A former Aerospace Engineer, and math instructor at College of Southern Maryland, I enjoy part time tutoring mainly high school math one-on-one. I am extremely patient, and enjoy helping students that struggle with math, whether it is due to a poor math teacher that can't explain the concepts clearly, or that goes too fast, or a student that has come to believe (often in error) that math is not their subject. I love showing students in a step by step way how to solve math problems, and try...
A former Aerospace Engineer, and math instructor at College of Southern Maryland, I enjoy part time tutoring mainly high school math one-on-one. I am extremely patient, and enjoy helping students that struggle with math, whether it is due to a poor math teacher that can't explain the concepts clearly, or that goes too fast, or a student that has come to believe (often in error) that math is not their subject. I love showing students in a step by step way how to solve math problems, and try to remove the "mystery" that is often associated with math.
I guarantee being extremely patient for those that may have "math anxiety". I try to meet students exactly where THEY are at, and then step by step showing them multiple examples and explanation, with graphing to fill in their understanding. Everyone, I believe, apprehends concepts slightly differently. Some are more visual learners, while others apprehend more verbal or written explanation. Unfortunately, many teachers spend little time explaining and walking their students through examples, or simply don't explain very well math concepts and the systematic steps to solving problems. As a result, the student often falls behind and the fundamental building blocks are then missing. Some may try to get help from friends or family, but the reality is most parents haven't seen an algebra or geometry problem in many years, or simply don't have the time or energy to effectively and regularly be able to provide much help.
This is where I can assist as a private tutor in a one on one setting where there is one to one interaction. I will caution however, that as, or more important as tutoring it is fundamental the student's responsibility is to take the time to put into practice doing many problems to "flesh out" their learning, which in turn builds confidence. This cannot be over-emphasized, that they must do sufficient practice preferably soon after each session. If there are then any questions, or having trouble between tutoring sessions, I encourage the student to contact me (via email or text) and I usually respond within hours and can send them responses and examples of the steps to solve the problem they are having. (This online help is however "free" and the student is not ordinarily charged for my online help). Since tutoring is often only one hour per week, the online help is especially helpful before the next session. If more help is required, additional sessions can be scheduled, either short term, or by adding regular sessions per week if required. If the additional cost is a problem, let me know I will negotiate a lower rate for any additional sessions per week.
If you're interested in my background, I worked as an Aerospace Engineer for nearly 30 years with several large contractors (Lockheed and others), having worked as an Orbit Analyst (satellites) and as a scientific software programmer for numerous Defense and NASA programs. Both my degree and work experience required a rigorous understanding and application of solid math and physics concepts to solving real engineering problems. I have an MS (Master's of Science) degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Economics).