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Jack P.

Ashburn, VA

$65/hour

Making Math Enjoyable... and learning along the way

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50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/7/14
4.9 average from 18 ratings
Probabilities and Statistics
— Joseph F., Sterling, VA on 5/31/16

$65/Hour


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US Military Academy (West Point)
Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's
University of Central Florida
PhD

Education

US Military Academy (West Point) (Mathematics)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)

University of Central Florida (PhD)

About Jack

I taught undergraduate mathematics at West Point for over 10 years. Along the way, I have tutored many students from high school through graduate school. I have a good sense of humor and you should enjoy our sessions. Whenever possible, I use real-world problems and applications so the concepts make sense.

I have taught courses in Algebra, Statistics, Probability, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Functions, Linear Algebra, and Math Modeling. Along with teaching, I have been a judge for the COMAP Modeling in Mathematics competitions. These are two international modeling competitions held annually -- one for HS level students and the other for undergraduate college students. The competitions stress the importance of teamwork, sound modeling techniques, organization and technical writing.

I am firm believer of ensuring the student really understands the concepts and knows how and where to apply them. While some formulas and expressions need to be committed to memory, I am not a fan of simply memorizing lots of test questions to study for a test. A deeper understanding of the material to take the mystery, guesswork and fear out of success in mathematics is key.

My academic background:
BS in Mathematics/Operations Research from the US Military Academy (West Point)
MS in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology -- courses in statistics, design of experiments, queuing, linear programming, inventory and distribution systems, regression, probability theory, mathematical analysis, and differential equations
PhD in Industrial Engineering from U of Central Florida -- coursework in statistics, business analysis, ergonomics, human factors engineering, data analysis
I taught undergraduate mathematics at West Point for over 10 years. Along the way, I have tutored many students from high school through graduate school. I have a good sense of humor and you should enjoy our sessions. Whenever possible, I use real-world problems and applications so the concepts make sense.

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Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Ashburn, VA 20148
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Probabilities and Statistics"

- Joseph F., Sterling, VA on 5/31/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Linear Algebra

I have a Masters of Science from GA Tech in Operations Research and a PhD from U of Central Florida in Industrial Engineering.
I have taught Linear Algebra 6 of the 9 years that I was an Assistant Prof. in the Dept. of Mathematical Sciences at West Point.
I am very comfortable teaching Linear Algebra.

US Military Academy (West Point)
Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's
University of Central Florida
PhD

Education

US Military Academy (West Point) (Mathematics)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)

University of Central Florida (PhD)

Probabilities and Statistics

Extremely knowledgeable about the subject matters and a great communicator able to explain the most difficult models in simple terms.

— Joseph F., Sterling, VA on 5/31/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jack will travel within 1 miles of Ashburn, VA 20148.