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Sam K.

Stoughton, WI

$50/hr

Experienced Math and Physics Tutor

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Background check passed as of 1/12/11

Experienced Math and Physics Tutor

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I love tutoring math to students at all levels from elementary math through college level calculus as well as physics and general chemistry. My goal is to make learning an enjoyable experience for my students, working to help them reach their full potential. I have the ability to make what seems difficult and complex easily understood.

My experience includes tutoring at the Omega School in Madison plus over 400 hours tutoring with WyzAnt.

I received my BS from Northwestern University with Highest Distinction in engineering with the equivalent of a math major. I also have an MS degree in engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.

"Very patient and calming to my 11-yr. old "

- Bridget , Middleton, WI on 2/26/15

"Accomplished! "

- Daleena , Janesville, WI on 12/21/14

"All around exceptional!!"

- Jack , Stoughton, WI on 10/15/14

"Excellent tutor for my boys, skilled and reliable"

- Kate, Madison, WI on 6/19/14

"Making great progress!"

- Andrea, Madison, WI on 1/12/13

"Excellent"

- Fred (Son Is Jeff), Fort Atkinson, WI on 12/15/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Reading
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Biology, Calculus,
Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, MCAT,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Finance, Grammar, Microsoft Excel

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 2

In teaching Advanced Algebra and Precalculus, I cover the following topics with the student.
1.Review of Word Problems and Dimensional Analysis,
2.Linear and Quadratic Functions,
3.Polynomial and Rational Functions,
4.Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Including e, the Bases of the Natural Logarithm,
5.Sequences and Series,
6.Complex Numbers,
7.Trigonometric Functions,
8.Introduction to Differential and Integral Calculus.

I use the student's own text book as this basis for teaching the above.

Calculus

Prior to beginning Calculus, I review the student's understanding of geometry, advanced algebra, polynomials, and trigonometry.

We then move to:

1. the derivative and applications involving the derivative
2. the integral and applications involving the integral
3. exponential and logarithmic functions including the natural logarithm
4. trigonometric and hyperbolic functions.

I use the student's own text book and tailor my tutoring to the student's needs.

MCAT

I am skilled in tutoring math, physics and general chemistry. I have 300 hours of WyzAnt tutoring experience in these subjects plus prior tutoring of math, science and verbal reasoning at a school in Madison. I am also familiar with life science having worked in the medical products industry for fourteen years.

Mechanical Engineering

I hold a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University that I received with Highest Distinction. I also have an MS in Engineering Mechanics from Stanford University.
I have managed an engineering department and have been involved throughout my career with the design, manufacture and sale of engineered products

Precalculus

Prior to beginning Pre-Calculus, I review the student's understanding of geometry, advanced algebra, polynomials, coordinate geometry and graphical analysis and trigonometry.

We then move to:

1. exponential and logarithmic functions including the natural logarithm.
2. trigonometric and hyperbolic functions.
3. the derivative and applications involving the derivative
4. the integral and applications involving the integral.

I use the student's own text book along with materials that I have used successfully in the past and tailor my tutoring to the student's needs.

Northwestern University
Engineering
Stanford University
Master's
Harvard Business School
MBA

Education

Northwestern University (Engineering)

Stanford University (Master's)

Harvard Business School (MBA)

Very patient and calming to my 11-yr. old — Sam has obviously taught a lot of children and is very patient. My son gets easily frustrated by math, but he and Sam practice for a long time and there is never any anxiety on my son's part. I believe Sam is really boosting his confidence. For the first time ever we got a note from the teacher noticing his marked improvement in attention and attitude toward math. Thank you, Sam! ...

— Bridget , Middleton, WI on 2/26/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Sam will travel within 30 miles of Stoughton, WI 53589.


About Sam

I love tutoring math to students at all levels from elementary math through college level calculus as well as physics and general chemistry. My goal is to make learning an enjoyable experience for my students, working to help them reach their full potential. I have the ability to make what seems difficult and complex easily understood.

My experience includes tutoring at the Omega School in Madison plus over 400 hours tutoring with WyzAnt.

I received my BS from Northwestern University with Highest Distinction in engineering with the equivalent of a math major. I also have an MS degree in engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.

Testimonials

"Very patient and calming to my 11-yr. old "

- Bridget , Middleton, WI on 2/26/15

"Accomplished! "

- Daleena , Janesville, WI on 12/21/14

"All around exceptional!!"

- Jack , Stoughton, WI on 10/15/14

"Excellent tutor for my boys, skilled and reliable"

- Kate, Madison, WI on 6/19/14

"Making great progress!"

- Andrea, Madison, WI on 1/12/13

"Excellent"

- Fred (Son Is Jeff), Fort Atkinson, WI on 12/15/12

Education

Northwestern University
Engineering
Stanford University
Master's
Harvard Business School
MBA

Education

Northwestern University (Engineering)

Stanford University (Master's)

Harvard Business School (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Stoughton, WI 53589

Sam’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Reading
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Biology, Calculus,
Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, MCAT,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Finance, Grammar, Microsoft Excel

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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