Here's the deal. I'm an almost old geezer, and not a student of any kind. I used to be a student (BS in math in 76) but to be honest in college I was a bit distracted by girls and partying), and didn't take full advantage of my educational opportunities. Now I'd like to take math seriously again. I'm past the easier pop math books, but found Havil's chapter on hyper-dimensional spheres in "Non-plussed" very cool. I've tried self-teaching, but all too often I get stuck on an idea and get derailed. Enthusiasm isn't sufficient. Unfortunately, there's no colleges nearby accessible enough to fit my schedule. So maybe I could find somebody local who would explain things, like a tutor. Either that, or maybe I'll take up the piano. Piano lessons would cost me about thirty bucks a week. Throw in the cost of a coffee and bagel, my treat of course. I would path that to learn math better. We could meet for an hour at a local Panera - that's essentially what I do when I give chess lessons. so I know the arrangements work. But is it a fair price? I want to learn topology, and tensors, and I've got questions from the Shilov books on analysis I've been reading. If I can find somebody here with the ability and time, say if you were here, would you think this a fair deal?