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Curtis Y.

Plainfield, CT

$44/hour

Experienced Ivy League Mathematics, SAT, Writing, Trombone Tutor

50+ Hours
4.9 average from 15 ratings
He made me realize how much I already know!
— Adrian, Fairburn, GA on 10/11/16

$44/Hour


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Cornell University
Mathematics
University of New Hampshire
Master's

Education

Cornell University (Mathematics)

University of New Hampshire (Master's)

About Curtis

Hi, my name is Curtis. I have been teaching and tutoring mathematics for over twenty years. Starting in high school in Connecticut and continuing through my college days at Cornell, I have enjoyed helping others to better understand mathematics in order to improve their test-taking experiences. I find it very rewarding to see the individual success that each of my students has gained through our tutelage. My range of math expertise spans from pre-algebra and basic math up to pre-calculus and trigonometry. I am located in Plainfield, CT, so I am hoping to find jobs that are within a 20 minute drive of my residence. I am also available for GED, PSAT, SAT and SAT II preparation as well as a reading, writing, and trombone. I am a former high school math teacher of 14+ years, currently substituting and working on coursework to become an elementary school teacher. I enjoy working with students of all ages and have a very flexible schedule. I am dedicated to education and will get back to you as soon as possible to answer any and all questions. I hope you get in touch soon and we can set up an individualized plan to suit your student's needs. Good luck in your quest to find the right tutor. Hi, my name is Curtis. I have been teaching and tutoring mathematics for over twenty years. Starting in high school in Connecticut and continuing through my college days at Cornell, I have enjoyed helping others to better understand mathematics in order to improve their test-taking experiences. I find it very rewarding to see the individual Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Plainfield, CT 06374
Background Check: Passed

"He made me realize how much I already know!"

- Adrian, Fairburn, GA on 10/11/16

"Patient and knowlegeable!!"

- Zach, Bozrah, CT on 10/31/16

"Friendly and knowledgable!"

- Stacey, Manchester, CT on 10/29/16
Science:
ACT Science
Music:
Trombone
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

ACT Math

I am an experienced SAT and ACT prep tutor. I am up on all of the current format changes and am confident I can help you to maximize your test score. Teaching math full-time is my background but I know what it takes to improve reading and writing skills. I emphasize test taking strategies and making the student feel more confident taking the test.

Algebra 1

I am a High school math teacher with 14+ years of experience, including Algebra 1. I have a Master of Science in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire, 2000.

Algebra 2

--High School Math Teacher of 14+ years experience
--Experienced Math and SAT prep tutor
--Ivy League B.A. in Mathematics from Cornell University 1993
--Completed teacher preparation courses at Central Connecticut State University 1994 to 1996
--Master of Science in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics from University of New Hampshire 2000

Calculus

I started the Calculus program at Griswold High School in 1997 and developed it into an Advanced Placement course, writing the curriculum and selecting the textbook. I had many students that went on to pass the AB Advanced Placement Calculus exam and enroll in some distinguished private universities. I have experience tutoring up to and including third semester college calculus as well as high school courses. I work hard to ensure that all of my students are proud of their accomplishments and come away from our tutelage experience confident and successful.

Discrete Math

Discrete math covers a wide range of topics, all of which I have studied as and undergraduate at Cornell and as a graduate student at Central Connecticut State University and University of New Hampshire. At Cornell I did extensive work with matrices in linear algebra and algorithms in computer science. I also did a lot of work with Number Theory and Cryptography in Applicable Algebra and covered all relevant material on Probability. I built a great foundation in logic and proofs at Cornell and then Central Connecticut. I continued work on Number Theory and Counting Principles at Central Connecticut as well as Advanced Counting Principles and Applied Math. At the University of New Hampshire I really strengthened my proof writing abilities as well as work with many other topics where we focused on the sequence and series approach in Applied Math. Throughout my educational career I have been working in discrete math and have gained a strong understanding through concentration on different topics in different courses.

Elementary Math

--Experienced teacher and tutor
--Experienced working with elementary school students
--B.A. in Mathematics Cornell University 1993
--Teacher preparation at Central Connecticut State University 1994 to 1996
--M.S.T. in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics University of New Hampshire 2000
--Committed to student learning and achievement

Geometry

Experienced high school math teacher and tutor
B.A. in Mathematics Cornell University 1993
Teacher training at Central Connecticut State University 1994 to 1996
M.S.T. in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics 2000
Committed to student learning and achievement

Grammar

I am an experienced SAT tutor in writing and my writing coursework includes two semesters of freshman writing seminars and two semesters of creative writing during undergraduate studies at Cornell University, which included a lot of grammar.

Prealgebra

As a former high school math teacher of 14+ years I have great experience teaching all levels of Algebra. I have taught Pre-Algebra and know what topics to focus on in preparing the student for future success in Algebra I. I have tutored a wide range of student ages, abilities, and backgrounds and am confident I can assist any student in need of help.

Precalculus

I am an experienced math teacher and tutor and developed and taught AP Calculus Program at a H.S. from 1997 to 2005, including Precalculus.

Reading

I have helped high school students improve reading comprehension for SAT preparation and experience working with elementary school students in reading.

SAT Math

--Experienced high school math teacher of 14+ years
--Experienced SAT tutor
--B.A. in Mathematics from Cornell University 1993
--Teacher preparation at Central Connecticut State University 1994 to 1996
--Masters of Science in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics University of New Hampshire 2000

Study Skills

I have taught high school math for over 14 years and understand the importance of study skills. The key to doing well in any class is a good balance of effective note-taking, consistent homework completion, and competent test preparation. I am committed to personalizing the student's learning experience so that they can do well in school. Progress happens one victory at a time. I will help the student build a system that will give them the confidence they need to succeed.

Trigonometry

--B.A. in Mathematics, Cornell University 1993
--Teacher training, Central Connecticut State University 1994-1996
--M. S. in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics, University of New Hampshire 2000
--Experienced math teacher and tutor
--Committed to student achievement and learning

Cornell University
Mathematics
University of New Hampshire
Master's

Education

Cornell University (Mathematics)

University of New Hampshire (Master's)

He made me realize how much I already know!

My parents hired Curtis Y. to teach me math and help me prepare for the ACT and SAT in a few weeks. I want to improve my scores from earlier this year. I thought a tutor would make me feel dumb, but instead, I felt like a genius! Mr. Y's easy going and patient style allowed me to open my mind and remember concepts I had already learned in class. I'm so grateful to my mom and dad for finding hi

— Adrian, Fairburn, GA on 10/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $44.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Curtis will travel within 20 miles of Plainfield, CT 06374.