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Stephen C.

SAT Math, Algebra, Trig, PreCalc Tutor in Tacoma

SAT Math, Algebra, Trig, PreCalc Tutor in Tacoma

$35/hour

  • Tacoma, WA 98466

About Stephen


Bio

Summary: B.A. and M.S. in Mathematics. Summa cum laude, 4.0 GPA, National Merit Scholar. Math Graduate Teaching Assistant. 5 patents for software. Adobe Advanced Technology Group.

Tutoring Philosophy

I have been helping friends and relatives understand math and computers better ever since I was a kid. I tutored in college and graduate school, as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for courses in algebra and pre-calculus.

I have found that, for me, giving lectures is generally not the most...

Summary: B.A. and M.S. in Mathematics. Summa cum laude, 4.0 GPA, National Merit Scholar. Math Graduate Teaching Assistant. 5 patents for software. Adobe Advanced Technology Group.

Tutoring Philosophy

I have been helping friends and relatives understand math and computers better ever since I was a kid. I tutored in college and graduate school, as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for courses in algebra and pre-calculus.

I have found that, for me, giving lectures is generally not the most effective way to spend the time as a math tutor. I think that lectures belong more in the classroom, or in math textbooks. Instead, I expect the student to read the relevant sections of the textbooks, and at least attempt to do the exercises.

There are at least three main advantages of this approach: First, it teaches students how to study and learn on their own, which is an essential skill in any sort of technical career.

Second, it means that a tutor doesn't have to waste the student's time going over things that the student can easily master on their own. Third, it allows time for the more interesting questions and content. My goal is that the student truly *understands* the material, not just temporarily memorizes some mysterious sequence of steps. Math, more than any other subject, builds upon itself. If you don't understand the foundations, the next levels won't make any sense.

Math courses taken include Algebra, Calculus, Two and Three Dimensional Geometry, Trigonometry, Numerical Analysis, Real Analysis, Number Theory, Foundations of Math, History of Math, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Probability, and Statistics.

Languages: C, C++, HTML, JavaScript.
I was a code contributor to a number of Adobe products: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.
I also have a small software company that does Extensions for Adobe InDesign, which are written in an Adobe variant of JavaScript.

Please contact me if you have any question about my qualifications or methodology.


Education

Augsburg University
Math
Montana State University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Tacoma, WA 98466
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/23/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Computer

JavaScript

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

Recently plowed through an excellent "New SAT" Math book for review.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus

Math

SAT Math,

SAT Math

Recently plowed through an excellent "New SAT" Math book for review.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I was a math major in college and also have a M.S. degree in Mathematics. I took Trigonometry in High School, from one of my favorite teachers. Of course, a number of higher level math courses, such as Calculus, also use a lot of Trigonometry; and I even occasionally use Trig in my work as a software engineer.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus

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SAT Math,

SAT Math

Recently plowed through an excellent "New SAT" Math book for review.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

Recently plowed through an excellent "New SAT" Math book for review.

$35/hour

Stephen C.

$35/hour

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