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Bob K.

Traverse City, MI

$25/hour

Retired Math instructor, 20 years, college level

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$25/Hour


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Michigan State University
Medical Technology

Education

Michigan State University (Medical Technology)

About Bob

I have taught math/Algebra at a small community college for the past 18 years, with two years tutoring prior to that. I spent an additional 6 years at MSU in various research capacities, my last two years as a Visiting Specialist in Botany and Plant pathology. Prior to that I worked for 7 years in clinical laboratory settings around southern Michigan.

I do expect a lot from students and I hold the bar high, but am also sensitive to the level of skill and abilities and realize all the difficulties students have with Math. I believe anyone can master math if you really want to. Even with the proper guidance, for a student to master any subject requires determination, concentration and perseverance. One big ONE...that most of us don't like to much...repetition. It's the only way to build more permanent memories. Your brain is just waiting for you to use it. The brain is the most complex computer in the universe, yet... it doesn't take anything but your focused input to program it. Once you become a skilled learner, you will become a better critical thinker and more analytical. Someday, you may have a great impact the people around you that you love, and even on the world.

So what can I do for you? Well,..we have to ask the question, what makes a great or effective math tutor. You the student! It's all relative isn't it. If your willing to learn, then I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get you over those hurdles. My experience for 20 years teaching and tutoring and 13 years of science/laboratory experience has given me a depth and understanding of the world around us that I can share with you.

Bob
I have taught math/Algebra at a small community college for the past 18 years, with two years tutoring prior to that. I spent an additional 6 years at MSU in various research capacities, my last two years as a Visiting Specialist in Botany and Plant pathology. Prior to that I worked for 7 years in clinical laboratory settings around southern Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Traverse City, MI 49686
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Linear Algebra

I was a paraprofessional with the tutoring Service at Northwestern Michigan College for 2 years. This was tutoring pre-algebra, beginning algebra, college algebra. When I began teaching, Algebra, the subjects included: Solving linear equations, Graphing models, Graphs and slopes using the TI-84, Intercepts and finding the equations for lines, Finding linear models, functions notation and writing models in function notation and domain and range functions, systems of equations, and solving systems of equations by elimination, row echelon, TI-84, and Matrices, and finally linear inequalities.

Michigan State University
Medical Technology

Education

Michigan State University (Medical Technology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bob will travel within 20 miles of Traverse City, MI 49686.