Hello! I'm Aaron. I graduated from Yale in 2015 with a degree in Cognitive Science. That's the study of the mind: I chose the major partly because I'm fascinated with the science of learning. I love teaching, and I promote two ways of thinking about school. I aim to inspire deep interest and passion in important subjects (math, science, writing). For boring-but-necessary standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GRE), I encourage a "hack the system" mentality where my students learn the tricks and tra... [more]

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

I aced the IB Algebra II exam in high school, and I've tutored dozens of high school and college students in Algebra II-related subjects over the last six years.

Geometry

Writing

Statistics

I've taken advanced statistics classes in the Statistics, Psychology, and Economics departments at Yale University, and I've tutored a number of students on basic-to-intermediate-level statistics. I thrive on explaining tricky statistical concepts with real-world examples.

English

Psychology

SAT Math

I've been tutoring the SAT (including math) for five years, with an average final score increase of 250-350 points after 6-8 weeks (with higher increases for students who started off with lower scores). I've studied many of the most popular SAT prep books and created a system for approaching the test based on the best advice in each of those books. When I took the SAT in high school, I got a perfect 800/800 on the Math section. Since then, I've taken roughly a dozen practice tests and have never scored below 780 on a section.

Literature

GRE

I scored perfectly (170/170) on the first official GRE exam I ever took. I've also taken four full-length practice exams and have never scored below 169/170. I teach my students how to eliminate answers that "sound right" but aren't, and how to do well on vocabulary questions without studying long lists of words. I'm also fluent with all the math techniques you'll need to the Quantitative Reasoning sections of the exam.

Proofreading

SAT Reading

I've been tutoring the SAT (including reading) for five years, with an average final score increase of 250-350 points after 6-8 weeks (with higher increases for students who started off with lower scores). I've studied many of the most popular SAT prep books and created a system for approaching the test based on the best advice in each of those books. When I took the SAT in high school, I got a perfect 800/800 on the Reading section. Since then, I've taken roughly a dozen practice tests and have never scored below 780 on a section.

SAT Writing

Probability

PSAT

ACT Reading

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Science

College Counseling

I've counseled over 30 students on college decisions or their college essays, including students accepted to Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania. I focus on helping students decide what value they want to get out of their college experience, with a focus on "how to thrive at any college" to go with the usual "how to choose/get into a specific college".