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...I love to help.
Math is my specialty - including calculus, geometry, precalculus, and statistics!
I have a Bachelor's of Science from California Institute of Technology (CIT), an incredibly challenging university.
My teaching style is one of:
* LISTENING to see what your student is doing; to learn how he or she thinks.
* ENCOURAGING students to push a little farther; to show them what they're really capable of.
* EXPLAINING to teach what students need, in ways they can understand and remember!
I have over eight years of experience tutoring math. My students have ranged from middle school to college.
I pride myself on being able to push past any difficulty a student is faced with.
Patient with introducing variables, and a systematic way of thinking.
I love this subject and am extremely competent teaching it.
I have dozens of creative ways to help students get past their barriers in understanding it.
I completed a semester course on Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE's) at Caltech.
My course textbook was Elementary Differential Equations, by Boyce & DiPrima
My recent tutoring experience has been in working with the Wronskian, the method of Variation of Parameters
I'm very capable in this subject - proof-based geometry requires students to think like mathematicians or lawyers.
I already have a mathematicians' intuitions, and I know so many ways to push students to greater understanding.
I covered higher-dimensional Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory in these courses:
Vector Calculus / Calculus III at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; and Math 1b and Math 2a at Caltech (California Institute of Technology), Pasadena, CA.
I recently received teacher training at a commercial tutoring center.
They are experts at teaching study skills for the long-term; I have been applying these methods for the past few months, with dramatic results.
These methods include:
* Taking notes, and having students follow along, copying the full notes for themselves.
* Frequently stopping to have students explain what they understand in their own words.
* Breaking problems down into step-by-step plans - even students who struggle with the material can handle this.
* Strategizing about how best to conquer long-term goals.
* Training students in self-correction.
These methods are nothing unusual, but on the part of the teacher, they require a great deal of self-discipline, and willingness to "push" the students.
Terrific and superb! — Four words. Five out of Five. I'm a British university student having a vacation (but had to study as well, bummer!) and while we didn't spend much time that I have hoped for, she was brilliant in all lessons I had with her. Learned new things and cleared some things I had confusion with DFA and NFA. Oh and she is very nice and kind! Highly recommend this tutor to anyone doing Discrete Math. ...
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