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Scott P.

Madison, WI

$25/hour

Calculus: One to Three Variables

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
5.0 average from 13 ratings
Knows UW Math Ciriculumn Very Well
— Nathan, Madison, WI on 12/4/16

$25/Hour


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University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mathematics

Education

University of Wisconsin - Madison (Mathematics)

About Scott

I'm available for tutoring Sundays through Thursdays from 12 - 9 or so and on some mornings, generally speaking. I'm happy to meet regularly or on an as-needed basis.

I like to meet on the UW-Madison campus at Union South or at Memorial Library where you can reserve study rooms but I'm open to meeting other places within a 1.5 mile travel radius of the capitol.

As for my background, I earned a BS in math from Madison in 2011. As a student I tutored calculus in the UW's Mathlab for a couple of years and then went on to grade papers for the math department. I graded the modern algebra sequence of courses 441,541, and 542. I've been doing some private tutoring since then.

I usually work with UW-Madison students and sometimes advanced high school students in AP Calculus AB or BC.

If we meet, I suggest bringing some problems to work on that you've already attempted or a list of specific questions. It makes a good starting point.

My focus has been on calculus from one to several variables, linear algebra, and differential equations. I create exercises and problem sets on topics in these areas. They can also make a good starting point along with your own questions.

Don't forget about any free resources available if you're a UW-Madison student: The Mathlab (in Van Vleck), GUTS, and the Math Tutorial Program. GUTS can be hit or miss but there isn't the time constraint like there can be in the Mathlab sometimes when they're busy. I hear the Tutorial Program is excellent but strict about attendance.



*Cancellation, Rescheduling, and Skipped Meetings*

I require a 12-hour notice to meet and a 12-hour notice to cancel. If you cancel within 1 to 12 hours of our meeting time, the penalty is a charge of 50% of the meeting rate. If you skip the meeting or cancel within an hour of the meeting time, you will be charged for the meeting. The rescheduling fee is 10% of the meeting rate when you reschedule within 12 hours of the meeting time.
I'm available for tutoring Sundays through Thursdays from 12 - 9 or so and on some mornings, generally speaking. I'm happy to meet regularly or on an as-needed basis.

I like to meet on the UW-Madison campus at Union South or at Memorial Library where you can reserve study rooms but I'm open to meeting other places within a 1.5 mile
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12 hours notice required
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Travels within 1 miles of Madison, WI 53703
In-person lessons

"Knows UW Math Ciriculumn Very Well"

- Nathan, Madison, WI on 12/4/16

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Differential Equations

I earned a BS in math from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2011. I completed an undergraduate course in differential equations as part of the degree and earned perfect scores on all three exams. The text used was Fundamentals of Differential Equations by Nagle and Saff.

The summer before I took an independent course in the subject under a faculty member at a local college. This course was designed to offer more depth (but less breadth) than a typical college-level class. During the course I undertook an extracurricular project which looked at some assumptions in the method of variation of parameters. I presented my results at a Mathematical Association of America sectional meeting.

Since then I've been tutoring students at UW - Madison in both a differential equations course and in a differential equations / linear algebra course. The differential equations / linear algebra course uses linear algebra to solve systems of differential equations. The texts currently used for these courses are Elementary Differential Equations And Boundary Value Problems by Boyce and DiPrima and Differential Equations and Linear Algebra by Edwards and Penney.

Linear Algebra

I completed two undergraduate courses in linear algebra as part of the math degree. One course was computational while the other was proof-based. I earned As in both. The texts used were Elementary Linear Algebra by Anton and Linear Algebra: Gateway to Mathematics by Messer.

Since then I've been tutoring students at UW - Madison in linear algebra at the computational and proof-based levels. I also work with students taking a differential equations / linear algebra course which uses linear algebra to solve systems of differential equations. The texts usually used for these courses are Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications by Kolman and Hill, Linear Algebra by Friedberg, Spence, and Insel, and Differential Equations and Linear Algebra by Edwards and Penney.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mathematics

Education

University of Wisconsin - Madison (Mathematics)

Knows UW Math Ciriculumn Very Well

As a formal teacher, he was very knowledgeable with the topics covered on my test and had a good idea what type of questions they would ask on the test. In terms of meeting, he was very flexible and was able to meet a very convenient library location for me as a student.

— Nathan, Madison, WI on 12/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 1 miles of Madison, WI 53703.