Effective Math Tutor with an Engineering background

Art V.
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Effective Math Tutor with an Engineering background

Art V.
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## After one lesson...already seeing a change!

Aaron, 14 lessons with ArtI'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 usual. She likes how he teaches. She says he's very knowledgeable and understanding about...

I've been successfully tutoring Math in Clark County for the last 15 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, GED. and ISEE.

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Microsoft Excel,
#### 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.

Microsoft Word
General Computer,
#### 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 s

Microsoft Excel,
#### 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.

Microsoft Word
General Computer,
#### 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 s

Microsoft Excel,
#### 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.

Microsoft Word
English

Algebra 1,
#### 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,
#### 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.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I have successfully taught math over the last 10 years, including geometry.

Prealgebra,
#### 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.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I'm already qualified for ACT Math and SAT math is very similar.

English
Algebra 1,
#### 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,
#### 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.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I have successfully taught math over the last 10 years, including geometry.

Prealgebra,
#### 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.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

I'm already qualified for ACT Math and SAT math is very similar.

Algebra 1,
#### 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,
#### 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.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I have successfully taught math over the last 10 years, including geometry.

Prealgebra,
#### 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.

English
GED,
#### GED

I have been successfully tutoring the math portion of the GED for the last 4 years and have an extensive background in math and engineering.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I have successfully taught math over the last 10 years, including geometry.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

I'm already qualified for ACT Math and SAT math is very similar.

Accuplacer,
#### Accuplacer

Over the last 10 years I've tutored many students in the accuplacer test for math. These students were looking to improve their math knowledge so that they could place into the highest math class possible, thereby potentially skipping some of the lower level classes in order to get to the one they really needed for their degree. All of these students succeeded in placing into a higher math class level than they otherwise would have.

ASVAB,
#### 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.

GED,
#### GED

I have been successfully tutoring the math portion of the GED for the last 4 years and have an extensive background in math and engineering.

ISEE,
#### 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 an

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

I'm already qualified for ACT Math and SAT math is very similar.

## Very knowledgeable, patient.

Working on basic computer and organizational skills. Art is well prepared, knowledgeable, personable, and patient. Had some internet connectivity problems during first session, hope to get more done at the next session.

Wendy, 6 lessons with Art

## ASVAB test prep

Art did a great job helping my son get ready for the ASVAB test. They did tutoring twice a week for a month and it really helped my son feel prepared and ready.

Katie, 8 lessons with Art

## Knowledgeable and professional tutor

Art is a great teacher. He's helping my son grasp the concept of mathematics. It has only been three sessions and I can really see a difference. The decision to hire Art as a tutor was the right one. A few more sessions will really make the difference.

Timothy, 5 lessons with ArtTutor responded:Hey Tim. Thanks for all the positive comments. Toby's ASVAB score will definitely be much higher after the next 4 lessons in Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics Knowledge.

## I liked him and a very nice guy

Taught me what I wanted and helped me! Will use him again!

Alexander, 1 lesson with Art

## Very patient

Growing up I relied on a calculator, Now that I'm a adult in my career I use one day to day! After working with Art I see great value in learning how to do the math in my head or on paper so I'm not so depended on a calculator. Art is wonderful patient and understanding. I'm excited to see what I score on my ASVAB with his help! Thanks Art!

Dylan, 11 lessons with Art

## Great Tutor, good with kids

I'm glad I found Art. It's a jungle out there and WyzAnt makes it easy to come out ahead with people like Art.

Gabor, 1 lesson with ArtTutor responded:Thanks, Gabor!

## Great so far!

I've had trouble in the past with math in general, but I truly believe I'm beginning to understand it! As of now, it is only been two days and I'm retaining the information that is being taught. I wish I could say I understand it all in one day, but that would be to good to be true. So, I will admit I feel more confident in the few skills I've learned with the time we've put in. I'm glad to have Art help me out because he wants to make sure I succeed.

Mason, 5 lessons with ArtTutor responded: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

Art is very knowledgeable and helpful. He tutored my son for ISEE math and helped tremendously to break down the steps and make it easy to understand. I would recommend him highly.

Erika, 6 lessons with Art

## I would use someone else

If you miss one lesson he will charge you no matter what. I would use someone else.

Todd, 1 lesson with ArtTutor responded:When Todd M. scheduled his first lesson with me, he not only didn't show up, he didn't return my calls or texts. The policy on my profile clearly states that if a lesson is cancelled within 24 hours of an appointment, a cancellation fee will 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!