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Gene G.

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

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

$30/hour

  • 753 hours tutoring

  • Sherman, TX 75092

About Gene


Bio

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 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.


Education

University of Texas, Arlington
Elec. Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Sherman, TX 75092
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/21/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

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.

Computer

Microsoft Excel

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.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel

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.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

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.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was the math class that started my love for mathematics and led to a very satisfying technical career as an Electrical Engineer. I love solving puzzles, which is exactly what this subject is to me. This is where I really started to learn how to analyze a problem and come up with the solution.
Prealgebra,

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.
SAT Math

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." I have all of the official released sample tests since 2005. We can use these to both identify where a student needs skill updates, and for practice to build your confidence. 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.

Math

ACT Math,

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

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

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was the math class that started my love for mathematics and led to a very satisfying technical career as an Electrical Engineer. I love solving puzzles, which is exactly what this subject is to me. This is where I really started to learn how to analyze a problem and come up with the solution.
Prealgebra,

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.
SAT Math

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." I have all of the official released sample tests since 2005. We can use these to both identify where a student needs skill updates, and for practice to build your confidence. 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.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was the math class that started my love for mathematics and led to a very satisfying technical career as an Electrical Engineer. I love solving puzzles, which is exactly what this subject is to me. This is where I really started to learn how to analyze a problem and come up with the solution.
Prealgebra

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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

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.
GED,

GED

I can help students with all math portions of the GED test. I've successfully helped students pass the GED to improve their lives or careers.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was the math class that started my love for mathematics and led to a very satisfying technical career as an Electrical Engineer. I love solving puzzles, which is exactly what this subject is to me. This is where I really started to learn how to analyze a problem and come up with the solution.
SAT Math

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." I have all of the official released sample tests since 2005. We can use these to both identify where a student needs skill updates, and for practice to build your confidence. 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.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

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.
GED,

GED

I can help students with all math portions of the GED test. I've successfully helped students pass the GED to improve their lives or careers.
SAT Math

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." I have all of the official released sample tests since 2005. We can use these to both identify where a student needs skill updates, and for practice to build your confidence. 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.

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great Algebra 1 tutor

Gene is tutoring my daughter. Only one lesson so far but she is happy with him and feels he was helpful. I, the mom, feel really good about Gene and look forward to a great future for my daughter with his help and knowledge! He was a very nice and polite man!

Darla, 17 lessons with Gene

Singing his praises!

Gene is a breath of fresh air. He clicked with my son and I right away. We are both feeling very encouraged about learning math. Gene is more about getting my son to the point where we no longer need him. That's what Gene considers success! Me too! Until that day comes, we are honored to have him.

Tracie, 22 lessons with Gene

Great first meeting

Could not have asked for a better experience. My son feels a lot better about algebra and he outlook for that class has improved.

David, 17 lessons with Gene

First lesson and we feel great

My son said he already feels better about going to Algebra. We are excited to see how much better he feels after lesson number 2

Lesley, 4 lessons with Gene

Grades appear to be rising

Has been working with my Grandson on 8th grade math. Grades appear to be rising and he has a better understanding of the tasks.

Gay, 16 lessons with Gene

Awsome tutor

Gene took the time to teach me how relations and functions relate to my coursework in algebra 222. A knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, and generous tutor who will not stop supporting you even after the session is closed! I highly recommend his services.

Krissy, 1 lesson with Gene

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

Stays on track, and most of all explains his mathematical reasoning behind the problems. No rush, or hurry. Learned the basics of Geometry in under 30 MINUTES!

Deni, 11 lessons with Gene

Very Patient and Understanding

Gene is very patient and understanding. He was very well prepared for each lesson. I never had any doubt of his skills and preparation through out our entire time together.

Alberto, 7 lessons with Gene

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, 29 lessons with Gene

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