My goal in education is to provide a comfortable learning experience for my students and identify their strengths and weaknesses so that we can improve their abilities in learning. The learning outcomes are usually are improved confidence resulting in better grades!
I have been tutoring all levels of Mathematics ranging from Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, to Calculus, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra for over 20 years.
My students have come from many different schools including Oakland Community College, Wayne State University, Lawrence Technological University, Henry Ford Community College, Oakland Schools, Novi Public Schools, Southfield Public Schools, and Walled Lake Public Schools.
Here are some of their quotes:
“GARY GAVE ME CONFIDENCE IN MY ABILITY TO DO ANY TYPE OF MATH PROBLEM AND TO BE A STRONG MATH STUDENT. “
Lahser High School Student
“I FOUND GARY’S MEMORY OF FORMULAS AND THEOREMS VERY IMPRESSIVE. HE TOOK DIFFICULT IDEAS AND RESTATED THEM IN EASY TO UNDERSTAND CONCEPTS. “
Oakland Community College Student
“HE HELPED ME BY MAKING MATH FUN (AS FUN AS MATH CAN BE) IN A RELAXED ENVIRONMENT THAT WAS CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING. DURING THE TIME I WAS TUTORED, MY GRADE WENT UP 2 LETTERS.“
Marion High School Student
Experienced, energetic professional educator seeking the opportunity to educate others in the field of Mathematics
Over twenty years of successful teaching experience with a reputation for creative assessments, exciting instruction, and excellent classroom management skills.
Comfortable and experienced developing rapport with and lending support to students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Qualified to teach various levels of mathematics to university, college, impaired, online and industrial audiences.
Enthusiastic instructor, providing information clearly in a manner designed to allow the student to learn easily in a comfortable atmosphere.
Communicates with faculty and students warmly and diplomatically.
Use of state-of-the-art software and the Internet to provide quality learning materials and assessment tools.
Deeply committed to high quality education for college and university students.
Created an environment of contagious enthusiasm and winning results – Students are comfortable participating in the learning process. As a result, most students perform well in class.
Have delivered mathematics to all levels of the community including adult education, corporate workshops, private tutoring, online audiences, industrial classes, high school courses, college level and university teacher assistantship.
Provided one-on-one tutoring in all levels of mathematics.
o "I can always depend on Mr. Davis to help me better understand the material and have my questions answered with easy-to-understand explanations." – University of Detroit - Jesuit tutoring student
o Mr. Davis has helped me by showing me the fundamentals of Pre-calculus. My grade has raised two full letter marks and I expect my grade to continue to rise thanks to Mr. Davis. He is the best math tutor I've ever had." - Waterford Mott Student
o "Mr. Davis is a wonderful teacher. He makes class fun. He's thorough and fair as well." - Oakland Community College Student
Planning and Testing
Provide comprehensive syllabus first day of class. Some topics include: class time, instructor contact information, grading policies/scale, class agenda, course topics per test, assigned homework, and a document on how to do well in a mathematics class.
Provide textbook quality tests that are designed to be clear and organized. Upon submission, computer-generated solutions are distributed for full comprehension.
Developed Algebra and Trigonometry Placement Examinations for Baker College of Owosso.
Staff Development and Honors
Participated in various workshops including: Math Enrichment for UAW-Ford Rouge Academy, Distance Learning Workshop for Baker College of Owosso, and Using the Texas Instruments Calculator in the mathematics classroom for Oakland Community College.
Honored in Oakland Community College's Adjunct Advisor.
Honored in Oakland Community College's Adjunct Advisor.
Received grant from Lawrence Technological University to develop complete Online Precalculus Course
Nominated for Outstanding Faculty Member at Oakland Community College.
Alumni of Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Fraternity
Videomathteacher, LLC – Farmington Hills, Michigan
Owner, Developer, Video Instructor, 2007 - 2010
Description: Formed the business and website (concealed information) which provides monthly subscription to any user having trouble in Mathematics. Users can browse or search a database composed of subjects ranging from Arithmetic through Calculus. Selected material is then outputted in printable worksheets that have links to streamed videos. Content of videos are in the form of worked examples, discussions, and proofs. Current available video database contains over 10,500 worked problems.
Oakland Community College - Orchard Ridge, Southfield and Royal Oak, Highland Lakes, MI
Mathematics Instructor, 1994 to 2010
Description: Have been providing quality instruction throughout all courses offered at Oakland Community College including Arithmetic, Business Math, Finite Mathematics, Algebra (Beginning, Intermediate, and College), Trigonometry, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, and Calculus.
Schoolcraft College - Livonia, MI
Mathematics Instructor, 1998 to 2014
Description: Have been providing quality instruction in many courses such as Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, Trigonometry, College Algebra, Calculus, and Business Calculus
Lawrence Technological University - Southfield, MI
Mathematics Instructor, 2002 to 2007
Description: Have been providing quality instruction in the subjects of Trigonometry and Calculus. Achievements include extensive use of the Internet, Blackboard and graphing calculator technology in the aid in learning mathematics.
Mathematics Tutorial Services, West Bloomfield, MI
Private Mathematics Tutor, 1/1988 - Present
Description: Provide quality tutorial services to university, college, apprenticeship, community education, online and high school students from Oakland County in all subjects including Integrated Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus.
Henry Ford Community College - Dearborn, MI
Mathematics Instructor, 8/1996 to 8/98
Description: Taught Beginning Algebra and Trigonometry
Baker College - Owosso, MI
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 11/1994 - 6/1996
Description: Taught full course load of mathematics courses from Algebra to Business Calculus on the college level. Assisted in professional duties to the college such as developing placement tests, assisting in summer orientation, and contributing to learning workshops.
Rouge Academy - Dearborn, MI
Skills Enhancement Instructor, 11/1991 - 12/1994
Description: Taught UAW-Ford workers mathematical and computer-related topics that are associated with current working conditions that were designed to improve performance in the industrial workplace.
Southfield Adult Education - Southfield, MI
Mathematics Teacher, 1/1992 - 1/1994
Description: Taught self-developed mathematics courses that were designed to remove fear from learning mathematics. Several courses offered include Algebra Without Fear I/II and Calculus Without Fear I/II.
Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
M.A., Mathematics, 12/93
Emphasis in Teaching University and College Mathematics
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
B.A., Mathematics, 6/91
Major/Minor: Mathematics/ Computer Science
Andover High School - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Secondary Degree, 6/86
References Available Upon Request
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