Calculus: One to Three Variables

Scott P.
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Calculus: One to Three Variables

Scott P.
I'm available for calculus (one to several variables), linear algebra, and differential equations.

I'm usually available Sundays through Thursdays from 1pm to 7pm EST, generally speaking, and I'm happy meeting weekly, bi-weekly, or on an as-needed basis. I'm available to meet over video on Wyzant or Zoom and in person in Miami. I usually need at least a 24-hour notice to schedule a session and a 12-hour notice to cancel or reschedule.

As for my background, I earned a BS in math from the...

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Calculus
#### Calculus

I studied pure math at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where I tutored calculus at all levels in the university's drop-in Mathlab for a couple of years. I've been doing some private tutoring since then.
I tutor proof-based courses such as those using the Apostol volumes as well as the standard engineering three-semester or four-quarter system based on something like James Stewart's textbooks.
I've also taught a non-credit, first-semester calculus course (independent of any institution, so a labor of love) which was designed to offer more depth but less breadth than a typical course. The course focused on techniques (as usual) and on understanding and appreciating some of the proofs of the techniques.
If you're a UW-Madison student in Calculus II, then I can provide exercises to aid in understanding the definition of little-oh, and on when and how to apply the theorems about little-oh to work with series.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I studied pure math at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where I tutored calculus at all levels in the university's drop-in Mathlab for a couple of years. I've been doing some private tutoring since then.
I tutor proof-based courses such as those using the Apostol volumes as well as the standard engineering three-semester or four-quarter system based on something like James Stewart's textbooks.
I've also taught a non-credit, first-semester calculus course (independent of any institution, so a labor of love) which was designed to offer more depth but less breadth than a typical course. The course focused on techniques (as usual) and on understanding and appreciating some of the proofs of the techniques.
If you're a UW-Madison student in Calculus II, then I can provide exercises to aid in understanding the definition of little-oh, and on when and how to apply the theorems about little-oh to work with series.

Differential Equations,
#### Differential Equations

I earned a BS in math from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I completed an undergraduate course in differential equations as part of the degree and earned perfect scores on the exams.
The summer before I took an independent course in the subject under a faculty member at a local college. This course was designed to offer more depth (but less breadth) than a typical college-level class. During the course I undertook an extracurricular project which looked at some assumptions in the method of variation of parameters. I presented my results at a Mathematical Association of America sectional meeting.
Since then I've been tutoring students at UW - Madison in both a differential equations course and in a differential equations / linear algebra hybrid course which uses linear algebra to solve first-order systems of differential equations and examine their phase portraits.
I mostly tutor ordinary differential equations and not partial differential equations except for some beginning eigenfunction techniques for Sturm-Liouville equations.
Typical textbooks I use are
- Elementary Differential Equations And Boundary Value Problems (Boyce, DiPrima, Meade)
- Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Edwards, Penney, Calvis)
- Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Strang)
- Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (Ross)
- Differential Equations: From Calculus to Dynamical Systems (Noonburg) (*a new personal favorite).

Linear Algebra
#### Linear Algebra

I completed two undergraduate courses in linear algebra as part of my math degree at University of Wisconsin - Madison. One course was computational while the other was proof-based. I earned As in both. The texts used were Elementary Linear Algebra by Anton and Linear Algebra: Gateway to Mathematics by Messer.
Since then I've been tutoring in linear algebra at the computational and proof-based levels. I also work with students taking a differential equations / linear algebra hybrid course which uses linear algebra to solve first-order systems of differential equations.
Textbooks I regularly work from are
- Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications (Kolman, Hill)
- Linear Algebra (Friedberg, Spence, Insel)
- Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Edwards, Penney, Calvis)
- Linear Algebra Done Right (Axler)
- Linear Algebra and Its Applications (Lay)
- Linear Algebra and Its Applications (Strang).

Scott has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **7 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Extraordinarily knowledgable calculus tutor!

We've been blessed to have Scott help my son in his first accelerated calculus "weed out" course in college. Scott was even familiar with the textbook used in the course and was able to tutor directly from the book plus provide instruction on the gaps my son had from his high school classes he took during the pandemic. I highly recommend Scott for his vast knowledge of calculus and his ability to relay information in meaningful ways!

Kathryn, 54 lessons with Scott

## Awesome Tutor! Very Knowledgeable

I have had many Calc 3 tutors that struggle with tuff content, but Scott is awesome! Very patient, very knowledgeable on the topic, and puts the content into terms I can understand! Highly recommend!

Trey, 5 lessons with Scott

## Smart tutor with a longview

My son’s first words to me after his first session was, “he’s really smart!” Scott made sure my son understood the concepts but required he do his homework problems on his own after their session. My son did his assignment successfully after their session. That’s an excellent demonstration of understanding in my opinion.

Stephanie, 25 lessons with Scott

## Patient and flexible

Scott is super patient with teaching concepts and finding a way that helps you understand difficult material. He reviews all of my work before we meet so our sessions are always extremely efficient. I was taking an asynchronous Business Calculus course over the summer and he helped me get my grade up from a C to a B!

Emma, 6 lessons with Scott

## Great tutor!

Scott was very thorough in making sure he was aware of my knowledge and what I expected from him. He was extremely patient and effective in preparing me for my multivariable calculus exam.

Maggie, 2 lessons with Scott

## The best

The best tutor ever. He knows what he is doing, He knows the subjects, and he teaches the hidden tricks. Both of my kids are very happy with him, and they significantly improved at school. He is available either online or in person.

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## Excellent tutor, knows advanced math well

My son is taking Multivariable Calculus online and it is hard to find someone who knows that subject well. We are so glad we found Scott who has been a great help!

Bonni, 5 lessons with Scott

## Excellent tutor, knows advanced math well

My son is taking Multivariable Calculus online and it is hard to find someone who knows that subject well. We are so glad we found Scott who has been a great help!

Bonni, 5 lessons with Scott

## Awesome Linear Algebra and Diff Eq Tutor

Scott helped me through a difficult online linear algebra/differential equations course with great professionalism and patience. Even though the course was set up with very little material beyond assigned chapter readings, he was able to easily and consistently fill in my knowledge gaps/prep me for exams. He clearly has a deep understanding of the related topics and was also very responsive to any additional questions/scheduling hurdles. Definitely would recommend to anyone in need of a linear algebra and/or diff eq tutor!!

Emily, 10 lessons with Scott

## Good teacher.

Scott was very understanding of my needs as an adult student and self learner. He listened and was very responsive to my needs. I still have to write more to reach the threshold of 160 words in order to submit this review.

Frank, 20 lessons with Scott