University of Binghamton (Physics and Math)
Most people don't like math. This makes doing it almost impossible. There are usually a few reasons for this: bad experience at school, never seeing the purpose, people withholding the whole picture for later development and never coming back to it because of tests and such.
I start by finding the main culprit to this distress, and start solving problems for the student. Not math problems, but base problems in their understanding. After some skill building and drilling on the right areas we move deeper into the course requirements.
I will find a motive for learning math, often making money or applying it to a science problem will be enough to start to see the long term gain from learning math better. In the end the student will find the pain that math caused is gone and replaced with excitement that they are able do math. Before any major exam a good review will be all they need moving forward.
I am extremely good at chemistry tutoring as well, and capable of most mid level engineering science courses. In all subjects I apply the same methodology and clarifying speech to guide a student, and a prepared lesson plan based on need.
I graduated from the University of Binghamton with a B.A. in Physics, and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics. I have been an EAP tutor at Monroe Community College, and at the University Binghamton, as well as an Undergraduate TA and an Independent Tutor since 2007. Most people don't like math. This makes doing it almost impossible. There are usually a few reasons for this: bad experience at school, never seeing the purpose, people withholding the whole picture for later development and never coming back to it because of tests and such.
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Tutoring sessions are min of 90 min. This in my experience is the minimum time for a worthwhile session.
Shawn went over differential equations with my son and helped him develop a study game plan for his project based calculus final exam at RIT. He responded quickly to the tutor request on Wyzant.
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At University of Binghamton I studied Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations. I applied them in multiple classes such as fluid dynamics and in geophysics problems. I have text books still, and use my differential equations book often to find real world problems to use to teach from. (Physics BA, Math BA, Engineering AS).