Leo R.


Leo R.

Tutor

Needham Heights, MA 02494

Will travel 40 miles

$120 per hour.

4.99 198 ratings

Licensed Math Teacher - SAT/ACT & K-12 Academic Math Subject Tutoring

I am a Massachusetts licensed mathematics teacher, and tutor of 7+ years - including SAT Math and English for The Princeton Review. Since 2010, I have tutored students in Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, GRE, ASVAB, GED), K-12 Math, Chess, Martial Arts, and even Guitar. I write custom practice problems and create worksheets so students can benefit from additional assignments. My SAT, ACT, GED (High School Equivalency Exam) tutoring is focused on a two tier approach: content and strategy. I teac... [more]


Algebra 1

I am a Massachusetts licensed Math Teacher, and former instructor for The Princeton Review. I have been tutoring since 2010, and am an expert on helping students succeed at Algebra 1 ? solving for ?x?, functions, system of equations, inequalities, ratios & proportions, isolating variables, manipulating equations, graphing, working with polynomials, understanding word problems, etc. I can help with homework, classwork, and test prep ? I have personally taught using the Common Core standards, so I am familiar with the requirements and procedures. Since math is pyramid and relies on prior knowledge, I try to fill any academic gaps to ensure that students are successful in both Algebra 1, and subsequent math disciplines. Algebra can be a tricky subject because it introduces foreign concepts and ideas - for this reason, I not only teach students how to solve problems, but also explain why the methods work. This approach pushes students to develop independence in solving problems and gain a deeper understanding of math. I help instill confidence and reduce test anxiety through positive reinforcement, so students believe in their abilities to succeed.


Algebra 2

I am a Massachusetts licensed Math Teacher, and former SAT Math instructor for The Princeton Review. I am an expert in helping students succeed in Algebra 2, and can help with homework, classwork, and test prep ? I have personally taught using the Common Core standards, so I am familiar with the requirements and procedures. Because most students take Algebra 2 two years after Algebra 1 (with Geometry in between), they forget some of the concepts they learned and struggle with new material. For this reason, I work with my clients to fill academic gaps (content from previous disciplines including Algebra 1, Geometry, etc.) to ensure that they are successful in Algebra 2 and beyond.


Microsoft Excel

I have been using Microsoft Excel for work purposes since 2010. I am expert on using Excel for business analytics (ROI, P&L, Cost/Benefit Analysis etc.), financial modeling, forecasting, and budgeting. I can help with pivot tables, formula writing, graphing, and other spreadsheet building requirements. I frequently used Excel worksheets in presentations to C-Level executives, business partners, and clients, so I am happy to assist with putting together decks and collateral.


General Computer


Geometry

I have Geometry, SAT Math, High School Classwork Help, and Homework Preparation. I am a Massachusetts licensed teacher, with both 1-1 private tutoring experience (Princeton Review), as well as classroom teaching experience (Department of Youth Services).


Prealgebra

Prealgeba is one of the most important math disciplines because it the foundation for all subsequent math topics including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and standardized test math including the PSAT, SSAT, SAT, ACT, and even GRE. As a Massachusetts licensed Middle School Math Teacher and former SAT Math tutor for The Princeton Review, I see firsthand how important Prealgebra is to success in high school math and in standardized tests for college admittance. For this reason, I work with my students to ensure that they have a solid understanding of the building blocks of math, so that they feel confident moving forward. I am happy to help with Prealgebra homework, classwork, and test prep.


Precalculus


Trigonometry


Statistics


SAT Math

I am a former SAT Instructor for The Princeton Review, and Massachusetts licensed Math Teacher. I have been tutoring SAT Math (as well as all other sections) for 7+ years. I build my lessons on a two tier approach: content and strategy. I teach both the academic concepts tested (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, etc.), as well as the best methods for problem solving (Picking Your Own Number, Plugging In, etc.). Standardized tests, especially the SAT math sections, are designed to be tricky, so understanding how to approach a math problem is at least as important as knowing the content itself. For this reason, I show my students time saving tips, tricks, and shortcuts that can increase scores on the SAT. I help instill confidence and reduce test anxiety through positive reinforcement, so students believe in their abilities to succeed on test day.


GRE


GED


SAT Reading

I am a former SAT English and Math Instructor for The Princeton Review, and Massachusetts licensed teacher. I have been tutoring for the SAT for 7+ years. The SAT Reading section tests a very specific skill set: the ability to synthesize the content of a passage and answer evidenced based questions. It is unlike a typical high school English exam because it tests a more literal interpretation of the text, as opposed to relying on inferences, opinions, and ?thinking outside the box.? Doing well in this section requires a bit of a mind shift and a different way of thinking about the questions. For this reason, I show my students various strategic approaches and time saving tricks specific to tackling the SAT Reading passages.


SAT Writing

I have been professionally tutoring for the SAT since 2010, am a former SAT English and Math private instructor and classroom teacher for The Princeton Review, and am a Massachusetts licensed teacher. The SAT Writing section tests a student?s command of grammar, sentence structure, standard English conventions, and passage organization. Knowing a handful of grammar rules and best practices for writing can improve scores fairly quickly. A lot of students struggle with this section because it tests English rules, as opposed to the colloquial syntax that we are all used to. The way we speak and write in everyday life is not always grammatically correct (who vs whom, it vs it?s, semicolon vs colon), but we usually understand the context anyway, so we don?t pay attention to the grammatical mistakes. Since the SAT Writing section specifically tests these rules, I teach my students proper English conventions and best practices - through a combination of examples, drills, and homework assignments, students are able to practice these skills and feel more confident on test day.


GMAT


ASVAB

I have been tutoring for standardized tests since 2010, including as an SAT Math and English teacher for The Princeton Review. Most students taking the ASVAB actually learned the material years ago, but may hot have practiced it since high school or earlier. They may have forgotten some of the skills they learned, and need a refresher on the content. For this reason, I focus my ASVAB tutoring on both teaching new concepts, as well as reviewing previously learned content and filling any academic gaps. Through a combination of positive reinforcement, patience, and practice problems, I help instill confidence so students are prepared for the ASVAB on test day.


Probability


PSAT


SSAT


ACT Math

As a former SAT Math instructor for the Princeton Review, I have been tutoring for standardized tests since 2010. I focus my ACT math instruction on a two tier approach: content and strategy. Students will typically have already learned the content they need to know for the ACT by the time they take the test, but they may be out of practice, and may have even forgotten some of the topics. In addition, the ACT math section is designed to be tricky, so students may have never been exposed to the types of questions or the specific ways the questions are asked. For this reason, I review the academic concepts tested on the ACT, as well as teach the best approaches for problem solving. I show my students time saving tips, tricks, and shortcuts that can increase scores on the ACT.


ACT Science


Elementary Math

I am a Massachusetts licensed Math Teacher with Common Core teaching experience. I a happy to help with Elementary Math homework, classwork, test preparation, and confidence building! Topics I cover include: arithmetic, decimals/fractions/percents, number operations, graphing, properties of numbers, units & measurement, algebraic thinking, etc. I can also help with Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and beyond - solving for ?x?, inequalities, functions, geometry, ratios & proportions, isolating variables, manipulating equations, graphing, working with polynomials, understanding word problems, etc. I can help with homework, classwork, and test prep - I have personally taught using the Common Core standards, so I am familiar with the requirements and procedures. Since math is pyramid and relies on prior knowledge, I try to fill any academic gaps to ensure that students are successful in both Elementary Math, and subsequent math disciplines. I not only teach students how to solve problems, but also explain why the methods work - this approach pushes students to develop independence in solving problems and gain a deeper understanding of math. I help instill confidence and reduce test anxiety through positive reinforcement, so students believe in their abilities to succeed at Elementary Math and beyond.


Guitar

I have been playing guitar since 2000, and have been a private instructor for years. I can help you learn your favorite songs from any style, and can teach music theory, scales, and improvisation techniques. My influences are rooted in blues rock, and I can teach anything from Top 40 songs to 80s hair metal.


ISEE

I am Massachusetts licensed Math Teacher and former SAT tutor for The Princeton Review. I can help with all 3 level of the ISEE - lower, middle, and upper. I am an expert on standardized tests and focus my lessons on both content and strategy. I will not only teach the academic concepts tested on the ISEE, but also show the best approaches for problem solving. In addition, because the ISEE is a timed test that can be stressful for many students, I instill confidence and reduce anxiety through positive reinforcement, so students feel ready on test day.


Praxis

I am a Massachusetts licensed Math Teacher with experience in math content pedagogy as well as classroom management. I currently tutor many clients who are studying for various standardized assessments which test the same concepts as the Praxis (Algebra, Geometry, Functions, Probability etc.) I passed all the required MTELs on the first try and am up to date on the current pedagogy philosophies including Bloom's Taxonomy and Content Differentiation.


Common Core

As a former Massachusetts licensed full time Math Teacher, I taught in a classroom setting according to the Common Core standards. I designed mini units and lesson plans to model the math standards by domain. My pedagogy was consistent with Bloom?s Taxonomy and focused on content differentiation. In addition, I have experience teaching Common Core to students with IEPs and ISPs for ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma, who benefit from a more personalized approach to instruction.