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Tyler B.

Redmond, WA

$40/hour

Meteorologist tutoring in Math, MATLAB, and the Earth Sciences

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Background check passed as of 5/30/14
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University of Washington
Atmospheric Sciences
Mississippi State University
Enrolled

Education

University of Washington (Atmospheric Sciences)

Mississippi State University (Enrolled)

About Tyler

One is never too old to learn, nor is one ever too young to teach. I have been a teacher all my life, although the subject matter and quality have, of course, changed with time. At the University of Washington I was taught by leaders in their field while earning my B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences and a minor in Applied Mathematics. As a result, I was exposed to a wide range of teaching styles. I've used this experience to tutor my peers on advanced mathematical material. Since graduating, I have maintained a blog that I use to teach fundamental concepts in meteorology.

While my degree is in meteorology, I am also well versed in a number of the earth sciences, including astronomy and basic geology. I am also highly proficient at teaching calculus, which I believe to be a fundamentally important part of mathematics. In addition, I am competent in MATLAB, the CAD software SolidWorks, and several weather visualization programs developed by NOAA. In general, I like to break difficult or advanced concepts down and then slowly build them back up in a manner in which the student is best able to learn it. From experience I know just how helpful examples can be, so I often incorporate them in the way that best fits the situation. These methods range from analogies to everyday life to diagrams and images. Every student learns differently, so I try to utilize the type of example the student benefits the most from.

I typically teach in the Redmond Public Library, which is a large and quiet space, but I can travel some if needed. I hope to hear from you so we can begin working your brain muscle for success.
One is never too old to learn, nor is one ever too young to teach. I have been a teacher all my life, although the subject matter and quality have, of course, changed with time. At the University of Washington I was taught by leaders in their field while earning my B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences and a minor in Applied Read more

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Travels within 5 miles of Redmond, WA 98052
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Algebra 1

I employ a step-by-step approach to concepts, especially in math. I start with the fundamentals and help the student build the concept up until they have a thorough grasp of it. Algebra is the foundation for most of a student's further study of math, so a firm grasp of the principles is essential. Everyone learns in a different manner and by introducing a concept from the ground up, I can modify a lesson to meet the student's most effective style of learning. I have a B.S. degree in meteorology and a minor in applied mathematics, both have provided me with a robust mathematical background as well as teaching opportunities at the University of Washington.

Algebra 2

In all math subjects I teach, I employ a step-by-step approach to concepts. I start with the fundamentals and help the student build the concept until they have a thorough grasp of it. Everyone learns in a different manner and by introducing a concept incrementally, I can tailor the lesson to meet the student's style of learning. I have a degree in meteorology and a minor in applied mathematics, both have provided me with a strong mathematical background as well as teaching opportunities.

Astronomy

Astronomy has been a fascination of mine since childhood. Much of what I know is self-taught. However, I have also taken courses in both high school and college on the subject. I enjoy teaching it because of the challenge of communicating the large and often exotic concepts of the subject.

Calculus

Calculus is a key component of mathematics and what has allowed for countless discoveries. I have taken calculus in high school as well as in college. Calculus was a key component to my applied mathematics minor. I believe calculus can be taught in a manner that is accessible to any student.

Geology

I have a long history of working with the geosciences stretching as far back as junior high school. Many of the topics covered in courses involve weather, which I have a B.S. in from the University of Washington. I have also taken several courses in various aspects of geology and have a long time interest in the subject. As with all science subjects I teach, I focus on building up difficult or complex topics from a simple analogy or diagram until the student can grasp the concept with a full understanding of not only what it is, but also why it is.

Geometry

Geometry goes hand in hand with algebra. In many respects, it is somewhat of a visual form of algebraic concepts. When teaching, I like to use diagrams whenever possible to convey ideas. As a visual form of math, these diagrams are especially effective. I am very much a visual person, so I can simplify visual concepts to help the student understand them. My background from University of Washington's meteorology and applied mathematics courses honed my skill at this style of teaching.

MATLAB

I have been using MATLAB for five years now and consider it a great, user friendly code. I have used the language for everything from modeling weather systems to producing three-dimensional images. For two years I used it as part of an assistant job at the University of Washington. Due to its simplicity and abundance of support, I believe MATLAB is a great learning tool.

Physical Science

My degree is in the Atmospheric Sciences, which is itself a physical science. However, I have taken many courses on several earth sciences along with a whole series of courses on physics. I see the world as a system full of transfers of energy and mass conservation. Using such everyday examples is how I communicate these concepts to students who might have trouble grasping them directly from a textbook.

Precalculus

In all math subjects I teach, I employ a step-by-step approach to concepts. I start with the fundamentals and help the student build the concept until they have a thorough grasp of it. This is especially important for precalculus as it is the foundation that prepares the student for calculus, which has very different concepts. Everyone learns in a different manner and by introducing an idea or concept incrementally, I can tailor the lesson to meet the student's style of learning. I have a degree in meteorology and a minor in applied mathematics, both have provided me with a strong mathematical background as well as teaching opportunities.

University of Washington
Atmospheric Sciences
Mississippi State University
Enrolled

Education

University of Washington (Atmospheric Sciences)

Mississippi State University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tyler will travel within 5 miles of Redmond, WA 98052.