Robert W.


Robert W.

Tutor

Cambridge, MA 02139

Will travel 15 miles

$85 per hour.

4.94 200 ratings

MIT grad with 2 doctorate degrees tutors Science and Math courses

I am an MIT grad with 2 doctorate degrees, and over 10 years of experience tutoring: physics, chemistry, biology, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, cell biology, and genetics. Currently, I work full-time as a Research Scientist at MIT. I have also done some graduate work in biomedical engineering. I have tutored for Red Key Tutors, Chyten Educational Services and the Tangi-Learning Center. I am interest... [more]


Algebra 1

MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring algebra I and II including: linear equations, simultaneous systems of equations, quadratic equations with parabolic interpretation, completing the square, the quadratic formula, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic equations, factoring into binomials, division by monomials or polynomials, Horner's synthetic division, substitution of variable, power series, infinite series


Algebra 2

MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring algebra I and II including: linear equations, quadratic equations, solving systems of linear equations, calculations involving exponents and logarithms, graphing polynomial functions, finding roots to polynomial equations, order of operations, factoring, binomial theorem, quadratic formula, completing the square, solving by substitution of variables, rational, irrational and complex numbers, Horner's method of synthetic division


Biology

I have extensive experience tutoring biology including: cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell energetics with glycolysis, Krebs cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, roles of DNA, RNA in gene function, transcription, translation of proteins, genetic recombination, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, embryology, and pharmacology.


Calculus

MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring calculus including limits of functions, rates of change, using the tangent to find a linear approximation, finding derivatives of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, solving for critical points including maxima, minima and points of inflection, fundamental theorem of calculus, solving improper and definite integrals, use of the integral in calculating area under a curve, approximation of the integral using rectangles or trapezoidal infinitesimals, methods of integration, integration by parts, substitution of variable, by resolving the integrand into rational factors


Chemistry

I am an MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring chemistry including: stoichiometry, basic laws of definite proportions, empirical vs. structural formula determination, acid-base reactions, combustion reactions, electrochemistry, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, pH, pOH determinations, nuclear chemistry, phases of matter, phase diagrams, syntheses, decompositions, periodic table, electron configurations, isotopes, VSEPR theory, atomic and molecular orbitals, organic chemistry, allotropes, crystal structure, and atomic theory.


Vocabulary


Grammar


Geometry

MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring geometry including: rules of logic & syllogism, formal proofs using axioms, postulates and theorems, proving congruence of triangles, similarity of triangles, properties of polygons, circular formulas including circular area and circumference, properties of polygons inscribed in a circle, properties of parallel lines crossed by a transversal with alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles, vertical angles, properties of equilateral, isoceles and scalene triangles, law of cosines, law of sines, Pythagorean theorem


Microsoft Word


Physics

I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees and extensive experience tutoring physics including: Mechanics - kinematics both translational and angular, work, energy, momentum, impulse, angular rotation, angular velocity E&M: electricity, circuits, electromagnetic waves, resistors, capacitors, inductors, frequency response of RL, RC and RLC circuits, electronics, Gauss' law, Faraday's law, Lenz's law Waves & Oscillations- frequency, wavelength and period for springs, pendulums, electromagnetic waves, longitudinal waves, acoustics, harmonics, vibratory modes Optics


Prealgebra

I am an MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring math including: order of operations, basic operations on monomials and binomials, factoring, solving linear equations, solving quadratic equations, completing the square, the quadratic formula, systems of simultaneous equations, solving inequalities, solving linear programming problems, use of exponents and logarithms, product of exponents, quotient of exponents


Precalculus

I have extensive experience tutoring precalculus and algebra 2 along with trigonometry. I have helped dozens of students improve their grades and understanding of functions, graph behavior, quadratics and cubics, radicals, and problem-solving.


Trigonometry

Basics of Pythagorean theorem, using sines, cosines, tangents, as well as the inverse trig functions of arc sine, arc cosine and arc tangent, law of sines, law of cosines, trigonometric identities, calculation of trig functions from unit circle, use of trig functions to calculate vector dot products and vector cross products.


Writing


Astronomy


Psychology

I am an MIT graduate who specialized in the neurosciences, tutors the physiological basis of brain and neuron behavior, neurotransmitters and neurophysiology, neurochemical basis of depression, anxiety, bipolar illness; early determinants of behavior and formation of personality; coping methods; behaviorist theories of psychology; contributions of Sigmund Freud, Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Karen Horney, Sullivan and others; structure of the mind comprising the id, ego and super-ego; theories of motivation and learning; operant conditioning as pioneered by Pavlov; different strategies for teaching and learning; visual-learners vs audio-learners vs. manual learners; Abraham Maslow and pyramid of psychological needs; personality disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, narcissistic disorder, Borderline Personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder


Biochemistry


Anatomy


Physiology


SAT Math

Preparation for SAT Math includes review of: geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus, solving problems with linear equations by substitution and replacement, quadratic equations and conic sections, quadratic formula, completing the square, substitution of variable, graphing functions, finding roots, use of the discriminant, extreme behavior, cubic and quaternary equations, real and complex roots, properties and axioms and theorems of triangles and circles, perimeter and areas of triangles, squares, rectangles, polygons, quadrilaterals, trapezoids, rhomboids, Pythagorean theorem, right triangles, isosceles triangles, scalene triangles, equilateral triangles, use of sine, cosine, tangent, law of sines, law of cosines, trigonometric identities


GRE

I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees, and extensive experience tutoring students for the math section of the GRE. I will provide a comprehensive review of algebra including: basic operations on monomials, binomials and polynomials; solving algebraic expressions which are linear, quadratic or cubic, as well as higher degree polynomials; review of exponents and radicals; solving quadratic equations by factoring binomials, by completing the square, and by the quadratic formula; solving systems of linear equations by substitution, elimination and using matrices. I will also provide a comprehensive review of geometry and trigonometry including: Pythagorean theorem; calculating the areas and perimeters of parallelograms, rectangles, squares, rhomboids, triangles, n-sided polygons; calculating the internal and external angles of n-sided polygons; calculating the volumes of pyramids, parallelopipeds, cylinders, spheres, prisms; special lateral relationships of 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 degree right triangles.


Law

I graduated cum laude with the Juris Doctor degree from the New England School of Law, and also passed the Bar exam. I am proficient in teaching Constitutional Law, Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Insurance law, patent law, Administrative law, Immigration law, evidence, Civil Procedure, and more.


SAT Writing


Physical Science


Nursing


Geology


GMAT


ASVAB


Ecology


PSAT


SSAT


Spelling


ACT Math


ACT Science


Elementary Math


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees and extensive experience tutoring algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus and calculus. I feel comfortable tutoring elementary math and science subjects.


Russian

I studied Russian for 3 years in high school, followed by 2 years of Russian study at MIT. I have read Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Pushkin in Russian, and I can read Russian newspapers and magazines. I have lived in Russia for 2 years, and currently I am married to a Russian wife.


MCAT

I have been tutoring the biology, chemistry, physics and math sections of the MCAT for over 10 years. I did MCAT tutoring for Red Key Tutors, for Advanced Learners tutors, and for Axiom Learning tutors.


NCLEX

I am well qualified to prepare students for the NCLEX, a nursing exam. I have a medical degree with extensive coursework in physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, microbiology and cell biology. I have also taught the clinical subjects including pathology, medicine, pediatrics and surgery. Please look at the comments posted by my student, Dr. Deborah, because I have been tutoring her in medical courses.


Bar Exam

I received my J.D. cum laude from the New England School of Law and passed the Bar exam in Maine.


Dentistry

I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees, which includes a medical degree, and extensive experience tutoring for the DAT - Dental Aptitude Test. I have extensively tutored chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and verbal standardized tests as well.


Genetics

As part of my medical degree, I completed several courses in human genetics, microbial genetics and biochemical genetics. Also, as a biology major at MIT, I took several genetics courses.


ISEE

I have over 20 years of experience tutoring students for the ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT. I have a faculty appointment at Eastern Nazarene College. I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees.


Logic

I have been teaching logic for over 10 years both incorporated into geometry courses as well as algebra courses. I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees and I am well qualified to teach logic - both deductive and inductive logic, syllogisms, etc.


Microbiology

I have taken 4 courses in microbiology as an undergraduate at MIT in preparation for my B.S. in Biology. In addition to this, I studied medical microbiology in medical school. I also worked for over 5 years in microbiology in clinical laboratories in hospitals.


Organic Chemistry

I minored in chemistry at MIT, and have been teaching organic chemistry for over 10 years. I also teach: inorganic chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, biochemistry, and neurochemistry. I an an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees, well qualified for this position.


Pharmacology

I studied neuropharmacology and pharmacologic principles as an MIT undergraduate student. I also studied medical pharmacology in medical school. I have over 20 years of experience in prescribing a wide range of drugs including: antihypertensives, anti-diabetics, antibiotics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, ACE inhibitors, anticonvulsant, enzyme inhibitors, cell cycle blocking agents, anti-cancer chemotherapy, drugs for thyroid conditions, adrenal conditions, ointments against eczema, psoriasis, poison ivy


TEAS

RE: TEAS exam I am an MIT grad with 2 doctorate degrees, and over 10 years of experience tutoring. I work full-time as a Research Scientist at MIT. I am very well qualified to tutor for the Test of Essential Academic Skills required by nursing schools. I currently prepare students for the SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT and can easily tutor the TEAS knowledge and skills.


Electrical Engineering

During 2007-2009, while studying biomedical engineering at Boston University, I aced the course in Electric Circuit Theory. I also did laboratory work in Electrical Engineering. I did lab investigations into superconductivity of high-temperature alloy superconductors. Furthermore, while an undergraduate at MIT I studied electronics, and analog and digital circuit design, as well as basics of digital computers.