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Commited Math tutor with an emphasis on understanding.
Russell N.

109 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $60

Response time: 11 hours

Russell N.'s Photo

Commited Math tutor with an emphasis on understanding.
Commited Math tutor with an emphasis on understanding.
Russell N.

109 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

109 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Russell


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Hi! My name is Russell and I am a math tutor based out of Minneapolis. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a degree in both Mathematics and Philosophy. I have been working as a tutor in various capacities since the summer of 2015. My areas of expertise include the ACT, SAT, and all math from middle school topics through multivariable calculus. I have worked with students of all ages both as a tutor and with the University of Minnesota's Youth Programs. Outside of...

Hi! My name is Russell and I am a math tutor based out of Minneapolis. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a degree in both Mathematics and Philosophy. I have been working as a tutor in various capacities since the summer of 2015. My areas of expertise include the ACT, SAT, and all math from middle school topics through multivariable calculus. I have worked with students of all ages both as a tutor and with the University of Minnesota's Youth Programs. Outside of academics, I am an avid musician and I love woodworking my own board games.

As a tutor, I focus on guaranteeing that students will understand mathematical concepts rather than simply being able to carry out memorized procedures. With my degree in Philosophy as well as Mathematics I stand out in terms of communication. I have a deep appreciation for clarity of thought and expression. I am an expert in teasing out specific points of misunderstanding and tackling them on a conceptual level. I also make lots of bad math jokes.

I am flexible with timing and committed to improving mathematical understanding. Contact me with any questions or to schedule a lesson!


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University of Minnesota
Mathematics

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Elementary Education

Elementary Math

History

Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mathematics. As part of my coursework I took classes in combinatorics, graph theory, and optimization. I have experience in different proof techniques as well as applications of those topics in discrete math.
Logic,

Logic

I received a magna cum laude degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota. Much of my coursework and specialization within that degree revolved around formal logic. In upper division courses I even touched on non-traditional logic systems. My honors thesis project was a paper applying formal logic to Benardete's paradox.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

Philosophy

Science

ACT Science, Philosophy

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math

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Knowledgeable and personable

My son met with Russell for three sessions. He was failing college calculus. He is now completely caught up and understand the material. Excellent teacher. Thank you!

William, 3 lessons with Russell

Great at explaining & flexible schedule

From parent - I can see the confidence my son has gained in just 2 meetings with Russell to help strengthen his confidence in his Calc I abilities. He's been super flexible with schedule & been a great fit for my son. From my son - Russell explains how the concepts work in detail which is great. He doesn't just go through the problems and do them he makes it so you understand how you got to the resolution. He's very patient and not judgy. There have been concepts or questions I've asked multiple times because I forgot & he's patient and goes through them to help me understand.

Julie, 8 lessons with Russell

Knowledgeable tutor

Russell is very organized and works with you to figure out a learning plan. He knows his stuff and is great with meeting you where you are and going from there. Would recommend!

Anonymous, 1 lesson with Russell

Super knowledgeable and helpful!

Russell met with my 11th grade son at a time when he was struggling with very difficult math concepts (matrices). Russell knew exactly what to do to help my son understand the concepts and feel confident that he would do well on an upcoming test. We’ll definitely continue requesting Russell’s help!

Terri, 3 lessons with Russell

Helped out my son.

My son was happy with the session. Plan to use Russell for the rest of the semester. Met my son on the U of MN campus. Very convenient. Thanks Wyzant for making the connection with Russell.

Dave, 7 lessons with Russell

Very helpful!

He tutored my son in preparation for an Algebra II test. After the session, my son was much more confident about his understanding of the concepts and felt ready for the exam. Russell was patient and used examples that followed the same process taught in his math class. My son asked for his help ongoing.

Kay, 7 lessons with Russell

Professional, Knowledgeable, Great Tutor

I came across Russell's profile and was impressed with his background. I have hired Russell as a tutor now for 4, 2-hour sessions and in that amount of time, I was able to fully understand over 7 sections in our current place in College Level Calculus. He helped me prepare for a test by making sure I understood the concepts and basic steps involved in solving the equations and when he identified area I could improve on or really needed to master in order to be successful he developed and brought examples to our lessons for me to work on. Highlights of our tutoring sessions: -Very knowledgeable -Polite/Friendly -Always on time and flexible with his schedule -Showed a true desire to help me learn and understand what I needed help with (calculus) -Never once got frustrated or seemed like he didn't want to be there. Overall I highly recommend Russell as a tutor to anyone and have nothing poor or bad to say about the tutoring lesson he provided. He also has a very reasonable rate!

Garrett, 9 lessons with Russell
Hourly Rate: $60
Response time: 11 hours
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