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Bruce H.

MATH/STAT Tutor Emphasizing Critical Thinking and Logical Reasoning

MATH/STAT Tutor Emphasizing Critical Thinking and Logical Reasoning

$80/hour

  • 534 hours tutoring

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Since 2019 I have been tutoring and consulting in mathematics and statistics full time. From 2013 to 2018 I entered and completed graduate school at Clark Atlanta University and the University of Florida. Where I received masters degrees in mathematical sciences and mathematics respectively (2015/18). I also completed 2, 10-week internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2014/15) as a Summer Statistics Research intern. Fall 2018 and spring 2019 I was an adjunct lecturer in the math...

Since 2019 I have been tutoring and consulting in mathematics and statistics full time. From 2013 to 2018 I entered and completed graduate school at Clark Atlanta University and the University of Florida. Where I received masters degrees in mathematical sciences and mathematics respectively (2015/18). I also completed 2, 10-week internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2014/15) as a Summer Statistics Research intern. Fall 2018 and spring 2019 I was an adjunct lecturer in the math department at UF.

Currently I tutor and teach for small and medium-sized businesses. So if you are a homeschool parent or college coordinator feel free to contact.

I have access to online courses/modules for many subjects, so if your needs require more than tutoring or, you would like to assess your abilities before taking a test, set up an appointment. Finally if you are taking a unique class and cannot find a tutor, do not hesitate to connect, even if the subject is advanced, I often take students on in such cases, if the project aligns with my goals. In such cases the experience can be rewarding to see how an experienced mathematician thinks and reacts with new material!

My teaching philosophy is to give students the guidance, tools and strategies to successfully analyze and solve novel problems. This equips more advanced students better than just repeating the same task over and over, though at times, that is necessary. This process can sometimes be slow, but the results are worth it. My end goal is for the student to truly understand the material so that they are comfortable with it, experience the creativity of mathematics, and can make use of the concepts in the manner that they are acquiring the tutoring services for.


Education

University of Florida
Mathematics
Clark Atlanta University
Masters
University of Florida
Masters

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  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: Small group rates (2-3): $120 online; $180 in-person, Contact directly for information about larger groups. Advanced Subjects/Consulting may require a higher fee.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/9/2022

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

I have a minor in Spanish and Linguistics and a TEFL Certificate. I also taught English in South Korea by teaching mathematics. I regularly read/listen to Spanish over the years.
Statistics

Statistics

I have done graduate level work in Statistics and have 2, 10-week Statistics and Data Analysis Research Internships at ORNL under my belt. Summer Internships at ORNL in 2, 10 week Programs. Proficient in Ti-84 and Excel functions in Probability and Statistics and some knowledge of R. Have been able to guide other students through other software that are similar and intuitive. Topics skilled at: permutations, combinations, combinatorics, counting, discrete and continuous random variables, binomial (Bernoulli), negative binomial, geometric, hypergeometric, poisson, uniform, Normal (Gaussian), exponential, gamma, beta, chi-square probability distributions, conditional probability, z-scores, t-scores, z-test, t-test, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, proportion, mean, median, mode, standard deviation, variance, variation, expected value, random number generators, generation, survey sampling, dependence independence testing, simple linear regression, multiple, multi-variate linear regression, binary logistic regression, measures of central tendency, central limit theorem, integral and calculus based statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I competed on math teams in middle school and high school and won many awards. The types of problems were logical reasoning word problems that involved more knowledge than just standard numbers and equations. Similar in many ways to the problems encountered in elementary mathematics. I have experience teaching students of all ages for in a variety of fields, including a summer stint teaching elementary school students in South Korea.

English

SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I recently scored 92%. I understand by reading fast and then reading slow and then understanding the question asked. Then I answer the questions asked and then review. I constantly read complex and simple material to know what the words, then phrases, then sentences, then paragraphs in context. Then reread and review.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience making complex manipulations using algebra on challenging standardized tests, competitive mathematic competitions, some of my advanced courses (Abstract Algebra and Analysis, for instance), and research. I've also taught Basic College Algebra 3 of the last 4 semesters at UF. I have experience teaching/tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the past 4 years I have taught Basic College Algebra, PreCalculus and Calculus I, each for at least 3 different semesters. These are the exact courses where Algebra 2 is taught and then used rigorously. The amount of time I have recently spent teaching these subjects has given me insight and knowledge into knowing the ins and outs of Algebra 2 and imparting that knowledge. I also teach/tutor Abstract and Linear Algebra.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since arriving at UF in the Fall of 2015 I have TA-ed, Instructed and/or have been an adjunct lecturer for Calc 1 and/or Calc 2 in 6 different semesters. I have also extensively taught PreCalculus and Trigonometry in that time. Often times I find that students do not have a problem understanding the Calculus concepts, but some of the underlying math needs shoring up and I can assist with that too. I also make sure that while we certainly address the details of problems we do not lose sight of the big picture of the concepts involved in Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored and taught geometry, and often use geometric facts in problems I present in my other math classes such as Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Even in my research subjects and graduate courses such as Abstract Algebra and Geometric Group Theory, geometry has been a focal point.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have TA-ed the University of Florida's Basic College Algebra Course in 3 consecutive semesters. Including one semester where I had 4 different sections. I have also taught many subsequent courses and know how the material will be used and what students can expect in their future classes.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been at UF as a grad student or adjunct lecturer since the fall of 2015. In that time I have TA-ed and/or been an instructor of PreCalc with Trig, PreCalc with Algebra and/or Trigonometry for 4 semesters. In this time I have also taught subjects such as Calc I & Calc 2, which uses PreCalculus and Trigonometry extensively. This means I am aware of and can prepare you for the ways in which you will use PreCalculus in future classes.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a National Achievement/Merit Scholar. I have tutored UNCF STEM Scholars for multiple yearrs and mentored Statistics Interns as well as McKnight Doctoral Fellows. I have scored well on the GRE verbal/math.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I recently scored 92%. I understand by reading fast and then reading slow and then understanding the question asked. Then I answer the questions asked and then review. I constantly read complex and simple material to know what the words, then phrases, then sentences, then paragraphs in context. Then reread and review.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a minor in Spanish and Linguistics and a TEFL Certificate. I also taught English in South Korea by teaching mathematics. I regularly read/listen to Spanish over the years.
Statistics

Statistics

I have done graduate level work in Statistics and have 2, 10-week Statistics and Data Analysis Research Internships at ORNL under my belt. Summer Internships at ORNL in 2, 10 week Programs. Proficient in Ti-84 and Excel functions in Probability and Statistics and some knowledge of R. Have been able to guide other students through other software that are similar and intuitive. Topics skilled at: permutations, combinations, combinatorics, counting, discrete and continuous random variables, binomial (Bernoulli), negative binomial, geometric, hypergeometric, poisson, uniform, Normal (Gaussian), exponential, gamma, beta, chi-square probability distributions, conditional probability, z-scores, t-scores, z-test, t-test, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, proportion, mean, median, mode, standard deviation, variance, variation, expected value, random number generators, generation, survey sampling, dependence independence testing, simple linear regression, multiple, multi-variate linear regression, binary logistic regression, measures of central tendency, central limit theorem, integral and calculus based statistics

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I have a minor in Spanish and Linguistics and a TEFL Certificate. I also taught English in South Korea by teaching mathematics. I regularly read/listen to Spanish over the years.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Standardized Test Professional Experience: In the past, I have taught ACT/SAT prep full time at a high school for all subjects on the tests. Additionally I have been a full-time GED instructor for all 4 subjects. I teach/tutor different standardized tests to students on an ongoing basis. Standardized Test Experience as a Student: I was a National Achievement Finalist for achieving top scores on the PSAT as a 10th grader, and then following up with comparable SAT scores. I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT II Math Subject Test. I have received top scores on the ACT, SAT, and GRE tests scoring in the 80+ percentile on all sections of the tests.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience making complex manipulations using algebra on challenging standardized tests, competitive mathematic competitions, some of my advanced courses (Abstract Algebra and Analysis, for instance), and research. I've also taught Basic College Algebra 3 of the last 4 semesters at UF. I have experience teaching/tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the past 4 years I have taught Basic College Algebra, PreCalculus and Calculus I, each for at least 3 different semesters. These are the exact courses where Algebra 2 is taught and then used rigorously. The amount of time I have recently spent teaching these subjects has given me insight and knowledge into knowing the ins and outs of Algebra 2 and imparting that knowledge. I also teach/tutor Abstract and Linear Algebra.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since arriving at UF in the Fall of 2015 I have TA-ed, Instructed and/or have been an adjunct lecturer for Calc 1 and/or Calc 2 in 6 different semesters. I have also extensively taught PreCalculus and Trigonometry in that time. Often times I find that students do not have a problem understanding the Calculus concepts, but some of the underlying math needs shoring up and I can assist with that too. I also make sure that while we certainly address the details of problems we do not lose sight of the big picture of the concepts involved in Calculus.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have mentored many students through the transition of focus from calculation based mathematics to proof writing and rational argumentation. I typically have 5 or more Discrete students each semester where we cover logic (propositions, truth tables, quantifies, negation, etc.), set theory, mathematical reasoning & proof techniques (1st & 2nd principle of mathematical induction (weak & strong induction), proofs by contrapositive & contradiction, etc.), equivalence relations & functions, permutations & combinations, probability, sequences & series, number theory, recursion, inductively defined sets, graphs, trees, Graph theory. I also have a complete online course for only 100 dollars to take homeschool or self-study students through.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I am experienced in explaining/solving set theory, permutations, combinations, simple probability, conditional probability and independence, Bayes’ theorem, Bernoulli trials, expected value, standard deviation, normal distributions, approximation of the binomial with the normal, matrix algebra, linear programming, Markov Chains, Graph Theory and Game Theory problems. Each semester I typically have 5 or more Finite students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored and taught geometry, and often use geometric facts in problems I present in my other math classes such as Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Even in my research subjects and graduate courses such as Abstract Algebra and Geometric Group Theory, geometry has been a focal point.
Logic,

Logic

I have tutored, mentored and coached students through the transition into proof writing courses. I concentrate on developing their skills in interpretation of quantifiers, definitions, logical implications/propositions and their proper equivalences and negations. We discuss truth tables, Boolean Algebra, Set Theory and Number Theory to give an appropriate introduction and arena to practice logical/mathematical reasoning and rational argumentation.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have TA-ed the University of Florida's Basic College Algebra Course in 3 consecutive semesters. Including one semester where I had 4 different sections. I have also taught many subsequent courses and know how the material will be used and what students can expect in their future classes.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been at UF as a grad student or adjunct lecturer since the fall of 2015. In that time I have TA-ed and/or been an instructor of PreCalc with Trig, PreCalc with Algebra and/or Trigonometry for 4 semesters. In this time I have also taught subjects such as Calc I & Calc 2, which uses PreCalculus and Trigonometry extensively. This means I am aware of and can prepare you for the ways in which you will use PreCalculus in future classes.
Probability,

Probability

I am good with explaining probability through set theory and things such as mutually exclusive, and independence. I can also handle calculating binomial, conditional, and integral probabilities.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a National Achievement/Merit Scholar. I have tutored UNCF STEM Scholars for multiple yearrs and mentored Statistics Interns as well as McKnight Doctoral Fellows. I have scored well on the GRE verbal/math.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have done graduate level work in Statistics and have 2, 10-week Statistics and Data Analysis Research Internships at ORNL under my belt. Summer Internships at ORNL in 2, 10 week Programs. Proficient in Ti-84 and Excel functions in Probability and Statistics and some knowledge of R. Have been able to guide other students through other software that are similar and intuitive. Topics skilled at: permutations, combinations, combinatorics, counting, discrete and continuous random variables, binomial (Bernoulli), negative binomial, geometric, hypergeometric, poisson, uniform, Normal (Gaussian), exponential, gamma, beta, chi-square probability distributions, conditional probability, z-scores, t-scores, z-test, t-test, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, proportion, mean, median, mode, standard deviation, variance, variation, expected value, random number generators, generation, survey sampling, dependence independence testing, simple linear regression, multiple, multi-variate linear regression, binary logistic regression, measures of central tendency, central limit theorem, integral and calculus based statistics
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Since Fall of 2015 I have been a grad student and/or Instructor at UF in the Mathematics Department. In that time, I have TA-ed and/or been an instructor for Trigonometry, PreCalc with Trig, and/or Basic College Algebra for 7 different semesters. I have also taught Calculus 1 and 2 which uses Trigonometry extensively. This gives me the knowledge to know what has been taught to students before their Trigonometry class and how Trigonometry is used in future classes.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience making complex manipulations using algebra on challenging standardized tests, competitive mathematic competitions, some of my advanced courses (Abstract Algebra and Analysis, for instance), and research. I've also taught Basic College Algebra 3 of the last 4 semesters at UF. I have experience teaching/tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the past 4 years I have taught Basic College Algebra, PreCalculus and Calculus I, each for at least 3 different semesters. These are the exact courses where Algebra 2 is taught and then used rigorously. The amount of time I have recently spent teaching these subjects has given me insight and knowledge into knowing the ins and outs of Algebra 2 and imparting that knowledge. I also teach/tutor Abstract and Linear Algebra.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since arriving at UF in the Fall of 2015 I have TA-ed, Instructed and/or have been an adjunct lecturer for Calc 1 and/or Calc 2 in 6 different semesters. I have also extensively taught PreCalculus and Trigonometry in that time. Often times I find that students do not have a problem understanding the Calculus concepts, but some of the underlying math needs shoring up and I can assist with that too. I also make sure that while we certainly address the details of problems we do not lose sight of the big picture of the concepts involved in Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored and taught geometry, and often use geometric facts in problems I present in my other math classes such as Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Even in my research subjects and graduate courses such as Abstract Algebra and Geometric Group Theory, geometry has been a focal point.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have TA-ed the University of Florida's Basic College Algebra Course in 3 consecutive semesters. Including one semester where I had 4 different sections. I have also taught many subsequent courses and know how the material will be used and what students can expect in their future classes.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have been at UF as a grad student or adjunct lecturer since the fall of 2015. In that time I have TA-ed and/or been an instructor of PreCalc with Trig, PreCalc with Algebra and/or Trigonometry for 4 semesters. In this time I have also taught subjects such as Calc I & Calc 2, which uses PreCalculus and Trigonometry extensively. This means I am aware of and can prepare you for the ways in which you will use PreCalculus in future classes.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a minor in Spanish and Linguistics and a TEFL Certificate. I also taught English in South Korea by teaching mathematics. I regularly read/listen to Spanish over the years.
Statistics

Statistics

I have done graduate level work in Statistics and have 2, 10-week Statistics and Data Analysis Research Internships at ORNL under my belt. Summer Internships at ORNL in 2, 10 week Programs. Proficient in Ti-84 and Excel functions in Probability and Statistics and some knowledge of R. Have been able to guide other students through other software that are similar and intuitive. Topics skilled at: permutations, combinations, combinatorics, counting, discrete and continuous random variables, binomial (Bernoulli), negative binomial, geometric, hypergeometric, poisson, uniform, Normal (Gaussian), exponential, gamma, beta, chi-square probability distributions, conditional probability, z-scores, t-scores, z-test, t-test, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, proportion, mean, median, mode, standard deviation, variance, variation, expected value, random number generators, generation, survey sampling, dependence independence testing, simple linear regression, multiple, multi-variate linear regression, binary logistic regression, measures of central tendency, central limit theorem, integral and calculus based statistics

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have experience making complex manipulations using algebra on challenging standardized tests, competitive mathematic competitions, some of my advanced courses (Abstract Algebra and Analysis, for instance), and research. I've also taught Basic College Algebra 3 of the last 4 semesters at UF. I have experience teaching/tutoring Algebra 1, 2, Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Over the past 4 years I have taught Basic College Algebra, PreCalculus and Calculus I, each for at least 3 different semesters. These are the exact courses where Algebra 2 is taught and then used rigorously. The amount of time I have recently spent teaching these subjects has given me insight and knowledge into knowing the ins and outs of Algebra 2 and imparting that knowledge. I also teach/tutor Abstract and Linear Algebra.
Calculus,

Calculus

Since arriving at UF in the Fall of 2015 I have TA-ed, Instructed and/or have been an adjunct lecturer for Calc 1 and/or Calc 2 in 6 different semesters. I have also extensively taught PreCalculus and Trigonometry in that time. Often times I find that students do not have a problem understanding the Calculus concepts, but some of the underlying math needs shoring up and I can assist with that too. I also make sure that while we certainly address the details of problems we do not lose sight of the big picture of the concepts involved in Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored and taught geometry, and often use geometric facts in problems I present in my other math classes such as Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Even in my research subjects and graduate courses such as Abstract Algebra and Geometric Group Theory, geometry has been a focal point.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a National Achievement/Merit Scholar. I have tutored UNCF STEM Scholars for multiple yearrs and mentored Statistics Interns as well as McKnight Doctoral Fellows. I have scored well on the GRE verbal/math.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a minor in Spanish and Linguistics and a TEFL Certificate. I also taught English in South Korea by teaching mathematics. I regularly read/listen to Spanish over the years.
Statistics

Statistics

I have done graduate level work in Statistics and have 2, 10-week Statistics and Data Analysis Research Internships at ORNL under my belt. Summer Internships at ORNL in 2, 10 week Programs. Proficient in Ti-84 and Excel functions in Probability and Statistics and some knowledge of R. Have been able to guide other students through other software that are similar and intuitive. Topics skilled at: permutations, combinations, combinatorics, counting, discrete and continuous random variables, binomial (Bernoulli), negative binomial, geometric, hypergeometric, poisson, uniform, Normal (Gaussian), exponential, gamma, beta, chi-square probability distributions, conditional probability, z-scores, t-scores, z-test, t-test, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, proportion, mean, median, mode, standard deviation, variance, variation, expected value, random number generators, generation, survey sampling, dependence independence testing, simple linear regression, multiple, multi-variate linear regression, binary logistic regression, measures of central tendency, central limit theorem, integral and calculus based statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Standardized Test Professional Experience: In the past, I have taught ACT/SAT prep full time at a high school for all subjects on the tests. Additionally I have been a full-time GED instructor for all 4 subjects. I teach/tutor different standardized tests to students on an ongoing basis. Standardized Test Experience as a Student: I was a National Achievement Finalist for achieving top scores on the PSAT as a 10th grader, and then following up with comparable SAT scores. I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT II Math Subject Test. I have received top scores on the ACT, SAT, and GRE tests scoring in the 80+ percentile on all sections of the tests.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a National Achievement/Merit Scholar. I have tutored UNCF STEM Scholars for multiple yearrs and mentored Statistics Interns as well as McKnight Doctoral Fellows. I have scored well on the GRE verbal/math.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I recently scored 92%. I understand by reading fast and then reading slow and then understanding the question asked. Then I answer the questions asked and then review. I constantly read complex and simple material to know what the words, then phrases, then sentences, then paragraphs in context. Then reread and review.
ACT Science, PSAT

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Very knowledgeable and patient

Bruce was super patient and did a great job of helping me to understand various areas of statistics and probabilities. Was able to help with specific questions and to show me the overall process on how to complete certain statistical problems.

Monica, 2 lessons with Bruce

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Bruce has done an excellent job helping both of my daughters grasp concepts in their math classes. He is willing to adjust schedules when necessary and calm their nerves.

Nancy, 31 lessons with Bruce

Great tutor

Bruce helped me understand probability math as we reviewed questions for my upcoming quiz. He was patient and also put the math problems into context to help me better understand. It was a great tutoring session.

Maritza, 1 lesson with Bruce
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