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I have a B.S in Mathematics from FGCU plus about 18 graduate credits. I also have a knack for taking cryptic symbols and frustrating problems and turning them into meaningful relationships and intuitive solutions. Granted, I was trained technically, and so I tend to talk technically, but I always try to keep in mind that if I explain something

*I can reduce the rate from $40/hr if I do not have to travel.*

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Patient. Knowledgeable . Flexible . A joy.

My 17 year old has improved his Physics grade with multiple sessions over two weeks. Philip is very prompt and communicative .

I was terrified to take statistics. It is great to have Philip there to help explain some of the concepts of what I am doing. It gives me great peace of mind to do some questions with him then actually know what I am talking about. He is very patient even if I make simple mistakes. I surely could not have gotten this far without him.

My grandson needed help with math. However, he refused to have a tutor. Phil somehow managed not only to help him with math, but also found that very difficult way to a teenager to earn his trust. Today he has a B, but without Phil, it would be C or D. We are so grateful to WyzAnt and Phil. He is a great math tutor, who also has a talent to work and interact with kids.

Phil is professional and is GREAT with Calculus 2. I found it extremely difficult to find a tutor that is proficient and can tutor upper level math courses that are taught at the university level, until I contacted him! He is patient, and always works with my schedule to meet with me on the weekends when I am free. I highly recommend Phil to anyone struggling in any math course!

Philip is an awesome tutor. Very patient but holds you accountable as well. I look forward to my AHA! moments every time we meet.

Math:

ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Science:

Electrical Engineering, Physics
Music:

Guitar
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ACT Math, Elementary Education:

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I have spent hundreds of hours helping college students who have struggled with math their whole lives. And with my background in math, as a high school teacher, I have been given everything from Algebra II to second year AP Calculus to teach. I tend to focus very much on understanding how something works, but then I think algebra I is more about learning the process of making something work, and we can worry about marrying that with the how and why later.

I have taught Algebra II and Algebra II Honors for 3 years so far, which for one of those years, I was the sole Algebra II Reg teacher at my school. I also have experience teaching College Algebra from when I was a TA, which is a very similar course.

Judging from people's feedback, I think I tend to shine the most as a calculus tutor. It is my favorite subject, and I guess it shows. As for qualifications, my degree included Calculus I, II, and III, Differential Equations, Analysis I and II (sometimes called advanced calculus) and a myriad of 20 or so other math courses which called upon this material. I have also taught calculus in high school.

I have taken Linear Algebra three times. The first was part of my A.S. degree. Then I took it again after I transferred to FGCU for my B.S. in math (even though I got an A, they only put down my first linear algebra class as a 1000 level course when they transferred my credits). After I graduated, I took Advanced Linear Algebra on a grad level, which was more reminiscent of abstract algebra. So if nothing else, I have gotten plenty of practice.

Precalculus is one of the most diverse courses in math. Its topics range from polynomials, logs, trig, vectors, conics, stats, series, complex, and on, and on. It's a little bit of everything! I am very well versed in all of these topics and over the years, precalculus has become my favorite course to teach, even above my favorite topic, calculus! But you understand, it is perfect for somebody with A.D.D.!

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