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George P.

Penn State Instructor exp.: Algebra, Trig., PreCalculus, and Calculus

Penn State Instructor exp.: Algebra, Trig., PreCalculus, and Calculus

$57/hour

  • 3,256 hours tutoring

About George


Bio

Hello Math students and parents,

I would like to tell you a little about my teaching experience and tutoring methods.

Although I currently am not teaching in a class setting, I taught from 1999-2007 at a campus of Penn State University. Courses that I taught include various levels of Algebra, Trigonometry, the first 3 semester levels of Calculus, and even some basic Math. Although many Mathematics instructors at the college level do NOT usually collect AND grade homework, I felt it was...

Hello Math students and parents,

I would like to tell you a little about my teaching experience and tutoring methods.

Although I currently am not teaching in a class setting, I taught from 1999-2007 at a campus of Penn State University. Courses that I taught include various levels of Algebra, Trigonometry, the first 3 semester levels of Calculus, and even some basic Math. Although many Mathematics instructors at the college level do NOT usually collect AND grade homework, I felt it was worth the extra time to collect and grade homework. It was not only just to make sure that students are doing homework, but I also wanted to see how my students were doing.

Especially in the subject of Math, it is very important to DO the work, and to stay up to date in the topics that are being covered. Just watching a teacher work through a problem does not necessarily mean the student can do the problem on his/her own. Thus, it is very important to practice problems on their own.

In the classroom, I would give an example of a problem, and then give time for the students to work a similar problem on their own in class. When I reviewed for exams, I told the students that when they study, it is important to practice the problems, NOT just look over problems that you have done, or those that were done in class.

Therefore, my tutoring methods would involve teaching some concepts of a math problem, go through one or more problems, and then have students work through problems on their own. I could help if they get stuck, but the main goal is for the student to eventually be able to go through the problem independently, understanding it enough that no help would be needed. After the student can do 2-3 similar problems without ANY help, we could then go to the next type of problem.

Thank you for your consideration.


Education

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE
Engineering Physics
Bucknell University (Mathematics)
Masters

Policies

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In addition to earning a Master's degree in Mathematics, I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University and also at Harrisburg Area Community College. I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra during this teaching experience. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student DO the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With over 3000 Wyzant tutoring hours, my tutoring experience includes Algebra 2. In my teaching experience at Penn State University and Harrisburg Area Community College, I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included Algebra. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student work through problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Calculus,

Calculus

With over 3000 Wyzant hours, my tutoring experience includes Calculus 1, 2, and 3. I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University. I have frequently taught various levels of Calculus during this teaching experience. While I was studying for my master's degree, I also led Calculus Help sessions to help students that came for tutoring. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included some Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

First of all, I had excelled very well in Geometry as a student. Other than my other various Math teaching experience, I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included some Geometry. My tutoring methods focuses on having the student actually do the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have had extensive education in Mathematics and have earned a master's degree in Mathematics. At Harrisburg Area Community College, I taught some Prealgebra classes. Also, I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra during my 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University, including a course covering topics in Prealgebra. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student actually do problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Precalculus

Precalculus

With over 3000 hours at Wyzant, my tutoring experience includes many hours of PreCalculus. My educational background includes earning a master's degree in Mathematics. In pursuing educational goals in Mathematics, topics in PreCalculus are fundamental. I have over 8 years of Mathematics teaching experience at Penn State University and also at Harrisburg Area Community College. I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra and Calculus. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included topics in PreCalculus. My tutoring methods focus on having the student actually do the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In addition to earning a Master's degree in Mathematics, I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University and also at Harrisburg Area Community College. I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra during this teaching experience. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student DO the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With over 3000 Wyzant tutoring hours, my tutoring experience includes Algebra 2. In my teaching experience at Penn State University and Harrisburg Area Community College, I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included Algebra. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student work through problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Calculus,

Calculus

With over 3000 Wyzant hours, my tutoring experience includes Calculus 1, 2, and 3. I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University. I have frequently taught various levels of Calculus during this teaching experience. While I was studying for my master's degree, I also led Calculus Help sessions to help students that came for tutoring. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included some Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

First of all, I had excelled very well in Geometry as a student. Other than my other various Math teaching experience, I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included some Geometry. My tutoring methods focuses on having the student actually do the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have had extensive education in Mathematics and have earned a master's degree in Mathematics. At Harrisburg Area Community College, I taught some Prealgebra classes. Also, I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra during my 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University, including a course covering topics in Prealgebra. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student actually do problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

With over 3000 hours at Wyzant, my tutoring experience includes many hours of PreCalculus. My educational background includes earning a master's degree in Mathematics. In pursuing educational goals in Mathematics, topics in PreCalculus are fundamental. I have over 8 years of Mathematics teaching experience at Penn State University and also at Harrisburg Area Community College. I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra and Calculus. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included topics in PreCalculus. My tutoring methods focus on having the student actually do the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

With over 3000 Wyzant tutoring hours, my tutoring experience includes many hours of Trigonometry. After excelling in Trigonometry as a student, I continued my study of Mathematics up to earning a master's degree in Mathematics. My teaching experience at Penn State University included Trigonometry. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included Trigonometry. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student do problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In addition to earning a Master's degree in Mathematics, I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University and also at Harrisburg Area Community College. I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra during this teaching experience. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student DO the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With over 3000 Wyzant tutoring hours, my tutoring experience includes Algebra 2. In my teaching experience at Penn State University and Harrisburg Area Community College, I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included Algebra. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student work through problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Calculus,

Calculus

With over 3000 Wyzant hours, my tutoring experience includes Calculus 1, 2, and 3. I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University. I have frequently taught various levels of Calculus during this teaching experience. While I was studying for my master's degree, I also led Calculus Help sessions to help students that came for tutoring. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included some Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

First of all, I had excelled very well in Geometry as a student. Other than my other various Math teaching experience, I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included some Geometry. My tutoring methods focuses on having the student actually do the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have had extensive education in Mathematics and have earned a master's degree in Mathematics. At Harrisburg Area Community College, I taught some Prealgebra classes. Also, I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra during my 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University, including a course covering topics in Prealgebra. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student actually do problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Precalculus

Precalculus

With over 3000 hours at Wyzant, my tutoring experience includes many hours of PreCalculus. My educational background includes earning a master's degree in Mathematics. In pursuing educational goals in Mathematics, topics in PreCalculus are fundamental. I have over 8 years of Mathematics teaching experience at Penn State University and also at Harrisburg Area Community College. I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra and Calculus. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included topics in PreCalculus. My tutoring methods focus on having the student actually do the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In addition to earning a Master's degree in Mathematics, I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University and also at Harrisburg Area Community College. I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra during this teaching experience. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student DO the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With over 3000 Wyzant tutoring hours, my tutoring experience includes Algebra 2. In my teaching experience at Penn State University and Harrisburg Area Community College, I have frequently taught various levels of Algebra. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included Algebra. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student work through problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Calculus,

Calculus

With over 3000 Wyzant hours, my tutoring experience includes Calculus 1, 2, and 3. I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University. I have frequently taught various levels of Calculus during this teaching experience. While I was studying for my master's degree, I also led Calculus Help sessions to help students that came for tutoring. I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included some Calculus.
Geometry

Geometry

First of all, I had excelled very well in Geometry as a student. Other than my other various Math teaching experience, I have also had experience in tutoring various levels of Math at a tutoring center, which included some Geometry. My tutoring methods focuses on having the student actually do the problems with some help until the student can do that type of problem independently.

Examples of Expertise


George has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (1,197 ratings)
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Reviews


#1 Reason I aced my Precalculus Class!

I'm a 26-yo postbac student who hasn't taken any sort of math in more than 7 years. I would say George is one of the biggest reasons I was able to get through my class with confidence. He went above and beyond to help me get the most out of our sessions- he even looked up my class's syllabus and previous quizzes to get a sense of my instructor's style and taught me tips accordingly. I 100% recommend tutoring with George. Thank you, George!

Jane, 8 lessons with George

absolutely great. Highly recommended.

George is very clear with the explanations and with great patient. The program covered in a couple of hours was very extensive. A great teacher, I would like my son to pursue studying under his guidance.

Sophie, 1 lesson with George

outstanding!

As usual, George has made difficult concepts super easy for me to understand, and he’s great to work with, super responsive, I’ve worked with him for Calculus 3 and now Differential Equations- he’s awesome!

Jonah, 4 lessons with George

outstanding!

George helped me through an almost impossible Calc 3 homework assignment that I struggled with for most of the day, He was quick to respond, incredibly knowledgeable and made things way more straightforward and understandable to me- will turn to him again!

Jonah, 4 lessons with George

Great tutor for Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations

I highly recommend George as a tutor. He tutored me in Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations. Throughout these lessons, George was knowledgeable, efficient, and patient. When I was unfamiliar or out of practice with a fundamental technique, he was a big help in getting me up to speed so I could continue with the course and not get behind. His explanations were concise and instructive. I have no reservations in recommending him as a tutor. Thanks George!

Jeff, 52 lessons with George

Life Saver

My son said he was a great tutor. He was patient and my son had been having problems with Trig. I truly am glad I picked him because my son feels like he can tackle Trig now!! I'm n so relieved in the Boost of confidence he's given my son. We definitely recommend.

Anita, 1 lesson with George

Geometry

He helped me to learn a new method of solving the problem. It was just stressful because math is harder for me and I don't know much about geometry but it helped where I needed it .

Honee, 1 lesson with George

Knowledgeable tutor

Readily available and flexible, helped with what I needed , easy to work with and professional. We worked on some problems for my future quiz, hope for good results. I will contact him in the future for my precal needs, thank you

Marcella, 1 lesson with George

Knowledgeable tutor

George taught my son Isaac pre calculus. He did an incredible job. He was extremely patient and has a great ability to teach the material in a way that makes sense to a high school student. I would strongly recommend George

Amir, 3 lessons with George
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