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Tim C.

Fairfax, VA

$17/hour

Knowledgeable and Experienced Specialist in Praxis Math and GED Math

600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/11/16
5.0 average from 142 ratings
Patient & extremely knowledgeable
— Kristina, Syracuse, NY on 6/29/17

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B.S. James Madison University
Computer Science

Education

B.S. James Madison University (Computer Science)

About Tim

I have been tutoring math in Fairfax County for more than six years. As a math tutor, I participate in a program that helps adult students complete their GED, adult high school, and career-specific certifications. I am looking to help motivated adults (of any age) who are trying to achieve the same or similar goals but are struggling with the math part.

I work as a software engineer in the computer field and have a strong background in math. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and minors in math and physics. I am very good at breaking things down and explaining math concepts or problems you are having trouble with, by using real-world examples to which you can relate. I am very patient too, so I will stick with you on any concept or problem, however long you need until the light bulb goes on. I have always enjoyed math from a very young age and have always excelled in it. I enjoy working on math and math-related problems or puzzles whenever they arise.

I have received excellent reviews and recommendations from my students and coordinators in the program in which I work, as well from my Wyzant students. I want to help (and enjoy helping) students achieve their goals and aspirations. My goal is to offer a realistically affordable, quality tutoring option to those who are looking to achieve those goals and aspirations, but are unable to afford typical tutoring prices.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you reach your goals!
I have been tutoring math in Fairfax County for more than six years. As a math tutor, I participate in a program that helps adult students complete their GED, adult high school, and career-specific certifications. I am looking to help motivated adults (of any age) who are trying to achieve the same or similar goals but are struggling with the math Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Fairfax, VA 22030
Background Check: Passed

"Patient & extremely knowledgeable"

- Kristina, Syracuse, NY on 6/29/17

"Great Praxis Core Math Tutor"

- Miriana, Fairfax, VA on 9/11/17

"Great tutor who knows his subject"

- Priscilla, Gainesville, VA on 9/7/17

"Patient Tutor"

- Susan, Woodbridge, VA on 8/31/17

"Tim saved my job!"

- Casey, Milton, VT on 8/30/17

"Caring and Personable"

- Emily, Savannah, GA on 7/8/17

"Excellent tutor... Surpassed my expectations!"

- Natasha, Slidell, LA on 6/1/17

"Extremely knowledgeable and professional"

- Michele, Clarksburg, MD on 5/21/17

"I could not have done it without Tim!!!!!"

- Susan, Gainesville, VA on 4/25/17

"Excellent, patient, flexible, thorough"

- Kevin, Brooklyn, NY on 12/12/16

"Patient and through!"

- Rebecca, Denver, CO on 12/10/16

"The guy who changed everything ...."

- Domonique, Gaithersburg, MD on 8/16/16

"Extremely patient. Produces results!"

- Cari, Bristow, VA on 8/2/16

"Great tutor with great attitude"

- Vicki, Fairfax, VA on 5/18/16

"The best tutor I had in years"

- Hector, Arlington, VA on 5/16/16

"Tim is great!"

- Katie, Gainesville, VA on 11/18/15

"Perfect tutor ever."

- Eric, Washington, DC on 9/12/15

"Thorough and very knowledgeable"

- Tony, Centreville, VA on 6/28/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, GED,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Trigonometry
Science:
Praxis
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
GED,
Praxis
Computer:
C,
Computer Programming
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ASVAB

For over six years I have extensively tutored all of the topics covered by the math section of the ASVAB exam, helping students pass the exam and achieve their goal of joining the U.S. military. I have helped students learn the ASVAB basics like arithmetic and fractions all the way up through geometry and statistics. I am very familiar with the ASVAB math exam content and testing strategies that can be used. Additionally, I have taken many different ASVAB math practice exams and always achieved extremely high scores. Please note that I only tutor ASVAB math (Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics Knowledge) at this time.

C

I studied C programming in college as part of my computer science degree. I have been programming in C for over 20 years as a software engineer. In my career, I have developed many software products and modules in C. Due to my expertise, I have given assistance to my colleagues whenever they encountered problems writing C programs or had problems understanding C concepts.

Computer Programming

I majored in computer science in college and have been working as a software engineer/programmer for over 20 years. I am proficient in Java and C, and have classroom and professional experience with C++ as well. In addition, I also have a lot of professional experience with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, as well as web frameworks, including Spring and Struts. I have used these languages on a daily basis to develop software systems for the government and non-government customers.

GED

I have been tutoring math in Fairfax County for more than six years. As a math tutor, I participate in a program that helps adult students complete their GED, adult high school, and career-specific certifications. I am looking to help motivated adults (of any age) who are trying to achieve the same or similar goals but are struggling with the math part.

Praxis

For over six years I have extensively tutored all of the topics covered by the math section of the Praxis exam, including Praxis Core Math (5732) and Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects, Mathematics Subtest (5001/5003). Over the past year in 2016 and 2017, I took the Praxis Core Math test four times and the Multiple Subjects Test: Mathematics Subtest two times and achieved a perfect score each time. I am very familiar with the exam content, have excellent practice resources, and offer effective testing strategies.

Below are the score changes of my 9 most recent students. The student's previous high score is shown on the left:

Not Taken Before --> 156 (Praxis Core Math - 5732),
140 --> 172 (Praxis Core Math - 5732),
Not Taken Before --> 154 (Praxis Core Math - 5732),
134 --> 172 (Praxis Core Math - 5732),
140 --> 156 (Praxis Core Math - 5732),
126 --> 176 (Praxis Core Math - 5732),
137 --> 152 (Praxis Core Math - 5732),
148 --> 168 (Praxis Core Math - 5732),
Not Taken Before --> 172 (Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects, Math Subtest - 5003).

Please note that I only tutor Praxis math at this time.

B.S. James Madison University
Computer Science

Education

B.S. James Madison University (Computer Science)

Patient & extremely knowledgeable

I previously took the praxis core math 3x after studying with my old hs tutor and never got higher than 134. I met with Tim about 2x/week for two months and just took the praxis again yesterday, and improved over 40+ points (passed and then some, officially certifying me to teach). His dedication to his students is amazing and the homework/resources he provides are unmatched. I can only say good t

— Kristina, Syracuse, NY on 6/29/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $17.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tim will travel within 40 miles of Fairfax, VA 22030.