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Sean O.

Enthusiastic, Effective Math Tutor

Enthusiastic, Effective Math Tutor

$15/hour

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My name is Sean. I am an undergraduate majoring in mathematics and physics. Since I was quite young I have been fascinated by science especially physics and its use of mathematics to capture nature in elegant mathematical laws. In addition, I find the purely abstract world of mathematical objects inherently interesting. In my time as a student I have developed an appreciation for teaching as a skill and have sought to develop it in my self.

I have tutored Algebra, Calculus, and introductory...

My name is Sean. I am an undergraduate majoring in mathematics and physics. Since I was quite young I have been fascinated by science especially physics and its use of mathematics to capture nature in elegant mathematical laws. In addition, I find the purely abstract world of mathematical objects inherently interesting. In my time as a student I have developed an appreciation for teaching as a skill and have sought to develop it in my self.

I have tutored Algebra, Calculus, and introductory physics at my college for the past two years. I have helped several students raise their grade, some by several letters. Students I have worked with tend to have one or more of four barriers to improvement: they (1) use inneficient study techniques (2) miss the underlying simplicity of a concept (3) have a gap in essential knowledge or (4) have developed anxiety around the subject.

As a tutor I share the study techniques that have led to my success in math and physics. Recognizing that not everybody learns best in the same way, I also try to encourage students to experiment with different techniques until they know what works for them. When teaching a particular concept I work hard to come up with an explanation that is elegant and intuitively simple. This practice has been essential to my success and makes learning/teaching it fun. Learning math and, less so, physics, is like building a long chain. You cannot skip a single link. The majority of students have built many isolated chains and often only recognize this when placed on the other side of a homework set or exam. As a tutor I seek to spot gaps in knowledge and aim to point them out and fill them as soon as possible. Finally, I am a very enthusiastic, lighthearted tutor and try to present material in a way that makes it look easy and conquerable for the student. When I was younger I actually had math anxiety until I learned the proper approach to learning the subject. Once I did, math became harmless and, while not always easy, very fun.


Education

Allegheny College
Math and Physics

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Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am in the junior year of my undergraduate physics/math degree. I have completed the introductory calculus track and am taking more advanced courses like Real analysis and an Introduction to functions of a complex variable which assume the mastery of algebra and calculus.
Algebra 2

Algebra 2

I am in the junior year of my undergraduate physics/math degree. I have completed the introductory calculus track and am taking more advanced courses which assume mastery of algebra.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am in the junior year of my undergraduate physics/math degree. I have completed the introductory calculus track and am taking more advanced courses like Real analysis and an Introduction to functions of a complex variable which assume the mastery of algebra and calculus.
Algebra 2

Algebra 2

I am in the junior year of my undergraduate physics/math degree. I have completed the introductory calculus track and am taking more advanced courses which assume mastery of algebra.

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am in the junior year of my undergraduate physics/math degree. I have completed the introductory calculus track and am taking more advanced courses like Real analysis and an Introduction to functions of a complex variable which assume the mastery of algebra and calculus.
Algebra 2

Algebra 2

I am in the junior year of my undergraduate physics/math degree. I have completed the introductory calculus track and am taking more advanced courses which assume mastery of algebra.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am in the junior year of my undergraduate physics/math degree. I have completed the introductory calculus track and am taking more advanced courses like Real analysis and an Introduction to functions of a complex variable which assume the mastery of algebra and calculus.
Algebra 2

Algebra 2

I am in the junior year of my undergraduate physics/math degree. I have completed the introductory calculus track and am taking more advanced courses which assume mastery of algebra.
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Response time: 50 minutes

$15/hour

Sean O.

$15/hour

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  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Sean

Response time: 50 minutes