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Justin C.

New Milford, PA

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Yes, you CAN succeed in math (physics too)

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Yes, you CAN succeed in math (physics too)

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If math is troubling you, I can help. I am a former electrical engineer who has spent several years teaching high school math part-time. I hold dual bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering, so I am used to using algebra, trig, calculus, statistics and beyond in both the classroom and the field. If you need help in physics I can do that too, especially those tricky units on electricity and magnetism. I am currently in the process of transitioning into the actuarial field, so I am well-versed in both probability and financial mathematics, and can even help students studying for the preliminary actuarial exams. Prior to moving to northeast PA, I worked as a substitute teacher in Baltimore County, frequently as a long-term sub for teachers who went on sabbatical, disability, maternity leave, etc. Classes I taught long-term in the past include prealgebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus and statistics.

Whether you are in high school or college, I know how difficult it can be to find a truly good math teacher. College professors, who know the subject extremely well, are not really "teachers" and often don't know how to explain it in ways that students understand. High school teachers, on the other hand, are well-trained in teaching techniques, but many math teachers don't have the complete fluency with the subject that's needed to connect the concepts in simple ways or to answer every question that comes up. When I teach, my goal is to give you the best of both worlds. What I bring to the table is not just knowledge of how math works, but why it works the way it does. With this approach, I show students how "complicated" concepts are just combinations of simple pieces. Even the most advanced subjects can ultimately be reduced down to basic arithmetic, and when you approach math this way, you can feel confident tackling even the toughest problems. As both a substitute teacher and a tutor, I've used this approach with great success. On more than one occasion I have had students claim to have learned more math in one day with me than they did during the entire school year up to that point. In one class I was able to bring a failing student up to an A on her final unit test. So as long as you don't quit, I am sure I can help you succeed.

Just remember: "Everything is simple; nothing is easy." -(MY high school math teacher)

Testimonials

"Very Helpful"

- Mark, Vestal, NY on 8/27/12
Justin replied on 8/28/2012

Congratulations! I'm so glad you were able to pass the class. I remember how stuck you were with only three days left before the final exam. To hear that we were able to turn things around in time for you to pass that class is wonderful. You should be proud of this accomplishment. The math material in that course was overkill for your computer science degree. The questions being asked of you were definitely on par with the first actuarial exam, and passing that is something even most actuarial students struggle with!

"Very Knowledgeable and Enthusiastic"

- Chris, Binghamton, NY on 2/14/14

"Very good and very available"

- Aaron, Binghamton, NY on 1/16/14

"Professional"

- Sandra, Binghamton, NY on 6/29/13

"Justin is the man."

- John, Fawn Grove, PA on 7/4/12

"Great with kids"

- Larra, Glen Rock, PA on 7/4/12

"Very knowledgeable tutor"

- Francisco, York, PA on 5/8/12

"Great Tutor"

- Maryium, York, PA on 8/17/11

"Super tutor, the best"

- Sylvia, Taneytown, MD on 3/20/10
Math:
Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Actuarial Science

I have experience with the preliminary actuarial exams and have passed the P, FM, MFE, and C exams, as well as exam 3L from the CAS side. I was completely self-taught and learned first-hand how to prepare for these difficult exams, including discrete and continuous probabilities, co-variant variables, investment valuation, mortality tables, hypothesis testing, order statistics, insurance pricing, kernel smoothing, maximum likelihoods, frequency/severity models, and credibility. All of my exams were first-attempt passes except for MFE (that was a second attempt).

Differential Equations

I studied differential equations as part of my engineering education. I took two semesters of diff EQs and received an A in both courses. That was over a decade ago, but the subject came up again recently when I was studying for actuarial exams. Passing the MFE exam required the use of some differential equations, and the skill came back to me fairly quickly.

Linear Algebra

My engineering education included a course in linear algebra. The syllabus included matrix algebra, inverses, determinants, Cramer's rule, eigenvalues, and applications to differential equations. I got an A in the course. Although it has been a while since I had to apply some of this knowledge, it usually comes back to me quickly when I need to recall it.

Justin’s Resources

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 If the mental math isn't intuitive for you, there's an easy way to remember how to do this. Normally, if you're given a number and have to find a certain percentage of that number, you multiply. For example 35% of 20 would be 20 x .35 = 7. If you're told that the number you're given is...

Drexel University
Computer and Electrical Engineering

Education

Drexel University (Computer and Electrical Engineering)

Very Helpful — I had a very short time in which to pass a class which had been giving me trouble for several weeks. Early on, I got very confused and was unable to find my way out, and the fact that it was a summer course made it worse! I hired Justin to help out. In two sessions, Justin provided better ways to look at the problems I was given and to remember formulas, even just by working through the problems i ...

— Mark, Vestal, NY on 8/27/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Justin will travel within 35 miles of New Milford, PA 18834.


About Justin

If math is troubling you, I can help. I am a former electrical engineer who has spent several years teaching high school math part-time. I hold dual bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering, so I am used to using algebra, trig, calculus, statistics and beyond in both the classroom and the field. If you need help in physics I can do that too, especially those tricky units on electricity and magnetism. I am currently in the process of transitioning into the actuarial field, so I am well-versed in both probability and financial mathematics, and can even help students studying for the preliminary actuarial exams. Prior to moving to northeast PA, I worked as a substitute teacher in Baltimore County, frequently as a long-term sub for teachers who went on sabbatical, disability, maternity leave, etc. Classes I taught long-term in the past include prealgebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus and statistics.

Whether you are in high school or college, I know how difficult it can be to find a truly good math teacher. College professors, who know the subject extremely well, are not really "teachers" and often don't know how to explain it in ways that students understand. High school teachers, on the other hand, are well-trained in teaching techniques, but many math teachers don't have the complete fluency with the subject that's needed to connect the concepts in simple ways or to answer every question that comes up. When I teach, my goal is to give you the best of both worlds. What I bring to the table is not just knowledge of how math works, but why it works the way it does. With this approach, I show students how "complicated" concepts are just combinations of simple pieces. Even the most advanced subjects can ultimately be reduced down to basic arithmetic, and when you approach math this way, you can feel confident tackling even the toughest problems. As both a substitute teacher and a tutor, I've used this approach with great success. On more than one occasion I have had students claim to have learned more math in one day with me than they did during the entire school year up to that point. In one class I was able to bring a failing student up to an A on her final unit test. So as long as you don't quit, I am sure I can help you succeed.

Just remember: "Everything is simple; nothing is easy." -(MY high school math teacher)

Testimonials

"Very Helpful"

- Mark, Vestal, NY on 8/27/12
Justin replied on 8/28/2012

Congratulations! I'm so glad you were able to pass the class. I remember how stuck you were with only three days left before the final exam. To hear that we were able to turn things around in time for you to pass that class is wonderful. You should be proud of this accomplishment. The math material in that course was overkill for your computer science degree. The questions being asked of you were definitely on par with the first actuarial exam, and passing that is something even most actuarial students struggle with!

"Very Knowledgeable and Enthusiastic"

- Chris, Binghamton, NY on 2/14/14

"Very good and very available"

- Aaron, Binghamton, NY on 1/16/14

"Professional"

- Sandra, Binghamton, NY on 6/29/13

"Justin is the man."

- John, Fawn Grove, PA on 7/4/12

"Great with kids"

- Larra, Glen Rock, PA on 7/4/12

"Very knowledgeable tutor"

- Francisco, York, PA on 5/8/12

"Great Tutor"

- Maryium, York, PA on 8/17/11

"Super tutor, the best"

- Sylvia, Taneytown, MD on 3/20/10
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Education

Drexel University
Computer and Electrical Engineering

Education

Drexel University (Computer and Electrical Engineering)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of New Milford, PA 18834

Justin’s Subjects

Math:
Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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.


Justin’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 Justin. View all of Justin’s resources

 If the mental math isn't intuitive for you, there's an easy way to remember how to do this. Normally, if you're given a number and have to find a certain percentage of that number, you multiply. For example 35% of 20 would be 20 x .35 = 7. If you're told that the number you're given is...


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