# Award-Winning Pre-Calculus Tutors in DeForest, WI

Cole ...currently purusing a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering. I received my Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, along with a Certificate in Business, from UW as well. Education has always been important to me, and tutoring allows me to share that passion with others. I first got into tutoring through a volunteer program in high school, and I continued to tutor during my undergraduate studies, which was some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever...

UW Madison - Bachelors, Industrial Engineering

UW Madison - Masters, Industrial Engineering

Aaron I connect with people best through sharing ideas. The majority of my spare time is spent trying to simplify or find alternate proofs of basic theorems to make them more intuitive.... Focusing on beauty solves many problems a teacher faces. If I am attending a lecture about The Great Gatsby, I will be eager if the speaker tells of the beauty she sees, rather than a quick and dirty type of analysis. I regularly talk to people who admit math wasn't their favorite subject in school. Some were self-conscious. Some had gaps they never filled. Some just didn't care. Whatever the case, I admit to them that math is my favorite art form with as much room for expression as sculpting or jazz. I claim that mathematicians are half artists, half observers of fine art. My conversants often tell me it is an epiphany for them to think of math as such, and that it helps heal their math wound. A marvelous way I have found to unveil beauty in the classroom is by using surprise. I like to present ideas from a simple perspective, discuss them briefly, then release a theorem. Thales' theorem (the diameter of a circle subtends a right angle to any point on the circumference) is a great example, especially with the aid of Java applets. After playing a bit with triangles by moving points around in a worksheet, it's surprising to be able to connect two structures as basic as a right triangle and a diameter. Next in importance to marveling at beauty, I want students to learn to think critically to solve problems. Understandably, some students have never had guidance past high school drills. All the more, problem solving should be emphasized and revisited throughout college curriculum. I have many years of experience in problem solving competitions and a collection of principles regarding problem solving that I like to follow. One is about inverse problems. Consider the following: if baseball cards are five cents apiece and shipping costs fifty cents, how many cards will one dollar buy? After making the arithmetic clear, students had better know how to calculate the forward problem, i.e. "How much will x number of cards cost?" I'm depending on them knowing the forward problem because we covered it last week, but it is important to bring it out in more than just a mention so the students have a comfortable base to start. It's like revisiting rational numbers before diving into irrationals. They are intrinsically tied, and it gives the class confidence to start with old material.

Missouri University of Science and Technology - Bachelors, Applied Math

The Texas AM University System Office - PhD, Math

William ...have twenty-five years experience in the the teaching and tutoring of all levels of Mathematics. I believe the Socratic Method is a form of inquiry and discussion between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. Chess is excellent for improving logic and critical analysis skills. The game of World of Warcraft is excellent for improving organizational and attention-to-detail skills. Reading novels of your favorite genre is excellent...

Oregon State University - BS, Mathematics

University of Wisconsin -- Madison - PhD, Mathematics

Ari ...for and excel at standardized tests. My teaching philosophy is student-oriented: I try to tailor my tutoring style to the specific learning methods of the individual. I like to use visuals, real-world examples, and ensure that the student truly understands the rationale for each step of the problem-solving method. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, working out, going to live shows/concerts, and playing guitar (albeit mediocrely). I am also Vice President of the student...

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - BS, Cell and Molecular Biology

Hailey ...Microbiology and a certificate in Global Health. Currently, I study the immunogenetics of non-human primates. In my collegiate career, I worked with struggling elementary students on their reading comprehension, taught a summer science program at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and volunteered with an after-school engineering club at the Goodman Center. I also held the position of Resident Assistant for two years with University Housing, where I served as an academic and mental health resource...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelors, Microbiology

Cayla ...in Mathematics from Providence College in 2016. I have been a tutor for three years at my college's Office of Academic Services, primarily working with students in math and science. I enjoy being a resource to help students struggling in math and science, as these subjects can be difficult to understand. I employ a variety of strategies including mnemonic devices, physical manipulatives, and drawings/diagrams to accommodate different learning styles. Typically, I have the students attempt...

Providence College - Bachelors, Applied Physics

Samantha ...wildlife pathology. I am also working in a laboratory and have plenty of hands-on experience in the biological sciences that I can use to make the living world around us more understandable and exciting to others. Additionally, I have helped teach a microbiology lab course at UW-Madison. Having the opportunity to teach others about the things I have a passion for fills me with so much excitement. I offer tutoring both in person and online...

UW-Madison - Current Undergrad, Microbiology, Genetics

Gregory I am an applied mathematician, specializing in probability. I used to teach at the university level, but moved into industry. After being away from teaching for some time I found that I still want to play a part-time role in education. It was my experience that one on one teaching in office hours brought the most benefit to students, so tutoring is the best way for me to take part in education.... It is a best to transmit knowledge and skills in a way tailored to each student's unique mindset. This fact makes classroom teaching very difficult, so for many students one-on-one tutoring is an optimal method to learn.

California State University-Bakersfield - Bachelors, Mathematics

University of California-Davis - PhD, Applied Mathematics

Sid ...always had trouble with, as most people. For every math class starting from Pre-algebra through Calculus 3 and beyond, nothing was easy for me. But, I found out other people have just as much or more trouble with math than even I did and that's when I decided that if I got through it, other people should too. I believe that anyone can learn anything with enough hard work; not only in practicing problems, but...

Madison Area Technical College - Associates, Mechanical Engineering

Kathryn ...team in Madison. I am a HUGE pet lover as I have a dog of my own. I tutor mathematics for all levels up to Calculus. I have always enjoyed math since I was in elementary school and I love helping others out. One of the best feelings in the world is seeing a student finally understand a subject or a concept after a lot of hard work. I believe anything is possible with some...

UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Business