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CARL M.

Fairfax, VA

$75/hr

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

Background check passed as of 2/16/12
Usually responds in about 6 hours

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

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Right next to GMU!

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.

Testimonials

"Very patient and thorough"

- Darlene, Oakton, VA on 5/7/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Logic, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
History:
Government & Politics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

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.

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.

Calculus

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

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.

CARL’s Resources

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I have a Windows Tablet PC with Microsoft OneNote 2010 that I use in my tutoring sessions. I use the stylus to make notes, solve problems, and occasionally paste in links to important data as well as information from Wolfram-Alpha. I have a separate notebook for each student that automatically synchronizes to Microsoft's Skydrive. I give the students a link to their notebook online so they... read more

I have always required my students, high school and above, to be prepared for my sessions. I like them to have a plan of homework, book problems, concept review. In other words, as a tutor, I can't know what they need in advance. Its the student's job to tell me what he or she needs. However, there is often not enough material in a given subject. Since I tutor a variety of subjects, I often... read more

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Aeronautical Eng.
Naval Postgraduate School
Master's

Education

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, Oakton, VA on 5/7/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

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


About CARL

Right next to GMU!

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.

Testimonials

"Very patient and thorough"

- Darlene, Oakton, VA on 5/7/13
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Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Aeronautical Eng.
Naval Postgraduate School
Master's

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Aeronautical Eng.)

Naval Postgraduate School (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Fairfax, VA 22030

CARL’s Subjects

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

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.


CARL’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 CARL. View all of CARL’s resources

I have a Windows Tablet PC with Microsoft OneNote 2010 that I use in my tutoring sessions. I use the stylus to make notes, solve problems, and occasionally paste in links to important data as well as information from Wolfram-Alpha. I have a separate notebook for each student that automatically synchronizes to Microsoft's Skydrive. I give the students a link to their notebook online so they... read more

I have always required my students, high school and above, to be prepared for my sessions. I like them to have a plan of homework, book problems, concept review. In other words, as a tutor, I can't know what they need in advance. Its the student's job to tell me what he or she needs. However, there is often not enough material in a given subject. Since I tutor a variety of subjects, I often... read more


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CARL M. passed a background check on 2/16/12. The check was ordered by CARL through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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