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Bernardo F.

Carlsbad, CA

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Mathematics and Computer Programming Tutor

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Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Mathematics
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
Master's
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
PhD

Education

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela (Mathematics)

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (Master's)

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (PhD)

About Bernardo

I'm a college professor with 25+ years of experience teaching mathematics and computer programming. My favorite subjects include precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, optimization and numerical analysis.

I believe the only way to learn mathematics or computer programming is by working through many exercises and problems. There's no way around this. It doesn't matter how well a lecture is presented or how good the teacher is. If you don't do the work yourself, you'll probably not succeed. I also think there's a fear factor involving math. Most students think it is a difficult subject and fear they will do badly. This creates an additional barrier for the student to succeed.

Based on this ideas, when I tutor I try to achieve the following:

1. Create a relaxed atmosphere in which to work. Humor is a big part of this.
2. Help the student overcome their fear of the subject.
3. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the students.
4. Ask them to work through problems that test or challenge their weaknesses.
5. Also suggest problems that play to their strengths in order to build up their confidence.
I'm a college professor with 25+ years of experience teaching mathematics and computer programming. My favorite subjects include Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required

For locations outside my immediate area, the rate is subject to increases, to account for additional gas expenses.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Carlsbad, CA 92009
Background Check: Passed

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- Susan, Carlsbad, CA on 8/12/13

"Knowledgable, polite, and patient"

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"Explains very well, very patient and thorough"

- Joan, Carlsbad, CA on 8/15/15

"Extremely helpful and knowledgeable!"

- Weston, Carlsbad, CA on 6/21/15

"Bernardo is the best math tutor! He is patient, kind and always knows the answer."

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- Adam, Encinitas, CA on 5/29/14

"Patient, great sense of humor, worked at my pace"

- Sarah, San Diego, CA on 2/21/14

"Superb Math Tutor (5 stars!)"

- Bill, Carlsbad, CA on 2/8/14

"Super!!!"

- Nav, Carlsbad, CA on 12/19/13

"Great tutor. Extremely patient and always calls me back within the hour!!!"

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Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Computer:
Fortran, MATLAB,
Pascal
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math

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Discrete Math

I took a course on Discrete Mathematics as part of my distributed minor when pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences. During my teaching career I've taught an equivalent course, Computational Mathematics, several times. I've also covered some of the topics of this subject within other courses, such as Network Flows, Calculus and Scientific Computing.

Linear Algebra

I've taught Linear Algebra courses more than 8 times during my career. I've also applied the techniques an concepts in the subject to many other courses, such as Linear Programming, Numerical Analysis, and other Optimization courses.

MATLAB

I taught a course in MATLAB programming for Scientific Computing several times. Most of the Optimization courses I taught for more than 20 years required students to submit computational projects written in MATLAB. Together with a student of mine, I developed GNUOflox, an open source teaching tool for Network Flows, completely written in MATLAB/Octave.

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Mathematics
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
Master's
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
PhD

Education

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela (Mathematics)

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (Master's)

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (PhD)

Awesome Tutor — I worked with Bernardo for 2 weeks to prepare for Mira Costa's Intermediate Algebra Test. Prior to that I hadn't studied math for over 10 years. Bernardo was an exceptional tutor. He was able to answer all of my questions and gave me helpful tips and strategies for solving different problems. I passed my exam with flying colors and am grateful to Bernardo for all of his patience and help. I w ...

— Susan, Carlsbad, CA on 8/12/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $49.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

For locations outside my immediate area, the rate is subject to increases, to account for additional gas expenses.

Travel policy

Bernardo will travel within 12 miles of Carlsbad, CA 92009.

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