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Basics-First Math, Computer Science, and Exam Prep Tutor

Basics-First Math, Computer Science, and Exam Prep Tutor

$35/hour

  • 935 hours tutoring

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Greetings! I'm Connor, and I'm a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. All of this is to say that I've had a passion for math and learning ever since I could read! That is why I teach -- I think math and other subjects are beautiful,...

Greetings! I'm Connor, and I'm a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. All of this is to say that I've had a passion for math and learning ever since I could read! That is why I teach -- I think math and other subjects are beautiful, and to help someone understand the concepts that they once saw as mysterious and convoluted is my goal with every student.

My teaching philosophy is basics-first. Math is a unique subject in that it is a daunting task to truly understand the advanced concepts without first having what I call a "math intuition", a solid understanding of the basic concepts. In class, the teacher or professor often neglects to remind you of the fundamental principles that make the material make sense. In contrast, I focus my tutoring sessions on identifying those missing fundamentals that are making it hard to understand the math on the whiteboard. In the first session, I give every math and test-prep student a diagnostic test to identify knowledge gaps. Then, I structure every session around your learning goals, diving into fundamental concepts as necessary.

Having tutored for a total of four years, I take education very seriously. Starting in high school, I mentored middle- and high-school band students and taught show-music to groups of around 10 students at band camps. Through most of college, I worked as a math subject tutor for a tutoring company, where I taught Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, and Calculus to high-school and college students one-on-one. After I graduated, I analyzed every question of more than 10 ACT Math sections and wrote a comprehensive guide to ACT Algebra. From 2018 to 2019, I tutored middle- and high-school students in English, math, and SAT test prep at Huntington Learning Center. Today, I continue to tutor math, ACT p


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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Computer Sci, Math

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Business

GRE

GRE

I took the GRE in September of 2018 and received a verbal score of 164 (94th percentile), a quantitative score of 169 (96th percentile), and an analytical writing score of 4.5 (82nd percentile). With those scores, I was accepted into Georgia Tech's Master of Computer Science program. Aided by my experience as a professional ACT/SAT test-prep tutor, I help students prepare for the exam using the strategies and books that proved most effective when I studied for the GRE.

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I have almost three years of full-stack web development experience. Most of my experience is in backend JavaScript/Node.js, but I've worked with many other languages, such as Java, Python, C#, and C/C++. My teaching philosophy is to demonstrate computer programming using real-world examples to help students use data structures efficiently and write clean code.
C, General Computer, JavaScript

Corporate Training

General Computer, Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar

English

ACT English, Grammar

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics, including Algebra 2. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class.
Geometry,

Geometry

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class, including Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class, including Prealgebra.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class, including Precalculus.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics, including Algebra 2. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class.
Geometry,

Geometry

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class, including Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class, including Prealgebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class, including Precalculus.
Trigonometry

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics, including Algebra 2. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class.
Geometry,

Geometry

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class, including Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class, including Prealgebra.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class, including Precalculus.

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics, including Algebra 2. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class.
Geometry

Geometry

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class, including Geometry.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam, scored a 35 on the ACT, scored a 169 on the GRE quantitative section, and made an A in every math class I took in college. I'm a patient tutor who focuses on identifying gaps in students' fundamental knowledge that might be preventing them from understanding the math in class.
GRE,

GRE

I took the GRE in September of 2018 and received a verbal score of 164 (94th percentile), a quantitative score of 169 (96th percentile), and an analytical writing score of 4.5 (82nd percentile). With those scores, I was accepted into Georgia Tech's Master of Computer Science program. Aided by my experience as a professional ACT/SAT test-prep tutor, I help students prepare for the exam using the strategies and books that proved most effective when I studied for the GRE.
ACT English, ACT Science

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Connor has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Awesome tutor!

My 16yo daughter stresses over standardized tests, timed tests etc. She was dreading taking the test and procrastinated as long as she could. She loves math but I have never seen her so excited and so confident about what she just covered in one hour with him. Connor is patient, explains very clearly and uses the whiteboard, which is proving to be a method that she really gets. I don’t have to convince her to do more sessions, she asked me when can we schedule another. That’s half the battle and her enthusiasm is something you just can’t buy. Thank you, Connor, for that!! We will definitely be scheduling more sessions.

Jessica, 2 lessons with Connor

Great SAT / ACT Tutor. Great Test Tips. Thorough Patient & Good Drills Provided

Connor was a great SAT ACT Tutor. Helped with pinpointing problem areas and assigned homework to practice Very patient. Felt at ease and catered to student’s learning style. Have had many lessons with him. Always love Connor’s recap summary of the lesson so can go over notes again. Provided good tips for math and reading questions and gave good advice for time management on tests. Feel more confident in taking the SAT ACT.

C, 21 lessons with Connor

Great SAT / ACT Tutor. Great Test Tips. Thorough Patient & Good Drills Provided

Connor was a great SAT ACT Tutor. Helped with pinpointing problem areas and assigned homework to practice Very patient. Felt at ease and catered to student’s learning style. Have had many lessons with him. Always love Connor’s recap summary of the lesson so can go over notes again. Provided good tips for math and reading questions and gave good advice for time management on tests. Feel more confident in taking the SAT ACT.

C, 21 lessons with Connor

i recommend him

he's knowledgealbe and prepared tutor, he taught me patiently also. i think he is one of best tutor you can find here. he understand meterial since he has experience from work and degree from university so i definately recommend him

Sung, 24 lessons with Connor

Knowledgeable and fun

He makes learning really fun and easy. Very knowledgeable and patient. Make sure he breaks down every step so you can fully understand. Highly recommended if you want a great lesson

Rosanna, 1 lesson with Connor

Connor is awesome

Connor has been helping our son with his AP computer science for a few weeks now. I hear them laugh together and his grades and now going the right direction. I would recommend Connor without hesitancy.

Ivy , 8 lessons with Connor

Great teacher

My son really enjoyed working with him. He was very great at giving him techniques to improve. He was on time and flexible. Very professional.

Chi, 1 lesson with Connor

Taught me more in 2 hours than my class did in 2 weeks!

Connor was very knowledgeable and patient. He walked me through a very daunting C assignment and has a talent for explaining difficult concepts. He also took the time to explain data structures.

Harrison, 1 lesson with Connor

One of the best experiences I've ever had with a tutor.

Connor tutored me on multiple aspects of C coding and was extremely knowledgeable regarding all questions I had for him. I really liked how he would explain and work through the concepts first before we jumped into the code and began using those concepts. He definitely knows his stuff, and even gave me some tips on improving my code outside of my specific questions. He is also super friendly and patient.

Jared, 1 lesson with Connor
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