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Paul M.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$65/hr

Just In Time Math

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University of North Alabama
Nova Southeast University
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Education

University of North Alabama

Nova Southeast University (Enrolled)

About Paul

Although there are times, when some of us would like to avoid math, math is a necessity.
Math is an integral part of the world around us: in our paychecks, at the supermarket, and it will be an essential part of your workday someday.
In fact, those who can master basic Math concepts have a far greater earning potential than most other areas of study.

So come on aboard, I can show you the way. I have turned math into a fun and successful exercise for middle school, high school and college aged students from all over the country. I have worked successfully with students from other countries. I can teach online and offline with great results.

My enthusiasm for you to succeed will be apparent from our first conversation and/or e-mail. Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail any specific questions regarding math.

I am a math expert and, just as importantly, a motivational expert. My primary method for your success is practice, practice, practice. I have been teaching math to students of all ages and abilities for over 17 years. With successful performance in class and on tests my students say that I am the best math teacher they have ever had.

To complete the circuit of success, I integrate after lesson practice with follow up texts and e-mails. When all the lessons are complete, the results are amazing. I am looking forward to working with you soon.
Although there are times, when some of us would like to avoid math, math is a necessity.
Math is an integral part of the world around us: in our paychecks, at the supermarket, and it will be an essential part of your workday
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If the student will meet me at my house the rate will be $50 per hour. If there are 3 or more students the rate will be $25 per student per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
Background Check: Passed

"Well Planned Program"

- Jonathan, Pompano Beach, FL on 1/25/15

"You can tell he is very knowledgeable, comfortable with the subject of statistics, and I sense he has the ability to convey through the tutoting"

- Thomas, Hollywood, FL on 7/27/15

"Very happy"

- Steve, Hollywood, FL on 2/24/15

"Wish I had contacted him sooner."

- Jill, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 2/21/15

"Great Tutor"

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"Great results!"

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"Fantastic Tutor"

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"Positive, Responsible, Reliable"

- Tina, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 5/22/14

"Great GRE Tutor"

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"Excellence and Professionalism"

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"Knowlegeable"

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English:
Proofreading, Public Speaking
Science:
Physical Science, Physiology, Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
GRE,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB,
CLAST,
GED,
GRE,
PSAT,
SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Fitness,
Track & Field
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ACT Math

I have a course for a student who just wants test taking tips and that is 3 weeks at 3 times per week. This is for the student who needs a little math review and more on standardized test taking skills review.

For the student who needs more math review I have a 6 - 12 week program at 3 times per week. The total time each week should be 3 hours per week. As the testing deadline approaches we will meet less but each meeting will be for a longer duration.

Algebra 1

Factoring is the main emphasis after Prealgebra concerns. Prerequisites include solving 1 and 2 step linear equations; adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers; combining like terms; the Order of Operations.

Algebra 2

Prerequisites include factoring; solving 1 and 2 step linear equations; adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers; combining like terms; the order of operations.
Algebra 2 success requires the mastery of solving quadratics by 3 methods: factoring, complete the square, and the quadratic formula
The most difficult area for students is Conic Sections and this is where the knowledge of solving quadratics by factoring and completing the square becomes most important. Mastery of radicals and complex numbers is the final step to Algebra success and successful SAT preparation

ASVAB

For the student who needs more math review I have a 6 week program at 3 times per week. The ASVAB math portion isn't particularly long but the entire test will take 3+ hours. We will practice longer if scheduling permits.

Basketball

I am a very successful basketball coach with college and high school experience. My areas of expertise for individual development include shooting and ball handling. I have worked with over 5000 young people in the last 15 years and have helped make the top players in Dade and Broward County better.

Calculus

The topics that most students need help on are LHopitals, Limits, and The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. I will make those subjects simpler so that they can progress to the Derivatives and Integrals of advanced calculus.

CLAST

I am a certified math teacher in Florida and I have helped many teachers pass the CLAST Certification in math.

Discrete Math

Discrete Math is the study of math concepts that apply to non continuous functions. I have taught the entire course at school and I have taught all of the Discrete Math Courses separately for more than 10 years.

The following are the topics most often found in Discrete Math Text Books: Set theory, Graph theory, Probability, Number theory, Algebra, Calculus of finite differences, discrete calculus or discrete analysis, Geometry, Topology, Game theory, decision theory, utility theory, and social choice theory.

With all of the interesting topics this is one the more "fun" math courses.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive knowledge in math but I am well versed in reading and writing through grade 6. My specialty is motivating younger children to work at math until the success becomes contagious. My program for elementary combines math with exercise and sports. I have had success with all levels of students who have participated. I call this program the MRS (Math. Reading. Sports Program.). The summer is a great time to get caught up to or get ahead of grade level.

Elementary Math

The emphasis on grades through 2nd is add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers. Speed will be a factor in mastery of 1 and 2 column whole numbers. Mastery is considered 95% accuracy with the required speed.

Grades 3 - 5 the emphasis will be on catching up to those skills and mastering new skills that include fractions, decimals, and the order of operations. Mastery is considered 95%.

Finite Math

Finite math is very similar to Math modelling which is the act of creating functions or equations that describe a given application or situation. Finite Math also has Matrix Algebra, Probability, Statistics, and logic. I have taught or tutored these disciplines for 15 years. I am expert in all of these areas and look forward to tutoring students in these math topics.

Fitness

I was a fitness instructor in the US Marines for 4 years. After my discharge, I developed a civilian exercise program based on US Marine Corps Fitness standards. I have since developed a S.P.E.A.D. program for elite athletes. I have successfully trained young athletes who have developed in collegiate and professional athletes.

GED

The basics of an education can be achieved by anyone eager to succeed in life. Arithmetic and grammar are the first building blocks. Algebra and vocabulary are next on the list. To get to the level needed to pass the GED we will need a minimum of 3 solid weeks either face to face or on line.

Geometry

Plane Euclidean Geometry is best described as a following directions course. If you don't understand the directions, ask the question again and again until you understand the direction. Euclidean Geometry is also a logic course that forces one to think logically. The emphasis will be on understanding the logic components of geometry and applying the theorems/postulates/corollaries to real world problems.

GRE

The GRE will be the next step for your professional development. With Preparation, Organization, and Practice we will ensure our success on the exam. My expertise is in math but I am also proficient in the Verbal and Analytical Writing portions. Let's get together and map out your plan for success.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra concerns include the quick and accurate application of arithmetic to real numbers. Topics for Prealgebra include Solving 1 and 2 Step Linear equations; adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers; combining like terms; The Order of Operations.

Precalculus

The most difficult area for students is Graphing Trig Functions and the unit circle is the final step to Algebra success and successful SAT preparation.

PSAT

My PSAT student preparation success has a track record of success that is 8 years long. I have worked with students of differing abilities and I have helped account for a 17% increase in math on the average in com[paring practice test results with actual PSAT performance. The last component for PSAT success is the practice. I have developed several strategies and procedures that will allow any parent a quick follow up and follow through. This follow through will help improve the veracity and the tenacity of the practice.

SAT Math

My SAT preparation success is derived from three parts. Preparation is the first part. This includes but is not limited to showing up on time. Organization is the next part, without the organizational skills needed to prepare for the test makes it very challenging for a student to score their best. Last is practice. I have a slew of remedies and quick follow up procedures that will help improve the veracity and the tenacity of the practice.

Study Skills

My name is Paul M. I graduated from college in 3 years with a double major in Math and Psychology. I was a Magna Cum Laude graduate as an undergrad while playing basketball for an NCAA National Champion. My oldest son graduated in the top 1% of his class while being a 4 year starter in basketball at the varsity level. He is on track to have his undergraduate degree in 3 years and his Master's in 4. I have the ability to achieve and the knowledge to teach others how to learn.

Track & Field

I have been working with athletes for 15 years to help them improve their running and jumping abilities. I started a program called the S.P.E.A.D. S stands for speed; P is for power; E is for explosiveness; A is for acceleration; D is for discipline. The summer is the time we make athletes better. My program combines weight lifting, plyometrics, and sprint training. Come join us for a workout.

Trigonometry

Mastery of Trig Functions as well as 1/2 angle formulas; double angle formulas; Pythagorean Trig Functions; Inverse Trig Functions

University of North Alabama
Nova Southeast University
Enrolled

Education

University of North Alabama

Nova Southeast University (Enrolled)

Well Planned Program — Paul used a number of tools to quickly zero in on my son's weaknesses and develop a plan to strengthen those weaknesses while developing additional skills required for the SAT test. He's working one-on-one with my son and he has given great advice on ways to assist him and make the lessons more productive. My son has given positive feedback as to how the lessons are progressing, and I can monitor ...

— Jonathan, Pompano Beach, FL on 1/25/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

If the student will meet me at my house the rate will be $50 per hour. If there are 3 or more students the rate will be $25 per student per hour.

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 30 miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331.

Background Check Status for Paul M.

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