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Adam F.
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## The best you can find

Connor , 19 lessons with AdamAdam 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.

Hi, I'm Adam! I'm a graduate from Columbia University with a B.A. in Math and an M.A. in Philosophy. I have ten 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.

My favorite thing about being a tutor is working with curious students, and helping them to satisfy their curiosity. What I most distinctively offer as a tutor, is not just my expertise in...

Philosophy, Math

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Computer Programming,
#### Computer Programming

I have tutored programming and intro computer science about 50 times in the past. My strongest background is in Java, Python, OCaml, and Haskell. I am familiar with the content of the high school advanced placement tests, both AP computer science principles, and computer science A. I've also tutored some students in the languages Hazel (UMich), ML, and Scheme, so I have some familiarity with these languages, although not as much experience as I have with other functional languages like OCaml and Haskell.

Computer Science,
#### Computer Science

I have tutored university computer science more than 30 times. I have worked with students in classes at Harvard, UPenn, Columbia, and elsewhere, who needed help with learning topics like recursion, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism, static methods and parameters, collections. I have tutored courses in Python at least a dozen times, Ocaml at least a dozen times, Java at least 6 times, and Haskell three times before.

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, using its imperative and object-oriented programing capacities.

HTML,
JavaScript
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've tutored introductory statistics at the high school and university levels for about 50 different students, covering topics like descriptive and inferential statistics, probability theory, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, proportions, two-sample statistics, categorical data, and regression analysis. I can also help with the theory of random variables, like in a course on mathematical statistics. I've tutored this subject approximately ten times before. I'm also familiar with the measure theoretic foundations of probability theory, although I have never had an opportunity to tutor for this subject.

HTML
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.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have many years of experience tutoring advanced algebra for high school and college students.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have tutored abstract algebra for about 10 different students. I am familiar with subjects in group theory including homomorphisms and normal subgroups, isomorphism theorems, group actions, Polya counting, orbits and stabilizers, Sylow subgroups. I am also familiar with monoids, rings, modules, and fields, including topics such as integral domains, unique factorization domains, polynomial rings, extensions, and splitting fields.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have tutored calculus for probably 50 different students, ranging from calc 1 through 3, including vector analysis, multivariable, advanced calculus, and differential equations. I also offer tutoring in the related subjects of complex analysis (aka complex variables) and real analysis. I have tutored undergraduate real analysis (including proofs of limits, series, closures of function sets, differentiation, integration, higher dimensions, and so on) a dozen times, and I'm familiar with the content of the textbooks by Tao, Marsden, Lebl, Rudin, Abbott, and Ross. For graduate real analysis I'm familiar with the content of Royden's book and some of Axler's.

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, axiomatic proof-based 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've tutored introductory statistics at the high school and university levels for about 50 different students, covering topics like descriptive and inferential statistics, probability theory, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, proportions, two-sample statistics, categorical data, and regression analysis. I can also help with the theory of random variables, like in a course on mathematical statistics. I've tutored this subject approximately ten times before. I'm also familiar with the measure theoretic foundations of probability theory, although I have never had an opportunity to tutor for this subject.

Prealgebra
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have many years of experience tutoring advanced algebra for high school and college students.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have tutored abstract algebra for about 10 different students. I am familiar with subjects in group theory including homomorphisms and normal subgroups, isomorphism theorems, group actions, Polya counting, orbits and stabilizers, Sylow subgroups. I am also familiar with monoids, rings, modules, and fields, including topics such as integral domains, unique factorization domains, polynomial rings, extensions, and splitting fields.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have tutored calculus for probably 50 different students, ranging from calc 1 through 3, including vector analysis, multivariable, advanced calculus, and differential equations. I also offer tutoring in the related subjects of complex analysis (aka complex variables) and real analysis. I have tutored undergraduate real analysis (including proofs of limits, series, closures of function sets, differentiation, integration, higher dimensions, and so on) a dozen times, and I'm familiar with the content of the textbooks by Tao, Marsden, Lebl, Rudin, Abbott, and Ross. For graduate real analysis I'm familiar with the content of Royden's book and some of Axler's.

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 in discrete mathematics more than a dozen times. These courses have covered such subjects as set theory, enumerative combinatorics, proofs and formal logic, probability, graph theory, modular arithmetic, generating functions, recurrence relations, automata, circuit complexity, algorithms, and the pigeonhole principle. These were courses offered by Harvard, UPenn, Columbia, and a wide variety of other universities.

Finite Math,
#### Finite Math

I've tutored discrete and finite structures several times. This includes topics such as logic, algorithms, counting, modular arithmetic, graphs, and more. I'm a graduate from Columbia University with a B.A. in Math and an M.A. in Philosophy.

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, axiomatic proof-based 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. Some of my students have been at Vassar, GaTech (Georgia Tech), and Columbia University. The titles of these courses included Matrix Methods, Abstract Vector Spaces, Advanced Linear Algebra, and Applied Linear Algebra.

Logic,
#### Logic

While studying Philosophy and Math at Columbia University I specialized in studying logic. I've tutored introductory logic at least 20 times, during which I've helped with truth tables, truth trees, symbolization and interpretation, proofs, metatheorems like soundness and completeness, predicate / quantified / first-order logic, structures, models, definability, and more.

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 includes 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'm also familiar with the measure theoretic foundations of probability theory.

Statistics,
#### Statistics

I've tutored introductory statistics at the high school and university levels for about 50 different students, covering topics like descriptive and inferential statistics, probability theory, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, proportions, two-sample statistics, categorical data, and regression analysis. I can also help with the theory of random variables, like in a course on mathematical statistics. I've tutored this subject approximately ten times before. I'm also familiar with the measure theoretic foundations of probability theory, although I have never had an opportunity to tutor for this subject.

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
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have many years of experience tutoring advanced algebra for high school and college students.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have tutored abstract algebra for about 10 different students. I am familiar with subjects in group theory including homomorphisms and normal subgroups, isomorphism theorems, group actions, Polya counting, orbits and stabilizers, Sylow subgroups. I am also familiar with monoids, rings, modules, and fields, including topics such as integral domains, unique factorization domains, polynomial rings, extensions, and splitting fields.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have tutored calculus for probably 50 different students, ranging from calc 1 through 3, including vector analysis, multivariable, advanced calculus, and differential equations. I also offer tutoring in the related subjects of complex analysis (aka complex variables) and real analysis. I have tutored undergraduate real analysis (including proofs of limits, series, closures of function sets, differentiation, integration, higher dimensions, and so on) a dozen times, and I'm familiar with the content of the textbooks by Tao, Marsden, Lebl, Rudin, Abbott, and Ross. For graduate real analysis I'm familiar with the content of Royden's book and some of Axler's.

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, axiomatic proof-based 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've tutored introductory statistics at the high school and university levels for about 50 different students, covering topics like descriptive and inferential statistics, probability theory, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, proportions, two-sample statistics, categorical data, and regression analysis. I can also help with the theory of random variables, like in a course on mathematical statistics. I've tutored this subject approximately ten times before. I'm also familiar with the measure theoretic foundations of probability theory, although I have never had an opportunity to tutor for this subject.

Adam has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **14 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Knowledgeable and explains concepts clearly

Best tutor for Haskell, explains really well and gives a lot of examples to learn from. Really good at explaining concepts and why the function does what it does.

Tre, 3 lessons with Adam

## Great tutor!

great tutor! Adam is very knowledgeable and patient, very helpful to review Calc and Linear Algebra. Adam is very helpful, explains concepts very clearly, great to communicate with. Thanks!

Elizabeth, 1 lesson with Adam

## Proactive and knowledgable tutor in advanced geometry! Would recommend

Adam is a very responsible and diligent tutor that my daughter and I would 100 percent recommend. She is taking High School Honors Geometry and needed a bit of help in understanding the abstract concepts. Prior to the lesson, Adam reviewed the textbook that we sent to him and wrote up answers to the questions that my daughter asked to review. He is the most knowledgable on abstract Euclidean geometry among all the tutors we contacted before finding him. During the lesson, my daughter says he made sure she understood everything by asking questions, and was very patient with her when she didn't completely understand something. Adam has a very positive and proactive attitude. Overall, we have had an amazing experience with Adam and will continue to have lessons with him in the future. Thanks Adam!!

Grace, 1 lesson with Adam

## 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

## Good tutor for Linear Algebra

I take Linear Algebra this semester in Columbia. I booked 5 hours class with Adam F. just before the exam. You know what happened? Exam 2 score 91 100 Mean: 73.4 High: 100 Low: 3 I got 91 out of 100, in a Mid-term with an average score = 73.4!! Choose Adam and you will never regret it.

Wen, 16 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