Neza V.

College Park, MD

$60/hour

Helping make math understandable and intuitive

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University of Maryland, College Park
Math
Applied Math, University of Maryland College Park
Enrolled

Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Math)

Applied Math, University of Maryland College Park (Enrolled)

About Neza

I am a math PhD student at the University of MD with eight years of experience tutoring math and math SAT prep. I work hard to help my students grasp difficult math concepts, learn to think critically, and become self-confident. I have tutored math to 100+ students ranging from elementary schoolers to graduate students.

It is not my goal to impress you with my own grades, test scores, and awards -- being an effective tutor takes much more than that. I do my best to understand a problem from a student's perspective and explain new topics in the context of ideas that they have already mastered.

I tutor because it is rewarding to see my students have an 'aha!' moment as they figure out a tricky problem. I enjoy finding creative ways to challenge and motivate them. It is exciting to get a phone call from a student and hear how much they improved their SAT score, learn that a quiz went really well, or find out that they decided to major in math.

I have excellent references. Please get in touch with me if you'd like to speak to a parent of one of my current students or if you'd like a copy of my resume.
I am a math PhD student at the University of MD with eight years of experience tutoring math and math SAT prep. I work hard to help my students grasp difficult math concepts, learn to think critically, and become self-confident. I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of College Park, MD 20740
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
MATLAB
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Reading
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Differential Equations

As an applied math graduate student, I do a lot of mathematical modeling which inevitably involves using differential equations. I have taken classes in both ordinary and partial differential equations, and a class on finite element methods. I have tutored students in differential equations courses which have often incorporated MATLAB programming into the curriculum.

Elementary (K-6th)

Over the years, I have spent a lot of time with children as a teacher, camp counselor, nanny, and friend. I have tutored elementary-school students for the past six years, mostly in math. I am creative and enthusiastic, and as a math grad student, also very passionate about math!

I spent two years volunteering at my old elementary school twice a week, working with my own first-grade teacher who now teaches third grade. I worked one-on-one with students who struggled with math, reading, or writing.

Elementary Math

As a teenager, I noticed that interacting with kids gave me a special kind of energy and joy. Now as a graduate student pursuing a PhD in math, although I have worked with children for many years, they continue to delight me, surprise me, and teach me new things. Along with tutoring, I also offer sessions for kids ages 5 and up during which we play math games and solve math 'puzzles' to develop critical thinking skills and, of course, a love of math. This has been fun both for kids struggling with basic math concepts and for gifted kids who enjoy a completely different kind of math challenge than what they learn at school.

MATLAB

I have an MS in Scientific Computation and work almost exclusively in MATLAB. I have experience tutoring scientific computation and numerical analysis, subjects which are usually taught using MATLAB as the programming language. I work with MATLAB daily in my own research.

University of Maryland, College Park
Math
Applied Math, University of Maryland College Park
Enrolled

Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Math)

Applied Math, University of Maryland College Park (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Neza will travel within 10 miles of College Park, MD 20740.