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Don B.

Bloomington, IN

$50/hour

Patient and Creative Tutor Makes Math Interesting

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5+ Hours
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Indiana University Bloomington
Music
Indiana University Bloomington
PhD
Purdue University
Master's

Education

Indiana University Bloomington (Music)

Indiana University Bloomington (PhD)

Purdue University (Master's)

About Don

I've taught middle-school and high-school math in public schools, but I've been tutoring off and on for the last few years, and I enjoy tutoring more than standing in front of a class. Every student is different, and working one-on-one, I can both tell what an individual student needs and adopt my approach to them far more than with a group.

I've always found it very rewarding to help young people learn anything that I think is worthwhile, and, in my opinion, very few things are more worthwhile than mathematics! It's vitally important for citizens in our society to understand and to have some confidence in their understanding in order to make good decisions when they think about what they hear and read about.

But the way math is taught in almost every secondary school I know of is almost guaranteed to leave a lot of students confused and/or frustrated. So it's especially meaningful to me to help students with math. I also have years of experience as a software engineer and musician, and I've found ways to use both computers and music to help explain mathematical concepts.

For example, the frequencies of notes in a scale increase exponentially, and waveforms of musical notes are roughly periodic. So showing them the waveforms of notes in a scale or melody can help students understand both exponential and periodic functions.
I've taught middle-school and high-school math in public schools, but I've been tutoring off and on for the last few years, and I enjoy tutoring more than standing in front of a class. Every student is different, and working one-on-one, I can both tell what an individual student needs and adopt my approach to them far more than with a group. Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 34 miles of Bloomington, IN 47401
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Finite Math, R
Computer:
R

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Indiana University Bloomington
Music
Indiana University Bloomington
PhD
Purdue University
Master's

Education

Indiana University Bloomington (Music)

Indiana University Bloomington (PhD)

Purdue University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Don will travel within 34 miles of Bloomington, IN 47401.