Mark Z.


Mark Z.

Tutor

Beacon Falls, CT 06403

Will travel 18 miles

$70 per hour.

4.94 68 ratings

Experienced Math Teacher (AP Calc, AP Stat, and more!)

**I am now accepting students for the Spring 2018 Semester in both college and high school!** I completed my Bachelor's in Mathematics with Secondary Education Certification from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where I took every Mathematics course offered during the years I attended. I then completed my Master's in Mathematics with a specialization in Statistics from Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY. I attended both institutions on full academic scholarship. I have f... [more]


Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in high schools for remedial students, college prep students, and honors students. As a result, I know what strategies are effective for many different types of students. I also have a good deal of resources in Algebra available, some from textbooks, others of my own creation, from my time teaching in high school.


Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 at the college prep and honors levels in high schools. As a result, I have a good deal of knowledge as to what strategies are useful. Further, I have many resources available from my time teaching in high schools, some from textbooks, others of my own creation.


Calculus

I have taught AP Calculus at the high school level for several years in New York City and New Jersey. I am very familiar with both the content and structure of the AP Calculus Exam, and my students have routinely achieved scores of 4 and 5. I am also experienced in Calculus II and III, and I have taught or tutored both high school and college students in these subjects over the past several years. Calculus is an intimidating subject, but it does not have to be a difficult one. I will show you why given situations call for a certain approaches, and the reasoning why they work; in other words, we'll learn what Calculus "does"!


Geometry

I have taught Geometry at the high school level for several years, ranging from remedial, college prep, and Honors classes. I have a firm grasp of logic and proof-writing and can explain these difficult geometric concepts and operations appropriately.


Prealgebra

I have specifically taught Algebra I and pre-Algebra during my time teaching in high schools. I have a very good understanding of the material and also have many resources available from both textbooks and my own creation, to assist in learning pre-algebra.


Precalculus

I have experience teaching Pre-Calculus and Calculus at the high school level. I have intimate knowledge of the conceptual and procedural tools needed for success in Pre-Calculus and beyond.


Trigonometry

I have taught Trigonometry at the high school level to students of all abilities, including remedial, college prep, and Honors. As a Calculus teacher, I have utilized trigonometry regularly and I can explain appropriately both what trigonometry actually is and why we care (its applications). Trigonometry is not a particularly long course; many high schools, including my own, did not offer it as a separate course, but rather a subdivision of geometry that took roughly 1 1/2 quarters of the school year to complete. However, trigonometry certainly has a learning curve to it; clarity is key, with examples essential to the understanding of the concepts. I aim to provide graphs and real-world applications and problems that showcase trigonometry's usefulness.


Statistics

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics. I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states and I have taught AP Statistics previously with over half of my students earning college credit via their AP Exam score. I have experience teaching Statistics at the collegiate level as well, with tutoring specifically tailored to students who are not as confident in their mathematical ability, but need statistics for their major. I primarily focused on probability and statistics in both my undergrad and graduate careers, having taken at least eight courses in the subject. I have also done research using statistical techniques into the profitability of sports franchises and poker odds.


SAT Math

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics; I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. Additionally, I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states with experience teaching at the collegiate level as well. There are many different people offering SAT prep courses, but so many of them are not educators; they are simply people who know what's on the SAT. While that is no doubt valuable, I offer my training as a teacher in addition to content knowledge. I will not give a laundry list of useful formulas to memorize; I will go into the specifics of the problems, how to recognize relevant information, and useful strategies for eliminating wrong answers when caught with a difficult question. I have tutored at both the high school and collegiate levels as well.


Probability

I have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics, with a concentration in probability and statistics. I conducted research in probability methods while an undergrad, examining poker probabilities, and continued with applications in my graduate career. I have taken two courses specifically in probability, and at least five other courses that build upon probability. I have taught Probability and Statistics at the both the high school and collegiate level.


PSAT


ACT Math

The ACT Math section consists of Pre-Algebra, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate and Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I have explicitly taught all the algebra content during my time teaching in high school, and I have taken two Geometry/Trigonometry courses, one in high school and one in college. I also took the ACT when applying to college; I earned a 35 out of 36 overall.


Linear Algebra

I have taken Linear Algebra at both the undergraduate and graduate level. It was included on my Master's exam. I also have extensive knowledge of its application as it pertains to statistics.


Logic

Logic is an inherent component of all mathematics which I utilize on a daily basis in my teaching and professional careers. In 2009, I gave a presentation in logic at the EPADEL (Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware) Mathematics Association of America meeting in Gettysburg, PA which focused on creating your own axiomatic (logic-based) system.