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Edgardo D.

State College, PA

$35/hour

Math, Programming, and Engineering Tutor (Bilingual, PSU)

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/16/14
4.8 average from 36 ratings
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— Julia, Berkeley, CA on 3/9/16

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Pennsylvania State University
Mechanical Eng.

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Mechanical Eng.)

About Edgardo

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 ... "
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required

2 students: $25 per student per hour 3+ students: $20 per student per hour 1/2 hour charge if no show online and 1 hour if no show in person. I will wait for half hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of State College, PA 16801
Background Check: Passed

"You have officially found the perfect tutor!"

- Julia, Berkeley, CA on 3/9/16

"Amazing"

- Esraa, State College, PA on 9/28/17

"Patient and efficient"

- Priyata, Norton, MA on 3/7/17

"Very knowledgeable and able to break subject matter down."

- Lucas, Tacoma, WA on 2/3/17

"Strongly Recommend."

- Melissa, Denver, CO on 5/8/16
Edgardo replied on 5/12/2016

Thank you Melissa for your generous comments! I wish you the best of success in your studies and everything else.

"Detailed feedback"

- Paul, State College, PA on 3/23/16

"Edgardo is an excellent and talented tutor"

- Tiffany, State College, PA on 6/12/15
Edgardo replied on 6/13/2015

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.

"Great tutor"

- Erica, Bear Creek, PA on 9/19/14
Edgardo replied on 9/19/2014

A tutor could not ask for any more generous words as a testimony of his work. I will continue doing my best to get you guys through this indispensable subject for a future scientist. Thank you, Erica.

"Great Tutor"

- Sultan, Savoy, IL on 8/22/14
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Elementary Math, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Linear Algebra, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
R, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
Angular, C#, C++, CSS, DOS, Fortran, HTML, Java,
JavaScript, Linux,
MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, PHP, Python,
R, UNIX, Visual Basic,
Web Design
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I've been an ACT Math tutor for 3+ years. I'm a former mainframe Programmer Analyst and Mechanical Engineer. I can: make ACT Math easy to understand, identify your weak areas, provide tools and tricks to keep you going. I am energetic, patient, positive, fun, engaging, and multicultural. I'm currently tutoring online/one-to-one students from diverse backgrounds, levels, 10 to 55+ years old, some with ADD, and from across the US, Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Canada, Panama, the Middle-East, and several other countries.

Algebra 1

I've been an Algebra tutor for 15+ years. I'm a former mainframe Programmer Analyst and Mechanical Engineer. I can: make Algebra easy to understand, identify your weak areas, provide tools and tricks to keep you going. I am energetic, patient, positive, fun, engaging, and multicultural. I'm currently tutoring online/one-to-one students from diverse backgrounds, levels, 10 to 55+ years old, some with ADD, and from across the US, Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Canada, Panama, the Middle-East, and several other countries.

Calculus

Calculus tutor for 15+ years. I can: make Calculus easy to understand, identify your weak areas, provide tools and tricks to keep you going. I am energetic, patient, positive, fun, engaging, and multicultural. Currently tutoring students in high school, college, 10 to 55+ year old, several with ADD.

Java

Java tutor for 5+ years for beginning to intermediate level. I can: make Java easy to understand, identify your weak areas, provide tools and tricks to keep you going. I am energetic, patient, positive, fun, engaging, and multicultural. Currently tutoring successfully students from diverse backgrounds, levels, 10 to 55+ year old, several with ADD.

Linux

My qualification on Unix/Linux/Mac are mainly directed to the terminal environment (the prompt or, a.k.a the command line in other platforms). At one of the local community colleges, I have taught courses on Terminal Utilities, Bash scripting and programming intended to automatize software development in C++, Java, and Fortran, as well as to help with systems maintenance. I also have some experience creating CGI using Bash script. Here is a list of commands I still use: awk, bc, cal, cat, chmod, clear, cp, cpp, cut, date, diff, dircolors, echo, f95, fdupes, g++, gpp, grep, gzip, head, id, java, javac, kill, less, linx, ls, make, man, mv, nano, paste, pico, pwd, python, sed, size, sleep, sort, split, tac, tail, tic, time, touch, tree, users, where, which, who, etc. and many others. I use the Unix/Linux terminal almost daily... and you should too.

MATLAB

MATLAB tutor for 5+ years for Science/Engineering majors. Former mainframe Programmer Analyst and Mechanical Engineer. I can: make MATLAB easy to understand, identify your weak areas, provide tools and tricks to keep you going. I am energetic, patient, positive, fun, engaging, and multicultural. Currently tutoring successfully students from diverse backgrounds, levels, 10 to 55+ years old, several with ADD.

Precalculus

Precalculus tutor for 15+ years. Former mainframe Programmer Analyst and Mechanical Engineer. I can: make Precalculus easy to understand, identify your weak areas, provide tools and tricks to keep you going. I am energetic, patient, positive, fun, engaging, and multicultural. Currently tutoring successfully students from diverse backgrounds, levels, 10 to 55+ years old, several with ADD.

Python

Python tutor for 3+ years for beginning to intermediate level. Former mainframe Programmer Analyst and Mechanical Engineer. I can: make Python easy to understand, identify your weak areas, provide tools and tricks to keep you going. I am energetic, patient, positive, fun, engaging, and multicultural. Currently tutoring successfully students from diverse backgrounds, levels, 10 to 55+ years old, several with ADD.

I have been tutoring Python for 2 year in introductory and intermediate college level courses. I can help with fairly sophisticated Python topics such as OOP, setting modules and libraries, website data scraping, accessing external CSV data files.

I use Python 2 and 3 and currently use the Anaconda, which is the leading open data science platform powered by Python. The open source version of Anaconda is a high performance distribution of Python and R and includes over 100 of the most popular Python, R and Scala packages for data science.

Trigonometry

My Trigonometry ( and Analytic Geometry) tutoring sessions take place one-to-one and online, during which I clarify concepts, respond to questions, and go over practices test exams with the students. Through the years, I have accumulated class material useful to help prepare students on what to expect on quizzes, projects, and exams. I have been tutoring Penn State students in the following list of Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry courses: MATH 026, MATH 040, MATH 041.

Visual Basic

I have worked for South Hill School of Business and Technology as a computer programming instructor in Visual Basic and Bash. I also worked for Penn State's ITS Training Services as an Instructor Assistant, Instructional Developer, and Programming Instructor.

Pennsylvania State University
Mechanical Eng.

Education

Pennsylvania State University (Mechanical Eng.)

You have officially found the perfect tutor!

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

— Julia, Berkeley, CA on 3/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

2 students: $25 per student per hour 3+ students: $20 per student per hour 1/2 hour charge if no show online and 1 hour if no show in person. I will wait for half hour.

Travel policy

Edgardo will travel within 1 miles of State College, PA 16801.