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Adam S.

Mathematics and Statistics tutor

Mathematics and Statistics tutor

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I received my B.S. degree in Mathematics from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2016 and have been tutoring it consistently since January 2013, including at ASU's math tutoring center for 3 years.

I receive so much pleasure from sharing my knowledge with others generally that it will always be something I do. Because of that, I sometimes joke that if we still lived in small tribes, my role in the tribe would be to risk my life exploring outside territory and then bring back the knowledge I...

I received my B.S. degree in Mathematics from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2016 and have been tutoring it consistently since January 2013, including at ASU's math tutoring center for 3 years.

I receive so much pleasure from sharing my knowledge with others generally that it will always be something I do. Because of that, I sometimes joke that if we still lived in small tribes, my role in the tribe would be to risk my life exploring outside territory and then bring back the knowledge I learned to the tribe.

The following is a list of relevant courses that I have taken:
Algebra, Geometry, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Math for Business Analysis, Introduction to Programming in Java, Object Oriented Programming in Java, Ordinary Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Mathematical Structures, Discrete Mathematics, Advanced Calculus, Introduction to Abstract Algebra, Intermediate Abstract Algebra, Elementary Number Theory, Cryptography 1, Cryptography 2, Engineering Statistics and Probrability, Probability Theory, Introduction to Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economics of Money and Banking, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics 3, Mathematical Methods for Physics 1, Mathematical Methods for Physics 2, Classical and Continuum Mechanics, and General Relativity.

I'm a CRLA Certified Tutor.


Education

Arizona State University
Mathematics

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Subjects

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Statistics

Statistics

At ASU, I have taken IEE380 (Statistics for Engineers) and received an A, as well as STP421 (Probability) and received an A+. Statistics is one of the most frequent classes I tutor due to it being in high demand.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

Elementary Math is where I began liking math and playing games that have involved math. I like to help younger ones understand what is numbers are and what the binary operation +, -, *, and /. Then there are some neat tricks one can do with numbers. I am taking a class called Number Theory right now in fact that talks more about the theory of numbers and integers more precisely though I do have a little bit of Math analysis background if I wanted to talk about the real numbers.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I finished Algebra 1 while I was in Middle School and have tutored subjects ranging from algebra to subjects passed calculus. Algebra is difficult for many people because transitioning from arithmetic to algebra means looking at math not just in terms of numbers but in terms of variables. The best way in my opinion to tutor/teach algebra is to give concrete examples and to explain why things work the way they do in algebra. If for example on an exam one forgets an algebraic rule but understands the concepts underlying it, then he or she can possibly re-derive it quickly and still do well on the exam; also it may then be easier for him or her to remember such an equations or rule. I also believe understanding the concepts at a deeper level brings more insight into mathematics and thus more appreciation for math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I finished Algebra 2 my freshman year of high school with an A grade. I also have lots of algebra experience tutoring Pre-Calculus and Calculus I,II, & III from tutoring through ASU Plus through Honors and AP Physics in high school plus three semesters of Physics at ASU. My algebra tutoring/teaching philosophy is the following: explain the underlying concepts at play in the algebra and explain how to solve all types of problems involving these concepts.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 5 on the AP Calculus BC calculus exam back in High School and got an A in Calculus III my first semester of college at Arizona State University. I have been tutoring Calculus since January 2013 (I also tutored Calculus I while in High School to some fellow classmates). I have also taken many courses that have required using calculus including Math Methods for Physics II which required lots of vector calculus and Physics I,II, & III which applied many of the calculus concepts.
Physics,

Physics

Completed Physics I, II, & III (PHY150,151,252), Mathematical Methods for Physics II (PHY302), General Relativity (PHY523), and Classical & Continuum Mechanics (PHY521) at Arizona State University.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I received a 710 on the SAT math section my junior year of HS. Since then I have taken many more math classes and have tutored math for an average of 12 hours a week for a year since I've finished high school. (Updated Dec. 2013)
Statistics,

Statistics

At ASU, I have taken IEE380 (Statistics for Engineers) and received an A, as well as STP421 (Probability) and received an A+. Statistics is one of the most frequent classes I tutor due to it being in high demand.
Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I received a 32 and 31 on my ACT math section both times I have taken it (junior and senior year of HS respectively). Since then I have taken many more math classes and have tutored math for an average of 12 hours a week for a year since I've finished high school (as of Dec. 2013).
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I finished Algebra 1 while I was in Middle School and have tutored subjects ranging from algebra to subjects passed calculus. Algebra is difficult for many people because transitioning from arithmetic to algebra means looking at math not just in terms of numbers but in terms of variables. The best way in my opinion to tutor/teach algebra is to give concrete examples and to explain why things work the way they do in algebra. If for example on an exam one forgets an algebraic rule but understands the concepts underlying it, then he or she can possibly re-derive it quickly and still do well on the exam; also it may then be easier for him or her to remember such an equations or rule. I also believe understanding the concepts at a deeper level brings more insight into mathematics and thus more appreciation for math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I finished Algebra 2 my freshman year of high school with an A grade. I also have lots of algebra experience tutoring Pre-Calculus and Calculus I,II, & III from tutoring through ASU Plus through Honors and AP Physics in high school plus three semesters of Physics at ASU. My algebra tutoring/teaching philosophy is the following: explain the underlying concepts at play in the algebra and explain how to solve all types of problems involving these concepts.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 5 on the AP Calculus BC calculus exam back in High School and got an A in Calculus III my first semester of college at Arizona State University. I have been tutoring Calculus since January 2013 (I also tutored Calculus I while in High School to some fellow classmates). I have also taken many courses that have required using calculus including Math Methods for Physics II which required lots of vector calculus and Physics I,II, & III which applied many of the calculus concepts.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have taken ordinary differential equations and Math Methods for Physics II at ASU in AZ. Math Methods for Physics II covered lots of partial differential equations including separation of variables in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. I have been tutoring Differential equations at ASU for approximately 1 years time as of Dec. 2013. I can do things ranging from separation of variables to Laplace transformations.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

At ASU, I have currently taken Math Structures (intro. to proof writing), Advanced Calculus (Introduction to Mathematical Analysis which is basically beginning proving calculus), Cryptography I (which has lots of number Theory), and introduction to Abstract Algebra as of Dec. 2013. All of these subjects cover more than 4/5th's of discrete mathematics. I have also tutored and have done review sessions(reviewed in front of a class of 30 or so students for their discrete math exam) at ASU for Discrete Mathematics.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have taken MAT342 (Linear Algebra) my freshmen year of college at Arizona State University with an A in the class and a 100% on the final exam. I watched and took notes on over 90% of the Khan Academy Linear Algebra videos. I have been tutoring Linear Algebra at ASU since May 2013.
Physics,

Physics

Completed Physics I, II, & III (PHY150,151,252), Mathematical Methods for Physics II (PHY302), General Relativity (PHY523), and Classical & Continuum Mechanics (PHY521) at Arizona State University.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I received a 710 on the SAT math section my junior year of HS. Since then I have taken many more math classes and have tutored math for an average of 12 hours a week for a year since I've finished high school. (Updated Dec. 2013)
Statistics,

Statistics

At ASU, I have taken IEE380 (Statistics for Engineers) and received an A, as well as STP421 (Probability) and received an A+. Statistics is one of the most frequent classes I tutor due to it being in high demand.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I studied Trigonometry extensively in High School. Then I have been tutoring Trigonometry for the past 5 years as of October 2017.
Prealgebra, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I finished Algebra 1 while I was in Middle School and have tutored subjects ranging from algebra to subjects passed calculus. Algebra is difficult for many people because transitioning from arithmetic to algebra means looking at math not just in terms of numbers but in terms of variables. The best way in my opinion to tutor/teach algebra is to give concrete examples and to explain why things work the way they do in algebra. If for example on an exam one forgets an algebraic rule but understands the concepts underlying it, then he or she can possibly re-derive it quickly and still do well on the exam; also it may then be easier for him or her to remember such an equations or rule. I also believe understanding the concepts at a deeper level brings more insight into mathematics and thus more appreciation for math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I finished Algebra 2 my freshman year of high school with an A grade. I also have lots of algebra experience tutoring Pre-Calculus and Calculus I,II, & III from tutoring through ASU Plus through Honors and AP Physics in high school plus three semesters of Physics at ASU. My algebra tutoring/teaching philosophy is the following: explain the underlying concepts at play in the algebra and explain how to solve all types of problems involving these concepts.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 5 on the AP Calculus BC calculus exam back in High School and got an A in Calculus III my first semester of college at Arizona State University. I have been tutoring Calculus since January 2013 (I also tutored Calculus I while in High School to some fellow classmates). I have also taken many courses that have required using calculus including Math Methods for Physics II which required lots of vector calculus and Physics I,II, & III which applied many of the calculus concepts.
Physics,

Physics

Completed Physics I, II, & III (PHY150,151,252), Mathematical Methods for Physics II (PHY302), General Relativity (PHY523), and Classical & Continuum Mechanics (PHY521) at Arizona State University.
Statistics,

Statistics

At ASU, I have taken IEE380 (Statistics for Engineers) and received an A, as well as STP421 (Probability) and received an A+. Statistics is one of the most frequent classes I tutor due to it being in high demand.
Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Physics

Physics

Completed Physics I, II, & III (PHY150,151,252), Mathematical Methods for Physics II (PHY302), General Relativity (PHY523), and Classical & Continuum Mechanics (PHY521) at Arizona State University.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I finished Algebra 1 while I was in Middle School and have tutored subjects ranging from algebra to subjects passed calculus. Algebra is difficult for many people because transitioning from arithmetic to algebra means looking at math not just in terms of numbers but in terms of variables. The best way in my opinion to tutor/teach algebra is to give concrete examples and to explain why things work the way they do in algebra. If for example on an exam one forgets an algebraic rule but understands the concepts underlying it, then he or she can possibly re-derive it quickly and still do well on the exam; also it may then be easier for him or her to remember such an equations or rule. I also believe understanding the concepts at a deeper level brings more insight into mathematics and thus more appreciation for math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I finished Algebra 2 my freshman year of high school with an A grade. I also have lots of algebra experience tutoring Pre-Calculus and Calculus I,II, & III from tutoring through ASU Plus through Honors and AP Physics in high school plus three semesters of Physics at ASU. My algebra tutoring/teaching philosophy is the following: explain the underlying concepts at play in the algebra and explain how to solve all types of problems involving these concepts.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 5 on the AP Calculus BC calculus exam back in High School and got an A in Calculus III my first semester of college at Arizona State University. I have been tutoring Calculus since January 2013 (I also tutored Calculus I while in High School to some fellow classmates). I have also taken many courses that have required using calculus including Math Methods for Physics II which required lots of vector calculus and Physics I,II, & III which applied many of the calculus concepts.
Physics,

Physics

Completed Physics I, II, & III (PHY150,151,252), Mathematical Methods for Physics II (PHY302), General Relativity (PHY523), and Classical & Continuum Mechanics (PHY521) at Arizona State University.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I received a 710 on the SAT math section my junior year of HS. Since then I have taken many more math classes and have tutored math for an average of 12 hours a week for a year since I've finished high school. (Updated Dec. 2013)
Statistics

Statistics

At ASU, I have taken IEE380 (Statistics for Engineers) and received an A, as well as STP421 (Probability) and received an A+. Statistics is one of the most frequent classes I tutor due to it being in high demand.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I received a 32 and 31 on my ACT math section both times I have taken it (junior and senior year of HS respectively). Since then I have taken many more math classes and have tutored math for an average of 12 hours a week for a year since I've finished high school (as of Dec. 2013).
SAT Math

SAT Math

I received a 710 on the SAT math section my junior year of HS. Since then I have taken many more math classes and have tutored math for an average of 12 hours a week for a year since I've finished high school. (Updated Dec. 2013)

Examples of Expertise


Adam has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (181 ratings)
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Reviews


Excellent tutor!

Adam was able to explain calculus in such a way to my struggling daughter that she felt much more confident in taking her exam the next day. He was very good at adjusting his teaching to fit my daughter's understanding, or lack thereof. He could tell when she wasn't really following what he was saying and would switch gears to reach her with a different explanation or method of practice. This ability to know when to adjust a teaching method is truly a gift. He knows his stuff and teaches it well.

Gloria, 1 lesson with Adam

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Adam provided explanations to the chapter questions in calculus that I did not understand. He also provided helpful hints about how to help memorize the formulas.

Ami, 1 lesson with Adam

Extremely patient, helpful and knowledgeable

Adam was extremely patient, helpful, organized and knowledgeable in AP Calculus. My daughter had not taken Precalculus and was lost the first 2 weeks of class. We asked Adam to tutor her to catch up and prepare for a test. After a few sessions, Adam was able to teach my daughter what she needed to know to stay in the class and even received a good grade on the test. While my daughter really applied herself, if it wasn't for the extra help with Adam tutoring her she would not have done well on the test or be able to stay in the class. We can't thank him enough for his patience and knowledge. If you or your student needs tutoring in Math, I highly recommend Adam.

GINA, 14 lessons with Adam

Easy to schedule time, flexible, knowledgeable and patient tutor - Thanks a bunch.

Adam covered, Calculus BC concepts in general but not limited to Taylor Series, Maclaurin Series, the convergence & divergence of series and integrals, integration by parts, partial fraction decomposition, and other integration techniques. This session helped to finish the class strong with a letter grade "A" for the class.

Ravi, 1 lesson with Adam

Excellent Tutor

Adam is a great tutor. He knows all of the material and can explain it better than my teachers can. He is very helpful and patient!

Olivia, 3 lessons with Adam

Knowledgeable

Adam thought me intro to Probability and Statistics (IEE 380). We also touched on Ti-84 usage in order to leverage its capabilities for the course. Merely, he is knowledgeable, well prepared, intuitive, and on point.

Emmanuel, 7 lessons with Adam

Great tutor, 10/10

Adam is a great tutor, he is very kind, knowledgeable, and patient. I would not have been able to understand statistics without him. I highly recommend him to anyone who is struggling.

David, 6 lessons with Adam

Absolutely fantastic tutor

Adam is a fantastic person, extremely smart and friendly. He helped me learn a new topic, from scratch, to get me up to speed for coursework in real mathematics analysis. I would definitely recommend Adam to anyone who needs tutoring.

EISA, 1 lesson with Adam

Knowledgeable and Patient

Adam was patient throughout the time we spent together. He encouraged me and ensured I was understanding our lesson. He knows stats and is a great resource if you need assistance in this area. I would highly recommend him.

Kristyn, 1 lesson with Adam
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