Math Inspired Tutoring
Math Inspired Tutoring
1452 Owen Sound Drive
Math Inspired Tutoring provides one-on-one
tutoring specializing in math and science for
middle school, high school and college level students.
I welcome students of all levels and abilities who have a
desire to improve. Typically I work with each student from one
to two hours per week in my office using materials that I provide
as well as materials from the student's school. Periodic
progress reports are sent to both the parents and students.
Students also take home all the work we do during the sessions
so they can review anything forgotten and allowing parents to see
what material is being covered.
I see the greatest interest in math tutoring since these problems are quite common:
I also see many students who need help for the first time when they
reach the advanced placement level in physics or chemistry. Often at first students
find it difficult to adjust to the higher expected level of understanding required
in the AP courses and also some of the high school teachers are not up to this task.
Whatever the problem, I have the knowledge, experience, and patience
needed to help students gain confidence as they learn to better understand and
enjoy their subject.
- A student is struggling with the grade level material
due to knowledge gaps or math anxiety, often caused by poor
progress in previous years. With these students, I work to identify
and correct the knowledge gaps that are holding up progress. By engaging
the imagination and exploring different ways of viewing and solving
problems, we can combat the anxiety or drudgery many students feel.
Once the students get more comfortable with the material they relax, enjoy
it more and progress faster. Success breeds success!
- A student has mastered the grade level material and is
bored with math because no appropriate challenge is presented.
This happens because some teachers don't recognize exceptional
math ability or know how to nurture it. My experience with these
students allows me to provide sufficient challenge. The students
then grow at their true potential and have more fun besides.
I quantify and document each student's progress, which may
help in working with the schools toward appropriate class placement.
There is no charge for the first one-hour session, to give you
a chance to get to know me and determine if my teaching style
is a good match for you. Email me using the contact
information below. If you don't get a response quickly, give me
a call at 408-737-8192.
||Paul Mennen's Biography:
I graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BSEE
and earned a Masters degree from Stanford in Electrical Engineering
with a minor in statistics. In my three decades as an engineer I
specialized in Fourier analysis and global positioning systems,
both highly mathematical specialties.
If you want to know even more about me, visit my website -
Even before starting Math Inspired Tutoring 10 years ago, I have always mixed
teaching with whatever else I was doing. I first recognized
my talent for teaching when my four siblings (including
an older sister) would request my help, especially in math. This trend
continued into college where my classmates would line up outside
my door for help with just about any subject. I also tutored
my own children including some home schooling (several years of math
and one year of physics). I am a past director of the Stanford
Math Circle, and have logged about 300 hours as a flight instructor
including both primary and instrument training.