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Philip K.

Math & CompSci Tutor Supporting Your Quest for Excellence

Math & CompSci Tutor Supporting Your Quest for Excellence

$30/hour

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I'd like to help you master Mathematics, Computer Science, or both. At McGill University, one of the top universities in Canada, I tutored university students in Mathematics. After moving back to the USA, I served as a substitute teacher in inner-city public schools for several years. Whenever possible, I sought out Mathematics coverages in order to share my understanding and love of this subject. As for Computer Science, I have several years of real world experience in software...

I'd like to help you master Mathematics, Computer Science, or both. At McGill University, one of the top universities in Canada, I tutored university students in Mathematics. After moving back to the USA, I served as a substitute teacher in inner-city public schools for several years. Whenever possible, I sought out Mathematics coverages in order to share my understanding and love of this subject. As for Computer Science, I have several years of real world experience in software development.

My teaching style is to be patient and supportive while I encourage the student to strive for excellence. My goal is for the student to understand the fundamental concepts behind the problem. Knowing how to blindly apply the right procedure to get the right answer isn't enough and will just be forgotten in a year anyway.

I enjoy working with students of all ages, from elementary school to college. As a substitute teacher, I covered all grade levels from kindergarten through 12th grade. Furthermore, I have instructed students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. If needed, I speak Spanish and French at an intermediate level.

The centerpiece of my professional life has been explaining challenging concepts in STEM fields in a way that the average person can understand. As a software developer, I have frequently explained complex technical topics to non-technical stakeholders. As a technical writer, I documented cutting-edge technology so that non-technical stakeholders could understand how it works. As a tutor and substitute teacher, I have helped students of all skill levels grasp challenging mathematical concepts.

Mathematics and numbers have always fascinated me. In college, I minored in Mathematics. I have a solid understanding of the K-12 mathematics curriculum, including Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus. I can also help you with many college-level topics, including Calculus and Differential Equations. Moreover, I can help you improve on the Mathematics section of


Education

North Central College, Naperville, il
CS with Math minor

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher. Most of my coverages were at elementary and middle schools, so I have extensive experience working with students in these grade levels. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I empathize with students learning Elementary Math as to where they are in the overall K-12 Mathematics curriculum. I treat Elementary Math not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher, including coverage of Algebra classes. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I focus on a steady, methodical, step-by-step approach to solving Algebra problems which is understandable to students learning Algebra for the first time. I treat Algebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher, including coverage of Algebra classes. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I focus on a steady, methodical, step-by-step approach to solving Algebra problems which is understandable to students learning Algebra for the first time. I treat Algebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher. A plurality of my coverages were at middle schools, so I have extensive experience working with students in the middle grades. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I empathize with students learning Prealgebra as to where they are in the overall K-12 Mathematics curriculum. I treat Prealgebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher, including coverage of Algebra classes. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I focus on a steady, methodical, step-by-step approach to solving Algebra problems which is understandable to students learning Algebra for the first time. I treat Algebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher, including coverage of Algebra classes. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I focus on a steady, methodical, step-by-step approach to solving Algebra problems which is understandable to students learning Algebra for the first time. I treat Algebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher. A plurality of my coverages were at middle schools, so I have extensive experience working with students in the middle grades. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I empathize with students learning Prealgebra as to where they are in the overall K-12 Mathematics curriculum. I treat Prealgebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher, including high school Mathematics classes. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I focus on a steady, methodical, step-by-step approach to solving Trigonometry problems which is understandable to students learning Trigonometry for the first time. I treat Trigonometry not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher, including coverage of Algebra classes. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I focus on a steady, methodical, step-by-step approach to solving Algebra problems which is understandable to students learning Algebra for the first time. I treat Algebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher, including coverage of Algebra classes. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I focus on a steady, methodical, step-by-step approach to solving Algebra problems which is understandable to students learning Algebra for the first time. I treat Algebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher. A plurality of my coverages were at middle schools, so I have extensive experience working with students in the middle grades. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I empathize with students learning Prealgebra as to where they are in the overall K-12 Mathematics curriculum. I treat Prealgebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher, including coverage of Algebra classes. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I focus on a steady, methodical, step-by-step approach to solving Algebra problems which is understandable to students learning Algebra for the first time. I treat Algebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.
Algebra 2

Algebra 2

I have extensive classroom experience as a substitute teacher, including coverage of Algebra classes. I have a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Mathematics and a 790 on the Mathematics section of the SAT. I focus on a steady, methodical, step-by-step approach to solving Algebra problems which is understandable to students learning Algebra for the first time. I treat Algebra not only as a subject which is important for its own sake, but also as a way to develop higher-level thinking and problem solving skills.

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$30/hour

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