Search 75,905 tutors
FIND TUTORS
Over 100 tutoring hours

Jeff S.

Math Tutor/Teacher/Graduate Student

Little Falls, NJ (07424)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$74.00
Email Jeff S.

You don't pay for tutoring
unless you find a good fit!

Background Check Status for Jeff S.

Jeff S. passed a background check on 4/8/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Jeff, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.

I can teach or tutor nearly any math, at any level, including: Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry, and all levels of Calculus (and even a few higher math levels).

I am a graduate math student, part-time math tutor, and part-time adjunct university teacher. So I've taught students at all levels. Before returning to school to study math, I had a long computer programming career.

I excel in explaining math clearly and very patiently. My style is to give structured, step-by-step written instructions (so you retain what you learned). My attitude encourages students to ask questions. I also have the ability to determine why students are confused even when they can't articulate it themselves.

I will show you methods for doing problems consistently, and methods for making problems easier. I will show you how to use the math notation to help you understand the problems. And I will even show you how to understand word problems (which you probably think is not possible).

Email Jeff

Jeff’s subjects

Corporate Training:
General Computer, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED, GMAT, Praxis, SAT Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Business:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Computer:
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Algebra 1

I have noticed that the single biggest success factor for Algebra 1 is practice - doing lots of problems (and then doing them again).

But if you still need (or want) help, I will show you how to make the Algebra concept concrete and explain the math in plain language. I will also show you tips and techniques which will make the math as routine as the ABCs. I will also show you how to keep your work structured, which will help you understand it.

Algebra 2

I have taught classroom and computer based algebra courses at the university level and I have tutored many algebra students at the high school and university level with great success.

Calculus

Calculus is the most difficult math most students will ever study - unless I tutor you. I have great explanations of the three major Calculus concepts: limits, derivatives, and integrals/antiderivatives.

I explain the ideas of calculus in such a way that you actually understand them. I highlight the key points (most teachers just lecture and then you are stuck looking at your notes wondering "how/why did the professor do that?" or "what the ____ did the teacher do there?"). When I tutor you in calculus, even the most math-challenged among you will do well (just read my feedback).

As one of my student's said, I "have a knack for explaining calc so kids get it."

After you get it, I will show you how those ideas relate to your homework and how they help you do the problems. I will even show you simple tricks for doing word problems (which you probably think is not possible).

I can teach, inter alia: limits, derivatives, differentials, related rates, integrals, antiderivatives, calculating area, volume (shell method, cylinder method, etc.).

As one former student said "Jeff is incredible! He tutored me through a college calculus course. The course normally has a 50% failure rate, but Jeff got me through it. He is very patient and provides great examples to help you understand the concepts."

Computer Science

I have a B.S. in Computer Science and was a programmer for 20 years.

Discrete Math

I am a graduate college student. I have taken Discrete Math and will work with you and research answers to help you in any way I can.

Logic

I can help you with symbolic logic, sentence logic and predicate logic. I can explain truth functional operators, necessary vs. sufficient conditions, contrapositive - my favorite! - and more.

I will explain logic's concepts to you in plain English and everyday analogies (which I make up on the fly), in a way that your teachers and textbooks can't. I will show you techniques for making truth tables easy to do and understand. I will work with you on proofs and show you tips for doing them.

I have not taken a formal logic course. But I have a computer science undergraduate degree and mathematics graduate degree; I was a computer programmer for many years. Both programming and math have strong logic components to them. I have tutored several people in logic and earned testimonials from them.

Depending on your needs, I will teach by working through your textbook, notes and assignments with you. I will adapt to your needs and can create examples and find supplemental material between lessons, if necessary.

MATLAB

I am using Matlab extensively for my thesis for a master's degree in math. I have been using it for about two years as part of my math studies. I was a programmer for many years before returning to school.

I can help you with all of the basics of Matlab. I am capable of understanding the documentation (which is a bit cryptic, because it's written in math equations using math terminology), so I can quickly learn anything you need. I can even teach you how to understand the Matlab environment and docs so you learn more about Matlab on your own (so you never need to pay a tutor again!).

Microsoft Excel

I was a computer programmer for many years and am now a math student. I can probably solve most of your problems with Excel. Honestly, it may take me a little bit to figure some things out (because I wasn't an Excel programmer), but I will answer all of your questions or figure out how.

Praxis

You probably already know all the necessary math to pass the Math Praxis exam, but could use a little review. I can help you with all of it.

I am am a graduate math student and math tutor. I am well versed in the material on the Math Praxis, from Discrete Algebra to Linear Algebra. I have tutored several students through the exam and I can get you through it as well.

Precalculus

Beware of Precalculus (also known as really difficult Algebra) and Trigonometry. It is difficult even even for some students who were doing well in math. In precalculus, the student no longer mindlessly follows a set of rules, but must learn to understand the interpret questions and understand the math's meaning.

But don't panic. I can explain everything in plain language and analogies (which I make up on-the-fly). And I will show you how to use the knowledge to do your homework.

I will even show you a very simple method for memorizing the unit circle, which most teachers require.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is all about right triangles. Yes, an entire course about right triangles! I know, that probably doesn't sound so exciting to you. But I will help you make the material easy. The first step is to memorize "SOH CAH TOA". The second step is to contact me (though you may not have to if you follow the first step.

Read all subject qualifications »

Email Jeff

back to top

Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology (Computer Science)

Montclair State University (Master's)

Great tutor! Jeff helped me raise my calculus grades in college from Cs to As. He explains everything very clearly. He made sure that I not only understood how to do each problem individually but that I understood the concepts and would be able to figure out future problems on my own. I highly recommend this tutor to anyone who is serious about getting good grades! ...

— Bleema from Clifton, NJ on 3/17/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $74.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jeff will travel within 15 miles of Little Falls, NJ 07424.

Email Jeff

Send Jeff a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Jeff or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

(ex: algebra, chemistry)
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive Responses From Additional Tutors

If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.