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Steven W.

Experienced and patient Math Tutor

Huntington Station, NY (11746)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$79.00
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I am a former Wall Street quant with degrees in Math, Computer Science and Finance. I have been tutoring since my days on the Math Team at Stuyvesant HS. I was a high school teacher for a brief time and, more recently, I taught Probability and Statistics at Stony Brook University for a few years, where I received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

I believe that learning mathematics is about understanding important concepts, not memorizing a bunch of formulas, and that obtaining the right answer is less important than trying to understand a problem and devising a method to solve it, even if that method isn't what the teacher is looking for.

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Steven’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Statistics

Actuarial Science

I have a Masters Degree in Applied Math & Statistics. I taught an undergraduate course in Probability & Statistics 7 times from 2005-2008. I passed the first actuarial exam with a perfect 10.

Logic

I received a grade of A in both "Introduction to Logic" and the more difficult course "Symbolic Logic" as an undergraduate. As a graduate student, I taught a recitation section of "Discrete Structures" (a computer science course in which logic plays a very important role).

Statistics

I taught "Survey of Probability and Statistics" (AMS 310) at Stony Brook University for 3 years, receiving the 2008 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Education

SUNY Albany (Mathematics)

Stony Brook University (Master's)

New York University (NYU) (MBA)

Magician! — Steve is a magician. My daughter had struggled with math for many years, and she had worked with many different tutors, to dismal results. Although she was virtually failing her statistics course as a college freshman, Steve pulled a rabbit out of a hat and taught her the basic principles so that she actually understood them. She wound up with a B- for the course, and I couldn't be happier! ...

— Barbara, Plainview, NY on 1/1/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $79.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 15 miles of Huntington Station, NY 11746.

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