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Bruce H.

MATH Tutor emphasizing critical thinking & logical reasoning

MATH Tutor emphasizing critical thinking & logical reasoning

$60/hour

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For the past five years I have been in graduate school and/or teaching at Clark Atlanta University and the University of Florida. During this time I have tutored, TA-ed, and have been an instructor and adjunct lecturer. Recently most of my experience has been teaching mathematics to college students. However I have taught English as a second language, GED classes for all 4 of the subjects, ACT/SAT prep to students of all ages and backgrounds, in a variety of environments.

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For the past five years I have been in graduate school and/or teaching at Clark Atlanta University and the University of Florida. During this time I have tutored, TA-ed, and have been an instructor and adjunct lecturer. Recently most of my experience has been teaching mathematics to college students. However I have taught English as a second language, GED classes for all 4 of the subjects, ACT/SAT prep to students of all ages and backgrounds, in a variety of environments.

I am currently concentrating on making educational materials for upper level undergraduate courses and lower level graduate courses.

My teaching philosophy is to expose the student to ideas and concepts, giving them the guidance, tools and strategies to successfully analyze and solve novel problems. This equips the student better than just repeating the same task over and over. I strive to develop conceptual thinking and interest in the student, revealing connections within and between subjects. At first, progress may seem slow, as the process takes time, however my goal is for the student to arrive at the 'compression of thought' that Jo Boaler describes in her book, Mathematical Mindsets, which allows a person to understand mathematics and employ it with ease and facility.

I encourage and motivate students, and let them know the difference between my mathematical ability and theirs is experience and interest. However I engage students in a way that allows them to witness the joy, beauty and fun of mathematics. Throughout middle and high school I competed in math competitions and was the highest and most awarded student for my grade level in my district. I also have attained extremely high scores on the PSAT (National Achievement Finalist), SAT, ACT, and the GRE, scoring above the 80th percentile in each section, each time I took them. I hold a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Florida.

Contact me soon for more information or to get started! I offer courses/lessons/mentoring in the type of thinking needed in pursuing a career in mathematics and STEM fields including valuable introductions to proof writing and the type of mathematics seen in upper level undergraduate math courses such as the proof-writing courses as Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, and Advanced Calculus. I can tutor/coach/mentor the standard math courses as well.


Education

University of Florida
Mathematics
Clark Atlanta University
Masters
University of Florida
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: In-Person Group Rates are $40/hour per person. The Online Group Rates are $32/hour per person
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I competed on math teams in middle school and high school and won many awards. The types of problems were logical reasoning word problems that involved more knowledge than just standard numbers and equations. Similar in many ways to the problems encountered in elementary mathematics. I have experience teaching students of all ages for in a variety of fields, including a summer stint teaching elementary school students in South Korea.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience making complex manipulations using algebra on challenging standardized tests, competitive mathematic competitions, some of my advanced courses (Abstract Algebra and Analysis, for instance), and research. I've also taught Basic College Algebra 3 of the last 4 semesters at UF. I have experience teaching/tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the past 4 years I have taught Basic College Algebra, PreCalculus and Calculus I, each for at least 3 different semesters. These are the exact courses where Algebra 2 is taught and then used rigorously. The amount of time I have recently spent teaching these subjects has given me insight and knowledge into knowing the ins and outs of Algebra 2 and imparting that knowledge.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since arriving at UF in the Fall of 2015 I have TA-ed, Instructed and/or have been an adjunct lecturer for Calc 1 and/or Calc 2 in 6 different semesters. I have also extensively taught PreCalculus and Trigonometry in that time. Often times I find that students do not have a problem understanding the Calculus concepts, but some of the underlying math needs shoring up and I can assist with that too. I also make sure that while we certainly address the details of problems we do not lose sight of the big picture of the concepts involved in Calculus.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have TA-ed the University of Florida's Basic College Algebra Course in 3 consecutive semesters. Including one semester where I had 4 different sections. I have also taught many subsequent courses and know how the material will be used and what students can expect in their future classes.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have been at UF as a grad student or adjunct lecturer since the fall of 2015. In that time I have TA-ed and/or been an instructor of PreCalc with Trig, PreCalc with Algebra and/or Trigonometry for 4 semesters. In this time I have also taught subjects such as Calc I & Calc 2, which uses PreCalculus and Trigonometry extensively. This means I am aware of and can prepare you for the ways in which you will use PreCalculus in future classes.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience making complex manipulations using algebra on challenging standardized tests, competitive mathematic competitions, some of my advanced courses (Abstract Algebra and Analysis, for instance), and research. I've also taught Basic College Algebra 3 of the last 4 semesters at UF. I have experience teaching/tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the past 4 years I have taught Basic College Algebra, PreCalculus and Calculus I, each for at least 3 different semesters. These are the exact courses where Algebra 2 is taught and then used rigorously. The amount of time I have recently spent teaching these subjects has given me insight and knowledge into knowing the ins and outs of Algebra 2 and imparting that knowledge.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since arriving at UF in the Fall of 2015 I have TA-ed, Instructed and/or have been an adjunct lecturer for Calc 1 and/or Calc 2 in 6 different semesters. I have also extensively taught PreCalculus and Trigonometry in that time. Often times I find that students do not have a problem understanding the Calculus concepts, but some of the underlying math needs shoring up and I can assist with that too. I also make sure that while we certainly address the details of problems we do not lose sight of the big picture of the concepts involved in Calculus.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have taught, tutored and taken many courses involving Dynamical Systems, Number Theory, Set Theory, Logic and Mathematical Reasoning and have mentored students through the transition of focus from calculation based mathematics to proof writing and rational argumentation. I have a few courses designed to for intro to proof writing for student's that are at different levels in their mathematical maturity. I intend to publish some work on Discrete Math in the coming months.
Logic,

Logic

I have tutored, mentored and coached students through the transition into proof writing courses. I concentrate on developing their skills in interpretation of quantifiers, definitions, logical implications/propositions and their proper equivalences and negations. We discuss truth tables, Boolean Algebra, Set Theory and Number Theory to give an appropriate introduction and arena to practice logical/mathematical reasoning and rational argumentation.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have TA-ed the University of Florida's Basic College Algebra Course in 3 consecutive semesters. Including one semester where I had 4 different sections. I have also taught many subsequent courses and know how the material will be used and what students can expect in their future classes.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been at UF as a grad student or adjunct lecturer since the fall of 2015. In that time I have TA-ed and/or been an instructor of PreCalc with Trig, PreCalc with Algebra and/or Trigonometry for 4 semesters. In this time I have also taught subjects such as Calc I & Calc 2, which uses PreCalculus and Trigonometry extensively. This means I am aware of and can prepare you for the ways in which you will use PreCalculus in future classes.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Since Fall of 2015 I have been a grad student and/or Instructor at UF in the Mathematics Department. In that time, I have TA-ed and/or been an instructor for Trigonometry, PreCalc with Trig, and/or Basic College Algebra for 7 different semesters. I have also taught Calculus 1 and 2 which uses Trigonometry extensively. This gives me the knowledge to know what has been taught to students before their Trigonometry class and how Trigonometry is used in future classes.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience making complex manipulations using algebra on challenging standardized tests, competitive mathematic competitions, some of my advanced courses (Abstract Algebra and Analysis, for instance), and research. I've also taught Basic College Algebra 3 of the last 4 semesters at UF. I have experience teaching/tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the past 4 years I have taught Basic College Algebra, PreCalculus and Calculus I, each for at least 3 different semesters. These are the exact courses where Algebra 2 is taught and then used rigorously. The amount of time I have recently spent teaching these subjects has given me insight and knowledge into knowing the ins and outs of Algebra 2 and imparting that knowledge.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since arriving at UF in the Fall of 2015 I have TA-ed, Instructed and/or have been an adjunct lecturer for Calc 1 and/or Calc 2 in 6 different semesters. I have also extensively taught PreCalculus and Trigonometry in that time. Often times I find that students do not have a problem understanding the Calculus concepts, but some of the underlying math needs shoring up and I can assist with that too. I also make sure that while we certainly address the details of problems we do not lose sight of the big picture of the concepts involved in Calculus.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have TA-ed the University of Florida's Basic College Algebra Course in 3 consecutive semesters. Including one semester where I had 4 different sections. I have also taught many subsequent courses and know how the material will be used and what students can expect in their future classes.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have been at UF as a grad student or adjunct lecturer since the fall of 2015. In that time I have TA-ed and/or been an instructor of PreCalc with Trig, PreCalc with Algebra and/or Trigonometry for 4 semesters. In this time I have also taught subjects such as Calc I & Calc 2, which uses PreCalculus and Trigonometry extensively. This means I am aware of and can prepare you for the ways in which you will use PreCalculus in future classes.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience making complex manipulations using algebra on challenging standardized tests, competitive mathematic competitions, some of my advanced courses (Abstract Algebra and Analysis, for instance), and research. I've also taught Basic College Algebra 3 of the last 4 semesters at UF. I have experience teaching/tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the past 4 years I have taught Basic College Algebra, PreCalculus and Calculus I, each for at least 3 different semesters. These are the exact courses where Algebra 2 is taught and then used rigorously. The amount of time I have recently spent teaching these subjects has given me insight and knowledge into knowing the ins and outs of Algebra 2 and imparting that knowledge.
Calculus

Calculus

Since arriving at UF in the Fall of 2015 I have TA-ed, Instructed and/or have been an adjunct lecturer for Calc 1 and/or Calc 2 in 6 different semesters. I have also extensively taught PreCalculus and Trigonometry in that time. Often times I find that students do not have a problem understanding the Calculus concepts, but some of the underlying math needs shoring up and I can assist with that too. I also make sure that while we certainly address the details of problems we do not lose sight of the big picture of the concepts involved in Calculus.

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Our mentoring group has 6 students at University of Florida and 1 at FSU. Bruce makes himself available to all of them either in person, laptop, phone or text. He handles all forms of math including pre-calc, trig, calc and stats. We highly recommend him.

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