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George P.

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

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

$54/hour

  • 2,415 hours tutoring

  • Harrisburg, PA 17111

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

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $60 for in-person / $54 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 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 2000 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 2000 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 2000 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 2000 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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

George is very helpful for Precalculus!

I have been studying with George for over 4 months and he has been a helpful and accommodating tutor. He is knowledgeable and his explanations are thorough and complete. I would definitely recommend George for Precalculus.

Petr, 97 lessons with George

Good work!

Very helpful, Dave feels better prepared for his test tomorrow, he's looking forward to his next session next week.....

Cissy , 6 lessons with George

Excellent Trigonometry Tutor

George is an excellent teacher. He tutored my son in Trigonometry Honors. He presented the material clearly and concisely. He was flexible and and very responsive when arranging tutoring sessions. We couldn't be happier with our experience working with George.

Narine, 11 lessons with George

Great tutor

My son has been working with George prior to his Pre-Calc tests for the past couple of months. He finds George to be very knowledgeable, clear in his explanations and very patient. I am happy with George's prompt responses to my communications and always willing to fit a session in when we needed it. We are very happy to have found him.

Vivien, 5 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, 10 lessons with George

Awesome Tutor!

George was so great at being patient with me. He helped me to better understand my Calculus 2 homework. I really appreciated him explaining everything out to me so that I could fully understand.

Heather, 1 lesson with George

Knowledgeable and Helpful Tutor

George did a wonderful job at explaining the techniques of calculus topics that my child’s schoolteacher was unclear about.

Rachel, 3 lessons with George

just started

Good first lesson helped a lot - nice guy, professional, stays focused, doesn’t get off track. Will use George again former calculus studies.

Juliet, 2 lessons with George

Great first online lesson

George was great. The online process with him is working out well perfectly for my son. He has a calm clear voice and explains problems well through the wyzant app which is a difficult thing to do. He has a nice teaching style and keeps the attention of a 14 year old who doesn’t necessarily like to work on math during the summer before school even begins. He’s great! We have many more lessons lined up and I know my son will be well prepared for the rigors of high school math.

Karen, 5 lessons with George

Most Efficient Math Tutor

George really helped my son with his Precalculus class by working so efficiently with him. His grade has improved! We would scan the homework to George and he would go through the questions with simple, clear explanations. No beating around the bush just straight explanations and asking questions to make sure my son understood what he was saying. He doesn't give long, confusing explanations that bore you and waste your time. George is very knowledgeable in math and makes it easy to comprehend. He is highly recommended.

Amy, 32 lessons with George
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