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Martin D.

Sugar Land, TX

$50/hr

Patient math tutor who finds the best approach for each student.

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Background check passed as of 10/13/11

Patient math tutor who finds the best approach for each student.

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I have a Master's in Electrical Engineering and have proven experience in teaching and tutoring to everyone from struggling high school students to PhD engineers.

* Successfully tutored a student through college algebra earning her an A, after she had failed algebra without a tutor.
* Recently tutored algebra 1&2, geometry, trig, pre-Cal, and Calculus to high school and college students.
* Recently helped students prepare for the SAT, ACT, THEA, GRE, and GMAT, greatly improving their scores.

I like to try different approaches to solving problems, because not everyone learns in the same way. I try to find the best approach to help each student understand the concepts, while having the patience and understanding to get the struggling students through the class.

I worked for many years as an Engineer for a top company in Semiconductor Design. I taught Chip Design Methods to teams in the U.S., U.K., France, Sweden, Japan, and India. I can clarify complex concepts in ways anyone can understand. I also volunteer for Special Olympics events and help with ARC/Texana activities.

I really enjoy helping struggling students become great students and prepare for college. I scored in the 99th percentile in GMAT math, and enjoy helping others score as high as they can. I enjoy helping students really understand the concepts, rather than just "finish the homework." Then we can continue to grow their skills. They become encouraged and discover they really can learn it, and this builds their confidence and self esteem. There is no feeling like watching a student who finally understands a difficult concept and see their expression when the "light comes on."

With all the cut backs at the schools, the students may need more tutoring. The news says the US is behind the rest of the world in math and science, so I am doing my part to help. Please let me help your student.

Testimonials

"Martin Is an Outstanding Tutor!"

- Susan, Houston, TX on 11/20/14

"Great tutoring experience!"

- Cindy, Stafford, TX on 2/10/15

"Patient!!!"

- James, Missouri City, TX on 2/26/14

"A Great Tutor!"

- Bryan, Sugar Land, TX on 12/9/13

"A great help to our son"

- Cort, Houston, TX on 3/6/13

"An Awesome, Awesome Tutor"

- Cantrece, Richmond, TX on 10/15/12

"Great Tutor"

- Thuan, Houston, TX on 6/28/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Tim, Sugar Land, TX on 6/3/12

"Always in time, patient and knowledgeable"

- Vladimir, Richmond, TX on 4/30/12

"Very patient"

- Christy, Sugar Land, TX on 1/10/12

"knows many different ways of teaching"

- Kristina, Sugar Land, TX on 12/20/11

"Very Good"

- Eric, Houston, TX on 12/14/11

"Highly Skillfull and Strategic Tutor"

- Helen, Missouri City, TX on 12/14/11

"Great tutor, and easy to set up times with, although very busy :D"

- Rehan, Sugar Land, TX on 10/26/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, TAKS
Corporate Training:
GMAT, 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.

University of Houston
University of Houston
Master's

Education

University of Houston

University of Houston (Master's)

Martin Is an Outstanding Tutor! — Martin is an excellent calculus teacher! He is personable and patient, kind and caring, punctual, extremely smart, thoroughly trained, and can easily explain the difficult concepts of calculus to our high school senior. After a few lessons with Martin, our son rose to the top of his class and has earned the respect of his teacher and friends. He looks forward to each session and now considers calc ...

— Susan, Houston, TX on 11/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Martin will travel within 7 miles of Sugar Land, TX 77478.


About Martin

I have a Master's in Electrical Engineering and have proven experience in teaching and tutoring to everyone from struggling high school students to PhD engineers.

* Successfully tutored a student through college algebra earning her an A, after she had failed algebra without a tutor.
* Recently tutored algebra 1&2, geometry, trig, pre-Cal, and Calculus to high school and college students.
* Recently helped students prepare for the SAT, ACT, THEA, GRE, and GMAT, greatly improving their scores.

I like to try different approaches to solving problems, because not everyone learns in the same way. I try to find the best approach to help each student understand the concepts, while having the patience and understanding to get the struggling students through the class.

I worked for many years as an Engineer for a top company in Semiconductor Design. I taught Chip Design Methods to teams in the U.S., U.K., France, Sweden, Japan, and India. I can clarify complex concepts in ways anyone can understand. I also volunteer for Special Olympics events and help with ARC/Texana activities.

I really enjoy helping struggling students become great students and prepare for college. I scored in the 99th percentile in GMAT math, and enjoy helping others score as high as they can. I enjoy helping students really understand the concepts, rather than just "finish the homework." Then we can continue to grow their skills. They become encouraged and discover they really can learn it, and this builds their confidence and self esteem. There is no feeling like watching a student who finally understands a difficult concept and see their expression when the "light comes on."

With all the cut backs at the schools, the students may need more tutoring. The news says the US is behind the rest of the world in math and science, so I am doing my part to help. Please let me help your student.

Testimonials

"Martin Is an Outstanding Tutor!"

- Susan, Houston, TX on 11/20/14

"Great tutoring experience!"

- Cindy, Stafford, TX on 2/10/15

"Patient!!!"

- James, Missouri City, TX on 2/26/14

"A Great Tutor!"

- Bryan, Sugar Land, TX on 12/9/13

"A great help to our son"

- Cort, Houston, TX on 3/6/13

"An Awesome, Awesome Tutor"

- Cantrece, Richmond, TX on 10/15/12

"Great Tutor"

- Thuan, Houston, TX on 6/28/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Tim, Sugar Land, TX on 6/3/12

"Always in time, patient and knowledgeable"

- Vladimir, Richmond, TX on 4/30/12

"Very patient"

- Christy, Sugar Land, TX on 1/10/12

"knows many different ways of teaching"

- Kristina, Sugar Land, TX on 12/20/11

"Very Good"

- Eric, Houston, TX on 12/14/11

"Highly Skillfull and Strategic Tutor"

- Helen, Missouri City, TX on 12/14/11

"Great tutor, and easy to set up times with, although very busy :D"

- Rehan, Sugar Land, TX on 10/26/11

Education

University of Houston
University of Houston
Master's

Education

University of Houston

University of Houston (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Sugar Land, TX 77478

Martin’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, TAKS
Corporate Training:
GMAT, 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.


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