Math/Physics/Computer/MathDependent Tut.


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Date: August 23, 2017 7:05 am
City: Corvallis  Albany
(Oregon)
Location: Corvallis (or charge extra) Credentials: B.S. Math & Physics; Ph.D. Computer Sci. (Disclaimer)
Price: $20/hr. Discount: $15/Hr 2nd lesson w/in a week


More info at: www.mathrltut.wordpress.com
I have been tutoring math courses from highschool algebra Ii up to the 300 college level, but am definitely not limited to that range. I also have 4+ years experience as a graduate teaching assistant/college instructor, and got a commendation from one of of my professors for "being a very good TA". Rather than having students try to "rote memorize" (which practically everybody finds difficult/unreliable), I am a strong advocate of learning relationships between mathematical concepts as a memory aid. For example, the formulas for the sin and cos of the sum of two angles and for multiplication of complex numbers directly tied to rotations in 2dimensions; i.e., the formulas for one concept can be used to help remember the formulas for the other. I can also explain theconcepts/reasons underlying mathematical manipulation; e.g., explain why a term is moved to the other side of the equation the way a math teacher says to. I can also explain the crucial point of "completing the square" method of deriving the quadratic formula/solving a quadratic equatioin". I tutored a highschool student a while back on determinants and matrices (watch out: an apparent pattern that applies to 2x2 and 3x3 determinants doesn't work for larger ones). I not only am knowledgable in a wide range of mathematical topics but can also tutor in most any field that is "largelymathdependent"; e.g., electrical theory, etc. These are merely my strongest topics. Other potential topics are: science (in general) and economic theoryto the extent that it is mathematicale.g., the "law of supply and demand". For tutoring outside the Corvallis, OR city limits, I will generally have to add a charge for transportation; (i.e., no charge within biking distance). Email is generally th e best way to contact me; I usually check email early weekday mornings (on weekdays the local library is open). Phone contact might be possible; but email me first.
