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Stephen H.

Salt Lake City, UT

$45/hour

Algebra I & II, Geometry, PreCalculus, AP Calculus AB, & more

Background check passed as of 10/29/14
5.0 average from 167 ratings
Exceptional Math Tutor
— Maureen, Vienna, VA on 11/5/14

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College of William and Mary
Applied Mathematics
University of Utah
Graduate Coursework

Education

College of William and Mary (Applied Mathematics)

University of Utah (Graduate Coursework)

About Stephen

From '09 to '13 I taught math full-time at a high school in Maryland (from 8th graders to seniors), after having graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2009 with a BS in Applied Mathematics. During my time teaching I taught AP Calculus AB (for 4 years), Geometry (for 3 years) and PreCalculus (for 1 year). Much of that time was working with students one on one during or outside of class. I have also been tutoring through WyzAnt since October of 2014. My students have ranged from middle school students to adults. I also teach a GED curriculum at the Salt Lake County Jail.

I understand the need for math tutors since the textbooks provide so few examples to work from! I'm a patient teacher and am able to tutor from the basic levels to the more advanced. I work to break down the problems into manageable parts, and give guidance on general problem solving tactics. I let the students do the work, and I ask leading questions to get them thinking in the right area. I don't just sit there and solve problems for them (since that doesn't help!).

I'm familiar with a depth and breadth of high school math, and am willing to put together additional problems and/or packets for them to practice on their own. I enjoy seeing students build confidence in math, since it is a crucial building block subject. I am also able to work with students on PSAT or SAT problems to hone their skills in addition to subject area tutoring. I have a somewhat flexible schedule, so I have a wide availability for tutoring. I look forward to hearing from you.
From '09 to '13 I taught math full-time at a high school in Maryland (from 8th graders to seniors), after having graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2009 with a BS in Applied Mathematics. During my time teaching I Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Background Check: Passed

"Exceptional Math Tutor"

- Maureen, Vienna, VA on 11/5/14

"Fabulous tutor!"

- Patti, Salt Lake City, UT on 12/8/16

"Excellent subject knowledge!!!!!!"

- Jennifer, Sandy, UT on 4/9/16

"AP Calculus AB"

- Ganesan, Milpitas, CA on 2/28/16

"Great tutor!"

- Brad, Salt Lake City, UT on 7/27/15

"Perfect for my child"

- Angela, Salt Lake City, UT on 2/18/15

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Troy, Bountiful, UT on 2/9/15

"Great"

- Kurt, Arlington, VA on 12/8/14

"Excellent!"

- Frauke, Sterling, VA on 12/4/14

"Explains Topic Very Well"

- Brandie, Herndon, VA on 11/15/14

"Easy Tutor to Work With"

- Elaine, Oakton, VA on 11/7/14

"Innovative Approaches!"

- Karen, Arlington, VA on 11/6/14

"Great tutor!"

- Andrew, Vienna, VA on 10/29/14
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

The ACT math test includes content from pre-algebra up to trigonometry. These are subject areas that I am very familiar with and comfortable tutoring. The test requires a breadth of math knowledge which my teaching background has prepared me to tutor.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is a subject area that I am very familiar tutoring. I taught and lived at a boarding school where the students in my residence hall were mostly 8th and 9th graders taking Algebra and I would help tutor them regularly.

Algebra 2

Having taught Calculus and Precalculus, I came across many Algebra 2 topics which I am confident in teaching or tutoring. It can be a tricky subject without a firm understanding of trigonometry, algebra I, and geometry all of which I am very familiar with. I would be able to put together additional problems and/or resources pertaining to the topic being tutored.

Calculus

I taught AP Calculus AB for four years. During that time, 51% of my students received 5s on the AP exam (the highest score possible) and the average of all my students' scores was 4.2. I have attended numerous AP Calculus conferences to pick up clever ideas to convey concepts. I work to have students break down problems into manageable parts and work through them on their own.

Geometry

I taught Geometry at the high school level for 3 years and am very familiar working with students one-on-one outside of class. I have many Geometry resources and would be able to put together practice problem packets for any student that I would be tutoring. The use of interactive software, which I have on my laptop, can be helpful in making connections in problems.

Prealgebra

Having taught high school math for years I am very familiar with all of the concepts of Prealgebra. One of my strengths as a teacher and tutor is an ability to break down problems into smaller and more manageable parts and concepts. This is a skill that would allow me to explain the topics of Prealgebra well. It is a critical subject area, as all of future math courses seek to build upon its foundations.

Precalculus

Having taught Precalculus for 1 year and Calculus for 4 years, I am very familiar with the subject material. With a solid understanding of Calculus, I would be able to help explain how some of the topics will be relevant in the student's future math courses. I can also help them navigate their TI calculator to effectively set up problems.

Probability

Having taken numerous probability and statistics courses as an undergraduate in college, probability is a subject area that I am familiar with. I have recently been studying a statistics textbook from college to brush up on the material. I am especially comfortable with dice and poker probabilities

SAT Math

Having taught a range of courses from Geometry up to AP Calculus AB, I have a wide range of experience in teaching and tutoring across many math topics - an ideal SAT math tutor. Having studied Applied Mathematics at William and Mary, I have a firm background in a variety of math subject areas. I would be happy to put together SAT Math practice problem packets as well.

Statistics

Having taken multiple statistics classes in college, I have been exposed to a wide variety of statistical concepts. Furthermore, I have recently worked through a statistics textbook on my own to brush up on concepts. I have tutored numerous students in the basics of statistics and probability.

Trigonometry

Having taught Precalculus (with a large amount of trigonometric topics), I would not only be able to help students understand Trigonometry, but also understand what types of real-world problems that it can be used to solve. It can be a difficult subject area to understand and visualize, but I would work to explain and visually demonstrate what is happening in Trigonometry. I have a number of resources available to put together practice problems.

College of William and Mary
Applied Mathematics
University of Utah
Graduate Coursework

Education

College of William and Mary (Applied Mathematics)

University of Utah (Graduate Coursework)

Exceptional Math Tutor — Steve has worked with my son for just 2 sessions and helped him raise his AP Calculus test grades from a very low grade to a B. Steve is very knowledgeable of the material, methodical in the teaching and extremely engaging in how he teaches the material. Steve's approach is to explain and then go through the process systematically, asking questions at each step to ensure of his understanding. At t ...

— Maureen, Vienna, VA on 11/5/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 20 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84105.