...are ones that have benefited me throughout my educational career. I graduated salutatorian of my high school and won third place overall in Academic Decathlon state competition my senior year. My academic performance allowed me to attend both Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin, the latter at which I earned a 3.7 GPA, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in English. As for pertinent work experience...
I graduated from University of Washington with a bachelor degree in math and Columbia University with a master degree in actuarial science. I got an average of 3.8 GPA on all my math classes, so I am able to tutor in any level of calculus courses or high school mathematics. I have passed 5 actuarial exams (P, FM, IFM, STAM and SRM), so I can tutor in any of those exams.
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I am a junior at Johns Hopkins University studying biomedical engineering and applied mathematics. I have tutored elementary through high school students in my area in some capacity for the past four years. I am most passionate about math and science (particularly chemistry), though I am well versed in a broad range of subjects. In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis and eating lots of good food.
...whether it was helping younger students prepare for standardized tests or TA'ing for college courses. I can tutor very effectively across a variety of math, computer science, and statistics subjects, but am most passionate and have the most 1-on-1 experience in probability and statistics and test prep. I believe that anyone with a good amount of motivation can learn what they desire to a high level with the correct help, and I find the experience...
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...M.S. in Bacteriology. I was a teaching and laboratory assistant during my time in college where I helped many students through their science courses. I was recently a Microbiology Professor in Portland and really enjoyed the student-teacher interaction. I am looking to continue this through tutoring students in the Phoenix area. Some of my favorite subjects to teach are science, math and writing I am easily able to pull items from my experiences to relate...
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...University. I began tutoring psychology, statistics and Russian in college. After graduating, I spent a year teaching English in Russia, followed by 5 years as a consultant developing custom teaching solutions for college professors. As a volunteer, I have taught refugees ESL in the US, and I currently tutor at-risk youth with Whiz Kids. My favorite subject to tutor is statistics. Many fear it, but I love to help break it down into understandable pieces...
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...it. I am dedicated to helping my students achieve their full potential as my own personal goal. When I worked as a tutor at the Burbridge Athletics Academic Center at the University of Utah, where I also earned my Bachelors of Science in Physics, I developed a passion for education, which I intend to continue with now that I have moved to Washington DC. I am able to tutor students in Physics, Mathematics, and Computer...
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...but a teacher at core.I have helped many a students to clear their concepts in the subject math,which is more often a dreaded one. It gives me immense satisfaction to see students come out and overcome their dislike of the subject and start enjoying it.I have always felt that having knowledge is a different thing and imparting it is essential to the learning process.I think I have that ability to impart it in a manner...
I love tutoring and helping students! I believe everyone is capable of learning with the right type of instruction. I have had my fair share of disappointments, but with the right kind of help, I have overcome many struggles. I believe learning doesn't happen in a day. But we should struggle to learn a little every day.
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Probability Tutoring FAQ
Probability is a branch of mathematics with a number of important applications. Being able to calculate the chances of an event occurring or not occurring can help us make informed decisions on many levels. On a personal level, it can help us decide whether or not it is advisable to bring an umbrella to work based on weather data. On a group level, it can help determine how likely someone is to purchase a company's product after viewing an advertisement. On the level of national policy, it can help discover if additional online security measures are likely to reduce the instance of pirated data. While it may at first appear probability is an obscure field of study, it can actually be applied to most areas of life.
Probability informs daily lives in a variety of ways, but when initially learning basic probability students may become confused by its combination of the tangible and the theoretical. Early problems involving a certain number of objects in a bag may seem easy, but the application of various rules to the ways in which certain probabilities can be considered together may seem too abstract and overwhelming.
Varsity Tutors can help students connect with a math tutor anywhere in the country. Experienced tutors can help students master the basic principles of probability, as well as the most advanced concepts used in fields like computer science, statistics, and complex systems. Math and statistics instructors are not only knowledgeable about probability, but they also have the communication skills necessary to explain the subjects most difficult concepts in ways that make sense.
Working with a probability tutor has numerous advantages. One of the most important is having the undivided attention of an education specialist. In a classroom setting, a teacher's attention is divided between each of the students in his or her class. It is not feasible for the instructor to stop a class lesson each time a student begins to struggle with a concept. To do so would limit the advancement of the class as a whole. A personal tutor, however, can take the time to really get to know a student. The ability to present information in a way a student can easily understand is a special skill. Tutors consider a student's strengths, weaknesses, the current level of understanding, concerns with the material, and personal learning style. They then combine the overall learning profile of the student to design individual learning goals and lesson plans.
Working on probability concepts with a math tutor is far easier than most students imagine. Tutors are able to meet with students in person or online, depending on the scheduling preferences and limitations of the student. Tutors are able to conduct sessions in the student's home, on an academic campus, library, or another public venue. They can meet in person with the student, or face-to-face online. Sessions can be scheduled during the day, in the evening, or on weekends. This makes it much easier to fit tutoring into the hectic schedule of a student.
If students have difficulty distinguishing between independent and mutually exclusive events or find the process to calculate inverse or conditional probability confusing, their tutor can focus on these specific concepts. Working on the exact area the student finds challenging helps bolster confidence, and master the needed skills. Students are able to work at the pace which works best for them, with no need to rush through a lesson or dwell on an area that has already been mastered. Tutors provide feedback as the student works through problems. This makes it easier to change direction quickly, and limits wasted time and student frustration. For more information, call Varsity Tutors today and let us help you connect with a probability tutor in your area.
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Recent Probability Tutoring Session Notes
Final session. Today we reviewed for the student's final exam tomorrow. We covered her entire review packet. I left her a review sheet of the steps and some practice problems with the answers. She did well determining the slope and y-intercept using the provided graphs. She was easily able to set-up the triangle problems using SOHCAHTOA. Overall I can see an improvement in her abilities and thinking skills.
Today the student and I mainly worked on word problems and fractions. We worked on two- and three-step word problems that ranged from easy to quite difficult. Then we focused on adding fractions that had either mixed numbers or did not have common denominators. She struggled figuring out how to make denominators the same, so we will continue to work on this until she has a good grasp of it.
We covered addition, subtraction, facts and fact families, D.O.L. Student is at or above grade level in everything I have worked with him on except particular kinds of mathematical reasoning (e.g. 7+20=27), and he is picking these up quickly.
The student needed help with a few questions from a review packet for her final exam, focusing on finding probability and basic statistics for given data. For the most part, she knew her stuff; she only really needed me to clarify a few points of confusion, most notably the method for finding expected value.
The student and I spent the first half of the session covering practice problems from her test prep book. These included geometry and consecutive number problems, which are similar to the types of problems on which we've worked previously. With a little guidance, she was able to understand and solve these problems. For the second half, we focused on probability - more specifically, independent vs dependent events. I gave her example problems and applications. She was able to gain a strong grasp on this material, and is ready for more advanced topics in probability and statistics.