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Caleb C.

Jacksonville, FL

$40/hour

Math Graduate Passionate About Inspiring A Love For Math

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/17/15
4.9 average from 47 ratings
He knows Calculus and the background
— Carole, Saint Augustine, FL on 4/4/17

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B. S. University of North Florida
Discrete Mathematics

Education

B. S. University of North Florida (Discrete Mathematics)

About Caleb

My name is Caleb, your future mathematics tutor! I received my B.S. in Discrete Mathematics with a minor in computer science from the University of North Florida. In addition to my degree, I have over 5 years of teaching experience in various outlets at all levels from elementary school through college. Please continue reading if you would like a more detailed description of my background and experience, and feel free to send me any questions!

First of all, I am absolutely passionate about mathematics, but it has not always been this way as one might expect. When I was in middle school I hated mathematics and science--I was thoroughly struggling. My rapid turn around occurred when I sought help from a tutor, of whom I owe a lot of what I have become today. She not only helped me succeed in those subjects, but she instilled my addiction for mathematics. I desire to implant that same fervent desire to learn and succeed in mathematics into another student who has not had math "click" into place for them. I have had a first hand account of how difficult mathematics can seem, but I can also attest to how much fun you can have when you realize the intrinsic nature of mathematics. Once the concepts start falling into place, you will begin to understand the interconnectivity between all forms of mathematics, other school subjects, or life applications.

In addition to the record I have established tutoring for Wyzant, I have tons of other experience tutoring everything from elementary school mathematics to college level mathematics over the past 5 years. I began to teach math when I was a junior in high school where I was a TA for a middle school math class. My job there was to reinforce concepts to students who were not fully understanding the material. After high school, I went off to college to start on my math degree. It was then that I started to tutor more seriously. As I progressed through my degree, I continued to tutor higher and higher level mathematics. I even spent a semester tutoring for the university for all mathematics classes up through Calculus III and Linear Algebra. For the past year, I have held instructor and lead instructor roles at Mathnasium, and can offer all the benefits from attending a Mathnasium center while maintaining a one-on-one platform.

In terms of teaching style, I am very heavy on intuition. Simply teaching my student how to algorithmically complete the problem accomplishes nothing. Give it a few years and they will have forgotten how to do the problem. For this reason, I strive to teach the underlying concepts of a topic. After the firm conception of the intuition is reached, I will then move on to explaining how to do the problem. Another trick I like to utilize is foreshadowing. For example, if the student is learning algebra, I will allude to a complimentary subject in calculus. This creates a sense of mystique on how all the mathematics courses really interconnect. Eventually, the student will be able to say, "Well maybe calculus is not as hard as everyone says it is. Maybe I can really do it!" Just like that, we have unlocked the biggest barrier to learning, our own self doubt.

My availability and policies can be found here in my profile, so be sure to give those a look. I also offer online tutoring. The site offers many resources to make the experience excellent, and I myself have the resources and technical know-how to make it a very professional, enjoyable experience. Let me know if you would like to schedule a free trial to see what the online learning experience would be like. Feel free to send me any more questions I will gladly answer them!

I hope I will hear from you soon, so we can discover all the awe-inspiring concepts in mathematics together!
My name is Caleb, your future mathematics tutor! I received my B.S. in Discrete Mathematics with a minor in computer science from the University of North Florida. In addition to my degree, I have over 5 years of teaching experience in various outlets at all levels from elementary school through college. Please continue reading if you would like a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Multiple lessons/week will warrant a 50% discount for each subsequent hour after the first. For groups, the rate will be $100 per session.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32246
Background Check: Passed

"He knows Calculus and the background"

- Carole, Saint Augustine, FL on 4/4/17

"Our Mathematic Angel!"

- Gina, Jacksonville, FL on 2/13/17

"Great Tutor!"

- Sue, Jacksonville, FL on 11/18/16

"Fantastic Tutor."

- Tamika, Jacksonville, FL on 11/13/16

"Awesome tutor"

- Michael, Jacksonville, FL on 9/30/16

"Got an English student through math with an A!"

- Daniel, Jacksonville, FL on 5/8/16

"He gets math!!"

- Susan, Jacksonville, FL on 6/15/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Common Core, Differential Equations, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Music:
Music Theory
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, Common Core, SAT Math
Computer:
C,
General Computer, Java
Special Needs:
Common Core, Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I received a grade of an A in Algebra I when I first took the class in 9th grade. It is the class I have also tutored the most since almost everyone struggles with it. I can teach all the concepts, and I know how they relate to higher level mathematics.

Algebra 2

I have had multiple chances to tutor Algebra II over the last few years. Along with Algebra I, it is the most foundational mathematics there is for secondary and post-secondary mathematics. This makes it extremely important for me to always teach the intuition so that the material is not easily forgotten.

C

I received an A in my first year programming class covering the C programming language. I have also taken many classes on computing theory and can explain both the computational paradigms and the formal mathematics behind them. This will help in explaining the intuition behind programming in C.

Calculus

I have been through the complete calculus sequence of Calculus 1, 2, & 3 and passed each with either an A or a B. Since most people struggle with calculus, I have had a lot of experience tutoring calculus over the past couple years!

Discrete Math

Discrete mathematics is the concentration of my math degree, and it is really where my passion lies. I have studied basic discrete topics such as: set theory, cominatorics, graph theory, computing theory, and biomathematics. I prefer these topics in mathematics over the continuous side of mathematics such as calculus.

Finite Math

Finite mathematics is essentially discrete mathematics without rigorous proofs. Since the focus of my degree is discrete mathematics, the concepts covered in a finite mathematics class are my specialty. I understand both the subjects and the theory behind the subjects. I have also tutored finite mathematics a hand-full of times both privately and for my university.

Linear Algebra

I completely understand the concepts in undergraduate linear algebra that include: matrix mathematics, reduced row echelon form through Gaussian elimination, the concept of the determinant of a matrix, subspaces and the idea of a basis, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors and how they relate back to subspaces and the determinant of a matrix. I received a B in my linear algebra course, but I feel like I really learned a lot, and would feel comfortable teaching it. I have never tutored this subject outside of helping other classmates, but I would enjoy to help those who are struggling in the future.

Logic

I have taken multiple classes covering logic and introduction to proofs. This knowledge has been further solidified by many more upper level math classes that hinge on the ability to make valid arguments which lead to correct conclusions. I have also had experience tutoring this topic on multiple occasions.

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra is where I really began to love mathematics. The first time I saw algebra concepts, I did not get the material, but now mathematics is my passion. Once someone learns the basics, it is really not hard to learn!

Precalculus

I took Precalculus three times; each time I got 98% or higher. Not only have a tutored it before but I know all the tidbits of information that each teacher presented differently. Consequently, there are multiple ways I can teach the subject effectively.

B. S. University of North Florida
Discrete Mathematics

Education

B. S. University of North Florida (Discrete Mathematics)

He knows Calculus and the background

Caleb helped me understand derivatives and when to use them. He is very good at explaining things and helped me work problems. I was very comfortable with him from the start. I think he has a talent to help others because he has struggled in the past also and knows how it feels. A very positive experience!

— Carole, Saint Augustine, FL on 4/4/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Multiple lessons/week will warrant a 50% discount for each subsequent hour after the first. For groups, the rate will be $100 per session.

Travel policy

Caleb will travel within 10 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32246.