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Experienced Patient Tutor: Stats,Math,CS,Physics thru University Level

Experienced Patient Tutor: Stats,Math,CS,Physics thru University Level

$80/hour

  • 279 hours tutoring

  • Bellingham, WA 98225

About Ryan Maxwell


Bio

Professional private tutor with 10 years of diverse experience. I've worked with various organizations, in both paid and volunteer roles, with students of many different ages, backgrounds and skill levels, with both individuals and groups, in many different learning environments. Because of this wide range of experiences, I'm very adaptable, and work well with just about anyone.

My educational background is in pure mathematics. I earned a bachelor's degree with honors at Berkeley, and a...

Professional private tutor with 10 years of diverse experience. I've worked with various organizations, in both paid and volunteer roles, with students of many different ages, backgrounds and skill levels, with both individuals and groups, in many different learning environments. Because of this wide range of experiences, I'm very adaptable, and work well with just about anyone.

My educational background is in pure mathematics. I earned a bachelor's degree with honors at Berkeley, and a master's degree at Cambridge in the UK. I have also done some graduate coursework at the University of Texas in Austin -- I left the PhD program there to pursue a career in the technology sector.

Math is my specialty, although I also tutor physics. stats, and computer science. I tutor in all these subjects at the high school level and lower-division (pre-major) university level. At the upper-division university level, I tutor all math, and some stats and computer science.

My tutoring style is patient, flexible, supportive and highly communicative. I tend to emphasize principles and concepts over rules and memorization. I use metaphor, analogy, pictures, and words as much as symbols and equations to both explain material and help solve problems. I try to help students get away from a plug-and-chug mentality; the ability to effectively select and use the right tools for a problem follows from a solid understanding of the concepts involved, and not the other way around.

I work to help students not only learn to do math and physics, but to understand them, and in doing so, hope to impart to students some appreciation for their beauty and truth.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to achieve success in your studies!


Education

University of California, Berkeley
Mathematics
Cambridge University
Masters
University of Texas, Austin
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $80 for in-person / $80 for online
  • Rate details: Hourly rate is for individual students. For group rates, add half the hourly rate for each additional student.
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/2/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Science

Computer Science

I have completed several introductory and intermediate computer science courses through edX and Coursera and have been programming for 2 years. I have also tutored students in computer science both lower and upper division at the University of Washington.

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

While pursuing a BA and Masters degree in Pure Mathematics, I have taken two courses dealing with differential equations, and have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have a BA from Berkeley and Master's degree from Cambridge in Pure Mathematics. I have taken a Discrete Math course, and have taken many other courses which have covered Discrete Math topics and subject matter (e.g. algebra, algebraic topology). I have also tutored students in Discrete Math and related topics (e.g. graph theory, combinatorics).
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I have specifically taken a course in finite math, have a BA and Masters in mathematics, and have covered the same material in other courses. In addition, some of my tutoring experience involves finite math topics.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have a BA from Berkeley and a Master's from Cambridge, both in mathematics. I have taken lower and upper division linear algebra courses, and as a graduate student at UT Austin, served as teacher's assistant for two upper division linear algebra courses.
Logic,

Logic

I have a BA from Berkeley and a Master's from Cambridge, both in mathematics. I have taken courses in symbolic logic at the lower division level, and in mathematical logic at the upper division level. Furthermore, my background is in pure mathematics, which is heavily-proof based, requiring an excellent working (as opposed to purely theoretical) knowledge of logic.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

ACT Science, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great tutor, flexible and accessible

Due to my son's illness Ryan was a frequent visitor in our home. Ryan brings a calm and surety to his tutoring sessions and was a huge help in getting through a very tough academic year. I would highly recommend Ryan.

Misty, 40 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Very capable tutor

Ryan helped me with complex derivations and problem solving in fluid dynamics. He was a very effective and efficient tutor. Although he did not have experience tutoring in my specific type of application of fluid dynamics (atmospheric sciences), he was able to figure it out quickly, with his strong abilities in applications of physics concepts, and teach it to me. Not only did he learn the material rather quickly, but he was also great at explaining complex math and physics to me. Given that it was a graduate level fluid dynamics course, his intellectual curiosity and ability to grasp new concepts quickly were commendable. I would recommend him to anyone looking for help in any quantitative course. Additionally, he was flexible and easy to reach despite his busy schedule. When we couldn't work out a time to meet, he was still proactive about helping by working from home on his own time and answering my questions. I would recommend his services 100%.

M., 6 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Extremely patient tutor who goes out of his way to help his student.

Ryan tutored me for linear algebra, as well as in differential equations. Linear wasn't my cup of tea, and I definitely wouldn't have passed linear algebra without his help. Ryan is very responsive, and can be reached by txt, email, and Dropbox if you have any questions at any time. Ryan knows his stuff. And I would recommend him to anyone struggling in a college level math class (or any level math class). Thank you Ryan!

Carla, 19 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Awesome tutor

Ryan knows his math very well and can teach you in plain English. I studied Discrete Mathematics with him and I believe I got every question right on the entrance exam to my Master's program. Now we are tackling Linear Algebra. I highly recommend Ryan for your math tutoring!

Sean, 15 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Great tutor - tailored to my son's needs

Ryan was just perfect for what we needed. He connected with us to determine what was needed. Ryan is very professional, prompt and easy to work with. My son enjoyed working with him very much. (The only reason we've stopped is because my son graduated!) Highly recommended!

Lynnette, 6 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Incredible math tutor

Ryan has been tutoring my son at the University of Washington in upper level mathematics and has been able to improve his grades while keeping the subject interesting. I highly recommend Ryan. He is professional, reliable and very knowledgeable.

Lars, 25 lessons with Ryan Maxwell

Good Tutor

He does a good job of explaining concepts related to discrete structures and is punctual about timing. Maxwell is always accessible via email or phone and can adapt to the student's prevailing math background.

Rohan, 2 lessons with Ryan Maxwell
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