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Hi There!

My name is Cody F. and I love tutoring, especially in math and science. I graduated from The Gatton Academy of Math and Science at Western Kentucky University, named the number one public high school in the nation by Newsweek. While there I took extensive college coursework in math, physics, chemistry, biology, and the humanities while also completing my high school education. After graduating I began my undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently ranked by US News as the number one university in the country. At MIT I am pursuing a degree in mathematics.

During this time I have acquired great experience in tutoring and teaching. I have a total of 8 years of experience tutoring mathematics, particularly calculus. I also have 5 years of experience tutoring in the sciences, such as biology, chemistry, and physics. My experience has come in the form of private, one-on-one tutoring with students ranging in ages from 7th grade through adult learners, college-level review courses, and even teaching SAT prep courses.

My students find me very relatable, and I've heard from several students that having someone close to their own age work with them has been really beneficial to their learning. I look forward to working with you in the future! Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have!

Cody’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Massachusettes Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 35

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 36

ACT Reading: 36

ACT Science: 34

SAT Composite: 2260

SAT Math: 790

SAT Verbal: 720

SAT Writing: 750

Hobbies

Science, Education, Computer Science, Culinary arts, Singing, Spending time with friends

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Science

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Science

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Science

9th Grade Math

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

Advanced Placement Prep

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

AP

AP Biology

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Chemistry

AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science A

AP Physics 1

Applied Mathematics

Arithmetic

ASPIRE English

ASPIRE Math

ASPIRE Reading

ASPIRE Science

Biology

Calculus

Calculus 2

Calculus 3

Chemistry

CLEP Calculus

CLEP Chemistry

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP Precalculus

College Algebra

College Biology

College Chemistry

College Computer Science

College Essays

College Physics

COMPASS Mathematics Prep

Competition Math

Computational Problem Solving

Computer Programming

Computer Science

Developmental Algebra

Differential Equations

Discrete Math

Elementary Algebra

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Science

English Grammar and Syntax

Evolution

Evolutionary Biology

Finite Mathematics

GED Prep

General Biology

General Chemistry

Geometry

Gifted

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Computer Science

High School Physics

Homeschool

Homework Support

Honors

HSPT Math Prep

HSPT Quantitative Prep

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematical Studies SL

IB Mathematics

IB Mathematics HL

IB Mathematics SL

Intermediate Algebra

College Math

Life Sciences

Linear Algebra

Math

Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science

Middle School Math

Middle School Science

Multivariable Calculus

Physical Science

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

PSAT Mathematics

Python

Quantitative Reasoning

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Writing and Language

Science

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Middle Level

SSAT- Upper Level

Test Prep

Trigonometry


Q & A

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I like to find out what my students' interests are outside of their academics, and then find clever ways to introduce those topics into our lessons.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Students seek tutoring because they are struggling with material, and usually that means they aren't able to discern things that might seem "trivial" to a tutor from things that are essential concepts. Unlike many tutors, that will perform trivial calculations or jot down things from memory to save time, I like to have my students answer these small questions for me. This boosts their confidence because it means they won't always be unsure or wrong when asked questions during a lesson.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Depending on the needs of the student and the subject, I generally work with blank pieces of white paper and multi-colored pens or markers. I also use my iPad as a resource to look up definitions, formulas, images, examples, and to check answers using Wolfram Alpha for large calculations.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe establishing a relaxed atmosphere and forming a friendly bond with students is key. Students seek out tutoring because the atmosphere of school and/or the relationship with their teacher is not working for them. It's silly to want to recreate that atmosphere or mimic that relationship as a tutor. I have to think outside the box, and I greatly enjoy it!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

During my first session with a student I like to establish a timeline for major milestones related to subject at hand. Exam dates, project due dates, homework assignments, etc. are all things I like to be aware of so we can plan accordingly. For test prep students that will be wanting repeat lessons I like to start out with a diagnostic, either administered by me or at home by a parent, to get an idea of where the student is in relation to where they want to be.