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Steven G.

Jacksonville, FL

$40/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable Ivy League Math Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/7/15
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Dartmouth College, B.A.
Economics
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College, B.A. (Economics)

University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia (Master's)

About Steven

I am a two time Ivy League graduate. I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 with my bachelor's in Economics, and I recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an M.S. in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment and Research Technology. I have over 15 years of tutoring experience, and I've tutored failing students from F's to A's in Algebra, Statistics, Economics, Spanish, and a host of other classes.

My love of Math comes from a love of dealing with numbers. Despite people's belief that they are unable to learn Math, I believe that everyone is capable of it -- it all depends on who is on who is teaching you and how you learned it. As a former math teacher of mine used to say, "Math is not a spectator sport." As such, I like to give progressively challenging assignments so you not only understand the basics, but you also understand math at another level.

I have a passion and love for the Spanish language and how the culture and the language influence each other. In addition to taking Spanish all four years during high school, I also minored in U.S. Hispanic Languages and Literature while at Dartmouth. I've traveled to Spain and for 4 months I lived in Montevideo, Uruguay studying the culture and language. Most recently, I taught introductory Spanish to adult learners for 3 years.

I believe that anyone who embarks upon seeking out a tutor should expect to learn the material requested. My goal is not only to meet that goal but to exceed it. I want to not only teach you the skills needed to learn the material, but to also learn where to find help when you need it. Ultimately, my goal is to make you so confident on a topic that you no longer need me anymore.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I am a two time Ivy League graduate. I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 with my bachelor's in Economics, and I recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an M.S. in Statistics, Measurement, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32206
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Music:
Flute, General Music,
Music Theory, Violin
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I KNOW Algebra. I've algebra. Unwillingly, I ended up taking Algebra 1 3 times as a kid. Once in a summer enrichment program in 7th grade, again in 8th grade, and finally again in 9th grade when I entered high school and the math class I had signed up for didn't have enough students for the school to run it.

Because I had Algebra 1 taught to me 3 different ways, I've learned 3 different ways of teaching it, and have used those ways, along with new methods, to teach Algebra to my students. Concepts such as the "do-do principle" (whatever you do to one side of an equation you must to do the other side of the equation) aren't stated in those terms in schools, I learned that it is tricks like this that help students struggling with Algebra get a firm grasp of the subject (while also laughing at it). I employ tips and tricks like these to instill the concepts needed to do well in Algebra, as well as higher math classes.

General Music

I been involved in music for the past 26 years. I currently play the following instruments at an intermediate to advanced level:

Piano
Violin
Viola
Cello
Flute/Piccolo
Recorder (Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, and Tenor)
Oboe/English Horn
Clarinet
Saxophone
Bassoon

In college, I also took courses in Music (The Music of Non-Western Peoples and Music Theory) and earned an A- in each course.

Microsoft Access

I've designed 3 fully functional Access databases in my years in the IT world. One database was used to track students and their progress as a part of a tutoring company and was created using Access 2000. My most recent database was an Access 2013 database that had a Access front end and a SQL backend. The front-end contained forms and reports based on queries I created. As the database was created to import large spreadsheets, there were macros and scripts created to import this data in a seamless manner for the user, by use of a switchboard with buttons.

Microsoft Windows

I've worked in the IT field for over 10 years, 5 of which I've spent at the University of Pennsylvania as a IT Support Specialist supporting Windows XP and Windows 7 and 8 desktops and laptops. I designed, implemented and taught training curriculum for Divisional staff on proper using of Windows 7 upon our upgrade from Windows SP to Windows 7 in 2010-2011. I currently work as an IT Manager maintaining Windows desktops and servers.

Statistics

After taking AP Stats in high school I fell in love with it. So much so that I was actually happy that my major required us to take Statistics and econometrics. Even after those classes, I still hadn't had enough Stats, so I got my MS from the University of Pennsylvania in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment and Research Technology. What can I say, I LOVE Statistics.

This love comes through when I teach it. I relate statistics back to real life to teach and reinforce the concepts. I make it fun, and after having it a few times, I have a few mnemonics to help remember the most important concepts.

Violin

I've been playing stringed instruments since 1992. I've played in my high school orchestra that traveled to Montreal, Quebec, and Israel. I've been invited to play in youth orchestras because of my viola/violin and musical abilities, and have traveled to Spain and London to go on tour. I've also participated in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, the Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra, and the Baroque Players while I attended Dartmouth. Most recently, I co-founded a violin/cello duo called Fretless in Philly.

Dartmouth College, B.A.
Economics
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College, B.A. (Economics)

University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 15 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32206.