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Andrew G.

Branford, CT

$70/hour

One-on-One Help with Algebra, Calculus, Physics, ACT/SAT

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/19/15
4.6 average from 5 ratings
Excellent tutor for chemistry
— Tamar, Guilford, CT on 4/29/17

$70/Hour


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NYU
Mechanical Engineering

Education

NYU (Mechanical Engineering)

About Andrew

I started off with a humanities degree and then made the challenging pivot toward hard science, so I am intimately familiar with the struggles that math subjects, such as calculus and algebra, can present even to very talented students. Nowadays, I work as a mechanical engineer at an aerospace firm but still make a point of accepting new STEM students of all skill levels.

I have published papers on molecular dynamics, nanomaterials, and bioengineering in several science journals and bring nearly four years of experience teaching high school students how to crack the math and writing sections of the SAT and ACT examinations. I have also collaborated with the Minority Disability (MIND) Alliance to teach calculus and physics to promising students of underrepresented backgrounds with sensory handicaps. In addition, I have a proven track record as an independent contractor with Tried & True Tutoring, having boosted the subject performance scores of numerous students. My eclectic education in History and Mechanical Engineering gives me a special insight into how people living under different circumstances come to understand or misunderstand difficult source material. As such, I am highly adept at finding effective ways to clarify and relate information to pupils in order to better enable their learning and success.

I find that most people are more engaged by math and science applications that they find either personally or socially relevant. That's why I prefer to articulate an engineering, physics, or pure math problem such that my students grasp the intrinsic value in solving it. For example, simple flow through a pipe can be recontextualized as rescuing a town’s water supply, or an electrical circuit response curve can aid in the redesign of a medical pacemaker. I suspect that this technique tends to engage most students because it showcases the power of a STEM education and furnishes them with the agency to reshape their worlds. I believe this because I started out studying history, and learning the social virtues inherent to creating and maintaining our modern life were my motivation to make a career in science.

If you have any questions for me or would like to schedule a session, feel free to message anytime. I look forward to helping you realize your academic and professional potential.
I started off with a humanities degree and then made the challenging pivot toward hard science, so I am intimately familiar with the struggles that math subjects, such as calculus and algebra, can present even to very talented students. Nowadays, I work as a mechanical engineer at an aerospace firm but still make a point of accepting new STEM Read more

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Hourly Rate is subject to increase if travel distance is greater than 30 miles.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Branford, CT 06405
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"Excellent tutor for chemistry"

- Tamar, Guilford, CT on 4/29/17
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Mechanical Engineering

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. My grade point average there was a 3.109/4.000. I am comfortable teaching statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, mechanics of materials, circuit analysis, and other general engineering subjects.

Physics

BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
SAT Physics subject test tutor

Proofreading

I presently work with a lab that pays me specifically for proofreading and editing their research proposals. I have also been teaching the SAT and ACT grammar-oriented sections for three years. Finally, I have published papers in three separate, peer-reviewed science journals.

Public Speaking

I was a NYC tour guide for 3 years. I delivered commentary and performed impressions and short tunes through a microphone for groups of 70, 3-4 tours per day, 2-3 hours per tour. I have also headlined stand-up comedy doing a 7-minute set in the East Village club. I believe that I can help others find their speaking voice (be it by rhetoric or oratory) through patient instruction and positive encouragement.

SAT Math

3 years of experience raising SAT/ACT scores
BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
96th percentile score on GRE

NYU
Mechanical Engineering

Education

NYU (Mechanical Engineering)

Excellent tutor for chemistry

Helpful, knowledgeable and patient. We appreciated that he could accommodate our schedule. His rate is a bit high but it's worth it. He also offered to answer further questions by phone.

— Tamar, Guilford, CT on 4/29/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Hourly Rate is subject to increase if travel distance is greater than 30 miles.

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 30 miles of Branford, CT 06405.