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George P.

Harrisburg, PA

$39/hr

Penn State Instructor exp.: Algebra, Trig., PreCalculus, and Calculus

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Penn State Instructor exp.: Algebra, Trig., PreCalculus, and Calculus

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Hello Math students and parents,

I would like to tell you a little about my teaching experience and tutoring methods.

Although I currently am not teaching in a class setting, I taught from 1999-2007 at a campus of Penn State University. Courses that I taught include various levels of Algebra, Trigonometry, the first 3 semester levels of Calculus, and even some basic Math. Although many Mathematics instructors at the college level do NOT usually collect AND grade homework, I felt it was worth the extra time to collect and grade homework. It was not only just to make sure that students are doing homework, but I also wanted to see how my students were doing.

Especially in the subject of Math, it is very important to DO the work, and to stay up to date in the topics that are being covered. Just watching a teacher work through a problem does not necessarily mean the student can do the problem on his/her own. Thus, it is very important to practice problems on their own.

In the classroom, I would give an example of a problem, and then give time for the students to work a similar problem on their own in class. When I reviewed for exams, I told the students that when they study, it is important to practice the problems, NOT just look over problems that you have done, or those that were done in class.

Therefore, my tutoring methods would involve teaching some concepts of a math problem, go through one or more problems, and then have students work through problems on their own. I could help if they get stuck, but the main goal is for the student to eventually be able to go through the problem independently, understanding it enough that no help would be needed. After the student can do 2-3 similar problems without ANY help, we could then go to the next type of problem.

Thank you for your consideration.

Testimonials

"Outstanding Teacher"

- Jordan, University Park, PA on 8/11/14

"Great tutor! Very knowledgeable!"

- Britney, Mount Gretna, PA on 7/20/13

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Algebra 1

In addition to earning a Master's degree in Mathematics, I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University and also at Harrisburg Area Community College. I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra during this teaching experience. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student DO the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.

Algebra 2

In my teaching experience at Penn State University and Harrisburg Area Community College, I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included Algebra. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student work through problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.

Calculus

I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University. I have frequently taught various levels of Calculus during this teaching experience. While I was studying for my master's degree, I also led Calculus Help sessions to help students that came for tutoring. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included some Calculus.

Geometry

First of all, I had excelled very well in Geometry as a student. Other than my other various Math teaching experience, I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included some Geometry. My tutoring methods focuses on having the student actually do the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.

Prealgebra

I have had extensive education in Mathematics and have earned a master's degree in Mathematics. At Harrisburg Area Community College, I taught some Prealgebra classes. Also, I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra during my 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University, including a course covering topics in Prealgebra. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student actually do problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.

Precalculus

My educational background includes earning a master's degree in Mathematics. In pursuing educational goals in Mathematics, topics in Precalculus are fundamental. I have over 8 years of Mathematics teaching experience at Penn State University and also at Harrisburg Area Community College. I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra and Calculus. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included topics in Precalculus. My tutoring methods focus on having the student actually do the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.

Trigonometry

After excelling in Trigonometry as a student, I continued my study of Mathematics up to earning a master's degree in Mathematics. My teaching experience at Penn State University included Trigonometry. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included Trigonometry. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student do problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.

George’s Resources

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word problem (answer)

In general, the graph of f(x-h) will shift the graph of f(x) to the RIGHT h units. In general, the graph of f(x+h) will shift the graph of f(x) to the LEFT h units. In general, the graph of f(x) + k will shift the graph of f(x)  UP k units. In general, the graph of f(x)...

Your question may be to complete the square to solve for x? If that is the case, here is how you would go about doing that: To complete the square on the left side of the equation, you want to get a form of (x + a)2 on the left side.  To do that, you want to get a form of...

Just to clarify: Do you want to graph the following function? : g(x) = -√(x+2) + 2   where the (x+2) is the radicand (under the radical)   Do you know how to graph y = -√x? If so, do you know how the (x+2) changes the graph of  y = -√x ? Then,...

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE
Engineering Physics
Bucknell University (Mathematics)
Master's

Education

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE (Engineering Physics)

Bucknell University (Mathematics) (Master's)

Outstanding Teacher — There aren't enough words of praise to attribute to the extraordinary math tutor we have for our son this summer. There's something to be said when a tutor, on his own, brings flash cards that he prepared. George is capable, reliable, professional, and extremely patient. His teaching style is individually focused on the needs of the student. It has been incredible to watch our son's confidence and ...

— Jordan, University Park, PA on 8/11/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $39.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

George will travel within 25 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17111.


About George

Hello Math students and parents,

I would like to tell you a little about my teaching experience and tutoring methods.

Although I currently am not teaching in a class setting, I taught from 1999-2007 at a campus of Penn State University. Courses that I taught include various levels of Algebra, Trigonometry, the first 3 semester levels of Calculus, and even some basic Math. Although many Mathematics instructors at the college level do NOT usually collect AND grade homework, I felt it was worth the extra time to collect and grade homework. It was not only just to make sure that students are doing homework, but I also wanted to see how my students were doing.

Especially in the subject of Math, it is very important to DO the work, and to stay up to date in the topics that are being covered. Just watching a teacher work through a problem does not necessarily mean the student can do the problem on his/her own. Thus, it is very important to practice problems on their own.

In the classroom, I would give an example of a problem, and then give time for the students to work a similar problem on their own in class. When I reviewed for exams, I told the students that when they study, it is important to practice the problems, NOT just look over problems that you have done, or those that were done in class.

Therefore, my tutoring methods would involve teaching some concepts of a math problem, go through one or more problems, and then have students work through problems on their own. I could help if they get stuck, but the main goal is for the student to eventually be able to go through the problem independently, understanding it enough that no help would be needed. After the student can do 2-3 similar problems without ANY help, we could then go to the next type of problem.

Thank you for your consideration.

Testimonials

"Outstanding Teacher"

- Jordan, University Park, PA on 8/11/14

"Great tutor! Very knowledgeable!"

- Britney, Mount Gretna, PA on 7/20/13

Education

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE
Engineering Physics
Bucknell University (Mathematics)
Master's

Education

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE (Engineering Physics)

Bucknell University (Mathematics) (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17111

George’s Subjects

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.


George’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 George. View all of George’s resources

word problem (answer)

In general, the graph of f(x-h) will shift the graph of f(x) to the RIGHT h units. In general, the graph of f(x+h) will shift the graph of f(x) to the LEFT h units. In general, the graph of f(x) + k will shift the graph of f(x)  UP k units. In general, the graph of f(x)...

Your question may be to complete the square to solve for x? If that is the case, here is how you would go about doing that: To complete the square on the left side of the equation, you want to get a form of (x + a)2 on the left side.  To do that, you want to get a form of...

Just to clarify: Do you want to graph the following function? : g(x) = -√(x+2) + 2   where the (x+2) is the radicand (under the radical)   Do you know how to graph y = -√x? If so, do you know how the (x+2) changes the graph of  y = -√x ? Then,...


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