Tutoring is not just a job, but it is a lifestyle that I have chosen for myself. I am a committed math tutor who is passionate about student success. As a tutor, my goal is to get every student that I work with to connect to and understand the material. I typically employ a reconstruction method during my tutoring sessions. By reconstruction, I mean I help the student build (construct) the concepts by asking a series of questions that he or she needs to answer in order to understand the...
Tutoring is not just a job, but it is a lifestyle that I have chosen for myself. I am a committed math tutor who is passionate about student success. As a tutor, my goal is to get every student that I work with to connect to and understand the material. I typically employ a reconstruction method during my tutoring sessions. By reconstruction, I mean I help the student build (construct) the concepts by asking a series of questions that he or she needs to answer in order to understand the material. This method not only allows me to help the students do the computations, but also helps the students retain the knowledge better. Another method that I typically employ is to relate mathematics is to relate the material back to things people know about. I have a wide variety of interests that I use to help communicate with people. These interests range from art and cooking to science. A great example is how I can relate the relationship between a function, its derivative, and its second derivative to position, speed, and acceleration. All of math has its roots in the natural sciences and should be explored in that context. With that being said, I find that I love tutoring calculus and differential equations the most because that is when the examples get interesting.
This method of mine has been something I have tweaked over a period of 7 years. I started teaching mathematics in the fall of 2008 and have continued teaching since then (also worked as a tutor for the last 4 years). I have worked at places like Ivy Tech Community College and Northern Illinois University. The classes I have taught and can tutor for ranges from basic arithmetic up to differential equations and linear algebra. My most recent reviews from Waubonsee Community College are great. One student even stated that I was the best professor he ever had. I am highly qualified to be a tutor as I have a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Purdue University and a Graduate Certificate in Statistics
Brad has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Brad was able to help my son with many different topics in Calculus and Linear Algebra. My son is in an accelerated math program that does not follow the typical curriculum. Brad was adaptable, patient and very knowledgeable in the various math topics.Vanessa, 17 lessons with Brad
Knows what he is doing with linear algebra.
He helped me with studying/practice problems for linear algebra. He was very clear, steady-paced, and easy to understand. He knows what he is doing, and I recommend him 100%Nicholas, 4 lessons with Brad
Always there when need it, very knowledgeable and show the proper way to do things, overall great tutor. Thank you for all your help. Raymond.Erika, 7 lessons with Brad
Extremely patient and knowledgeable tutor!
Guided me through any questions I had on past exams and quizzes. Explaining the concept behind why you solve problems providing a deeper understanding of the material. Answered any questions I had (and I had a lot). Feel so much more confident going into my final exam. Highly recommend for anyone struggling in math.Julia, 5 lessons with Brad
Knowledgeable and punctual
Brad helped my son to catch up with AB Calculus AP. He fell behind in the first quarter due to virtual classes. In two sessions with Brad, he completely caught up. He said that Brad was very knowledgeable and knew how to explain concepts in such a way that it was easy to understand.Tatiana, 18 lessons with Brad
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Brad was absolutely specific on being able to teach anti-derivatives and L’hopital’s rule...He was very patient and very understanding and is a good tool to use for success.Mark, 1 lesson with Brad
Great teacher, explained everything extremely well.
He was very patient and helped me understand a pretty difficult topic. I would definitely recommend him to anyone struggling with calculus.Madison, 1 lesson with Brad
Understanding and patient.
Brad was very helpful with where I was at in my course he helped me identify where I was making mistakes and helped me correct them. I now know how to find marginal profit thanks to Brad.Phillip, 1 lesson with Brad
Great tutor! Highly recommend.
My son has been working with Brad for a few months now and always looks forward to their time together. He emails Brad beforehand with topics and Brad always comes prepared and ready. My son feels that their time together is very well spent and has helped him a lot. We have seen a boost in his confidence as well. Brad is extremely responsive and knowledgeable.Lisa, 51 lessons with Brad
Easy to follow for the most part
I liked the way I was taught, though it may have been a little fast, yet not enough material was covered in the amount of time. I felt a little bit of unorganization throughout the setting though which made me slightly uncomfortable. Otherwise, I felt decently comfortable with the material after he thoroughly reviewed it.Suzanne, 35 lessons with Brad
Response time: 2 hours