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Marcelo G.

Very experienced tutor: Algebra, Geometry, Calc, Trig, Physics

Very experienced tutor: Algebra, Geometry, Calc, Trig, Physics

$60/hour

  • 61 hours tutoring

  • Stuart, FL 34996

"Very patient and Great Tutor"

Adrianna, 5 lessons with Marcelo

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About Marcelo


Bio

Hello students! Here is what I have to offer:

1) My teaching approach and philosophy

Teaching Mathematics + helping students succeed has always been one of passions. That is why I have been doing it for over 20 years. I enjoy the process of figuring out what is causing a student to struggle and offering them the tools to overcome those difficulties. Nothing is more satisfying to me than the "a-ha moment." So whether you need help preparing for a particular test or continuous assistance...

Hello students! Here is what I have to offer:

1) My teaching approach and philosophy

Teaching Mathematics + helping students succeed has always been one of passions. That is why I have been doing it for over 20 years. I enjoy the process of figuring out what is causing a student to struggle and offering them the tools to overcome those difficulties. Nothing is more satisfying to me than the "a-ha moment." So whether you need help preparing for a particular test or continuous assistance throughout the semester, I would love to be the one to help you get there and really understand the Math or Physics principles you need to solve the problems. I am always very patient and friendly, simply because I love what I do.

2) My experience

I hold a BS in electrical engineering (with concentration in Math) from the University of Kansas and a MS in Optics from the University of Rochester, in NY. Throughout my professional career as an engineer and scientist I have developed a number of very complex mathematical models (mostly using a tool called MATLAB) to address large, real industry technical problems. I have also taught Optics and Math full-time at a community college (Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY) and I have been tutoring others in Math, Physics and Portuguese (my native language) for over 20 years. My students have ranged from middle-school kids all the way to graduate students, which has helped me develop a number of teaching techniques appropriate for the diverse age groups with whom I have worked.

In closing, know that our sessions will feel like a conversation to you and, I believe, you will gain quite a bit from my relaxed teaching style, my experience and my passion for education. Let's get to work!

Sincerely,
Marcelo.


Education

The University of Kansas
Electrical Engineer.
The University of Rochester
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Stuart, FL 34996
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/10/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Business

Finance, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have first used MATLAB in engineering school, for projects and assignments. Then, for over a decade I used MATLAB to develop complex mathematical models for both image processing and Optics. I have also taught introductory courses in MATLAB.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Portuguese

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

- Lots of practice teaching: linear equations, fundamental properties of Algebra, number sets, simplification of expressions, among other common topics. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - Very patient and friendly with kids. - Very "hand on:" I show the student the basic principles or concepts and then we jump right into as many problems as possible, letting the do the work while observing every step and offering the appropriate guidance.
Calculus,

Calculus

- BS in Electrical Engineering with Honors. - MS in Optics (Physics) with Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - VERY patient and friendly. - Very familiar with teaching techniques for helping students understand: limits, derivatives, integrals, max/min problems, function theory, graphing, infinite series, among many other topics.
Geometry,

Geometry

Having worked with several students over the years, I have developed effective techniques for teaching the fundamental topics in Geometry: * Angle measurements, similar polygons, congruent triangles, area/volume problems, calculations of perimeters, problems involving circles and circumferences, etc. * I was a professor of Math and Physics at a community college, full-time, for 2 years. * BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Optics. * Very patient.
Physics,

Physics

Qualifications: - BS in Electrical Engineering w/ Honors. - MS in Optics (Physics) w/ Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

The key to success for a student who is taking Calculus is a strong foundation on what is called "precalculus." I provide that foundation and present it in a way which is aimed at dealing with the types of problems one finds in a Calculus class. My credentials are: BS in Electrical Engineering & MS in Optics (Physics) with Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - VERY patient and friendly. - Experienced with teaching: polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, geometric notion of limits, derivatives and integrals, Cartesian Geometry and all the other topics required for the foundation necessary for Calculus.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Language

Portuguese

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

- BS in Electrical Engineering & MS in Optics (Physics) - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - I have worked with a number of students requiring ACT Math preparation. - I teach test-taking techniques, which allow students to maximize their efficiency and get rid of the anxiety during the actual test. - Very familiar with teaching techniques for helping students understand topics required for standardized Math tests: linear equations, function theory, logic, plane Geometry, the Cartesian Plane, Complex Numbers, Number Theory, polynomials, trigonometric functions and many more.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

- Lots of practice teaching: linear equations, fundamental properties of Algebra, number sets, simplification of expressions, among other common topics. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - Very patient and friendly with kids. - Very "hand on:" I show the student the basic principles or concepts and then we jump right into as many problems as possible, letting the do the work while observing every step and offering the appropriate guidance.
Calculus,

Calculus

- BS in Electrical Engineering with Honors. - MS in Optics (Physics) with Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - VERY patient and friendly. - Very familiar with teaching techniques for helping students understand: limits, derivatives, integrals, max/min problems, function theory, graphing, infinite series, among many other topics.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

While obtaining my MS in Optics from the University of Rochester I was exposed to a number of problems in Physical and Geometrical Optics which required a strong foundation in Differential Equations. Additionally, Differential Equations (partial and ordinary) played a key role in the development of several of my image and video-processing algorithms, while working as an imaging scientist at the Eastman Kodak company. I have also tutored coworkers and undergraduate students on the well-known techniques and numerical methods for solving several classes of linear Differential Equations.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

Discrete Math played a key role in the development and implementation of several of my image and video-processing algorithms, while working as an imaging scientist at the Eastman Kodak company. I have also tutored coworkers and undergraduate students on the subject. My areas of expertise in Discrete Mathematics include: - Discrete Calculus - Logic - Discretization/Sampling Techniques - Combinatorics
Geometry,

Geometry

Having worked with several students over the years, I have developed effective techniques for teaching the fundamental topics in Geometry: * Angle measurements, similar polygons, congruent triangles, area/volume problems, calculations of perimeters, problems involving circles and circumferences, etc. * I was a professor of Math and Physics at a community college, full-time, for 2 years. * BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Optics. * Very patient.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra played a key role in the development of several of my image and video-processing algorithms, while working as an imaging scientist at the Eastman Kodak company. I have also tutored coworkers and undergraduate students on the subject. My background in Linear Algebra encompasses the following areas (both theory and algorithm implementation techniques): - Linear transformations - Matrix theory (and solutions of linear systems) - Properties of vector spaces - Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Logic,

Logic

I have studied Boolean logic in school, during my undergraduate courses. Lately I used it for the construction of truth-tables which were, in turn, used in image-processing algorithms. I have also tutored undergraduate students in logic.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have first used MATLAB in engineering school, for projects and assignments. Then, for over a decade I used MATLAB to develop complex mathematical models for both image processing and Optics. I have also taught introductory courses in MATLAB.
Physics,

Physics

Qualifications: - BS in Electrical Engineering w/ Honors. - MS in Optics (Physics) w/ Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

The key to success for a student who is taking Calculus is a strong foundation on what is called "precalculus." I provide that foundation and present it in a way which is aimed at dealing with the types of problems one finds in a Calculus class. My credentials are: BS in Electrical Engineering & MS in Optics (Physics) with Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - VERY patient and friendly. - Experienced with teaching: polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, geometric notion of limits, derivatives and integrals, Cartesian Geometry and all the other topics required for the foundation necessary for Calculus.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

- Lots of practice teaching: linear equations, fundamental properties of Algebra, number sets, simplification of expressions, among other common topics. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - Very patient and friendly with kids. - Very "hand on:" I show the student the basic principles or concepts and then we jump right into as many problems as possible, letting the do the work while observing every step and offering the appropriate guidance.
Calculus,

Calculus

- BS in Electrical Engineering with Honors. - MS in Optics (Physics) with Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - VERY patient and friendly. - Very familiar with teaching techniques for helping students understand: limits, derivatives, integrals, max/min problems, function theory, graphing, infinite series, among many other topics.
Geometry,

Geometry

Having worked with several students over the years, I have developed effective techniques for teaching the fundamental topics in Geometry: * Angle measurements, similar polygons, congruent triangles, area/volume problems, calculations of perimeters, problems involving circles and circumferences, etc. * I was a professor of Math and Physics at a community college, full-time, for 2 years. * BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Optics. * Very patient.
Physics,

Physics

Qualifications: - BS in Electrical Engineering w/ Honors. - MS in Optics (Physics) w/ Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

The key to success for a student who is taking Calculus is a strong foundation on what is called "precalculus." I provide that foundation and present it in a way which is aimed at dealing with the types of problems one finds in a Calculus class. My credentials are: BS in Electrical Engineering & MS in Optics (Physics) with Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - VERY patient and friendly. - Experienced with teaching: polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, geometric notion of limits, derivatives and integrals, Cartesian Geometry and all the other topics required for the foundation necessary for Calculus.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Other

Finance

Science

Physics,

Physics

Qualifications: - BS in Electrical Engineering w/ Honors. - MS in Optics (Physics) w/ Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college.
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

- Lots of practice teaching: linear equations, fundamental properties of Algebra, number sets, simplification of expressions, among other common topics. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - Very patient and friendly with kids. - Very "hand on:" I show the student the basic principles or concepts and then we jump right into as many problems as possible, letting the do the work while observing every step and offering the appropriate guidance.
Calculus,

Calculus

- BS in Electrical Engineering with Honors. - MS in Optics (Physics) with Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - VERY patient and friendly. - Very familiar with teaching techniques for helping students understand: limits, derivatives, integrals, max/min problems, function theory, graphing, infinite series, among many other topics.
Geometry,

Geometry

Having worked with several students over the years, I have developed effective techniques for teaching the fundamental topics in Geometry: * Angle measurements, similar polygons, congruent triangles, area/volume problems, calculations of perimeters, problems involving circles and circumferences, etc. * I was a professor of Math and Physics at a community college, full-time, for 2 years. * BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Optics. * Very patient.
Physics,

Physics

Qualifications: - BS in Electrical Engineering w/ Honors. - MS in Optics (Physics) w/ Highest Honors. - 12 years of experience in the industry, as a scientist, developing solutions for very complex problems. - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college.
Algebra 1, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

- BS in Electrical Engineering & MS in Optics (Physics) - 2 years of full-time teaching (Optics & Math) at a community college. - I have worked with a number of students requiring ACT Math preparation. - I teach test-taking techniques, which allow students to maximize their efficiency and get rid of the anxiety during the actual test. - Very familiar with teaching techniques for helping students understand topics required for standardized Math tests: linear equations, function theory, logic, plane Geometry, the Cartesian Plane, Complex Numbers, Number Theory, polynomials, trigonometric functions and many more.
GRE, SAT Math

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Very patient

Marcelo is an excellent tutor, my daughter understood the concept once Marcelo broke down a problem and will give a real life examples to associate with each problem. She really feel confident now so she can tackle the problems and passed her quiz.

Arndrea, 3 lessons with Marcelo
Tutor responded:

Thank you! It was a pleasure to work with your daughter and I feel confident that she will do really well.

Marcelo is a Great Tutor

Marcelo is doing an excellent job in pulling my daughter out of a situation where she was failing Physics Honors. Normally an exemplary student, my daughter was failing this course and it was putting her college acceptance at risk. Marcelo has a strong skill set, and is a very well prepared and experienced tutor. I wholeheartedly endorse him as a tutor for any student in S Florida and am so glad I engaged him to tutor my daughter.

Joseph, 6 lessons with Marcelo
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your words, Joseph. They mean a lot to me and so does your daughter's success.

Great tutor.

The tutor is timely. He is informed and imparts this information with thoroughness. He is pleasant and seems to be preparing my son well for the GRE exam. He formats the appointments to focus on those areas identified as problematic through assignments between sessions. He also systematically reviews each area covered in the GRE. My son's skills are improving.

Colin, 8 lessons with Marcelo
Tutor responded:

I really appreciate your words and I am very pleased to hear that your son feels good about his progress. I am happy with the work that we are developing as well.

Good Tutor

Good Tutor to work with. Was helpful with physics. We will use Marcelo again. Marcelo was always on time for the classes.

Andre, 2 lessons with Marcelo
Tutor responded:

Thank you and best of luck to her on her exam, coming up on the 19th.

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Marcelo G.

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