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Mark B.

Math, Physics, Scientific Computing, Earth Sciences Tutoring

Math, Physics, Scientific Computing, Earth Sciences Tutoring

$55/hour

About Mark


Bio

I'm a graduate of Dartmouth College with majors in Physics and Earth Sciences and programming experience in the Python, MATLAB, and C/C++ languages. Currently, I'm a Ph.D. student at Harvard in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department.

I've been consistently surprised by how much I enjoy tutoring 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...

I'm a graduate of Dartmouth College with majors in Physics and Earth Sciences and programming experience in the Python, MATLAB, and C/C++ languages. Currently, I'm a Ph.D. student at Harvard in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department.

I've been consistently surprised by how much I enjoy tutoring 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 most students learn best when they have the chance to freely ask questions about the material in a conversational context, getting fast and thorough feedback on their work, which is not feasible in the classroom. As a tutor, I do my best to provide that conversation and lead students to their own conclusions and syntheses of concepts, showing them how much they already know and connecting the necessary knowledge.


Education

Dartmouth College
Physics, Geology
Harvard University
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Somerville, MA 02143
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/23/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C,

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.
C++,

C++

I've taken two computing courses which required the use of C and C++ for general programming projects and for projects focused specifically on numerical modeling. I've developed moderately complex models (solvers for coupled partial differential equations) in C++ on my own for research purposes. Generally, I use a mix of higher level languages like Python and MATLAB for slow but complex parts of a model, then use C++ for parts that need to be fast.
MATLAB,

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

Python

I have extensive experience writing scientific code in Python for a range of applications. I worked for an environmental consulting firm where I was responsible for the programmatic side of several projects. I've used Python for courses in numerical analysis and applied math, and I rely heavily on the language for my current research.

Corporate Training

C++

C++

I've taken two computing courses which required the use of C and C++ for general programming projects and for projects focused specifically on numerical modeling. I've developed moderately complex models (solvers for coupled partial differential equations) in C++ on my own for research purposes. Generally, I use a mix of higher level languages like Python and MATLAB for slow but complex parts of a model, then use C++ for parts that need to be fast.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

In high school I took the AP calculus BC and excelled in it, later learning multivariable calculus and differential equations in college.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Physics, Precalculus

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

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

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Physics, Precalculus

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

In high school I took the AP calculus BC and excelled in it, later learning multivariable calculus and differential equations in college.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Physics, Precalculus

Science

Geology, Physics

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

In high school I took the AP calculus BC and excelled in it, later learning multivariable calculus and differential equations in college.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Physics

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great Python tutor!

Mark was able to help me very last minute. He was helpful explaining the problems I was working on and giving context for how lists work.

Tara, 1 lesson with Mark

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, 1 lesson with Mark

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, 1 lesson with Mark
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$55/hour

Mark B.

$55/hour

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