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Bob B.

Hamden, CT

$70/hour

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Background check passed as of 8/28/14
4.8 average from 137 ratings
Fantastic
— Clare, Cheshire, CT on 12/9/15

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Alfred University
University of Pennsylvania
MBA

Education

Alfred University

University of Pennsylvania (MBA)

About Bob

I have over 20 years experience helping student improve their performance in math courses and standardized tests. I have an BS in Engineering with Math minor and also an MBA but more importantly, I have found that many of my 'secrets' of success can be easily passed on.

The process that I use to help students maximize their potential involves customizing a program to the specific needs of each person. Many of the large tutoring businesses teach identical systems to everyone. Although there are certainly processes where following a specific procedure is helpful, in the bigger picture, I have found much greater success with adjusting the study program to fit the needs of the student.

We can meet at your home or at libraries or coffee shops - again this usually depends upon where the student finds they perform best. Hours are flexible.
I have over 20 years experience helping student improve their performance in math courses and standardized tests. I have an BS in Engineering with Math minor and also an MBA but more importantly, I have found that many of my 'secrets' of success can be easily passed on.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Hamden, CT 06517
Background Check: Passed

"Fantastic"

- Clare, Cheshire, CT on 12/9/15

"Flexible and efficient"

- Daniel, Middletown, CT on 1/18/16
Bob replied on 1/21/2016

Daniel - I enjoyed working with you and watching your improvement. Best of luck going forward.

"Highly recommended tutor"

- Annie, Cheshire, CT on 9/10/15

"Very focused"

- Handan (mother), Woodbridge, CT on 12/19/14

"Very Grateful"

- Liza, Oxford, CT on 4/17/14

"Very helpful and friendly tutor!"

- Richard, Hamden, CT on 3/28/14

"Excellent tutor! Bob shows great patience with kids."

- Darrell, Hamden, CT on 12/9/13

"Exceptional tutor"

- Kathy, Hamden, CT on 10/27/13

"Great tutor for my son"

- Ling, Morris, CT on 10/22/13

"Great tutor"

- Direk, Meriden, CT on 4/10/13

"Great tutor, highly recommend him"

- Julie, South Pasadena, CA on 3/3/13

"Great Tutor"

- Belinda, Wallingford, CT on 2/21/13

"Got the job done."

- Francesca, Woodbridge, CT on 1/17/13

"Great tutor!"

- Kate, Branford, CT on 1/3/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE,
LSAT,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Business:
Finance, GMAT, GRE,
Microsoft Excel
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

For most students, algebra is the first step into 'higher math'. There are a number of new concepts and thought processes that are needed to successfully take this step. The best process here is usually and steady and consistent review of the subject matter combined with many practice problems until a solid level of comfort is reached.

Calculus

Calculus is another big step in the progression of a math student. Sub-topics such as derivatives, differentiation, and maximization can be very intimidating if it feels like the instructor is moving through them too quickly. Often, the opportunity to work one on one within these concepts - and talk them over until there is a real understanding - makes a huge difference.

GRE

Standardized tests can be intimidating for many people. However, they can be successfully navigated via two steps: a basic review of the underlying content; and a thorough review of the appropriate test taking techniques for the exam in question.

LSAT

The LSAT is a very challenging test. It is important to realize the the creators of this test realize that many smart students will be taking this test and their goal is to sort the relatively smart from the extraordinarily smart. Thus, the lengthy test with many difficult sections. My experience has been that the the logical reasoning and logic games sections are the areas where practice results in the most improvement (reading comprehension take longer to change).

In the logic areas, especially the games, there are a number of techniques that if learned and applied correctly, will dramatically change your score.

SAT Math

Standardized tests can be intimidating for many people. However, they can be successfully navigated via two steps: a basic review of the underlying content; and a thorough review of the appropriate test taking techniques for the exam in question. Compared to the SAT, the ACT has less Vocabulary and an added Science section. Take this into account when deciding on SAT, ACT, or both.

Statistics

Growing up as a sports fan, I always gravitated to statistics. In school and professionally, I have also had many roles where my propensity to dig into stats has been helpful. Usually, I can take the strange terms and turns them into normal language for those who are struggling. This lead to many "Ah-Ha!" moments.

Alfred University
University of Pennsylvania
MBA

Education

Alfred University

University of Pennsylvania (MBA)

Fantastic — Bob made the subject clear and understandable in a way it had not been. He is patient and makes the student feel as though you are working together. ...

— Clare, Cheshire, CT on 12/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bob will travel within 15 miles of Hamden, CT 06517.