The Austin Math Tutor
Chester W. Martin    (512) 923-1137
Definition of the Derivative:
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. -- Thomas Carruthers
If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder. -- Pope John Paul I
Slope of the Tangent Line:
Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century. -- Bob Perelman
A university professor set an examination question in which he asked what is the difference between ignorance and apathy. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don't know and I don't care. -- Richard Pratt
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. -- Socrates
Instantaneous Velocity:
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. -- Mark Twain
Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. -- G. M. Trevelyan
Special Trigonometric Limits:
Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot. -- Anonymous
Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world. -- Albert Einstein
Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. -- Albert Einstein
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
Squeeze Theorem:
Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. -- Engineer's Motto
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? -- Thomas Henry Huxley
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. -- William James
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. -- Oscar Levant
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. -- Abraham Lincoln
Linear Approximations:
Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing. -- Konrad Lorenz
A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak. -- Michael Garrett Marino
Newton's Method:
If written directions alone would suffice, libraries wouldn't need to have the rest of the universities attached. -- Judith Martin
We are drowning in information, but starved for knowledge. -- John Naisbilt
L'Hospital's Rule:
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. -- Isaac Newton
Where n is a
positive Integer.
Look alive. Here comes a buzzard. -- Pogo, comic strip by Walt Kelly
(use in cases of the
indeterminate form)
Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it. -- George Bernard Shaw
Where n is a
positive Integer.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said, I don't know. -- Mark Twain
Where n is a
positive Integer.
The truth is more important than the facts. -- Frank Lloyd Wright
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. -- Albert Einstein
Where n is a
positive Integer.
Tutoring in:   College Algebra , Statistics , Calculus I & II ,
                        Geometry , Statistics 2 , Trigonometry ,
                        Pre-Calculus Finite Math , SAT I & II
                        High School  ( including  AP & IB Courses )

     I can help solve your math problems.    Flexible hours.
          References available on request. 512-923-1137