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Chris A.

Math PhD with 20 years experience tutoring all levels.

Math PhD with 20 years experience tutoring all levels.

$30/hour

  • 21 hours tutoring

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Over the past twenty years, both before and since obtaining my math PhD, I have tutored hundreds of students in all levels and courses, all the way from beginning middle school courses, to advanced college math courses that only math majors take. I have about fifteen years experience teaching at the college level, but tutoring is more fun in several ways. In front of a large classroom, you are forced to say what is somewhat helpful to a number of people, yet it was not EXACTLY what ANYONE...

Over the past twenty years, both before and since obtaining my math PhD, I have tutored hundreds of students in all levels and courses, all the way from beginning middle school courses, to advanced college math courses that only math majors take. I have about fifteen years experience teaching at the college level, but tutoring is more fun in several ways. In front of a large classroom, you are forced to say what is somewhat helpful to a number of people, yet it was not EXACTLY what ANYONE needed to hear. The classroom setting often makes it impossible to address any one student's specific need, since a group average "composite character" must be taught to instead. This can be frustrating.

It is much more fun to see an individual student's exact need, in real time, and respond exactly to that need, not to some average. I have very often, if not most often, found that students who thought they could not understand course material, only could not understand the explanation that was given to this phantom composite character. Their specific need did not happen to coincide with the group average need. The explanation addressed to the average did nothing for them, because the group average question was not THEIR question. In my experience, by far most students CAN understand course material, even if previously struggling, if they simply have their specific individual questions and needs addressed. It is much more rewarding, on a personal level, to be able to provide that.

I have a mathematics PhD, so I am comfortable teaching all math courses and levels. The list of specific courses would be very long, so it is easier to simply say, "All courses and levels." Not all courses I tutor are listed yet, since I am new to Wyzant and have not yet had a chance to take tests for each individual course. But yes, to get the PhD, I assure you that they made me know that. :)

If you need a little (or a lot) of help, feel free to contact me. I will respond to your message promptly, and we can schedule something soon.


Education

The Ohio State University
Mathematics
The Ohio State University
PhD

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Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I have a math PhD and have taught and tutored calculus for twenty years. I have had hundreds of calculus tutor students.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught and tutored all levels of mathematics from middle to college over the last twenty years. I am very experienced with what students need most help with, and how best to explain it.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I have a math PhD and have taught and tutored calculus for twenty years. I have had hundreds of calculus tutor students.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have taken both undergraduate and graduate level discrete mathematics courses while earning my undergraduate and doctorate mathematics degrees. I have taught discrete mathematics at the university level and have tutored discrete mathematics many times. My PhD dissertation consisted of mathematical logic and discrete mathematics. I have published peer reviewed research papers in discrete mathematics journals, proved new theorems in discrete mathematics, been a referee for discrete mathematics journals, organized discrete mathematics seminars, and have generally speaking been a part of the discrete mathematics research community.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

Finite mathematics is a part of what is called discrete mathematics, which is my specialty. I have taken both undergraduate and graduate level discrete mathematics courses while earning my undergraduate and doctorate mathematics degrees. I have taught discrete mathematics at the university level and have tutored discrete mathematics many times. My PhD dissertation consisted of mathematical logic and discrete mathematics. I have published peer reviewed research papers in discrete mathematics journals, proved new theorems in discrete mathematics, been a referee for discrete mathematics journals, organized discrete mathematics seminars, and have generally speaking been a part of the discrete mathematics research community.
Logic,

Logic

I have taken both undergraduate and graduate level mathematical logic courses while earning my undergraduate and doctorate mathematics degrees. I have taught courses on proofs, propositional calculus, and so on (beginning mathematical logic) at the university level and have tutored students in mathematical logic as well. My PhD dissertation consisted of mathematical logic and discrete mathematics. I have proved new theorems and published peer reviewed research papers at the interface of mathematical logic and discrete mathematics. I have given invited seminar talks on these topics to professors at various universities, including speaking to a logic seminar. In general, I have been a researcher in mathematics at the interface of mathematical logic and discrete math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught and tutored all levels of mathematics from middle to college over the last twenty years. I am very experienced with what students need most help with, and how best to explain it.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I have a math PhD and have taught and tutored calculus for twenty years. I have had hundreds of calculus tutor students.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught and tutored all levels of mathematics from middle to college over the last twenty years. I am very experienced with what students need most help with, and how best to explain it.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I have a math PhD and have taught and tutored calculus for twenty years. I have had hundreds of calculus tutor students.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED, SAT Math

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$30/hour

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Chris A.

$30/hour

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Response time: 44 minutes