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Bruce H.

MATH Tutor emphasizing critical thinking & logical reasoning

MATH Tutor emphasizing critical thinking & logical reasoning

$60/hour

  • 499 hours tutoring

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Recently I have been in graduate school and/or teaching at Clark Atlanta University and the University of Florida. During this time I have tutored, TA-ed, and have been an instructor and adjunct lecturer. Most of my experience has been teaching mathematics to college students. However I have taught English as a second language, GED classes for all 4 of the subjects, ACT/SAT prep to students of all ages and backgrounds, in a variety of environments. I have tutored mathematics for the past 10+...

Recently I have been in graduate school and/or teaching at Clark Atlanta University and the University of Florida. During this time I have tutored, TA-ed, and have been an instructor and adjunct lecturer. Most of my experience has been teaching mathematics to college students. However I have taught English as a second language, GED classes for all 4 of the subjects, ACT/SAT prep to students of all ages and backgrounds, in a variety of environments. I have tutored mathematics for the past 10+ years in some capacity.

Throughout middle and high school I competed in math competitions and was the highest and most awarded student for my grade level in my district. I also have attained extremely high scores on the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and the GRE, scoring above the 80th percentile in each section, each time I took them. I hold a Master of Science in Mathematics (2018) from the University of Florida.

I am currently concentrating on making educational materials for upper level undergraduate courses and lower level graduate courses.

My teaching philosophy is to expose the student to ideas and concepts, giving them 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 time that is necessary. This process can sometimes be slow but the results are worth it. I strive to develop conceptual thinking and interest in mathematics with the student, revealing the connections within mathematics and between math and other subjects. 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.

I engage students in a way that allows them to witness the joy, beauty and fun of mathematics. Many times the difference between understanding a subject and not, is being exposed to the right material and questions at the right time, and/or


Education

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

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  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Group Rates are: $35/hour/person for online $45/hr/person for in-person. Advanced Subjects/Consulting may require a higher fee.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/1/2020

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Subjects

Corporate Training

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.

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.
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

Math

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.
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.
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

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.
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

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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, 23 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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