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Middletown, CT

$45/hour

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Vassar College
Mathematics

Education

Vassar College (Mathematics)

About Luis

Hi, my name is Luis. I'm a B.A. candidate in the Mathematics department at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I plan on pursuing a Ph.D in Mathematics and getting involved in collegiate or secondary school education. This past semester at Vassar I've been employed as a student tutor. As a math tutor at Vassar, I'm responsible for assisting students in Single Variable Calculus (Calc I & II), Multivariable Calculus (Calc III), and Linear Algebra.
Prior to enrolling at Vassar College I was a tutor at Middlesex Community College (MxCC) in Middletown, CT. At MxCC I tutored students in courses from Pre-Algebra to Single Variable Calculus. During the spring semester of 2014 at MxCC I also acted as a Student Instructor (SI) for a class in Pre-Algebra (MAT*085). I'm fluent in Spanish and am open to tutoring a student with English as a second language (Spanish being their primary language).
What I enjoy most about tutoring is guiding students through a difficult problem and seeing them fully understand the underlying concept. I believe that tutoring is mutually beneficial; I see any obstacle that a student may be facing as an opportunity for me to learn new ways of effectively teaching the material with respect to the student’s abilities and or perspective. As a tutor, the key to success is patience with a student—we’ve all been there. My only expectation is that a student to be prepared and eager to learn.
The relevant course work in math that I’ve taken at Vassar includes: Multivariable Calculus (Calc. III), Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, and Elementary Number Theory. I also have extensive experience in Single Variable Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Algebra, and Pre-Algebra.

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Hi, my name is Luis. I'm a B.A. candidate in the Mathematics department at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I plan on pursuing a Ph.D in Mathematics and getting involved in collegiate or secondary school education. This past semester at Vassar I've been employed as a student tutor. As a math tutor at Vassar, I'm responsible for assisting Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Middletown, CT 06457
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry

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Calculus

I have experience not only taking Calculus I,II, and III as a student, but also tutoring other college students in Calculus I and II.

Linear Algebra

I took Linear Algebra at Vassar College this past spring semester and received an A in the course. The course covered: Augmented matrices, Matrix row-reduction, the Matrix Equation, Linear Transformations, the Inverse of matrices, Determinants, Cramer's rule, Vector Spaces/Subspaces, Dimension and Rank, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Diagonalization, Vector properties, etc. While taking this course I sometimes assisted my peers who were struggling in certain areas of the material.

Vassar College
Mathematics

Education

Vassar College (Mathematics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Luis will travel within 20 miles of Middletown, CT 06457.