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Alan R.

Staten Island, NY

$65/hr

Experienced Tutor For SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, Math, Physics, & More

Background check passed as of 4/14/14
Usually responds in about 41 minutes

Experienced Tutor For SAT, ACT, GRE, GED, Math, Physics, & More

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In an attempt to supplement the often lacking information supplied to students in the public and private school system, I tutor my students in a way that helps them truly understand the material without editing out material that schools feel are unnecessary, which could be quite vital for students to learn the material.

In addition to supplementing the school system, a goal for my students is to excel further than merely at what they are learning at the time, but rather to become self-sustaining, and not merely with passing grades, but at a level of excellence. Often times my students have gone from nearly failing their classes to achieving high grades on their examinations, in addition to actually understanding the material, rather than using the rote method often used in schools which keep the students from internalizing the material.

Being a graduate of Staten Island Technical High School, and having had various discussions with their administration and instructors throughout my time there, I have a firm grasp on many aspects of the education system, both in terms of the way students are accepted to the specialized high schools (via the SHSAT) and the way colleges view students, allowing me to instruct my students in the optimum way to present themselves to their colleges of choice. My time at System Island Tech resulted in me being offered numerous full tuition scholarships to colleges of my choice, in part due to my SAT scores (Verbal: 640/800, Math: 780/800) including my top choice at the time, The Cooper Union For The Advancement Of Science And Art, for a degree in Electric Engineering. The Cooper Union is one of the hardest schools in the world to be accepted to, and one of the most prestigious, as it merely enrolls 25 students per discipline per year, and I was one of those 25 for Electric Engineering, and it accepts applicants for this world renowned school worldwide. I attended The Cooper Union after the completion of my high school career for roughly a year and a half, however due to it missing an element I was looking for in the school when I first applied which they presented as having, the aspect of audio engineering, I had since transferred from that school to the College Of Staten Island. This past term I completed an undergraduate degree in Music with a focus in Music Technology and I am currently pursuing an MBA in Music Management at William Paterson University. Throughout my time at the College of Staten Island I continued to retain numerous scholarships which required a yearly renewal and I held approximately a 3.7 GPA. Additionally, in November of 2012 I received received a near perfect score on the GRE (Verbal: 162/170, Math: 169/170, Writing: 5.5/6). My experiences throughout high school and college allow me a perspective which allows me to assist my students in achieving their goals in the best possible way.

My methods include catering to the form of learning of the student, be it auditory, visual, or kinesthetic, while reinforcing all styles throughout; working with the student to be able to achieve solutions to questions without merely posing the question then giving the solution, as the "journey" in many ways is more important than the end result; supplying numerous examples to be answered by the student in and out of the session to reinforce their experience with numerous types of questions; and many other methods.

I have tutored in all these subjects at one point or another, all achieving a high success rate with each student:
Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, SAT II, etc); SAT Prep (Primarily English & Math); ACT Prep (Primarily English, Math, & Science); Physics (Regents, College, & SAT II); Music Theory; Electronics; C++; and Russian Language.

Recent tutoring successes, especially in SAT Prep, have resulted in students receiving hefty scholarships (up to $50,000 a year for some) to colleges including Gettysburg College, Boston University, Drexel University, Rutgers University, Stony brook, Drew, Montclair, The College Of New Jersey, Hunter College, College Of Staten Island, Ithaca College, St. John's University, Michigan State University, Wagner College, Brooklyn College and many others. In addition to scholarships, they were also accepted to many of their top pick schools, which provided scholarships to them as well.

I have many references available if you wish to speak to a former student about their experiences. Feel free to contact me to talk about my methods further, and I look forward to working with you.

Testimonials

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Angela, Staten Island, NY on 11/2/13

"Very Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Julia, Staten Island, NY on 7/21/14

"Knows how to get through"

- Katie, Staten Island, NY on 7/2/14

"Amazing tutor and really nice and funny "

- Sandra, Staten Island, NY on 11/2/13

"Great Tutor"

- James, Staten Island, NY on 5/23/13

"Great tutor and even more amazing technique!"

- Daniel, Staten Island, NY on 1/24/13

"Alan is a great tutor, is funny, patient and knows his stuff!"

- Nelson, Staten Island, NY on 1/19/13

"Great tutor"

- Tara, Staten Island, NY on 1/2/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
SAT Reading
Science:
ACT Science,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
GMAT, GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
College Counseling,
GED,
GMAT, GRE,
PSAT,
Regents,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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.

ACT Math

While I do not have a score on record for the ACT, I received a 780 on the Math portion of the SAT. While the SAT is slightly different than the SAT, there is a good portion that is shared between the two, and what is not I hold mastery in as well and tutor extensively in their respective subjects.

ACT Reading

Just as stated for the SAT, my comprehension skills and strategizing ability allow me to prepare my students with the best ways to approach the reading portion of the ACT. I also work with them to boost their vocabulary base and overall reading ability to prepare themselves not only for the ACT, but college as well.

ACT Science

This section of the ACT involves graph analysis and I work with my students to understand how to interpret graphs effectively.

Algebra 1

Throughout my student career, Mathematics has always been my top grade, achieving near perfect scores term after term. In my mastery of the topics I uncovered new techniques not taught in public schools based on the concepts behind the topics rather than using the rote learning method supplied by schools. I use these concepts and techniques to assist my students in making leaps and bounds in their classroom performance usually at a quite rapid pace.

Algebra 2

Throughout my student career, Mathematics has always been my top grade, achieving near perfect scores term after term. In my mastery of the topics I uncovered new techniques not taught in public schools based on the concepts behind the topics rather than using the rote learning method supplied by schools. I use these concepts and techniques to assist my students in making leaps and bounds in their classroom performance usually at a quite rapid pace.

Chess

I participated in a chess team in school that became finalists for NYC in a competition against other schools.

College Counseling

Throughout high school I was mentored by the high school guidance counselor throughout my four years, learning all there is about the college admissions process, in addition to learning extra information independently from numerous colleges and internet sources on their process. I have also administered college counseling to all my past students who have since achieved acceptance, with scholarships, to various colleges.

Composition (Music)

Currently, I am completing my final classes for the music technology major at The College Of Staten Island. My coursework has covered composition in classical and jazz settings. I also was in an all original rock band as the primary co-composer for 4 years, writing many songs throughout that time.

GED

My high school performance was at a high caliber throughout, graduating from high school with hefty scholarship offers from any college of my choice. Due to my mastery of high school subjects, I would easily be able to tutor for the high school equivalency test, the GED.

General Music

Currently, I am completing a degree for the Music Technology major at The College Of Staten Island, which is essentially a music bachelor of science with a few additional courses in music Technology, so general music is included in all forms.

Geometry

Throughout my student career, Mathematics has always been my top grade, achieving near perfect scores term after term. In my mastery of the topics I uncovered new techniques not taught in public schools based on the concepts behind the topics rather than using the rote learning method supplied by schools. Geometry also involves assisting students in becoming comfortable with analyzing shapes in conjunction with algebra. I use these concepts and techniques to assist my students in making leaps and bounds in their classroom performance usually at a quite rapid pace.

GRE

My scores on the individual sections of the GRE were 169/170 for Quantitative Reasoning, 161/170 for Verbal Reasoning, and 5.5/6 for Analytical Writing. My scores were all within the top scores on this exam nationally and I would gladly help my students to achieve similar results.

Guitar

I am an experienced bass guitar player, having played in a rock band for 4 years, and a jazz big band for 2 years, in addition to playing occasionally in a jazz small group setting.

Music Theory

As a graduating Music major I have never received a grade for a Music Theory style course with a grade less than an A. I have a comprehensive knowledge of tonal music theory and thrive during discussions of the topic, allowing me to easily boost my student's comprehension of the material.

Physics

Physics, the meeting point of mathematics and science to create logical thinking is the only science course I currently support teaching. Its methodology blends well with my analytical style in conjunction with my mastery of mathematics. Physics, especially in the area of mechanics, represents where my students have the opportunity to fully utilize my abilities as I combine my strongest features to assist them.

Precalculus

Throughout my student career, Mathematics has always been my top grade, achieving near perfect scores term after term. In my mastery of the topics I uncovered new techniques not taught in public schools based on the concepts behind the topics rather than using the rote learning method supplied by schools. I use these concepts and techniques to assist my students in making leaps and bounds in their classroom performance usually at a quite rapid pace.

PSAT

As the PSAT is the combination of the SAT elements, but just in a shorter form, my SAT credentials apply. Personally, I received a 780 on the Math portion of the SAT. The SAT is less of an exam than a game challenging you to leave your comfort zone and think outside the box, and I work to establish this kind of mindset with each of my students. My comprehension skills and strategizing ability allow me to prepare my students with the best ways to approach the reading portion of the SAT. I also work with them to boost their vocabulary base and overall reading ability to prepare themselves not only for the SAT, but college as well.

Regents

Each regents course has a corresponding subject involved with it. I offer tutoring in any regents subjects that I am approved to tutor in.

SAT Math

Personally, I received a 780 on the Math portion of the SAT. The SAT is less of an exam than a game challenging you to leave your comfort zone and think outside the box, and I work to establish this kind of mindset with each of my students.

SAT Reading

My comprehension skills and strategizing ability allow me to prepare my students with the best ways to approach the reading portion of the SAT. I also work with them to boost their vocabulary base and overall reading ability to prepare themselves not only for the SAT, but college as well.

Songwriting

Prior to attending college for music technology, I was in a rock band for 4 years and was one of the primary co-composers on all the material. As of late I have started to compose slightly within the jazz idiom, and I have also composed for some short film clips.

Trigonometry

Throughout my student career, Mathematics has always been my top grade, achieving near perfect scores term after term. In my mastery of the topics I uncovered new techniques not taught in public schools based on the concepts behind the topics rather than using the rote learning method supplied by schools. I use these concepts and techniques to assist my students in making leaps and bounds in their classroom performance usually at a quite rapid pace.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art/The College Of Staten Island
Engineering and Music
William Paterson University
MBA

Education

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art/The College Of Staten Island (Engineering and Music)

William Paterson University (MBA)

Fantastic Tutor — If you are looking for a tutor I highly recommend Alan. He tutored my son for 2 months prior to the SAT for math and critical reading. The increase in his score was tremendous, he far exceeded our expectations. His demeanor was exactly what my son needed. After the first session he had a clear plan on how to help my son and was beyond successful. I cannot say enough positive things about Alan. Hi ...

— Angela, Staten Island, NY on 11/2/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alan will travel within 10 miles of Staten Island, NY 10309.


About Alan

In an attempt to supplement the often lacking information supplied to students in the public and private school system, I tutor my students in a way that helps them truly understand the material without editing out material that schools feel are unnecessary, which could be quite vital for students to learn the material.

In addition to supplementing the school system, a goal for my students is to excel further than merely at what they are learning at the time, but rather to become self-sustaining, and not merely with passing grades, but at a level of excellence. Often times my students have gone from nearly failing their classes to achieving high grades on their examinations, in addition to actually understanding the material, rather than using the rote method often used in schools which keep the students from internalizing the material.

Being a graduate of Staten Island Technical High School, and having had various discussions with their administration and instructors throughout my time there, I have a firm grasp on many aspects of the education system, both in terms of the way students are accepted to the specialized high schools (via the SHSAT) and the way colleges view students, allowing me to instruct my students in the optimum way to present themselves to their colleges of choice. My time at System Island Tech resulted in me being offered numerous full tuition scholarships to colleges of my choice, in part due to my SAT scores (Verbal: 640/800, Math: 780/800) including my top choice at the time, The Cooper Union For The Advancement Of Science And Art, for a degree in Electric Engineering. The Cooper Union is one of the hardest schools in the world to be accepted to, and one of the most prestigious, as it merely enrolls 25 students per discipline per year, and I was one of those 25 for Electric Engineering, and it accepts applicants for this world renowned school worldwide. I attended The Cooper Union after the completion of my high school career for roughly a year and a half, however due to it missing an element I was looking for in the school when I first applied which they presented as having, the aspect of audio engineering, I had since transferred from that school to the College Of Staten Island. This past term I completed an undergraduate degree in Music with a focus in Music Technology and I am currently pursuing an MBA in Music Management at William Paterson University. Throughout my time at the College of Staten Island I continued to retain numerous scholarships which required a yearly renewal and I held approximately a 3.7 GPA. Additionally, in November of 2012 I received received a near perfect score on the GRE (Verbal: 162/170, Math: 169/170, Writing: 5.5/6). My experiences throughout high school and college allow me a perspective which allows me to assist my students in achieving their goals in the best possible way.

My methods include catering to the form of learning of the student, be it auditory, visual, or kinesthetic, while reinforcing all styles throughout; working with the student to be able to achieve solutions to questions without merely posing the question then giving the solution, as the "journey" in many ways is more important than the end result; supplying numerous examples to be answered by the student in and out of the session to reinforce their experience with numerous types of questions; and many other methods.

I have tutored in all these subjects at one point or another, all achieving a high success rate with each student:
Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, SAT II, etc); SAT Prep (Primarily English & Math); ACT Prep (Primarily English, Math, & Science); Physics (Regents, College, & SAT II); Music Theory; Electronics; C++; and Russian Language.

Recent tutoring successes, especially in SAT Prep, have resulted in students receiving hefty scholarships (up to $50,000 a year for some) to colleges including Gettysburg College, Boston University, Drexel University, Rutgers University, Stony brook, Drew, Montclair, The College Of New Jersey, Hunter College, College Of Staten Island, Ithaca College, St. John's University, Michigan State University, Wagner College, Brooklyn College and many others. In addition to scholarships, they were also accepted to many of their top pick schools, which provided scholarships to them as well.

I have many references available if you wish to speak to a former student about their experiences. Feel free to contact me to talk about my methods further, and I look forward to working with you.

Testimonials

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Angela, Staten Island, NY on 11/2/13

"Very Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Julia, Staten Island, NY on 7/21/14

"Knows how to get through"

- Katie, Staten Island, NY on 7/2/14

"Amazing tutor and really nice and funny "

- Sandra, Staten Island, NY on 11/2/13

"Great Tutor"

- James, Staten Island, NY on 5/23/13

"Great tutor and even more amazing technique!"

- Daniel, Staten Island, NY on 1/24/13

"Alan is a great tutor, is funny, patient and knows his stuff!"

- Nelson, Staten Island, NY on 1/19/13

"Great tutor"

- Tara, Staten Island, NY on 1/2/13
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Education

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art/The College Of Staten Island
Engineering and Music
William Paterson University
MBA

Education

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art/The College Of Staten Island (Engineering and Music)

William Paterson University (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Staten Island, NY 10309

Alan’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
SAT Reading
Science:
ACT Science,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Business:
GMAT, GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
College Counseling,
GED,
GMAT, GRE,
PSAT,
Regents,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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.


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