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Lisa O.

Caltech Grad, Experienced Math Tutor: AP Calc AB, BC & Calc 1,2,3

Caltech Grad, Experienced Math Tutor: AP Calc AB, BC & Calc 1,2,3

$120/hour

  • 3,586 hours tutoring

About Lisa


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I enjoy helping students reach their academic goals in high school and college math courses such as algebra 2, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, AP Calculus AB / BC, Calculus 1 and 2, Calculus 3 (multivariable calculus), business calculus, and introductory probability theory. I began tutoring math when I was in high school, and have tutored during many of the years since.

Wyzant's online tutoring platform includes a whiteboard where both student and tutor can write, draw pictures, type...

I enjoy helping students reach their academic goals in high school and college math courses such as algebra 2, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, AP Calculus AB / BC, Calculus 1 and 2, Calculus 3 (multivariable calculus), business calculus, and introductory probability theory. I began tutoring math when I was in high school, and have tutored during many of the years since.

Wyzant's online tutoring platform includes a whiteboard where both student and tutor can write, draw pictures, type text, graph functions, screen share, video/audio chat, and upload files. I use a tablet and stylus that connects to my computer to make writing on the whiteboard easier. For students who have a tablet and stylus already, I recommend that they use them during online tutoring sessions. Most of my students don’t have a tablet and stylus so they write with pencil and paper while I am writing on the whiteboard and we talk through the problems together. This works pretty well, but those who would like to can get a tablet and stylus from a company called Wacom (for about $80) that would allow them to write easily on the whiteboard. The tutoring platform works best when you connect using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a laptop or desktop computer.

I had an early interest in numbers and math was my favorite subject in high school. I attended college at Caltech in Pasadena, California where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. I worked as an actuarial analyst at WellPoint and passed three actuarial exams. I attended graduate school at Indiana University and earned a Master's degree in Mathematics. I worked as a teaching assistant for several semesters while I was in graduate school.


Education

California Institute of Technology
mathematics
Indiana University - Bloomingon, IN
Masters

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Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I can help with solving equations, solving word problems, simplifying radical expressions, solving inequalities, rules of exponents, systems of equations, as well as graphing functions including straight lines, parabolas, circles, and others. We can discuss the various forms of the equation of a line in the xy plane. And many other topics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I can help with: parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas; finding zeroes of polynomials of degree greater than 2; arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; finding zeroes and asymptotes of rational functions; solving rational equations; solving 2x2 and 3x3 linear systems of equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; inverse functions; permutations and combinations; the binomial theorem; complex numbers.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is my favorite subject to teach and tutor. Whether you love math or hate it or are somewhere in between, I would be happy to help you gain proficiency and confidence as you study calculus. I can help with: evaluating limits; continuous and discontinuous functions; removable, jump, and essential discontinuities; the definition of the derivative; using the derivative to find the equation of the tangent line; computing derivatives using the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule; optimization problems; related rates; locating extrema / points of inflection; Riemann sums; indefinite and definite integrals; antiderivatives; the fundamental theorem of calculus; finding the area between two curves; techniques of integration such as u-substitution, integration by parts, trig substitution; determining the volume of a solid of revolution; determining arc length of a curve and the area of a surface of revolution; determining convergence / divergence of infinite series; power series; parametrically defined functions; polar coordinates; vector functions; partial derivatives; tangent planes; gradients; finding critical points and maxes and mins of functions of several variables; Lagrange Multipliers; multiple integrals, iterated integrals, switching the order of integration; double integral with polar coordinates; triple integrals, cylindrical coordinates, spherical coordinates; change of variables in double integrals; line integrals, surface integrals.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I can help with: real and complex numbers; solving inequalities and equations; conic sections such as parabolas, circles, ellipses, hyperbolas; finding zeroes of polynomials of degree greater than 2; arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; solving systems of equations; and more.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help with: percents; ratios and proportions; probability; solid geometry; factoring integers; sets; sequences and series; properties of exponents; solving systems of equations; solving quadratic equations; properties of parallel and perpendicular lines; area and circumference of a circle; test taking tips such as using the answer choices to help (for multiple choice questions), process of elimination, reading and analyzing the questions carefully, and time management during the test.
Geometry

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I can help with solving equations, solving word problems, simplifying radical expressions, solving inequalities, rules of exponents, systems of equations, as well as graphing functions including straight lines, parabolas, circles, and others. We can discuss the various forms of the equation of a line in the xy plane. And many other topics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I can help with: parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas; finding zeroes of polynomials of degree greater than 2; arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; finding zeroes and asymptotes of rational functions; solving rational equations; solving 2x2 and 3x3 linear systems of equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; inverse functions; permutations and combinations; the binomial theorem; complex numbers.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is my favorite subject to teach and tutor. Whether you love math or hate it or are somewhere in between, I would be happy to help you gain proficiency and confidence as you study calculus. I can help with: evaluating limits; continuous and discontinuous functions; removable, jump, and essential discontinuities; the definition of the derivative; using the derivative to find the equation of the tangent line; computing derivatives using the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule; optimization problems; related rates; locating extrema / points of inflection; Riemann sums; indefinite and definite integrals; antiderivatives; the fundamental theorem of calculus; finding the area between two curves; techniques of integration such as u-substitution, integration by parts, trig substitution; determining the volume of a solid of revolution; determining arc length of a curve and the area of a surface of revolution; determining convergence / divergence of infinite series; power series; parametrically defined functions; polar coordinates; vector functions; partial derivatives; tangent planes; gradients; finding critical points and maxes and mins of functions of several variables; Lagrange Multipliers; multiple integrals, iterated integrals, switching the order of integration; double integral with polar coordinates; triple integrals, cylindrical coordinates, spherical coordinates; change of variables in double integrals; line integrals, surface integrals.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I can help with: real and complex numbers; solving inequalities and equations; conic sections such as parabolas, circles, ellipses, hyperbolas; finding zeroes of polynomials of degree greater than 2; arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; solving systems of equations; and more.
Probability,

Probability

I can help with: calculating the probability of an event occurring; analyzing standard probability scenarios like drawing cards from a deck, rolling two six-sided dice, and drawing marbles from a bag; the definition of independent events and dependent events; calculating the probability of A and B occurring, or A or B occurring; conditional probability; definition of factorial, combination, permutation; expected value, variance, standard deviation; probability density functions, probability mass functions, cumulative distribution functions; continuous probability distributions such as exponential, normal, and student's t distribution; discrete probability distributions such as binomial, poisson, and geometric.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help with: percents; ratios and proportions; probability; solid geometry; factoring integers; sets; sequences and series; properties of exponents; solving systems of equations; solving quadratic equations; properties of parallel and perpendicular lines; area and circumference of a circle; test taking tips such as using the answer choices to help (for multiple choice questions), process of elimination, reading and analyzing the questions carefully, and time management during the test.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I can help with: measuring angles in radians or degrees; definitions of the six trig functions - sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, co-secant; finding the domain and range of trig functions; solving trig equations; trig identities; graphing trig functions; period, amplitude, horizontal and vertical translations; double angle formulas and half angle formulas; inverse trigonometric functions, and more.
ACT Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I can help with solving equations, solving word problems, simplifying radical expressions, solving inequalities, rules of exponents, systems of equations, as well as graphing functions including straight lines, parabolas, circles, and others. We can discuss the various forms of the equation of a line in the xy plane. And many other topics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I can help with: parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas; finding zeroes of polynomials of degree greater than 2; arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; finding zeroes and asymptotes of rational functions; solving rational equations; solving 2x2 and 3x3 linear systems of equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; inverse functions; permutations and combinations; the binomial theorem; complex numbers.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is my favorite subject to teach and tutor. Whether you love math or hate it or are somewhere in between, I would be happy to help you gain proficiency and confidence as you study calculus. I can help with: evaluating limits; continuous and discontinuous functions; removable, jump, and essential discontinuities; the definition of the derivative; using the derivative to find the equation of the tangent line; computing derivatives using the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule; optimization problems; related rates; locating extrema / points of inflection; Riemann sums; indefinite and definite integrals; antiderivatives; the fundamental theorem of calculus; finding the area between two curves; techniques of integration such as u-substitution, integration by parts, trig substitution; determining the volume of a solid of revolution; determining arc length of a curve and the area of a surface of revolution; determining convergence / divergence of infinite series; power series; parametrically defined functions; polar coordinates; vector functions; partial derivatives; tangent planes; gradients; finding critical points and maxes and mins of functions of several variables; Lagrange Multipliers; multiple integrals, iterated integrals, switching the order of integration; double integral with polar coordinates; triple integrals, cylindrical coordinates, spherical coordinates; change of variables in double integrals; line integrals, surface integrals.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I can help with: real and complex numbers; solving inequalities and equations; conic sections such as parabolas, circles, ellipses, hyperbolas; finding zeroes of polynomials of degree greater than 2; arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; solving systems of equations; and more.
Geometry

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I can help with solving equations, solving word problems, simplifying radical expressions, solving inequalities, rules of exponents, systems of equations, as well as graphing functions including straight lines, parabolas, circles, and others. We can discuss the various forms of the equation of a line in the xy plane. And many other topics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I can help with: parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas; finding zeroes of polynomials of degree greater than 2; arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; finding zeroes and asymptotes of rational functions; solving rational equations; solving 2x2 and 3x3 linear systems of equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; inverse functions; permutations and combinations; the binomial theorem; complex numbers.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is my favorite subject to teach and tutor. Whether you love math or hate it or are somewhere in between, I would be happy to help you gain proficiency and confidence as you study calculus. I can help with: evaluating limits; continuous and discontinuous functions; removable, jump, and essential discontinuities; the definition of the derivative; using the derivative to find the equation of the tangent line; computing derivatives using the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule; optimization problems; related rates; locating extrema / points of inflection; Riemann sums; indefinite and definite integrals; antiderivatives; the fundamental theorem of calculus; finding the area between two curves; techniques of integration such as u-substitution, integration by parts, trig substitution; determining the volume of a solid of revolution; determining arc length of a curve and the area of a surface of revolution; determining convergence / divergence of infinite series; power series; parametrically defined functions; polar coordinates; vector functions; partial derivatives; tangent planes; gradients; finding critical points and maxes and mins of functions of several variables; Lagrange Multipliers; multiple integrals, iterated integrals, switching the order of integration; double integral with polar coordinates; triple integrals, cylindrical coordinates, spherical coordinates; change of variables in double integrals; line integrals, surface integrals.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help with: percents; ratios and proportions; probability; solid geometry; factoring integers; sets; sequences and series; properties of exponents; solving systems of equations; solving quadratic equations; properties of parallel and perpendicular lines; area and circumference of a circle; test taking tips such as using the answer choices to help (for multiple choice questions), process of elimination, reading and analyzing the questions carefully, and time management during the test.
Geometry

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help with: percents; ratios and proportions; probability; solid geometry; factoring integers; sets; sequences and series; properties of exponents; solving systems of equations; solving quadratic equations; properties of parallel and perpendicular lines; area and circumference of a circle; test taking tips such as using the answer choices to help (for multiple choice questions), process of elimination, reading and analyzing the questions carefully, and time management during the test.
ACT Math

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knowledgeable, patient, kind

lisa has been one of the best tutors for math. very patient and knowledgeable, i definitely have learned a lot from her sessions and was able to do really well in my calculus class after not taking math for three years. would definitely recommend her for a student who is new to calculus.

Midu, 43 lessons with Lisa

Excellent Calculus 3 Tutor

Lisa has been a responsible, accessible, and prepared tutor for my daughter in Calculus 3. She adapted to her learning style, gave her a lot of resources to help learn, and was encouraging!

Elaine, 7 lessons with Lisa

Calculus II

Lisa helped me understand some concepts I had been struggling with. It's been challenging taking an accelerated summer version of Calculus II with online classes only and no access to campus resources like study groups or the math lab at the university. Thank you for all the help!

Suzanne, 11 lessons with Lisa

Skilled and knowledgeable tutor.

LIsa started working with my daughter for extra help with AP calc AB in early spring. She is a great tutor, explains things clearly and provides excellent examples and exercises for practice. Shortly after they started working together, schools shut down and went online in this area. Lisa was flexible as we negotiated the changes, and proved an invaluable source of instruction with the loss of classroom time. She was able to help our student complete the class and prep for the AP exam, which reduced the stress significantly. We highly recommend working with Lisa!

Bill, 9 lessons with Lisa

AP Calc BC

My daughter is taking AP Calc BC this year. My daughter told me that she got a great understanding from tutoring with Lisa and figured out what concept she got it wrong. Her grade improved from 88 last semester to 92 this semester, so she ended up getting an A on AP Calc BC class!! We feel so blessed to find Lisa as the tutor for my daughter! Thank you, Lisa!

Rima, 14 lessons with Lisa

Thank you Lisa

Thank you Lisa for being a great teacher to Christopher, he is really enjoying Calculus and having fun with it. He hopes to learn even more Calculus and higher levels of Math.

Sonia, 22 lessons with Lisa

The best AP Calc tutor!

Lisa is such a. great fit as a tutor for my 17 year old taking AP Calculus. She teaches and clarifies topics well and sends plenty of practice problems and tests. Lisa is always available for additional questions and help outside of tutoring sessions too. Plus, she is just a super nice person.

Gina, 3 lessons with Lisa

Helped with my questions!

Lisa was great and explaining and helping me through my business calc questions on a dime! she was really patient in answering and worked with me to get the right answers!

Sarah, 1 lesson with Lisa

Knowledgeable Calc Tutor

Really helped me better understand, work through, and conceptual use calculus topics! I would definitely recommend contacting Lisa if you have any struggles with calculus homework, test review, etc.

Christopher, 4 lessons with Lisa
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$120/hour

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