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Theodore E.

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CU Graduate Student - Advanced Math and Programming Tutor

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Background check passed as of 10/6/16
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University of Colorado
Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado
Master's

Education

University of Colorado (Applied Mathematics)

University of Colorado (Master's)

About Theodore

In high school I loved science, math, debate and music; I studied Applied Mathematics in college. I just finished my Masters and I'm gearing up to start a PhD in fall '17. For the year, I am tutoring full time to pay down student loans, and because I love the work. I tutored privately in high school. As an undergraduate, I tutored for CU's Student Academic Services programs as well as taking courses with the education department to formalize my teaching techniques. As a graduate student, I was a Teaching Assistant for many courses in the Applied Math department, teaching in the classroom setting, as well as holding small scale study sessions.

I have always been told my energy is unmatched in other teachers and tutors, especially when considering the difficulty and specialty of the topics I enjoy teaching. I want to make you enjoy math, not just spit out formulas and facts. I bring examples from outside material into the mathematical realm, to make things approachable.

Math is not as hard as people think. It is stigmatized against and makes you a nerd for enjoying it. I want to change that stigma.
In high school I loved science, math, debate and music; I studied Applied Mathematics in college. I just finished my Masters and I'm gearing up to start a PhD in fall '17. For the year, I am tutoring full time to pay down student loans, and because I love the work. I tutored privately in high school. As an undergraduate, I tutored for CU's Student Read more

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Cancellation
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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Davis, CA 95616
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Ali, Boulder, CO on 11/16/16

"Knowledgable, thorough and extremely helpful!"

- Dianne, Sacramento, CA on 10/5/17

"Great teacher"

- Shar, Citrus Heights, CA on 9/18/17

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- Calla, Louisville, CO on 8/8/17

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Alex, Boulder, CO on 3/27/17

"Really great!"

- Andrew, Boulder, CO on 2/13/17

"Great person and tutor"

- Cathy, Longmont, CO on 12/7/16

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- Robin, Boulder, CO on 10/4/16

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Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Microsoft Excel,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 2

I've taught at the the college level courses up through differential equations. I have taken courses in education and pedagogy. I studied Applied Mathematics in school. I am currently a graduate student. I tutored privately in high school. As an undergraduate I tutored for CU's Student Academic Services programs. As a graduate student, I was a Teaching Assistant for many courses in the Applied Math department.

Calculus

I have taught classes of all three levels of Calculus as a TA at CU. I have tutored countless students at both the college and high school level in calculus, as well.

Computer Programming

In the applied math department at CU, I focused on computer science. We would generally work on theory for a portion of a course, and then spend the remainder of the course implementing numerical algorithms, tracking convergence of techniques and plotting behaviors of numerical solutions. In addition to the extensive coding in Applied math, I also took 4 courses in computer science, including data structures, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Computer Science

My focus in my applied math program at CU was in computer science. Each course (excepting a few pure theory math classes) contained an aspect of coding to demonstrate the behavior of an algorithm or solution technique. In addition, I took courses with the computer science department including data structures, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. I have written code extensively during each semester of undergrad and graduate studies, as well as writing code for an internship with LASP.

Differential Equations

I have taken courses in ordinary and partial differential equations and well as initial value and boundary value problems. In addition, I have studied numerical methods to solving ODE's and PDE's.

Discrete Math

As an undergraduate student at CU Boulder, I got an A in Discrete Math. In addition to this course, I also took Statistics and probability which involve a lot of discrete mathematics.

Finite Math

Finite math is the foundation of higher level concepts in calculus and numerical analysis. I have studied in great depth the topics of finite math such as set theory, number theory, convergence of sums and series. As well as more abstract topics such as proofs through induction, contradiction, and construction. There is a great amount of overlap between finite math and discrete math, and I have used both in my studies and my work as an instructor.

Linear Algebra

At CU Boulder I took APPM 2360 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra as an undergrad as received an A-. As a graduate student, I then was a teaching assistant for the course for three semester.

In addition I have taken APPM 3300 - Matrix Methods and received an A. The course focuses on solving linear systems, approximation, interpolation, least squares, and matrix factorizations, in addition to a few other major linear algebra topics.

MATLAB

I took atleast one course each semester as an applied math undergrad and graduate student that involved use of MATLAB to model a solution or to code an algorithm. For example: Numerical Analysis 1 and 2 both involved numerical integration, differentiation and solutions to PDEs in MATLAB. Other such courses that involved heavy coding were: numerical linear alegebra, numerics, a Matlab specific coding course, radial basis functions, and many more.

Microsoft Excel

I have used excel extensively in undergrad and graduate studies in applications from accounting, to numerical analysis and statistical applications. I know how to code in VBA, and well as create in-cell functions to achieve specific goals. My extensive programming and mathematical background lend themselves well to the efficient use of Excel.

Physics

As an Applied Math grad student, most problems we tackled came from a physics background. As an undergrad and high school student I took 4 physics courses and labs. Physics and calculus in high school led me into the applied math track in college.

Precalculus

Precalculus contains all the tools of mathematics that I have honed over years of study and teaching. Topics such as function definitions, transformations, log rules, exponents, partial fractions, and factoring techniques all come back in higher level math courses such as calculus and differential equations. I have spent countless years working with each of these ideas.

Statistics

I have taken courses as an undergraduate and graduate student at CU in applied statistics, probability and mathematical (theoretical) statistics.

University of Colorado
Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado
Master's

Education

University of Colorado (Applied Mathematics)

University of Colorado (Master's)

Great tutor

He is very friendly and cares about his students. He is flexible and easy going with scheduling. Knowledgeable in many subjects and can help explain the concepts of each subject. Really helped me improve my skills and understanding in Calculus.

— Ali, Boulder, CO on 11/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Theodore will travel within 20 miles of Davis, CA 95616.