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Purpose

   The purpose of this organization is to provide microcomputer and computer networking technologies and information technology expertise to assist adult learners to build academic skills using the written language of mathematics, improving the learner's abilities to read, reason with, and write the abstract symbols, statements, relations, equations, and apply the rules used in mathematics, providing the learner with the ability to demonstrate their math skills in their post-secondary program of study.

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You need a math tutor if...

   There are many problems that may interfere with a persons ability to learn a subject. This list is not complete but represents some of the more common difficul;ties, many of which go unidentified by the learner until they discuss with a tutor what the problem might be.

A math tutor can help if you have experienced any of these problems:

  • Lose focus in the classroom.
  • Have cognitive impairments.
  • Cannot understand the teacher.
  • Pain or discomfort from old injuries.
  • Feelings of anxiety in the classroom.
  • Had a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Are re-taking the course.
  • Your instructor or counselor suggests a tutor.
  • The longer you sit, the less you can remember.
  • Affected by post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Cannot remember significant portions of lectures.
  • Problems taking notes and keeping up with the lecture.
  • Cannot do a problem by yourself without expaining it to someone else.
  • Not able to obtain individualized tutorial assistance at your school.
  • Grades consistently a "C" or lower.
  • Have failed the course previously.
  • You have a disability you want kept private.

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Mathematics Content Areas

    Course contents can change from school to school, discipline to discipline, region to region. An intermediate course in one profession is often the beginning course of another, and an advanced course in yet another. Regardless of the topics in a course, our tutors will keep the learner on task and on time with the material specified by the instructor. The objective is to communicate with the learner in a manner that he/she can understand, minimizing the learner's frustration and maximizing retention and recall.

   We provide individualized tutorial services in Algebra (Beginning, Intermediate, College Level, and Professional Technical), Trigonometry (Academic and Professional Technical), Linear Algebra, Statistics (Introductory and Professional Technical), Calculus (Single Variable Only)
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Our Math Tutors

   Meet our Math tutors! Well, one math tutor anyway. As a client base is developed we will add the other tutors photographs and informatioon here.

Math Tutor: Andrew Van Osdol Andrew Van Osdol

Degrees in Computer Programming Systems Technology, Mathematics, and Human Resource Training and Development. Service Disabled Veteran and company owner/operator.

   

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Why Should You Know Math?

   If you are one of the multitude of people in a post-secondary school who believes mathematics is a series of painful tests you must pass with a "C" or at least a "D" before you can graduate then you need more information. Mathematics in the world today represents higher order thinking skills and abstract reasoning. It is used to communicate how everything works. It is a language you can use to solve problems and communicate precise information to others. Without mathematics there would be no society. No business, no communications, no cellular phones, no refrigerators, no shopping, and no abundant sources of food. Without mathematics society today would be very much like the Dark Ages.

   Novice engineers and scientists often think that the math on a job is done by computer. Often it is, after it is done by people. Programed calculations can be interrupted, entered incorrectly or in the wrong order. We operate the computers; the computers do not operate us. So who checks the computer's calculations? People do. We check the computer, make changes, and re-run the programed calculations. The process of debugging a design is similar to "Wash, rinse, and repeat." This is how design errors are discovered.

   One example of an extreme design error is in the units of measurement for an O-ring manufacturing specification. This error changed the size slightly, altering how the O-ring would contract/expand in outside temperatures colder than 40 degrees Fahrenheit. 7 lives were lost on February 1st 1986 when the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff. NASA and the manufacturer, Morton Thiokol, chose to disregard the warnings of the engineers who found the vulnerability months before.
Space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after takeoff on February 1st 1986. The space shuttle Challenger STS-51L crew. In back, from left to right: Ellison S. Onizuka, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, and Judy Resnik. In front, from left to right: Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ron McNair
   If you are a member of a design team you may never know what your design will be used for. If you do, as in the case of the Challenger O-ring, or you are checking one of your peers work, you will need to communicate your findings. Would the administration of Morton-Thiokol and NASA be able to understand what the engineers found? If so then how could they approve a launch when it was 18 degrees Fahrenheit, 22 degrees colder than the coldest operating temperature of the O-ring? Mathematics is what allowed the engineers to find the design flaw of the O-ring. Administrators not understanding the mathematics describing the flaw is what killed the Challenger crew.
    When you learn mathematics you will know how to identify, communicate effectively, and correct errors that may result in disaster for someone in the future.
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Meeting and Training Room

   The eInstructor.Net Meeting / Training room is available for use by any of the companies and organizations who maintain their offices in the ISU Business and Technology Research Center. The room is equipped with an Interactive White Board (IWB and projector, computer, and sound system which can be used in a variety of ways. The IWB can be used to present Internet content or content from a laptop computer equipped with a wireless network interface card (NIC). Anything written on the IWB with its pens or your own finger can be saved for future reference. You can use Skype or another provider to share the IWB with multiple remote viewers. Your entire presentation, including attendees and your interaction with remote viewers can be recorded with suitable lead time is provided.


Meeting and Training room is located in Suite 107 of ISU's Business and Technology Research Center
   It would not be possible to have this room available and equipped without the support of people in our community. Material contributions have been made by ISU's Business and Technology Research Center, ISU's RISE (Research & Innovation In Science & Engineering), ISU's Dept. of Dental Hygiene, ISU Networking and Telecommunications, the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and Columbia Computer Consulting.
Thank you for supporting eInstructor.Net project.
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Back to School - Computer Systems and Peripherals

   None at this time. Please check back this summer before the fall term begins.

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Educational Technology - Hardware and Software for Learning

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Links - Web Sites, Projects, and Resources

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Contact Information

   A. G. Van Osdol and Company is located in Suite 107-D of the Business and Technology Research Center at Idaho State University in Pocatello Idaho just past On Semiconductor above Reed Gymnasium on the upper ISU campus.

Idaho state University (ISU) Business and Technology Research Center in Pocatello Idaho.
ISU Business and Technology Research Center, 1651 Alvin Ricken Dr., Pocatello Idaho

A. G. Van Osdol and Company
1651 Alvin Ricken Dr. Suite 107-D
Pocatello ID 83201

Telephone: (208)240-0725
Email: Coming Soon

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