My primary qualifications for my role as a tutor are (1) my many years of work experience from my job at New York University (NYU), and (2) my degree in mathematics and economics from Montclair State University in New Jersey where I was certified as a mathematics teacher.
I was employed by the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU where I taught courses; tutored students; and installed, maintained, repaired, upgraded and programmed computers used by the staff and faculty.
A major part of my teaching duties at NYU involved writing and editing complex, detailed assignments for students. These assignments, some of which were more than 20 pages in length, provided students with step-by-step instructions in how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Excel and the SPSS statistical package for data analysis and research. In my assignments I specialized in explaining things thoroughly and completely, such that even students with no experience whatsoever with the statistical concepts or the relevant software usually had no trouble grasping the material and using the computer to successfully complete the assignments.
In the course of my NYU work I tutored students who had to write papers, dissertations and theses. I assisted such students not only with their statistical analysis, but also with their writing, which was often seriously deficient. An important part of this tutoring work thus involved serving as a proofreader/editor/thought-organizer/grammar-specialist.
I have particular expertise in the material covered in many standardized tests such as the SATs. Not only do I have a firm grasp of the required mathematical skills and the essential aspects of grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension, I have mastered a number of strategies for quickly determining the correct answer to the multiple-choice questions found on such standardized tests. I also possess a number of professionally-developed practice SAT English and math tests that are extremely helpful in improving student performance on these tests.
I have enjoyed helping people learn ever since the days when I assisted my sister with her mathematics homework in high school. I vividly recall how angry and frustrated she would get when she couldn't grasp a certain concept, but I was always able to calm her down, help her understand whatever was puzzling her, and thereby restore her confidence in her ability to learn. In addition to knowing my subject matter and possessing the skill of being able to explain it clearly, I bring patience and kindness to the tutoring task. I find it tremendously rewarding to help people conquer their fears about learning and thereby allow their own abilities to flourish. The mixture of knowledge and compassion that I can provide can pave the road to success.
back to top