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Travis B.

Pittsburgh, PA

$40/hour

Math Tutor in Pittsburgh Area

50+ Hours
4.8 average from 16 ratings
Help with Calculus
— Alyssa, Lombard, IL on 6/29/17

$40/Hour


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University of Pittsburgh
Mathematics

Education

University of Pittsburgh (Mathematics)

About Travis

As an Eagle scout and former camp counselor, I have several years experience of informal teaching. I have taught both physical skills like swimming, canoeing, and karate, as well as more "paper-and-pencil" knowledge, including the basic understandings of weather, first aid, and the behaviors and classifications of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. I have also tutored elementary school through high school math at Mathnasium. I am completing a bachelor's degree in mathematics, and can deliver understanding as foundational and deep as necessary, even for higher-level subjects.

My goal in teaching is to build a foundational understanding of the subject matter, and not simply how it relates to a homework assignment, test, or other requirement. Instead of memorizing a list of facts, I believe allowing oneself to understand why and how something works is what enables enjoyment of the subject. And once the "why" and "how" of the subject are understood, good grades and test scores will follow naturally.

I am very patient with others, and I can easily explain concepts in multiple ways until they sink in for the student. For solving specific problems, I am inclined toward the Socratic method of teaching, asking questions in order to guide the student to the correct ideas. I can spot and correct flaws and misconceptions in previous knowledge, which is often the cause of trouble with new concepts.

As an Eagle scout and former camp counselor, I have several years experience of informal teaching. I have taught both physical skills like swimming, canoeing, and karate, as well as more "paper-and-pencil" knowledge, including the basic understandings of weather, first aid, and the behaviors and classifications of mammals, reptiles, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15203

"Help with Calculus"

- Alyssa, Lombard, IL on 6/29/17
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 2

I have experience tutoring algebra in both one-on-one and in small groups.

Geometry

Alongside modern geometry teaching methods, I have studied Euclid's Elements to gain a more rigorous understanding of geometry.

Logic

I have completed all undergraduate logic courses available at University of Pittsburgh with a grade of A in all of them. I can manipulate sentences of both sentence and predicate logic in a few different formal systems.

University of Pittsburgh
Mathematics

Education

University of Pittsburgh (Mathematics)

Help with Calculus

We worked on related rates problems of college calculus. He was patient, friendly, and knowledgeable. Easy to understand and was willing to explain concepts in multiple ways.

— Alyssa, Lombard, IL on 6/29/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Travis will travel within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15203.