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Buying your algebra, calculus, physics tutor dvds has been the best educational investment. From high school to college these three have been my weakest subject.
Because of your math tutor dvds and your teaching technique my grades have never been the same. I went from a 'C' to an 'A' student last semester.
I tell all my friends who have difficulty in math, calculus, or physics that there is help available at Math Tutor DVD. It would be selfish to keep this information to myself! Jason i have two words for you, THANK YOU.
L. Joseph Matawan NJ,
I've been a Software Engineer for the past 9 years, who's been involved in the development of programs without much need for calculus or physics. Recently an opportunity came up to get involved in R&D area, which required a good working knowledge of physics and advanced math.
I panicked as it's been over 10 years since I last studied math and over 20 years since I've looked at any physics book. I was extremely lucky to come across MathTutor DVDs, which in very short time allowed me to come up to speed in 3 areas: trigonometry, physics, and calculus.
MathTutor DVDs are fantastic! Jason presents the material in a clear and well-organized form. I was completely terrified of physics, but just after the first lecture I felt at ease. Presentations are filled with working examples that solidify each concept presented in a lesson. I only wish that instructors like Jason were around when I was a student. As a result of listening to MathTutor lectures, I was able to jump into differential equations class without any further preparation or review.
Jason's ability to present the concepts in a highly organized manner removes any barriers to learning! Jason's DVDs are a sure way to lay a solid foundation in any subject that is being offered by MathTutor. Grades are guaranteed to soar! I am looking forward to upcoming MathTutor DVDs in advanced calculus and physics. If I ever hear anyone complaining about how tough math or physics are, I know exactly where to send them: MathTutorDVD.com!
I have 3 kids (Ray is the oldest) and we all work on math 15 minutes a day. That's it. It is amazing how much they learn in 3-4 years. There is no way a teacher can replicate it in class. Your videos help me to explain things to the kids when i am stuck (and teach me things i never learned). My kids' teachers think my kids are really smart, but the truth is that teachers are not used to seeing kids 3-4 grades ahead in math and that is all I have done, again in only 15 minutes a day.
Any motivated parent can do the same thing with the assistance of videos like yours. I am convinced it can change a kid's life. One of my sons is really not that smart, but since he is so far ahead in math, he is also identified as very smart. Without the extra math instruction, he would be an ordinary student, not very motived and not feeling that great about himself and school. With the extra math instruction, he is happy about going to school and wants to learn. he sees that he is better at something than most of the kids and it spurs him on to keep learning.
Just want to tell you how much we are enjoying your DVDs. Your methods are so clear that my seven year old son was grasping the trigonometry lessons. I'm picking up some new stuff too, even though I went beyond calculus during my school years.
I like your DVD's because I've found most math books skip steps when explaining a process or problem because the publishers think everyone knows the missing step. It's so frustrating. Watching your videos is wonderful because, as you work the problems, you show and explain every step. No skipping steps here. You also treat your viewers as if they are intelligent and never talk down to us.
I am a senior citizen who is completing a degree I started years ago and a college algebra course is all I need to complete that degree. I almost gave up, trying to relearn and catch up with the algebra I needed, but having your DVD's gave me the confidence to trudge through the algebra course and finish my degree. Completing the degree will be one of the the bright spots in my life and I feel I can even go further. Perhaps a Master's Degree? I really feel I can do it. Thank you for your willingness to share your expertise and talent of teaching. You and your DVD's are priceless.
I recently decided to return to college to attain my bachelor's degree in Finance. The only problem with my plan was that I knew I would have to take a calculus class as a prerequisite to admission to the business school I plan to attend.
I'm admittedly math-phobic, and the prospect of taking calculus was especially daunting for me since it had been over 10 years since my last college math course. In searching for study aids to get me up to speed in preparation for calculus, I came across the Math Tutor DVD series, and I'm really glad I did.
I started off with the Pre Algebra / Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 DVD's, then moved on the Pre-Calculus / Trig DVD, all of which helped me sail through my precalculus course. All of the instruction and examples on the DVD's are very clearly explained, and Jason's style of teaching definitely makes the viewer very comfortable with the material being presented.
I'm now taking my calculus class, and with the continued help of Jason's Calculus Tutor DVD, I'm progressing well- concepts that might otherwise have been difficult for me are making sense because I have the DVD to clarify and reinforce what I'm learning in school. I would highly recommend the Math Tutor DVD series to anyone studying math who may need extra help in not only passing, but doing well in their pursuits!
To start my year right, I listened to your Trig and Pre-calc DVDs. Yes, I am in a dork family of humans. I found the lectures very clear, straight to the point, and the pace was just right for me, who has not seen any calculus or trig in the past 10 years and need to come up to speed fast. I will tackle Physics DVDs next (my last physics class was back in late 70'ies!!!) and then go for Calculus. Thank you so much for this great product! I tried to brush up using various books, and found myself fast asleep, curled up in a fetus position. So these DVDs are terrific! Thank you very much!!!
Just wanted to let you know that, thanks to the foundation I got from your DVD's (especially the precalculus DVD) I was able to pass my precalculus course this semester with an A! I definitely owe a lot to your DVD's because they got me up to speed before I started the course- the concepts weren't nearly as difficult as they might otherwise have been. Anyway, thanks for making such a great product, and keep up the great work!
After many years away from school and formal math instruction I'm going to be taking a pre-calc course in the fall (need to have calculus to go to business school). I'm using your DVD's to brush up on my math skills.
I just finished the Algebra DVD, and will be starting the Algebra 2 DVD this evening. Hopefully I'll get through the pre-calculus DVD before September :) Anyway, I wanted to say that your DVD's and your teaching method are excellent, and I'm really happy I purchased them. You make the course material clear and easily understandable. I'll definitely recommend your courses to anyone looking to get a better understanding of their math studies! Keep up the great work-
Jason, I have bought ALL your math and phisics videos. Didn't learn about the bundle until I had already ordered most of them. But I don't mind...your videos are worth even twice the price! You have a serious teaching gift. Proof is, I'm watching your DVDs when I would normally be out and about. Never thought I could learn math. I'm blasting straight through to calculus and then physics. I really enjoy this, and am thinking about a career change. Great job!!!
I am mum of a severely Autistic child and an Applied Behaviour Therapist who supports 17 Autistic children who are home schooled. I work with all three - children who have Aspergers, Autism and ADHD.
My son's Math teacher is so funny, here in the UK -- teachers are generic and not specifically trained in Math, before introducing a new subject -- he comes down and borrows your DVDs and plans his lessons around you!!!.
Last month he looked at Algebra for his lesson for year 7 (12 year olds) and then called my son (15years) into his class to explain Algebra to the class! I really am very impressed with the way my son, Dylan, has progressed, he has been getting A* s for about 6 months now, lowest mark in Math has been 98%! Not bad for a kid whose highest mark before was 60%! Best $100 I have spent!
I am actually going to start using some of your DVDs with another child who has Aspergers -- and is having difficulty in Math -- who knows, he might like learning with you too! Many
Hi Jason, I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying the math and physics DVD's I recently purchased from you. I love both subjects but have never had much of a chance to go to school and learn them correctly. The video's are helping to fill that void.
By the way, from being a Low achieving student in Maths, since buying DVDs from you, my son is now in the top 3 of the school. He has also has been entered in the upper tier exams in Maths, that is only for the very high achievers!!! In less than a year you have made my son actually enjoy Math. He now actually wants to go on and study pure mathematics at university! -- I can't thank you enough. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Just wanted to let you know that, with the help of your DVD, I absolutely destroyed my college Trigonometry class. Out of 500 possible points I got a 492, for a 98.4% final score. We had three major exams in the class, and my scores were 100%, 100% and 98.2% on the final exam. I've already ordered your Calculus 1&2 tutorial to help me through Calc this Fall.
Thank you for a wonderful product. I recently returned to school in order to complete my BS CIS degree, after being away for 12 years. I was starting to panic since I am scheduled to take an advanced calculus course later this summer. Your Calculus 1+2 is a great refresher, as well as filling in many holes missed the first time I took this. A good teacher can make a world of difference. In fact, I was so impressed, I just ordered the rest of your series for my 14-year-old daughter so we have it if she needs it.
I have read books, used software, & used expensive calculators but this DVD surpasses them all. If a picture is worth a thousand words then to see examples worked out & explained is worth a million. Well worth the money.
I will be taking up my masters degree soon and throught about giving my math a quick and compound revision...did not want to learn or revise from books...too time consuming...so I bought the whole DVD of Mr.Gibson...This guy is the dream math teacher everyone should have had at college....I can't believe the patience and details he injects into this course....Its not hard to get lost in his courses, it is impossible!!
Even on advanced topics he still explains how he's doing addition and subtraction...crazy stuff...good for us anyway....he just confirmed what I always thought...if you think Math is hard...it's just that you had wrong teachers making you believe the wrong things....5 stars!
My sister and I both love your math tutorials. Your math dvds helped me to complete my AP Calculus class which allowed me to graduate from high school last year, when I was ten (10) years old. My parents will be buying the rest of your dvds for my younger brother.
I am a homeschooling mom who has a 15 year-old son with a gift for math and science. I never formally completed any math higher than algebra, but with your videos-WOW.I am working through calculus 2 and physics 1,and am able to continue teaching my son. You are not just teaching students,you are training teachers. Thank-you. Your DVDs are, beyond a doubt, well worth the money.
Dear Mr. Gibson,
My name is Lia Walker, and my mother, Irene Walker, spoke to you on my behalf regarding my physics troubles. When I began my college physics course, I seriously contemplated dropping the class and taking it at later date because my professor was not thoroughly explaining the concepts, nor working out any examples, and his only advice to his students was, "Read the book, and you'll be fine." Honestly, I, along with the rest of the class, was totally lost, which is against the norm for a dedicated and hard working student like myself who will exhaust all possible available means within reason before giving up at any task. However, upon receiving your most helpful DVDs which both explain the concepts in an easy-to-understand fashion and helps to reinforce the concepts by providing step-by-step examples, my grades have improved, my confidence has been boosted, and my fellow classmates often come to me for assistance in a physics study group that we organized ourselves!!!!!
Thank you, Mr. Gibson for creating such a wonderful supplemental tool, and whenever I think "physics," I will think of you!
Thanks for my latest package of DVDs. I am a High School Physics & Math teacher here in Australia and use your DVDs for both personal use as well as showing them in my classes. I will look forward to your up-coming DVD on Matrix Algebra and Differential Equations particularly. Being a Physics teacher I am particularly keen to know if you have any plans for extending your Physics range, e.g Thermodynamics; aspects of Quantum Mechanics…?
Keep up the good work, Jason. My students all find your approach very accessible and I'm learning a lot as well!
B. Homewood, Victoria, Australia
We have been using your DVD's in our homeschooling and absolutely love them! We looked and looked and the only thing that helped the girls with their math were these DVD's. When it came to geometry, your DVD was put in as a request from my children!!! WOW!!! My oldest is very picky, so to have her request this meant something.
First, awesome products! My 11 year old gifted son is totally into math now. Words used to be his thing but now, since using your math DVDs, math is what thrills him. He can't wait to bust through the algebra DVDs so he can continue on to geometry and trig.
What can I say sir?
Your DVD collection is nothing short of superb!
Thanks for everything, the teaching is crystal clear, concise and straight to the point. A must have investment for any smart buyer.
Olu O., United Kingdom
Ive been out of college for about 10 years planning on returning for a change in careers and getting a PHD in chemistry & some extra physics courses as well. I still have most of my old text books and have been studying from all of them (from the begining!), since the 10 year gap from leaving school has placed an almost comparable gap in memory to say the least.. advanced algebra,Trig, calculus, statistics, physics along with chemistry and organic chemistry...
It seemed like a daunting task that would have taken me a "minimum" of 4 to 5 months Just to get up to speed. Ive done very well in chemistry and well in my math and physics but the math and physics have always been somewhat of a challenge for me because a large portion of the knowledge of these fields of study had been mechanical memory and application , leaving me with a lingering sense of unease when it came to calculus and physics.
I happened to search online to see if there were any DVD courses in these fields that would at least help me eliminate some of these FAT text books ive been going through.
I found just a handful along with your courses. As I read through what all these courses offered and compared, the startling difference that stood out in all comparison was the amount of hours of material offered. Your material had way more material to offer and at a cheaper price!! This was pretty odd to me and my skeptical side thought perhaps the material isnt as good, so on I went to check out one of your free sample videos.
Wow! I have to say I was very impressed to say the least. Your knowledge and mastery of the topic was obvious, though what stood out to me even more was your care & effort in conveying that knowledge in a way that is "understood" as to why and how what your teaching is used.As opposed to feeding information and having people memorize it.
In Just that small sample video I actually got a new understanding of something I had known through mechanical means. I was so impressed I actually watched ALL the sample videos!. And without fail the quality and detail of conveying "knowledge and understanding" was apparent in every single course.. I was so impressed I went ahead and purchased the whole supersaver math and physics bundle!!
With your programs There is no doubt in my mind that I will have the confidence I was lacking that comes from "understanding" concepts that traditional education leaves us understanding in just a mechanical way. Im so looking forward to starting the program.
Jason you are the man!
Your series has literally changed my life. I have always had a pathological fear of math and now, thanks to you, all of that is gone. I know this is something that can be learned. You are an amazing teacher. My question is what's next? I have several of your DVDs and will eventually get them all but I am curious as to how complete this is as far as a total education in math. I don't wish to get a degree or anything like that but I would like to become proficient in math. I would like to take my new found attitude toward math and use it to take me into a deeper understanding of math.
BTW, I just ordered the geometry video for my daughter and will soon be ordering the calculus DVDs for my son. Please let me know when you are going to be putting out more videos (especially chemistry) and let me know when you are going to issue your IPO. I want to make some money back. Thanks again. You really are the best.
I am returning to school after 15 years. I left my junior year as a math and computer science major to accept a position as a computer systems administrator. The jobs got better, and I got busier, so I never found my way back to school. Truthfully, though, part of the reason I didn't go back was my lack of motivation from the lack of quality instruction. The university I was attending had some great programs, but there were only a handful of good mathematics and computer science instructors--which meant I had a lot of mediocre classes!
Anyway … after all this time, I'm finally ready to finish my degree. Not wanting to repeat a lot of math courses, I began looking for tutorials to bring me back up-to-speed on pre-Calculus and Calc I material. I happened upon your Website and began ordering DVDs. I wish I had known just how good--make that great!!!--these DVDs are; I would have "bit the bullet" and ordered the collection all at one time!
So … I've finished your pre-Calc and Calc I DVDs (of course, I still refer back to them) and I'm enrolled in a Calc II class at one of our local community colleges. Unfortunately, I'm once again in a class with an instructor who is an excellent mathematician, but a poor instructor. No problem … I have your Calc II DVDs!!! (BTW -- I just ordered Calc III, as well!)
I've rambled all this time to say:
* You are truly a gifted instructor
* I understand--yes, understand--Calculus primarily because of your help
* You have played a huge part in my return to college
* THANK YOU!!! … I am grateful!
My name is Bill and I reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am a physics student and have been studying physics both in a formal class setting and a lot of self study at home for about 7 years.
I have your physics 1, 2, calculus 1, 2, and the matrix algebra tutor dvds and never have I been taught the fundamentals as well as the advanced materials for math and physics in such vivid detail! You explain EVERY step of the problem and SHOW how to derive the correct equations including ALL of the mathematical processes needed to obtain the solution!
I am a middle-aged man and have extensive experience in classroom learning and you have by far surpassed all of my mentor professors! Your courses are for everyone who wants to learn physics or math without all the "stuffiness" many find in other settings. I will be purchasing many more of your dvds and if possible can you add me to your list of upcoming dvds? Your videos are second to none! I look forward to hearing from you soon.
This DVD and the bundle (1-7th grade, Fractions thru Algebra, etc) have been an absolute Godsend and I value each of them. You truly are a treasure to share your knowledge and help others--like myself. Thank you. Were it not for your generosity and the stellar job on these DVDs, I would not have been able to get my GED and go on to nursing school--after waiting for my children to get old enough so I could do something I'd waited nearly 20 years to do--no longer suffer the embarrassment of being a 'drop-out' and become the nurse I couldn't have without knowing the math.
I've recommended your DVDs (and the website to order) to all 50 of my fellow classmates. I hope they'll order and it will somehow make a dent in the gratitude I owe you.