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* As a lifetime mental math practitioner, I can do almost all SAT/ACT/GMAT/GRE math in my head without writing down or using calculators. I can teach you many techniques not taught in schools or conventional test prep courses.
* 81 testimonials from students/parents in the feedback section - highest in the country among 74,000+ tutors. Please click the "Feedback" link above.
* 3,000+ hours of tutoring just through WyzAnt - which is a small fraction of my 25 years of tutoring experience. I love it so much that I will never retire.
* Recognized every year by WyzAnt as one of its top tutors in the country (since I joined).
* A big fan of mental math, I scored 99th percentile in GMAT, GRE and SAT math sections. A large % of the SAT/ACT/GMAT/GRE math problems can be done in your head if you know the techniques. However, neither the prep books nor the school text books teach math that way. Encouraged by some students, I have started writing my own math problem solution book on SAT, ACT, GRE and GMAT.
One on one tutoring and homework drills (if needed) for all levels of math and statistics (Kids to PhD) students.
*I offer completely individualized tutoring according to the student's strengths, weaknesses, time constraints, personality traits, motivation and my instincts.
* Please give me a student who no other teacher could reach. If any tutor is reading my profile, please send me your most difficult student or someone who is taking a very difficult course.
*Please give me a student who is trying to get in the 99th percentile in GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT who can't find a book or teacher who could challenge him.
*Please give me a student who has hated math her entire life. Please give me a student who has no hope.
*Please give me an ADHD daydreaming kid and I'll try to turn him into a hyper-focused kid, at lest when he is with me.
*I want my students to take my learning methods into everything else they learn.
* I believe, everything any of my students will do for the rest of their lives will be a reflection of me, however little bit.
*SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, statistics, mental math, algebra, geometry, precalc, calculus - kids to PhD. I tutor for TACHS, SSAT (lower and higher level), SHPT, SHSAT and many other private school admission tests.
*Session length: 30 minutes to 5 hours.
* Started tutoring math to developmentally delayed college students 25 years ago when I was studying for my undergrad degree in Mathematics in Connecticut.
* I have different levels of test prep material for different levels of students, but within the first 2 sessions I always throw them all away and completely individualize every student's curriculum based on his or her strengths, weaknesses, time constraints, personality traits, motivation and my instincts.
* The big name test prep companies I have worked for wanted me to follow rigid paths for all students. I vehemently disagree with their way of treating students like machines.
* I put my heart and soul to teach every student just like I do to teach my own kids. I teach with absolute passion as if the whole world depends on what I do. It does. Unless I am tired, you'll notice that I get highly energized from teaching.
I have my own website on monitoring students, and I have taught SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, geometry, algebra, calculus and ASVAB at a highly reputed test prep academies which charge thousands for some of their programs.
I don't want my students to be robots and just replicate procedures. I want them to understand what they are doing and enjoy the process.
I want my students to draw pictures, create tables and break down the word problems into smaller part.
I love to find ways on the fly to make students understand things that they don't understand in conventional ways. I totally individualize teaching for every student, and I usually teach ten different students in ten different ways. When I retire, I'll tutor for free. Now, I keep it as low as I can at WyzAnt.
I also tutor Six Sigma statistics exams (not in the WyzAnt course list). I can help create complicated Excel and Access models to streamline your office work.
I think I am good at understanding what students are thinking incorrectly, and then I try to adjust their fundamental understanding of the concepts. I believe all learning should be fun. I love to reach out to students and make them understand why the particular technique they are learning is useful in their regular lives. I try to make them understand that math problems are just like video games, and once they learn the techniques it is easy for them to win.
Although I believe grades should just be side effects of having fun with the course, I think preparing for the test for specific teachers is a skill that should be learned and mastered. Game planning and pep talking for the test is one of my favorite hobbies that I developed in later life.
My day-to-day work experience with mathematics and statistics have increased my depth of understanding on all types of math courses.
I am available 7 days a week as early as 6 am and as late as midnight with appointments. I have stayed awake all night for Ph.D. students for statistics projects, and I frequently meet students at 6-8AM when they really need it for tests.
I have a huge collection of books and notes for every math subject.
It doesn't take long for my students to notice that I could have made a lot more money doing many things outside of teaching. However, they also quickly realize that I wasn't born to teach and touch people's lives.
Let's enjoy learning and unlearning.
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