Scott Hertzog Tutoring & Guitar Lessons

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About Scott Hertzog Tutoring & Guitar Lessons

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I provide in-person tutoring in ka napolis/Concord/Davidson/Cornelius areas as well as online sessions via Skype.

* statistics
* algebra
* geometry
* precalculus
* physics
* Math 140, 060, 070, 090, 141, 161, 263...
* COMPASS Placement Test
* finance/economics/probablility/statistics

I am well versed in the following:

* chemistry (my undergraduate major at University of Arizona)
* physics through college introductory courses
* math from algebra through trigonometry, geometry and calculus (including statistics, economics and finance)
* computer usage (web search, statistics/math packages such as MATLAB, Mathematica and SPSS, Microsoft Office and Excel formula usage and macro programming)
* beginning guitar and music theory (having played guitar for over 30 years, including playing in my high school stage band and as an accompanist for my high school choir, playing in rock bands as well as solo singer/songwriter styles)

I like to challenge students to think about the problems they are trying to solve and make sure to give suggestions about study skills that will help them learn on their own.


6012 Bayfield Pkwy, #131
Concord, NC 28027

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  • 5/5 stars Math Tutoring Verified Review

    Scott was a Godsend. He the notion of tutor dedication to student success, staying up till 4 am to make sure I finished in time!

Question and answer

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. As a part-time adjunct faculty member at Wake Tech North and WTCC West, I helped students in the Math & Science Center, so I am well versed in current college level math and science courses. I had broad exposure and training in adapting to individual learning styles and enjoy explaining concepts so that students understand them.

I help students all the way from remedial math up to computer programming, statistics, finance and chemistry, and since I see a lot of students there, I am very current with the subject matter.

I like to think that my background in counseling helps me to be able to empathize with clients and to be able to encourage them - I love to be able to see 'the light go on' when my clients finally 'get' something they have been having trouble understanding.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Getting to see the 'a-ha!' expressions on the face of my students.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I helped a PhD student with some basic data entry into SPSS (data labels) and data retrieval, which was straightforward - once you knew which of the myriad of analysis tools to use.

It turned out that to find the mean (average) of the factors (e.g. you have two types of professors at two types of University (Rank, University Type). Use Analysis->General Linear Model - Univariate, and include the Rank*University Type Factors in the "Display Means" box.

Worked like a charm ;)

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. As a part time adjunct faculty member with Wake Tech Community College, I took continuing education courses every semester to keep up with the latest in education and in the subject matter we help with in the math and science center.

I also keep up with the latest developments in the field by interacting with professors and high school teachers and discussing learning strategies with them.

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