunteer Christian setting and my enthusiasm for the subject was shared by my students. They especially loved my teaching of astronomy and physics. At UNCW I took a course in the psychology of education which included teaching methods for elementary students.

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Study Skills

I believe I have good study skills as I made a 3.6 while attaining my BS degree in electrical engineering. I then continued to take graduate courses and earned my MS degree with a GPA of 3.5 Around 2004, I took classes in education at UNCW and I completed all the course work with a GPA of 3.5. The only thing I lack to have a teaching license is the internship. I have experience teaching Math and Electronics at the two year college level and I worked as a Substitute teacher for several years. I...
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Discrete Math

Topics I cover include the following: combinatorics, probability, number theory, set theory and notation, logic, algorithms, graph theory, map coloring, truth tables, modular arithmetic, finite geometries, polyhedra, proof by induction, and Rubik's cube math just for fun.

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C

I have been programming in C since 1986 when I was a design engineer writing C programs for biomedical engineering. I have kept up my C skills ever since with programming in operations research and information technology. I have a Microsoft visual C++ compiler which I use on a regular basis to write C programs. I am currently writing a technical paper which uses C programs to draw mathematical conclusions.

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DOS

I have used DOS since 1986 when I switched from using a computer with a UNIX like operating system. I learned to write a number of batch files and auxillary C programs in conjunction to perform very sophisticated operations on the PC computer in file management. I still have an XP computer as a backup which can execute DOS programs and DOS batch files and I still enjoy using it. It has lost popularity but it can be very powerful and very quick in file management operations. I can do things in...
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Electrical Engineering

I have a masters degree and a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from NCSU. I have taught an electronics theory course at Durham Tech and I have done an extensive amount of electrical engineering

on a professional basis. I specialize in digital electronics but I have kept up my knowledge of analog electronics through teaching and tutoring. I feel comfortable with basic circuit theory and digital theory.