Math and Science Tutor by Math Tutor DVD is an application that has hundreds of videos lessons that cross different disciplines that range from basic math to mechanical engineering! It is amazing that these videos are geared for young students all the way to university level. The list of courses not only includes basic math, algebra, and geometry for young students but also encompasses physics, chemistry, electrical and mechanical engineering for students in universities. I don't think there are any other apps that teach across such a variety of grade levels within the same app! This is also one of the few apps available that teaches higher grade levels.
Variety of Courses
- Basic Math (Arithmetic)
- Algebra 1 & 2
- College Algebra
- Trig & PreCalculus
- Calculus 1, 2, & 3
- Differential Equations
- Calculator Tutorials
- Physics 1, 2, & 3
- Probability & Statistics
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Engineering Math
- Java Programming
- Matlab, MS Word, MS Excel
- Science Experiments
There are new videos added regularly, so if there is a question you need to be answered, then there is a high chance that it is answered in one of the upcoming videos.
Detailed Video Lessons
The instructor thoroughly explains every step while teaching in these videos. He also talks about the things students often mistake and how to avoid simple errors, he elaborates what the key is to understand that specific course. In the math videos, he mentions that students should just watch the video first and not try to work on anything. This is a great recommendation as it'll prevent the students from being distracted by trying to follow along and solve the problem. Once they understand the concept students can watch the video again and be prepared for what is to come.
It is easy to understand anything when it is taught visually, and the instructor does an amazing job with using visuals. For example, the image on the right is from a video teaching fractions. The instructor taught step by step how to add two fractions with the same denominator and drew slices of pizza to explain it, which would make it really simple for students to understand.
All the courses look amazing mainly because of how rich they are with content. The course that caught my attention was the one about Calculator Tutorials. This is because I remember when I first started using a graphing calculator, it was difficult for me to understand all its components.In this video, the instructor explains the components of a graphing calculator in details at a gradual pace for students. I wish I had videos like these available when I first started learning about using a graphing calculator.
Watch Latest Courses and Favorite a Video
The latest courses available are on the home page of the app, allowing students following a specific area can see more videos of that course as soon as they become available. In addition to the awesome courses, there is a feature in the app that allows students to favorite the videos. This is an excellent feature as many times students might like a to return to a video in the future or if they have a set of videos they are interested in watching, then this feature makes it easier for them to find their favorites. If students find a video really useful, they can send a link to the app with a title of the video to their share with friends. This could be helpful during collaborative/cooperative study groups where students often help each other solve problems together.
Lastly, Math and Science Tutor is available on the iPhone and iPad, so students can view lessons on the go. Imagine the amount of time saved if you want to learn something new, you can pull up a detailed video right on your device!
TWA asked Jason Gibson a few questions and found out that he has is the teacher in every single video and we also certified that he has the credentials to teach math. He has degrees in:
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Houston
Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas
Masters of Science in Physics, Univ. of Houston at Clear Lake
🔆 Math Tutor is a free app that comes with around 700 free lessons in all subject areas. All 1,500 lessons can be unlocked for $19.99 per month, which is much less expensive than private in-home tutoring."