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Jacob M.

Math PhD & software engineer who loves teaching

Math PhD & software engineer who loves teaching

$90/hour

  • 1,252 hours tutoring

About Jacob


Bio

I'm a Math PhD working as a software engineer and data scientist at a startup in Austin. I'm doing this because it's fun and I love teaching.

I taught for ten semesters at the University of Pittsburgh as a lecturer and recitation instructor, and tutored about 2,500 hours during that time (not all on WyzAnt). I've had rewarding tutoring relationships with students at all levels, from elementary to graduate.

I'm happy to chat by phone or online prior to scheduling a tutoring session, if...

I'm a Math PhD working as a software engineer and data scientist at a startup in Austin. I'm doing this because it's fun and I love teaching.

I taught for ten semesters at the University of Pittsburgh as a lecturer and recitation instructor, and tutored about 2,500 hours during that time (not all on WyzAnt). I've had rewarding tutoring relationships with students at all levels, from elementary to graduate.

I'm happy to chat by phone or online prior to scheduling a tutoring session, if you have questions or want to get to know me a bit first.


Education

University of Pittsburgh
Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh
Masters

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Subjects

Computer

Mathematica,

Mathematica

I did much of my PhD Research using Mathematica and MatLab. The programs I had to write made me highly proficient in both for solving practical computing problems.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I did much of my PhD Research using Mathematica and MatLab. The programs I had to write made me highly proficient in both for solving practical computing problems. I've also used MatLab for some neural network applications.
Java

Corporate Training

Java

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th)

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a PhD student in mathematics with five semesters of lecture- and recitation-style instruction experience. I also have a unique understanding of the psychology of young children, as I have four children, ages 4, 3, 2, 1; the four-year-old is autistic, and as a result I've gone through the process of setting up an IEP and working with therapists.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Perfect SAT Math score; Math PhD student with five semesters teaching and tutoring experience.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I received a perfect score on SAT math section. I am a PhD student in mathematics with private tutoring and lecture experience.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a Pitt PhD student and I taught 5 semesters of Calculus II and Calculus III at Pitt.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a PhD student in mathematics with five semesters of lecture- and recitation-style instruction experience. I also have a unique understanding of the psychology of young children, as I have four children, ages 4, 3, 2, 1; the four-year-old is autistic, and as a result I've gone through the process of setting up an IEP and working with therapists.
Physics,

Physics

I earned 5's on AP Physics for Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. I went on to tutor physics at the University of Pittsburgh.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PhD student with five semesters teaching experience in Math. Perfect SAT Math score.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am a PhD student in Mathematics with 5 semesters of teaching experience and 5 years of intermittent tutoring experience in Calculus and Physics.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am a math PhD student with five semesters' experience. I received a perfect score on the Math SAT section.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a PhD student with five semesters teaching experience; perfect score on Math SAT
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Perfect SAT Math score; Math PhD student with five semesters teaching and tutoring experience.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I received a perfect score on SAT math section. I am a PhD student in mathematics with private tutoring and lecture experience.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a Pitt PhD student and I taught 5 semesters of Calculus II and Calculus III at Pitt.
Mathematica,

Mathematica

I did much of my PhD Research using Mathematica and MatLab. The programs I had to write made me highly proficient in both for solving practical computing problems.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I did much of my PhD Research using Mathematica and MatLab. The programs I had to write made me highly proficient in both for solving practical computing problems. I've also used MatLab for some neural network applications.
Physics,

Physics

I earned 5's on AP Physics for Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. I went on to tutor physics at the University of Pittsburgh.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PhD student with five semesters teaching experience in Math. Perfect SAT Math score.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am a PhD student in Mathematics with 5 semesters of teaching experience and 5 years of intermittent tutoring experience in Calculus and Physics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a math PhD student with five semesters' experience. I received a perfect score on the Math SAT section.
Differential Equations

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Perfect SAT Math score; Math PhD student with five semesters teaching and tutoring experience.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I received a perfect score on SAT math section. I am a PhD student in mathematics with private tutoring and lecture experience.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a Pitt PhD student and I taught 5 semesters of Calculus II and Calculus III at Pitt.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a PhD student in mathematics with five semesters of lecture- and recitation-style instruction experience. I also have a unique understanding of the psychology of young children, as I have four children, ages 4, 3, 2, 1; the four-year-old is autistic, and as a result I've gone through the process of setting up an IEP and working with therapists.
Physics,

Physics

I earned 5's on AP Physics for Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. I went on to tutor physics at the University of Pittsburgh.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PhD student with five semesters teaching experience in Math. Perfect SAT Math score.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I am a PhD student in Mathematics with 5 semesters of teaching experience and 5 years of intermittent tutoring experience in Calculus and Physics.

Science

Physics

Physics

I earned 5's on AP Physics for Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. I went on to tutor physics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Perfect SAT Math score; Math PhD student with five semesters teaching and tutoring experience.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I received a perfect score on SAT math section. I am a PhD student in mathematics with private tutoring and lecture experience.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a Pitt PhD student and I taught 5 semesters of Calculus II and Calculus III at Pitt.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a PhD student in mathematics with five semesters of lecture- and recitation-style instruction experience. I also have a unique understanding of the psychology of young children, as I have four children, ages 4, 3, 2, 1; the four-year-old is autistic, and as a result I've gone through the process of setting up an IEP and working with therapists.
Physics,

Physics

I earned 5's on AP Physics for Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. I went on to tutor physics at the University of Pittsburgh.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am a math PhD student with five semesters' experience. I received a perfect score on the Math SAT section.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a PhD student with five semesters teaching experience; perfect score on Math SAT
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am a math PhD student with five semesters' experience. I received a perfect score on the Math SAT section.

Examples of Expertise


Jacob has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (590 ratings)
5 star
(569)
4 star
(19)
3 star
(1)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and relatable

Helped with Homework and practiced skill. Pointed out areas of weakness that needs to be strengthened. Received recommendation for further study by providing free resource.

Cheri, 2 lessons with Jacob

Very in depth and helpful with understanding topics

I had three tutoring sessions with Jake this semester for my calc 2 class. And every time I left the session I felt way more confident about the topics we discussed. Jake was extremely strong at answering the tough questions and breaking them down to be understood easier. Would recommend him to anybody for calculus.

Nathan, 3 lessons with Jacob

Good tutor

Always good to work with Jacob. He and my son work well together. Makes the sessions fun while learning. Jacob is very knowledgable and seems to relate well to all ages. Glad we found him.

Adele, 20 lessons with Jacob

Knowledgeable in the topic

We talked about the definite integral and the limit of sums. This was in preparation for an upcoming Calculus test. I feel more prepared now knowing how to differentiate between the two types of questions.

Alec, 1 lesson with Jacob

Very knowlegeable tutor

He helped me and explained each step of the work He has very deep knowledge of mathematics I speak high of him and will strongly recommend him He is the best tutor one can find

John, 4 lessons with Jacob

Very good at meeting at skill level

First meeting was very helpful for me to practice with complex numbers but I need more practice to become more comfortable with testing.

Diane, 3 lessons with Jacob

Very Understanding

Today, I asked for help with Physics 2 to make sure I understood the material. I told him that my professor asks students to solve equations symbolically before substituting values and he immediately began emphasizing the methodology of doing so with what he taught. He also went through my textbook and chose some more in-depth questions to walk me through.

Jacob, 8 lessons with Jacob

Excellent Math Tutor

Jake is a very thoughtful tutor and knows his complex math very well. Neither of us were sure this would work out given this was an on-line lesson as well as the complex nature of the problems; however after discussing the concepts and getting explanations the problems became easier to understand. We completed some problems in a workbook in preparation for a final and hope to do some additional work if we can find mutually agreeable times for these lessons.

Joseph, 13 lessons with Jacob

Great Tutor

Jacob has been a great tutor so far and is helped my daughter in just 2 sessions to better understand her Precalculis.

Andrea, 4 lessons with Jacob
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$90/hour

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