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Gene G.

Sherman, TX

$30/hr

You can do it! I'll show you how.

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Great tutor!
— Jim, Sherman, TX on 2/9/15

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University of Texas, Arlington
Elec. Engineering

Education

University of Texas, Arlington (Elec. Engineering)

About Gene

I am a retired Electrical Engineer, having spent 30+ years with a major semiconductor manufacturer, so I've actually used a lot of the stuff that you are now learning. I was in honors classes throughout high school, and in college I was elected to Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society and Eta Kappa Nu – Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society.

During my career, I have extensive experience with teaching and coaching new engineers and technicians, both individually and in groups. I have developed training programs to teach people the underlying basic principles of the subject matter from an intuitive point of view that is rarely, if ever, found in textbooks.

I like most to work one on one with individuals. First, I ensure that you understand the basic principles of the topic at hand. I don't just show you how to do it. I also explain why it works that way to deepen your understanding so you can better apply it to solving problems. Then I coach you to think your own way through how to apply those principles to specific problems. This includes asking questions that will start the thought processes that will let you solve the problem, providing increasingly detailed hints, as needed, about what to consider along the way. I find that this is a superior method of learning. When you find the answer to something that you have spent some personal effort on, the answer “sticks” much better than if someone had simply shown you how to do it. It’s that “aha moment” that makes you remember it! More than that, when you're working on problems on your own, you learn what works as well as what doesn't work. That's important!

My goal is to help you learn both the subject matter and how to work with it. As you get practice doing your normal school work, you get better and better at it. After a while, even those dreaded “word problems” are not so scary. (Yeah, I used to hate them, too!)

To minimize your cost, there are some good, free online learning resources that I can direct you to so you can do a lot of the learning on your own if you want and only get help for those tough spots. You can decide how much or how little help you need.

I want to help you get to the point where you can confidently take on new problems without the need for any outside help. Show up for your next math test confident instead of scared! You may be surprised at what you can do.
I am a retired Electrical Engineer, having spent 30+ years with a major semiconductor manufacturer, so I've actually used a lot of the stuff that you are now learning. I was in honors classes throughout high school, and in college I was elected to Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society and Eta Kappa Nu – Electrical and Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Sherman, TX 75092
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"Great tutor!"

- Jim, Sherman, TX on 2/9/15

"Makes you go "Wow, so that's how easy it was". Incredible Tutor. 5/5 Stars "

- Deni, Henderson, NV on 7/10/15

"Very Patient and Understanding"

- Alberto, Eagle Pass, TX on 3/25/15

"Excellent Communicator and Teacher"

- Sheryl, Sherman, TX on 9/24/14

"Great tutor. He does a lot prep work for the tutoring session."

- Daniel, Homer City, PA on 9/15/14

"Definitely the Tutor You Need If You Are Math Challenged"

- Terry, Sherman, TX on 7/10/14

"Hats off to Gene G. Whoop Whoop!"

- Lauri, Denison, TX on 7/7/14

"Great German Tutor"

- CAROLE, Punta Gorda, FL on 1/30/14

"Knowledgeable and helpful!!!"

- Clint, Denison, TX on 3/9/13

"Very Pleased."

- Richard, Sherman, TX on 6/21/12
English:
Grammar
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GED,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Microsoft Excel

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ACT Math

ACT math includes a broad spectrum of topics including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, graphing and some basic statistical concepts. The tests include a healthy dose of "word problems". Using a study guide, I can help you master all of these areas and teach you how to fit those word problems into what you know how to do. You'll learn from clear explanations of the math principles and coaching so you learn how to actually use those principles to solve sample problems.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 includes: linear equations, linear inequalities, exponents, quadratic equations, polynomials and factoring, among other topics. Let me explain these and other topics so they actually make sense.

I focus on teaching you the "how" and "why" so you understand how the math works. Then I'll teach you how to use it on sample problems by coaching you on how to figure out when and how to apply what you've learned. When you take a test, you will have confidence that you know how to do the math and you will get better grades.

You can do it. I'll show you how.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 expands on the topics from Algebra 1 and adds some new ones, including logarithms, exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomial functions, range and domain of functions. As in Algebra 1, I'll explain these and other topics so they actually make sense, then teach you how to use what you've learned.

I focus on teaching you the "how" and "why" so you understand how the math works. Then I'll teach you how to use it on sample problems by coaching you on how to figure out when and how to apply what you've learned. When you take a test, you will have confidence that you know how to do the math and you will get better grades.

You can do it. I'll show you how.

Elementary Math

Elementary math includes all of the basic arithmetic topics. These include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I can show the student how to study these for the best effect.

Other areas include fractions, decimal numbers, percents, rates and ratios. These are difficult concepts to many of us the first time we see them, but with proper explanation and examples they become clear.

Basic math also also includes some basic Geometry concepts, like area and volume, and it introduces those dreaded "word problems". I teach my students how to translate from English to the language of mathematics. It's very difficult at first, but once you learn a few principles and get some practice, it gets a lot easier.

GED

I can help students with all areas of the GED test. My specialty is math, and I'm also quite well versed in the rules and use of the English language. See my subject qualifications for Elementary Math, Algebra and English.

Grammar

I have very good English skills. I can help you with reading comprehension, sentence structure, parts of speech, punctuation, when to use the apostrophe (and when NOT to use it), and lots more.

Microsoft Excel

I can show you how to make an Excel spreadsheet give you the answers you need by using formulas, built-in functions, named ranges, data lookup, and macros for tougher problems. I have used Excel extensively for my own projects and professionally in my career. Also, Google spreadsheets (in Google Docs) are modeled after Excel, so you can use what you learn and have your own "cloud computing" platform for free.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra covers such things as basic equations, graphing, and fractions. These topics are used throughout all of your algebra studies and beyond.

I focus on teaching you the "how" and "why" so you understand how the math works. Then I'll teach you how to use it on sample problems by coaching you on how to figure out when and how to apply what you've learned. When you take a test, you will have confidence that you know how to do the math and you will get better grades.

You can do it. I'll show you how.

Precalculus

Precalculus goes deeper into algebra and includes new topics such as complex numbers, factoring quadratics where the first coefficient is not 1, solution of systems of equations with more than two unknowns, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, partial fractions, and new conic sections such as ellipses and hyperbolas. I am well-versed in all of these topics and I can help you understand these challenging topics. Understanding what's "under the hood" can make them much less difficult to master!

SAT Math

SAT math includes a broad spectrum of topics including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, graphing and some basic statistical concepts. The tests include a healthy dose of "word problems". Using a study guide, I can help you master all of these areas and teach you how to fit those word problems into what you know how to do. You'll learn from clear explanations of the math principles and coaching so you learn how to actually use those principles to solve sample problems.

University of Texas, Arlington
Elec. Engineering

Education

University of Texas, Arlington (Elec. Engineering)

Great tutor! — Gene has done an excellent job with my son! I highly recommend him......he is five stars all the way. He treats the student like a young adult and speaks on a level that they can understand! ...

— Jim, Sherman, TX on 2/9/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

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Gene will travel within 20 miles of Sherman, TX 75092.

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