Math, Programming, and Engineering Tutor (Bilingual, PSU)
Math, Programming, and Engineering Tutor (Bilingual, PSU)
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Julia, 4 lessons with Edgardo
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For the past five years I have been tutoring student athletes in the subjects of algebra, precalculus, calculus, and linear algebra, as well as in some Computer Science and engineering courses such as C/C++, MATLAB, Java, statics, and dynamics. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish and currently tutor students and student athletes in both languages. I have tutor students as young as 8 years old and professional adults as young as 60 or less young. Most of my current students are seniors...
For the past five years I have been tutoring student athletes in the subjects of algebra, precalculus, calculus, and linear algebra, as well as in some Computer Science and engineering courses such as C/C++, MATLAB, Java, statics, and dynamics. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish and currently tutor students and student athletes in both languages. I have tutor students as young as 8 years old and professional adults as young as 60 or less young. Most of my current students are seniors in high school to seniors in college.
In State College, I currently work as a tutor/mentor for the MASCSA center and have worked for ITS Training Services as an Instructor Assistant, Instructional Developer, and Programming Instructor for Penn State. I also worked for South Hill School of Business and Technology as a computer programming instructor. During my studies at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico I worked as a math tutor for their science labs.
The following is a list of the classes I have helped students athletes through the years at Penn State: ART 003, CAS 483, CMPSC 101, CMPSC 121, CMPSC 200, CMPSC 201, CMPSC 203, CMPSC 221, CMPSC 311, CMPSC 402, CMPSC 455, EDPSY 101, EMCH 211, EMCH 212, EMCH 213, MATH 001, MATH 003, MATH 004, MATH 018, MATH 021, MATH 022, MATH 040, MATH 041, MATH 081, MATH 082, MATH 083, MATH 097C, MATH 110, MATH 111, MATH 140, MATH 140E, MATH 141, MATH 141E, MATH 220, MATH 230, MATH 231, MATH 232, METEO 255, MIS 204.
My style of tutoring is very practical and to the point, with an emphasis on the use of technology and the Internet in order to accomplish the task through visualization, real world examples, and resourcefulness. I try to avoid as much as possible memorization and repetition and instead concentrate in teaching my student general key concepts that they can use through all of their technical classes. I do use repetition, memorization, and mnemonics once I realized the level of disposition and learning ability of my student is not very high on an specific subject. My major emphasis is on trying to make the learning process fun, engaging, and interesting; I accomplish this with back-and- forth questions at the moment when the student faces a challenge. I use regular reviews (generally after every exercise through which I noticed the student have struggled), and light topics of conversation to avoid mental obfuscation (mental blocks), and frustration.
My tutoring sessions generally consist of the following: Reviews, at the beginning of the session, after every challenge, and at the end of the session. Questions, as needed, to teach the student how to ask the right questions, to encourage the student to ask questions, and after every challenge. Challenges, to solve the actual exercises or homework at hand and to reaffirm concepts. Light related (slightly unrelated) conversation to relax the mind, and separate topics and concepts.
I am currently working on my certification as a NCAA tutor. With that goal, I have taken several seminars dealing with different styles of learning or limitations. Combined with my years of experience as a tutor, this preparation allows me to quickly asses the type of student I am tutoring, identify their weaknesses, and if needed, to build their confidence so they develop the willingness to confront their leaning challenges and fears on specific topics.
My primary goal is to teach my students how to think in a way that is general, inductive, and out of the box so they can apply those same skills to any facet of their academic work and life. Some tutors solve exercises for their student, other tutors teach how to solve specific exercises, etc... my goal is to teach my students how to solve any exercise, but more than anything, to teach them how to teach themselves so they become autodidacts!
"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and ... "
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Edgardo is AMAZING! Not only does he really really know his stuff, he is also very patient as well as able to effectively convey concepts and information. He clearly shows he is dedicated to his students and does everything he possibly can to make sure they are successful. He prepares thoroughly for each lesson and is always readily prepared to answer any question thrown at him. I am currently taking a rigorous numerical analysis course that requires quite advanced programming. Prior to this class, I had absolutely no programming experience. I didn't even know what a bit was. I spent weeks looking for a tutor who would even work with me because they all said it would be impossible for me to get up to speed fast enough with programming in order to do the class. But Edgardo accepted the challenge and has quickly and efficiently strengthened my programming abilities. It literally does not get any better than this tutor!Julia, 4 lessons with Edgardo
very patient and nice
Very patient and great at explaining. I've struggled a lot with programming in school but Edgardo was able to get me caught up in just one lesson!Jared, 2 lessons with Edgardo
It has been a few years since I have been in school and Edgardo was very patient with me. Not only did he make sure I understood how to solve my calculus problems but he also explained the concepts in a way I could understand them. I highly recommend Edgardo for your tutoring needs. Very smart, very polite.Casey, 2 lessons with Edgardo
Patient, knowledgeable, and prepared!
Edgardo was super helpful with understanding what I needed to accomplish. The way he showed me how arrays and loops work with the whiteboard made more sense than any other way I have seen it explained before!Alex, 2 lessons with Edgardo
Edgardo is just Amazing and very patient wont move on till he makes sure you understood everything. I had an quiz earlier today I feel confidence because of him!Esraa, 3 lessons with Edgardo
Patient and efficient
We worked on a python code for a class assignment and Edgardo was very patient and l learned different debugging methods which was really helpful. He was really efficient in his teaching method and helped me by asking questions.Priyata, 1 lesson with Edgardo
Very knowledgeable and able to break subject matter down.
Edgardo helped me with Java. He has a very strong understanding of the language and was able to help me with both my syntax and proper semantics substantially.Lucas , 2 lessons with Edgardo
Edgardo is an excellent tutor who is able to communicate advanced obstacles in Matlab to a beginner in a very clear, logical and intelligible style. His step process is very organized making it much easier to comprehend Matlab and he is extremely knowledgeable. Edgardo's expertise was not in the area I was needing help for, yet he was still able to resolve exercises I was studying for. As a result, I was able to take an exam feeling very confident throughout. I have no doubt I did much better than I would have without his help. I strongly recommend Edgardo.Melissa, 2 lessons with EdgardoTutor responded:
Thank you Melissa for your generous comments! I wish you the best of success in your studies and everything else.
Edgardo has just started tutoring my son calculus - MATH 140 and was very detailed in his assesments, plans and overall feedback. my son is so far comfortable with him and hopes to improve his grade.Paul, 2 lessons with Edgardo
Edgardo is an excellent and talented tutor
Edgardo is a fantastic C++ tutor. He's helped me achieve an understanding of the material beyond what is required for the course. Without his help I wouldn't have acquired the knowledge I now have of C++. He really knows how to compress several weeks worth of material within a considerably shorter amount of time.Tiffany, 1 lesson with EdgardoTutor responded:
Thank you Tiffany! I think half of my excellency and talent is due to your devoted attention and diligence. I will continue to do my best to reach the level of service that your kind words expressed hear. Thank you again, Tiffany.
Response time: 9 hours