Technical Tutoring is a free, online STEM tutoring reference and resource that provides concise, rapid, readable, simple, single webpage explanations of topics in arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, UNIX, Linux and physical science. Future planned additions will cover diverse topics in computing, databases, physics, astronomy, statistics and engineering. The goal of each page is "one topic, one page". The pages are useful for home schooling, high-school students, college undergraduate students, graduate students and anyone else wishing to refresh old knowledge or self educate.
Technical Tutoring ceased offering one-on-one tutoring in 1998 after the proprietor began work in the computer industry. The results of two decades of teaching and tutoring are slowly being posted on these pages. Access to the web pages is free for all interested parties. All work here is copyrighted, so feel free to make personal use of the help pages but do not sell, package, transmit, nor plagarize any of the documents here. Permission for reasonable personal use as a study aid is hereby granted, but any use beyond that, including but not limited to plagarism, unauthorized copying or sale is forbidden. All rights reserved. All material © Hyper-Ad Enterprises, Inc. 1996 - present.
Got a math, chemistry or physics topic you would like to see in example format? Users of this site are welcome to suggest topics they feel would be useful to themselves and others. If we get enough demand for a particular topic, we'll prioritze publishing. There can be a time lag, but by all means, let us know and we'll do what we can to get some reasonable material up as soon as possible. These pages take time to create, so please be patient with us. You are welcome to tell your teachers about this site and have them suggest topics.
Notes on recommended books:
We were college students once. We remember needing more graduated problems. We just wanted to work our way up the knowledge ladder and perform on their tests. It wasn't easy with the materials at hand at the time. Because of that we spent years teaching others, and authored this website. We recommended Schaum's Outlines to our students because they were inexpensive, light on theory, heavy on worked out problems, and readily available almost everywhere. Furthermore, there is probably a Schaum's Outline available for nearly every subject an undergraduate could hope for, and a few that are appropriate for graduate students as well. The books we recommend are good, and in almost all cases we actually used them ourselves.
If you think you have found a mistake on any of these pages, we definitely do want you to send an e-mail. Please be as specific as possible. Alert readers have thus far found several errors and we are grateful for their attention to detail.
You are welcome to link to these pages. They have been up since May 1996, and are likely to be stable for some time to come. If you want trade links, drop us an e-mail with the URL of the link to these pages (the link will be checked) and we'll reply with the URL of the link from these pages to yours. It will add some traffic to both sites.
In response to the growing home school movement, we added pages intended for younger students (age 9 and above). Children so young may lack the reading or attention skills to benefit from how-to websites, so the new material is aimed at parents and other interested adults. We started with math, in particular, the very excellent speed arithmetic devised by Jacow Trachtenburg. Conceived while a prisoner in the Nazi concentration camps, Dr. Trachtenburg created a method which has been proven to aid even very math-challenged kids do complicated arithmetic fast and accurately. This method is also suitable for adults wishing to self-educate. We've included a link to get the original text from Amazon. We are delighted that it is still available. Please read the Introduction carefully - as with all educational materials, it is wise to find out as much as possible prior to committing your kids to this or any other non-standard math methods. We think the methods are wonderful, and remove much of the drudgery associated with learning math.