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Adam R.

New York, NY

$75/hr

Patient, precise, professional. 8 years of experience. Family values.

Background check passed as of 12/12/14
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Patient, precise, professional. 8 years of experience. Family values.

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I began tutoring at Furman University's Academic Assistance department and have since worked in academic community support as a behavioral specialist, tutor agent, and have specialized in private, individual clients. I have tutored clients of all ages, from elementary to adult. While I have successfully tutored a wide range of subjects for a wide range of ages, most need help with middle/high school math, writing, or language skills.

I am a great communicator, both with parents and students. People find my personality charismatic and amicable. I emphasize positive reinforcement and build "horizontal" rapport with students while yet providing honest diagnoses about needs for improvement and obstacles to success. I have worked with advanced students trying to raise a 'B' to an 'A' as well as those merely struggling to pass, and those facing obstacles such as ADHD, Asperger's, etc. I enjoy meeting new people and building relationships with those I help learn to love learning. I am somewhat new to WyzAnt, but tutoring is my schtick!

I have many references available.--Just ask!

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

- Natasha, Brooklyn, NY on 11/13/14

"Very patient and friendly"

- Ayanna, Bronx, NY on 12/16/14

"Very thorough and very patient"

- Oleh R., Brooklyn, NY on 5/11/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
French, Greek,
Hebrew,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Songwriting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism,
Dyslexia,
Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Business, Career Development, GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), English, French, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, GRE, LSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Business, Career Development, College Counseling, French, Grammar, Greek,
Hebrew,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I worked as an Associate Professional doing Community Support and Intensive In Home Therapy for 2 years with 2 different companies, which gave me lots of experience working with ADHD students. Since then, I have often tutored ADHD students privately. Furthermore, I have done extensive college level studies in Abnormal, Developmental, and General Psychology.

Autism

I worked as an Associate Professional doing Community Support and Intensive In Home Therapy for 2 years with 2 different companies, which provided me multiple experiences of working with Autistic Spectrum students and their families. Every Autistic child has unique challenges, strengths, and needs, but I have found great success through basic understanding of the most common patterns and, most importantly, caring patience. My professional experience is boosted by personal contact with parents of Autistic children. Furthermore, I am able to draw upon my extensive academic studies in Abnormal, Developmental, and General Psychology.

Dyslexia

I tutored a dyslexic student in South Carolina Math in 2010. We had great success. While I do not have specialized training in dyslexia, this experience combines with my extensive experience with ADD/ADHD and Asbergers/Autism Spectrum to provide me a good feel for working with most dyslexic students. The key is teaching in a way that is flexible and in dialogue about what works best for the student, and attentiveness to stick to what is often an unorthodox method by which dyslexic students accomplish math and reading tasks.

Greek

I am currently studying Greek at the graduate level and am through the grammar portion, now studying exegesis and higher criticism. I hold a 4.0 GPA in the subject. I do not tutor modern Greek.

Hebrew

I have completed Ancient Hebrew courses through the fourth semester at the graduate level with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the subject. My professor can attest to my proficiency. I have tutored Hebrew both in private and classroom (synagogue) settings.

Social Studies

I hold a "cum laude" undergraduate degree from a Liberal Arts institution (one which requires students to be well-rounded, rather than merely knowing the subject in which they specialize). While I majored in PoliSci and Philosophy (the closest one gets to "social studies" on the university level), I also took courses in Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, History & Civilization, Law, and etc. Furthermore, I now hold "summa cum laude" graduate degrees in Religious (which includes much history and 'social studies') and Anthropological Studies. I am thoroughly qualified to help "social studies" students, from the elementary all the way up to the university level.

Study Skills

In addition to having learned study skills through a decade of post-secondary education, I have experience teaching study skills as a behavioral therapist and as a tutor. I worked for a year and a half as an associate professional doing community support and intensive-in-home therapy in NC, where behavioral goals were set and progress monitored in coordination with parents, teachers, and (in most cases) other health professionals. I bring an approach which empowers students and reinforces their human needs, while relying on time-tested classical methods for motivation and reinforcement. Since leaving the behavioral therapy field and concentrating on private tutoring, study skills have always comprised an element of my tutoring. Clients I've been successful with include those dealing with ADHD and dyslexia.

Adam’s Resources

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Before I realized I had a gift in tutoring as a professional activity in and of itself, I used to do a little bit of it as part of my job as a 1-on-1 and Family Community Support and Intensive In-Home behaviorist.  While I performed many functions which straddled the fence between mental health and social work, a large part of my job involved coordinating between my clients (usually teens... read more

Furman University
University of Southern California
Master's
The Citadel Graduate College
Master's

Education

Furman University

University of Southern California (Master's)

The Citadel Graduate College (Master's)

Excellent tutor — Adam has been working with my son 3 times a week for the past 3 weeks and is doing a great job. Adam is thoughtful, patient, creative and encouraging. He has the ability to connect with my son and build a rapport. Overall, we couldn't be happier to be working with Adam and are so glad we found him! ...

— Natasha, Brooklyn, NY on 11/13/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Sliding scale for economic need. Special 10% discount during the month of October on: LSAT

Travel policy

Adam will travel within 17 miles of New York, NY 10024.


About Adam

I began tutoring at Furman University's Academic Assistance department and have since worked in academic community support as a behavioral specialist, tutor agent, and have specialized in private, individual clients. I have tutored clients of all ages, from elementary to adult. While I have successfully tutored a wide range of subjects for a wide range of ages, most need help with middle/high school math, writing, or language skills.

I am a great communicator, both with parents and students. People find my personality charismatic and amicable. I emphasize positive reinforcement and build "horizontal" rapport with students while yet providing honest diagnoses about needs for improvement and obstacles to success. I have worked with advanced students trying to raise a 'B' to an 'A' as well as those merely struggling to pass, and those facing obstacles such as ADHD, Asperger's, etc. I enjoy meeting new people and building relationships with those I help learn to love learning. I am somewhat new to WyzAnt, but tutoring is my schtick!

I have many references available.--Just ask!

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

- Natasha, Brooklyn, NY on 11/13/14

"Very patient and friendly"

- Ayanna, Bronx, NY on 12/16/14

"Very thorough and very patient"

- Oleh R., Brooklyn, NY on 5/11/14
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Education

Furman University
University of Southern California
Master's
The Citadel Graduate College
Master's

Education

Furman University

University of Southern California (Master's)

The Citadel Graduate College (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Sliding scale for economic need. Special 10% discount during the month of October on: LSAT

Travel Radius
Travels within 17 miles of New York, NY 10024

Adam’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
French, Greek,
Hebrew,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Songwriting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism,
Dyslexia,
Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Business, Career Development, GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), English, French, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, GRE, LSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Business, Career Development, College Counseling, French, Grammar, Greek,
Hebrew,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Adam’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Adam. View all of Adam’s resources

Before I realized I had a gift in tutoring as a professional activity in and of itself, I used to do a little bit of it as part of my job as a 1-on-1 and Family Community Support and Intensive In-Home behaviorist.  While I performed many functions which straddled the fence between mental health and social work, a large part of my job involved coordinating between my clients (usually teens... read more


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