I have test preparation industry experience -- between 2000 and 2007 I helped to write and to edit MCAS (Massachusetts state test) 10th grade Mathematics and SAT Mathematics workbooks for a major test preparation company on a contract basis. I also wrote workbook problems and test questions for the company's mock SAT and MCAS tests. At this job I gained an encyclopedic perspective on what shortcuts work for different types of students, and on what types of questions appear on the SAT. I'm inventive, and now I've advanced well beyond my old company's tutoring system. I charge premium rates because I believe that I deliver premium tutoring for all high school mathematics courses.
As an undergraduate at Worcester Tech, my senior project helped accelerate the teaching of a Fortran course by 20%.
Every one of my Mathematics test scores has been off-scale. My Graduate Record Examination scores of 710 Verbal, 800 Analytical and 710 Logical were a rarer accomplishment than my 800 on the SAT Mathematics section in junior year of high school. I scored two more 800s on SAT Mathematics subject tests. I have two Master's degrees (Computer Science, Political Science). I'm not bad at SAT Verbal and Writing test preparation,
In my day job, I'm trying to get a company going. The venture probably won't paying our bills for one or two years.
I have taught Computer Science at URI/Providence and at Bristol Community College. I've done over-shoulder teaching of software packages at the New England Institute of Technology and with Worldwide Educational Services. I also taught a summer entrepreneurship class for high school students with Worldwide.
All of my life, I've worked well with students in over-the-shoulder mode. I was the entire computer help desk department at URI's Providence campus many years ago, seeing perhaps 1500 students at my desk. Students would make sure that I was still working before registering for their computer programming classes.
I'm new to Wyzant.com. It's a problem selling myself without official Wyzant experience, but I have lots of availability!
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