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Keith P.

Derry, NH

$45/hour

Private Tutor - Math (Pre-algebra and higher)

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/5/16
4.6 average from 24 ratings
"Knows his stuff"
— Bob, Londonderry, NH on 1/18/17

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Math, Econ
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master's

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Math, Econ)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Master's)

About Keith

My name is Keith, and I am a 27-year-old currently residing in Derry, NH. With four years of experience in one-on-one tutoring of various levels of mathematics--from high school algebra through college-level linear algebra and statistics--as well as three years of industry experience in creating algorithmic homework problems for various levels of college mathematics courses, I am well equipped to tutor any level of mathematics.

Early on in my mathematics career, I took fifth-grade level math while being in the third grade. This is just one of the many things that helped to prepare me for high school. Being on the math team for three years in high school, as well as receiving the Outstanding Student in Mathematics Award for all four years--the only student ever to do so at that time--granted me the opportunity to teach calculus and statistics courses while still attending high school. After graduating nearly top of my class, I was accepted into the mathematics program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

In only four years, I received an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics. My education at Rensselaer, through taking quantitative courses, and authoring and co-authoring multiple mathematics-intensive academic papers, guided me to a position as a mathematics subject matter expert at a publishing services firm. During my time at this company, I developed algorithmic homework problems for a large textbook publishing company. Using this company's program, I created online homework problems and associated guided solutions as outlined in numerous collegiate mathematics textbooks, ranging from developmental mathematics courses through calculus, statistics, and linear algebra. This was accomplished by working as a leader in a team environment so that the final product was as consistent and cohesive as possible. Particular teaching strategies were chosen and utilized while authoring the guided solution processes so that every student requiring assistance had the best possibility to learn the necessary material.

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My name is Keith, and I am a 27-year-old currently residing in Derry, NH. With four years of experience in one-on-one tutoring of various levels of mathematics--from high school algebra through college-level linear algebra and statistics--as well as three years of industry experience in creating algorithmic homework problems for various levels of Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Derry, NH 03038
Background Check: Passed

"Knows his stuff"

- Bob, Londonderry, NH on 1/18/17

"Advanced Calculus (Connected to Economics)"

- Tomek, Londonderry, NH on 2/5/17

"Very good tutor and easy to reach by phone"

- Rashed, Avon, CT on 10/9/12
Math:
ACT Math,
Actuarial Science, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Econometrics, Finite Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability,
R, SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, R, STATA
Business:
Economics,
Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

The math portion of the ACT covers math courses from Pre-Algebra through Geometry with a touch of Trigonometry. Most studying for standardized tests does not include brute force studying, but a diagnosis of the trouble topics. Test taking strategies regarding accurate and efficient answers would be discussed.

Algebra 1

Algebra I provides the basic foundation needed for higher level math courses, including Geometry and Algebra II. The main concepts learned are algebraic expressions, including polynomials, exponents, and radicals; equations and inequalities; linear and quadratic functions; systems of linear equations; graphing equations and inequalities; problem solving and critical-thinking skills.

Algebra 2

Algebra II builds upon what is learned in Algebra I. In Algebra II, the student learns more of the complex number system, and a further knowledge of functions and their representations. In some courses, sequences and series may be introduced. Other topics include matrices; further knowledge of systems of equations; and a deeper understanding of linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and rational functions.

Calculus

A typical Calculus I course introduces derivatives, antiderivatives, and integrals of functions of one real variable. Students learn trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Applications, including graphing, maximizing and minimizing functions, areas and volumes.

A second Calculus class covers techniques and applications of integration, polar coordinates, parametric equations, infinite sequences and series, vector functions and curves in space, functions of several variables, and partial derivatives.

Differential Equations

Having an M.S. in Applied Mathematics, I have taken an Ordinary Differential Equations course and passed it with an A. I then took an Applied Mathematics course that covered a specific type of ODE called the Cauchy-Euler equation, and expounded upon the solutions.

A typical Introduction to Differential Equations course covers first and second order linear differential equations, and linear systems of differential equations. Methods of solving such equations include the method of undetermined coefficients, the method of variation of parameters, and the Laplace Transform.

Discrete Math

Having an M.S. in Applied Mathematics, I have taken a course in discrete mathematics and passed it with an A. I then took a course in mathematical proofs that affirmed my knowledge of mathematical induction.

A typical discrete math course serves as an introduction to basic concepts of mathematics and mathematical reasoning. Topics covered in such classes include logic, sets, number theory, counting problems, combinatorial probability, mathematical induction, direct and indirect formal proofs.

Economics

As I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics, I've taken several economics courses. These include micro- and macro-economics, mathematical and statistical economics, and financial economics.

My thesis in mathematics also covered game theory, which may be covered in college level economics classes.

Geometry

Geometry is a mathematical system through the deductive development of relationships in the plane and space developed in previous years. Topics include congruent segments and angles, circle chords, secants and tangent segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, angle measure in triangles, direct and indirect triangle congruence and similarity, proofs, solids of revolution, an intro to logic, similar triangles, transformations, the Pythagorean theorem, geometric constructions, coordinate geometry, and surface area and volume of solids.

Logic

Having an M.S. in Applied Mathematics, I have taken a course that covered an introduction to logic and passed this course with an A.

A typical mathematical logic course introduces the notion of a formal language and propositional connectives ('and', 'or', 'not', 'implies'), tautologies and tautological consequence, and quantifiers ('there exists' and 'for all'). The study of truth, logical consequence, and provability leads to the completeness and compactness theorems.

Prealgebra

A typical pre-algebra course centers on building the foundations of the student’s algebra. This course introduces a student to variables, expressions, order of operations and basic problem solving skills. The students then build on this basic knowledge by learning how to solve multi-step equations and inequalities and the complex algebraic functions that accompany them, such as exponents. They build on their existing knowledge of fractions by learning ratios, proportions, probability, converting to/from decimals, percents, and problems requiring the application of percents.

Precalculus

A course in Precalculus includes the formal study of elementary functions. Normally, a review of Algebra II topics are explored, including exponential and logarithmic functions. Students also learn the fundamentals of trigonometric and circular functions; their identities, inverses, and applications; polar coordinates; vectors in two and three dimensions.

Probability

A typical probability course covers the basic principles of the theory of probability and its applications. Topics include combinatorial analysis used in computing probabilities, the axioms of probability, conditional probability and independence of events; discrete and continuous random variables; joint, marginal, and conditional densities, moment generating function; laws of large numbers; probability distributions like the binomial, Poisson, gamma, and normal distributions.

SAT Math

I have scored a 750 on the math portion of the SAT, and a 720 on the SAT Math II exam. The math portion of the SAT covers courses from Pre-Algebra through Pre-Calculus with a touch of Trigonometry. The math subject tests will test student's knowledge of deeper knowledge into Pre-Calculus.

Most studying for standardized tests does not include brute force studying, but a diagnosis of the trouble topics. Test taking strategies regarding accurate and efficient answers would be discussed.

Statistics

A typical statistics course introduces a student to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data; connect all aspects of the statistical process, including design, analysis, and conclusions; communicate statistical methods, results and interpretations; learn how to read computer/calculator output.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Math, Econ
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master's

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Math, Econ)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Master's)

"Knows his stuff"

Keith was able to break things down so that the lessons were not so overwhelming. I have had absolutely zero experience with statistics and am now confident that I will be able to finish the class with a decent grade. Good instruction as well as availability.

— Bob, Londonderry, NH on 1/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Keith will travel within 20 miles of Derry, NH 03038.