Algebra 1
As an experienced tutor and honor's math major, I am well acquainted with the material covered in algebra and prealgebra courses. I have also taught algebra I to adult students at career colleges and middle and future high school students in summer enrichment programs. We usually go over: arithmetic of real numbers; fractions, decimals, and percents and related word problems; exponents, powers, and roots; order of operations; functions; solving linear and quadratic equations; graphs of linear...
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Algebra 2
As an honors math major, I am well-acquainted with all levels of high school math. In particular, I can help Algebra 2 students with: graphs and solutions of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; expressions, functions, and inequalities involving roots, ratios of polynomials, radicals, and complex fractions; factoring using theory of polynomials; conic sections; combinatorics; matrices; systems of equations and inequalities; inverse functions; and exponential and logarithmic functions...
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Biology
I majored in biology and took several upper-level lab courses at my alma mater. In addition to Principles of Biology, which covers the basics of molecular and environmental branches, I took courses in biochemistry, molecular cell biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, invertebrate zoology, marine biology, and cell culture techniques. A few years have passed since I finished my biology research and decided to focus my graduate studies in pure mathematics, but I still find the material interesting...
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Calculus
I have tutored students in Calculus I through IV at Ohio State and Columbus State. I also tutor AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC students. I am well acquainted with the following textbooks:
*Calculus by James Stewart;
*Calculus by Ron Larson, Bruce H. Edwards;
*Calculus by Dale E. Varberg, Edwin Joseph Purcell, Steven E. Rigdon.
I can also help with advanced calculus and introductory real analysis courses.
Chemistry
I have tutored college and AP chemistry students since 2005. I currently help advanced high school students in the Columbus area . Over the last few summers, I have also helped students at Colgate University, Long Island University, The Ohio State University, and Columbus State Community College with their coursework in general/introductory chemistry. I can also help with organic chemistry, but I may need to review the material as I usually only tutor it once a year, depending on demand.
Geometry
I enjoy helping students with geometrical proofs. You have to make sure each statement logically follows from those preceding them. Geometry is a great course in which I can help students explore the concepts of congruency and similarity of figures in the plane as well as 3-dimensional space. We also get a chance to study problems related to distances, areas, and volumes while also learning about symmetry transformations. The properties of circles, quadrilaterals, and triangles are fascinating,...
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Prealgebra
I have helped dozens of middle schoolers and students in junior high with prealgebra in Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, and Columbus, OH. I have also tutored prealgebra students in Westchester County, NY. Moreover, several of my students have now successfully completed honors algebra courses and higher.
Precalculus
I work with students by covering all their gaps, and then, through practice, practice, and more practice, they eventually master the routine calculations, recognizing underlying patterns, and are able to solve a myriad of related problems.
I can help students with analytic geometry; families of functions and their graphs; compositions of functions; inverse functions; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions with applications to the physical and social sciences; trigonometry...
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Spanish
I am a native Spanish speaker who completed bilingual elementary and high school education in the Dominican Republic. I am completely fluent as I can read, write, and speak in Spanish. In terms of academic units in the US, I also scored 80/80 on the College Board CLEP exams in Spanish and earned 12 college credits equivalent to 4 semesters of introductory and intermediate Spanish necessary for my alma mater's general education requirements. In Ohio, I have tutored students from the Pickerington,...
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Trigonometry
I enjoy the algebraic aspects of manipulating expressions with trigonometric functions. I love proving identities; ever since I took my first lessons in trigonometry in high school, I can't get enough of these types of problems. Since I took Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables and Abstract Algebra later on, my fondness for trigonometry has not dwindled, but grown. Transformations (by doing shifts, reflections, and dilations/contractions) and periodicity are also very interesting,...
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SAT Math
I worked as an SAT Prep instructor for The Princeton Review, Inc. as a junior and senior in college. I also helped several students in Westchester County, NY with their SAT Math Level I and II subject tests. My private students who meet with me one-on-one for several sessions normally score 700 or higher on the math sections of these standardized tests.
ACT Math
I was trained to tutor in ACT prep through my work as a former tutor and test prep instructor for StudyPoint, Inc. and The Princeton Review, Inc., respectively. I have tutored several students independently in New York City and in Columbus, OH for the ACT after I finished my Master's degree. Since I am a math and science tutor, I usually get tutoring requests for the math and science portions of the exam from local high school students. The City College of New York also uses a modified ACT as...
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ACT Science
I was trained to tutor in ACT prep through my work as a former tutor and test prep instructor. I have tutored several students independently in New York City and in Columbus, OH for the ACT after I finished my Master's degree. Since I am a math and science tutor, I usually get tutoring requests for the math and science portions of the exam from local high school students. The City College of New York also uses a modified ACT as an entrance requirement, and I have successfully tutored students...
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Elementary Math
Since I was a math major, I had to master elementary math before moving on to advanced proofs. I am patient and will help you learn the material with ease if you put in the time and effort. Practice makes perfect.
Linear Algebra
I have plenty of experience performing Gaussian elimination and calculating determinants. I also know how to find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix or linear transformation. I also have experience working with unitary, symmetric, skew-symmetric, and other types of matrices. Working with the theoretical aspects of fields and vector spaces are actually my favorite aspects of this subject. I am familiar with some applications and the basic uses in coding theory. Nonetheless, I lack solid...
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Logic
As part of my math major requirements, I took an upper-level course in mathematical logic as an elective and got an A. I only lost a fraction of a point on a midterm for not citing a theorem from lecture; otherwise, I would have gotten perfect score in the class. I love constructing formal proofs using a first order language and predicate calculus. Deducing that a statement is true as a consequence of the rules of inference applied to a set of axioms is most entertaining. I doubt most students...
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