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Adam F.

Ivy League Tutor for Advanced Math, Logic, Stats, CompSci, Physics

Ivy League Tutor for Advanced Math, Logic, Stats, CompSci, Physics

$300/hour

  • 714 hours tutoring

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Hi! I'm a graduate from Columbia University with a B.A. in Math and an M.A. in Philosophy. I have nine years experience as a TA, tutor, and consultant for data analysis. I've worked with students at elite colleges including Columbia, Harvard, Cooper Union, NYU, Princeton, Vassar, Cornell.

The quality that most distinguishes me as a tutor is my ability to give clear explanations. I can't count the number of times a student has said "You make it look easy!" or "I wish you were my teacher!" ...

Hi! I'm a graduate from Columbia University with a B.A. in Math and an M.A. in Philosophy. I have nine years experience as a TA, tutor, and consultant for data analysis. I've worked with students at elite colleges including Columbia, Harvard, Cooper Union, NYU, Princeton, Vassar, Cornell.

The quality that most distinguishes me as a tutor is my ability to give clear explanations. I can't count the number of times a student has said "You make it look easy!" or "I wish you were my teacher!" Besides clarity, I'm a patient and non-judgemental teacher. I have a deep and broad understanding of advanced subjects. I'm a professional, which means that I show up on time and take my responsibilities as a teacher seriously--I do my best to provide a high-quality service at each meeting.

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Education

Brandeis University
Philosophy, Math
Columbia University
Masters

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  • Hourly Rate: $300
  • Rate details: The advertised rate is only for introductory subjects. My profile details other subjects that I tutor but only for a much higher rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/29/2012

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I've tutored extensively in Python, Java, and Ocaml. I've helped students at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Boston University, and UPenn in courses using these languages. The course titles include introductory programming, design of languages, compilers, and abstraction. I also have familiarity with Haskell, C++, R, and Javascript.
Computer Science,

Computer Science

I tutor introductory as well as theoretical Computer Science topics in object-oriented, imperative, or functional paradigms. The languages I speak are Java, Python, OCaml, Haskell, C++, JavaScript. I can also help with theory topics including algorithms, automata and formal language theory, Boolean circuits, computability, decidability, and time-complexity.
Java,

Java

I've tutored introductory programming, the Advanced Placement (AP) course, and a course in Algorithms, using the Java language. The courses I've tutored have focused on object-oriented, contract-styled design patterns. One one such was taught with Ocaml in conjunction with Java to demonstrate the difference between object-oriented design and functional design.
Python,

Python

I've tutored Python a dozen or more times for high school and college students, as well as for employees at firms that use MongoDB and Pandas. I'm familiar with the numpy, matplotlib, sympy, Tkinter and beautifulsoup modules. I usually use the Anaconda package manager with the Spyder scientific IDE, and for pedagogy I make IPython notebooks with Jupyter.
HTML, JavaScript

Corporate Training

Java,

Java

I've tutored introductory programming, the Advanced Placement (AP) course, and a course in Algorithms, using the Java language. The courses I've tutored have focused on object-oriented, contract-styled design patterns. One one such was taught with Ocaml in conjunction with Java to demonstrate the difference between object-oriented design and functional design.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored introductory Statistics for at least 40 students at both high schools and colleges. These have included the Advanced Placement (AP) course, as well as college courses with and without Calculus, Mathematical Statistics, and Linear Models. I also have tutored courses that used Python and R.
HTML

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

I have served as a teaching assistant and tutor for a general introduction to Philosophy, a course in Early Modern philosophers, Logic, and a course titled Truth, Value, and Reason. I'm able to tutor any undergraduate subject except Eastern and continental Philosophy subjects.

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Abstract Algebra five times, covering topics in quotient groups, homomorphisms, group actions, Sylow theorems, Polya counting, modules, free modules, tensor products, modules over PIDs, rings, EDs, PIDs, UFDs, fields, algebraic extensions, and splitting fields. I have some familiarity with Galois theory but not much. I also have some familiarity with Category Theory, but not much. I have very little experience with Representation Theory or Lie Groups and wouldn't be very helpful with these topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I can tutor the following undergraduate topics related to calculus and analysis: the full Calculus sequence (1 through 3, including honors calculus with linear algebra, and vector analysis). Differential Equations (including Laplace transforms, matrix methods, series solutions, and locally linear systems). I am NOT able to help with Partial Differential Equations except for the most basic method like separation of variables. I am fluent in Advanced Calculus and Real Analysis. These topics include limits, derivatives, integrals, epsilon-delta arguments, sequences and series, Bolzano-Weierstrass, Mean Value Theorem, uniform convergence, Riemann-Stieltjes integration, General Topology, continuous functions, connectedness and compactness, separation axioms, Lebesgue measure, Lebesgue integration, and differentiation.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored Geometry more times than I can count! I have helped students become comfortable with proofs and constructions, which are often the topics which they find most challenging. I've also tutored college Math majors in Euclidean Geometry, as well as high school students working from concept-focused texts like those from Kay, Stillwell, and Kiselev.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've tutored pre-Calculus several times. Whether it covers manipulation of functions, limits, trigonometry, combinatorics, matrices, probability, or any other strange topic, I've seen it all!
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored introductory Statistics for at least 40 students at both high schools and colleges. These have included the Advanced Placement (AP) course, as well as college courses with and without Calculus, Mathematical Statistics, and Linear Models. I also have tutored courses that used Python and R.
Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Abstract Algebra five times, covering topics in quotient groups, homomorphisms, group actions, Sylow theorems, Polya counting, modules, free modules, tensor products, modules over PIDs, rings, EDs, PIDs, UFDs, fields, algebraic extensions, and splitting fields. I have some familiarity with Galois theory but not much. I also have some familiarity with Category Theory, but not much. I have very little experience with Representation Theory or Lie Groups and wouldn't be very helpful with these topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I can tutor the following undergraduate topics related to calculus and analysis: the full Calculus sequence (1 through 3, including honors calculus with linear algebra, and vector analysis). Differential Equations (including Laplace transforms, matrix methods, series solutions, and locally linear systems). I am NOT able to help with Partial Differential Equations except for the most basic method like separation of variables. I am fluent in Advanced Calculus and Real Analysis. These topics include limits, derivatives, integrals, epsilon-delta arguments, sequences and series, Bolzano-Weierstrass, Mean Value Theorem, uniform convergence, Riemann-Stieltjes integration, General Topology, continuous functions, connectedness and compactness, separation axioms, Lebesgue measure, Lebesgue integration, and differentiation.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I've tutored introductory Differential Equations about a dozen times, often using Boyce and DiPrima's text but also having used Zill and the Tenenbaum text. These courses have included matrix methods, series solutions, complex functions, and the heat equation in PDEs. Note that I'm not qualified to tutor a course devoted to PDEs.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I've tutored courses that cover discrete structures several times. Courses have included Graph Theory, Symbolic Logic, Combinatorics, Algorithms, Probability, and similar topics. I've worked from the popular Epp book as well as advanced texts from Tucker and one from Lovasz.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I've tutored finite Math several times, where courses included sequences, series, algorithms, sets, functions, logic, proofs, combinatorics, linear algebra, graph theory, probability, number theory, and game theory.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored Geometry more times than I can count! I have helped students become comfortable with proofs and constructions, which are often the topics which they find most challenging. I've also tutored college Math majors in Euclidean Geometry, as well as high school students working from concept-focused texts like those from Kay, Stillwell, and Kiselev.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I've tutored Linear Algebra several times, both for courses focused on computation as well as proof-based theoretical courses. Course titles have included Matrix Methods, Vector Spaces, and Applied Linear Algebra.
Logic,

Logic

I concentrated on Logic while studying Philosophy and Math at Columbia University. I was a teaching assistant for the Symbolic Logic course. I've tutored more advanced topics in Mathematical Logic, Modal Logic, and Combinatorial Logic, as well as related topics like Theoretical Computer Science, Computability, and Complexity Theory.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've tutored pre-Calculus several times. Whether it covers manipulation of functions, limits, trigonometry, combinatorics, matrices, probability, or any other strange topic, I've seen it all!
Probability,

Probability

I have tutored students in basic Probability and Statistics, as well as more advanced topics. I've worked from books by Tanis and Hogg, Casella and Berger, Ross, all covering what is basically the theory of random variables and Mathematical Statistics. This covers topics like regression, hypothesis testing, transformations, multivariable distributions, conditional distributions, likelihood estimators, and a little bit of robust statistics, non-parametric statistics, bayesian statistics, etc. I've also tutored more theoretical probability in a course that made use of Measure Theory.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored introductory Statistics for at least 40 students at both high schools and colleges. These have included the Advanced Placement (AP) course, as well as college courses with and without Calculus, Mathematical Statistics, and Linear Models. I also have tutored courses that used Python and R.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I've tutored Trigonometry several times. I like to teach students both the straight-forward computation of solutions, but also different perspectives like the relationship between right triangles and circles, and the application of Trig to Physics.
Prealgebra

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Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Abstract Algebra five times, covering topics in quotient groups, homomorphisms, group actions, Sylow theorems, Polya counting, modules, free modules, tensor products, modules over PIDs, rings, EDs, PIDs, UFDs, fields, algebraic extensions, and splitting fields. I have some familiarity with Galois theory but not much. I also have some familiarity with Category Theory, but not much. I have very little experience with Representation Theory or Lie Groups and wouldn't be very helpful with these topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I can tutor the following undergraduate topics related to calculus and analysis: the full Calculus sequence (1 through 3, including honors calculus with linear algebra, and vector analysis). Differential Equations (including Laplace transforms, matrix methods, series solutions, and locally linear systems). I am NOT able to help with Partial Differential Equations except for the most basic method like separation of variables. I am fluent in Advanced Calculus and Real Analysis. These topics include limits, derivatives, integrals, epsilon-delta arguments, sequences and series, Bolzano-Weierstrass, Mean Value Theorem, uniform convergence, Riemann-Stieltjes integration, General Topology, continuous functions, connectedness and compactness, separation axioms, Lebesgue measure, Lebesgue integration, and differentiation.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored Geometry more times than I can count! I have helped students become comfortable with proofs and constructions, which are often the topics which they find most challenging. I've also tutored college Math majors in Euclidean Geometry, as well as high school students working from concept-focused texts like those from Kay, Stillwell, and Kiselev.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've tutored pre-Calculus several times. Whether it covers manipulation of functions, limits, trigonometry, combinatorics, matrices, probability, or any other strange topic, I've seen it all!
Statistics,

Statistics

I have tutored introductory Statistics for at least 40 students at both high schools and colleges. These have included the Advanced Placement (AP) course, as well as college courses with and without Calculus, Mathematical Statistics, and Linear Models. I also have tutored courses that used Python and R.
Prealgebra

Other

Philosophy

Philosophy

I have served as a teaching assistant and tutor for a general introduction to Philosophy, a course in Early Modern philosophers, Logic, and a course titled Truth, Value, and Reason. I'm able to tutor any undergraduate subject except Eastern and continental Philosophy subjects.

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

I have served as a teaching assistant and tutor for a general introduction to Philosophy, a course in Early Modern philosophers, Logic, and a course titled Truth, Value, and Reason. I'm able to tutor any undergraduate subject except Eastern and continental Philosophy subjects.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have tutored Abstract Algebra five times, covering topics in quotient groups, homomorphisms, group actions, Sylow theorems, Polya counting, modules, free modules, tensor products, modules over PIDs, rings, EDs, PIDs, UFDs, fields, algebraic extensions, and splitting fields. I have some familiarity with Galois theory but not much. I also have some familiarity with Category Theory, but not much. I have very little experience with Representation Theory or Lie Groups and wouldn't be very helpful with these topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I can tutor the following undergraduate topics related to calculus and analysis: the full Calculus sequence (1 through 3, including honors calculus with linear algebra, and vector analysis). Differential Equations (including Laplace transforms, matrix methods, series solutions, and locally linear systems). I am NOT able to help with Partial Differential Equations except for the most basic method like separation of variables. I am fluent in Advanced Calculus and Real Analysis. These topics include limits, derivatives, integrals, epsilon-delta arguments, sequences and series, Bolzano-Weierstrass, Mean Value Theorem, uniform convergence, Riemann-Stieltjes integration, General Topology, continuous functions, connectedness and compactness, separation axioms, Lebesgue measure, Lebesgue integration, and differentiation.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have tutored Geometry more times than I can count! I have helped students become comfortable with proofs and constructions, which are often the topics which they find most challenging. I've also tutored college Math majors in Euclidean Geometry, as well as high school students working from concept-focused texts like those from Kay, Stillwell, and Kiselev.
Statistics

Statistics

I have tutored introductory Statistics for at least 40 students at both high schools and colleges. These have included the Advanced Placement (AP) course, as well as college courses with and without Calculus, Mathematical Statistics, and Linear Models. I also have tutored courses that used Python and R.

Ratings and Reviews


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He was very helpful

Adam helped our daughter very much with a CIS 120 class. I do not have details but she was most appreciative. He was knowledgeable, based on experience with the same course that she is taking currently.

Cynthia , 3 lessons with Adam

Awesome tutor.

Always thoughtful and disciplined in his teaching method. Also, makes the lesson interesting. Adam helps me understanding the material and prepare well for my exams. I highly recommended him.

Nancy, 28 lessons with Adam

Knowledgeable tutor

Adam is very helpful and resourceful. He is quick at solving problems. We discussed how to find an optimum in a data structure, in particular how to find the largest element of a list. We used that broad solution strategy to solve a harder problem, finding the maximum quantity one can purchase given an item menu and budget. We also implemented a very simple search algorithm, and discussed some basic solutions to analyzing stock data including the search for outliers, the computation of lag price differentials, and testing for equality with the return rate.

Sara, 1 lesson with Adam

The best you can find

Adam was the best tutor I could’ve asked for. I was struggling to understand concepts of an advanced mathematical logic course at Vassar College and Adam consistently spent time to help me improve as a student and think through extremely difficult problems. I will surely be using him in the future for more difficult classes and would recommend him to anyone attempting to take any type of mathematics class.

Connor , 19 lessons with Adam

Knows His Stuff

This is the second subject I have used Adam for. First was Calculus now linear algebra. He has a very vast knowledge in both of these subjects. Really helped me grasp the concepts. Will be using him again!! Highly recommended to others.

Thomas , 11 lessons with Adam

Great tutor!

Adam worked with my son for a week to help him get caught up on about 4 weeks worth of Calculus classes missed when he was ill. He was patient and knowledgeable and really helped my son gain confidence, enabling him to take two quizzes, a test and a final in a weeks' time - and he got A's and B+'s on all of them.

Carolyn , 11 lessons with Adam

Very knowledgeable

Adam is a very knowledgeable tutor with a good attitude. He provides good explanations and is very patient. Great to work with and encouraging, definitely recommend.

Kim, 1 lesson with Adam

Amazing Tutor

I am one of those students that got through calc 1 by the skin of my teeth and I need a miracle to get through calc 2 that miracle is ADAM. He is patient non judgmental and the best part is he's so passionate about the material he actually gets you into it and makes it so much less miserable. He is worth every penny he offers to help with problems even if he's not physically there with you. He's just everything you need to get through this sometimes horrifying experience. When I finished with him I was able to do my homework and I actually kinda enjoyed it ! BOOK HIM you will get better grades and change your overall outlook on the subject matter. MIRACLES DO HAPPEN.

Molly, 12 lessons with Adam

Math Genius

He is simply amazing. He is very patient , he approaches and solves problems throughly and effectively. I can honestly say that , I have learned so much. He is math genius , if your having math problems . Hit this guy up ,

Bilali, 1 lesson with Adam
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