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Tod L.

NASA engineer and great math tutor.

NASA engineer and great math tutor.

$40/hour

  • 86 hours tutoring

About Tod


Bio

I’m Tod. I have a B.S. degree in Computer and Electronics Engineering. I worked at the Federal Aviation Administration as an electronics engineer for 10 years and as an aerospace engineer at NASA for 20 years. I started tutoring 10 years ago when my son and daughter needed help with math in middle school and I continued tutoring them through high school not only with math, but with chemistry, biology, and physics as well. Through them, I found my second calling and have tutored ever...

I’m Tod. I have a B.S. degree in Computer and Electronics Engineering. I worked at the Federal Aviation Administration as an electronics engineer for 10 years and as an aerospace engineer at NASA for 20 years. I started tutoring 10 years ago when my son and daughter needed help with math in middle school and I continued tutoring them through high school not only with math, but with chemistry, biology, and physics as well. Through them, I found my second calling and have tutored ever since.

Whether you are struggling or are good at math and want to excel, I can help! My goal is for students to learn more than just the steps to solve mathematical problems. Students show more interest in math and learn it better if they can see real world applications.

I tutor elementary math, pre-algebra, algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. My tutoring style is to put students at ease and try to have some fun with the material. I never say that math is hard, as that is counterproductive. Math is not inherently hard, but it does require attention and practice. Knowledge gaps are a typical cause for a student’s lack of confidence in learning new material. Left unchecked, they can lead a student to believe that math is hard and start making excuses for failing to try. The most common question from math students inevitably comes up: “Why do I need to learn this?” A significant advantage of tutoring is that it allows me to customize the instruction to strengthen weaknesses and fill gaps in students’ knowledge. I don’t pound on it, but instead take opportunities from time to time to modify the examples and exercises in the new material to fold in the weak areas. That way, I strengthen the student’s overall skills while keeping the ball rolling with new material.

If you attend school and need help understanding the material, I can help. If you are home-schooled and in need of a full curriculum, I am available as well. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a lesson!


Education

(December 1988) George Mason University
Computer and Electronics Engineering

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Geometry,

Geometry

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Geometry,

Geometry

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Geometry,

Geometry

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Geometry

Geometry

With an electrical and aerospace engineering background, I’ve been helping students with pre-algebra through Calculus for the past 10 years. I am a very patient instructor and will customize the material and pace to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!

Examples of Expertise


Tod has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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$40/hour

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