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University of North Florida (Still Attending) (Discrete Mathematics)
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 and other school subjects or life applications.
I feel that I have a unique platform to be able to teach mathematics to high school and middle school students. Being a college student currently, I am not too far out of the loop on what goes on in high school and middle school. I understand what is circulating through a student's mind and can give first-hand advice on any questions or problems that occur inside or outside of school. Overall, my goal is to be as relatable to the student as possible while still retaining a rigor in the task at hand.
I have tutored everything from middle school mathematics to Calculus over the past 5 years. I began to tutor when I was a junior in high school where I helped teach 7th and 8th grade mathematics at the public school. To be precise, I had a group of around 10 students who I taught the concepts to, and then I helped them complete their various assignments they were struggling with. After high school, I went off to college to start on my math degree. It was then that I started to tutor more seriously with the help of Wyzant, and I have loved it ever since!
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 five 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, a preconceived notion is broken down and a sense of excitement ensues.
As I am still a college student, I do not have a free range of scheduling available, but I will have at least a few hours each day to devote to tutoring. I personally feel that a student will work best in their own home with face to face contact, but a public space that is quiet will also work if needed.
I hope I will hear from you soon, so we can discover all the awe-inspiring concepts in mathematics together! 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
Caleb is excellent at explaining difficult material and establishing rapport. My son liked him right away and was able to grasp some difficult Calculus concepts that he had been struggling with.
Caleb was great to work with. He was able to help my 16 year old daughter with short notice and was very accommodating with our schedule.
She was taking an online Intermediate College Algebra course and unfortunately because the lessons were very vague she had been struggling with the class. Needless, to say she was very apprehensive of her final exam as it had a lot of weight of her overall grade.
She said Caleb was very knowledgeable and really knows his math. I'm thrilled to say she passed her final exam with a 97 and she finished the course with a B.
My only regret is that we didn't seek his help earlier. She is taking College Algebra next semester and she has already said she would be happy and is looking forward to working with him again.
Thanks again Caleb!
Caleb your a life saver. I passed my math test with a 88. I never gotten a good grade last semester. You gave me confidences to take my test. Your awesome!
Caleb is a great guy. He is patient and willing to work with you regarding your individual learning style. I can tell he has a passion for mathematics and is very knowledgeable on the subject. My degree rested on passing this math class and along with hard work, Caleb was there across the duration. I'm glad I stopped searching for tutors when I did; this kid will get you where you need to be as long as you have the work ethic. Really great experience overall, definitely recommend him.
Caleb did an outstanding job in assisting our son with precalculus. He has great insight in not only working with the problems in the book but also the more difficult problems found commonly on all types of exams. We look forward to future tutoring sessions with Caleb!
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.