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Brent S.

Knoxville, TN

$50/hour

Advanced Math Tutor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/22/16
5.0 average from 19 ratings
Knowledgable and easy to understand
— Michelle, Knoxville, TN on 9/20/16

$50/Hour


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Middle Tennessee State University
Mathematics
Indiana University
Master's

Education

Middle Tennessee State University (Mathematics)

Indiana University (Master's)

About Brent

Through the years, I've had several students tell me that they had never really understood math until working with me. That's why I do what I do: I want people to understand the beauty and the power of mathematics, and I'm good at getting that understanding across to students. Of course, we all need to pass tests as well, and I can help you with that too. We'll break every problem down. We'll understand our tools and know when to use them. My approach to teaching/tutoring is to meet students where they are and explain math concepts in a way that each student can understand. Because not all students learn the same way, I am flexible in my teaching style, but do find that clear explanation of subject matter with supported practice is the most affective approach to teaching mathematics. My initial sessions tend to focus on getting to know students' needs, setting goals for our future sessions, and establishing a plan for future work.

Most recently I taught advanced High School math and Algebra II. Prior to teaching in high school, I taught at Indiana University and tutored there and at Middle Tennessee State University, as well. All together, I have beyond 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have earned my Masters in Mathematics from Indiana University, and have also completed work toward my PhD. I am comfortable and confident tutoring all high school and college level courses. I have also received additional training to teach Internationale Baccalaureate (IB) courses.

Math is a skill that anyone can learn. Whether you're a great student wanting to take the next step, or struggling just to pass, or anywhere in between, please contact me to discuss how I can help you meet your goals.
Through the years, I've had several students tell me that they had never really understood math until working with me. That's why I do what I do: I want people to understand the beauty and the power of mathematics, and I'm good at getting that understanding across to students. Of course, we all need to pass tests as well, and I can help you with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Knoxville, TN 37909
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgable and easy to understand"

- Michelle, Knoxville, TN on 9/20/16

"Knowledgeable and Patient tutor"

- Jessica, Knoxville, TN on 7/17/16

"Explains problem solving extremely well."

- Griffin, Germantown, MD on 10/26/15

"Easy to understand - very helpful"

- Gail, Knoxville, TN on 10/15/15
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Actuarial Science

I have beyond a masters in math. I considered becoming an actuary before deciding to go a different route. I passed 2 of the actuary exams myself. I understand the format of the tests; I know the material, and I know what it takes to pass the exams. Prior to teaching in high school, I taught at Indiana University and tutored there and at Middle Tennessee State University, as well.

Algebra 1

I have over 10 years experience teaching and tutoring algebra.

Calculus

I have over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring calculus.

Precalculus

I have seven years of teaching experience in precalculus.

Middle Tennessee State University
Mathematics
Indiana University
Master's

Education

Middle Tennessee State University (Mathematics)

Indiana University (Master's)

Knowledgable and easy to understand

Brent is tutoring my son and two of his friends for Honors Algebra 2. Each student improved their unit test scores after just one session. Brent was able to explain concepts in a way they understood. Very pleased!

— Michelle, Knoxville, TN on 9/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brent will travel within 20 miles of Knoxville, TN 37909.