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Steven C.

Sherborn, MA

$65/hr

Certified teacher. 30 years experience.

Background check passed as of 1/24/12
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Certified teacher. 30 years experience.

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Certified teacher. 30 years experience. MIT alumnus. UCLA Ph.D. Former Boston University faculty member. Good rapport with individual students or groups. Well-versed in many subjects. Degrees in mathematics, philosophy, and linguistics.

Testimonials

"Steven Cushing is superb!"

- Lisa, Sharon, MA on 1/31/09

"Great job"

- Vanessa, Hopkinton, MA on 2/15/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Michael, Canton, MA on 1/7/12

"Very astute tutor"

- Marilyn, Needham, MA on 9/27/09
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer,
HTML,
Microsoft Excel
Language:
Latin, TOEFL
Music:
Violin
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Grammar,
HTML,
Latin, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading, 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.

Differential Equations

I have taught differential equations at several local colleges, both as a self-contained course and as a unit in other courses, such as Applied Mathematics. I have also used it extensively in my research and consulting work.

Discrete Math

I have a degree in mathematics from MIT and a doctorate in linguistics from UCLA. I have taught discrete math at Boston University and at several smaller local colleges. I have also used aspects of discrete math in my research and consulting work in computational linguistics, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence.

General Computer

I have taught computer science at several local colleges and universities and at charter, public, and private schools, as well as web site development using HTML and JavaScript and programming in BASIC, FORTRAN, LISP, Pascal, assembler, C, and Java. I have also worked in industry as a technical writer and software developer, including research in software engineering methodology.

Grammar

I have a doctorate in linguistics from UCLA and have published dozens of research articles about language, including several in Verbatim, the language quarterly. My book, "Fatal Words: Communication Clashes and Aircraft Crashes," examines the potentially disastrous consequences of even minor errors in grammar and vocabulary.

HTML

I have taught web site development using HTML and JavaScript for many years at the middle and high school levels. I have also developed and maintained web sites for individuals and organizations.

Linear Algebra

I have taught linear algebra at several local colleges, both as a self-contained course and as a unit in other courses, such as Applied Mathematics. I have also used it extensively in my research and consulting work.

Logic

I have taught logic at several local colleges and universities. At Northeastern University, I taught it in both the Philosophy Department and the Computer Science Department, with the different emphases required for the very different audiences. My dissertation involved the use of formal logic to clarify subtle issues of linguistic semantics. My published research also involves the use of formal logic in artificial intelligence and natural language processing.

Statistics

I have taught statistics at several local colleges. I have also used it extensively in my research and consulting work.

Violin

I began playing violin when I was nine years old and viola when I was fourteen. I also play the fidola (five-string viola). Over the years I have played in several local community orchestras, as well as in contra dance and country dance bands. I teach beginners the rudiments of violin playing and more accomplished players the fine points of the various traditional fiddle styles.

MIT
Mathematics
UCLA
PhD

Education

MIT (Mathematics)

UCLA (PhD)

Steven Cushing is superb! — Steven Cushing is a superb tutor. He is not only quite knowledgeable about the science of statistics, but he is also quite effective at explaining the statistical implications in layman's terms. In short, he is an excellent teacher who makes the subjects of statistical research comprehensible to anyone. He is highly recommended! ...

— Lisa, Sharon, MA on 1/31/09

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 30 miles of Sherborn, MA 01770.


About Steven

Certified teacher. 30 years experience. MIT alumnus. UCLA Ph.D. Former Boston University faculty member. Good rapport with individual students or groups. Well-versed in many subjects. Degrees in mathematics, philosophy, and linguistics.

Testimonials

"Steven Cushing is superb!"

- Lisa, Sharon, MA on 1/31/09

"Great job"

- Vanessa, Hopkinton, MA on 2/15/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Michael, Canton, MA on 1/7/12

"Very astute tutor"

- Marilyn, Needham, MA on 9/27/09
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Education

MIT
Mathematics
UCLA
PhD

Education

MIT (Mathematics)

UCLA (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Sherborn, MA 01770

Steven’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer,
HTML,
Microsoft Excel
Language:
Latin, TOEFL
Music:
Violin
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Grammar,
HTML,
Latin, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading, 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.


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