Math tutors are everywhere.  Why consider MPMC?  

  • I am a retired professor of mathematics (and former math department chair) with over 20 years of experience teaching college level mathematics.  
  • I am the author of a three-volume mathematics problem solving resource, Casual Calculus: A Friendly Student Companion (published by World Scientific Press). 
  • I have these teaching accolades:
    • Recipient, Valparaiso University Excellence in Teaching Award, Spring 2022.
    • Recipient, Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America, March 2008. 
    • Nominated for Caterpillar Teaching Award at Valparaiso University, 2010 and 2012. Nominated for VU Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award, 2015. 
  • Although I do offer hourly rates, learning math is a long game, much like learning a sport.  My monthly package offers four one-hour sessions per month, plus one optional floating session which can be scheduled as needed (such as when a test approaches!).  These monthly packages also include access to unlimited problem-solving practice using WebWork, an on-line mathematics system offered by the Mathematical Association of America. WebWork-logo
  • My “comfort zone” is high school and college level mathematics, particularly Precalculus, Calculus (single variable and multivariable), and Linear Algebra.  

Rate Structure:

  • Option 1: A la carte hourly: $65 per hour, no use of WebWork.
  • Option 2: Monthly plan: $250 per month, which includes:
    • 4 weeks of once-per-week hourly meetings
    • one floating session that can be reserved as needed (more intense topics, test preparation, etc)
    • individually curated practice problem sets in WebWork
  • Option 3: Semester plan – same as monthly plan, but for an entire fall or spring semester, $800.
    • $100 per week for 2 meetings per week plus a floating session that can be used in any 2-week period
    • $600 lump sum for a whole summer term up to 8 weeks, two meetings per week plus a floating session every two weeks.

These hourly rates are for hours, not people.  If you have a friend or small group who would also like to work on improving math skills together in the same topics, you can sign up and split the cost!

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Casual Calculus A Friendly Student Companion

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