University of Pennsylvania
Michigan State University (MBA)
University of South Carolina (Graduate Coursework)
As an Ivy League graduate, I have a solid academic foundation. In addition to my BS, I also have an MBA. Furthermore, I have completed the coursework for a PhD in management science, which included several doctoral level math and statistics courses. I have been teaching math and statistics for 17 years at a variety of schools, ranging from career colleges to elite research universities. Although I have taught primarily at the college level (undergraduate and graduate), I have tutored and served as a substitute teacher at the middle school/high school levels.
When I work with students individually, I do not use pre-planned lessons. I assess their needs and develop custom tutoring sessions for their maximum benefit. I like teaching math because math problems all have a specific technique or method. Very little memorization is required. All math problems of a certain topic are completed using the the same methodology. Getting students to realize that is the key. Students who struggle in math will look at two homework problems in a section of a textbook and see two completely different problems. Once they understand the methodology is the same, they will begin to see the same problem repeated with different numbers (instead of two different problems). That is when I know I am successful. As an Ivy League graduate, I have a solid academic foundation. In addition to my BS, I also have an MBA. Furthermore, I have completed the coursework for a PhD in management science, which included several doctoral level math and … Read more
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I contacted Steve in desperation! I had two weeks to study and cram for my GRE's. At our first meeting Steve showed up prepared with GRE workbooks and was so patient as he watched me work on a few problems and realized we had our work cut out for us over the next 6 days. He was so flexible that he extended the first session to 2-hours, the second to 4 and met me every morning subsequently for the next 5 days. We quickly fell into a student/teacher pattern efficiently tackling the daunting task.
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Steve brings both expert knowledge and tremendous interpersonal skills to his tutor sessions. Steve has both engaged and held our son accountable for his role in the tutor sessions. Steve is patient, well organized and disciplined. He has set a higher level of expectation for our son who, through his strong rapport with and respect for Steve, is excited to deliver against. Steve is worth his weight in gold; increasing the student's self-expectations, confidence, understanding, and yes - greatly improved grades.
Steven S. has been my tutor for 2 weeks now and I have really come a long way with his help. He is definitely a five star tutor across the board. It's been many years since algebra and Steven has made the lessons easy to understand and preparations for testing enjoyable.
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I have taught math for 18 years from middle school up through college and graduate school. I have 36 college and graduate credits in math and statistics. The courses I teach encompass both discrete and continuous math topics. Furthermore, I have over 400 hours of math/statistics tutoring with WyzAnt; and most of them include discrete math problems. Discrete math is not a subject of math , such as algebra, geometry, or calculus. Rather, it is a description of the type of distribution involved. In simplistic terms, discrete math uses whole numbers, not fractions or decimals. Essentially, it includes "countable sets." The distinction is readily noticeable in probability problems, in which the calculations for discrete variables and continuous variables are much different from each other..
Linear Algebra covers vector spaces and studies lines, planes, and subspaces. Many geometric and algebraic techniques are covered. I have earned 21 graduate-level credits in math and statistics. Since I am qualified to tutor Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus, I am qualified to tutor Linear Algebra.