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I am an MIT grad with 2 doctorate degrees, and over 10 years of experience tutoring: physics, chemistry, biology, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, cell biology, and genetics.

Currently, I work full-time as a Research Scientist at MIT. I have also done some graduate work in biomedical engineering. I have tutored for Red Key Tutors, Chyten Educational Services and the Tangi-Learning Center. I am interested in tutoring about 15-20 hours per week, primarily during evenings and weekends.

I have also tutored for the SAT, ISEE, PSAT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE.

My daughter has always had difficulty with Math. Robert has tutored her in Algebra, Geometry and Biology for the last several months and has really turned it around for her. He utilizes his time effectively while making it fun. My daughter looks forward to the sessions because his method provides her confidence in taking on problems that she would otherwise struggle with. I highly recommend Robert.

A year and a half ago, Robert W. tutored me in a graduate class called the Biological Bases of Human Behavior. Graduate school had gone swimmingly for me until that class. I was (am) an older adult, returning to school after many years, pursuing a degree to become a mental health counselor. I had not had a science class since 9th grade biology in the mid 1960s, and had struggled and failed at most high school math classes. Biobases as a class offered interesting material - at least, I could see how brain chemistry and the related material was important and pertinent to understanding mental health issues. There was a graduate level textbook that turned my insides to jelly, and brought me to my knees. All of my other subjects involved reading and understanding concepts and situations that made sense to me, and were understandable from my life's perspective. I had no idea of what this book was talking about, and had absolutely no background in the most basic tenets of science. The professor had a very particular version of what we were to learn, and we had to pick our way through this tome of a textbook, in addition to trying to take notes from a very rambling, disjointed and peripatetic presentation of what we were to know.

Robert W. to the rescue! My beleaguered schedule could not stand any more driving trips or attempts at parking in Boston or Cambridge from my suburban town, and the fact that he came to my home on weekends was indeed heaven sent. He seemed to get what I needed to know better than I did, and was wonderful at drawing pictures and diagrams to explain things and break them down in a way that was more understandable, in small gulps that I could absorb at a time. Most important, he did not make me feel stupid! This was huge, as I suffered an old block against math and science in general, and was quite terrified that in spite of a great track record academically in grad school up to that point, that this class was going to be the dead end for me, my Waterloo, that I wouldn't be able to pass it, and would put the kibosh on any and all aspirations for working in the field of clinical mental health.

Thanks to him and his kind tutorial ministrations, I passed it with a decent grade. About $700 was spent in 5 long-ish tutoring sessions, which sounds like a lot until the cost (and humiliation) of having to take the class again at $2500 is factored in. He was the perfect tutor for me, and I am forever grateful.

This tutor changed our scheduled appointments a few times and I was patient with the changes though they did bother me. After that we did meet and I found that I was not very impressed. I just felt like the tutor was not there for me but to make extra money tutoring. I wanted the tutor to set the agenda after I told him my goals and past test performance. I did not feel that the tutor was all that interested nor gave a crisp tutoring lesson. It did not work for me. I did not find that this tutor had an agenda for how I would succeed in this goal. So I suppose if you don't mind working with a lot of schedule changes and more flexible approach, then this tutor is for you. It did not work for me and I personally would not recommend him.

Bob is patient, very thorough, extremely competent and knowledgeable - is is an outstanding tutor. He is tutoring my high school daughter in science and will be starting a session with my other daughter in physics. We have been extremely pleased with having Bob tutor our daughters.

My daughter found the lesson to be very helpful and she enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to the next one. Thank you so much!!!

This gentleman has now been my tutor for four weeks and I have excelled in my classes of graduate level Pharmacology and Pathology. Last evening Dr. W. and I conducted a two hour intensive review to prepare me for upcoming oral examinations. He proved to be more exceptional and patient than ever. I learn so much from our sessions that I have decided to continue my study with him for longer than initially thought.

Math:

ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
English:

ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:

ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biochemistry,
Biology,
Computer:

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:

Russian
Elementary Education:

Elementary (K-6th),
Special Needs:

ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia
Homeschool:

Algebra 1,
Test Preparation:

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
Bar Exam,
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MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring algebra I and II including: linear equations, simultaneous systems of equations, quadratic equations with parabolic interpretation, completing the square, the quadratic formula, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic equations, factoring into binomials, division by monomials or polynomials, Horner's synthetic division, substitution of variable, power series, infinite series

MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring algebra I and II including: linear equations, quadratic equations, solving systems of linear equations, calculations involving exponents and logarithms, graphing polynomial functions, finding roots to polynomial equations, order of operations, factoring, binomial theorem, quadratic formula, completing the square, solving by substitution of variables, rational, irrational and complex numbers, Horner's method of synthetic division

I received my J.D. cum laude from the New England School of Law and passed the Bar exam in Maine.

I have extensive experience tutoring biology including: cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell energetics with glycolysis, Krebs cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, roles of DNA, RNA in gene function, transcription, translation of proteins, genetic recombination, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, embryology, and pharmacology.

MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring calculus including limits of functions, rates of change, using the tangent to find a linear approximation, finding derivatives of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, solving for critical points including maxima, minima and points of inflection, fundamental theorem of calculus, solving improper and definite integrals, use of the integral in calculating area under a curve, approximation of the integral using rectangles or trapezoidal infinitesimals, methods of integration, integration by parts, substitution of variable, by resolving the integrand into rational factors

I am an MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring chemistry including: stoichiometry, basic laws of definite proportions, empirical vs. structural formula determination, acid-base reactions, combustion reactions, electrochemistry, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, pH, pOH determinations, nuclear chemistry, phases of matter, phase diagrams, syntheses, decompositions, periodic table, electron configurations, isotopes, VSEPR theory, atomic and molecular orbitals, organic chemistry, allotropes, crystal structure, and atomic theory.

I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees, which includes a medical degree, and extensive experience tutoring for the DAT - Dental Aptitude Test. I have extensively tutored chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and verbal standardized tests as well.

During 2007-2009, while studying biomedical engineering at Boston University, I aced the course in Electric Circuit Theory. I also did laboratory work in Electrical Engineering. I did lab investigations into superconductivity of high-temperature alloy superconductors. Furthermore, while an undergraduate at MIT I studied electronics, and analog and digital circuit design, as well as basics of digital computers.

I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees and extensive experience tutoring algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus and calculus. I feel comfortable tutoring elementary math and science subjects.

As part of my medical degree, I completed several courses in human genetics, microbial genetics and biochemical genetics.

Also, as a biology major at MIT, I took several genetics courses.

MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring geometry including: rules of logic & syllogism, formal proofs using axioms, postulates and theorems, proving congruence of triangles, similarity of triangles, properties of polygons, circular formulas including circular area and circumference, properties of polygons inscribed in a circle, properties of parallel lines crossed by a transversal with alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles, vertical angles, properties of equilateral, isoceles and scalene triangles, law of cosines, law of sines, Pythagorean theorem

I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees, and extensive experience tutoring students for the math section of the GRE.

I will provide a comprehensive review of algebra including: basic operations on monomials, binomials and polynomials; solving algebraic expressions which are linear, quadratic or cubic, as well as higher degree polynomials; review of exponents and radicals; solving quadratic equations by factoring binomials, by completing the square, and by the quadratic formula; solving systems of linear equations by substitution, elimination and using matrices.

I will also provide a comprehensive review of geometry and trigonometry including: Pythagorean theorem; calculating the areas and perimeters of parallelograms, rectangles, squares, rhomboids, triangles, n-sided polygons; calculating the internal and external angles of n-sided polygons; calculating the volumes of pyramids, parallelopipeds, cylinders, spheres, prisms; special lateral relationships of 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 degree right triangles.

I have over 20 years of experience tutoring students for the ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT.

I have a faculty appointment at Eastern Nazarene College. I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees.

I graduated cum laude with the Juris Doctor degree from the New England School of Law, and also passed the Bar exam.

I am proficient in teaching Constitutional Law, Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Insurance law, patent law, Administrative law, Immigration law, evidence, Civil Procedure, and more.

I have been teaching logic for over 10 years both incorporated into geometry courses as well as algebra courses.

I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees and I am well qualified to teach logic - both deductive and inductive logic, syllogisms, etc.

I have been tutoring the biology, chemistry, physics and math sections of the MCAT for over 10 years.

I did MCAT tutoring for Red Key Tutors, for Advanced Learners tutors, and for Axiom Learning tutors.

I have taken 4 courses in microbiology as an undergraduate at MIT in preparation for my B.S. in Biology. In addition to this, I studied medical microbiology in medical school. I also worked for over 5 years in microbiology in clinical laboratories in hospitals.

I am well qualified to prepare students for the NCLEX, a nursing exam.

I have a medical degree with extensive coursework in physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, microbiology and cell biology.

I have also taught the clinical subjects including pathology, medicine, pediatrics and surgery.

Please look at the comments posted by my student, Dr. Deborah, because I have been tutoring her in medical courses.

I minored in chemistry at MIT, and have been teaching organic chemistry for over 10 years.

I also teach: inorganic chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, biochemistry, and neurochemistry.

I an an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees, well qualified for this position.

I studied neuropharmacology and pharmacologic principles as an MIT undergraduate student. I also studied medical pharmacology in medical school. I have over 20 years of experience in prescribing a wide range of drugs including: antihypertensives, anti-diabetics, antibiotics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, ACE inhibitors, anticonvulsant, enzyme inhibitors, cell cycle blocking agents, anti-cancer chemotherapy, drugs for thyroid conditions, adrenal conditions, ointments against eczema, psoriasis, poison ivy

I am an MIT graduate with 2 doctorate degrees and extensive experience tutoring physics including:

Mechanics - kinematics both translational and angular, work, energy, momentum, impulse, angular rotation, angular velocity

E&M: electricity, circuits, electromagnetic waves, resistors, capacitors, inductors, frequency response of RL, RC and RLC circuits, electronics, Gauss' law, Faraday's law, Lenz's law

Waves & Oscillations- frequency, wavelength and period for springs, pendulums, electromagnetic waves, longitudinal waves, acoustics, harmonics, vibratory modes

Optics

I am an MIT graduate with extensive experience tutoring math including: order of operations, basic operations on monomials and binomials, factoring, solving linear equations, solving quadratic equations, completing the square, the quadratic formula, systems of simultaneous equations, solving inequalities, solving linear programming problems, use of exponents and logarithms, product of exponents, quotient of exponents

I have extensive experience tutoring precalculus and algebra 2 along with trigonometry.

I have helped dozens of students improve their grades and understanding of functions, graph behavior, quadratics and cubics, radicals, and problem-solving.

I am an MIT graduate who specialized in the neurosciences, tutors the physiological basis of brain and neuron behavior, neurotransmitters and neurophysiology, neurochemical basis of depression, anxiety, bipolar illness; early determinants of behavior and formation of personality; coping methods; behaviorist theories of psychology; contributions of Sigmund Freud, Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Karen Horney, Sullivan and others; structure of the mind comprising the id, ego and super-ego; theories of motivation and learning; operant conditioning as pioneered by Pavlov; different strategies for teaching and learning; visual-learners vs audio-learners vs. manual learners; Abraham Maslow and pyramid of psychological needs; personality disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, narcissistic disorder, Borderline Personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder

I studied Russian for 3 years in high school, followed by 2 years of Russian study at MIT.

I have read Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Pushkin in Russian, and I can read Russian newspapers and magazines.

I have lived in Russia for 2 years, and currently I am married to a Russian wife.

Preparation for SAT Math includes review of: geometry, algebra,

trigonometry, and precalculus, solving problems with linear equations by substitution and replacement, quadratic equations and conic sections, quadratic formula, completing the square, substitution of variable, graphing functions, finding roots, use of the discriminant, extreme behavior, cubic and quaternary equations, real and complex roots, properties and axioms and theorems of triangles and circles, perimeter and areas of triangles, squares, rectangles, polygons, quadrilaterals, trapezoids, rhomboids, Pythagorean theorem, right triangles, isosceles triangles, scalene triangles, equilateral triangles, use of sine, cosine, tangent, law of sines, law of cosines, trigonometric identities

RE: TEAS exam

I am an MIT grad with 2 doctorate degrees, and over 10 years of experience tutoring. I work full-time as a Research Scientist at MIT. I am very well qualified to tutor for the Test of Essential Academic Skills required by nursing schools.

I currently prepare students for the SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT and can easily tutor the TEAS knowledge and skills.

Basics of Pythagorean theorem, using sines, cosines, tangents, as well as the inverse trig functions of arc sine, arc cosine and arc tangent, law of sines, law of cosines, trigonometric identities, calculation of trig functions from unit circle, use of trig functions to calculate vector dot products and vector cross products.

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My daughter has always had difficulty with Math. Robert has tutored her in Algebra, Geometry and Biology for the last several months and has really turned it around for her. He utilizes his time effectively while making it fun. My daughter looks forward to the sessions because his method provides her confidence in taking on problems that she would otherwise struggle with. I highly recommend Rob
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