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Art V.

Las Vegas, NV

$40/hour

Effective Math Tutoring from a Professional Engineer

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Background check passed as of 8/22/14
4.9 average from 124 ratings
After one lesson...already seeing a change!
— Aaron, Las Vegas, NV on 10/6/14

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Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Engineering

Education

Oakland University, Rochester, MI (Engineering)

About Art

I've been successfully tutoring Math in Clark County for the last 10 years, and hold a B.S. in Engineering from Oakland University (Previously a branch of Michigan State).

In my 21 years as an Engineer, I've worked for Apple Computer, Toshiba America, and Lucent Technologies. My background has allowed me to become certified in the subjects I specialize in which are: Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Test Prep for the Math Proficiency exam, ASVAB, and GED.

When it comes to my students, I am patient, understanding, and compassionate. I'm comfortable tutoring students from 6th Grade to Adult Learner, and enjoy teaching one on one. My background has helped me to become "Wyzant-Certified" in the subjects you see in my profile.

One example of the results that I can produce: Recently, two 9th grade boys, each from the same Algebra 1 class, had an F and D for their overall grade when I first started working with them. After tutoring them together for six 2-hour sessions over a period of 3 weeks, they took their next math exam and received a 96% and 98% respectively! These two scores were the highest in the class. Needless to say, their parents were ecstatic.

In another example, I tutored a high school Junior in preparation for the NV Math Proficiency Exam. PRIOR to tutoring, she had taken the exam twice and received scores below 231. AFTER tutoring she received a score of 298, exceeding the passing score of 242 by 56 points. Tutoring time was 4 hours a week for 4 weeks.

Here is a testimonial from another student:

Imani - High School Senior from Las Vegas, NV says:

"Art makes math fun and easy to learn, cutting out all the unnecessary stuff!!! In less than 4 hours of tutoring in one weekend, I was able to pass the Nevada Math Proficiency Exam with flying colors! Prior to that, I'd been struggling for weeks. Thank you Art!"

Please contact me to discuss your tutoring needs and set up an appointment today!
I've been successfully tutoring Math in Clark County for the last 10 years, and hold a B.S. in Engineering from Oakland University (Previously a branch of Michigan State).

In my 21 years as an Engineer, I've worked for Apple
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Sessions must be at least 2 hours long. Cancellation fee is one half of scheduled lesson cost.

Travel Radius
Travels within 13 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89146
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"After one lesson...already seeing a change!"

- Aaron, Las Vegas, NV on 10/6/14
Art replied on 12/3/2014

Glad to hear it Aaron! Thank you for all the kind words!

Around 11/19, your daughter let me know that she passed the Math Proficiency Exam, after only 1 month of tutoring! Congratulations to her! I also heard that she passed her SAT. Now, we just need to get her to pass her Algebra 2 class so that she can graduate. I will continue to work with her to that end.

"Very patient"

- Dylan, Las Vegas, NV on 2/17/16

"Great Tutor, good with kids"

- Gabor, Las Vegas, NV on 2/11/15
Art replied on 2/12/2015

Thanks, Gabor!

"Great so far!"

- Mason, Las Vegas, NV on 12/25/14
Art replied on 12/29/2014

Glad to hear it Mason! Thanks for the compliments.

I will continue to work closely with you as you continue to prepare for the ASVAB.

"Great Math Tutor"

- Erika, Las Vegas, NV on 7/6/14

"I would use someone else"

- Todd, Henderson, NV on 11/13/13
Art replied on 11/20/2013

When Todd M. scheduled his first lesson with me, he not only didn't show up, he didn't return my calls or texts either.

The policy on my profile clearly states that if a lesson is cancelled within 24 hours of an appointment, a cancellation fee may be assessed. I'd say a "no show" qualifies.

Todd finally communicated with me when he saw the cancellation fee. Instead of apologizing, he cancelled all future appointments, and put a negative review on my profile! Tutors beware!

"AWESOME!!!"

- Mindy, Henderson, NV on 3/18/13
Art replied on 11/18/2013

Hey Mindy,

I was glad to hear that you not only passed your HESI exam, but that you also got an A in your Algebra class a few months later!

Congratulations!

"Art has been very good with my kids."

- Joyce, Las Vegas, NV on 1/22/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
AFOQT, ASVAB,
GED, ISEE,
SAT Math, Series 63, Series 7
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word

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.

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 at the high school level for the last 10 years, and have helped countless students pass the Math Proficiency Exam, as well as raising their letter grade 2 levels, on average. I create lessons custom designed for each student, and have a system that works.

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 for the last 10 years, and have helped many students pass the Nevada High School Math Proficiency Exam. I also tutored on the subject when I was in high school, and took higher level math courses in college, up to Calculus 2. I customize lessons for each student based on their specific needs.

ASVAB

I have taught ASVAB prep for the last 3 years, and the math portion for the last 10 years. Dedicated students who put in the time and effort have gone on to receive great job offers in the military, including jobs in the area of Cyber Security, and other lucrative positions. The father of one of my students called me an ASVAB expert. I can help you pass the ASVAB, especially if you need help in Math. My Engineering background can also help you to pass the Electrical, and Mechanical portions of the test.

General Computer

I started out using computers in 1982, when I started working as an Engineer at Apple Computer. It was interesting, that year, Apple replaced all the typewriters, eliminated all the secretaries, (and even the term "secretary"), and put an Apple III on every employee's desk. It's a good thing I knew how to type already! Many of the Engineers felt that Apple turned them into Secretaries, but soon, everyone in the company was happy to do their own typing. In 1984, I switched to the Macintosh for both home and work. I continued using the Mac until I left the company in 1987. At that point, I switched to the "PC" (actually, what we call PC's are actually IBM PC clones!) because the Mac didn't have any stock charting applications at the time. I've used the PC both at work and at home, since 1987. So, that's 27 years of Mac and PC experience, altogether. In that time, I have created hundreds of Excel and Word documents, and have had tons of experience on the Internet, and many other applications, including many for stock charting and trading.

I know how hard it is at first for people to use a computer, as there is a fear factor that exists with most people. With today's computers, they're a lot easier to learn than they were in the "old days", but of course they can do a lot more too, so the complexity is probably still about the same when you consider all of that. I really enjoy helping students lose there fears, and get comfortable with the computer as soon as possible. When someone sees how easy it is to connect a printer, use a mouse, boot up a system successfully, or create a Word or Excel document that does what they want it to do, it's very satisfying to them, and to me, when they have that "Ah Ha!" moment! I also like to help students learn how to easily fix some common problems like computer freeze-ups, slow systems, or virus related issues. There's a sense of empowerment people feel when they're able to overcome their fears, and realize the possibilities that lie ahead, once they've mastered some basic computer skills! I really enjoy being an integral part of that process, and hope to be adding some students soon!

ISEE

ISEE stands for Independent School Entrance Exam. It's used to assess a student’s abilities in order to gain admittance into another school, or to show competence for home schooled children who need to be admitted to a particular school when home schooling is no longer desired or possible. The ISEE is the most advanced admission testing available for independent schools. Schools requiring the test look at a range of other items when qualifying a student to attend, but use the ISEE as a single common point of reference in order to compare the various students who apply for admittance to that school.
The ISEE is designed to measure the verbal and quantitative reasoning and achievement of students in grades 4-11 seeking admission to grades 5-12 in independent schools. Students in grades 4-5 seeking admission to grades 5 and 6 take the Lower Level; students in grades 6-7 seeking admission to grades 7-8 take the Middle Level; and students in grades 8-11 seeking admission to grades 9-12 take the Upper Level. The higher the level, the harder the questions, however the tests are exactly the same in terms of the number and types of sections, although they do vary some, with the number of questions and time limits.
There are 5 components of the test. They are as follows:
Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Achievement, and Essay Writing.
There are samples of some actual ISEE tests online. So, I took some of them, and found that I had no problem getting over 95% of them correct on the Lower and Middle, and over 85% on the Upper. The following is a breakdown of what’s involved in each part of the test, and why I think I’m qualified to teach them:
Verbal Reasoning – The student is tested on the understanding of synonyms, through multiple choice questions, and also has sentences presented with 1 or 2 blanks, and the student is asked to fill in the blanks through multiple choice answers, based on their ability to deduce the correct answer, given the sentence shown. In order to answer the questions, the student must be able to use verbal reasoning effectively. I feel I’m qualified to teach this because I scored over 95% when taking a sample test online, and also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, which requires this kind of reasoning when writing Engineering reports, and other kinds of communication within the technical world. I also have 23 years of work experience in engineering, which contributes greatly to my knowledge base in this area. I have also been tutoring part time for over the last 4 years with WyzAnt, and independently. Most of my tutoring was in Math, much of which used story problems, which required some verbal reasoning in order to solve the problems.
Quantitative Reasoning – Tests the student’s ability to reason mathematically, using little or no mathematical computations, but using some estimating skills. Other parts of this section include basic Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis, in the form of story or word problems. These are again things that were included in my Engineering Degree and Work Experience, as well as in the classes that I’ve tutored in the past.
Reading Comprehension – I’m pretty good at writing and understanding what I read. I have never formally taught a class in this, but have helped people I know to understand things they read in the news and such. I also have a lot of work experience reading and writing engineering and other types of documents and reports, both formally, and through emails.
Mathematics Achievement – As mentioned earlier, I have tutored mostly Math over the last 3 years, and have an extensive math background from my engineering degree and work experience. I think I’m well qualified for this section.
Essay Writing - I’ve never formally taught essay writing, but have written many essay’s in my lifetime, and feel confident I could teach it.

Microsoft Excel

I've been using Excel for over 25 years now, and know everything there is to know about how to navigate through the product and create basic spreadsheets and graphs.

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgebra at the middle school level for the last 10 years, and have helped many students improve their letter grades dramatically. I create lessons that are customized to each student.

Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Engineering

Education

Oakland University, Rochester, MI (Engineering)

After one lesson...already seeing a change!

I've tried for a long time to get my daughter into math. She hates it more than anything and it seems like she may have a hard time learning it from me. With her in her senior year, it's imperative she passes all her math classes, which is why I knew it was time to get a tutor. After one lesson with Art, my daughter is already talking about what she learned, which is completely different than us

— Aaron, Las Vegas, NV on 10/6/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Sessions must be at least 2 hours long. Cancellation fee is one half of scheduled lesson cost.

Travel policy

Art will travel within 13 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89146.