University of North Florida (Mathematics)
University of North Florida (Graduate Coursework)
That teacher that you can't quite understand? The book that doesn't tell you enough of what you need to solve a problem? That's not me. I've been there. Late nights, coffee, office hours, the works. I was a student in the math program struggling to get my bachelor's degree. Then, I spent two more years going for my master's, meaning even longer nights, more coffee, and needing my own whiteboard. I was also a tutor for five years, and for years afterward my clients came to me to either thank me, refer other clients to me, or to keep coming back as clients themselves.
Don't worry if you feel like you have a stupid question or you feel that you won't be good enough or this or that. I'm patient, and I take my time because learning is a process. I know you're willing to make the effort to learn, and I'm willing to put in the time and energy to help out in any way that I can. I love to help someone out whenever I'm able, and I love seeing the smile on a person's face when that fateful light bulb comes on.
I've had clients dealing with everything from intermediate math to trigonometry to Calculus 3. Yes, I've had almost all of my experience in a college/university setting, however I also have experience with high school students as well. If you're worried about a big test like the SAT or ACT, never fear, I've led workshops dealing with that level of material. Don't worry or say to yourself "I'll never get it" or "this is too hard," I'll make sure that by the time we're finished, you'll be saying to yourself that it's a lot easier than you thought. That teacher that you can't quite understand? The book that doesn't tell you enough of what you need to solve a problem? That's not me. I've been there. Late nights, coffee, office hours, the works. I was a student in the math program struggling to get my bachelor's degree. Then, I spent two more years going for my master's, meaning even longer
My kids were thoroughly impressed with Erik's approach. Both raved about his patience and overall understanding of how tough it can be to grasp math concepts. Erik provided down to earth tutoring on a level that they could easily understand. Both are looking forward to their next tutoring session. What more can a parent ask for? Great job Erik!!!
It was great to tutor them. They both always seemed to grasp the material, but just needed some little bits of help with the details. Hopefully I get to tutor them again! :)
He is willing to explain any question to you, will go through works thoroughly, and has an enthusiastic attitude towards helping you. you can tell Erik is experienced and can quickly break something down to you
Erik is very easy to talk to and understand. My son was comfortable the first time he met him which made it easier for him to open and learn from Erik
Erik is very knowledgeable about geometry and is confident in helping my son understand it as well
I’m in college and was taking Business Statistics online. I was having a hard time grasping the material and my grades were slipping, causing me a lot of stress. I decided to get a tutor and started working with Erik. He is very knowledgeable, patient and explains the information well. We met two times a week and my grades began to improve. I felt more confident with the course and I passed the class!
I was looking for a tutor to help my son in geometry, and randomly chose Erik. I could not have made a better choice. Erik is very kind, patient, and willing to help a student get to the level where he/she needs to be. He is very dependable and flexible, and most of all very knowledgeable of geometry and algebra II. My son, who was reluctant to being tutored initially, told me that he enjoys Erik's tutoring, because he makes him think, talks to him instead of at him, and explains geometry concepts so much easier than his teachers. My son's grade in geometry has increased dramatically.
It's always good to help ease a student in the process. I was like that myself for a while, I thought I didn't need help and was a bit embarrassed about seeing a tutor. I try to be what a good tutor should. Get them to think and learn instead of just solving the problems, talk to the student, but more importantly, listen to the student to see where they are, because they'll let you know how best to work with them and how to explain things. Glad I could be so much of a help!
Erik was very knowledgeable of Statistics and explained the process that was very easy to comprehend. In just the short time we tutored I gained a lot of understanding on how to analyze and interpret my analysis.
I try to break things down as best as I can, because I know some of the processes, especially for Statistics, can be a bit difficult. I'm glad I could help you understand everything!
I didn't have many lessons with Erik, but from the time I spent with him and the communications we had, I found that he is a friendly, patient and knowledgeable math tutor. Given the distance between our cities, Erik tried to be as accommodating with travel arrangements as possible. I came to Erik with questions and concerns regarding the ACT; we reviewed a practice exam and he was able to ease my worries about the examination process by recounting his own experience with the test. I would recommend Erik to anyone in the Jacksonville area seeking a math tutor.
I always appreciate dedication, be it for the work itself or seeking out help. I also love giving my perspective on tests and what to look for to sort of bring things into perspective. I hope all went well, but I'm sure you aced it. :)
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I first took the ACT as a junior in high school and scored a 30 on the math section. As a tutor in college, I led workshops on tests like the SAT and ACT to help students understand not only what the test looked for, but the best overall approach. I've kept up with changes in the makeup of the test, and am more than willing to answer questions that students may have.
I had my first experience with Algebra 1 back in 10th grade, and was successful enough to be considered as a tutor for the other students in the class.
I first had experience with Algebra 2 in 9th grade (I was an extra year ahead in math in school), and I was fortunate enough to help tutor it throughout high school and in college while at UNF.
I took the AB Calculus exam during my junior year of high school and passed, allowing me to start college at Calculus 2 and continue on through Advanced (theoretical) Calculus.
I was fortunate enough to study geometry a year early, while in middle school. I also tutored geometry while working at UNF, and have taught students privately intermittently for approximately 5 years.
At the University of North Florida, I studied linear algebra at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The undergraduate course focused heavily on matrices, and it enhanced an already working knowledge of them. The graduate course allowed me to deepen my understanding of matrix theory and different spaces.
As part of my undergraduate math degree, I studied a fair amount of theory. Also, while learning mathematic theory, I was privileged enough to tutor different levels of logic. I continued my logic and theory education in my two years of graduate school.
I've been lucky enough to have tutored prealgebra extensively in my time as a tutor at UNF, and I first started learning prealgebra as far back as 7th grade, building upon it as my education continued.
I have experience and knowledge of precalculus dating back to high school, when I first learned Alegbra 2 before going on to calculus. Precalculus was one of the most popular subjects that students needed help with in my time tutoring at UNF, and it was the one most requested when students sought me for help.
I studied probability while taking my graduate courses at UNF. Before that, however, I tutored probability as part of multiple classes (finite math, statistics, and other entry level math), and also touched on probability in my time at FSCJ.
I first took the SAT as a junior in high school and scored a 680 on the math section. This was after scoring more than 600 twice on the PSAT, once as a sophomore and again as a junior. As a tutor in college, I led workshops on tests like the SAT and ACT to help students understand not only what the test looked for, but the best overall approach. I've kept up with changes in the makeup of the test, and am more than willing to answer questions that students may have.
As part of my Bachelor's degree at UNF, I touched on some elementary forms of statistics. Also, as part of my graduate studies, I delved more into statistics both on an applied and a theoretical level. This was also one of the subject I tutored both at and outside of UNF.
I studied a lot of trigonometry both in high school as part of calculus, and in college as part of my degree. I learned both the applications, theories, and finer details of trigonometry in multiple classes in lieu of taking one specific, dedicated class.