I am a math and science tutor with a high rate of success in improving my students' academic performance. I have a fresh, reliable approach to math and science education, based on identifying individual strengths and weaknesses and tailoring custom programs that make these concepts accessible. I have a degree in physics and I currently work as a control systems engineer. I have tutored high-school and undergraduate physics, chemistry, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, G... [more]
I have had many clients take Algebra 2 with me and I have consistently helped these students improve their performance. This subject reinforces and builds on concepts introduced early in algebra, and forms a basis for further study in various topics in math. Getting students to develop their ability to think about and use higher levels of abstractions in math is key, and a second course in algebra is an important part of that process.
Chemistry is among my most tutored subjects. Some students find the ideas in this course difficult, but my fresh approach to the material makes it accessible to all types of learners. Usually this is the third science course students take at the high-school level, and it presents ideas that are somewhat more abstract than those to which students are accustomed. My techniques not only consistently improve scores on the regents exam, but I also focus on general study techniques and problem solving skills for science that stay with the student for the entirety of their academic career.
I have taught several students in Geometry and I have a solid record of improving grades in this subject. This course is essential in developing a student's ability to learn and do math in the long term because it is usually the first place students become familiar with the concepts and techniques of mathematical proofs. Success at this level is part of building a strong foundation for future study in mathematics.
I have a B.S. in Physics from City College of New York. During my time at CCNY I volunteered in the Physics department's tutoring center, helping freshman and sophomore students with physics and mathematics courses. I have excelled in the subject since high school and enjoy making it accessible to others.
Precalculus is easily my most frequently tutored subject. The course incorporates some fundamental ideas and relationships that form a basis for continued study in higher levels of mathematics, not just calculus. Because of the cumulative nature of how math at this level is taught, it is essential to develop a strong foundation with precalculus. In high school I excelled in these topics and built upon them as a math minor in college. My approach in teaching precalculus is not only effective in improving performance in this class, but it also provides math-specific study techniques that can be helpful throughout the student's academic career in mathematics.
A strong foundation in trigonometry is a prerequisite to success in the study of any branch of science, mathematics, technology or engineering. Students learn important concepts about periodic functions and identities that become essential at higher levels of study. I have an excellent record of helping students who have struggled with the classroom presentation of trigonometry, giving them a different perspective on these important concepts.
SAT Math is a popular subject among students that seek tutoring because, for better or for worse, a lot rides on a student's SAT score. I have taught many SAT math students over the years and I have a high success rate in improving scores. My approach makes the material accessible to both students who have excelled in math, and those who have struggled.
I am a registered independent iOS/macOS developer. I have more than 10 years of experience using hardware and software in the Apple ecosystem, both professionally and personally. Professional experience includes everything from developer tools (Xcode) to design software (Adobe Creative Suite).
Many of the subjects I teach at the high-school level are within the framework of a regents curriculum. In many cases the expectations are relatively well defined and the assessments rather predictable. With the implementation of the common core in New York, standards and assessments are changing and educators are transforming their lessons accordingly. My methods have helped students achieve success in both the old and new formats.