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Iain S.

New Canaan, CT

$150/hour

Columbia MBA - all levels of Math (5th - Calc) and PSAT, SAT, ACT prep

Background check passed as of 2/24/16
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Loughborough University (UK)
Chemistry
Columbia Business School
MBA

Education

Loughborough University (UK) (Chemistry)

Columbia Business School (MBA)

About Iain

Math is a gift I was given. I am passionate about helping people understand it”

Picking a math tutor is a difficult and daunting task. As a parent you want a tutor to be smart and experienced so your student trusts them and has confidence in them. You also want a tutor to be patient and adaptable in explaining material in order to capitalize on your student’s own way of learning so they feel engaged and encouraged to learn. I feel I meet both those criteria.

SMART, EXPERIENCED & LOCAL
I was educated in the UK and have an MBA from Columbia Business School graduating as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. I have A+ grades in college level Algebra, Linear Algebra, Geometry, Statistics. I am a retired hedge fund manager and former management consultant which has given me a lot of experience applying math to real world situations. I have been tutoring for a number of years and recently worked for 2 years at one of the areas top tutoring and test prep companies where I was the top math tutor and led many of the SAT and ACT math classes. I have thousands of hours of tutoring experience but am relatively new to Wyzant. I have lived in New Canaan for the past 19 years.

I have tutored hundreds of students of all ability levels in math (subject, PSAT, SAT, ACT) from 5th-12th grade and into college. I have experience with 1-on-1, small groups and large classes. My students have seen significant improvements in their math grades and in their standardized test scores – references available.

PATIENT & ADAPTABLE
I love kids - I have four of my own ranging 2 1/2 to 19 years old. One of them has a learning disability and I have learned to be very patient, creative and adaptable in explaining mathematical concepts. Being able to explain mathematical concepts from several angles is extremely important as we are all different and all learn in our own way. I use a guided discovery approach where the student has to do the work – after all, I already know how to do it – and this helps significantly in the understanding of and retention of new concepts.

Current Areas of Math Focus
5th – 8th Grade, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalc, Statistics, Calculus, PSAT - New, SAT - New, SAT Math subject tests I & II, ACT.

“Students tend to feed off my energy and my British sense of humor. It is rare that I don’t connect with a student and provide an engaging, supportive, and effective learning environment for them.”

Please contact me to inquire about my availability. I look forward to helping you.
Math is a gift I was given. I am passionate about helping people understand it”

Picking a math tutor is a difficult and daunting task. As a parent you want a tutor to be smart and experienced so your student trusts them and has confidence in them. You also want a tutor to be patient
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

SAT, ACT rate is $175 per hour. For a block of 10 or more rate is $150. Subject tutoring is $150 per hour, with block of 10 at $125ph

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New Canaan, CT 06840
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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ACT Math

I have several years experience tutoring both the SAT and ACT. I have tutored hundreds of students one-on-one and taught many classes. I was the top test prep tutor at one of the leading test prep companies in the area and taught most of their SAT and ACT classes. I am now Director of Math Tutoring at Paragon, a rapidly growing tutoring company in Fairfield County and direct their standardized test prep programs.

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra I & II for several years. I completed both Praxis I and Praxis II in secondary mathematics. I took a number of college math classes in the past few years all with A / A+ grades.

Geometry

I have been tutoring geometry for many years in Fairfield county to both public and private school students. I took college geometry and received an A+ grade. I have been able to help my students move from high 70s or low 80s to high 90s.

SAT Math

I have several years experience tutoring both the SAT and ACT. I have tutored one-on-one and taught many classes. I was the top test prep tutor at one of the leading test prep companies in the area and taught most of their SAT and ACT classes.

Loughborough University (UK)
Chemistry
Columbia Business School
MBA

Education

Loughborough University (UK) (Chemistry)

Columbia Business School (MBA)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $150.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

SAT, ACT rate is $175 per hour. For a block of 10 or more rate is $150. Subject tutoring is $150 per hour, with block of 10 at $125ph

Travel policy

Iain will travel within 20 miles of New Canaan, CT 06840.