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Steven W.

Experienced and patient Math Tutor

Huntington Station, NY (11750)

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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

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

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.


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).


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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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 from Plainview, NY on 1/1/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $72.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

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

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