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Drexel University (Computer and Electrical Engineering)
If math is troubling you, I can help. I have six years of experience as a math tutor and a background that encompasses a wide variety of math topics. I hold dual bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Drexel University, so I am used to using calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, discrete math, and binary logic in both the classroom and the field. If you need help in physics I can do that too, especially those tricky units on electricity and magnetism. After leaving engineering I worked as a substitute teacher, frequently as a long-term sub for teachers who went on sabbatical, disability, maternity leave, etc. Classes I taught long-term included prealgebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, and statistics. I currently work in an the actuarial department of a company in Center City, so I am well-versed in both probability and financial mathematics, and can help students studying for the preliminary actuarial exams. My stay in Philadelphia will only last until the end of 2016, so if you are a college student who needs help this summer or fall, send me a message. (While I usually tutor high school students too, the fact that I will only be in the area for half of the school year means I am probably not the best choice for them unless they need help preparing for a one-time event like the SAT test.)
Whether you are in high school or college, I know how difficult it can be to find a truly good math teacher. College professors, who know the subject extremely well, are not really "teachers" and often don't know how to explain it in ways that students understand. High school teachers, on the other hand, are well-trained in teaching techniques, but many math teachers don't have the complete fluency with the subject that's needed to connect the concepts in simple ways or to answer every question that comes up. When I teach, my goal is to give you the best of both worlds. What I bring to the table is not just knowledge of how math works, but why it works the way it does. With this approach, I show students how "complicated" concepts are just combinations of simple pieces. Even the most advanced subjects can ultimately be reduced down to basic arithmetic, and when you approach math this way, you can feel confident tackling even the toughest problems. As both a substitute teacher and a tutor, I've used this approach with great success. On more than one occasion I have had students claim to have learned more math in one day with me than they did during the entire school year up to that point. In one class I was able to bring a failing student up to an A on her final unit test. So as long as you don't quit, I am sure I can help you succeed.
Just remember: "Everything is simple; nothing is easy." -(a quote from MY high school math teacher) If math is troubling you, I can help. I have six years of experience as a math tutor and a background that encompasses a wide variety of math topics. I hold dual bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering
I do not have a minimum advance notice on cancellations, but I do charge for 30 minutes when a student cancels or no-shows after I am already in transit to the location.
I desperately needed help in Calc I and even though I didn't contact Justin until I was already a few weeks into the class, he was more than willing to take me on even though he already had such a busy schedule. I had already taken Calc I once before and to my surprise Justin taught the material to me in a better way than both of my teachers had. I could tell that Justin really listened to me and then molded his lesson to specifically cater to my learning style. I would definitely hire him again!
Griffin really feels confident after his lesson. Justin has a way of explaining the material in a manner my son can understand.
We have used Justin on two different occasions. Once for a class, and now a year later for a test preparation. He is able to explain difficult concepts in simple terms.
Justin C. tutored my son over the summer in Calculus II and III one day per week at our request. He was very reliable and fair with his time. He thoroughly provided exactly what asked, which was a review of last year's material and a preview of the coming year's material. Justin's knowledge of Calculus was extensive. We were lucky to find someone with such a great fund of knowledge in this very complex subject area.
I am pursuing a career in actuarial science and needed help preparing for my first exam (exam P). Whatever topic I needed clarification on or just did not understand, he was able to help me. Even if I just needed a crash course to jog my memory in something I did understand, he was able to help me. Distance for me personally was an issue, but when I had questions and couldn't find time to meet, he was always quick to respond to my questions via text (provided it wasn't too overly complex to explain in text form). All in all, helped me feel confident when taking my exam. And it seems to have worked since i passed with flying colors.
In my weeks leading up to my second SAT tests I needed to improve my scores. Justin was great help in improving my math SAT score. I worked with him once a week and in that time I could see myself improving everyday. He works with you through problems helping and letting you learn it at the same time. I was able to raise my math score a whole 100 points. I recommend him for anything in Math, SAT or Algebra!
Justin is very helpful. He was instrumental in my success in my Calc 2 class. He is very patient. When I had trouble understanding, he taught the information in a way I understood. He was also very honest about my performance which helped to improve my confidence and subsequently eased my anxiety going into exam.
I asked Justin to help me with differential equations a week before my final. In just a 2 hour session he showed me various tricks and different approaches to problems. This helped me a lot when I was short for time on the test. He was very patient and explained everything he was doing with clarity. I would highly recommend him.
I worked with Justin over the course of a semester in calculus 2. He was very good, helped explain a lot of the concepts that I was having trouble with in the class. I had very few problems working out times with him, the only thing that ever gave a problem was his time commitment as a soccer coach at a local school. He was always willing to come for a lesson, whether it be early in the morning or late on a friday night. I highly recommend him.
Justin was personable, knowledgeable, and easy to reach for appointments. We would not hesitate contacting him in the future. We especially appreciated how accommodating he was on scheduling session times.
I had a very short time in which to pass a class which had been giving me trouble for several weeks. Early on, I got very confused and was unable to find my way out, and the fact that it was a summer course made it worse! I hired Justin to help out. In two sessions, Justin provided better ways to look at the problems I was given and to remember formulas, even just by working through the problems in front of me and letting me see how they could be done. His methods and explanations made me able to understand the Statistics and Probability with Calculus course I was in much better than I had before, and I managed to pass the class. I would highly recommend this tutor! Even a short time with him did wonders, and I was able to pass and graduate college.
Congratulations! I'm so glad you were able to pass the class. I remember how stuck you were with only three days left before the final exam. To hear that we were able to turn things around in time for you to pass that class is wonderful. You should be proud of this accomplishment. The math material in that course was overkill for your computer science degree. The questions being asked of you were definitely on par with the first actuarial exam, and passing that is something even most actuarial students struggle with!
Justin is the man. He worked with my daughter for 3 years. My daughter knows math. She knows more math than you will ever need to know. She scored very high on her SAT's. Justin is the man to call.
Justin is patient, explains the material well and has a lot of knowledge. I would recommend him especially in math to anyone. Thanks for the help
Since day one Justin has been very helpful in providing my daughter with the tools, and confidence she needs to challenge her demands of an AP Statistics class. She also made great Math academic progress under his direction. He was always available to assist, and went out of his way many times to accommodate her on his schedule.
I highly recommend Justin for other students who are in need of Math help in the York area.
Thanks Justin for all your efforts in helping our daughter succeed!
Justin is a genius, he has full understanding of the material and is able to explain it well. I would easily recommend him for friends and family in need of mathematical guidance. Oh...he seems to actually enjoy this stuff, go figure :-)
Very knowledgeable and patient. Justin is an excellent teacher and he makes difficult stuff easy to understand.
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I have experience with the preliminary actuarial exams and have passed the P, FM, MFE, and C exams, as well as exam 3L from the CAS side. I was completely self-taught and learned first-hand how to prepare for these difficult exams, including discrete and continuous probabilities, co-variant variables, investment valuation, mortality tables, hypothesis testing, order statistics, insurance pricing, kernel smoothing, maximum likelihoods, frequency/severity models, and credibility. All of my exams were first-attempt passes except for MFE (that was a second attempt).
I studied differential equations as part of my engineering education. I took two semesters of diff EQs and received an A in both courses. That was over a decade ago, but the subject came up again recently when I was studying for actuarial exams. Passing the MFE exam required the use of some differential equations, and the skill came back to me fairly quickly.
Discrete math was my best subject when I was a college student. I passed the class with a perfect grade (100% with no curve). I also helped my brother through a crash course of self-taught discrete math when we realized it was omitted from his college's curriculum. Tutoring discrete math can be difficult because the topics covered by the syllabus vary widely from school to school, but I have experience with combinatorics, inductive proofs, set theory, number theory, and group theory.
My engineering education included a course in linear algebra. The syllabus included matrix algebra, inverses, determinants, Cramer's rule, eigenvalues, and applications to differential equations. I got an A in the course. Although it has been a while since I had to apply some of this knowledge, it usually comes back to me quickly when I need to recall it.
My background in computer engineering includes a strong foundation in mathematical logic. I am familiar with all types of binary logic, including basic AND OR NOT and XOR truth tables, writing logical functions in Boolean algebra, minimizing functions using Karnaugh maps, and circuit testing using Boolean calculus. I also know how to implement arithmetic operations using binary representation of numbers (including 2's complement).