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Rick B.

Chicago, IL

$35/hour

Enthusiastic and Patient Master's Mathematics Student

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Loyola University Chicago
Math
Loyola University - Chicago, IL
Master's

Education

Loyola University Chicago (Math)

Loyola University - Chicago, IL (Master's)

About Rick

Hello!

I'm a student pursuing my master's degree in mathematics at Loyola University. I am very passionate about math, and I think that learning math should be an exciting experience. I don't believe people when they tell me that they "just aren't a math person" and that they cannot learn the subject. That's ridiculous, you can learn anything you put your mind to. Let me help you master your subject.

I have tutored dozens of university students in subjects ranging from arithmetic to analysis, from pre-algebra to abstract algebra. I like to motivate the material by presenting the history of the subject so that the student can have some context as to *why* they would want to learn the topic. Often times, a student's difficulty in a math class is rooted in their lack of mastery of previous classes. I think it's important to find where their difficulties began and to review the necessary coursework so that they can succeed in their current class.

Cheers!
-Rick
Hello!

I'm a student pursuing my master's degree in mathematics at Loyola University. I am very passionate about math, and I think that learning math should be an exciting experience. I don't believe people when they
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60647
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, SAT Math

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Differential Equations

I took an undergraduate level differential equations class at Loyola University Chicago during the Spring 2013 semester and passing with an A. I am skilled with the standard analytical techniques for finding solutions to differential equations as well as with several numerical techniques. I have privately tutored Loyola students in the subject.

Linear Algebra

I took an undergraduate level linear algebra course 15 months ago at Loyola University Chicago and passed with a solid A. I have since learned a great deal more linear algebra by studying multiple texts and taking a course in representation theory of finite groups. I think that an emphasis should be placed on the abstract concepts (vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvectors/values) as well as the purely computational aspects (matrix operations, Gauss-Jordan elimination, finding specific and homogeneous solutions to a linear system).

Loyola University Chicago
Math
Loyola University - Chicago, IL
Master's

Education

Loyola University Chicago (Math)

Loyola University - Chicago, IL (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rick will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60647.