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Monica T.

Jacksonville, AL

$20/hour

College professor with a passion for learning

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— Daniel, Berkeley, CA on 10/18/16

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University of Bucharest
Mathematics
University of Bucharest
Master's
Louisiana State University
PhD

Education

University of Bucharest (Mathematics)

University of Bucharest (Master's)

Louisiana State University (PhD)

About Monica

Teaching offers me a great opportunity to inspire. As a teacher, my goal is to enhance student learning as a life-changing experience. I hope my students will feel personally changed by their participation in the courses I am teaching.

When I was a student, a talented math teacher posed challenging problems in class. He encouraged me to strengthen my logical skills by solving complicated math problems. I participated in math competitions at the regional and national level every year and ranked in the top 10% contestants. I was accepted in the premier university in Romania - University of Bucharest - in the top 5% candidates.

I completed a 5-year undergraduate program in math and computer science in the most prestigious university in my native Romania - University of Bucharest- with the highest GPA in my graduating class of 120 computer science majors. I also completed a Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of Bucharest in 1999. I was working as a computer information systems instructor for several years in a gifted program in Bucharest, the capital of Romania.

I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2005. As a Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University, I was doing research image enhancement algorithms. I was also supervising undergraduate students in completing their projects/assignments in the computing labs.

I have been teaching various courses , including Discrete Math, Precalculus Algebra, Finite Math, C , MATLAB and Python Programming. I directed research projects in several computing areas . My research projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation and Department of Defense.

I would be willing to share my passion for math and science with my students. I have accumulated a rich teaching experience in the STEM fields.
Teaching offers me a great opportunity to inspire. As a teacher, my goal is to enhance student learning as a life-changing experience. I hope my students will feel personally changed by their participation in the courses I am teaching.

When I was a student, a talented math teacher
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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Jacksonville, AL 36265

"Great!"

- Daniel, Berkeley, CA on 10/18/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Finite Math,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Romanian, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I am familiar with the Algebra tests. I have taught College Algebra in 3 different semesters. I really enjoy teaching this subject.

C

I completed C Programming courses as an undergraduate student. I wrote complex programs in C (such as a compiler for a mini-language). I can help the students debug their programming assignments.

C++

I am currently teaching a C++ course. I am proficient in Object Oriented Programming. I have a deep understanding of OOP terminology.

Computer Programming

I have taught computer programming courses for more than 15 years at college level. I am assisting students in debugging their programs in the lab. I can find bugs in the code really quick.

Computer Science

Studies of "deep" learning indicate that knowledge is constructed, not received. The task of the teacher is to stimulate the construction of new models. Question asking is a catalyst for knowledge construction: when learners ask the right questions, they can relate the answers to the rest of their knowledge. That's why I craft assignments that contain problems and questions that are intriguing for my students.

I have earned a B.S. in Math and Computer Science from a prestigious university in Eastern Europe. I have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Louisiana State University (LSU). I have been teaching various courses in the field of computer science, including Microsoft Office Suite, C, C++ and Python Programming, Data Structures and Algorithm Design.

Discrete Math

As a grad student, I was tutoring undergraduate students in this subject. This is considered a very difficult course in the computer science curriculum.

I have been teaching courses in Discrete Math for the past 9 years. In my course, the students learn the fundamental algebraic, logical, and combinatoric concepts from mathematics that will be utilized to various areas of computer science.

As I present a new concept in class, I use real-world analogies to make that abstract concept look more understandable.

In my courses, I emphasize the importance of the theoretical aspects of our discipline. I advise my students to read with pencil and paper at hand and work the practice problems as they encounter them. The assignments I give are intended to reinforce or clarify terminology or a method introduced in the lecture. Here is what I tell my students: “If you do not see at first how to solve a problem, do not give up. Think about it some more; be sure you understand all the terminology used in the problem, play with some ideas. If you still cannot solve it, put it aside and think about it later. Repeat this process for days on end. When you wake up in the middle of the night with an idea, you know you have put the right amount of work in this course.”

Finite Math

As a part of my undergraduate and graduate studies, I completed advanced mathematical courses including Functional and Numerical Analysis, Logic for Informatics, Algebraic Foundations of Computer Science, Theorem Proving, Linear Programming, Probabilities, Statistical Methods. I have been teaching modules in this subject for more than 15 years. I have assisted students in completing their coursework in this field.

Logic

In my B.S. program, I completed advanced courses in Logic for Computer Science, that included topics such as propositional logic, predicate logic, logic and functional programming, resolution, constraint logic programming, planning, theorem proving. I currently teach logic for Computer Science majors every semester.

MATLAB

I have been using MATLAB for complex projects. I supervise students who are using MATLAB. I find MATLAB easy to work with.

Microsoft Access

I have experience with relational database management systems. I taught a Intro course in Microsoft Access. I am currently working on a project that involves using Microsoft Access.

Microsoft Windows

I have been teaching a course on Introduction to Information Technology in our college. As part of this course, we talk about good file management practices.

As an undergraduate student, I took a course on Operating Systems, so I understand the basic concepts in the OS area.

Networking (Computer)

I have a CCNA (CISCO Certification) for instructors in

Networking Technologies - ISO Model, Network Topology, IP/TCP, Networking Protocols, Security.

I have supervised student projects related to Network Security Projects. I presented papers in conferences in this area.

Python

I have been teaching computer programming classes for more than 15 years. I was teaching a course on Intro to Python Programming and the students wrote good reviews.

University of Bucharest
Mathematics
University of Bucharest
Master's
Louisiana State University
PhD

Education

University of Bucharest (Mathematics)

University of Bucharest (Master's)

Louisiana State University (PhD)

Great!

One of the greatest tutors. Willing to keep in touch with the student to follow up on the student's projects.

— Daniel, Berkeley, CA on 10/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Travel policy

Monica will travel within 20 miles of Jacksonville, AL 36265.