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Alan W.

Effective Math Tutor Specializing in Algebra and Pre-Algebra

Effective Math Tutor Specializing in Algebra and Pre-Algebra

$37/hour

  • 19 hours tutoring

About Alan


Bio

I am interested in assisting students succeed by tutoring them. My specialty is tutoring students in Pre-Algebra and Algebra. My preferred method of tutoring is to review homework assignments and look at problems on recently taken exams. My goal is for each student to learn a proven method for solving problems and to build confidence. These classes are key building blocks for later math and science classes and it is necessary for students to be able to use these skills without difficulty...

I am interested in assisting students succeed by tutoring them. My specialty is tutoring students in Pre-Algebra and Algebra. My preferred method of tutoring is to review homework assignments and look at problems on recently taken exams. My goal is for each student to learn a proven method for solving problems and to build confidence. These classes are key building blocks for later math and science classes and it is necessary for students to be able to use these skills without difficulty during their later years of high school and college.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Operations Management. The Operations Management program is a business program which utilizes science and math to solve business problems and make systems more effective and efficient. I have been working with people in the manufacturing sector for over thirty years. During that time I have had many opportunities to guide new employees and teach training classes. I am excited about this opportunity on Wyzant's platform to help students!

Besides tutoring, I am interested in coaching youth sports, hiking, and playing board games with my family.

As an Industrial Engineer I use math each day. I am also skilled at using Microsoft Excel to help calculate problems which I might have.

I have worked as an Advisor to three Capstone teams from Michigan Technological University. These teams consisted of senior design students and I advised each team for one year. I am very capable helping students with their Mechanical Engineering problems and proofreading technical papers and offering suggestions for improvement.

Please contact me to discuss my experiences and background and how we can schedule a meeting to begin working together.


Education

Michigan Technological University
Mechanical Engineer
Michigan Technological University
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have been using Excel for many years to assist in my daily job. I have also mentored others at work in how to use Excel.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I am an engineer. I have been using this software in my many years working in the Automotive Industry building successful presentations.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have been using Excel for many years to assist in my daily job. I have also mentored others at work in how to use Excel.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

I've been using Microsoft Outlook every day for over ten years.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I am an engineer. I have been using this software in my many years working in the Automotive Industry building successful presentations.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have over thirty years in my occupation using my skills in the English language. From reading and writing technical papers to reviewing purchasing documents for large projects, I am able to help you with you Grammar tutoring needs.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have been using Excel for many years to assist in my daily job. I have also mentored others at work in how to use Excel.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I am an engineer. I have been using this software in my many years working in the Automotive Industry building successful presentations.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have several years experience proofreading reports submitted to me by college senior design teams while I acted as their advisor. I also have experience reviewing resumes for colleagues in the past.
Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Math skills are necessary as a building block for future high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Elementary Math tutoring needs!
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

Extensive lifelong training and experiences in the science fields, Able to explain these concepts to young minds. Have worked with all ages in explaining and advising in this field.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have over thirty years in my occupation using my skills in the English language. From reading and writing technical papers to reviewing purchasing documents for large projects, I am able to help you with you Grammar tutoring needs.
Spelling

Spelling

I have won a Spelling Bee before, but it has been a few years. I am an avid spell checker and one of my biggest pet peeves is incorrect spelling. Let me help you!

English

English,

English

I have over thirty years in my occupation using my skills in the English language. From reading and writing technical papers to reviewing purchasing documents for large projects, I am able to help you with you English tutoring needs.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have over thirty years in my occupation using my skills in the English language. From reading and writing technical papers to reviewing purchasing documents for large projects, I am able to help you with you Grammar tutoring needs.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have several years experience proofreading reports submitted to me by college senior design teams while I acted as their advisor. I also have experience reviewing resumes for colleagues in the past.
Spelling

Spelling

I have won a Spelling Bee before, but it has been a few years. I am an avid spell checker and one of my biggest pet peeves is incorrect spelling. Let me help you!

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Algebra tutoring needs!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Algebra tutoring needs!
English,

English

I have over thirty years in my occupation using my skills in the English language. From reading and writing technical papers to reviewing purchasing documents for large projects, I am able to help you with you English tutoring needs.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Pre-Algebra tutoring needs!
Spelling

Spelling

I have won a Spelling Bee before, but it has been a few years. I am an avid spell checker and one of my biggest pet peeves is incorrect spelling. Let me help you!

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Algebra tutoring needs!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Algebra tutoring needs!
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Operations Management. Specialization in Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Engineering. Over 30 years experience applying mechanical engineering principles in the field for such companies as Whirlpool Corporation, Fiat Chrysler, and General Motors.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Pre-Algebra tutoring needs!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Algebra tutoring needs!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Algebra tutoring needs!
English,

English

I have over thirty years in my occupation using my skills in the English language. From reading and writing technical papers to reviewing purchasing documents for large projects, I am able to help you with you English tutoring needs.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Pre-Algebra tutoring needs!

Music

Trombone

Trombone

I've played the Trombone since Middle School. I also play in our church's orchestra. I hope I can help you out!

Science

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Operations Management. Specialization in Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Engineering. Over 30 years experience applying mechanical engineering principles in the field for such companies as Whirlpool Corporation, Fiat Chrysler, and General Motors.

Sports/Recreation

Soccer,

Soccer

I am a Boys and Girls Soccer Coach for all ages. Two of my daughters that I coached went on to play college soccer. Extensive knowledge of how to run a practice, conditioning drills, and development drills.
Softball

Softball

I have twenty years of coaching experience in youth league softball. Ten years experience umpiring fastpitch and slowpitch softball.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Algebra tutoring needs!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra skills are necessary as a building block for high school classes as well as college. Being able to successfully solve problems and have the confidence to do so is my goal for your student. I focus on solving problems in a standardized way so that the student is able to repeat this process during later challenges, whether they be exams or advanced classes. I would love to help you with your Algebra tutoring needs!
GED

Test Preparation

GED

Examples of Expertise


Alan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 17 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable/Excellent Instructor

Alan is an outstanding teacher in excel. I highly recommend him as he is highly knowledgeable, intuitive, and relatable as an instructor. He cut down my problem solving time!

Tanisha, 5 lessons with Alan

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

My 14 yo had his first session with Alan and found him to be very direct and easy to understand. He was patient and encouraging. Alan is helping him with study strategy and algebra materials.

Nanci, 4 lessons with Alan

Knowledgeable patient and proficient

Mr Alan worked with my daughter on her Algebra 2 skills, and also in perpetration for her up and coming Chemistry course. They also worked on the basics to strengthen her confidence in test taking. I recommend Mr Alan, he created a special regimen specifically tailored to her needs. I’m happy because she’s gaining the skills and tools she needs, to be successful.

Alicia, 3 lessons with Alan
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$37/hour

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Alan W.

$37/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Response time: 2 hours