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$45/hr

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as of 11/19/11

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Hi, my name is Rael! I attended both public and private schools, and I realize that teaching styles can be confusing to some students in both situations. I therefore take a more personalized approach to problem solving and solution finding. It is first based on careful interpretation of a problem. Then I examine the likelihood of a particular answer or set of answers. For example, the square root of 70 is most likely between 8 and 9. Then I attempt to explain the problem graphically, analytically, and finally computationally where applicable. I do this because, for example, while one student may comprehend the behavior of a graph visually, another may require a table. I conclude by checking the validity of the solution(s). "Plug and Chug" as it is referred to by my past students. It is my tested and proven method of understanding what is being taught. I found that memorization of certain formulas may save time on tests, but is less beneficial to the students' understanding of a topic than the aforementioned logical approach.

I specialize in college and high school level mathematics. Single variable and multivariable calculus and differential equations are my strong suit, followed by statistics, probability, and real/complex analysis, as well as all high school maths. I also teach piano. I was a teacher at NYU for high school students on weekends and was part of the TeachNYC program.

Math:

ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
English:

TOEFL
Science:

Physics, Psychology
Language:

TOEFL
Music:

Composition (Music),
Piano
Art:

Composition (Music)
Business:

Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Test Preparation:

ACT Math, SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:

C++, Microsoft Excel
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I have developed unit, lesson, and curriculum plans for algebra 2 for New York City public high schools.

I was a Math Major, so to pass Real Analysis, I had to literally prove the rules in calculus, using only arithmetic.

I have worked with maya for 7 years. I'm an expert at texture mapping, uv coordinate mapping, nCloth simulation mapping, inverse kinematics for animation, occlusion mapping for baked texture sets, persistence of vision raytracing and live object blend shapes. I earned the PDME polytechnic digital media expo animator of the year for a scene featuring a tornado tearing through an industrial park.

I have been playing the piano for most of my life. I can teach you to read sheet music and to use proper fingering. My favorite piece to play is F. Chopin Ballad # 4 in F Minor.

Excellent with angles and polygons, wave/converse/inverse sets: sine/cosecant/arcsin, cosine/secant/arccosine, tangent/cotangent/arctangent. Familiar with law of sin, law of cos, law of squared waves. Proficient in unit circle proof, arc length proof, Fourier transforms for sawtooth, square, and round waves.

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

*My flat rate is $45 for individual tutoring, $35 per student for group tutoring, up to 5 at a time. If an individual student is in need of remedial tutoring, I will add on a free hour.*

Rael M. will travel within 20 miles of Ridgewood, NY 11385.

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