Over the past few years, I have helped numerous math students raise failing grades to A's, tackling everything from basic arithmetic to advanced calculus. Factoring problems? I'm your man. Don't understand congruence proofs? I can help. Over-intimidated by trigonometric identities? I've got you covered. I always try to help my students understand new concepts in terms of those with which they are already familiar. I patiently break down new formulas and processes until they look like familia... [more]

Algebra 1

I understand how basic algebra figures into our day-to-day lives, but it can be difficult for students to see how linear relationships and quadratic functions benefit them. I use real-world applications to help students become more comfortable with all the abstract variables that typically throw off high schoolers. As a result, I have helped many math-phobic students become masters of factoring.

Algebra 2

I often see a glazed look come over my students' faces when I mention synthetic division or conic sections for the first time. Advanced algebra always seems complicated to the uninitiated. I know how to help them see that polynomials are just the next step after quadratics and that sequences are just special kinds of lists.

American History

Calculus

Vocabulary

Grammar

European History

Geometry

I have helped many students to master the art of the two-column proof and to discern the differences between similar and congruent triangles. I show them how to organize different shapes based on certain criteria and how to verify those classifications using theorems and postulates. After working with me, my students will feel so comfortable with right triangles that not even trigonometry scares them.

Prealgebra

Precalculus

As the final step before calculus, I know how intimidating this course can be to most students. I can help them gain a deep understanding of all the essential concepts: functions, rational equations, inverses, logarithms, trigonometry, vectors, and series. Through extensive practice, I have helped students learn general steps they can use to solve any problems in those areas.

Reading

Trigonometry

I know how to help students understand the logic behind SOH-CAH-TOA and the short-cuts for memorizing the parts of the unit circle. I can teach them how to model real-world scenarios using trigonometric functions. I also have plenty of practice problems to make sure they are comfortable with proving trigonometric identities and solving trigonometric equations.

Writing

Statistics

Geography

English

Government & Politics

Psychology

SAT Math

Literature

World History

GRE

Proofreading

GED

SAT Reading

SAT Writing

Physical Science

GMAT

Probability

PSAT

SSAT

I have helped many students prepare for the SSAT and its sister test, the ISEE. Both standardized tests are used to determine whether a student is academically prepared for private school. The ISEE is more like the ACT, while the SSAT, as its name would imply, is more like the SAT. I have helped students decide which test best suits their needs, gone over all the covered content (including the math, verbal, and reading sections), and discussed the test's scoring method and any tactics one can use to game the exam. Previous students have scored well enough to garner admission to their top choice schools.

ACT Reading

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Science

Elementary Math

Elementary Science

ISEE

I have helped many students prepare for the ISEE and its sister test, the SSAT. Both standardized tests are used to determine whether a student is academically prepared for private school. The ISEE is more like the ACT, while the SSAT, as its name would imply, is more like the SAT. I have helped students decide which test best suits their needs, gone over all the covered content (including the math, verbal, and reading sections), and discussed the test's scoring method and any tactics one can use to game the exam. Previous students have scored well enough to garner admission to their top choice schools.