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Paul M.

Cabin John, MD

$85/hour

Math, Statistics, Computer Science and Programming Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/21/14
4.8 average from 75 ratings
Knowledgeable and Attentive
— Yoshimi, Bethesda, MD on 10/31/16

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American University
Math
Hunter CUNY
Graduate Coursework

Education

American University (Math)

Hunter CUNY (Graduate Coursework)

About Paul

American culture has a hang-up about math. Many believe success in mathematics centers on talent, but in fact (and there is research to show this) motivation and effort are really the keys to success. Learning math is akin to learning a language and essentially everybody learns at least one language fluently. In the case of math, it is the language of nature and science that we are learning and the insights it is capable of revealing can be amazing.

I am a computer science and math teacher in a Virginia public high school and recently finished the coursework for a master's degree in applied mathematics. My bachelor's degree is in math as well. I have spent the last three years tutoring undergraduates and even graduates in math, probability, and programming.

My other qualifications for tutoring involve a career (almost 14 years) as a software engineer, programming largely in C\C++. Actually, my range of computer languages has grown since working in IT, having been required to use a number of scripting and/or functional languages in my graduate studies.

It is important to me that my clients do well, therefore, both as a personal ethic and a means to a pedagogical end, I want students of all ages to feel comfortable when we work together. Feeling free to share confusions and uncertainties is a key part of the learning process. In addition, even more gratifying is if I can share (maybe even inspire) some interest in the subjects I teach as I've been fascinated by math and science virtually my entire life. I typically tutor anywhere between Bethesda, MD and Alexandria, VA.

Good luck to you in your learning adventure.
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Summer rates: Repeat lessons, 10% discount Online lessons, 10% discount Cancellation Fee, 1/2 hourly rate after deadline. The deadline is 1 hour for appointments made less than 24 hours in advance.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Cabin John, MD 20818
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and Attentive"

- Yoshimi, Bethesda, MD on 10/31/16

"Good with teens and dives right in!"

- Shannon, Cabin John, MD on 10/20/16

"Knowledgeable and Patient"

- James, Hyattsville, MD on 4/9/16

"top notch teacher"

- Candace, Arlington, VA on 2/15/16

"Very professional and reliable!"

- Suzel, Potomac, MD on 10/8/14

"Very Patient!"

- Zahira, Brooklyn, NY on 5/1/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, LSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Computer:
C,
C#, C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
General Computer, Java, Mathematica,
MATLAB,
SQL
Business:
GRE

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C

I programmed professionally in C for about 5 years (and longer in its daughter language C++). I have been tutoring C to undergraduate and graduate students in C for the last 3 years. I have also worked on open source software projects written in C over the last 5 years.

C++

I programmed professionally in C++ for about 10 years. I also completed about 6 hours of university course work in courses using C++. I have also tutored C++ to graduate and undergraduate students for the last three years.

Computer Programming

I was a software in engineer for 14 years, primarily programming in the C\C++ language. I've also tutored in C\C++ in the last couple of years. I also have at least 24 hours of university coursework in computer science. I also familiarity with scripting and functional languages (particularly Mathematica and R but also some Python, Ruby, Lisp).

Computer Science

I was a software in engineer for 14 years, primarily programming. This also included a primary focus in database application design and implementation. I also have at least 24 hours of university coursework in computer science. I also have familiarity with scripting and functional languages (particularly Mathematica and R but also some Python, Ruby, Lisp).

I also have tutored Computer Science courses for Wyzant students using both Java and assembly language in their courses.

Differential Equations

I have a bachelor's in math and have completed the coursework for a master's in applied math. I have spent the last three years tutoring undergraduates and even graduates in math, probability, and programming.

Discrete Math

My qualifications for teaching discrete math include the following coursework: I completed 3 hours of course work in combinatorics. As an undergraduate I completed 6 hours of probability. I have also completed course work in number theory and graph theory.

Linear Algebra

I have taken introductory through advanced course work in linear algebra, at least 9 semester hours. In another 16 hours of related courses (in applied math and statistics) that I have taken, linear algebra was also heavily used. I have also tutored in linear and abstract algebra during the last 3 years.

Mathematica

I have completed a 3 hour course in Mathematica (focusing primarily on numerical methods). I have also completed another 9 hours of classes that use Mathematica for assignments. I have also tutored graduate students in writing and debugging Mathematica code.

MATLAB

I picked up MATLAB to work on a open source numerical methods software project. I have also completed another 6 hours of classes that use MATLAB for assignments. I have also tutored graduate students in writing and debugging MATLAB code.

American University
Math
Hunter CUNY
Graduate Coursework

Education

American University (Math)

Hunter CUNY (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable and Attentive — Paul is punctual, well prepared, knowledgeable, attentive, and generous with his time. He sent me review notes after our session and responded immediately to my questions I sent to him after the session as well. I highly recommend him. ...

— Yoshimi, Bethesda, MD on 10/31/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Summer rates: Repeat lessons, 10% discount Online lessons, 10% discount Cancellation Fee, 1/2 hourly rate after deadline. The deadline is 1 hour for appointments made less than 24 hours in advance.

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 30 miles of Cabin John, MD 20818.