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IB Maths Tutor & Lecturer; Holds a Ph.D. in Math with vast tutoring experience!
IB Maths Tutor & Lecturer; Holds a Ph.D. in Math with vast tutoring experience!
I tutor mathematics and statistics at all levels, from middle school to master's level. Still, I focus on A level, IB, and A level further mathematics, among other equivalent mathematics curricula.
Research in high dimensional statistics and machine learning, specifically high dimensional nearest neighbor search problems, using a concentration of measure and random matrices. Two research preprints.
Music and speech detection (coding in Python and TensorFlow): Developed a kernelized SVM classifier that can classify music and speech with 98% accuracy using the MFCC features of the audios and used it to segment recorded call audios into music and speech. Also developed a long short term memory (LSTM) classifier that gave 95% accuracy on similar data.
Image classification by their projections and shape difference matrices (coding in MATLAB and Python): Applied support vector machines (SVM) and linear discriminant analysis (LDA) to the HOG features of 2D projections from 4 different camera angles of 3D images of human and non-human data, and initially obtained 98% test accuracy. Since a number of HOG features (1764) here exceeded the number of samples (1524), we perform regularized LDA to select the best 588 features, and still obtain 95% test accuracy, with the model, not overfitting.
Classification of fetal alcohol syndrome patients (coding in MATLAB): Performed linear discriminant analysis (LDA) on 175 precentral and central sulcal curves, with a 120-dimensional feature space consisting of Fourier coefficients. Estimated the performance of this classifier by 10-fold cross-validation to obtain classification accuracy of 76%.
Development of a new mixed effect longitudinal model for Alzheimer's disease modeling (coding in MATLAB): Developed a new mixed effect longitudinal model on shape spaces relevant to medical imaging and computer vision, using the geometric concept of parallel transport, that compares time-series trajectories with different onsets. I developed and implemented an algorithm to estimate parallel transport with error rate O(1/number of steps), showed the error rate is the best achievable and also has a smaller error compared to Schild's ladder algorithm, previously used to compute parallel transport.
Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Mathematics
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics
I think teaching and tutoring are in general collaborative processes. This means both sides must do their parts to make sure that the student gets the concepts at the end and secure good grades. The teacher or tutor must take responsibility to explain the topics that the student is struggling with, and the student must do their parts to make sure that (s)he tried her or his very best to get deep into the concept. Besides, I think mathematics teaching often lacks real-life examples. This is an issue I work on while explaining a new concept to my students and the issue gets more prominent as the level of the math involved goes up. For example, it's plain to give real-life examples of the addition of two fractions, but not so easy to give real-life examples of vector valued random variables, which requires knowledge of the corresponding areas where random vectors are used often. Having worked in the highest level of mathematics, both in pure areas (Ph.D.) and applied areas (industry), I'm very qualified in real-life motivation. Lastly, I believe that math tutoring should incorporate lots of charts, diagrams, and figures to make abstract concepts visually appealing to the students. For example, such figures are necessary to explain concepts like conditional probability or mechanics. Thus I make sure that the students are at ease with the topics by drawing them a lot of such diagrams and figures.
The first lesson will focus on figuring out a lesson plan, and regular schedule so that we stick to it in the future and also that I'm aware of the student's biggest weaknesses, so that we can return to them as we go on with the lessons. The first lesson also gives me an idea of how hard the student is willing to work, and how much (s)he already knows of the syllabus. I've had students who were already familiar with significant parts of the course materials, but I also had students who saw all many kinds of stuff derived in class before them but didn't really understand much of it. Thus the first lesson serves many purposes simultaneously. Of course, if the first lesson is longer than one hour, we do end up solving some problems or discussing some theoretical concepts.
Susovan gave a comprehensive overview of the material. He was able ( by a series of questions) to detect where exactly she needs to work more and he directed her to a helpful app to practice more on specified topics. In general, the course was worth taking and eye-opening for my daughter to the nature and depth of the studying material.
Letting you know that Erika scored a 92% on her last test on binomials and probability. After your session and feedback email, she studied many hours to catch up, and it paid off. Thank you for the feedback
Susovan is a great tutor, very patient, and respectful. He explains the concepts, definitions, and problems in metric topology (university math) that we worked on in depth. It was easy to understand and easy to follow. Also, he provided outside sources for extra help and was accommodating to my schedule despite our time zones. Thank you
I had him as a tutor for cal2, and everything he explained made so much sense. It makes such a difference to be able to do your homework stress-free. He helped me pass my course, and I will continue to have him as a tutor for future classes!
Dr. Susovan Pal is an outstanding tutor. He is very knowledgeable in a wide range of math and physics. I am currently studying meteorology, and although he doesn't have a background in meteorology, he still helps me understand the mathematical portion of the class. After the first tutor session, I feel more comfortable solving the mathematical questions independently.
Excellent tutor for my dynamical systems (university math) course. Susovan took lots of time to help me learn an abstract/obscure concept in mathematics. Really lovely guy and an awesome teacher.
Susovan is a great tutor for my IB AA HL course. You can work on anything with him during the lesson, and he is pretty flexible on his time. I highly recommend him as a tutor.
My Daughter’s Mathematical skills in IB SL AA have significantly improved, and she has thoroughly enjoyed working with Susovan. He is highly recommended!
Susovan is making me do a lot of practice problems from my IB AA HL math course, and these are super helpful!
I only had a quick session, but he knows his stuff well and can explain it very clearly! It was a great session; when I need help in the future, I will 100% come back for more lessons.
Caring, efficient, and well-arranged teaching and detailed guidance, best of the best tutor I can ever meet! If you are looking for a tutor that can guide you through all the aspects of math fitting your needs, Susovan is the tutor you are looking for. He is very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. Whenever you have anything I feel uncertain about or challenging, Susovan is always the helping hand I can reach out to. I can genuinely feel his extensive mathematical studies background under his guidance. Some questions I asked are complicated, but he can always inspire me with his rich teaching experience. I enjoy the collaborative and exciting teaching environments he offers. It is one of my best decision to have Susovan as my tutor!!!