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If you hire me as your tutor, you bring a sharpened pencil (or two). Math is learned by doing. So when I tutor you, you will be doing (almost) all of the writing. I will explain the concepts and show you how to do the work, but you will do it. This way, you will remember how to do it better.

I can teach or tutor nearly any math, at any level, including: Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry, and all levels of Calculus (and even a few higher math levels).

I am a graduate math student, part-time math tutor, and adjunct university teacher. So I've taught students at all levels. Before returning to school to study math, I had a long computer programming career.

I excel in explaining math clearly and very patiently. I will give you structured, step-by-step written (so you retain what you learned) strategies for solving problems. My attitude encourages students to ask questions. I also have the ability to determine why students are confused even when they can't articulate it themselves.

I will show you methods for doing problems consistently, and methods for making problems easier. I will show you how to use the math notation to help you understand the problems. And I will even show you how to understand word problems (which you probably think is not possible).

Jeff helped me raise my calculus grades in college from Cs to As. He explains everything very clearly. He made sure that I not only understood how to do each problem individually but that I understood the concepts and would be able to figure out future problems on my own. I highly recommend this tutor to anyone who is serious about getting good grades!

Jeff was extremely patient and very knowledgeable on the topic of calculus. He explained things in a way that was clear and logical so that the information was easily transferable in class and on tests. I would highly recommend Jeff and use him again if needed.

I had Jeff for Matlab debugging assistance. He informed me from the beginning that he didn't receive formal training in Matlab, but he used it for his graduate study, so I expected a slow accomplishment in the debugging. However, he grasped the program idea quickly and helped me fixed the errors in my program. He also replies promptly to emails and always on-time for tutoring sessions. Very happy that I made the right choice and picked Jeff as my Matlab tutor!

Jeff has made all the difference for our son and his honors precalculus class. A fantastic tutor. He is very good at his job.

Studying to be an electrical engineer is not an easy endeavor. Ever since I can remember, I was not good at math. I thought I could get away with basic math knowledge, however that was not the case when my major required I know Calculus 1. I came to the conclusion that the only way that I was going to excel in math was by getting a tutor that can break math down for me one step at a time, both visually and through theory and understanding. Jeff has met these obligations, and acts and teaches in a very professional manner. He is very punctual and has a flexible schedule to work around. However, most importantly, he is a teacher that knows how to share and teach to you the subject. I have had tutors in the past that claimed to have 4.0 GPA’s and such, but when it came down to teaching me, the end result would be a complete failure; it is as if at times, I would be better off studying on my own. Jeff, on the other hand, takes a hand on approach that actually makes you want to learn math, and look forward to going to class. I would recommend anyone in need of math help to give Jeff a try, and watch as you excel in math.

I met with Jeff to go over Calculus and he was very knowledgeable and his explanations were extremely helpful. He not only showed me some things I needed to work on, but he also reinforced things that I did understand, but for which I had tentative confidence. I would definitely recommend Jeff as a tutor. He is patient, comprehensible and very capable of honing in on the areas in which I had trouble and needed specific attention.

If you need help with math/calculus, based on my experience, Jeff is an excellent resource and a great choice for a tutor.

Jeff was able to help my son, a college freshman, who is struggling with calculus. Jeff was able to identify some of the problems my son was having and helped him get a better understanding of the material in just a few lessons. Jeff was very accommodating and arranged his schedule around my sons availability as he was home for spring break and needed immediate attention. Jeff made my son feel very comfortable and he felt that Jeff was patient and clear with his instruction. I definitely recommend Jeff as a tutor. Jeff is very knowledgeable in his subject matter and is very thorough in planning the lessons. My son feels much more confident after working with Jeff and said that he would seek help from him in the future and would recommend him as well.

Jeff S. Did a great job preparing me for a return to undergraduate Mathematics course work. I was very anxious about returning to college in my mid 40's. Based on my experience with Jeff S., I would certainly recommend him to other students, as he has proven to be a capable Mathematics instructor. Students preparing for undergraduate Mathematics course work would benefit from working with him. Jeff is very capable problem solver and an excellent instructor.

My daughter liked him very much, she found him to be very knowledgeable in Calculus 2. He has a knack for making everything clearer and easy to understand.

Jeff is very professional, prompt, and makes the lessons very understandable for my son. He is patient, thorough and easy for my son to communicate with. Most of all, he seems very dedicated to what he does and seems very committed to making sure my son understands the material and is learning it properly. Overall, I am very pleased and would highly recommend Jeff.

Jeff put so much effort into understanding the language of Symbolic Logic to help our daughter through the course. He worked with her patiently, and was determined to master the subject matter to be effective in tutoring! She could not have done as well as she did without his excellent tutoring skills.

Jeff is fantastic. He is kind, humorous, extremely prompt with email responses, patient, a good teacher, and incredibly knowledgeable: He was able to teach me what the professor and textbook failed to do! I will use him for the rest of this semester--I literally thought I was going to fail Symbolic Logic and thusly screw up my GPA and be forced to drop my major (for which this is a mandatory class,) which would mean that I would not graduate on time, or be eligible for Phi Beta Kappa, etc. At this rate, I am going to ace the hardest class offered by the university! And for that, I have Jeff to thank. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs help with math and/or symbolic logic!

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Algebra 1,
Elementary Education:

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I have noticed that the single biggest success factor for Algebra 1 is practice - doing lots of problems (and then doing them again).

But if you still need (or want) help, I will show you how to make the Algebra concept concrete and explain the math in plain language. I will also show you tips and techniques which will make the math as routine as the ABCs. I will also show you how to keep your work structured, which will help you understand it.

I have taught classroom and computer based algebra courses at the university level and I have tutored many algebra students at the high school and university level with great success.

Calculus is the most difficult math most students will ever study - unless I tutor you. I have great explanations of the three major Calculus concepts: limits, derivatives, and integrals/antiderivatives.

I explain the ideas of calculus in such a way that you actually understand them. I highlight the key points (most teachers just lecture and then you are stuck looking at your notes wondering "how/why did the professor do that?" or "what the ____ did the teacher do there?"). When I tutor you in calculus, even the most math-challenged among you will do well (just read my feedback).

As one of my student's said, I "have a knack for explaining calc so kids get it."

After you get it, I will show you how those ideas relate to your homework and how they help you do the problems. I will even show you simple tricks for doing word problems (which you probably think is not possible).

I can teach, inter alia: limits, derivatives, differentials, related rates, integrals, antiderivatives, calculating area, volume (shell method, cylinder method, etc.).

As one former student said "Jeff is incredible! He tutored me through a college calculus course. The course normally has a 50% failure rate, but Jeff got me through it. He is very patient and provides great examples to help you understand the concepts."

I have a B.S. in Computer Science and was a programmer for 20 years.

I am a graduate college student. I have taken Discrete Math and will work with you and research answers to help you in any way I can.

I can help you with symbolic logic, sentence logic and predicate logic. I can explain truth functional operators, necessary vs. sufficient conditions, contrapositive - my favorite! - and more.

I will explain logic's concepts to you in plain English and everyday analogies (which I make up on the fly), in a way that your teachers and textbooks can't. I will show you techniques for making truth tables easy to do and understand. I will work with you on proofs and show you tips for doing them.

I have not taken a formal logic course. But I have a computer science undergraduate degree and mathematics graduate degree; I was a computer programmer for many years. Both programming and math have strong logic components to them. I have tutored several people in logic and earned testimonials from them.

Depending on your needs, I will teach by working through your textbook, notes and assignments with you. I will adapt to your needs and can create examples and find supplemental material between lessons, if necessary.

I am using Matlab extensively for my thesis for a master's degree in math. I have been using it for about two years as part of my math studies. I was a programmer for many years before returning to school.

I can help you with all of the basics of Matlab. I am capable of understanding the documentation (which is a bit cryptic, because it's written in math equations using math terminology), so I can quickly learn anything you need. I can even teach you how to understand the Matlab environment and docs so you learn more about Matlab on your own (so you never need to pay a tutor again!).

I was a computer programmer for many years and am now a math student. I can probably solve most of your problems with Excel. Honestly, it may take me a little bit to figure some things out (because I wasn't an Excel programmer), but I will answer all of your questions or figure out how.

You probably already know all the necessary math to pass the Math Praxis exam, but could use a little review. I can help you with all of it.

I am am a graduate math student and math tutor. I am well versed in the material on the Math Praxis, from Discrete Algebra to Linear Algebra. I have tutored several students through the exam and I can get you through it as well.

Beware of Precalculus (also known as really difficult Algebra) and Trigonometry. It is difficult even even for some students who were doing well in math. In precalculus, the student no longer mindlessly follows a set of rules, but must learn to understand the interpret questions and understand the math's meaning.

But don't panic. I can explain everything in plain language and analogies (which I make up on-the-fly). And I will show you how to use the knowledge to do your homework.

I will even show you a very simple method for memorizing the unit circle, which most teachers require.

Trigonometry is all about right triangles. Yes, an entire course about right triangles! I know, that probably doesn't sound so exciting to you. But I will help you make the material easy. The first step is to memorize "SOH CAH TOA". The second step is to contact me (though you may not have to if you follow the first step.

**Great tutor!** —
Jeff helped me raise my calculus grades in college from Cs to As. He explains everything very clearly. He made sure that I not only understood how to do each problem individually but that I understood the concepts and would be able to figure out future problems on my own. I highly recommend this tutor to anyone who is serious about getting good grades!
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