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Mark B.

Prairie Village, KS

$45/hour

Math, Physics, Earth Sciences Tutoring

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/23/15
5.0 average from 4 ratings
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— Kira, Prairie Village, KS on 5/16/17

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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 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 10 miles of Prairie Village, KS 66208
Background Check: Passed

"Helpful and responsive"

- Kira, Prairie Village, KS on 5/16/17

"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)

Helpful and responsive

Mark emailed me promptly to answer any questions I had. He was flexible about timing and location. And, he was very helpful as a tutor. I would hire him again anytime.

— Kira, Prairie Village, KS on 5/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 10 miles of Prairie Village, KS 66208.