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Craig F.

Baltimore, MD

$40/hour

Mathematician and magician

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/9/16
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Made stressful topics manageable
— Alissa, Hanover, MD on 11/6/16

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University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mathematics
Syracuse University
Master's
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Mathematics)

Syracuse University (Master's)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

About Craig

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 16+ 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 a part-time professional 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.
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 16+ years work experience with the US government. I have taught mathematics and
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Baltimore, MD 21209
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Made stressful topics manageable"

- Alissa, Hanover, MD on 11/6/16
Math:
Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Discrete Math,
Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability,
SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Actuarial Science

I have worked as an actuary for the US government for 16 years. I passed all of my exams required for becoming an Associate in the Society of Actuaries. I have recently taught Actuarial Mathematics at a local college.

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

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

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.)

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

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.

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

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

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.

University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mathematics
Syracuse University
Master's
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Mathematics)

Syracuse University (Master's)

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

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, Hanover, MD on 11/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Craig will travel within 20 miles of Baltimore, MD 21209.