Math Professor Online

Math Professor Online

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Tutors.com
1 employee
18 years in business

About this tutor

I don't teach rote methods.  I find out how you think, and then we explore the concept.  You will discover what you can do.  So it's about you!

I like people.  And it feels good to help.

There's a strange feeling of completion when I've helped a student to move from haziness to clarity.  And there is a certain beauty in order, too!

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Vienna, VA 22027
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1 Review

5.0

  • Carmen Petrache

    His passion for math translates really well into the ability to teach and inspire a student.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We chat a little.  Then we talk goals.  I assure the student that I can help him to meet those goals.  I tell some history to back up my claim.

Then we sit and try to solve some problems - preferrably those that have presented a challenge - and I help the student to see how his innate ability and knowledge to date are enough to make significant progress.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Three degrees in Engineering, including ...

... a Master's degree from GA Tech ...

... and 20 years' experience teaching (most at the college level) ...

... and a love for Mathematics!


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

For ongoing and refresher tutoring:

For an on-line session, $50 per hour*.  Call for details.

For a face-to-face session, $60 per hour.*

*An hour and a half is recommended for the first session.

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For test-prep (SAT, ACT, GRE):

For an on-line two-hour session [recommended], $120; an hour-and-a-half session, $100; a single hour, $75.

For face-to-face, add $15 per session.


How did you get started teaching?

A friend knew someone at a parochial school.  The head of the Math department was suddenly grievously injured, and wasn't expected to recover.  The principal offered me an emergency position as a "permanent substitute."  I accepted the challenge.

Months later, the teacher returned, and chose to be my mentor, and thus to permit me to continue.  A few months after finishing that school year, I got it in my head to apply to teach at a local vocational school.  It was another campus of a school at which I had earned my first degree.  They took a chance on me, and I didn't disappoint.

Now years later, having taught at a handful of local colleges and universities, I offer my experience and expertise to you, my new student!


What types of students have you worked with?

All sorts, really.  Capable, talented, challenged.

Because I don't teach rote methods, I can take on any student who wishes to learn.  My goal is to teach my students to think.  And since thinking is natural, it's just a matter of leadership.  I clarify concepts, and I affirm students.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My recent GRE score:

Verbal, 167,

Quantitative, 169.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for someone patient, insightful and flexible.  It's the three things a textbook can't be.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Am I afraid?

Can I stretch beyond what's easy?

Am I willing to put in the time and effort necessary?


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