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Steven G.

Columbus, OH

$45/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable Ivy League Grad Math and Spanish Tutor

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/7/15
4.9 average from 14 ratings
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— Nia, Hilliard, OH on 10/10/17

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Dartmouth College, B.A.
Economics
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College, B.A. (Economics)

University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia (Master's)

About Steven

I am a two time Ivy League graduate. I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 with my bachelor's in Economics, and in 2015 graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an M.S. in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment and Research Technology. I have over 15 years of tutoring experience, and I've tutored failing students from F's to A's in Algebra, Statistics, Economics, Spanish, and a host of other classes.

My love of Math comes from a love of dealing with numbers. Despite people's belief that they are unable to learn Math, I believe that everyone is capable of it -- it all depends on who is on who is teaching you and how you learned it. As a former math teacher of mine used to say, "Math is not a spectator sport." As such, I like to give progressively challenging assignments so you not only understand the basics, but you also understand math at another level.

I have a passion and love for the Spanish language and how the culture and the language influence each other. In addition to taking Spanish all four years during high school, I also minored in U.S. Hispanic Languages and Literature while at Dartmouth. I've traveled to Spain and for 4 months I lived in Montevideo, Uruguay studying the culture and language. Most recently, I taught introductory Spanish to adult learners for 3 years.

I believe that anyone who embarks upon seeking out a tutor should expect to learn the material requested. My goal is not only to meet that goal but to exceed it. I want to not only teach you the skills needed to learn the material, but to also learn where to find help when you need it. Ultimately, my goal is to make you so confident on a topic that you no longer need me anymore.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I am a two time Ivy League graduate. I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 with my bachelor's in Economics, and in 2015 graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an M.S. in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment and Research Technology. I have over 15 years of tutoring experience, and I've tutored failing students from F's to A's in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Columbus, OH 43215
Background Check: Passed

"Patient, Personable and Effective Tutor"

- Nia, Hilliard, OH on 10/10/17

"Very knowledgeable!"

- Adam, Jacksonville Beach, FL on 6/13/17
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Discrete Math,
Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Music:
General Music,
Music Theory, Violin
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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 KNOW Algebra. I live algebra. Unwillingly, I ended up taking Algebra 1 3 times as a teenager. Once in a summer enrichment program in 7th grade, again in 8th grade, and finally again in 9th grade when I entered high school and the math class I had signed up for didn't have enough students for the school to run it.

Because I had Algebra 1 taught to me 3 different ways, I've learned 3 different ways of teaching it, and have used those ways, along with new methods, to teach Algebra to my students. Concepts such as the "do-do principle" (whatever you do to one side of an equation you must to do the other side of the equation aka the equality property) aren't stated in those terms in schools, I learned that it is tricks like this that help students struggling with Algebra get a firm grasp of the subject (while also laughing at it). I employ tips and tricks like these to instill the concepts needed to do well in Algebra, as well as higher math classes.

Discrete Math

I've taken classes in discrete math in high school and in college. In college, I got an A- in the course. I've also done computer programming, which required the understanding of Boolean algebra, logic and truth tables to get programs to function as expected.

General Computer

My full-time profession is as an IT Manager, working my way up from a desktop technician that just fixed the computers and showed someone how to use it to someone who manages them. However, I also have a background in teaching, so I'm not your "typical" IT person. My goal is to teach you not only how to accomplish your task, but to teach you how to think like a computer and how to figure out where to go when I'm not around.

General Music

I been involved in music for the past 26 years. I currently play the following instruments at an intermediate to advanced level:

Piano
Violin
Viola
Cello
Flute/Piccolo
Recorder (Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, and Tenor)
Oboe/English Horn
Clarinet
Saxophone
Bassoon

In college, I also took courses in Music (The Music of Non-Western Peoples and Music Theory) and earned an A- in each course.

Microsoft Access

I've designed 3 fully functional Access databases in my years in the IT world. One database was used to track students and their progress as a part of a tutoring company and was created using Access 2000. My most recent database was an Access 2013 database that had a Access front end and a SQL backend. The front-end contained forms and reports based on queries I created. As the database was created to import large spreadsheets, there were macros and scripts created to import this data in a seamless manner for the user, by use of a switchboard with buttons.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I taught PowerPoint at the University of Pennsylvania for 5 years with the Veterans Upward Bound program. In the program, I not only taught the basics of how to create a PowerPoint presentation, but I also taught presentation skills.

Microsoft Windows

I've worked in the IT field for over 10 years, 5 of which I've spent at the University of Pennsylvania as a IT Support Specialist supporting Windows XP and Windows 7 and 8 desktops and laptops. I designed, implemented and taught training curriculum for Divisional staff on proper using of Windows 7 upon our upgrade from Windows SP to Windows 7 in 2010-2011. I currently work as an IT Manager maintaining Windows desktops and servers.

Precalculus

Precalc is an extension of Algebra (the subject I took 3 times through no fault of my own) and Trigonometry (another subject I took a couple of times as a result of a summer enrichment program in 9th grade). I've tutored numerous student (as a student myself and as an instructor) in precalc, and have seen success in each student. It takes making the two seemingly distinct subjects and showing how they relate to each other before the subject makes sense. I make that relationship clear and easily understood.

Statistics

After taking AP Stats in high school I fell in love with it. So much so that I was actually happy that my major required us to take Statistics and econometrics. Even after those classes, I still hadn't had enough Stats, so I got my MS from the University of Pennsylvania in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment and Research Technology. What can I say, I LOVE Statistics.

This love comes through when I teach it. I relate statistics back to real life to teach and reinforce the concepts. I make it fun, and after having it a few times, I have a few mnemonics to help remember the most important concepts.

Violin

I've been playing stringed instruments since 1992. I've played in my high school orchestra that traveled to Montreal, Quebec, and Israel. I've been invited to play in youth orchestras because of my viola/violin and musical abilities, and have traveled to Spain and London to go on tour. I've also participated in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, the Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra, and the Baroque Players while I attended Dartmouth. Most recently, I co-founded a violin/cello duo called Fretless in Philly.

Dartmouth College, B.A.
Economics
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College, B.A. (Economics)

University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia (Master's)

Patient, Personable and Effective Tutor

Steven not only knows how to teach tough material in an easy-to-understand way, he is also an extremely personable and supportive tutor. If you have a goal, he knows how to cater to your specific needs. I've seen results after only a couple sessions. His passion for teaching is evident every lesson. I look forward to the long road towards reaching my career goals with his help!

— Nia, Hilliard, OH on 10/10/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 20 miles of Columbus, OH 43215.