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George P.

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

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

$64/hour

  • 4,107 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.
First, my goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken.

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...

Hello Math students and parents,

I would like to tell you a little about my teaching experience and tutoring methods.
First, my goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken.

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

  • Hourly Rate: $64
  • Rate details: Cancellation fee for the full scheduled time may be charged without proper prior notification of cancellation.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/5/2013

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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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student DO the problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With over 4000 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student work through problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Calculus,

Calculus

Rated as a top 10% Tutor on WyzAnt in 2020, I have over 4000 total WyzAnt hours, and close to half of those hours are tutoring Calculus. This includes Calculus 1, 2, and 3. I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University. I had 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. My goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken.
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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods focuses on having the student actually do the problems with some help (as needed) 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student actually do problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Precalculus

Precalculus

With over 4000 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods focus on having the student actually do the problems with some help as needed 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student DO the problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With over 4000 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student work through problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Calculus,

Calculus

Rated as a top 10% Tutor on WyzAnt in 2020, I have over 4000 total WyzAnt hours, and close to half of those hours are tutoring Calculus. This includes Calculus 1, 2, and 3. I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University. I had 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. My goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken.
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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods focuses on having the student actually do the problems with some help (as needed) 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student actually do problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

With over 4000 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods focus on having the student actually do the problems with some help as needed until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

With over 4000 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student do problems with some help (as needed) 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student DO the problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With over 4000 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student work through problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Calculus,

Calculus

Rated as a top 10% Tutor on WyzAnt in 2020, I have over 4000 total WyzAnt hours, and close to half of those hours are tutoring Calculus. This includes Calculus 1, 2, and 3. I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University. I had 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. My goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken.
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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods focuses on having the student actually do the problems with some help (as needed) 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student actually do problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Precalculus

Precalculus

With over 4000 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods focus on having the student actually do the problems with some help as needed 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student DO the problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With over 4000 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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods will concentrate on having the student work through problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.
Calculus,

Calculus

Rated as a top 10% Tutor on WyzAnt in 2020, I have over 4000 total WyzAnt hours, and close to half of those hours are tutoring Calculus. This includes Calculus 1, 2, and 3. I have over 8 years of teaching experience at Penn State University. I had 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. My goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken.
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 goal is to have the student truly understand what is happening and why each step is taken. My tutoring methods focuses on having the student actually do the problems with some help (as needed) until the student can do that type of problem independently.

Examples of Expertise


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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (1,439 ratings)
5 star
(1,405)
4 star
(30)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Cracked the code!

My son has tried so many tutors for math. He is currently in AC PreCalculus. He was a straight A student until this challenging class. George was able to click with him. He explained and taught him things I have no way of explaining or understanding myself. Many claim they tutor in math, but trust me and book someone who really can.

Suzy, 2 lessons with George

fantastic algebra 2 tutor

George has greatly helped my two daughters during their algebra two course this semester. He is very patient working through different concepts. He also provides additional work to make sure they can work through equations themselves.

Brad, 8 lessons with George

Excellent tutor!

My son is a rising junior at a prestigious school. He was thoroughly impressed with George’s style of teaching. We already booked future lessons with him. Thanks, George!

Linda, 37 lessons with George

Highly recommended

My daughter was struggling with derivatives. She said a light came on the way he explained it to her. This is her second time working with George and she has given him a thumbs up every time.

Erin, 3 lessons with George

Amazing

George explains calculus in a way that is easy to understand and remember! I cannot recommend him higher. He is patient as well, and will explain not only how to do something, but why

James, 7 lessons with George

Knowledgeable and Patient

He worked by my 14 year old on her precalculus homework. He was patient explaining and simplifying the issues while challenging her thinking. We will definitely sign up for more classes.

Suzy, 7 lessons with George

Excellent tutor

I learn a lot in a short time frame. George is immediately knowledgeable in all aspects of subject material. He’s the best tutor I’ve had. He is great to work with.

Freddy, 21 lessons with George

Knowledgeable, patient and helpful tutor

I worked with George on College Algebra and he was very helpful, knowledgeable, and patient. It was very easy to schedule our sessions as we were doing online sessions and that also worked very well. He knew all the topics we worked on regarding College Algebra and he was very good at explaining them to me. He is an amazing tutor!

Celia, 5 lessons with George

Excellent tutor!

My son is a rising junior at a prestigious school. He was thoroughly impressed with George’s style of teaching. We already booked future lessons with him. Thanks, George!

Linda, 37 lessons with George
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