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Mark M.

Bayport, NY

$45/hr

Math Tutor--High School/College levels

Background check passed as of 12/4/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Math Tutor--High School/College levels

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I am a retired math professor, available for tutoring high school or college students. I have twenty-seven years of full-time mathematics teaching experience at the four year college and two year college levels. My tutoring experience is extensive and includes more than 500 hours with WyzAnt.com. I have successfully tutored high school students as well as college students. I am patient, reliable, professional, and provide step by step explanations at the student's level.

Subject areas: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Algebra/Trig, College Algebra, Trigonometry, High School Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Calculus, and SAT/ACT Math prep.

Education: BA (Mathematics) Binghamton University
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
GPA: 4.0 in math courses and 3.62 overall

MA (Mathematics) Stony Brook University
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a
Graduate Student

Testimonials

"A 5 star tutor!!!"

- Ariana, East Islip, NY on 5/28/14

"A very patient and bright tutor."

- Morris, East Moriches, NY on 10/17/14

"Very Effective"

- Amy, Sayville, NY on 6/20/14

"Very patient and flexible with scheduling"

- Alexandra, Holtsville, NY on 2/22/14
Mark replied on 2/22/2014

Alexandra, thank you for your comments. They are greatly appreciated. Congratulations on passing the test. Good luck in hygienist school!

"Excellent algebra tutor"

- Mary, Central Islip, NY on 1/5/14

"Great Tutor"

- Dawne, Ronkonkoma, NY on 10/23/13

"Very patient"

- Wanda, Holbrook, NY on 10/4/13

"Great Tutor"

- Larry, Brentwood, NY on 8/12/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Nicole, Farmingville, NY on 6/27/13
Mark replied on 6/28/2013

The course was "difficult for my tutor" only because some of the problems were what I would call unusual applications (i.e., applications not discussed in a typical Calculus course). The course (offered by the University of Massachusetts) was taught in a nontraditional format using the Hughes/Hallett reform Calculus materials.

Nevertheless, as Nicole L. says in her comment, we were able to decipher all of the problems and obtain the correct answers.

"Speaks my son's language"

- Shannon, Bellport, NY on 4/4/13

"Great Results"

- Diane, Smithtown, NY on 4/4/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Tara, Islip, NY on 3/18/13

"Excellent Tutor/Very Patient"

- Aqueelah, Bay Shore, NY on 9/30/12

"Wonderful tutor"

- Aniko, Saint James, NY on 7/23/12

"Very knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Milena, Ronkonkoma, NY on 7/8/12

"Very Methodical"

- Julia, Huntington Station, NY on 4/9/12
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, Regents,
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 at the college level and have experience in tutoring the course to both high school and college students. I have expertise in all of the main topics covered in a typical Algebra 1 course, including factoring, working with rational expressions, completing the square, the quadratic formula, evaluating expressions, graphs and equations of lines, slope, simplifying radical expressions, solving equations and systems of equations, solving linear inequalities, and using Algebra to solve word problems.

Algebra 2

I have taught this course at the college and community college levels. In addition, I have successfully tutored high school students preparing for the Algebra 2/Trig New York State Regents exam, a number of which scored in the 90's. As a retired college Mathematics professor, I am knowledgeable in all of the topics normally seen in this course.

Calculus

I have taught Calculus at the college level and have tutored the subject to both college and high school students. I am familiar with the computational aspects of Differential and Integral Calculus including rules for differentiation, methods of integration, and applications such as related rates, optimization problems, area and volume. I am proficient with the theoretical aspects of Calculus including limits, continuous and differentiable functions, the Mean Value Theorem, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and infinite series.

Linear Algebra

I have taught and tutored Linear Algebra. I am familiar with the following topics: solving systems of linear equations by matrix methods, diagonalization of matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, basis of a vector space, linear dependence and independence, inverse matrix, determinants, and the Gram Schmidt orthogonalization process.

Precalculus

I am knowledgeable in all topics that are covered in a typical Precalculus course including: functions and graphs, polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, Trigonometry, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, applications of Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences and series, and limits.

Regents

I am currently certified in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Geometry. The New York State Regents exams in these subject areas are basically final exams in these subjects. Consequently, certification in the subjects listed above is essentially equivalent to certification in Regents exam prep for the courses that I have listed.

Trigonometry

I have taught Trigonometry at the college level and also have experience in tutoring the course at the high school level. I am knowledgeable with right triangle trigonometry as well as with the definitions of the circular functions.

I understand how to prove trig identities, solve application problems involving the Law of Sines or Law of Cosines, solve trig equations, and graph trig functions.

Mark’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 Mark. View all of Mark’s resources

Since the polynomial has rational coefficients, complex roots occur in conjugate pairs, so, since 4 + i is a root, 4 - i must be a root as well.      By the Factor Theorem, if c is a root of f(x), then x - c is a factor of f(x).     Therefore, the polynomial...

Binghamton University
Mathematics
Stony Brook University
Master's

Education

Binghamton University (Mathematics)

Stony Brook University (Master's)

A 5 star tutor!!! — Mark is simply a wonderful tutor who explains topics with patience and knowledge. Calculus was an extremely difficult course and Mark made it really understandable! He makes whatever topic very understandable, which gives the student confidence of the material being covered. He is truly a great tutor and I would and do recommend him to any student who is having difficulty in math. Mark is very re ...

— Ariana, East Islip, NY on 5/28/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 18 miles of Bayport, NY 11705.


About Mark

I am a retired math professor, available for tutoring high school or college students. I have twenty-seven years of full-time mathematics teaching experience at the four year college and two year college levels. My tutoring experience is extensive and includes more than 500 hours with WyzAnt.com. I have successfully tutored high school students as well as college students. I am patient, reliable, professional, and provide step by step explanations at the student's level.

Subject areas: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Algebra/Trig, College Algebra, Trigonometry, High School Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Calculus, and SAT/ACT Math prep.

Education: BA (Mathematics) Binghamton University
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
GPA: 4.0 in math courses and 3.62 overall

MA (Mathematics) Stony Brook University
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a
Graduate Student

Testimonials

"A 5 star tutor!!!"

- Ariana, East Islip, NY on 5/28/14

"A very patient and bright tutor."

- Morris, East Moriches, NY on 10/17/14

"Very Effective"

- Amy, Sayville, NY on 6/20/14

"Very patient and flexible with scheduling"

- Alexandra, Holtsville, NY on 2/22/14
Mark replied on 2/22/2014

Alexandra, thank you for your comments. They are greatly appreciated. Congratulations on passing the test. Good luck in hygienist school!

"Excellent algebra tutor"

- Mary, Central Islip, NY on 1/5/14

"Great Tutor"

- Dawne, Ronkonkoma, NY on 10/23/13

"Very patient"

- Wanda, Holbrook, NY on 10/4/13

"Great Tutor"

- Larry, Brentwood, NY on 8/12/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Nicole, Farmingville, NY on 6/27/13
Mark replied on 6/28/2013

The course was "difficult for my tutor" only because some of the problems were what I would call unusual applications (i.e., applications not discussed in a typical Calculus course). The course (offered by the University of Massachusetts) was taught in a nontraditional format using the Hughes/Hallett reform Calculus materials.

Nevertheless, as Nicole L. says in her comment, we were able to decipher all of the problems and obtain the correct answers.

"Speaks my son's language"

- Shannon, Bellport, NY on 4/4/13

"Great Results"

- Diane, Smithtown, NY on 4/4/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Tara, Islip, NY on 3/18/13

"Excellent Tutor/Very Patient"

- Aqueelah, Bay Shore, NY on 9/30/12

"Wonderful tutor"

- Aniko, Saint James, NY on 7/23/12

"Very knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Milena, Ronkonkoma, NY on 7/8/12

"Very Methodical"

- Julia, Huntington Station, NY on 4/9/12
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Education

Binghamton University
Mathematics
Stony Brook University
Master's

Education

Binghamton University (Mathematics)

Stony Brook University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 18 miles of Bayport, NY 11705

Mark’s Subjects

Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, Regents,
SAT Math

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.


Mark’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 Mark. View all of Mark’s resources

Since the polynomial has rational coefficients, complex roots occur in conjugate pairs, so, since 4 + i is a root, 4 - i must be a root as well.      By the Factor Theorem, if c is a root of f(x), then x - c is a factor of f(x).     Therefore, the polynomial...


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