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Reid C.

College Station, TX

$35/hour

Knowledgeable and Experienced Math and Science Tutor

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
4.9 average from 90 ratings
knows his stuff
— Adaugo, College Station, TX on 11/28/16

$35/Hour


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Texas A&M University
Current Mechanical Engineering Major

Education

Texas A&M University (Current Mechanical Engineering Major)

About Reid

I myself have always loved learning. The desire to understand an economic principle, a physical process, or a mathematical theorem is what drives my own learning. Once I have that understanding, I never get tired of revisiting it, especially to help someone get their own grasp of the concept for themselves. I love the subjects, I know them in and out, and I will enthusiastically work towards assisting you while you learn about these subjects like I did.

I graduated first in my high school class of 590 students, was a National Merit Commended Scholar, have earned ten 5s on various AP tests, and am currently a 4.0 honors student at Texas A&M's College of Engineering.

I have worked hard my entire scholastic career, and I will continue to work hard to come prepared to meetings, to teach to your individual level, and to make your tutoring experience great. My approach is to go beyond simply teaching the equations or methods to solve a specific problem.

I emphasize understanding the reasoning and substance behind the material, because if you understand something, you may forget an equation, but you can still work your way through the problem. I understand that everyone learns at different rates and in different ways, so I am adamant about providing you an individualized approach. I am flexible and want to figure out what works best for you so you can succeed.

Math and science are my area of expertise. I excel in teaching calculus and AP or early college physics. Beyond that, I will tutor in any math up through differential equations or work with you on biology or chemistry. I have tutored a wide range of students from both high school and college, and I am always looking for new opportunities to help people. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask.
I myself have always loved learning. The desire to understand an economic principle, a physical process, or a mathematical theorem is what drives my own learning. Once I have that understanding, I never get tired of revisiting it, especially to help someone get their own grasp of the concept for themselves. I love the subjects, I know them in and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of College Station, TX 77840
In-person lessons

"knows his stuff"

- Adaugo, College Station, TX on 11/28/16

"Great teacher"

- Alejandra, Bryan, TX on 6/12/17

"Recommended tutor"

- Dory, College Station, TX on 2/12/17

"Knowledgeable and helpful"

- Marcus, North Richland Hills, TX on 10/25/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry
Computer:
C++,
MATLAB

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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C++

I have solid knowledge in much of the core of C++, having spent many hours programming and debugging code for my own courses and feeling strong enough in my aptitude to minor in Computer Science. I can help you with basic set-up, inputs and outputs, data types, pointers, mathematical operations, vector and array usage, switch statements, if statements, enumerations, loops, plain and recursive functions, class creation and manipulation, and most else you may learn as you are first introduced to object oriented programming. My approach to teaching this material is to help you understand how the computer reads and works through the code you write, as well as getting you more comfortable with creating algorithms to be transferred into code. If you are just learning C++, I can make sure you don't have to learn an entirely new language on your own.

Calculus

Calculus is my bread and butter. Whether you have never taken a derivative in your life, are having issues working out triple integrals, or are anywhere in between, I am happy to help you. I have taken over 3 years of calculus courses, many calculus based sciences, and continue to use calculus in my own coursework as a mechanical engineer. My comfort with this math is essential to my own success, and a tool for yours.

Chemistry

Chemistry is a science that has always been intuitive to me. My complete understanding of the material means I can explain the "whys" of this science, not just the math and problem solving behind it, and I am a firm believer that understanding something helps you to remember it. I have extensive knowledge of AP and first year college chemistry, and will do everything in my power to help transfer it to you.

Differential Equations

I have a strong knowledge of introductory differential equations. I scored a perfect score on my final exam in TAMU's standard differential equations course and understand the processes that go with solving problems within this math. Differential equations is understandably an uncomfortable departure from typical mathematical courses for many students, and requires a challenging mixture of memorization, problem solving, and application. I hope to help you identify different types of problems and patterns, as well as refine the mathematics necessary to calculate your solutions.

MATLAB

MATLAB's matrix based programs can provide powerful mathematical tools, but only if you know how to use them. I have coded many scripts and functions on MATLAB for my own courses and have become very comfortable with its syntax and layout. By helping you with MATLAB, I hope to give you a better understanding of how to think through script writing, as well as how the computer itself processes your code. If you are learning matrix manipulation, loops, functions, or other basic MATLAB capabilities, I have the knowledge to hep you succeed.

Mechanical Engineering

As a current mechanical engineering student, I constantly learn and apply mechanical engineering concepts as I move through my courses. I have earned A's in every course I have taken, which include TAMU's MEEN 225, 260, 315, 357, and CVEN 305. These courses maintain a balance of theoretical understanding and practical application, and my desire is to help you with the understanding of both.

Physics

I have studied various levels of physics for over 4 years, and as an Aggie engineering major, I constantly use the skills and methods utilized in this math heavy science. I understand where problems arise when students try to set-up and work through physics problems. My goal is to help you gain a better process for working through problems while gaining a better understanding of how the physical descriptions and math behind them work together.

Texas A&M University
Current Mechanical Engineering Major

Education

Texas A&M University (Current Mechanical Engineering Major)

knows his stuff

very straightforward, makes material clear, tries very hard to make sure his explanations are complete, adjusts well to your learning style, very polite

— Adaugo, College Station, TX on 11/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Reid will travel within 20 miles of College Station, TX 77840.