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Hi, my name is Wesley. Having attended both Stuyvesant High School and MIT, I am available to tutor in a variety of math and science subjects as well as standardized test preparation (see below for list).
I have more than 8 years of teaching experience, being a volunteer teacher at the Salvation Army, SCORE! coach, SAT tutor at AIM Academy, and private tutoring with elementary, middle school, and high school students. Math has always been my passion and I tailor my teaching methods to best match each individual student. Through my experience, I know which tutoring strategies work and which just create busywork. Additionally, I can also recommend which books and study guides to use and how to best prepare for the specific exam.
Most importantly, I will teach a student how to attack the problem and how to think of the solution. Anyone can pick up study guides and practice exam books and go through it while checking their work with solutions at the back. However, the book doesn't tell you what you are doing wrong or how to improve yourself. If you want to be sure to do well on your first attempt, I will teach you how to approach problems, techniques, timing and approaches that cannot be found in any one single study guide but rather a compilation of years of experience and expertise.
I look forward to working with you!
P.S. For reference purposes, my areas of expertise include Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus (AP & college level), and SAT Math. I can also help you prepare for NY State Regents, SHSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Math Level I & II, GED, GRE, and GMAT.
Past Math Test Scores:
SAT Math 800
GRE Math 170
AP Calculus BC 5
SAT Math Level I 780
SAT Math Level II 800
All 3 Math Regents 100
UPDATE - To maximize the effectiveness of my tutoring and individual attention I can provide, I am currently accepting only one more new student until the end of 2014.
I have tutored fellow classmates for the Probability P Exam and they have passed as a result. I have also passed Probability P Exam this past year. I am as comfortable tutoring this subject as I have with calculus and other subjects.
Calculus uses simple concepts to solve problems that would be impossibly tedious to do using the classical techniques. Building a strong Calculus foundation is extremely helpful to many professions, especially engineers. Over the years, I have helped many confused high school and college students realize that Calculus is much simpler than most of the math that they have seen before. I have a few testimonials from such students.
I have taken the Regents with the following grades during high school:
Chemistry - 95
Physics - 98
Biology - 96
Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra - 98, 97, 98
US History - 100
English - 93
Though I am most comfortable with Math, I am fully confident in my ability to teach any or all of these Regent exams. In addition, I am experienced with the Regents testing format. Some subjects like US History have questions that are primarily reading comprehension based and do not actually require knowledge of historical events. I believe the format of the Regents is less rigorous than other standardized testing and thus there are more testing taking techniques that can be used.
In addition to having taken the SAT and scoring in the 99th percentile, I have also taught summer classes for SAT at AIM Academy for 3 summers along with 4 years of SAT one on one tutoring. I feel very comfortable with explaining both the subject material and special test taking techniques throughout the test. I tailor my lessons to help students reach their score goals and will be very frank on how to do so.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Math)
Excellent SAT and GRE tutor! — I hired Wesley in 2009 to help my daughter prepare for the SAT and we couldn't have been happier with the results. When Wesley started tutoring my daughter, her score was in the mid 1700s, and after weekly sessions with Wesley, she got a 2130. It was a great improvement thanks to Wesley's personalized tutoring sessions. Wesley was professional, patient and punctual. He customized each lesson to s ...
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