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Adam S.

Mathematics and Statistics tutor

Mathematics and Statistics tutor

$40/hour

  • 634 hours tutoring

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I studied mathematics and physics at Arizona State University and have been tutoring mathematics since January 2013 (I tutored at the largest math tutoring center in the nation (ASU's) for 3 years and got a tutor of the year reward there one year). I am always ready to learn more math and share any knowledge of it with other people (in fact I enjoy doing both!). I believe the best way to learn math is to understand the underlying concepts behind mathematical problems, to understand the...

I studied mathematics and physics at Arizona State University and have been tutoring mathematics since January 2013 (I tutored at the largest math tutoring center in the nation (ASU's) for 3 years and got a tutor of the year reward there one year). I am always ready to learn more math and share any knowledge of it with other people (in fact I enjoy doing both!). I believe the best way to learn math is to understand the underlying concepts behind mathematical problems, to understand the problem-solving techniques used to solve specific 'types' of problems, and to question why (to be curious about) certain mathematical truths are what they are.

In High School, I took (Geometry and Algebra) Calculus I and Calculus II and received a 5 on the AP Calculus B/C exam. At ASU, I have taken (for math or math-related) Math for Business Analysis (MAT211), Introduction to Programming in Java (CSE110), Calculus III (MAT272), Differential Equations (MAT275), Linear Algebra (MAT342), Mathematical Structures (MAT300), Discrete Mathematics (MAT243), Advanced Calculus I (MAT371), Introduction to Abstract Algebra (MAT443), Cryptography I (MAT447), Number Theory (MAT445), Cryptography II (MAT448), Intermediate Abstract Algebra (MAT444), IEE380 (Stats and Probability), Differential Geometry (MAT494), Honors Microeconomics (ECN214), Economics of Money and Banking (ECN315), Probability (STP421), Physics I, II, & III (PHY150,151,252), and Mathematical Methods for Physics II (PHY302), General Relativity (PHY523), and Classical & Continuum Mechanics (PHY521).

I'm a CRLA Certified Tutor.


Education

Arizona State University
Mathematics

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Business

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I work as an entry level accountant where I use Excel on a regular basis. I use pivot tables and charts and write macros using VBA (I have a lot of background in programming). I've also used Excel for ANOVA and multiple linear regression on my statistics courses at university (I studied Mathematics).

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I work as an entry level accountant where I use Excel on a regular basis. I use pivot tables and charts and write macros using VBA (I have a lot of background in programming). I've also used Excel for ANOVA and multiple linear regression on my statistics courses at university (I studied Mathematics).

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I work as an entry level accountant where I use Excel on a regular basis. I use pivot tables and charts and write macros using VBA (I have a lot of background in programming). I've also used Excel for ANOVA and multiple linear regression on my statistics courses at university (I studied Mathematics).
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.

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.
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.
Precalculus

Math

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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

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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

awesome

Adam is on top of his statistic tutoring. Really good tutoring session. Adam was on time and even went over the hour to help.

Matt, 3 lessons with Adam

Knowledgeable and brilliant

Adam is a kind, patient individual who is a fantastic math tutor. He takes every problem and explains it step by step, guiding you through it so you can complete problems on your own. He’s very approachable and flexible, always trying to work with students’ schedules to set up time for tutoring. He makes dry subjects like Calculus 1 easy and fun.

Uzma, 4 lessons with Adam

Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to!

Adam helped me work through several discrete math problems. He is an excellent tutor. He is also very responsive through email, which makes organizing times less stressful.

Caroline, 1 lesson with Adam
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