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Emma D.

Manhattan Beach, CA

$60/hour

Advanced Physics and Discrete Math Tutor (MIT Alumna, Mechanical EIT)

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Background check passed as of 10/17/13
5.0 average from 99 ratings
Outstanding tutor
— Katie, Medford, MA on 1/18/15

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Civil Engineering

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Civil Engineering)

About Emma

Emma is an MIT alumna and mechanical EIT who has been teaching and tutoring for nearly a decade. She taught a course in linear algebra as part of MIT's High School Summer Program; worked as a science instructor at the Newman School in Boston; was invited to teach physics at the Boston College of Architecture; and has over a thousand hours of tutoring experience.

Emma tutors high school and undergraduate math and physics. Her most frequently requested subjects are Physics I (Mechanics) and all levels of Calculus. She also supports civil and mechanical engineering majors in core classes such as statics, dynamics, waves/vibrations, and finite element methods.

In addition to engineering-related classes, Emma has extensive experience tutoring discrete mathematics for computer science. Having studied abstract mathematics and computer science at MIT, she is well-versed in proof techniques (such as induction), number theory, graph theory, probability, and combinatorics.

When she is not tutoring, Emma runs a small business that makes and sells sheet metal furniture and lighting. She enjoys flying as a private pilot and restoring her vintage British car, a 1972 MGB GT.

All tutoring takes place in east Manhattan Beach. Please inquire for exact location.
Emma is an MIT alumna and mechanical EIT who has been teaching and tutoring for nearly a decade. She taught a course in linear algebra as part of MIT's High School Summer Program; worked as a science instructor at the Read more

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Cancellation
3 hours notice required

One hour charge applies to late cancellations.

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Outstanding tutor"

- Katie, Medford, MA on 1/18/15

"Knowledgeable, thorough, and knows how to explain"

- Marisol, Miami, FL on 12/12/15

"Very knowledgable and thorough"

- Equisha, Bronx, NY on 11/24/15

"Best Engineering Tutor"

- Sandra, Los Angeles, CA on 10/3/15

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- Jerry, Torrance, CA on 9/6/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Sravya, Houston, TX on 9/5/15

"Great tutor"

- Shengping, Newtonville, MA on 2/14/15

"Life Saver!"

- Nasser, Boston, MA on 2/10/15

"Responsive And Easy To Understand"

- Patrick, Boston, MA on 2/2/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Randa, Boston, MA on 9/19/14

"Dedicated and effective tutor for the SAT Math II"

- Ji, Middleton, MA on 2/17/14

"A well-prepared tutor"

- Rakan, Boston, MA on 1/27/14

"Makes hard subjects seem much easier to grasp."

- Grace, Boston, MA on 10/28/13

"Very helpful."

- Ezinne, Boston, MA on 12/5/12
Math:
Calculus,
Discrete Math,
Linear Algebra,
Probability

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Calculus

Emma regularly tutors Calculus I, II, and III (multivariable) at Santa Monica College and USC. She has helped several adult students regain fundamental math skills and return to school for advanced degrees. She also tutors AP Calculus AB and BC.

Civil Engineering

Emma holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from MIT and is a certified Mechanical EIT (Engineer In Training). She has years of experience supporting civil engineering majors at Northeastern University, where she regularly tutored statics, strength of materials, structural analysis, and finite element methods.

Discrete Math

Emma studied computer science at MIT, where she earned a Minor in Mathematics. She has tutored discrete math for computer science at MIT, Florida Polytechnic, and USC. She is familiar with logic theory, proof techniques (e.g. induction, well-ordering), number theory, graph theory, probability, and combinatorics.

Linear Algebra

Emma taught a course in linear algebra as part of MIT's High School Summer Program. Having studied abstract mathematics and civil engineering, she is familiar with both linear algebra theory and applications. She has a unique perspective and way of translating linear algebra concepts so that they are relevant to engineers.

Mechanical Engineering

Emma is a certified Mechanical EIT (Engineer In Training) who has tutored many mechanical engineering subjects, such as statics, dynamics, waves/vibrations, fluid mechanics, and finite element methods.

Physics

Emma tutors high school AP Physics and undergraduate Physics I. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from MIT and is a certified Mechanical EIT (Engineer In Training). She can help you understand Newton's Laws, projectile and rotational motion, conservation of energy and momentum, and much more. Her style of teaching is visual, non-pedantic, and relevant to engineering applications and everyday experiences.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Civil Engineering

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Civil Engineering)

Outstanding tutor — I provide my highest level of recommendation to Emma as a math tutor. She helped me through the hardest class I have ever taken in my life. I had very little math experience prior to taking a very technical graduate program. I needed to take masters level calculus, probability, discrete math and statistics to complete my masters of science in computer information systems. Emma has a way of explai ...

— Katie, Medford, MA on 1/18/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

One hour charge applies to late cancellations.

Travel policy

Emma will travel within 0 miles of Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.