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Andrew G.

Mathematics Tutor -- All Levels

Mathematics Tutor -- All Levels

$64/hour

About Andrew


Bio

- Are you "struggling" with mathematics?
- Do you want to improve your grade in math?
- Do you want to take your math tests with greater confidence?
- Do you want to make math more fun?

OR --

- Are you already scoring an “A” in math but want to learn even more, so that you can be fully prepared for the next higher level of instruction?
- Are you at (or near) the head of the class and feeling unchallenged?
- Do you want to make math more fun?

If you answered “yes” to ANY of the above...

- Are you "struggling" with mathematics?
- Do you want to improve your grade in math?
- Do you want to take your math tests with greater confidence?
- Do you want to make math more fun?

OR --

- Are you already scoring an “A” in math but want to learn even more, so that you can be fully prepared for the next higher level of instruction?
- Are you at (or near) the head of the class and feeling unchallenged?
- Do you want to make math more fun?

If you answered “yes” to ANY of the above questions, then you should consider a math tutor. We'll spend an hour or two each week working and playing with math concepts, discussing mathematical principles, and focusing on any uncertainties or difficulties that you are having. There will be an emphasis on having fun, so puzzles and games, and real-world problems, will be used as instruction tools. No homework will be assigned.

Struggling students will improve their grades. Students who are currently “making the grade” will be more confident regarding their abilities and will be fully prepared for “honors” level instruction. High School students will be prepared for pre-calculus and calculus instruction, and will be in position to confidently pass their AP tests.

ALL students are fully capable of high academic achievement. However, many students are not confident in their abilities. It is my goal to increase each student's ability to understand the material and to learn effectively. Mathematics is not "difficult" if it is approached the right way. Anyone with the desire can learn algebra, trigonometry, and calculus if each concept is simplified.

Tutor: Dr. Andrew G.
B.S. Civil Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University
M.S., Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Dr. G.'s qualifications include a Ph.D. in engineering from CalTech (including a minor in numerical methods/applied math) and over 25 years experience as a practicing environmental engineer/scientist. In addition, he has a lifelong passion for mathematics and, in addition to tutoring all grade levels in math, has volunteered for 6 years in the local public schools in San Rafael (including mathematics instruction and Odyssey of the Mind coach). Dr. G. has a daughter who has recently graduated high school. He enjoys music, hiking and geocaching.


Education

Carnegie-Mellon University
Civil Engineering
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Masters
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $64
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/30/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Andrew hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Statistics

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Dr. Andrew G. has a Ph.D. from Caltech in environmental engineering science with a minor in numerical methods. In addition he has over 30 years experience as a practicing atmospheric scientist and dispersion modeler. The concepts of Linear Algebra are at the heart of (1) numerical methods (used to develop and evaluate solution techniques that are used by computers to solve large numerical systems such as finite element analyses), (2) numerical solutions of overdetermined systems (i.e., "least squares" which are used in atmospheric receptor modeling techniques such as the Chemical Mass Balance model), and (3) statistical models (correlation and multiple regression). Dr. Gray's research in air pollution includes the use of meteorological and dispersion computer models which involve numerical solutions of large linear (and non-linear) systems. Dr. Gray has also worked with (and helped in the development of) receptor models such as the Chemical Mass Balance Model and other related multivariate factor-analysis techniques. In addition, he has developed computer programs for the efficient (and stable) solution of linear systems (using such methods as Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization). Topics in Linear Algebra include: * Systems of Equations and Matrices - Systems of Equations, Row-Echelon Form, Reduced Row-Echelon Form, Gaussian Elimination, Gauss-Jordan Elimination, Matrices, Matrix Arithmetic, Transpose, Inverse Matrices, LU-Decompositions. * Determinants - The Determinant Function, Properties of Determinants, Method of Cofactors, Determinants by Row Reduction, Cramer's Rule. * Euclidean N-space - Vectors, Vector Arithmetic, Norm, Dot Product, Cross Product, Projections, Euclidean N-space, Linear Transformations. * Vector Spaces - Vector Space Axioms, Subspaces, Span, Linear Independence, Linear Dependence, Basis, Dimension, Null Space, Row Space, Column Space, Inner Product Spaces, Orthogonal/Orthonormal Basis, Least Squares, QR-Decomposition, Orthogonal Matrices. * Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors - Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Eigenspaces, Diagonalization, Jordan Canonical Form.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (211 ratings)
5 star
(192)
4 star
(15)
3 star
(4)
2 star
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Reviews


Great tutor!

Very thorough and knowledgeable. Made it easy to understand statistics math concepts that seemed complicated. I would definitely recommend him to anyone struggling with math.

Jessica , 1 lesson with Andrew

Excellent and friendly tutor

So far, my son has had one tutoring lesson to help with his AP Calculus BC class. The first lesson went great and my son will have more to follow. Andrew is very knowledgeable and friendly, which made my son's first session very enjoyable according to my son.

Eric, 35 lessons with Andrew

knowledgeable and calm

Andrew is very helpful, knowledgeable and easy to understand. He keeps a pace commensurate with the students ability and understanding of the material being learned.

Dianna, 54 lessons with Andrew

Very knowledgable.

Andrew is helping my son grasp the principles of AP calculus and it is making a great difference on the principal said he is teaching Brian for his review

Bernard, 18 lessons with Andrew

Energetic and knowledgeable tutor

Helped me prepare for final exam in linear algebra. He was very excited to help and was clearly very passionate about math and teaching. I feel much more confident going into my exam and learned a lot about bases and linear transformations (areas I was particularly lacking in before). He was a phenomenal tutor and I would highly recommend him to anyone! :)

Jeannine, 13 lessons with Andrew

Awesome tutor

Andrew is one of a kind. Very good at explaining and trying to find a way for you to understand any concept. He is also very funny and can relate the material for you to understand and maybe think about a real life example. He is also good at finding what exactly your struggle maybe, either mathematically or just misinterpreting the question. I would suggest working with Andrew if you want to receive in "A" in your desired course.

Tyler, 17 lessons with Andrew

Very clear and funny

Andrew and I sat down and worked on homework problems I was struggling with. He helped give me a better understanding and gave me a solid approach towards problems in the future. Overall Andrew was very clear, patient and made the problems interesting. It's all about relating the sometimes difficult topics to something you understand in the real world. I would definitely recommend Andrew to anyone who needs help in physics.

Tyler, 12 lessons with Andrew

Very thoughtful, thorough and patient.

Andy has worked out very well for our son. He is thoughtful, thorough and patient.

Dawn, 20 lessons with Andrew
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$64/hour

Andrew G.

$64/hour

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Response time: 8 hours