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Dom V.

Cornell Engineering grad specializing in advanced math subjects

Cornell Engineering grad specializing in advanced math subjects

$60/hour

  • 399 hours tutoring

  • White Plains, NY 10605

About Dom


Bio

I am a 2014 graduate from Cornell University, where I majored in chemical engineering, and I am currently working for a pharmaceutical company as a member of one of their research labs. During my time in college, I developed a passion for teaching and had the good fortune to interact with younger students as a peer tutor, teaching assistant, and academic workshop instructor for various courses. Additionally, I have worked with high school students as an independent tutor for standardized test...

I am a 2014 graduate from Cornell University, where I majored in chemical engineering, and I am currently working for a pharmaceutical company as a member of one of their research labs. During my time in college, I developed a passion for teaching and had the good fortune to interact with younger students as a peer tutor, teaching assistant, and academic workshop instructor for various courses. Additionally, I have worked with high school students as an independent tutor for standardized test preparation.

All of these responsibilities gave me insight into leading classroom and individual instruction, as well as experience working with students of all skill levels. Whether you're seeking a remedial, introductory, or challenging experience, I am happy to acclimate my teaching to best suit your needs.

My teaching philosophy is action-oriented; I believe learning happens primarily through active problem-solving instead of more passive note-taking and memorization. A typical tutoring session with me follows that emphasis, and consists of a succinct review of topics to be practiced followed by guided work to engage critical thinking skills.

When meeting a student for the first time, I like to begin with an initial consultation to discuss your academic concerns and list expectations of what you think an effective tutor should bring to the table. I also like to incorporate progress reports and feedback into long-term tutoring commitments.

Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a tutor--please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have!


Education

Cornell University
Chemical Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 14 miles of White Plains, NY 10605
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
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Subjects

Computer

MATLAB

MATLAB

For 5 semesters I was a Teaching Assistant for Cornell's Introduction to MATLAB course, which I took myself as a freshman. That course taught applications ranging from introductory topics (scripts, functions, conditional statements, for/while loops, vector/matrix operations) to more advanced material (image/video/sound processing, text file processing, recursion, sorting and searching algorithms, object oriented programming). As a TA I regularly interacted with students during computer lab sessions and during office hours to provide individual assistance. I later took advanced courses on MATLAB's mathematical capabilities, and am proficient in using the software for probability and statistics, numerical methods/numerical computation, calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations. Apart from coursework, I also participated in academic research labs where MATLAB was used extensively as a data analysis tool. In particular, I was able to apply much of my classroom knowledge to real-life problems of interest, particularly dealing with image processing and differential equations. Here I also learned how to supplement MATLAB's capabilities with additional software platforms such as Microsoft Excel and ImageJ.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

For 4 semesters I was a peer tutor and academic workshop instructor through Cornell University's Department of Engineering. In these positions I interacted with freshmen students taking classes in integral and multivariable calculus. My personal background in mathematics includes AP-level work in high school, Cornell's engineering mathematics sequence (multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra), and higher-level graduate coursework (computational calculus and statistics, applied mathematics, and calculus of variations). When teaching calculus to an individual student, I focus on connecting with that student's preferred learning style, whether they be a visual learner, verbal learner, etc. In my experience, students who struggle in math courses do so more often than not because their style of learning is disconnected from their teacher's style of instruction.
Precalculus

Precalculus

My experience tutoring precalculus includes: - Polynomial functions: root finding (rational root theorem, Descartes' rule of signs, factor theorem), synthetic and long division, graphing techniques - Algebraic, power, rational, and piecewise functions: classifying discontinuities, vertical/horizontal/oblique asymptotes, domain/range/continuity, graphing techniques - Inverse functions - Transcendental functions (trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic): graphing techniques, domain/range/continuity, solving algebraic equations and inequalities, applying trigonometric identities - General function transformation techniques (translation, stretch/shrink, reflection, etc.) - Conic sections (circles, ellipses, parabolas, hyperbolas) - Sequences and series - Systems of equations and basic matrix algebra - Polar coordinates - Introductory calculus topics: limits, differentiation and antidifferentiation, Riemann sums

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

For 4 semesters I was a peer tutor and academic workshop instructor through Cornell University's Department of Engineering. In these positions I interacted with freshmen students taking classes in integral and multivariable calculus. My personal background in mathematics includes AP-level work in high school, Cornell's engineering mathematics sequence (multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra), and higher-level graduate coursework (computational calculus and statistics, applied mathematics, and calculus of variations). When teaching calculus to an individual student, I focus on connecting with that student's preferred learning style, whether they be a visual learner, verbal learner, etc. In my experience, students who struggle in math courses do so more often than not because their style of learning is disconnected from their teacher's style of instruction.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have taken coursework dealing with both ordinary and partial differential equations in engineering and applied math contexts and am proficient in the following areas: Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs): -1st/2nd order equations -Systems of ODEs -Numerical methods (Euler/Runge-Kutta methods, etc.) -Power series solutions Partial Differential Equations (PDEs): -Separation of variables -Fourier series -Eigenfunction expansions -Sturm-Liouville Theory -Green's functions -Similarity solutions Apart from an introductory sophomore-level course on differential equations, I have taken a graduate-level course on applied mathematics (mainly focusing on methods pertaining to PDEs), and several courses on fluid mechanics and related transport phenomena, all of which dealt with applying and solving PDEs. I have taught undergraduate calculus as a peer tutor and academic workshop instructor, and am well-versed in communicating topics in higher-level math to students with varied levels of experience.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

For 5 semesters I was a Teaching Assistant for Cornell's Introduction to MATLAB course, which I took myself as a freshman. That course taught applications ranging from introductory topics (scripts, functions, conditional statements, for/while loops, vector/matrix operations) to more advanced material (image/video/sound processing, text file processing, recursion, sorting and searching algorithms, object oriented programming). As a TA I regularly interacted with students during computer lab sessions and during office hours to provide individual assistance. I later took advanced courses on MATLAB's mathematical capabilities, and am proficient in using the software for probability and statistics, numerical methods/numerical computation, calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations. Apart from coursework, I also participated in academic research labs where MATLAB was used extensively as a data analysis tool. In particular, I was able to apply much of my classroom knowledge to real-life problems of interest, particularly dealing with image processing and differential equations. Here I also learned how to supplement MATLAB's capabilities with additional software platforms such as Microsoft Excel and ImageJ.
Precalculus

Precalculus

My experience tutoring precalculus includes: - Polynomial functions: root finding (rational root theorem, Descartes' rule of signs, factor theorem), synthetic and long division, graphing techniques - Algebraic, power, rational, and piecewise functions: classifying discontinuities, vertical/horizontal/oblique asymptotes, domain/range/continuity, graphing techniques - Inverse functions - Transcendental functions (trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic): graphing techniques, domain/range/continuity, solving algebraic equations and inequalities, applying trigonometric identities - General function transformation techniques (translation, stretch/shrink, reflection, etc.) - Conic sections (circles, ellipses, parabolas, hyperbolas) - Sequences and series - Systems of equations and basic matrix algebra - Polar coordinates - Introductory calculus topics: limits, differentiation and antidifferentiation, Riemann sums

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

For 4 semesters I was a peer tutor and academic workshop instructor through Cornell University's Department of Engineering. In these positions I interacted with freshmen students taking classes in integral and multivariable calculus. My personal background in mathematics includes AP-level work in high school, Cornell's engineering mathematics sequence (multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra), and higher-level graduate coursework (computational calculus and statistics, applied mathematics, and calculus of variations). When teaching calculus to an individual student, I focus on connecting with that student's preferred learning style, whether they be a visual learner, verbal learner, etc. In my experience, students who struggle in math courses do so more often than not because their style of learning is disconnected from their teacher's style of instruction.
Precalculus

Precalculus

My experience tutoring precalculus includes: - Polynomial functions: root finding (rational root theorem, Descartes' rule of signs, factor theorem), synthetic and long division, graphing techniques - Algebraic, power, rational, and piecewise functions: classifying discontinuities, vertical/horizontal/oblique asymptotes, domain/range/continuity, graphing techniques - Inverse functions - Transcendental functions (trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic): graphing techniques, domain/range/continuity, solving algebraic equations and inequalities, applying trigonometric identities - General function transformation techniques (translation, stretch/shrink, reflection, etc.) - Conic sections (circles, ellipses, parabolas, hyperbolas) - Sequences and series - Systems of equations and basic matrix algebra - Polar coordinates - Introductory calculus topics: limits, differentiation and antidifferentiation, Riemann sums

Summer

Calculus

Calculus

For 4 semesters I was a peer tutor and academic workshop instructor through Cornell University's Department of Engineering. In these positions I interacted with freshmen students taking classes in integral and multivariable calculus. My personal background in mathematics includes AP-level work in high school, Cornell's engineering mathematics sequence (multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra), and higher-level graduate coursework (computational calculus and statistics, applied mathematics, and calculus of variations). When teaching calculus to an individual student, I focus on connecting with that student's preferred learning style, whether they be a visual learner, verbal learner, etc. In my experience, students who struggle in math courses do so more often than not because their style of learning is disconnected from their teacher's style of instruction.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Dom was flexible with time and responded promptly and clearly to questions re scheduling. He seemed able to respond easily to unanticipated questions re homework and classwork. He had a good sense of what my grandson needed to know in order to be successful in class. Dom left some extra work for him to do between sessions to reinforce concepts covered during the tutoring session, and he provided a very useful summary of what they covered during the session that was helpful to both me and to my grandson. It will be a useful tool when it comes to review further down the road.

Mimi, 1 lesson with Dom

Terrific tutor

Dom was able to go over confusing material until my son felt comfortable with it. He was patient and knowledgeable. He was very helpful. We will definitely use him again.

Erinn, 1 lesson with Dom

Great Tutor

Dom is a great tutor. My son was looking for someone to help reinforce AP Calculus before starting college in August. Dom quickly identified his strengths and weaknesses and developed a lesson plan. He explained everything clearly and made the lesson enjoyable. Great guy.

Paula, 3 lessons with Dom

GREAT tutor

Worked on college calc Dom was great! Prepared ! Recommend completely !! Dom helped with class review and exam prep Dom also re-taught lessons not comfortable with Highly recommend !!

Bruce, 6 lessons with Dom

Encouraging and knowledgeable tutor

Dom helped me deepen my knowledge of the foundations of calculus, and helped me get over my fear of related rate problems. He is very patient and encouraging and makes sure that you are confident of the material covered.

Grace, 24 lessons with Dom

I was lucky to find online help from Dom

Dom was able to help me with my Thermodynamics Homework problems. He asked me for the material ahead of time to prepare. It is rather hard finding tutors in this area of Chemical Engineering so I was lucky to find online help from Dom. I will be using Dom again. Thanks.

Geoff, 3 lessons with Dom

Knowledgeable

He taught me very well and just the way I liked it, he used a specific method that most students actually get.

Sarah, 10 lessons with Dom
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