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Brad M.

Easy Going Math Tutor

Easy Going Math Tutor

$28/hour

  • 711 hours tutoring

About Brad


Bio

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


Education

Grace College and Theological Seminary
undergrad
Purdue University
Masters
Northern Illinois University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $28
  • Rate details: My rates are negotiable. I will ask for a higher rate if I have to travel more to get onsite.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/21/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a person with a M.S. in applied mathematics, I have mastered many forms of mathematics. Algebra 1 is a class I have taught many times at Ivy Tech Community College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a math instructor, I have taught all levels of mathematics. One of the more common subjects I teach is algebra. Most entry level College Algebra classes begin at an Algebra II level. I have successfully taught College Algebra many times.
Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a person with a M.S. in applied mathematics, I have mastered many forms of mathematics. Algebra 1 is a class I have taught many times at Ivy Tech Community College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a math instructor, I have taught all levels of mathematics. One of the more common subjects I teach is algebra. Most entry level College Algebra classes begin at an Algebra II level. I have successfully taught College Algebra many times.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I successfully taught Differential Equations at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois during the summer of 2015. All but one of my students passed with no less than a C. The one student dropped the class. In this case, I started with 6 students and 5/6 passed the course.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have passed linear algebra at the undergraduate and graduate level. I used linear algebra in my research. At the graduate level, I passed linear algebra with an A. I have taught linear algebra topics: Reduced Row Echelon Form, Finding inverses, matrix multiplication, and so on.
Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a person with a M.S. in applied mathematics, I have mastered many forms of mathematics. Algebra 1 is a class I have taught many times at Ivy Tech Community College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a math instructor, I have taught all levels of mathematics. One of the more common subjects I teach is algebra. Most entry level College Algebra classes begin at an Algebra II level. I have successfully taught College Algebra many times.
Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a person with a M.S. in applied mathematics, I have mastered many forms of mathematics. Algebra 1 is a class I have taught many times at Ivy Tech Community College.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As a math instructor, I have taught all levels of mathematics. One of the more common subjects I teach is algebra. Most entry level College Algebra classes begin at an Algebra II level. I have successfully taught College Algebra many times.
Calculus, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Brad has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (312 ratings)
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(3)
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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, 34 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, 16 lessons with Brad

knowledgeable and experienced

He helped me with my Linear algebra homework. He was amazing, very clear in his explanation, very Knowledgeable and experienced. I would recommend him for advanced linear algebra . Thank you!

Afrah, 4 lessons with Brad

Great Tutor

Brad helped go through each problem of a practice exam I had. He was extremely helpful and i would recommend him to anyone.

Aidan , 1 lesson with Brad

Separable differential equations

Went by pretty smoothly, explained the problems in detail and gave different ways of solving them. Also did a good amount of problems that I did not understand which let me understand my mistakes and be able to fix them.

Joanna, 1 lesson with Brad

Expert in math at all levels. Awesome teacher and communicator.

My son Otto told me that Brad taught him more in their first 1 hour session than his professor had done all semester. And Differential Equations is not an easy topic. Bravo, Brad!!

Alexandria, 4 lessons with Brad

Awesome Linear Algebra tutor - He really helped me

Brad is very knowledgeable and patient. He made sure I understood all the material he was going over with me. It is not easy to find a Linear Algebra tutor that is as great as him. I totally recommend him. Thank you so much Brad.

Victor, 2 lessons with Brad

Proofs

Brad is knowledgeable and is good with explaining how to set up equations and proofs. He arrives prepared to discuss your problems.

Amy, 21 lessons with Brad

Very knowledgeable, patient and well rounded lecturer

Brad help me to now work confidently on various Maths topics. He explained Maths in steps that I could easily understand. Been able to screen share was also beneficial as he could see the steps I use to complete questions and he provided assistance during each steps. He is an excellent tutor and I am happy to recommend him to others.

Juliane, 2 lessons with Brad
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