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Robert B.

Math, Science, and Test Preparation

Chicago, IL (60626)

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As a teaching assistant in graduate school, I discovered that I had a real knack (and, indeed, love) for explaining; I became popular with the students in my sections because of my clear, insightful presentations and lively style of teaching. Many would come to my office outside of class for extra help, and it became somewhat of a "hobby" for me to provide it to them.

Subsequently, I became involved in teaching for the Chicago Public Schools and later at the newly-opened Chicago office of a well-known national test preparation organization. I came to teach every type of preparation course that they offered, including GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, SAT, ACT, even NCLEX, and became the first supervisor for all the instructors in the Chicago area. In addition, I assisted the national office with the development and refinement of materials and programs used by all centers. When a major change occurred in the MCAT exam in the early '90s, I was asked (out of all the MCAT instructors in the organization) to run a national telephone question-and-answer hotline to assist students from all over the country on the new test and the company's newly-revised course materials.

I eventually made the decision to go out on my own as a "teacher in private practice", and have been helping students ever since with almost every conceivable subject. Indeed, I can say without any sense of immodesty that there are very few subjects in which I cannot tutor. (I've even helped a divinity student learn Biblical Greek and Hebrew.) Furthermore, although my specialty is math and science, I am highly skilled at written expression and have helped students to improve their writing for their course assignments. This has even led to my editing books written by students and others; many of these were published and won awards and developed a following. One even was made into an independent film which also won awards at film festivals.

In my personal approach to tutoring, I try to make things as simple and straightforward as possible for the student and to show them the best approach to learning the subject (and subjects in general). I help them to learn the material AND to learn HOW to learn.

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P.S. An unsolicited testimonial:

"Dear Robert!

I would like to start off by saying – THANK YOU!!! I stormed out on Sunday (as I always do) and didn’t even get a chance to shake your hand and say thank you. That’s why I’m sending you this email. My finals are over (declaring a moratorium on all schoolwork activity), so I feel more relaxed to write a few words.

When I was searching for a tutor, I didn’t know what to expect, since I’ve never worked with one before. I’ve had two so-called tutors responding to me, claiming they had PhD in chemistry. Once I emailed them my labs, they couldn’t analyze and solve essential equilibrium problems. And then you emailed...I can’t even begin to describe what a privilege it’s been working with you. Not only did you make my dreadful chemistry labs fun and exciting, but I learned so much in the process. I got a perfect score on all the labs, which really boosted my grade up. You exceeded all my expectations, and I feel like I really lucked out with you. I will miss seeing you once a week and talk about electrochemistry, kinetics, and radioactive decay, with occasional Star Wars themes. It's been fun knowing you!"

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Robert’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar
Business:
Accounting, Business, Career Development, Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Law
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development, GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, LSAT, MCAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business, Career Development, Criminal Justice, Economics, Finance, GMAT, Grammar, Law, Statistics

Accounting

I have an Masters Degree from Northwestern University and am very experienced with various types of accounting, as well as finance and economics. I am generally quite successful in making the concepts simple and straightforward for students.

ACT Math

I have taught many ACT courses and successfully tutored numerous individual students. Decades of experience.

Algebra 1

Decades of experience tutoring and teaching in all math and science areas at all levels. Also, I'm an experienced ACT and SAT tutor. Master's degree in Physics (Northwestern Univ.).

Algebra 2

I have a master's degree in physics (Northwestern Univ.), and decades of experience tutoring and teaching at all levels in all math and science areas. Also, I am an experienced ACT and SAT instructor/tutor.

American History

Have decades of experience tutoring all subjects, including history, social science, etc. Minored in American history and government in college.

Anatomy

I have a Masters Degree in physics (Northwestern Univ.). I am experienced MCAT instructor. I have helped people with all areas of biology and biomedical science.

Astronomy

I have a Master's Degree in physics from Northwestern University and am well-versed in astronomy and astrophysics.

Biochemistry

M.S. in Physics. Extensive experience tutoring in all math/science areas, including biology, biochemistry, genetics, and physiology. Experienced MCAT instructor/tutor.

Biology

I have my M.S. in Physics (Northwestern University), and extensive experience tutoring in all science areas, including biology, bio- and organic chemistry, genetics, and pathophysiology. Also, I've helped edit research papers, including in molecular biology and biostatistics, and I am an experienced MCAT instructor and tutor.

Biostatistics

I have a Master's Degree in physics (Northwestern Univ.) and a research background in molecular biology. Extensive experience tutoring all areas of statistics. Highly experienced MCAT instructor.

Business

I have a masters degree and have tutored all business related topics on a regular basis, including: business statistics, business math, managerial and financial accounting, finance, management science, and economics.

Calculus

I have an M.S. in Physics from Northwestern University, and an extensive background and experience in all math and science areas, including all levels of calculus.

Chemistry

I have an M.S. in Physics from Northwestern University. I have tutored chemistry, both general and organic, for decades (also physical chemistry and biochemistry). Also, I am an experienced MCAT instructor.

Discrete Math

I have a Master's degree in Physics from Northwestern University.I have tutored discrete math for decades, as well as related areas such as finite math and probability and statistics.

Economics

I have a master's degree in physics (Northwestern Univ.). Am highly experienced in all math and science areas, as well as economics and business including micro, macro, finance, managerial and financial accounting, management science, and econometrics.

Elementary Math

I have extensive experience tutoring students in math at all levels, from grammar school up.

Finance

I have a Master's Degree from Northwestern University and am highly experienced in tutoring all business-related areas, including accounting, finance, micro- and macro-economics, management science, business calculus, statistics, and econometrics.

Finite Math

I have a Master's degree in Physics from Northwestern University.I have tutored finite math for decades, as well as related areas such as discrete math and probability and statistics.

GED

I'm highly experienced at all types of test preparation, and have worked extensively with people on math and other basic skills areas for the GED and many other tests.

Geography

I am an experienced tutor with all high school subjects, including all AP tests.

Geology

I have a Masters degree in physics from Northwestern University and have helped many students with geology.

Geometry

I have a Master's degree in Physics (from Northwestern University) and am highly experienced with all math and science areas, as well as SAT/ACT and GRE/GMAT preparation.

GMAT

I have long and extensive experience teaching GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and just about every other kind of test preparation class, as well as personal tutoring in those and many other areas.

GRE

I am a highly experienced GRE instructor and have taught many classes and done much private tutoring for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc., etc. I worked for many years with a well-known national test preparation center.

Logic

I have a Master's degree in physics from Northwestern Univ. I have tutored formal (and other) logic on numerous occasions. I was a philosophy minor in undergraduate school (Princeton Univ.).

LSAT

I am an experienced LSAT tutor and instructor. I taught LSAT classes for many years at a well-known national test preparation. I am very experienced with test preparation in general and the LSAT in particular, and know how to make it as simple and straightforward as possible.

MCAT

I have a Masters Degree in physics from Northwestern Univ. I taught MCAT classes and developed course materials for many years for a well-known national test preparation center. I was asked to run a national question-and-answer hotline for MCAT students after the major change in the test in the early '90s. I am highly experienced in tutoring all math and science areas. I am able to developed effective personalized programs for students that helps them to score in the 30s.

Microbiology

I am an experienced MCAT instructor and have tutored extensively (and intensively) in all biology topics in general and microbiology in particular (including graduate level classes).

Organic Chemistry

I have a Master's degree in physics (Northwestern University), and have tutored MANY students in organic chemistry, with VERY good results. I have taught numerous MCAT classes, and even developed a very well-received special seminar in organic chemistry for one of the national test preparation centers. Organic chem is one of my specialties; I really enjoy the subject, and am able to make it simple for students.

Pharmacology

I have substantial experience tutoring in biochemistry and most other medical-related fields, including pathophysiology and microbiology. Also, I am a highly experienced MCAT instructor.

Philosophy

I was a philosophy minor at Princeton University and have tutored extensively in it, especially in the area of logic.

Physical Science

I have a Master's degree in Physics from Northwestern University. I have tutored physical science, physics, chemistry, and geology for decades.

Physics

I have a Master's Degree in Physics from Northwestern University and decades of experience tutoring in all math and science areas, including all levels/aspects of physics. I am an experienced instructor and tutor for the MCAT and scored in the 99th percentile on the Physics GRE.

Physiology

I have a Master's degree from Northwestern University. I am an experienced MCAT instructor and have research experience in molecular biology. I am an experienced tutor in pathophysiology.

Precalculus

I have Master's degree in physics from Northwestern University. I am an experienced tutor in all math and science areas, all levels.

Probability

I have a master's degree in physics (Northwestern Univ.). I have taught probability and statistics for many years and help many people understand and succeed in their classes.

PSAT

I have a Master's Degree from Northwestern University and have taught SAT and ACT courses for many years at a well-known national test preparation center. I have done extensive private tutoring in those and the the PSAT and similar tests, as well as the individual subjects covered thereon.

Psychology

Minored in psychology at Princeton Univ. Strong interest in and experience with it and related social science fields.

SAT Math

I'm an experienced SAT and ACT instructor and have taught or tutored hundreds of students in all sections of the tests, especially the math.

Statistics

I have an M.S. in Physics, and am very experienced with statistics and probability, all types -- business, social science, mathematical -- and all levels -- introductory, intermediate, and advanced.

Trigonometry

I have tutored in all math and science areas, including trigonometry and precalculus, for decades. I have a Masters degree in Physics from Northwestern University.

Writing

I am an experienced writing instructor and editor. I have helped edit a number of published books, several of which subsequently won awards.

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Education

Princeton Univ. (Physics)

Northwestern Univ. (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

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Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60626.

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