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Gary M.

Experienced, patient math tutor who can help YOU!

Experienced, patient math tutor who can help YOU!

$60/hour

  • 1,777 hours tutoring

About Gary


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Hi!

Math is all around us, and I believe that we all need to know how to use it in our daily lives. Unfortunately, math can be mysterious and difficult to understand at times. Sometimes a little extra explanation, or some additional guided practice, is needed to grasp a new concept, and that is where I can help. Because I feel so strongly about the importance of math skills, I am passionate about helping students overcome their math challenges and I would love to help you too.

I was...

Hi!

Math is all around us, and I believe that we all need to know how to use it in our daily lives. Unfortunately, math can be mysterious and difficult to understand at times. Sometimes a little extra explanation, or some additional guided practice, is needed to grasp a new concept, and that is where I can help. Because I feel so strongly about the importance of math skills, I am passionate about helping students overcome their math challenges and I would love to help you too.

I was fortunate that math made sense to me from an early age. After doing well in high school, I went on to study computer science at U.C. San Diego, and ultimately graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering with an overall 3.54 GPA. I also completed graduate level work in Structural Engineering at U.C. Berkeley. My coursework included math courses through calculus, as well as linear algebra and differential equations, earning mostly A's in those courses. My academic record garnered me admission to the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies, as well as the Golden Key National Honor Society.

While I am currently new to Wyzant, I am not new to tutoring. My first tutoring experience occurred while I was in 8th grade when a fellow student asked if I could tutor their younger sibling. I tutored off-and-on during the ensuing years, particularly while attending college where I worked as a teaching assistant in computer labs at UCSD, or worked with fellow engineering students at SDSU. I have been tutoring online for the past six-plus years and have helped thousands of students (or their parents) to understand topics ranging from elementary school math through calculus, as well as in statistics, physics, computer science, and finance.

My experience in tutoring has taught me a couple of important points. The first is that every student has their own approach to learning. Some students may only need a better explanation, while others may need guided practice to truly master a


Education

San Diego State University
Civil Engineering

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I was an A student in English from middle school through college, and am fortunate to possess excellent writing skills. Extensive reading and writing has given me a well-tuned ear which helps me catch words and phrases which do not sound correct, either due to slight differences in meaning, mismatched tenses, or other pitfalls which may cause a reader to pause or lose track of the main idea. Rather than being overly strict about grammar rules, I understand that there are often creative reasons for breaking the rules that were taught to us as students. My approach is to work with an author to help craft the best possible composition, without treading upon their creativity, rather than simply dictating rules which must be followed.
Statistics

Statistics

I earned A's in statistics courses in college, and I have been tutoring students in statistics online for the past seven years. I have helped thousands of students with their statistics coursework, and am quite proficient at explaining the material in a manner which cuts through the jargon and technical language.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I excelled in math throughout elementary school, and on through my engineering degree, as it was and is a favorite subject of mine. I am particularly concerned with the teaching of elementary mathematics, as it lays the foundation for all future math learning. I understand that the concepts can be confusing at first, and I am a patient teacher with all ages of students. My belief is that repeated practice is crucial to developing skills at this level of mathematics. My goals are working toward accuracy first, and then working to improve speed.

English

Proofreading

Proofreading

I was an A student in English from middle school through college, and am fortunate to possess excellent writing skills. Extensive reading and writing has given me a well-tuned ear which helps me catch words and phrases which do not sound correct, either due to slight differences in meaning, mismatched tenses, or other pitfalls which may cause a reader to pause or lose track of the main idea. Rather than being overly strict about grammar rules, I understand that there are often creative reasons for breaking the rules that were taught to us as students. My approach is to work with an author to help craft the best possible composition, without treading upon their creativity, rather than simply dictating rules which must be followed.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned straight A's in algebra and have extensive experience sharing my knowledge with students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I earned straight A's in algebra and have tutored thousands of students in this subject.
Calculus,

Calculus

I earned straight A's in Calculus in college, and have extensive experience tutoring this subject.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I excelled in general chemistry courses in both high school and college.
Geometry,

Geometry

I earned an A in geometry in junior high school, and have used it throughout the remainder of my math and engineering studies. I have tutored students in geometry for the past seven years and have helped many students with this subject. I am particularly skilled at helping to make the subject matter understandable by cutting through the technical terms and explaining the topic in plain language.
Physics,

Physics

I earned straight A's in my year of physics courses at UCSD, prior to completing my engineering degree at SDSU. In addition, over the past seven years I have tutored many students in various topics from the physics curriculum, including mechanics, gravitation, electro-magnetism, and optics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I excelled in all algebra topics as a student, and have used algebra extensively in my engineering studies. I also have extensive experience assisting students with pre-algebra and algebra topics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I excelled in my own precalculus coursework, and have been tutoring students in this subject for several years.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully tutored thousands of students in the math subjects and skills that are covered in the SAT test.
Statistics

Statistics

I earned A's in statistics courses in college, and I have been tutoring students in statistics online for the past seven years. I have helped thousands of students with their statistics coursework, and am quite proficient at explaining the material in a manner which cuts through the jargon and technical language.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned straight A's in algebra and have extensive experience sharing my knowledge with students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I earned straight A's in algebra and have tutored thousands of students in this subject.
Calculus,

Calculus

I earned straight A's in Calculus in college, and have extensive experience tutoring this subject.
Geometry,

Geometry

I earned an A in geometry in junior high school, and have used it throughout the remainder of my math and engineering studies. I have tutored students in geometry for the past seven years and have helped many students with this subject. I am particularly skilled at helping to make the subject matter understandable by cutting through the technical terms and explaining the topic in plain language.
Physics,

Physics

I earned straight A's in my year of physics courses at UCSD, prior to completing my engineering degree at SDSU. In addition, over the past seven years I have tutored many students in various topics from the physics curriculum, including mechanics, gravitation, electro-magnetism, and optics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I excelled in all algebra topics as a student, and have used algebra extensively in my engineering studies. I also have extensive experience assisting students with pre-algebra and algebra topics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I excelled in my own precalculus coursework, and have been tutoring students in this subject for several years.
Probability,

Probability

I excelled in probability subjects when taking various math and statistics courses. I have tutored students in probability and statistics for the past seven years. Over that time, I have helped thousands of students taking statistics courses understand various concepts in probability.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully tutored thousands of students in the math subjects and skills that are covered in the SAT test.
Statistics,

Statistics

I earned A's in statistics courses in college, and I have been tutoring students in statistics online for the past seven years. I have helped thousands of students with their statistics coursework, and am quite proficient at explaining the material in a manner which cuts through the jargon and technical language.
ACT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned straight A's in algebra and have extensive experience sharing my knowledge with students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I earned straight A's in algebra and have tutored thousands of students in this subject.
Calculus,

Calculus

I earned straight A's in Calculus in college, and have extensive experience tutoring this subject.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I excelled in general chemistry courses in both high school and college.
Geometry,

Geometry

I earned an A in geometry in junior high school, and have used it throughout the remainder of my math and engineering studies. I have tutored students in geometry for the past seven years and have helped many students with this subject. I am particularly skilled at helping to make the subject matter understandable by cutting through the technical terms and explaining the topic in plain language.
Physics,

Physics

I earned straight A's in my year of physics courses at UCSD, prior to completing my engineering degree at SDSU. In addition, over the past seven years I have tutored many students in various topics from the physics curriculum, including mechanics, gravitation, electro-magnetism, and optics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I excelled in all algebra topics as a student, and have used algebra extensively in my engineering studies. I also have extensive experience assisting students with pre-algebra and algebra topics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I excelled in my own precalculus coursework, and have been tutoring students in this subject for several years.
Statistics

Statistics

I earned A's in statistics courses in college, and I have been tutoring students in statistics online for the past seven years. I have helped thousands of students with their statistics coursework, and am quite proficient at explaining the material in a manner which cuts through the jargon and technical language.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I excelled in general chemistry courses in both high school and college.
Physics

Physics

I earned straight A's in my year of physics courses at UCSD, prior to completing my engineering degree at SDSU. In addition, over the past seven years I have tutored many students in various topics from the physics curriculum, including mechanics, gravitation, electro-magnetism, and optics.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned straight A's in algebra and have extensive experience sharing my knowledge with students.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I earned straight A's in algebra and have tutored thousands of students in this subject.
Calculus,

Calculus

I earned straight A's in Calculus in college, and have extensive experience tutoring this subject.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I excelled in general chemistry courses in both high school and college.
Geometry,

Geometry

I earned an A in geometry in junior high school, and have used it throughout the remainder of my math and engineering studies. I have tutored students in geometry for the past seven years and have helped many students with this subject. I am particularly skilled at helping to make the subject matter understandable by cutting through the technical terms and explaining the topic in plain language.
Physics,

Physics

I earned straight A's in my year of physics courses at UCSD, prior to completing my engineering degree at SDSU. In addition, over the past seven years I have tutored many students in various topics from the physics curriculum, including mechanics, gravitation, electro-magnetism, and optics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully tutored thousands of students in the math subjects and skills that are covered in the SAT test.
Statistics

Statistics

I earned A's in statistics courses in college, and I have been tutoring students in statistics online for the past seven years. I have helped thousands of students with their statistics coursework, and am quite proficient at explaining the material in a manner which cuts through the jargon and technical language.

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully tutored thousands of students in the math subjects and skills that are covered in the SAT test.
ACT Math

Examples of Expertise


Gary has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Very informative, knowledgeable, and helpful!!

Statistics • Review of computations for arithmetic mean, standard deviation, and variance of a sample • Computation of quadratic mean and harmonic mean of a data set • Computation of the sample proportion • Use of the normal distribution to compute a confidence interval for a sample mean • Compuation of the margin of error for a sample mean • Use of the Student's t-distribution to compute a confidence interval for a sample mean • Computation of the number of degrees of freedom when using the t-statistic or the Chi-squared distribution • Determination of critical values when using the normal distribution, t-distribution, or Chi-squared distribution to compute confidence intervals • Use of tables for the normal, Student t, and Chi-square distributions • Probability computations using classical probability theory, i.e. number of successful outcomes divided by the number of possible outcomes • Probability of consecutive independent events (product of individual probabilities) • Binomial experiment criteria, and computation of binomial probability • Approximating the binomial distribution using the normal distribution

Amanda, 2 lessons with Gary

Great Tutor!

I have been struggling in AP physics, and Gary has helped me immensely. The concepts make much better sense when he explains them, and he is very patient if I am struggling. I would strongly recommend Gary to anyone who is having a difficult time in physics or math.

Andie, 8 lessons with Gary

He knows his math

Not only does Gary know his math, he is able to understand what my son doesn't understand about pre-calculus and is able to explain it in such a way that my son understands.

Barbara, 30 lessons with Gary

Patient tutor, explains concepts with clarity and precision

I received tutoring from Gary for a university-level introductory statistics course. His explanations were clear and and helped me to understand the material better. I feel more confident now and would certainly use his services again.

Emily, 9 lessons with Gary

Helped my daughter with Physics

He arrived on time and did a very thorough job patiently answering my daughter’s questions. He is knowledgeable and gave her some great pointers. My daughter felt much more comfortable with the material after working with Gary.

Lili, 1 lesson with Gary

Dedicated to his students

We covered simple linear regression. Gary took the time to prepare for the lesson and patiently work through concept that were very abstract. He is a great teacher and provides teaching notes for me to use after the lessons.

Rob, 20 lessons with Gary

A very good experience.

Gary responded to my messages very quickly and the whole process went very well. He was very patient and knowledgeable We look forward to working with Gary again very soon.

Sherri, 4 lessons with Gary

Specializes in teaching math Kung Fu!

Gary was everything that I was hoping for in a tutor. He was efficient, straight to the point, and he gave me some practical approaches to solving my algebra problems. He has a very pleasant and patient personality. I would definitely use him again!

Odie, 3 lessons with Gary

Patient

Gary has really helped me improve my math skills! I come from a country where I didn’t see much of the things kids in my university already knew, he has helped me fill the gaps and now I am getting better and better in math!

Valentina, 49 lessons with Gary

$60/hour

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Gary M.

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