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Mark B.

Prairie Village, KS

$45/hour

Math, Physics, Earth Sciences Tutoring

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/23/15
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Best math teacher
— Leyla, Overland Park, KS on 12/15/15

$45/Hour


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Dartmouth College
Physics, Geology

Education

Dartmouth College (Physics, Geology)

About Mark

I'm a graduate of Dartmouth College with majors in Physics and Earth Sciences and a bunch of programming experience in Python, MATLAB, and C. This fall, I'll be starting a Ph.D. program at Harvard in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department.

I have been consistently surprised by how much I enjoy the opportunity to teach my favorite subjects and I'd love to work with enthusiastic and curious students.

In the past, I've tutored introductory computer science, been a study group leader for an intermediate level calculus course, a TA for introductory geology, a freelance tutor through Wyzant, and a private tutor with a company in Cambridge, MA.

I think that to have a strong grip on new concepts students need the chance to freely ask questions about the material in a conversational context and get immediate and thorough feedback on their work, neither of which are guaranteed or even really feasible in the classroom. As a tutor, I do my best to lead students to their own independent conclusions and syntheses of challenging ideas by showing them how much they already know and connecting the necessary knowledge.
I'm a graduate of Dartmouth College with majors in Physics and Earth Sciences and a bunch of programming experience in Python, MATLAB, and C. This fall, I'll be starting a Ph.D. program at Harvard in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department.

I have been consistently surprised by how much I enjoy the opportunity to teach my favorite
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Prairie Village, KS 66208
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Best math teacher"

- Leyla, Overland Park, KS on 12/15/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Precalculus
Science:
Geology, Physics
Computer:
C,
MATLAB,
Python

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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C

I have taken an introductory computer science course that was taught mostly in C. The course covers fundamental programming concepts like syntax, data structures, basic algorithms, file I/O, and programming style.

I have worked with a tutee for the same course, reinforcing the class material and discussing/analyzing the accompanying programming assignments.

Calculus

In high school I took the AP calculus BC and excelled in it, later learning multivariable calculus and differential equations in college.

MATLAB

I have spent an extensive amount of time scripting with the MATLAB language and using the development environment for my senior honors thesis. I built a self-contained numerical/mathematical model in MATLAB to test a geophysical hypothesis. MATLAB is my strongest programming language.

Python

I have extensive experience writing scientific code in Python, for a range of applications. I work for an environmental consulting firm and have undertaken the programmatic side of several projects. I have implemented several versions of finite differences solvers in Python for the 1 dimensional diffusion equation for an indoor air model and developed a set of tools in Python for managing, analyzing, and plotting records of groundwater extraction, in support of large-scale groundwater modeling efforts.

Dartmouth College
Physics, Geology

Education

Dartmouth College (Physics, Geology)

Best math teacher

My son said he was the best math teacher he's had so far. He's ready for his final exam now

— Leyla, Overland Park, KS on 12/15/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 1 miles of Prairie Village, KS 66208.