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Steven H.

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

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

$45/hour

About Steven


Bio

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...

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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: My rate includes travel within a small radius. I'm willing to travel further, but it may require a rate negotiation.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/21/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

TOEFL

Homeschool

Physics,

Physics

I tutor several physics students a week and specialize in building a solid foundation of fundamentals.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Language

TOEFL

Math

Logic,

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).
Physics,

Physics

I tutor several physics students a week and specialize in building a solid foundation of fundamentals.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I've taught trig and Calc I, II, and III at the collegiate level, working with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Physics,

Physics

I tutor several physics students a week and specialize in building a solid foundation of fundamentals.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Music

Drums

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."

Science

Physics

Physics

I tutor several physics students a week and specialize in building a solid foundation of fundamentals.

Summer

Physics,

Physics

I tutor several physics students a week and specialize in building a solid foundation of fundamentals.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (90 ratings)
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Reviews


Steven has helped us multiple times.

He is extremely knowledgeable and very efficient with his time. He is quick to assess the needs and create a plan for the sessions. We have seen good results every time. I definitely recommend him.

Omar, 3 lessons with Steven

Knowledgeable and patient tudor

Steven is currently helping my daughter with her high school math work. Over the last few weeks we’ve seen her test scores improve. This has helped to improve her confidence and letter grade in the course as well. He is also very flexible in scheduling and is very responsive when it comes to messaging and communcating.

Lee, 14 lessons with Steven

Needed to understand concepts and work through problems under the wire, Steven was a great help!

Steven responded quickly to my request for help and cleared up some concepts in discrete math that had been vague to me for much of the semester. He helped me consider how to conceptualize a problem so I can apply the right tools to solve it. I learned how to think of a problem in a way that, given certain formulas and processes, I could come to a solution! Much appreciated!

Sairah, 3 lessons with Steven

great teacher

Good at explaining the problem. He took the time to explaining problems to me . He was patient and didn’t mind repeating it when I didn’t quiet understand. Really enjoyed it.

Tim, 1 lesson with Steven

Outstanding tutor!

Glad we found Steven and we will ask for his assistance again soon! He's conveniently located and works great for my son. He worked on my son's weak areas and addressed problem areas directly from the asvab.

Cecil, 3 lessons with Steven

Great teacher

On my way to testing into a higher math class in my first year of college. Thanks to Steven, I'm confident that I will succeed. Steven is very knowledgeable and explains the subject well.

Rita, 6 lessons with Steven

Helpful

Steven met my sons to study for geometry final and he was able to explain things in a new way that made better sense to him. He was able to go into the test with confidence and I even heard him telling a friend what he learned. We will use Steven in the future for sure!

Deb, 1 lesson with Steven

Qualified and reliable tutor

Steve is tutoring my son for both the ACT and Honors Algebra 2. He has also helped my daughter when she was in a bind prior to a test. My son says Steve does a great job breaking down the difficult concepts and problems so as to make the problems much more understandable in a step by step process. As well, based on Steve's credentials, he is more than qualified to tutor at any level.

Mary, 12 lessons with Steven

Fantastic

Steven has been me with university level calculus. I have 2 small children that are often times present during our sessions. He has remarkable patience both with my children and me. He is able to break our lessons down in a way that is not only simple but also reiterates other concepts that we've gone over before. He explains things very detailed and won't move on until he's sure that you grasp the concept at hand.

Mekia, 16 lessons with Steven
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$45/hour

Steven H.

$45/hour

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Response time: 14 hours