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Clayton M.

Dayton, OH

$35/hr

Professional Tutoring for Math, Physics, Engineering and Test-Prep

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Background check passed as of 2/12/15
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
815 Ratings
 
 
4hrs Response Time
Calm and Patient
— James, Dayton, OH on 11/26/14

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Washington University in St. Louis
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Master's
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Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University (Washington University in St. Louis) (Master's)

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About Clayton

Greetings! I have a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and teaching experience at the college level. As a graduate student, I also worked as a math and science tutor for middle-school students. I find working with individuals or small groups of students of any age to be very rewarding. There is nothing like seeing a student realize that they do have what it takes to master a difficult subject!

As an engineer, my background is heavily weighted towards algebra, calculus, trigonometry, statistics, and physics. If you are a college student, I'm also very comfortable with linear algebra and differential equations, along with other topics engineers typically encounter. I have extensive experience programming Matlab.

My approach to tutoring is to first establish the student's current level of knowledge and experience with the subject, then carefully build on that base of knowledge by working through example problems. I also find that it works well to have the student "teach" problems to me. In my experience, the process of verbally describing a problem does a lot to help one learn it.

I am looking forward to working with you!
Greetings! I have a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and teaching experience at the college level. As a graduate student, I also worked as a math and Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Dayton, OH 45409
Background Check: Passed

"Calm and Patient"

- James, Dayton, OH on 11/26/14

"Knowledgeable "

- Jason, Clayton, OH on 6/10/15

"Helpful, professional, throrough"

- Liz, Dayton, OH on 2/24/15

"Very strong teaching skills and helps student develop good process for success."

- Alisha, Dayton, OH on 2/16/15

"Helpful MATLAB Tutor"

- MAJDI, Dayton, OH on 11/23/14

"Failing class to final grade of a B! (Probability and Statistics)"

- John, Dayton, OH on 5/12/14

"Couldn't have done it without him!"

- Pam, Troy, OH on 11/12/13

"Patient, and makes sure you understand the concepts before moving on."

- Carolyn, Dayton, OH on 10/21/13

"Best tutor ever"

- Cindy, New Lebanon, OH on 9/4/13

"Great teacher and tutor who makes math fun."

- George, Dayton, OH on 8/13/13

"Knowledgeable and Professional "

- MG, Troy, OH on 7/9/13

"Exceptional."

- Pam, Cincinnati, OH on 3/18/13

"Superb Tutor "

- Cynthia, West Milton, OH on 11/14/12

"Awesome tutor!"

- Lavonne, Dayton, OH on 10/28/12

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Connie, Dayton, OH on 9/17/12

"Excellent Tutor with Engineering as a Plus!"

- Kathi, Springboro, OH on 7/31/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Proofreading
Science:
ACT Science, Electrical Engineering,
Physics
Computer:
General Computer, MATLAB
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Proofreading, Statistics

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Differential Equations

I took both differential equations and partial differential equations in college, through the math department, and I also studied this topic in my "engineering math" course. Many of my engineering courses required the application of differential equations. Although calculus is the most common subject that I tutor, I've also recently worked with two students studying differential equations. If a topic comes up that I don't completely remember, I refresh myself on it before conducting a meeting.

Electrical Engineering

I have a doctorate in Electrical Engineering, with an emphasis on image and signal processing. As an adjunct professor, I've taught Signals & Systems, Senior Design, and Communications Theory. I have a solid knowledge of the coursework that a typical undergraduate electrical engineering student will encounter, and I enjoy tutoring these subjects because it gives me a chance to refresh my own knowledge of them.

MATLAB

As a graduate student, I used Matlab extensively with my research and coursework. I also designed Matlab examples and homework problems to teach students basic engineering concepts, especially in Signals & Systems. As an engineering employee, I used Matlab's GUI capabilities to design user interfaces for prototype software.

Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University (Washington University in St. Louis)
Master's
Washington University (Washington University in St. Louis)
Other

Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University (Washington University in St. Louis) (Master's)

Washington University (Washington University in St. Louis) (Other)

Calm and Patient — Clayton, no matter what, takes his time to review concepts and give multiple examples when necessary. No matter how frustrated I can appear as a student, Clayton is always willing to give a sense of encouragement. Even as a older student, Clayton never expresses judgement on my rate of learning and understanding. With only a few sessions, I can understand why he could be considered a top class tu ...

— James, Dayton, OH on 11/26/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Clayton will travel within 8 miles of Dayton, OH 45409.

Background Check Status for Clayton M.

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