Marcus G.


Marcus G.

Tutor

New Canaan, CT 06840

Will travel 3 miles

$125 per hour.

4.99 335 ratings

Patient Stanford and Columbia Alum - Calculus and Physics

I specialize in one-on-one math and physics tutoring for students in their homes in the New Canaan area. I was # 1 in my class at Columbia Business School despite learning disabilities that would have prevented other students from even getting in. I can help you improve fast.... [more]


Algebra 1

Algebra is one of the toughest high school subjects but I'll show you the keys to unlock the door to success. Together we'll find the specific areas in which you're struggling and then we'll target our efforts to improve first in the areas which will help you most. Great studying is all about efficiency and I'll help you improve if you're willing to do the work!


Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is one of the toughest classes most high schoolers face: the rules are tough, rigid, and unforgiving. It can seem confusing and, let's face it, it can sometimes seem boring if math isn't your strong subject. I can help you because I've been there. I struggled with it and then mastered it so I know how it feels to be confused and have a math headache and I know how it feels to work hard and get it right. Because I've been there, I can explain algebra 2 in a way that even a normal human (as distinct from a math human) can fully grasp the concepts and get problems correct. Let me help you turn your math headache into a math smile.


Physics

I love challenging physics problems and can help you develop the problem-solving skills needed to excel in physics. I studied physics at Stanford University under Nobel Prize-winning physicists but I was not a "natural" at either physics or higher math. I had to work hard and learn problem solving strategies. If you're a top student in other subjects but are struggling in physics, let's work together. I promise - you can learn the problem solving tactics needed for success in physics!


Precalculus

I have been tutoring precalculus algebra for 6 years and have helped students ace their regular and honors classes. I specialize in helping students relax and understand math at its most fundamental level. Too often teachers over-complicate math instead of helping students see it in its simplicity. I want to help you enjoy math and ace your class.


SAT Math

Most people think their scores on the SAT Math are limited to their high school math grades. Not true! Even if you've struggled in your math classes, you can significantly raise your SAT Math score with the right training and the right coach. Let me help you reach your SAT Math potential so you can get into the college you deserve!


GRE

The GRE is the most technical barrier which most people face as they consider a master's degree. If you majored in math as an undergraduate, you probably don't need me on the GRE math/quant section. But if you're a "poet" or a normal person and the math/quantitative section of the GRE gives you a math headache, I can help you raise your score much, much faster than studying by yourself or going to a mass production course where someone lectures at you in a room of 30 people. Likewise, many people find the GRE verbal section difficult. Without the right study tips, you could study your whole life away without dramatically altering your score. Let me help you identify the key areas which will improve your verbal score so that your time is used efficiently.


SAT Reading

I can help you put your best foot forward, potentially earning a SAT Reading score hundreds of points higher than you would have scored without assistance. I start with your present level and your goals and we make a plan. My training includes vocabulary, grammar, and specific test strategies to help you get your best possible score on the SAT Reading. If you already have books you're studying, we can use those OR we can use my materials. I look forward to helping you get the score you deserve!


GMAT

I scored 750 on the GMAT. So what, right? Here's the weird part: I only scored 450 on my first full-length GMAT practice test because I'd forgotten all of that high school math. How did I go from a 450 practice test to a 750 score (yes, a 300 point jump) on my first real test? I did it with my unique study method. Email me to arrange a lesson. If you don't live in the NY/CT area, no problem - I offer phone/internet lessons in a unique format for students outside of my local area.


ACT Reading

If you need help beating the ACT Reading, I can help. These tests are NOT IQ tests. They can be beaten if you know the tricks, the traps, and the proper study procedure. One of the keys is efficiency: most ACT study programs force you to study non-essential material which wastes time while not spending enough time on truly essential material. I'll help you focus and use your time on the study material which will make the biggest difference!


ACT English

I can help you raise your ACT English score. Unlike solo work in books (which we'll use as a tool) or group classes, I'll help you identify your biggest ACT testing weaknesses and then build a strategy to get the most points in the study time available.


ACT Math

If you need help raising your scores on the ACT or SAT, I can help. As an undergrad, I got a high SAT, earning entrance to Stanford University. For grad school, I beat the GMAT, earning a top 2% score. These tests are NOT IQ tests. They can be beaten with hard work and preparation.


Macroeconomics

Economics should be fascinating and intuitive - we all deal with economics every hour of every day! And yet, most teachers and textbooks manage to turn it into a confusing, overly complicated, impractical mess. I graduated 1st in my class from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, emphasizing Finance and Economics. I've studied econ enough to SIMPLIFY it for you and help you focus on the essential ideas which you need to succeed. Let me help you leave the confusion behind!


Microeconomics

Economics should be fascinating and intuitive - we all deal with economics every hour of every day! And yet, most teachers and textbooks manage to turn it into a confusing, overly complicated, impractical mess. I graduated 1st in my class from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, emphasizing Finance and Economics. I've studied econ enough to SIMPLIFY it for you and help you focus on the essential ideas which you need to succeed. Let me help you leave the confusion behind!