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Craig F.

Mathematician and magician

Mathematician and magician

$45/hour

  • 138 hours tutoring

  • Baltimore, MD 21209

"Extremely Helpful"

Nina, 5 lessons with Craig

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About Craig


Bio

My ultimate goal as a tutor is to help my students feel comfortable enough with their studies so that they no longer need me to help them anymore.

I am an actuary with 17+ years work experience with the US government. I have taught mathematics and statistics in college, but I enjoy tutoring a lot more than teaching; I don't like having to give grades to students and would much rather help them earn good grades. I have been tutoring mathematics since 1987. I am also an amateur magician.

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My ultimate goal as a tutor is to help my students feel comfortable enough with their studies so that they no longer need me to help them anymore.

I am an actuary with 17+ years work experience with the US government. I have taught mathematics and statistics in college, but I enjoy tutoring a lot more than teaching; I don't like having to give grades to students and would much rather help them earn good grades. I have been tutoring mathematics since 1987. I am also an amateur magician.

I tutor middle school math, high school math, and most college mathematics and statistics.

The best way to learn mathematics is by doing mathematics problems. My role as a tutor is similar to that of a coach; the student does the mathematics problem, while I give him or her pointers along the way. Once the student is able to demonstrate that he or she knows how to solve the math problem, I then ask questions to the student in order to facilitate critical thinking. This is in order to ensure that the student actually understands what he or she is doing and isn't just going through the motions.

I am available in the evenings Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Also, I am available during the day on Sunday. I like to meet my students in public libraries, so they can be inspired to do great.


Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mathematics
Syracuse University
Masters
Johns Hopkins University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Baltimore, MD 21209
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/9/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

I have a master's degree in pure math from Syracuse University and a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins University. I have passed all of my exams required to be an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. I have also taught statistics in college four times and taught Actuarial Mathematics in college once.

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins University.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a master's degree in pure math from Syracuse U and a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins U. I am also an actuary who passed all of the exams required for Associate of the Society of Actuaries. Knowledge of calculus is essential for this.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins U.
Physics,

Physics

I have a master's degree in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and have published scientific articles in physics journals.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a master's degree in pure mathematics from Syracuse University and a master's degree in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. I use Precalculus concepts every day in my job as an actuary working for the US government.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a master's degree in pure math from Syracuse University and a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins University. I have passed all of my exams required to be an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. I have also taught statistics in college four times and taught Actuarial Mathematics in college once.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins University.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a master's degree in pure math from Syracuse U and a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins U. I am also an actuary who passed all of the exams required for Associate of the Society of Actuaries. Knowledge of calculus is essential for this.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have taken Combinatorics and Graph theory as an undergraduate at UMBC and the same course as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins. I have also taken the course Analysis of Algorithms at UMBC as an undergraduate and at Johns Hopkins as a graduate student. I have also published discrete math articles in peer reviewed journals.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

Going by the Wikipedia definition of finite mathematics, I am qualified to tutor this subject because of my background in statistics, probability, matrices, linear programming. (I have taken all of these courses as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University.)
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins U.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have taken undergraduate and graduate level courses in linear algebra and matrix analysis at UMBC, Syracuse University, and Johns Hopkins University. I was also a teaching assistant for linear algebra at JHU. Part of this job involved tutoring students in linear algebra.
Logic,

Logic

My first course in logic was during my freshman year at UMBC. It was taught through the philosophy department. This course first covered Aristotle's syllogisms. Afterwards, the course covered propositional logic (Boolean logic). And after this, it covered predicate logic (statements with for all, there exists). Predicate logic is the bread and butter of mathematical logic, which I have used throughout my days as an undergraduate and graduate student in mathematics.
Physics,

Physics

I have a master's degree in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and have published scientific articles in physics journals.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a master's degree in pure mathematics from Syracuse University and a master's degree in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. I use Precalculus concepts every day in my job as an actuary working for the US government.
Probability,

Probability

I took a graduate level course in probability at Johns Hopkins University. I passed all of my actuarial exams necessary to become an associate of the Society of Actuaries.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a master's degree in pure math from Syracuse University and a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins University. I have passed all of my exams required to be an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. I have also taught statistics in college four times and taught Actuarial Mathematics in college once.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins University.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a master's degree in pure math from Syracuse U and a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins U. I am also an actuary who passed all of the exams required for Associate of the Society of Actuaries. Knowledge of calculus is essential for this.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins U.
Physics,

Physics

I have a master's degree in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and have published scientific articles in physics journals.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a master's degree in pure mathematics from Syracuse University and a master's degree in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. I use Precalculus concepts every day in my job as an actuary working for the US government.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a master's degree in pure math from Syracuse University and a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins University. I have passed all of my exams required to be an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. I have also taught statistics in college four times and taught Actuarial Mathematics in college once.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Science

Physics

Physics

I have a master's degree in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and have published scientific articles in physics journals.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins University.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a master's degree in pure math from Syracuse U and a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins U. I am also an actuary who passed all of the exams required for Associate of the Society of Actuaries. Knowledge of calculus is essential for this.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins U.
Physics,

Physics

I have a master's degree in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and have published scientific articles in physics journals.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a master's degree in pure math from Syracuse University and a master's degree in applied math from Johns Hopkins University. I have passed all of my exams required to be an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. I have also taught statistics in college four times and taught Actuarial Mathematics in college once.
Algebra 1, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (32 ratings)
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4 star
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3 star
(1)
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Reviews


Getting my son on track

My son said that his math teacher explains the "how" but Craig explains the "why", and that makes all the difference to him. We'll see what it looks like come grade time, but it's made my son more confident.

Mary, 3 lessons with Craig

Knew His Stuff

Craig was competent, friendly, and professional, and above all else, he was good at calculus and was able to instill a greater sense of confidence in myself in the topic.

John, 9 lessons with Craig

Craig was up to the task as course was very advanced college (grad level) Statistics

(Parent review) Craig was prepared, and knows his stuff. The student liked him very much. He showed up promptly and was very helpful. Would definitely recommend him.

Dennis, 2 lessons with Craig

Pre-Calc for my High School student

Craig has been teaching my daughter pre-Calc for several sessions now, and she is getting more comfortable and independent with the subject. Craig is easy going and a great tutor. We are very satisfied.

MIRIAM, 3 lessons with Craig

Made stressful topics manageable

Craig took me through my Real Analysis exam and explained how to better approach problems. Since I had trouble with Mathematical Induction and sets, he showed me the "quick check" way as well as how to write a formal proof. We made a study plan to continue working on Formal Logic and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers.

Alissa, 3 lessons with Craig

$45/hour

Craig F.

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