Annapolis, MD, 21401
Joined on March, 2012
Weekdays at any time
Up to 20 minutes away for no additional charge
EducationClark University, B.A., Physics
University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. Physics
University of Maryland, College Park, Ph.D. Physics
ExperienceI am a Ph.D. physicist interested in teaching all levels and kinds of mathematics for any age, including:
K-8 math, Algebra I&II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, & Calculus.
I am now offering online tutoring using Scribblar. I can interact on a whiteboard and talk with the student. Scribblar has Wolfram Alpha built in for easy answer checking, mathematics visualization and many other features.
Learn more about me at http://tutor.jlapides.com.
I will see many kinds of students. I am as interested in working with students who are struggling as those who want to take their skills to higher levels. It does not matter to me if the student feels
that he or she is not good at math or has just lost their way at a particular level.
I approach each student and situation as a challenge. I want to help him or her determine what is in the way of their learning.
When a student has not yet understood, I take that as a message to me to try a different teaching approach.
My goal is to help the student acquire an intuitive understanding of mathematics so that it becomes as comfortable as any other skill he/she uses everyday. That comfort results when there is a solid grasp of fundamentals and an understanding of key concepts and methods. My style is always to be respectful and gracious.
I am a big believer in visualization methods. I use software tools that helps students visualize the mathematics concepts that they are learning. This helps the student understand faster and remember better.
I can meet in person or over the phone using internet tools.
Please get in touch to discuss your needs. I will discount for longer term commitments.
HobbiesRecreational mathematics using Wolfram Mathematica (www.wolfram.com)
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