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Pennsylvania State University
If you are having trouble in a high school or college level math class, or are preparing to take the SATs, then look no further. I am a 2001 graduate of Penn State's Math Education department. I have a flexible schedule with availability during the day, night, or weekends. My specialty is pre-algebra through calculus. I prefer 90 minute sessions, as an hour is just too short and two hours is just too long. We can meet at your house, a library, diner, or any of the Barnes & Nobles. If money is a concern, I can meet with small study groups at a more affordable rate per student.
I can provide references. I have all the clearances a school employee must have, namely the criminal checks and child abuse clearances. During the school year, I will sub at middle and high schools.
I got back into tutoring 6 or so years ago purely by accident. I went to pick up my order of Chinese food at a local restaurant and saw a sign in the window requesting a math tutor for the owners' son. Over the next year or two I'd meet with him many times a week. It made me realize how fun and rewarding tutoring can be. It's like I'm getting paid to solve crossword puzzles, as that's how math problems feel for me.
I have experience with every type of student imaginable. Some of those I have tutored include students from middle school all the way up to college, and range in age from 12 to 60. When I was younger, I even tutored one of my older sisters AND my father in algebra, as neither reached that level in high school.
One of the things I emphasize is learning how to do basic math without the use of calculators. Calculators are great for some problems, like say 23.98342 x .00498, or for graphing multiple equations or data analysis in statistics. They were not designed for everything, though. For instance every student should be able to compute 12 x 40 by hand. I have found that most students today rely on calculators to do the most basic of tasks, which sadly has robbed them of being able to complete problems that they learned in elementary school. The things they might have forgotten include adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions, division and multiplication of smaller numbers, and the basic times tables. By forcing students to do most computations without a calculator, their grades and their confidence will improve.
I should also note that I minored in Spanish, and have helped a few students in that subject as well. If you are having trouble in a high school or college level math class, or are preparing to take the SATs, then look no further. I am a 2001 graduate of Penn State's Math Education department. I have a flexible schedule with availability during the day, night, or weekends. My specialty is pre-… Read more
Due to the prep time needed for calculus, I must charge $35/hr instead of $30/hr. I try to be lenient on the cancellation fee. Just give me enough notice and don't make a habit of canceling.
Helped me work on problems I needed helped with step by step. Also explain well and helped me understand more and clearly.
I began lessons with Frank the summer before my freshman year of college to prepare for a difficult calculus course. Frank was very knowledgeable of the subject and did a fantastic job of covering the basics of calculus. Because of this, I feel prepared to succeed this fall.
Frank was able to accommodate our schedule. He knows the subject matter and tutors in a non-intimidating manner. We continue to use Frank!
Frank responded immediately to our request for a tutor. Due to a sports commitment my son has very limited time in his schedule. Frank was very accommodating and travelled to my son's college the next day to tutor him for an exam. Excellent customer service!!!!!!
Frank was patient with Tyler. Tyler didn't really want to get tutoring but after one night Tyler realized he needed it. Thank you Frank!
Algebra 1 and 2. During the school year my son has been up and down with Algebra. The classes paid off and in the final exam my son obtained a 92.
My daughter consistently received low B grades in 10th grade geometry and was struggling more in each quarter. Frank was able to explain the lessons so clearly to her that she received a 96 for the last quarter!
I can certainly recommend Frank as a calculus tutor. He is very accommodating and offers helpful tips for solving calculus problems, and he's a very nice person as well. Frank is also patient, which helps a great deal.
Frank was very knowledgeable and helped my son understand trig in just a few short weeks. He explains everything in a way that makes it easy to understand. Would definitely use him again.
Frank was a great help with my college Pre-calc. He totally helped me to understand the difficulties I was dealing with and made it all very understandable. Will definitely use him if I run into trouble again. Thanks Frank!
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