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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Aeronautical Eng.)
Naval Postgraduate School (Master's)
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.I also prefer to tutor near my residence in Fairfax City. Right next to GMU!
I have tutored students in Math (Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Read more
GMU Fairfax students receive a discounted rate of $70/hour.
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.
Carl is an exceptional tutor who is capable of making all levels of math exciting and understandable. His experience, proficiency, and instructional dexterity makes him a perfect mentor for any student requiring mastery of mathematics. Before seeking Carl’s assistance I would have been unable to pass any college level math course. However while always emphasizing the fundamentals of algebra, which I greatly lacked, Carl enabled my comprehension of both precalculus and calculus which directly facilitated my achievement of a 98.6% or above in both courses. He displays an eagerness to teach while always exercising tremendous use of time management, patience, and attention to detail. Carl’s tireless work ethic, remarkable enthusiasm, and unwavering dependability has created a basis to which all tutors should be expected to emulate. He has my highest recommendation to anyone wishing to employ his skills as a tutor.
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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.
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!
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