Abraham D.


Abraham D.

Tutor

Butler, PA 16001

Will travel 10 miles

$40 per hour.

4.93 309 ratings

Triple PA Certified Teacher, Math/Science Expert!

I have been tutoring math and science for 6 years. I've worked with over 100 clients and, in the past, have been placed in the top 1% of all 72,000 or more tutors using the Wyzant website. I am a Pennsylvania triple certified teacher with years of experience in the field. In addition to teaching and tutoring I conduct research for the Physics Department at the University of Pittsburgh. I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at Slippery Rock University of PA specializing in math &... [more]


Algebra 1

I have been tutoring students in Algebra I & II for more than 3 years. I've tutored middle school, high school, and college level students as well as students enrolled in online algebra classes. Recently I had two students receive the "most improved in mathematics" award from their local school district. I have also designed an effective standards based curriculum to help students pass the Algebra Keystone exam. Recently, I had a student pass the Keystone Algebra Exams. Prior to working with me they had not obtained a passing score on the exam. I use specialized apps on my IPad which provide online, keystone standards based assessments, to diagnose student weaknesses so that I may design the most effective study plan possible. I, myself, have completed course work in mathematics up through Calculus and earned high A's upon completing my Algebra classes. Lastly, I have a master of education degree with specialization/focus in math and science instruction.


Algebra 2

I have designed an effective standards based curriculum to help students pass the Algebra Keystone exam.I have been tutoring students in Algebra I & II for more than 3 years. I've tutored middle school, high school, and college level students. I have worked with gifted and learning disabled students. I, myself, have completed course work in mathematics up through Calculus and I earned high A's when I completed my Algebra classes. Lastly, I have a master of education degree with a focus/specialization in math and science instruction.


Biology

My undergraduate degree was is in biology. I completed numerous courses including a basic, introductory level course. My final undergraduate GPA was 3.9


Calculus

I received a calculus certificate through Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and am very familiar with both general and AP Calculus curricula.


Chemistry

I completed numerous courses in chemistry as part of my undergraduate. In particular I achieved a high A in both semesters of inorganic chemistry. I also tutored students in chemistry for a number of years at the university tutoring center.


Geometry

I taught the basics of geometry to 8th and 9th grade students during one of my practicum experiences in graduate school. I worked with each grade at different times. This included both group and 1-on-1 tutoring sessions. Recently I was hired by a client to serve as their private teacher. I designed a 4-5 month plan of instruction that was based upon PA state standards aligned curriculum. I taught, assigned homework, and regularly assessed my student to ensure their progress was consistent and adjusted my instruction when necessary.


Prealgebra

I have over 2 years of experience tutoring middle school, high school, and college level students pre-algebra. Recently, I worked with 2 students of very different backgrounds. I spent time teaching the middle school student using hands on techniques like the 24 card game, MATH DICE game, etc. My other student had been out of high school for over 5 years and looking to begin a preparatory algebra class at a local community college. I diagnosed academic weaknesses and developed an individualized plan of action to improve math skill development. I also have experience with the Keystone exams which is now a passing requirement for all secondary students. I excelled in my mathematics classes which includes Calculus and obtained a graduate degree with a focus in math and science instruction.


Precalculus

I have tutored a number of students in pre-calculus. These were high schools students enrolled at Seneca Valley School District, Butler Senior High School, Mars Senior High School, Laurel Senior High School, and Hampton Senior High School. All did well in the subject after working with me.


Trigonometry

I have experience tutoring high school and college level trigonometry. My high school clientele conisists of general and honors level trigonometry students. I used textbooks and online resources to supplement their instruction.My college students were primarily pre-enginnering students attending Butler County Community College.


SAT Math

I have been tutoring students privately in SAT Math prep for over 3 years now. I have experience with the New SAT Exam too. A number of my students have reached their goal scores on the new exam with my help. I have each student complete a full diagnostic exam which I use to determine their strengths and weaknesses. This, in addition to their choice of colleges, academic majors, and career goals, I use to craft a very detailed individualized study plan tailored to the specific needs of the client. I prepare the student using the most up to date and reliable study books, digital workbooks, and online resources. I am flexible with scheduling and do what I can to accommodate the needs of the student.


SAT Reading

I have been tutoring students privately in SAT Reading prep for over 3 years now. I have experience with the New SAT Exam too. A number of my students have reached their goal scores on the new exam with my help. I have each student complete a full diagnostic exam which I use to determine their strengths and weaknesses. This, in addition to their choice of colleges, academic majors, and career goals, I use to craft a very detailed individualized study plan tailored to the specific needs of the client. I prepare the student using the most up to date and reliable study books, digital workbooks, and online resources. I am flexible with scheduling and do what I can to accommodate the needs of the student.


ACT Math


Praxis

I am a PA certified teacher. I have passed the praxis I exam (Basic Skills Test) as well the 3 Praxis II exams, each for a specific content area of science. I have also taken two Praxis prep classes where I used specific study materials and techniques from learned and qualified instructors.