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Bob M.

Arlington, VA

$40/hour

Math! Arithmetic, algebra, calculus! Math! I can help.

5+ Hours
4.8 average from 5 ratings
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— Pilar, Arlington, VA on 3/19/17

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George Mason University
mathematics
George Mason University
Graduate Coursework

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George Mason University (mathematics)

George Mason University (Graduate Coursework)

About Bob

I hold a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from George Mason University, where I also completed 24 credits in a Master's program in Mathematics, where I focused on linear algebra and number theory. After 15 years working as a data analyst, I have returned to my roots and would like to share my love and respect for math. I believe that basic math skills are as important as any other subject and I want to help make math accessible and understandable, and perhaps even enjoyable.

I have been a site based math tutor for the past year and a half but am looking for more flexible tutoring options. As a lover of mathematics at its higher levels, I enjoy working with older students on challenging algebra and calculus concepts. As the father of a young daughter, I feel comfortable working with the youngest learners to help with counting, arithmetic and basic operations.

I can offer a great deal of flexibility. I can work with all sorts of learners: young children, middle schoolers, high schoolers, college students and continuing education students. I can help catch up on coursework, help improve grades or challenge students to get ahead. I can also help with test preparation. And I have a flexible schedule, with morning availability and evening availability, both on weekdays and weekends.

Nothing bothers me more than to hear a student say, "I'm bad at math." I do not let a student simply write off a large portion of their education simply because they have become disillusioned. I love math and mathematics education is my passion, and I would value the opportunity to help you or your child achieve your math-related goals.
I hold a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from George Mason University, where I also completed 24 credits in a Master's program in Mathematics, where I focused on linear algebra and number theory. After 15 years working as a data analyst, I have returned to my roots and would like to share my love and respect for math. I believe that basic math Read more

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3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Arlington, VA 22204

"Great tutor!"

- Pilar, Arlington, VA on 3/19/17
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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Linear Algebra

At university, I concentrated on algebraic topics. Linear algebra was one of my strongest subjects. As a graduate student, I taught a 200-level matrix algebra course in place of the graduate department chair, who was traveling overseas. My graduate thesis concerned a specific class of non-square matrices and the undirected graphs that they implied.

SOL

In my tutoring work with other students, I have been doing SOL Math prep for 2 years. I am well versed in and can confidently coach all of the material that the SOL exam covers. Additionally, I understand how important test-taking strategies are and I can help the student employ these (for example, ruling out incorrect answers and educated guessing.)

I am an Arlington, VA resident and a prospective teacher where I will be held to the VA State Standards, so I am well versed in what they require.

George Mason University
mathematics
George Mason University
Graduate Coursework

Education

George Mason University (mathematics)

George Mason University (Graduate Coursework)

Great tutor!

Bob reviewed trig with my daughter for her quiz this week and after meeting with him she finally understood the topics she had trouble with and she was overall really pleased with him.

— Pilar, Arlington, VA on 3/19/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bob will travel within 6 miles of Arlington, VA 22204.