Hello there, I'm Carter. I graduated from Oklahoma State University with two bachelor's degrees while in the Dean's honor roll, one in Mechanical Engineering and one in Aerospace Engineering. During college, I found that many math classes made the learning process more difficult than it needed to be. Professors would often show how to solve a problem, and then assign work that utilizes none of the methods they taught. Too frequently, professors would explain theory for a given math problem,...
Hello there, I'm Carter. I graduated from Oklahoma State University with two bachelor's degrees while in the Dean's honor roll, one in Mechanical Engineering and one in Aerospace Engineering. During college, I found that many math classes made the learning process more difficult than it needed to be. Professors would often show how to solve a problem, and then assign work that utilizes none of the methods they taught. Too frequently, professors would explain theory for a given math problem, but follow up with little to no examples. This always left me confused and so, I try to do the opposite. I like to teach through example and walk students through problems step by step, allowing for any and all questions the student may have. I like to compare math problems to a puzzle; as you realize which pieces of the puzzle you have and are still missing, the problem becomes both less intimidating as well as easier to format and follow.
I have a year tutoring experience in math including trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. Though I am more than happy to tutor other mathematical areas! When walking students through the "puzzles" that math problems can be seen as, it allows for a natural attention to detail. This is key when solving any math problem, especially as they become more complex. Picking up on all the details will make for fewer mistakes, which in math can lead to a completely wrong answer no matter how small the mistake. By teaching this way, I find that the students I have tutored retain the information longer and can apply the knowledge with more confidence.
I enjoy math and the problem solving it entails, and showing students that math doesn't have to be intimidating or frustrating brings me that same joy. Making sure that students can understand, retain, and apply math processes is my goal, at whatever pace that may be. I am here to support the student and their learning process. Any material or suggestions that the student or parents can provide is also of great help and is welcome. Feel free to