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Eric L.

Shakopee, MN

$50/hour

Enthusiastic and Creative Math and Science Teacher

5.0 average from 20 ratings
Excellent
— Karyn, Shakopee, MN on 12/7/15

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Colorado Mesa University
Physics, Computer Science
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
PhD

Education

Colorado Mesa University (Physics, Computer Science)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (PhD)

About Eric

I have Bachelor of Science degrees in Math and Computer Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colorado Mesa University and a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Minnesota. I tutored both Physics and math as an undergraduate and was a Teaching assistant for two years at the University of Minnesota. I have also worked in the computer industry in research and development for 17 years and have a clear understanding of how math and science concepts apply in the real world. I have 17 patents issued and love the process of creative problem solving. I enjoy helping students grasp difficult concepts and always focus on understanding as opposed to memorization or rote application of formulas.

I enjoy the beauty and elegance of math and creative problem solving. I have spent over three years tutoring my own son in math and he is 3 years above grade level in his math subjects and currently tests greater than 99% in standardized testing. In addition, we work together in creative problem solving and solve math problems from MathCounts, AMC, and we have extensively studied the Art of Problem Solving Series. Through these experiences I have developed creative ways to communicate difficult math concepts.

I am also interested in working with advanced math students and can design a customized curriculum focused on creative problem solving, including both advancement and enrichment opportunities. This will be excellent training for math competitions such as MathCounts, American Mathematical Competitions (AMC), AIME, and Olympiad.

I also have a passion for computers and problem solving with the computer using advanced data structures and algorithms. I have experience with Java, C++, Python, data structures, algorithms, databases and computer architecture/electronics.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve and exceed your goals. I believe math, computers, and science can be understood by anyone with hard work and a great teacher!
I have Bachelor of Science degrees in Math and Computer Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colorado Mesa University and a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Minnesota. I tutored both Physics and math as an undergraduate and was a Teaching assistant for two years at the University of Minnesota. I have also worked in the Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Shakopee, MN 55379

"Excellent"

- Karyn, Shakopee, MN on 12/7/15

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Shana, Prior Lake, MN on 8/31/16

"Patient tutor"

- Cindy, Chaska, MN on 7/27/16

"Great Tutor"

- John, Pittsburgh, PA on 11/20/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
Computer Science,
Java, Oracle,
Python,
SQL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Computer Science

I have a BS degree in Computer Science from Colorado Mesa University. I use programming and advanced algorithm skills daily in my job as a research scientist. I have recently completed certifications on Coursera and EDX in design of algorithms, computer architecture, and scratch programming (with my son). Computer Science is a passion of mine and I study various subjects continuously as a lifelong learner.

Oracle

I have used an Oracle database at work for over 10 years to query complex data and use that data to design products in a computer manufacturing environment. I have taken a Master's level course in database design from the University of Saint Thomas. The project requirement for the course included the design and implementation of a data repository using Oracle.

Python

I use python on a daily basis at my work and it is my primary scripting language. I have implemented many complex object oriented programs in python to perform various scientific calculations related to my work. I am familiar with the basics of the python programming language, data structures and algorithms in python, as well as the scientific tools of python including numpy, pandas, and sci-kit learn.

Colorado Mesa University
Physics, Computer Science
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
PhD

Education

Colorado Mesa University (Physics, Computer Science)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (PhD)

Excellent

Eric has been able to explain things in a way my son is able to understand! Wish we would have reached out for his help sooner. Very professional, on time. VERY pleased after two sessions!

— Karyn, Shakopee, MN on 12/7/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eric will travel within 20 miles of Shakopee, MN 55379.