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Bill D.

Basking Ridge, NJ

$50/hr

A Dedicated Tutor Will Make All The Difference!

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Background check passed as of 12/12/12

A Dedicated Tutor Will Make All The Difference!

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When I started college, I was fortunate enough to have a dedicated calculus professor that understood that many of his students could really be great at math; they just needed some work on fundamentals. With every calculus lecture there was a review of the underlying algebra, geometry and trigonometry fundamentals necessary to do the calculus. In addition, this professor was always available to his students after class and through extended office hours. This dedicated professor made all the difference for my classmates and me. I went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with High Honor from Northeastern University, a Master of Science in Engineering from Columbia University, and a Master of Business Administration from New York University. I had a very successful career as an engineering and software entrepreneur.

Several years ago, I started tutoring math and physics on a volunteer basis. In my tutoring, I applied the methods used by my old professor to help students through difficulties with math and science courses. In my experience, difficulties most students had with higher-level math were due to difficulties with the basics of algebra and trigonometry. Once these difficulties are addressed, the light comes on, confidence builds, and the student is very successful. As I work through math problems with students, I always look for issues with the fundamentals and make sure the student has a solid foundation for what he or she is doing. In my own way, I try to apply the same dedication to my tutoring that my professor applied to his teaching.

I also embrace technology. While it is absolutely necessary to be able to do math and science without relying on technology, I have found that modern graphing calculators and Internet learning resources are excellent tools. When students take advantage of the technology that’s available, they can experiment with math and science concepts and get instant feedback. They rapidly get a “feel” for the concepts they are trying to master.

"Great Tutor!!"

- Bryan, Millington, NJ on 5/8/13

"Recommend!"

- Luke, Berkeley Heights, NJ on 1/27/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Ellyn, Basking Ridge, NJ on 10/25/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Northeastern University
Engineering
Columbia University
Master's
New York University
MBA

Education

Northeastern University (Engineering)

Columbia University (Master's)

New York University (MBA)

Great Tutor!! — Bill is very good tutor. He has flexible hours and will do longer lessons so that you understand all of the material. He is very good at going into depth about the concepts of each section so that you understand the meaning behind each type of problem. When I first started working with Bill, I was probably in the D range midway through my calculus class. After my lessons with him, I truly understo ...

— Bryan, Millington, NJ on 5/8/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bill will travel within 5 miles of Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.


About Bill

When I started college, I was fortunate enough to have a dedicated calculus professor that understood that many of his students could really be great at math; they just needed some work on fundamentals. With every calculus lecture there was a review of the underlying algebra, geometry and trigonometry fundamentals necessary to do the calculus. In addition, this professor was always available to his students after class and through extended office hours. This dedicated professor made all the difference for my classmates and me. I went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with High Honor from Northeastern University, a Master of Science in Engineering from Columbia University, and a Master of Business Administration from New York University. I had a very successful career as an engineering and software entrepreneur.

Several years ago, I started tutoring math and physics on a volunteer basis. In my tutoring, I applied the methods used by my old professor to help students through difficulties with math and science courses. In my experience, difficulties most students had with higher-level math were due to difficulties with the basics of algebra and trigonometry. Once these difficulties are addressed, the light comes on, confidence builds, and the student is very successful. As I work through math problems with students, I always look for issues with the fundamentals and make sure the student has a solid foundation for what he or she is doing. In my own way, I try to apply the same dedication to my tutoring that my professor applied to his teaching.

I also embrace technology. While it is absolutely necessary to be able to do math and science without relying on technology, I have found that modern graphing calculators and Internet learning resources are excellent tools. When students take advantage of the technology that’s available, they can experiment with math and science concepts and get instant feedback. They rapidly get a “feel” for the concepts they are trying to master.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!!"

- Bryan, Millington, NJ on 5/8/13

"Recommend!"

- Luke, Berkeley Heights, NJ on 1/27/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Ellyn, Basking Ridge, NJ on 10/25/13

Education

Northeastern University
Engineering
Columbia University
Master's
New York University
MBA

Education

Northeastern University (Engineering)

Columbia University (Master's)

New York University (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Bill’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

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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