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Tim S.

Middletown, CT

$55/hour

Teaching problem solving and study skills

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200+ Hours
4.9 average from 96 ratings
Patient, kind, knowledgeable and flexible
— Liz, Rockfall, CT on 6/21/17

$55/Hour


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CCSU New Britain
Mathematics

Education

CCSU New Britain (Mathematics)

About Tim

I am a high school math teacher at a prestigious charter school in New Haven.

My method is constructive - I assess the degree of comfort that a student has with the material first, then build on that understanding progressively. I have also helped many of my students with study skills and problem solving skills, in addition to explaining mathematics content.

I have added several subjects beyond mathematics to my catalog, and I am happy to clarify my mastery of the material if you have any concerns.

Please contact me! I am excited to get started helping you.
I am a high school math teacher at a prestigious charter school in New Haven.

My method is constructive - I assess the degree of comfort that a student has with the material first, then build on that understanding progressively. I have also helped many of my students with study skills and problem solving skills, in addition to
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Policies
Cancellation
20 hours notice required

Group rates are available, please inquire. Rates for college math courses like calculus, linear algebra, discrete math, etc. may vary. Please ask me and I am happy to discuss your needs.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Middletown, CT 06457
In-person lessons

"Patient, kind, knowledgeable and flexible"

- Liz, Rockfall, CT on 6/21/17

"Extremely Helpful"

- Debbie, Farmington, CT on 5/25/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Keith, Glastonbury, CT on 5/13/17

"Calm and polite"

- Edilia, Glastonbury, CT on 4/14/17

"Last minute SAT prep"

- Kimberly, Cheshire, CT on 4/5/17

"Knowledgeable and patient, honed in on salient skills"

- Nancy, Madison, CT on 2/2/17

"Knowledgeable and easy going tutor"

- Ed, Berlin, CT on 1/26/17

"Excellent session!"

- Tracy, Glastonbury, CT on 9/18/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Microsoft Excel,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Chemistry,
Physics
English:
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Algebra 1

I have a BA in Mathematics and have spent over 50 hours tutoring algebra at the high-school and college level during the past semester.

Calculus

I have tutored various calculus students, varying from those preparing for the AP exam to finance majors in college. My knowledge of derivatives and integrals is broad and deep, and I have experience with sequences and series as well. I have studied the basics along with multivariable and vector calculus at the college level, and I completed Real Analysis which involves the proof of concept. My favorite part of calculus is orbital equations, from my Astronomy studies!

Chemistry

I have completed 4 semesters of college-level chemistry at WPI in Worcester, MA.

Discrete Math

I completed this course at CCSU with the highest average in my class. Since then, I have applied the concepts of Discrete Math during coursework in Real Analysis and Abstract Algebra, and wrote a research paper in the popular mathematics typsetting program LaTeX that incorporated Discrete Math symbology.

Geometry

I completed Advanced/University Geometry at CCSU with A average, spring 2016, and independent research in geometric constructions.

Linear Algebra

I completed Linear Algebra at CCSU with an A average and was the de facto study group leader for a significant portion of my class. I also incorporated Linear Algebra into my major capstone project during a Seminar in Proof, completed May 2016 at CCSU.

Logic

Logic factored heavily into my studies as I completed my BA in Mathematics at CCSU. I studied logical statements in Discrete Math, and applied logic to construct exhaustive proofs in classes such as Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Advanced Geometry, and my senior capstone, Seminar in Proof. I have also applied logic in philosophy classes.

Microsoft Excel

I have used Microsoft Excel in a business environment for a dozen years, and as part of college-level science courses like chemistry and astronomy. I have led classes in business use of the program as part of my most recent job.

Microsoft Outlook

For over six years, I was the training manager for a company of roughly 60 people. Each time we hired a new employee I would run classes on important workplace skills, and Microsoft Outlook was among the topics. I would also host sessions for existing employees who wanted to increase their effectiveness with the program.

Precalculus

I have completed Calculus coursework up to and including proof of concept in Real Analysis.

Public Speaking

In May 2016, I completed an undergraduate course called Public Speaking at CCSU with an A average. In addition, running training sessions and meetings was a major part of my job duties for over 10 years. I facilitated meetings and training sessions at many credit unions throughout CT through the Connecticut Credit Union League. In addition, I have run seminars on personal finance and establishing good credit at high schools as well as at Wesleyan University. I have worked with audiences from 5 to 150 people.

CCSU New Britain
Mathematics

Education

CCSU New Britain (Mathematics)

Patient, kind, knowledgeable and flexible

Tim tutored my daughter for several months in Algebra II and Chemistry. Tim is very kind and patient. He is calm, articulate, and takes his time to explain things as many times as needed. He is also flexible and communicated with me very well about how my daughter was doing. I also enjoyed the detailed updates he gave me each session. I would highly recommend Tim.

— Liz, Rockfall, CT on 6/21/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 20 hours notice required

Group rates are available, please inquire. Rates for college math courses like calculus, linear algebra, discrete math, etc. may vary. Please ask me and I am happy to discuss your needs.

Travel policy

Tim will travel within 25 miles of Middletown, CT 06457.