I believe that there is no reason why Math or Science classes should be intimidating and off-putting for anybody. The internal logic and conceptual clarity of these subjects combined with gradual material presentation and clear thoughtful choice of examples and problem sets would always assure the ultimate success.
Following the principles of I. M. Gelfand, one of the best ever math educators, I always try to show my students why a particular solution method is true and logical, not making them rote memorize numerous cumbersome formulas and proofs.
Whether in algebra or calculus, trigonometry or geometry, physics or chemistry, I start with the basic concepts, and gradually walk my students through the specifically chosen and individually adjusted sets of examples and exercises to help them first understand the logic of the applied approaches, then steadily master their problem solving and test skills, and finally to challenge the students with more complex aspects of a particular topic or chapter.
This approach never failed me in my over a decade long experience of academic teaching and private tutoring, of high school and college students, in the United States, Russia and France, helping my students gain that sound math and science foundation so needed for their future studies of engineering, science, finance, or business.
My educationist’s experience includes teaching several undergraduate college courses (general physics, chemistry, classical mechanics, etc.), as well a decade of high school tutoring in Math (Calculus, Algebra, Geometry, etc.) and Science (Physics & Chemistry).
I’m always happy and honored to help students — high schoolers of all grades and college undergraduates — in their pursuits of mathematical and scientific disciplines.
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