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I am an actuary and investment professional who has a deep understanding of how mathematics is applied in the business world. Investment managers, economists, accountants, actuaries, engineers, and many other professionals rely on mathematical models to guide their decisions. And even within these professions, people who are comfortable with mathematics have an advantage over those who aren’t.

Math has been tremendously useful to me in my first career as an actuary. (A career repeatedly rated as the #1 career in America!) But while I have taken a lot of advanced math courses, I still find that the simplest concepts are the most fun to explain and discuss. Math at any level – even basic arithmetic – is subtle and beautiful, once you understand it. And I strongly believe that anyone can understand mathematics.

Drill has its place, but understanding is more important. Once you understand a concept, you don’t need to do a lot of routine exercises. Students who are forced to do hundreds of “plug and chug” exercises often wind up hating and fearing math. Who can blame them? If you’re given rules to follow, but aren’t shown why the rules make sense, then working a lot of similar problems is just a chore. And it’s much harder to remember rules when you don’t know where they came from.

I have experience tutoring students in subjects ranging from arithmetic through algebra 1 and 2, geometry, calculus, and differential equations. I also have tutored students in reading, building vocabulary, and grammar. I achieved high scores on the SAT, AP Calculus, and GRE exams, and can help students raise their scores on both the math and verbal portions of many standardized tests, including the PSAT, ISSE, COOP, SSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE.

I carefully evaluate each student and construct an individualized action plan to help the student reach his or her goals. Frequent evaluation and two-way feedback is crucially important. And if you could benefit from a different approach than what I provide, I will not hesitate to suggest other alternatives.

I look forward to working with you!

I really like the way George teaches my son. George really listens to the way my son comes up with the answer, then teaches from there. Tutoring by George has really helped! Thank you!!

My daughter is in 8th grade and wants to take the SAT. This is a challenge for any tutor when the student has not learned the math she will be tested on! George is very thorough and patient by introducing and explaining how to solve math problems. He provides back up homework that is reviewed together in their tutoring session as well. George genuinely wants his students to do well. We are thankful to have found him.

We have used George to tutor my son in math, on and off, for about 1.5 years. George was the second math tutor we used, and we stuck with him due to his deep knowledge of math. His tutoring provided my son the edge he needed, to place out of Geometry and Trigonometry, and do Math Analysis instead. His next round of tutoring helped my son to place out of AP Calculus I in his school and go on to take AP Calculus II instead. We again turned to George when my son was preparing for the SAT Math level II subject test, and his tutoring helped my son score 800 on the SAT Math Level II Subject test. I recommend George highly to anyone wanting to learn math or to get that extra edge in math to do well in today's competitive world.

Math-PreCal, Cal-BC, Statistics: George is a professional, patient, and responsible tutor. I strongly recommend him to your children! My kids both love him. He also offers my kids homework and check it via email. It is efficient. He evaluates the kids and provides high valued study plan.

If you are thinking of hiring George to tutor your son or daughter for the SATs, do not hesitate. George does not take a cookie cutter approach. He reviewed the results of my son's SAT scores from last spring and designed an individual plan to address my son's weaknesses. George has a very easy going manner and really cares about your child's success. He is incredibly conscientious and connected well with my son. We recently received my son's scores back from the October test and his scores improved dramatically. After working with George for only a little more than 3 weeks, my son's math score improved by 80 points. His critical reading and writing scores also improved. My son will be taking the test again this weekend and now that he has had the full benefit of working with George and has gained much needed confidence, I have no doubt that we see additional improvement in his scores.

George is terrific. I've seen him 3 times and already I feel like I can be successful. I knew in our first meeting that he was the right tutor for me. My second meeting proved to me that with his help I can do well.

George is personable, patient, dedicated and very thorough in his preparation, teaching and follow-up after lessons. He is a pleasure to communicate with and any family will make a very good choice if they select George. Our son is motivated to do the homework that George assigns between lessons and we believe he'll be well prepared for the new semester.

Math:

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
English:

ACT English, ACT Reading, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:

ACT Science
Elementary Education:

Elementary Math
Business:

GRE
Homeschool:

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics
Test Preparation:

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:

Proofreading, Statistics
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My formal academic background includes an undergraduate course in ordinary differential equations at Yale, and a significantly more advanced graduate-level course "Partial Differential Equations in Finance" at NYU.

Although differential equations can be intimidating, the typical introductory course is often easier than most calculus courses. When students have difficulty with differential equations, it is often because they need review of some of the content of the calculus curriculum.

I am comfortable tutoring introductory undergraduate differential equations. In the past, I have followed the popular text by Boyce and DiPrima.

I have taken undergraduate and graduate courses in the following discrete math topics: computer science, including data structures; linear algebra; probability theory including combinatorics; set theory and logic; number theory; calculus of finite differences; transformational geometry and topology. My professional training as an actuary included operations research material. Together, these topics, plus a bit of elementary graph theory, make up the content of the typical two-semester undergraduate course in discrete mathematics.

Discrete math is tested on the Praxis II Mathematics Content Knowledge exam, which I took in March 2013, receiving a score of 191 on a 200-point scale, and a Recognition of Excellence from ETS indicating that I had scored in the top 15% of test takers.

I would be happy to tutor either high school students or undergraduates who need help with their discrete math courses.

I first took course work in linear algebra as an undergraduate at Yale. A number of years later, as a part-time graduate student at NYU, I took a two-semester graduate-level course in linear algebra and achieved grades of "A" and "A-". In my job as an insurance company actuary, I introduced the matrix-oriented programming language MATLAB to my work group and trained others in its use.

There are two basic types of college linear algebra course. The first type emphasizes concrete calculations with matrices of real numbers. The second considers abstract vector spaces over arbitrary fields, and emphasizes proofs of all theorems. I am comfortable tutoring students who are taking either type of course.

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I really like the way George teaches my son. George really listens to the way my son comes up with the answer, then teaches from there. Tutoring by George has really helped! Thank you!!
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