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Mark Z.

Experienced Math Teacher (AP Calc, AP Stat, and more!)

Experienced Math Teacher (AP Calc, AP Stat, and more!)

$70/hour

  • 239 hours tutoring

  • Cheshire, CT 06410

About Mark


Bio

**I am now accepting students for the Fall 2018 Semester in both college and high school!**

I completed my Bachelor's in Mathematics with Secondary Education Certification from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where I took every Mathematics course offered during the years I attended. I then completed my Master's in Mathematics with a specialization in Statistics from Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY. I attended both institutions on full academic scholarship.

I have...

**I am now accepting students for the Fall 2018 Semester in both college and high school!**

I completed my Bachelor's in Mathematics with Secondary Education Certification from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where I took every Mathematics course offered during the years I attended. I then completed my Master's in Mathematics with a specialization in Statistics from Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY. I attended both institutions on full academic scholarship.

I have four years experience teaching at the high school level, including three years experience teaching AP classes. I have taught every high school mathematics class from Algebra I through AP Calculus and AP Statistics. I have also taught University-level Calculus and Statistics for 2 years, and I have 6+ years tutoring experience. I have also taught Physics for 2+ years.

I have presented at the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware chapter meeting of the Mathematical Association of America and I am a proud member of the MMA. I have presented research into poker probabilities at a King's College colloquium meeting of computer science and mathematics professors from across Pennsylvania.

I also took an undergraduate course in teaching mathematics as part of my education requirement.

Additionally, I have experience working with special needs students, specifically autism and attention-deficit disorder. I have also worked with English language learners.

I am a certified secondary (7-12) mathematics in three states and have taught in both public and private schools. I have received specialized training in preparing for the Math SAT, and tutored for both the Math SAT and ACT Math & Science.

As a tutor, my first objective is to determine what you or your child aims to achieve and where he or she currently stands with their mathematical knowledge. Most often, this can be done with a "pre-test" to determine what he or she most immediately needs to learn. From there, I will teach, re-teach or aid you or your student using materials the student currently has along with resources I have from my own education and materials I will create myself after meeting with your student for the first time. I utilize mnemonics and "key phrases" to emphasize key topics and I prefer visual algorithms that are easier to understand for both math and "non-math" students alike. However, no two students learn exactly the same way; I look forward for the opportunity to determine how your student learns best and adjust my techniques accordingly for the best possible results.

I am a proud AP-approved teacher of Calculus and Statistics, and several of my students have earned 5's on both AP exams. I currently work in data analysis (statistics).

In my spare time, I like to write and act; I have directed and produced two of my own plays and played a major role in an independent feature film.


Education

King's College
Mathematics
Binghamton University
Masters
St. John's University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $70 for in-person / $70 for online
  • Rate details: I do offer group rates for 2 or more students.
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/31/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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Statistics

Statistics

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics. I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states and I have taught AP Statistics previously with over half of my students earning college credit via their AP Exam score. I have experience teaching Statistics at the collegiate level as well, with tutoring specifically tailored to students who are not as confident in their mathematical ability, but need statistics for their major. I primarily focused on probability and statistics in both my undergrad and graduate careers, having taken at least eight courses in the subject. I have also done research using statistical techniques into the profitability of sports franchises and poker odds.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in high schools for remedial students, college prep students, and honors students. As a result, I know what strategies are effective for many different types of students. I also have a good deal of resources in Algebra available, some from textbooks, others of my own creation, from my time teaching in high school.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 at the college prep and honors levels in high schools. As a result, I have a good deal of knowledge as to what strategies are useful. Further, I have many resources available from my time teaching in high schools, some from textbooks, others of my own creation.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught AP Calculus at the high school level for several years in New York City and New Jersey. I am very familiar with both the content and structure of the AP Calculus Exam, and my students have routinely achieved scores of 4 and 5. I am also experienced in Calculus II and III, and I have taught or tutored both high school and college students in these subjects over the past several years. Calculus is an intimidating subject, but it does not have to be a difficult one. I will show you why given situations call for a certain approaches, and the reasoning why they work; in other words, we'll learn what Calculus "does"!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry at the high school level for several years, ranging from remedial, college prep, and Honors classes. I have a firm grasp of logic and proof-writing and can explain these difficult geometric concepts and operations appropriately.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have specifically taught Algebra I and pre-Algebra during my time teaching in high schools. I have a very good understanding of the material and also have many resources available from both textbooks and my own creation, to assist in learning pre-algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have experience teaching Pre-Calculus and Calculus at the high school level. I have intimate knowledge of the conceptual and procedural tools needed for success in Pre-Calculus and beyond.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics; I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. Additionally, I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states with experience teaching at the collegiate level as well. There are many different people offering SAT prep courses, but so many of them are not educators; they are simply people who know what's on the SAT. While that is no doubt valuable, I offer my training as a teacher in addition to content knowledge. I will not give a laundry list of useful formulas to memorize; I will go into the specifics of the problems, how to recognize relevant information, and useful strategies for eliminating wrong answers when caught with a difficult question. I have tutored at both the high school and collegiate levels as well.
Statistics

Statistics

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics. I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states and I have taught AP Statistics previously with over half of my students earning college credit via their AP Exam score. I have experience teaching Statistics at the collegiate level as well, with tutoring specifically tailored to students who are not as confident in their mathematical ability, but need statistics for their major. I primarily focused on probability and statistics in both my undergrad and graduate careers, having taken at least eight courses in the subject. I have also done research using statistical techniques into the profitability of sports franchises and poker odds.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT Math section consists of Pre-Algebra, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate and Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I have explicitly taught all the algebra content during my time teaching in high school, and I have taken two Geometry/Trigonometry courses, one in high school and one in college. I also took the ACT when applying to college; I earned a 35 out of 36 overall.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in high schools for remedial students, college prep students, and honors students. As a result, I know what strategies are effective for many different types of students. I also have a good deal of resources in Algebra available, some from textbooks, others of my own creation, from my time teaching in high school.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 at the college prep and honors levels in high schools. As a result, I have a good deal of knowledge as to what strategies are useful. Further, I have many resources available from my time teaching in high schools, some from textbooks, others of my own creation.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught AP Calculus at the high school level for several years in New York City and New Jersey. I am very familiar with both the content and structure of the AP Calculus Exam, and my students have routinely achieved scores of 4 and 5. I am also experienced in Calculus II and III, and I have taught or tutored both high school and college students in these subjects over the past several years. Calculus is an intimidating subject, but it does not have to be a difficult one. I will show you why given situations call for a certain approaches, and the reasoning why they work; in other words, we'll learn what Calculus "does"!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry at the high school level for several years, ranging from remedial, college prep, and Honors classes. I have a firm grasp of logic and proof-writing and can explain these difficult geometric concepts and operations appropriately.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have taken Linear Algebra at both the undergraduate and graduate level. It was included on my Master's exam. I also have extensive knowledge of its application as it pertains to statistics.
Logic,

Logic

Logic is an inherent component of all mathematics which I utilize on a daily basis in my teaching and professional careers. In 2009, I gave a presentation in logic at the EPADEL (Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware) Mathematics Association of America meeting in Gettysburg, PA which focused on creating your own axiomatic (logic-based) system.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have specifically taught Algebra I and pre-Algebra during my time teaching in high schools. I have a very good understanding of the material and also have many resources available from both textbooks and my own creation, to assist in learning pre-algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have experience teaching Pre-Calculus and Calculus at the high school level. I have intimate knowledge of the conceptual and procedural tools needed for success in Pre-Calculus and beyond.
Probability,

Probability

I have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics, with a concentration in probability and statistics. I conducted research in probability methods while an undergrad, examining poker probabilities, and continued with applications in my graduate career. I have taken two courses specifically in probability, and at least five other courses that build upon probability. I have taught Probability and Statistics at the both the high school and collegiate level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics; I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. Additionally, I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states with experience teaching at the collegiate level as well. There are many different people offering SAT prep courses, but so many of them are not educators; they are simply people who know what's on the SAT. While that is no doubt valuable, I offer my training as a teacher in addition to content knowledge. I will not give a laundry list of useful formulas to memorize; I will go into the specifics of the problems, how to recognize relevant information, and useful strategies for eliminating wrong answers when caught with a difficult question. I have tutored at both the high school and collegiate levels as well.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics. I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states and I have taught AP Statistics previously with over half of my students earning college credit via their AP Exam score. I have experience teaching Statistics at the collegiate level as well, with tutoring specifically tailored to students who are not as confident in their mathematical ability, but need statistics for their major. I primarily focused on probability and statistics in both my undergrad and graduate careers, having taken at least eight courses in the subject. I have also done research using statistical techniques into the profitability of sports franchises and poker odds.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have taught Trigonometry at the high school level to students of all abilities, including remedial, college prep, and Honors. As a Calculus teacher, I have utilized trigonometry regularly and I can explain appropriately both what trigonometry actually is and why we care (its applications). Trigonometry is not a particularly long course; many high schools, including my own, did not offer it as a separate course, but rather a subdivision of geometry that took roughly 1 1/2 quarters of the school year to complete. However, trigonometry certainly has a learning curve to it; clarity is key, with examples essential to the understanding of the concepts. I aim to provide graphs and real-world applications and problems that showcase trigonometry's usefulness.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in high schools for remedial students, college prep students, and honors students. As a result, I know what strategies are effective for many different types of students. I also have a good deal of resources in Algebra available, some from textbooks, others of my own creation, from my time teaching in high school.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 at the college prep and honors levels in high schools. As a result, I have a good deal of knowledge as to what strategies are useful. Further, I have many resources available from my time teaching in high schools, some from textbooks, others of my own creation.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught AP Calculus at the high school level for several years in New York City and New Jersey. I am very familiar with both the content and structure of the AP Calculus Exam, and my students have routinely achieved scores of 4 and 5. I am also experienced in Calculus II and III, and I have taught or tutored both high school and college students in these subjects over the past several years. Calculus is an intimidating subject, but it does not have to be a difficult one. I will show you why given situations call for a certain approaches, and the reasoning why they work; in other words, we'll learn what Calculus "does"!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry at the high school level for several years, ranging from remedial, college prep, and Honors classes. I have a firm grasp of logic and proof-writing and can explain these difficult geometric concepts and operations appropriately.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have specifically taught Algebra I and pre-Algebra during my time teaching in high schools. I have a very good understanding of the material and also have many resources available from both textbooks and my own creation, to assist in learning pre-algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have experience teaching Pre-Calculus and Calculus at the high school level. I have intimate knowledge of the conceptual and procedural tools needed for success in Pre-Calculus and beyond.
Statistics

Statistics

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics. I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states and I have taught AP Statistics previously with over half of my students earning college credit via their AP Exam score. I have experience teaching Statistics at the collegiate level as well, with tutoring specifically tailored to students who are not as confident in their mathematical ability, but need statistics for their major. I primarily focused on probability and statistics in both my undergrad and graduate careers, having taken at least eight courses in the subject. I have also done research using statistical techniques into the profitability of sports franchises and poker odds.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I in high schools for remedial students, college prep students, and honors students. As a result, I know what strategies are effective for many different types of students. I also have a good deal of resources in Algebra available, some from textbooks, others of my own creation, from my time teaching in high school.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra 2 at the college prep and honors levels in high schools. As a result, I have a good deal of knowledge as to what strategies are useful. Further, I have many resources available from my time teaching in high schools, some from textbooks, others of my own creation.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught AP Calculus at the high school level for several years in New York City and New Jersey. I am very familiar with both the content and structure of the AP Calculus Exam, and my students have routinely achieved scores of 4 and 5. I am also experienced in Calculus II and III, and I have taught or tutored both high school and college students in these subjects over the past several years. Calculus is an intimidating subject, but it does not have to be a difficult one. I will show you why given situations call for a certain approaches, and the reasoning why they work; in other words, we'll learn what Calculus "does"!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry at the high school level for several years, ranging from remedial, college prep, and Honors classes. I have a firm grasp of logic and proof-writing and can explain these difficult geometric concepts and operations appropriately.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics; I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. Additionally, I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states with experience teaching at the collegiate level as well. There are many different people offering SAT prep courses, but so many of them are not educators; they are simply people who know what's on the SAT. While that is no doubt valuable, I offer my training as a teacher in addition to content knowledge. I will not give a laundry list of useful formulas to memorize; I will go into the specifics of the problems, how to recognize relevant information, and useful strategies for eliminating wrong answers when caught with a difficult question. I have tutored at both the high school and collegiate levels as well.
Statistics

Statistics

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics. I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states and I have taught AP Statistics previously with over half of my students earning college credit via their AP Exam score. I have experience teaching Statistics at the collegiate level as well, with tutoring specifically tailored to students who are not as confident in their mathematical ability, but need statistics for their major. I primarily focused on probability and statistics in both my undergrad and graduate careers, having taken at least eight courses in the subject. I have also done research using statistical techniques into the profitability of sports franchises and poker odds.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT Math section consists of Pre-Algebra, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate and Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I have explicitly taught all the algebra content during my time teaching in high school, and I have taken two Geometry/Trigonometry courses, one in high school and one in college. I also took the ACT when applying to college; I earned a 35 out of 36 overall.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics; I earned these degrees while on full academic scholarship at two different institutions. Additionally, I am a certified secondary mathematics teacher in three states with experience teaching at the collegiate level as well. There are many different people offering SAT prep courses, but so many of them are not educators; they are simply people who know what's on the SAT. While that is no doubt valuable, I offer my training as a teacher in addition to content knowledge. I will not give a laundry list of useful formulas to memorize; I will go into the specifics of the problems, how to recognize relevant information, and useful strategies for eliminating wrong answers when caught with a difficult question. I have tutored at both the high school and collegiate levels as well.
PSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


College level Calc

Mark was able to step in quickly and bring my son up to speed. We will definitely use this tutor again.

Sally Lynn, 2 lessons with Mark

Extremely helpful for my son to learn Pre-Calculus

Mark is very knowledgeable, patient, explained difficult concepts in a simplest way to remember, and helped my son to prepare for his test in a short duration and get “A”. Definitely planning to schedule another session with Mark.

Adeline, 56 lessons with Mark

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Mark helped my daughter gain confidence and understanding in Pre-Calculus prior to her midterm. They covered many different topics and one topic that challenged her, parametric equations and how to graph them, she now understands. Thank you, Mark.

Michele, 2 lessons with Mark

Excellent Geometry Tutor

Mark was absolutely excellent!! My daughter was beyond frustrated trying to learn the material in school. Mark made her take a step back and was very patient when walking her through problems. She now feels very confident going into her final exam. I would definitely hire him again.

Adria, 3 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Mark has been a great help to our son for AP Stats tutoring. His knowledge and patience really worked well with our son and he responded with a better understanding of the subject and better grades. Thank you.

Allan, 22 lessons with Mark

knowledgable and patient tutor

Mark reviewed derivatives, anti-derivatives, the chain rule and U-substitution in calculus. He was very patient and knowledgable about the subjects. This will greatly help me in my calculus class. Will definitely be scheduling another session with Mark.

Alyssa, 7 lessons with Mark

Best AP Statistics Tutor We Found!

Finally! A Stats Tutor who clearly understand what students need to learn for the classroom! Mark is the first Stats tutor my son worked with who really understood what he needs to learn for his AP Stats class. Mark came to the session well prepared and ready to teach. My son is really looking forward to the upcoming sessions and finally feels that he is working with a tutor who can help him do well in this class!

Deborah, 5 lessons with Mark

Experienced and patient tutor

For my son's first session, Mark evaluated problems to the fullest, and introduced new methods. My son felt very comfortable and is looking forward more lessons, which I as a parent am thrilled!

Jitka, 9 lessons with Mark
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Mark Z.

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