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Paul O.

Stafford, VA

$50/hour

Mathematics is Fun - and Easier Than Most People Think!

Background check passed as of 1/14/16
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Fantastic Tutor!
— Sheila, Stafford, VA on 9/27/13

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University of Houston
Mathematics

Education

University of Houston (Mathematics)

About Paul

I'm a retired Marine officer (helicopter pilot) with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics - who served for 29 years in the Marine Corps. I've tutored many friends, family, colleagues, and children of friends, family, and colleagues.

I've always received identical comments, "...my math teacher never taught us how easy math is - the way you show us." That's because I teach students beyond just learning a particular problem. I show them how to learn/teach themselves mathematics - it's easier than most people think.

I also show them the "why" behind each concept, not just the "how". I give some historical perspective, where concepts come from and why things were developed. But most importantly, why they need to know "this stuff".

The bottom line is math is low stress - and I enjoy seeing students learn just how fun and EASY math really is. I am currently pursuing my graduate degree in cyber security.
I'm a retired Marine officer (helicopter pilot) with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics - who served for 29 years in the Marine Corps. I've tutored many friends, family, colleagues, and children of friends, family, and colleagues.

I've always received identical
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Group rate discounts are available. Please contact me for specifics related to your needs. For multiple hour lessons a special rate reduction to $35/hour is offered.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Stafford, VA 22554
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"Fantastic Tutor!"

- Sheila, Stafford, VA on 9/27/13

"Enthusiastic, Professional, Engaging"

- Karl, Stafford, VA on 10/10/13
Paul replied on 10/13/2013

Very grateful for the generous remarks. Your son is an extremely bright and intelligent individual - who is capable of learning at the college level.

It's not often that I have a student who is capable of keeping up with me and able to continually push their mathematical limits. But he is a quick study and able to teach back any concept put in front of him.

It's a joy to have such a gifted and dedicated student.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

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Algebra 2

I have a bachelor's degree in Mathematics - I've tutored numerous people - all of whom have received As in their courses.

Discrete Math

One of my undergraduate courses was Discrete Mathematics. It's a relatively easy course - since I've gone on to take all higher level courses for a bachelor's degree in mathematics.

The concepts are basic compared to analysis, Linear Algebra, DiffEq, Calculus, Trig, etc.

Logic

For my undergraduate degree I took Symbolic Logic as well as a Liberal Arts Logic class - geared for pre-Law students.

I've also received training in critical thinking and logic during my 29 year career in the Marine Corps. I enhanced these skills during many problem-solving staff positions such as a Future Operations Planner for a Brigade-level commander.

My background as a Marine helicopter pilot also required me to apply logic and critical thinking into many real-world problems and subsequent solutions both in a combat theater and in training.

University of Houston
Mathematics

Education

University of Houston (Mathematics)

Fantastic Tutor! — Paul is a fabulous tutor. He loves math which makes him enthusiastic, patient and thorough. We literally hit the jackpot with Paul. We could not have asked for a better tutor. We will be recommending him to others! ...

— Sheila, Stafford, VA on 9/27/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group rate discounts are available. Please contact me for specifics related to your needs. For multiple hour lessons a special rate reduction to $35/hour is offered.

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 10 miles of Stafford, VA 22554.