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Tim S.

Middletown, CT

$40/hour

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In-person lessons
50+ Hours
4.9 average from 26 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient, honed in on salient skills
— Nancy, Madison, CT on 2/2/17

$40/Hour


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CCSU New Britain
Mathematics

Education

CCSU New Britain (Mathematics)

About Tim

I have the academic credentials to teach mathematics, and I have over 6 years of experience with curriculum design/implementation in a business setting. I want to tutor mathematics students because I'm excited about math and I want to practice my skills and fund the pursuit of my masters degree. Both of these are leading me toward a career as a full time mathematics teacher.

My method is constructive - I assess the degree of comfort that a student has with the material first, then build on that understanding progressively. I use real-life examples and meaningful contexts to frame the material in a way that makes sense for each individual student. This approach helps me eliminate that common objection to math - "when am I ever going to use this?"

My bachelor's degree (BA) is in pure mathematics rather than math education. This path makes me a mathematician of breadth and depth. Some of this education occurred after my experience as a corporate trainer, which allowed me to step back and realize that my professors were delivering two types of material to me - the mathematics, and how to teach it.

I have added several subjects beyond mathematics to my catalog, and I am happy to clarify my mastery of the material if you have any concerns.

Please contact me! I am excited to get started helping you.
I have the academic credentials to teach mathematics, and I have over 6 years of experience with curriculum design/implementation in a business setting. I want to tutor mathematics students because I'm excited about math and I want to practice my skills and fund the pursuit of my masters degree. Both of these are leading me toward a career as a Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Middletown, CT 06457
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient, honed in on salient skills"

- Nancy, Madison, CT on 2/2/17

"Knowledgeable and easy going tutor"

- Ed, Berlin, CT on 1/26/17

"Excellent session!"

- Tracy, Glastonbury, CT on 9/18/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Chemistry,
Physics
English:
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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 1

I have a BA in Mathematics and have spent over 30 hours tutoring algebra at the high-school and college level during the past semester.

Chemistry

I have completed 4 semesters of college-level chemistry at WPI in Worcester, MA.

Discrete Math

I completed this course at CCSU with the highest average in my class. Since then, I have applied the concepts of Discrete Math during coursework in Real Analysis and Abstract Algebra, and wrote a research paper in the popular mathematics typsetting program LaTeX that incorporated Discrete Math symbology.

Geometry

I completed Advanced/University Geometry at CCSU with A average, spring 2016, and independent research in geometric constructions.

Linear Algebra

I completed Linear Algebra at CCSU with an A average and was the de facto study group leader for a significant portion of my class. I also incorporated Linear Algebra into my major capstone project during a Seminar in Proof, completed May 2016 at CCSU.

Logic

Logic factored heavily into my studies as I completed my BA in Mathematics at CCSU. I studied logical statements in Discrete Math, and applied logic to construct exhaustive proofs in classes such as Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Advanced Geometry, and my senior capstone, Seminar in Proof. I have also applied logic in philosophy classes.

Microsoft Excel

I have used Microsoft Excel in a business environment for a dozen years, and as part of college-level science courses like chemistry and astronomy. I have led classes in business use of the program as part of my most recent job.

Microsoft Outlook

For over six years, I was the training manager for a company of roughly 60 people. Each time we hired a new employee I would run classes on important workplace skills, and Microsoft Outlook was among the topics. I would also host sessions for existing employees who wanted to increase their effectiveness with the program.

Precalculus

I have completed Calculus coursework up to and including proof of concept in Real Analysis.

Public Speaking

In May 2016, I completed an undergraduate course called Public Speaking at CCSU with an A average. In addition, running training sessions and meetings was a major part of my job duties for over 10 years. I facilitated meetings and training sessions at many credit unions throughout CT through the Connecticut Credit Union League. In addition, I have run seminars on personal finance and establishing good credit at high schools as well as at Wesleyan University. I have worked with audiences from 5 to 150 people.

CCSU New Britain
Mathematics

Education

CCSU New Britain (Mathematics)

Knowledgeable and patient, honed in on salient skills

Tim did a great job figuring out what my son needed to work on to start catching up and they accomplished so much in just one session. We so appreciate his help!

— Nancy, Madison, CT on 2/2/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Tim will travel within 25 miles of Middletown, CT 06457.