I am available to tutor all levels of mathematics from Algebra to graduate discrete mathematics. I taught mathematics at two major universities. In addition to the usual subjects, I am qualified to tutor actuarial math, statistics and probability, theoretical computer science, combinatorics and introductory graduate topics in discrete mathematics. I am willing to tutor individuals or small groups.
I am most helpful to students when the tutoring occurs over a longer period of time. This allows me to identify the topics that are the root causes of the student's problems. Tutoring for one or two weeks with the goal of passing a test or completing a single assignment does not usually prepare the student to continue their study of mathematics.
When teaching calculus at The Rochester Institute of Technology, I ran into students who struggled due to a lack of confidence in their skills in algebra or even arithmetic. These students were discouraged by the amount of time it took them to complete assignments. Once we identified that the problem was not in their understanding of the new material, but with their more basic skills, they were able to improve their performance.
I can also help students improve their strategies on standardized tests. Determining which problems to solve first, which ones to come back to later, and which ones to avoid entirely helps students manage the time pressure of these tests.
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