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Nik I.

Dayton, OH

$30/hour

Patient and Affordable Math and Chemistry Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/16/16
5.0 average from 45 ratings
Improved grades
— Joseph, Dayton, OH on 7/15/16

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Sinclair Community College
Mathematics
Wright State University
Enrolled

Education

Sinclair Community College (Mathematics)

Wright State University (Enrolled)

About Nik

I love to learn, and I love to teach even more. I became a tutor at a community college in 2012. I perform all tutoring there, both through the college and private. However, I have made exceptions for students to meet at other venues, including home visits. Working at a community college, I realize and understand that most students struggle to make ends meet. As a result, I am one of the most affordable tutors in the Dayton area.

I graduated from Sinclair Community College with an Associate's Degree of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2013 and I recently obtained an Associate's Degree of Mathematics in 2015. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree of Math Education at Wright State University.

My methods of tutoring range based on the needs of the student. My preferred method is to give "mini-lectures" using a whiteboard to illustrate examples. In my history of tutoring, I have found that the majority of students are visual learners, so oft times I find this method to be most beneficial.

I am a very practical and modern tutor, and accept texting as a proper method of communication with my students.

I look forward to meeting with you and helping you to succeed in your coursework!
I love to learn, and I love to teach even more. I became a tutor at a community college in 2012. I perform all tutoring there, both through the college and private. However, I have made exceptions for students to meet at other venues, including home visits. Working at a community college, I realize and understand that most students struggle to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Base rate is $30 for each hour being tutored. This increases as distance traveled from Dayton increases.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Dayton, OH 45432
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Improved grades"

- Joseph, Dayton, OH on 7/15/16

"First Tutoring Session"

- Soledad, Dayton, OH on 11/20/16

"Intelligent/Energetic"

- Ryan, Dayton, OH on 5/10/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary Math, Finite Math,
Geometry,
Logic, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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

This is my favorite subject to tutor. I have helped many students to understand how to define a function. I have also helped students learn how to simplify rational expressions with exponents of different signs. I can also help students solve inequalities as well as absolute functions.

Algebra 2

I am currently in the Math Education Program at Wright State University. I have tutored many students in math; algebra being my specialty. Specifically, I like to show students why conjugates are useful, tricks to quickly factor polynomials, and how to demystify algebraic word problems.

Calculus

I have taken the calculus series within the past two years, so the material is fresh in my mind. I also constantly help students with their calculus homework, so I am always active with integration, arc length, etc. I am especially helpful in partial fraction decomposition, integration by parts, and optimizing area/volume functions. I am also familiar with business calculus.

Chemistry

I love math, but Environmental Engineering was my first major in college. I excelled in both general chemistry courses and have been tutoring chemistry ever since. In my experience,I have found that some of the hardest topics for students to learn is electron configuration, intermolecular forces, and acid-base reactions. I have developed methods that make it much easier to learn these topics.

Finite Math

I recently obtained an Associate's Degree of Mathematics in 2015. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree of Math Education. Finite math covers a wide variety of mathematical concepts including, but not limited to, algebra, business, and other real-world applications. I can explain how do reduce matrices to upper echelon form as well as develop and solve systems of equations for a real world application. In addition, I can also help you understand business functions involving compound interest and continuous interest.

Geometry

I have been successful in helping students understand the various theorems of triangle congruence, such as Side-Angle-Side and Hypotenuse-Leg theorems. I especially enjoy teaching ways to prove congruence in general, such as line segments, angles, and triangles. I can also make it easy to understand how to bisect angles and line segments, as well as demonstrating tessellations.

Prealgebra

Pre algebra coursework prepares you to face problems with variables and helped you to understand why solving for x is useful. I have helped many students with the order of operations and how to remember them. I can also help identify what is useful in a word problem and how to use the information to isolate a variable.

Precalculus

I tutor in a math lab in a community college. Many students come into the lab with precalculus questions, such as determining shifts of a graph, finding zeros of polynomials, and applications of trigonometric functions. I have been able to help these students by providing simple answers to difficult questions that are easy to both understand and apply.

Statistics

The math involved in statistics is mostly beginning and intermediate algebra, but the concepts themselves can be difficult to grasp. One of the most important ideas to understand in a statistics problem is that the numerical "answer" is only half of the solution. The interpretation of that result is just as important. I have tutored students taking various statistics courses for two years. During that time, I have developed easy way to learn the empirical formula, confidence interval estimates, and other common topics found in a statistics class.

Trigonometry

I have tutored trigonometry for several years, and I can show students tricks for proving trigonometric equations as well as remembering how to graph trigonometric functions.

Sinclair Community College
Mathematics
Wright State University
Enrolled

Education

Sinclair Community College (Mathematics)

Wright State University (Enrolled)

Improved grades — Nik has improved my skills and helped me to work faster and more efficiently. My grades have improved dramatically. ...

— Joseph, Dayton, OH on 7/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Base rate is $30 for each hour being tutored. This increases as distance traveled from Dayton increases.

Travel policy

Nik will travel within 30 miles of Dayton, OH 45432.