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Alan B.

Lake Worth, FL

$40/hr

Become a Math Ace

Background check passed as of 10/8/13
Usually responds in about 13 hours

Become a Math Ace

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I have been a successful math/SAT tutor for over 25 years in education-oriented Northern Virginia. I've learned that most students really are more able to understand their math than they themselves believe. I encourage them to think through problems on their own, assisting with my academic and emotional support to boost their self-confidence. While agreeing with my students that math can be a challenge, teaching them how to problem solve will show them the life-long benefits of critical thinking.

I have a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Operations Research. I have many outstanding evaluations from students and their parents which I would be happy to share upon request.

Testimonials

"Very patient and flexible with time"

- Adrianna, West Palm Beach, FL on 3/30/14

"Very good tutor!!"

- Christina, West Palm Beach, FL on 11/14/13

"Never again!"

- Lynda, Delray Beach, FL on 9/29/13
Alan replied on 10/23/2013

Lynda was having difficulty understanding how to find relative maxima and minima points given graphs of a function and it's derivative. I carefully went over the criteria for finding these points several times, but she kept going off the topic and made it difficult to explain the concept. I'm sorry she felt I didn't make it clear to her, but I never 'contradicted' myself or needed her to correct me.

"Good teacher"

- Christina, Lake Worth, FL on 9/22/13

"Excellent "

- Sagrario, Lake Worth, FL on 8/29/13

"Very helpful."

- Margie, Lake Worth, FL on 4/18/13

"Excellent tutor."

- John, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 3/15/13
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

25 years experience tutoring all high school/college math subjects and SAT/ACT math.

Algebra 1

25 years successful experience tutoring many math subjects including Algebra I.

Algebra 2

25 years experience tutoring all math subjects including Algebra 2.

Calculus

25 years of tutoring experience in all math subjects including calculus.

Geometry

25 years experience tutoring all math subjects including Geometry.

Prealgebra

25 years' experience tutoring all math subjects including PreAlgebra

Precalculus

I have 25 years of experience tutoring all math subjects including Precalculus and math SAT.

Probability

25 years experience tutoring all high school/college math subjects including Probability

SAT Math

25 years tutoring all high school/college math subjects including SAT and ACT math

Trigonometry

25 years tutoring all high school/college math subjects including Trigonometry and math SAT

The Cooper Union
Physics
American University
Master's

Education

The Cooper Union (Physics)

American University (Master's)

Very patient and flexible with time — I needed a tutor quickly for my daughter who was having a big Calculus test and couldn't afford to fail it. Alan took on the challenge and was very patient with her. She passed the test the very next day. Great job!! ...

— Adrianna, West Palm Beach, FL on 3/30/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alan will travel within 20 miles of Lake Worth, FL 33467.


About Alan

I have been a successful math/SAT tutor for over 25 years in education-oriented Northern Virginia. I've learned that most students really are more able to understand their math than they themselves believe. I encourage them to think through problems on their own, assisting with my academic and emotional support to boost their self-confidence. While agreeing with my students that math can be a challenge, teaching them how to problem solve will show them the life-long benefits of critical thinking.

I have a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Operations Research. I have many outstanding evaluations from students and their parents which I would be happy to share upon request.

Testimonials

"Very patient and flexible with time"

- Adrianna, West Palm Beach, FL on 3/30/14

"Very good tutor!!"

- Christina, West Palm Beach, FL on 11/14/13

"Never again!"

- Lynda, Delray Beach, FL on 9/29/13
Alan replied on 10/23/2013

Lynda was having difficulty understanding how to find relative maxima and minima points given graphs of a function and it's derivative. I carefully went over the criteria for finding these points several times, but she kept going off the topic and made it difficult to explain the concept. I'm sorry she felt I didn't make it clear to her, but I never 'contradicted' myself or needed her to correct me.

"Good teacher"

- Christina, Lake Worth, FL on 9/22/13

"Excellent "

- Sagrario, Lake Worth, FL on 8/29/13

"Very helpful."

- Margie, Lake Worth, FL on 4/18/13

"Excellent tutor."

- John, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 3/15/13
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Education

The Cooper Union
Physics
American University
Master's

Education

The Cooper Union (Physics)

American University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lake Worth, FL 33467

Alan’s Subjects

Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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