I instill a deep level of understanding of the material that will not only prepare the student for tests, but also be able to apply these concepts to real world problems and build upon this knowledge in future classes. I encourage multiple ways of solving problems and never judge the student for not understanding quickly enough. I blend in critical thinking skills and estimations. I often estimate seemingly difficult calculations and show how I got there, which causes students to stop relying on their calculator. I concentrate on improving the student's mental flexibility about how to apply the rules to the system. Once understood, you can apply this skill to most math
problems. Above all else, I seek to encourage an understanding and appreciation for the material, sometimes with puns and jokes.
I prefer to talk about Physics
, and Calculus
as they are thoroughly interrelated; however, I often must strengthen the student's Algebra
, or Precalculus
in order to get the most out of Physics or Chemistry. I currently offer services in Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. I am more of an academic coach than a tutor. I am always available by phone or email
for any questions. I will rarely just give the answer; I prefer to walk you toward the solution and assist you past your weak points. I am excellent at finding the piece of information or logic
that allows everything to flow for you. I customize each lesson for the way you think. I relate the material to things you already understand and show how it is interconnected. I often make up examples using your hobbies and interests and can even show you how certain equations affected history
. I try to be as efficient as possible with our time by taking personal notes and reflecting on what did or didn't work. After an adequate level of understanding is achieved, I focus on nuances in the material for speed on tests and implications to our daily lives that flow from taking the concepts to their natural conclusions. I enjoy seeing that moment when something the student was struggling with becomes easy. If you ever think you do not understand the material much better after one of our meetings, there is no charge.
I passed the rigorous 8 hour long Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) which tested every math and science topic I offer and some. I have volunteered at St. Joseph-St. Thomas in Staten Island and Gonzaga School in Manhattan helping students in math and science. I started tutoring Calculus, Physics Latin
, and Chemistry in 2002. I am a Chemical Engineer who earned his master’s from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. I also graduated from Regis High School in Manhattan. I have successfully tutored many students from schools such as NYU, Columbia, Pace, Stuyvesant, SI Tech, Brooklyn Tech, Xavier, LaGuardia, Murrow, Brooklyn Tech, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph Hill and many other private and public schools s in Physics, Calculus, SAT Math
, Chemistry, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus
, and Latin. I can show you the simplicity in what you formerly considered was madness like I have for so many.
24 hours notice required
Discounts available if I can walk to you, longer sessions, or multiple sessions
75%/hr for 2-student sessions
65%/hr for 3-student sessions
24 hour notice for cancellation or 1 hr charge
Travels within 3 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11201
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