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Larry B.

Brookline, MA

$60/hr

Expert Tutor for High School or College Math

Background check passed as of 9/27/11
Usually responds in about 1 hour

Expert Tutor for High School or College Math

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I've found one-on-one sessions as the most effective way to learn math. I can diagnose and address deficiencies that would otherwise go undetected in a standard classroom environment. I explain the material so the student can learn through understanding. No short cuts required - if it makes sense, the student will learn it.

I have a math degree from MIT and taught math at Rutgers University for 10 years. I don't just know the material; I know the student as well.

Testimonials

"Very Accommodating and Efficient "

- Ross, Newtonville, MA on 1/20/12

"Fair tutor, great effort trying to help me."

- Axell, Cambridge, MA on 12/5/12

"Superb work!"

- Leon, Watertown, MA on 11/2/12

"Good guy"

- Luc, Boston, MA on 10/16/12

"Excellent with concepts"

- John, Quincy, MA on 11/21/11
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Java, Microsoft Excel
Language:
Hebrew
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Hebrew, Java, Microsoft Excel, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I completed and received an 'A' in a course in Differential Equation while at MIT (Cambridge, MA). I also taught a course in Differential Equation at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ).

Linear Algebra

I have tutored linear algebra and received an A in a course at MIT. I have helped students to better understand systems of linear equations, determinants, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, diagonalization, and vector spaces among other topics.

Physics

I performed well in my physics courses as an MIT student. I have tutored students in classic mechanics, electricity, and magnetism. I can offer help in both non-Calculus and Calculus based courses. My emphasis is on using physics principles to set up problems so that the remaining math becomes straightforward.

Precalculus

A full Precalculus contains a great deal of material and is often a daunting task for the student. I have taught at the University level as the professor for Precalculus. I take the topics in Algebra, Exponentials, Logarithms, Trigonometry, and make them easier to understand. Once my students begin to understand the material, positive results usually follow.

SAT Math

I have taught math for an SAT prep company. I teach the necessary concepts in order to obtain the answers and also how to use more efficient and quicker methods. SAT preparation requires lots of practice and I offer a study schedule based on the amount of time which remains until the exam and my assessment of the student's level. Increased scores should follow.

Statistics

I have taught a course involving statistics and concentrated in several stats courses at the PhD level. Statistics offers many new concepts which, depending how it's taught, can be overwhelming at times. I have experience taking topics in statistics which students find challenging or intimidating and placing them in an easier to understand context.

Larry’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Larry. View all of Larry’s resources

The expression (2x-y)6-(2x+y)6 is a difference of squares since it is [(2x-y)3]2 - [(2x-y)3]2. Now recall the difference of squares formula: a2 - b2 = (a+b)(a-b). Here, a = (2x-y)3 and b = (2x+y)3, so we can apply the diffference of squares formula.  [(2x-y)3]2...

MIT Cambridge MA
Rutgers University
Graduate Coursework

Education

MIT Cambridge MA

Rutgers University (Graduate Coursework)

Very Accommodating and Efficient — Larry was a great tutor! He was very kind. We got the work I needed done, done efficiently, at a comfortable pace. He is very helpful and went out of his way to find me practice test material. I definitely recommend Larry. ...

— Ross, Newtonville, MA on 1/20/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Larry will travel within 10 miles of Brookline, MA 02446.


About Larry

I've found one-on-one sessions as the most effective way to learn math. I can diagnose and address deficiencies that would otherwise go undetected in a standard classroom environment. I explain the material so the student can learn through understanding. No short cuts required - if it makes sense, the student will learn it.

I have a math degree from MIT and taught math at Rutgers University for 10 years. I don't just know the material; I know the student as well.

Testimonials

"Very Accommodating and Efficient "

- Ross, Newtonville, MA on 1/20/12

"Fair tutor, great effort trying to help me."

- Axell, Cambridge, MA on 12/5/12

"Superb work!"

- Leon, Watertown, MA on 11/2/12

"Good guy"

- Luc, Boston, MA on 10/16/12

"Excellent with concepts"

- John, Quincy, MA on 11/21/11

Education

MIT Cambridge MA
Rutgers University
Graduate Coursework

Education

MIT Cambridge MA

Rutgers University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brookline, MA 02446

Larry’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Java, Microsoft Excel
Language:
Hebrew
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Hebrew, Java, Microsoft Excel, 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.


Larry’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Larry. View all of Larry’s resources

The expression (2x-y)6-(2x+y)6 is a difference of squares since it is [(2x-y)3]2 - [(2x-y)3]2. Now recall the difference of squares formula: a2 - b2 = (a+b)(a-b). Here, a = (2x-y)3 and b = (2x+y)3, so we can apply the diffference of squares formula.  [(2x-y)3]2...


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