Award-Winning Calculus Tutors in Washington, DC
Allen "...Now, in my day job, I do strategy work at a large Financial Services firm in the D.C. metro-area. I have a great deal of tutoring experience with people of all ages, both formally and informally. Among many experiences, I've taught SAT prep in a classroom setting, willed a friend in high school to pass his AP Physics exam by studying with him every day before practice, stayed up many a night in college meticulously editing essays for friends, and been a Big Brother (the program, that is). My philosophy around tutoring simply revolves around developing a vested interest in students' successes..."
Chinedu "...I was also a Frostburg State University tutor for two and a half years; tutoring students in a variety of math and physics courses. While I continue to tutor this wide array of courses, I most enjoy tutoring algebra, calculus I and physics I. I am a proponent of giving students a deeper understanding by relating unfamiliar topics with mastered concepts..."
Jeffrey "...I tutored them and their friends in various subjects but felt that I did my best work and was most impactful preparing others for the SATs and PSATs. I was always a very strong math student and able to break down concepts in a variety of ways to adapt to the different learning styles that each of my former students had. In addition, I possessed an aptitude for improving my students’ reading comprehension skills, grammar, and, most importantly, abilities to understand the patterns of questioning that the College Board uses in its Writing and Critical Reading sections. My belief is that the best preparation for a standardized test such as the SAT is repetition..."
Craig "...While I always enjoyed tutoring undergraduate students, I found great satisfaction in teaching Math to struggling teenagers. From my experiences, I learned that anyone can tackle basic mathematical ideas if they are given proper patience and instruction. Furthermore, I have learned that every student has a unique style of learning..."
Bernard "...I watched as math transformed from an intimidating obstacle into a tool for their minds. Since then I've tutored dozens of students in everything from elementary school math to algebra and trigonometry and also college level courses like Calculus and Statistics. Additionally, I taught Algebra I &II full-time in the classroom. Just as my teacher predicted, instruction came naturally for me. I like to take the creative and fun approach I have with music and use it as a tool to share my passion for mathematics while also helping students see its usefulness in so many career paths and life situations..."
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - BS, Mathematics
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - MS, Mathematics
Kathryn "...His name was Mr. McLean, and he taught me not only physics and geometry but also that I could find scholastic success and fulfillment if I put in the effort. I soon learned effective organizational skills and formed diligent study habits, eventually earning the second highest academic average in my grade. I continued on this successful path, obtaining early admission to the College of William and Mary, and consistently receiving academic recognition and high grades..."
Robert "...I have helped students in a variety of subjects, but my favorites are Physics, Math, English, and SAT test prep. I strongly believe that every student has the capability to learn anything, as long as the teacher is willing to adapt the lesson plan appropriately. As such, I tailor my tutoring sessions to the individual student to ensure that no time is wasted..."
Justin "... My teaching style centers on explaining concepts and making students think there way through problems. I find many students are unsure of exactly how to study for Math exams and I believe I provide good instruction for how students may best prepare in their personal study time. Generally, when students have difficulty with problems I prefer to have them work them for themselves and talk them through any stumbles they may have..."
Daniel "... I have received excellent teacher evaluations at both the University of Texas and Singapore University of Technology and Design. These two universities have students that are very different from each other and I excelled in teaching both groups. My background is in mathematics, I have a bachelors and masters degree in math from UT and NYU respectively, but I branched out from pure math and received a PhD from the McCombs School of Business in financial engineering..."
The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelors, Mathematics
The University of Texas at Austin - PHD, Risk Analysis and Decision Making
Joubert "...I want the students to understand the rationale behind the question. Yes, the student may get a specific question right, but what about other problems? Will the student have the skill set to solve other problems. To aid the student in learning, I draw in examples from other disciplines or my own experience when I learned the topic and what helped me in my own understanding..."