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George P.

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

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

$48/hour

  • 1,595 hours tutoring

  • Harrisburg, PA 17111


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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

  • Hourly rate: $48
  • Rate details: Ask about group-specific online sessions with 2-5 students at a discounted hourly rate. (For discounts, there must be at least 2 people who want instruction in the same subject at the same time.)
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  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 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 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

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 1500 hours on Wyzant's platform, 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

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

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 1500 hours on Wyzant's platform, 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

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

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

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 1500 hours on Wyzant's platform, 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

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

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 1500 hours on Wyzant's platform, 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.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Very well versed and patient tutor

He taught me how to work through Algebra problems by simplifying them at the lowest level. I learned how to work through the problems 1st by him showing me some examples...then having me do them on my own to where the light bulb went on. Lastly, he began showing me how to understand the problems presented and then work through them. (I said began because we just had 1 session, but I have scheduled 5 more!)

Cienna, 6 lessons with George

Excellent Tutor

George was fantastic. Parabole and completing the square and many more. My daughter was super happy with his methodology and his patience. Overall fantastic experience.

Ahmed, 1 lesson with George

Excellent tutor with patience

He taught me the infinite series, we talked about the review sheet that got from my professor. He explained even better than my professor in college. Thanks a lot for helping me prepare for my coming midterm. I think I will think carefully about making a weekly schedule for this tutor.

Jiahui(Lorraine), 4 lessons with George

excellent teacher

He made things less complicated and easier for my daughter to understand. Went above and beyond and even sent her some extra problems to work on.

Bryn, 3 lessons with George

Extremely knowledgeable teacher!

George has been helping my son with Geometry (middle school level). Positive effects of his teachings were visible in the test my son took the day after the class! I’ve never seen my son feel this confident in Math in months. Thank you George for not only guiding him but also for bringing back my son’s confidence. To all the parents out there, I highly recommend George!

Dhruv, 22 lessons with George

Patient and helpful

Helped to understand precalculus in a more clear way. Very understanding for where I was confused. Will continue working with him. He has shown a few tricks for how better to define the problem and which way to go.

James, 1 lesson with George

Knowledgeable tutor

George did a good job explaining inverse ratios, rational inequalities, graphing & rational functions & inverse functions. He explained things so my daughter could grasp the concepts!

Michelle, 4 lessons with George

BC Calculus, great tutor

Our child is quite strong in math but the pace of BC Calculus was a bit fast for her. Thankfully we found George on Wyzant and he has been great. Our child has had 2 sessions with him and really likes how methodical he is in his explanations. There is no doubt that he is extremely proficient in Calculus and is very good at working through problems so our child can figure things out on their own. He is very patient and ensures our child understands the concept before moving on to the next problem. George genuinely wants to help kids with math and we looking forward to our child continuing to work with him

G, 15 lessons with George

Excellent!!!

excellent communicator. with knowledge in the matter. very profecional and responsible. My son had many doubts in trigonometry and after several disappointments with several tutors he had lost the hope of finding someone who could master the subject. We are very grateful for your time provided. I recommend it

Keyla, 8 lessons with George

Excellent tutor

Great college calculus teacher. He has helped improve my grades as well as my overall understanding of the concepts. I highly recommend him as an on-line tutor. He makes time for his students.

Marilyn, 38 lessons with George

$48/hour

George P.

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