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Experienced, fun, motivational tutor with an M.S. in Engineering

Fairfax, VA (22030)

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I have tutored students in Math (Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Trigonometry) and Physics for several years now. I greatly enjoy the feeling of seeing the "light bulb" come on when I am able to clarify concepts for students.

I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aeronautical Engineering. I have done lots and lots of math and science in my educational pursuits as well as professionally. I also have 3 adult children who I assisted in their academics.

I like to first focus on understanding the concepts. Too often, students understand the mechanics of solving the problems but not the physical laws (like Newton's laws) behind them. Once the student has a solid foundation, it's time to do problems - lots of them. I simply gently guide the student, as necessary, by asking leading questions. This approach is successful with most students.

Life is short. I think students of all ages enjoy a light-hearted approach to difficult concepts. Injection of humor helps keep tension low and facilitates progress.

I use a tablet computer to record my notes for each session. These notes are available online immediately after each session. Those notes are available to the student anytime.

My style seems to work best with students in HS and above.

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CARL’s subjects

Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math
Government & Politics
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Logic, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Algebra 1

I have tutored dozens of students in Algebra 1 for the past several years. However, its still fun for me to help students with these concepts. I also have a good supply of old problems to draw on for my students.

Algebra 2

I have tutored literally dozens of students successfully in Algebra over the last several years. I quite enjoy the topic in all of its varied applications and nuances. As with my other domains, I feel that conceptual knowledge is critical as it enables problem solving, the most important part of any technical pursuit.


I really LOVE calculus! It's so challenging, complex, and so fundamental to all areas of analysis in real life. I have taken many courses in various areas of calculus and tutored several students successfully in this area of math.

I look forward to working with you in the wonderful world of calculus!


Precalculus is where it finally gets fun! Just short of the most fun math -- Calculus. I enjoy tutoring this because I focus on showing the students how these concepts will be leveraged in Calculus. Its fun and interesting.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Aeronautical Eng.)

Naval Postgraduate School (Master's)

Very patient and thorough Carl has been a great help to our son in finding the small errors and oversights that were holding his grades back a bit. Carl's humor and small scale, fun athletic challenges regarding test scores have been motivational as well. ...

— Darlene from Oakton, VA on 5/7/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

CARL will travel within 4 miles of Fairfax, VA 22030.

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