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Randy K.

New York, NY

$45/hour

Passionate Mathematics and Physics Tutor

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100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/10/14
5.0 average from 83 ratings
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— Theresa, New York, NY on 10/9/14

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New York University
Mathematical Physics

Education

New York University (Mathematical Physics)

About Randy

Hi there!

My name is Randy, and I'm passionate about learning. I think all areas of mathematics and science are extremely interesting and gratifying to learn, and I'm pursuing a double major in mathematics and physics at New York University (class of 2018). Prior to joining Wyzant, I have tutored both for commission and pro bono throughout my high school years, and I have accumulated about 100 hours of tutoring thus far. I have a deep understanding of these fields, and have been described as someone who can describe methods and problems in mathematics in many ways. I am flexible and want to help prospective students however suits them best. While I prefer to work from a specific text, if given prior notice, I can produce helpful study materials and textbooks that I have worked with in the past and found great success with (yes, I actually do have an opinion on what brand of Calculus textbook is the best!). I am a strong believer in the fundamentals of mathematics, and I believe that all true insights come from understanding higher level concepts in terms of these fundamentals. Inductive thinking is cumulative by nature, and thus problem solving in general rests on a firm grasp of the basics.
Hi there!

My name is Randy, and I'm passionate about learning. I think all areas of mathematics and science are extremely interesting and gratifying to learn, and I'm pursuing a double major in mathematics and physics at New York University (class of 2018). Prior to joining Wyzant, I have tutored both for commission and pro bono
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Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of New York, NY 10003
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In-person lessons

"Wonderful Tutor!"

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- Olga, New York, NY on 4/8/17

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Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

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C

I write code academically as part of a research inquiry into the motion of fluids in various situations and other PDEs. The project is primarily written in C, so I feel very comfortable with the language.

Computer Programming

I'm pursuing a double major in mathematics and physics at New York University. I write code academically as part of a research inquiry into the motion of fluids in various situations and other PDEs.

Differential Equations

I completed a semester long class in this field at the University of Hartford covering the solution of seperable, exact, and linear differential equations up to degree two. The methods used for these varieties included seperation of variables, integration factors, characteristic equations and eigenvalues, euler type approximations, series based solutions, and Fourier transforms. I received an A in this class

Discrete Math

I have taken and received an A in a college level Discrete Math course, and also served as a homework grader at NYU for said class in the past.

Linear Algebra

I have taken two courses in Linear Algebra, receiving A's in both courses, as well as extensively tutoring this specific branch of mathematics outside of class to various students. I am knowledgeable about the basics of an undergraduate linear algebra course and several advanced topics: matrix factorization methods, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Banach spaces, least squares solutions, Hilbert spaces, Fourier analysis, basic iterative numerical methods, extensive applications in scientific computing, quantum mechanics, and the theory of linear PDEs.

Python

Python is the first programming language that I learned, and I am very familiar with it. I have used it primarily for scientific computing, including computational number theory, numerical simulations of PDEs, and data visualization. I am familiar with many important packages, such as numpy, scipy, pillow, and matplotlib.

New York University
Mathematical Physics

Education

New York University (Mathematical Physics)

Wonderful Tutor!

Randy is a wonderful tutor! He is very clear, precise, patient, and thorough. That, combined with his cheerful disposition and enthusiasm for the subject, has made math come alive for my daughter. She actually now finds it interesting!

— Theresa, New York, NY on 10/9/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Randy will travel within 1 miles of New York, NY 10003.