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Paul J.

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Pittsfield, MA (01201)

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I have extensive education and experience as a Biology and Math tutor. In 2012 I was selected Co-Peer Tutor of the Year at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. I graduated from Yale in 1988 with a BA in Biology, and studied Medicine at UMASS Medical School in Worcester, MA for two years. In 1997 I earned an MA in Biostatistics from Boston University and worked for nearly a decade as a pharmaceutical Biostatistician. More recently I earned an AS in Criminal Justice from Berkshire Community College, where I now teach math. I enjoy working individually to bring out the best in my students.

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Paul’s subjects

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology
Microsoft Excel, SAS
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
GRE, Microsoft Excel
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Statistics

Algebra 1

I teach Elementary Algebra at Berkshire Community College.

Algebra 2

I teach Elementary Algebra at Berkshire Community College.


I was a Biology major at Yale, and studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. I've worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and spent many years in the pharmaceutical sector.


I earned a Master's degree in Biostatistics from Boston University in 1997, and spent about 10 years working as a pharmaceutical biostatistician for Merck, Genzyme and Tibotec (Johnson & Johnson). I have tutored Statistics at Berkshire Community College for the past 2 years, and would be happy to provide references upon request.


I studied Genetics as a Yale undergraduate in the fall of 1987 and at the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Medical School in the fall of 1989, as well as Genetic Epidemiology at Boston University in the spring of 1997. In addition, I have worked in a number of genetics laboratories at Harvard Medical School (summer 1986), UMASS Medical School (1990-1991) and at the University of Pennsylvania (fall 1992). My parents are both geneticists, and have written award-winning textbooks in human genetics.


I studied Microbiology as a biology major at Yale (spring 1987), and at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (fall 1990). I also worked in the Vaccine Clinical Biostatistics department at Merck for over 4 years developing a number of vaccines.


I studied Pharmacology as a medical student at UMASS Medical School in Worcester, MA. Pharmacology is taught as part of the Biochemistry course during the first semester, which for me was the fall of 1989.


I spent nearly a decade as a pharmaceutical biostatistician, mainly using SAS to conduct complex statistical analyses of clinical trial data.

SAT Math

I especially enjoy helping students prepare for SAT Math. It is an excellent opportunity to review a lot of useful material, and to learn some helpful tricks and shortcuts.

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Yale College, Yale University

Boston University (Master's)

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Excellent Tutor Paul is a GREAT tutor - highly competent, patient, positive and organized, as well as demanding (in the best sense of the word). He explains things well, moves at an appropriate pace and engages his students. He does not veer off the subject and is very efficient with his time (your money!!). He structures the material in a way that allows my daughter to go back and revisit his notes/math rules an ...

— Christina from Great Barrington, MA on 7/11/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I try to accommodate last-minute schedule changes. But if less than 24 hours' notice is given and another agreeable time cannot be found, I will assess a 1/2 hour fee.

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 10 miles of Pittsfield, MA 01201.

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