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Steven H.

Belleville, IL

$40/hour

Building a rock-solid foundation from Pre-Algebra to Calc III and more

200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/21/17
4.8 average from 59 ratings
Very knowledgeable and accommodating Math Tutor!!
— John Julie, Troy, IL on 12/20/15

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University of MD College Park
Mathematics Comp Sci
University of MD College Park
PhD

Education

University of MD College Park (Mathematics Comp Sci)

University of MD College Park (PhD)

About Steven

I've got many years of tutoring and teaching experience under my belt. I was a double major in mathematics and computer science, with a PhD in Applied Mathematics currently in progress through the University of MD, College Park. At the collegiate level, I have experience as a graduate teaching assistant, having taught Linear Algebra as well as Multi-Variable/Vector Calculus. In the private realm, I've tutored everything from middle school level Pre-Algebra all the way through collegiate Abstract Algebra. My specialty centers around discrete mathematics, number theory, and algorithms and complexity theory on the computer science side. However, I am equally happy working in any realm of mathematics including major areas such as pre-algebra, geometry, precalculus, trigonomoetry, calculus, abstract algebra, linear algebra, and discrete mathematics.

My love and passion for mathematics stems in large part from a few very dedicated and talented teachers that I've had over the years. Like so many things, I believe mathematics can be a fundamentally simple subject IF a student has been given a rock solid foundation in the basics; without this, it can instead be a daunting and complex world. Most of what we do in mathematics has a geometric interpretation, meaning we can draw a picture to represent the problem or formula we're trying solve. Having this sort of insight into what a problem is asking can make all the difference in understanding; it makes it very easy to check our answers, and can tell us very quickly if the answer we've calculated for a problem even makes sense. The goal in all my teaching and tutoring is to give students the tools they need in order to check their work and answers, and know immediately if their answer to a problem makes sense and is correct or not; with these tools in hand, I find most students are able to approach any realm of mathematics with a great deal of confidence and success.
I've got many years of tutoring and teaching experience under my belt. I was a double major in mathematics and computer science, with a PhD in Applied Mathematics currently in progress through the University of MD, College Park. At the collegiate level, I have experience as a graduate teaching assistant, having taught Linear Algebra as well as Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My rate includes travel within a small radius. I'm willing to travel further, but it may require a rate negotiation.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Belleville, IL 62220
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgeable and accommodating Math Tutor!!"

- John Julie, Troy, IL on 12/20/15

"Great teacher"

- Rita, Lebanon, IL on 6/19/17

"Helpful"

- Deb, Columbia, IL on 5/22/17

"Qualified and reliable tutor"

- Mary, Caseyville, IL on 4/24/17

"Fantastic"

- Mekia, Belleville, IL on 3/22/17

"Teaching The Unteachable"

- Cora, Belleville, IL on 9/6/16

"Great teaching style."

- Omar, Belleville, IL on 1/20/16

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Twyla, Belleville, IL on 10/7/15

"Relatable and knowledgeable"

- Lisa, O Fallon, IL on 9/19/15

"All business!"

- Nathan, O Fallon, IL on 8/31/15

"Very patient; interested in my success!"

- Natalie, Belleville, IL on 8/22/15

"Great Tutor"

- Reggie, Saint Louis, MO on 11/5/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Music:
Drums
English:
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math, TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL

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Drums

I'm currently employed as a full time percussionist by the Air Force Band of Mid-America at Scott AFB, IL. I've served 10 years as a professional musician in this capacity, having won the job back in 2005 via competitive audition. I served as a Guest Artist in Residence and Lecturer of Music at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in the 2010-2011 academic year. I also toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra during 2005. Prior to that time, I studied for four years with noted drummer and educator Steve Fidyk while pursuing Jazz Studies at the University of MD college park. I teach 3-4 drum students a week. I teach technique using the natural body movement concepts of Joe Morello, and build coordination using exercises and concepts from the lexicon of Alan Dawson and Gary Chester, author of "The New Breed."

Logic

My background in Math and Comp Sci encompasses quite a bit of logic; including discrete math at the undergraduate level (University of MD CMSC250) and Mathematical Logic at the graduate level (University of MD MATH712 + 713).

These courses covered basic boolean logic, including connectives, truth tables, and equivalences; predicate logic; completeness and incompleteness among other core topics.

Both of my degrees depending heavily on proofs, including basic techniques such as induction, proof by contradiction, etc; these concepts were used extensively in my graduate abstract algebra, algorithms, and approximation algorithms courses. (MATH601-602; CMSC451, 651, and 858).

Trigonometry

I've taught trig and Calc I, II, and III at the collegiate level, working with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

University of MD College Park
Mathematics Comp Sci
University of MD College Park
PhD

Education

University of MD College Park (Mathematics Comp Sci)

University of MD College Park (PhD)

Very knowledgeable and accommodating Math Tutor!!

Steven stepped in at the last minute to help us through finals in Algebra 2 Honors. Steven was very accommodating, and professional. He was able to quickly determine the weak areas in my Son's understanding and focused on them. It is clear that Steven has a thorough grasp of the subject matter that allowed him to quickly get down to the heart of the matter,and did not waste any of our time or m

— John Julie, Troy, IL on 12/20/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My rate includes travel within a small radius. I'm willing to travel further, but it may require a rate negotiation.

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 20 miles of Belleville, IL 62220.