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Gary G.

Bel Air, MD

$30/hour

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Background check passed as of 10/13/16

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Towson University B.S.
Applied Mathematics

Education

Towson University B.S. (Applied Mathematics)

About Gary

Intro:
Hello! I am a college student with a huge passion for math. I have an Associate's Degree in Business from Harford Community College, and am a current student at Towson University studying Applied Mathematics. I am proficient in Algebra 1 and 2, Trigonometry, Calculus 1, 2, and 3, and SAT Math. I have one year of experience employed as a math tutor.

Approach:
Math can be frustrating when you don't fully understand what is going on, and a short-tempered tutor can make it even more frustrating. My approach is to be patient, kind, and thorough, and to encourage students to read between the lines when doing math. A tutor who tells their student A and B is not giving the student as much of an opportunity to fully learn the material. For that reason, I make sure to give helpful hints when the student is stuck, (instead of just telling them what to do), which will force them to think deeper and, hopefully, figure it out on their own.
As I have discovered over the last few years, a lone student trying to figure out arithmetic on their own is at high risk of frustration, often leading to giving up. That is why I am driven to be a tutor; to show students that there is a way to solve those difficult problems, and it is much easier than they may think. Math is an intimidating subject, but when broken down and fully analyzed, it will stand no chance against your once struggling student.

Qualifications:
Earned an "A" in the following courses: College Algebra, Contemporary Math, Statistics, Calculus with Applications, Calculus I, and Calculus II.
Earned a "B" in the following courses: Calculus III, Linear Algebra, and Abstract Math.
One year experience as an employed math tutor.
Helped multiple students go from failing to earning an "A".
Improved one student's SAT score by ~70 points.

Outro:
My goal is to encourage students to fully understand the math that is thrown at them, and hopefully even get them to love the subject as much as I do. Math is fun, and I plan to spread that mentality to each and every student I come across. Thank you for visiting my profile, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Intro:
Hello! I am a college student with a huge passion for math. I have an Associate's Degree in Business from Harford Community College, and am a current student at Towson University studying Applied Mathematics. I am proficient in Algebra 1 and 2, Trigonometry, Calculus 1, 2, and 3, and SAT Math. I have one year of experience employed as
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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Bel Air, MD 21014
Background Check: Passed
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Algebra 1

Since algebra 1 is used in virtually all forms of math, I have developed proficient skills in the subject over the course of my time in college thus far. I use algebra on a near daily basis, even when I am on a break between semesters (it's hard to stay away from math).

Algebra 2

One year experience as an employed tutor. Tutored algebra II very often. Helped a student go from failing to earning an A.

Calculus

I am proficient in calculus 1, 2, 3, and calculus with applications. I have one year of experience as an employed math tutor, where I tutored calculus AB. I privately tutored calculus 1 for a semester, and the student earned a B+ in the class. I tutored a friend, who was struggling in business calculus, before their cumulative final exam. They earned a 99% on the final, and finished with a B in the class.

Prealgebra

I helped my friend (who claimed to hate math) with his pre-algebra course a couple of years ago. After a few times studying together, he understood the arithmetic much more, and even called math "fun."

Precalculus

Precalculus was heavily used in Calculus with Applications, in which I (nearly effortlessly) earned an A.

Towson University B.S.
Applied Mathematics

Education

Towson University B.S. (Applied Mathematics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Gary will travel within 15 miles of Bel Air, MD 21014.