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Edward A.

Math Tutor, Retired Computer Scientist and Technical Communicator

Math Tutor, Retired Computer Scientist and Technical Communicator

$40/hour

  • Williams, AZ 86046

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Tough problem in homework? New topic doesn't make sense? Forgetting early stuff before a big exam? Fifth grade, high school, college, it doesn't matter. If you WANT TO KNOW, I can help you learn it.

If you are blocked by a topic, I can diagnose the roadblock and direct you around it. We proceed from what you DO know by adding the new and unfamiliar steps to solve the problem you face. When we're done, you will have solved several similar problems. If I see that your challenge stems from not...

Tough problem in homework? New topic doesn't make sense? Forgetting early stuff before a big exam? Fifth grade, high school, college, it doesn't matter. If you WANT TO KNOW, I can help you learn it.

If you are blocked by a topic, I can diagnose the roadblock and direct you around it. We proceed from what you DO know by adding the new and unfamiliar steps to solve the problem you face. When we're done, you will have solved several similar problems. If I see that your challenge stems from not being clear on earlier material, I'll work you on that first. For example, some high school algebra students are slowed down by not knowing fifth grade multiplication tables. On the other hand, if I see that you know how to perform the processes (long division, square roots, trigonometry identities, for example), but find that "word problems" are sometimes a mystery, I'll coach you in figuring out an approach to the problem and seeing how to apply the processes that you already know.

My background: I was good in math in high school (A in AP Calculus) and university (BS in Math, Stat, and Computer Science). Also good in languages (MA in Linguistics). After my MS in Computer Science, I've worked as a computer programmer, computer scientist, software project leader, and business analyst in the years since. My tasks in business have always included speaking to people who are unsure about the details (such as math, computer science, operating systems, etc.), and giving clear explanations of whatever they need. This means that I know how to explain to a student who doesn't understand, for example, how to factor an algebraic expression. I was a teaching assistant in Computer Science in grad school, I've trained customer personnel in complex software systems, and I've tutored my grandchildren in various math topics from arithmetic through precalculus.

I am a troubleshooter. I can figure out what's in your way, and I can explain it to you. Then I can make up more problems like it, and make sure that you have learned it. My math background guarantees that I know the material; my training and management background ensure that I can teach it to you.


Education

Michigan State University, B.S.
Physical Sciences
Yale university, MA Linguistics
Masters
University of Illinois, MS Computer Science
Masters

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Business

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I admire your foresightedness; by starting now, you’ll have enough knowledge to be comfortable. I’ve used both Excel and PowerPoint for years, both for business and pleasure. I have used Excel for 20 years, I'm familiar with both the easy stuff (how to enter formulas in cells, how to format cells, how to select cells and plot a graph, etc.) and more advanced material (pivot tables, macros, Visual Basic macros). In addition, I have a long strong background in math AND I am experienced in explaining technical information to others.

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I admire your foresightedness; by starting now, you’ll have enough knowledge to be comfortable. I’ve used both Excel and PowerPoint for years, both for business and pleasure. I have used Excel for 20 years, I'm familiar with both the easy stuff (how to enter formulas in cells, how to format cells, how to select cells and plot a graph, etc.) and more advanced material (pivot tables, macros, Visual Basic macros). In addition, I have a long strong background in math AND I am experienced in explaining technical information to others.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I admire your foresightedness; by starting now, you’ll have enough knowledge to be comfortable. I’ve used both Excel and PowerPoint for years, both for business and pleasure. I have used Excel for 20 years, I'm familiar with both the easy stuff (how to enter formulas in cells, how to format cells, how to select cells and plot a graph, etc.) and more advanced material (pivot tables, macros, Visual Basic macros). In addition, I have a long strong background in math AND I am experienced in explaining technical information to others.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

Elementary Math is fundamental to all schooling and daily life (how many cans of soda can I buy with $5.00?). Sometimes incomplete knowledge of elementary math prevents success in any further mathematics. I've been using arithmetic and high school math for all my school and work life, in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, graduate school in Computer Science, and in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. But knowing arithmetic isn't enough to be a tutor. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstands, and explained a lot of concepts. I was good in math in high school (A in AP Calculus) and university (BS in Math, Stat, and Computer Science).

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is key to higher mathematics; I used it in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, graduate school in Computer Science, and in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstandings, and explained a lot of concepts.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is key to higher mathematics; I used it in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, graduate school in Computer Science, and in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstands, and explained a lot of concepts.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Algebra and trigonometry constitute precalculus; I used them in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, and graduate school in Computer Science. I've used algebra in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. My work in computer graphics depended heavily on trigonometry. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstands, and explained a lot of concepts.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is key to higher mathematics; I used it in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, graduate school in Computer Science, and in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstandings, and explained a lot of concepts.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is key to higher mathematics; I used it in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, graduate school in Computer Science, and in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstands, and explained a lot of concepts.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Algebra and trigonometry constitute precalculus; I used them in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, and graduate school in Computer Science. I've used algebra in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. My work in computer graphics depended heavily on trigonometry. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstands, and explained a lot of concepts.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is basic to calculus and many fields of engineering. I used it in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, and graduate school in Computer Science, It was fundamental when I've worked in computer graphics. I was good in math in high school (A in AP Calculus) and university (BS in Math, Stat, and Computer Science). Also good in languages (MA in Linguistics). After my MS in Computer Science, I've worked as a computer programmer, computer scientist, software project leader, and business analyst in the years since.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is key to higher mathematics; I used it in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, graduate school in Computer Science, and in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstandings, and explained a lot of concepts.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is key to higher mathematics; I used it in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, graduate school in Computer Science, and in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstands, and explained a lot of concepts.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Algebra and trigonometry constitute precalculus; I used them in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, and graduate school in Computer Science. I've used algebra in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. My work in computer graphics depended heavily on trigonometry. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstands, and explained a lot of concepts.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is key to higher mathematics; I used it in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, graduate school in Computer Science, and in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstandings, and explained a lot of concepts.
Algebra 2

Algebra 2

Algebra is key to higher mathematics; I used it in high school calculus, college advanced calculus, graduate school in Computer Science, and in all the work I performed as a software developer, leader, manager, and business analyst. But knowing material isn't enough. Finding and fixing misunderstandings is key to all teaching, training, and tutoring, and also to leadership, management, and documentation. I've exercised the skills of analysis and communication in all my work experience. I've tutored ages 10 to 40, and taught people older still. Each person faces different challenges, thinks in different ways, and understands different words. I've analyzed a lot of misunderstands, and explained a lot of concepts.

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